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01-22-2011 02:52 AM

Now I see why they call it “SCARY” Sharp… lol

I was rabbiting a board with my handtools(not set up to do so w/ power tools atm).. Well I was cleaning it up with a chisel… sharpened just the other day… Well… do-do me had one hand below the rabbit, and the other doign the cleaning.. Well.. next thing I know, I slipped, and gave myself a pretty good slice on the knuckle of my thumb. Not very deep… but hurts like a paper cut.. well… burns is more the proper descriptive word… lol..

Before, if that happened, I probably would have just been muttering a few choice words… this time, I did so, while washing out the wound… lol…

So, bottom line… scary sharp method really does work… lol… Well, time to go back to work… lol… lets hope thats teh last injury this week… lets see.. cut my leg on a nail, my thumb, shop chair went out from under me.. lol, and I think thats it… lets just hope we keep it at that.. lol…

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


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#1 posted 01-22-2011 03:08 AM

work smart

play safe

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 01-22-2011 03:11 AM

They come in threes, but keep your hands and other body parts from in front of the pointy things just in case. ;)

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

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#3 posted 01-22-2011 03:24 AM

If not in threes, in bunches like bananas. Swirt is right watch out for pointy things.

-- One who works with his hands is a laborer, his hands & head A craftsman, his hands, head & heart a artist

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#4 posted 01-22-2011 03:49 AM

What, no picture?

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#5 posted 01-22-2011 03:50 AM

I am going back into my padded room…...

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

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#6 posted 01-22-2011 03:51 AM

Know the feeling….twice in a month for me :(

Glad to hear it wasn’t too bad of an injury

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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#7 posted 01-22-2011 03:51 AM

Be gratefull it wasn’t worse for sure.
Since I lost the end of a finger I have been extremely carefull in every task.
I miss the end of my index finger, but only when I want to tie my shoes or button my shirt…things like that!

-- Website is finally up and running....www.woodandwrite.com

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#8 posted 01-22-2011 03:54 AM

Don… its not more than a paper cut wide… hurts like a mother…but.. nothing spectacular… no missing digit or anything.. lol…

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

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#9 posted 01-22-2011 03:55 AM

hahaha… I need a copy of that sign for my door.. lol…

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

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#10 posted 01-22-2011 04:01 AM

Well crap! Just sliced a chunk of my thumb knuckle off two hours ago switching hands on my #4 smoothing plane. Go figure… Not a proud moment. Funny thing is it DID NOT hurt and did not bleed for about 5 minutes, even though it took off several layers of skin and about a 3/8”diameter chunk of knuckle. Very strange when something very sharp slices you…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#11 posted 01-22-2011 04:10 AM

After a chisel to my thumb and drawknife to my index finger (my finger slammed into the blade while sharpening very stupidly) I’ve created a habit of whenever I’m using sharp things (especially hand tools) I have a little voice in my head that asks “if this _ slips, where will it go?” If I’m being careless or not giving the tool the respect it deserves the answer to that is usually some body part that I want to keep.

That question alone has undoubtedly saved me from many knucklehead accidents…and I’ve had my share early on.

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#12 posted 01-22-2011 04:27 AM

I’m glad to hear it wasn’t a photo worthy cut!

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#13 posted 01-22-2011 05:28 AM

Mike: Yea, they say sharp things will slice through, not tear, and that pain won’t come from the slicing quickly. So In theory, you won’t feel it, till your brain notices it’s missing a couple nerves…. Hence why people who lop(or saw for that matter) off a digit, won’t notice it, for the couple seconds before shock sets in.
——-The only pain at first I felt, was the chisel hitting the bone… only after I ran up stairs, and sat there applying pressure(cause it did bleed, after a minute: originally it was just red) did the burning kick in… And wadda ya know…still burning.. lol…

Dan: I generally do that. But the way it was, there was a good 2in of wood between my finger and the blade… Some how, I don’t know if it slid down the wood, if I somehow moved my hand into the chisel, or what.

Don: Yea.. always good when they aren’t photo worthy… Im just thankful, I haven’t had to go to the ER, yet… Worst injury, had to the be one at work, where I litterally shaved a chunk of my finger off… but granted, it went in sideways, so there was nothing they would have been able to do…that one hurt like the dickens…bled like it too…

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

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#14 posted 01-22-2011 08:18 PM

You were right about coming in buchels….. lol…. I managed to nail my shop stool I was building right to my bench… lol…. Didn’t get hurt… but annoyed the living hell outta me…

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

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#15 posted 01-22-2011 10:11 PM

My favorite woodworking joke, picked up from a friend who knows a heck of a lot more than me, is “Always cut towards a major artery… that way, you’ll be careful.”

I can’t pick up a tool without remembering that joke, chuckling and checking where the tool and various body parts
line up.

-- "Always cut towards a major artery... that way you'll be careful."

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