|Forum topic by Chris||posted 2250 days ago||741 views||0 times favorited||15 replies|
2250 days ago
It occurred to me that I should post a reminder that we should not be complacent in the workshop. I managed to Re-saw the end of my left ring finger this weekend. Boy that was loads of fun!
To save any weak stomachs I will NOT post a picture of it. I was rounding off some Cherry bowl blanks on my Jet 14” bandsaw and had my mind on other things when it happened; the blank suddenly lurched forward and my finger was in the blade.
In retrospect I know how it came about: Just about everyone in my family has been using the saw daily over the past few months and the blade has slowly but surely become dull. However, due to constant use I have not really noticed that I have been applying more & more pressure when cutting. While using it this weekend the cherry in question had a soft/punky spot in it and suddenly the piece lurched through the blade due to the pressure I had been applying.
Luckily I did not hit the bone just bisected my finger tip and approx. 1/4” of my nail. Please everyone do not be lulled into complacency.
-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein