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GMman

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1436 days ago

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I am about ready to close shop.
I am close to be done doing woodworking most of my tools will be for sale.
I plan to stay on LJ site for a while yet.
I have a buyer that is to buy 90% of my tools.
After working for an hour my hands become num and swollen I keep dropping my tools, if I try to work too long my hands keeps me awake all night…Like they say I have done my time.


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rtb

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#1 posted 1436 days ago

I think that you’re being a little vague. Why do you have this problem? Have you seen a MD ? perhaps this is a minor problem or at least a manageable one.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 1436 days ago

Sorry to hear that GMman. 10 years ago a doctor told me to find something else to do because of my knees. Climbing ladders all day is a bit hard on them, but after 40 yrs I’m still at it. Unloader braces are wonderful. Hope you can find some similar relief for your hands.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Roper

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#3 posted 1436 days ago

Sorry to hear that, but good luck in your adventure.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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grizzman

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#4 posted 1436 days ago

sorry to hear your having to shut down…i have problems to with my hands, but i love it to much to stop..thats why i use more power tools and nailers…they do the work and reduce the hand problems…i guess you will find something to do huh….grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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ClayandNancy

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#5 posted 1436 days ago

Check with a doctor, it might be something simple. Hate to see you go.

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GMman

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#6 posted 1436 days ago

My Doctor told me that I could have a small surgery in my wrists and that could fix that condition, but I seen people that had that surgery and some of their fingers are not moving now, so I decided not to get the surgery.
Topamax my knees are not so good also specially if is humid.

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rtb

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#7 posted 1436 days ago

Are you saying that your MD said that you had carpel tunnel syndrome ? If so get the surgery, its damn near fool prof.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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Mark Colan

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#8 posted 1436 days ago

My father closed his basement shop and gave away all his tools at about age 75, in preparation for moving into a retirement community. But when he got there, he soon built a small shop in the garage, and bought some essential tools for doing house installation and maint tasks.

Maybe it was all a ploy to buy new tools?

-- Mark, hack amateur woodworker, Medford (greater Boston) MA

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wchips

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#9 posted 1436 days ago

Why dont you have the surgery and rest a couple of months? I know lots of people that had that surgery abd they all came out ok. I hate to see someone give up woodworking for a small problem.

-- wchips

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jusfine

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#10 posted 1436 days ago

Sorry to hear of your problems, GMman!

Wish you all the best!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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Cozmo35

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#11 posted 1436 days ago

Best wishes GMman!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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alanealane

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#12 posted 1436 days ago

Yikes buddy! That’s awful to hear. I hope you can find a solution to this ailment. Not to put your business in the street, but maybe the numb hands have something to do with the back treatments you told me about.

Get feeling better, and make that buyer sell your tools back!! ;-D

I’ll check in with you later to see how you’re doing.

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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swirt

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#13 posted 1436 days ago

I’ve had similar problems with my hands, the “buzzing” at night is the worst! I found what upset them the most was hammering and hanging onto power tools. So avoiding those helps. I work at a computer for a living so it is possible the day job and the hobby feed each other when I get a flair up. There is a book I picked up that was helpful – called It's not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!
I found the information in it very helpful and it made me aware of some of my posture that was actually affecting my hands. It is worth a read, before you go selling stuff off.

Good luck.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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ND2ELK

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#14 posted 1436 days ago

Get a second opinion! Get the surgery!

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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TJ65

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#15 posted 1436 days ago

Sorry to hear about your problem but it looks as tho you have got a lot of advice here you might want to check out.
I just checked your projects out – you certainly are gifted. It would be a shame to see that talent lost. (You couldn’t just try doing things differently? )

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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