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Forum topic by Raftermonkey posted 02-02-2011 04:33 AM 1654 views 0 times favorited 25 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-02-2011 04:33 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tip safety

Well I just got back from the ER after taking SOMEONE’S advice to get back to the shop and make something. I won’t say who gave me this advice, but his initials are RANCE,haha. I was working on a bowl when my vintage S.J. Addis gouge attacked me resulting in stitches in my left thumb and index finger. Rance I’ll be needing a mailing address so we can get this medical bill taken care of,haha. Na, I’m just jokin with you man. I really did have to go get sown up though. EVERYBODY, PLEASE BE CAREFUL. I made a careless mistake, leaving my hand in “no hand land” and paid the price for it. Lessons learned- 1) slow down and take my time. 2) be aware off where the tools are headed at all times and know where my limbs are at in relation to the path of the tool should it slip. 3) and most importantly, don’t listen to Rance,haha. I’m just kiddin with you. I know I’m giving you a hard time, but I don’t mean it. You seem like a great person with a wealth of knowledge and I look forward to learning more about working the wood from you and everybody else on this forum. Now I’m going to eat my big red lollipop they gave me for being a good patient.


-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#1 posted 02-02-2011 06:12 AM

I just came to the realization that my last post could be veiwed in poor taste. I, by no means was trying to offend anyone. I was just trying to make light of a bad situation. I apologize if anyone takes offense to this.



-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#2 posted 02-02-2011 06:23 AM

No problem here, Zeke…..Didn’t bother me a bit….afterall….I’m not the one who gave you the advice….lol.
By the way…been wondering where you’ve been…haven’t seen your toboggan in a while…....:)))
You need to learn to play with sharp toys more carefully….keep out of trouble…..:))

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#3 posted 02-02-2011 06:26 AM


this came through just right

the rest is just lollipop delirium
under the situation

(i know a lady that they give morphine lollipops to
she has two a day)


-- 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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#4 posted 02-02-2011 06:27 AM

Sounds like you came out of this alright. Glad to here it Eight Fingered Zeke.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#5 posted 02-02-2011 07:03 AM

Good to hear you are okay. A little needle and thread doesn’t hurt anyone. _
We have a saying, its all fun and games till someone bleeds—
Take care !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#6 posted 02-02-2011 07:28 AM

Two thumbs up…. ooops sorry….. just one!!! :-) ALWAYS PLAY SAFE !

-- Theresa,

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#7 posted 02-02-2011 07:29 AM

stop wining Zeke and get back to the shop and find the melodi of the day :-)

didn´t you know NO PAIN NO GAME

take care

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#8 posted 02-02-2011 07:47 AM

Where can I get a morphine lollipop??? lol
I had a self administered morphine pump when I had surgery some time ago – it was wonderful… ; )
Heal quickly, Zeke!

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#9 posted 02-02-2011 11:10 AM


-- 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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#10 posted 02-02-2011 09:23 PM


Sorry to hear you were injured. Glad it was minor enough that it could be handled with just a few stitches. Enljoy the lollipop…

And remember…

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#11 posted 02-02-2011 10:38 PM

Now you will have a BLOODwood bowl!

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

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#12 posted 02-02-2011 10:52 PM

It’s funny that I get injured at the lathe more often than at any other station. This was a good warning to me. I’m not an accomplished turner but I’ve fallen in love with the skew, although it’s not reciprocated. Like a fickle lover, it’s always the skew that’s trying to poke me. Cant choose who you love, I suppose. Best of luck on the mend!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#13 posted 02-02-2011 11:41 PM

Glad to hear your OK. I never got injured on the lathe. But I have cut off the ends of both index fingers on the table saw. Both time i was in a hurry. Left the blade up high and ran my finger right through it.
Didn’t use push sticks when i should have. Too much in a hurry.

-- Chris Ward

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#14 posted 02-02-2011 11:50 PM

Na, I wasn’t using the lathe. I was carving by hand with hand gouges, chisels and a mallet, but I had put the mallet down for a minute and was forcing the gouge by hand when it slipped off the work piece and zeroed in on my fingers like a laser guided missile.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#15 posted 02-03-2011 01:28 AM

Shop song of the day for Zeke, while he’s on the mend: Enjoy! (sorry, I really miss those posts!)

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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