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Joe Lyddon

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1356 days ago

Yep, it happened today!
It happened on the Router Table…
Was routing a small block about 3.5” square… hit some cross grain, flipped the workpiece around allowing my Right Hand Ring Finger to get to the bit…

Thank God I had good reflexes.. it could have been much worse… I just got knicked on the tip…

I left a trail of blood from the garage to the bathroom…

Washed it thoroughly… wife FINALLY got a Band Aid out of it’s fricken wrapper… then onto my finger to close the cut… then another band aid around the first one to be sure it kept the tension on it.

Sorry, no pictures taken of the event… Just no time for the frills… :)

Didn’t hurt… doesn’t hurt…

Went right back out there to keep on a truckin… decided to use Table Saw instead of router table… worked much better!

I thought I had it safely under control… NOT…

Thank you God (Father) for taking care of me.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"


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HerbC

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#1 posted 1356 days ago

Joe,

Glad your accident didn’t produce a significant injury.

Machining small pieces on any power tool can lead to problems. Always look for way’s to substitute a jig or holder for your fingers in any such operation.

Remember, have fun but…

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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Bob Kollman

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#2 posted 1356 days ago

Joe, no pictures show your first rate!!!!

I hate it when they show the pictures!!!

Glad your okay!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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TJ65

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#3 posted 1356 days ago

And youv’e only JUST drawn blood!!!!
What have you been doing??
You can’t have been working in the shop
I have bandaids in the shop, all prepared for the occaision!!! :-)

Blood just gets in the way sometimes!!!!

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

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popmandude

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#4 posted 1356 days ago

Well don’t leave us hangin…Did you get any blood on the wood? JUSSKIDDIN.
Glad it wasn’t more serious.

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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 1356 days ago

Is the wood ok? :)

jamie
hope your ok, good to post the wee accidents. Lets us all remember that it could be us next.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 1356 days ago

Joe, I’m so glad that it wasn’t worse. Thanks for posting this because I have been tempted to machine a small part like that on the router table but so far I have resisted the temptation because I know it’s dangerous. However, I know how it goes – sometimes you’re trying to get something done and building a special jig takes time. I’m not criticizing you because I could see me doing it. Just glad it wasn’t worse.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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richgreer

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#7 posted 1356 days ago

Sometimes I think a little nick can be a good thing. It reminds us to be careful to avoid the more serious injuries. I’ve been ” blessed” with several nicks.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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helluvawreck

15404 posts in 1465 days


#8 posted 1356 days ago

Good point, Rich, let’s put it this way:

a nick in time saves nine – or maybe the end of a finger or two.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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GaryL

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#9 posted 1356 days ago

Glad your reflexes were quick to avoid a more serious injury. But we can’t rely on that for safety….
Way to go, getting back on the horse. Did ya have to bleach the blood out of the wood..lol.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 1356 days ago

I “nipped” the end of my finger with a potato peeler recently and the amount of blood that poured out was very surprising… I finished up the task at hand as well but that didn’t help the finger to stop bleeding.

I can just imagine the trail you left behind and the shaky hands of your nurse as she tried to get the bandaid prepared. I’m glad that it was just the tip of your finger.. phew!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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GMman

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#11 posted 1356 days ago

Joe that is luck be careful maybe the next time you won’t be so lucky a small piece is the most dangerous to work with.
Thanks for telling it on here so we will be more careful.

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steve71

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#12 posted 1356 days ago

glad your all right it’s good to keep these thoughts in the back of our minds, keeps us careful.
thanks for the post

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CharlieM1958

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#13 posted 1356 days ago

Glad you are okay. I have four words of advice: small parts miter jig.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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ND2ELK

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#14 posted 1356 days ago

Glad to hear your accident was not any worse. You take care of yourself.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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GaryL

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#15 posted 1356 days ago

You could try one of these next time….....

OK…Maybe not…..

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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