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Forum topic by newbiewoodworker posted 09-08-2010 01:57 AM 1419 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-08-2010 01:57 AM

From the get-go my hour in the shop was bad.. first I managed to slice my hand open on the grill of a fan… I was trying to pull a wedge from my bench…

I then fell from the ladder, which resulted in me landing on an electrical fitting that was laying upward on the table… that hurt…

Following that I decided to plane some boards… first board through… it jams… resulting in me having to quickly push it through for fear of kickback ripping my foot off(I had it on the floor, since I nearly gave myself a hernia trying to lift it onto the table last time..)

The rest of that went by… I then decided to bandsaw a piece of lumber to act as a makeshift file, so I could smooth an edge of a board that I had planed, that was going to be used as a fence…but was a tad sharp.. 10 seconds in.. a piece of wood pops off, just missing me by a hair… scary because the last time I did that, I got it in my eye, resulting in a mildly scratched cornea…(I dont wear safety glasses, since I dont have a comfortable pair..)

Anyone else ever have Murphy’s Law apply to them…?

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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#1 posted 09-08-2010 02:15 AM

Time to turn off the tools and go have a beer on the deck and call it a day

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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#2 posted 09-08-2010 02:25 AM

Thats why I stopped… I would love a beer… but alas I am 6 years too young… screw it.. make it a shot of tiquella.. its been a long day.. :)

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#3 posted 09-08-2010 02:35 AM

You must have been a very bad boy to receive punishment like that :-)
Go make peace with your parents and try again tomorrow, and PLEASE find yourself some eye protection that is comfortable. Learn from these experiences – good luck.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#4 posted 09-08-2010 03:38 AM

I’ll trade you days, that’s all I can say. Fortunately my day had nothing to do with safety other than I avoided machines because of my frame of mind.

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#5 posted 09-08-2010 04:05 AM

Tomorrow morning, first thing, go to the Borg and buy a pair of safety glasses.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 09-08-2010 06:23 AM

MedicKen is right! The last time I had a day like that, I stuck my hand in the bandsaw and laid open about three inches of the skin from the knuckle to the wrist. An excellent PA with yeoman stitching skills saved the skin but not all the nerves.
My shop now has mandetory eye protection and the equipment and lights get turned off with the very first Oooops! Anyone who gets to the second Oooops is playing Russian Roulette with their health. I still have all ten digits and good (well, relatively) eyesight. Besides, who wants to be the one to give all the pros here a chance to say “We told ya so”?
Good luck, tenderfoot, but be safe.

-- Now that I have read the instructions, I have to take it all apart again.

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#7 posted 09-08-2010 07:00 AM

What color of glass eye should I order for ya? Sorry but that’s a lousy excuse. :( Get ya a pair you can live with and then show us what you can really make. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#8 posted 09-08-2010 09:46 PM

Yup, been there done that. Time to go to the house and watch a movie. Damn the VCR just ate my tape jamming the VCR. Time to take a nap nothing happens in bed.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#9 posted 09-08-2010 09:52 PM

Tomorrow morning, first thing, go to the Borg and buy a pair of safety glasses.
and he doesnt mean welding goggles . LOLAlistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 09-08-2010 10:36 PM

Seriously … All the heros are dead … wear your safety gear! Being as young as you are there is no better time to get started on safety than right now so that you can get into the habit of wearing glasses, hearing protection, and respirators. Im not that much older than you are (30) and i too once had the superman syndrome. It took about 5 triips to the hospital ranging from stitches, to broken fingers, to fiberglass in my eyes to realize that i have to protect myself. Ohh and if you dont have the means to get to the BORG and buy some glasses send me a message ill put some in the mail.

And when you do find yourself in one of those days where nothing goes right, shut it down, at least there will be a tomorrow.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#11 posted 09-08-2010 11:00 PM

I did finally call it quits, since frankly.. I would still like to be able to count to ten… :) The teacher will wonder why all of a sudden I can only count to nine… :O

I had my father go to the borg today… got some cheapo $10 anti-scratch anti-fog ones… hopefully they work okay.. the brand is: AOSafety.. any good?

I dont wear hearing protection merely because I ususally work with the garage door open, or outside(circular saw, grinder) because it lessens the noise to a toleratable noise… Now I have cut things with a borrowed chopsaw… and that on the other hand is deafening… hence why when i get one, will come Ear-pro…

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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#12 posted 09-08-2010 11:22 PM

After that kind of day, I think I’d stay away from decks as well. :-)

-- "How can I be lost if I've got nowhere to go?"

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#13 posted 09-08-2010 11:35 PM

still should be using hearing protection. It’s sad to see an 80 yr old who has lost all their hearing, but that is part of life. It is really sad to see a 30 year old that is already going deaf. That is almost always because of poor choices only a few year earlier. Every little time you skip the hearing protection it has a cumulative effect. Lots of little damage becomes one huge problem real fast.

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#14 posted 09-09-2010 12:42 AM

CyBorge… I went and sat in my padded room :) No sharp objects allowed… :)

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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#15 posted 09-09-2010 02:58 AM

Never had one of those day, but I’ve had a few…lol, I’ve learn to make a tee time after the sec. close call…stay safe…BC

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