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628 days ago

How do you all like my new push stick? If you keep sticks away from the table saw you probably won’t use them. Everything was going fine until my daughter started crying. I had one cut to go and got in a hurry. I’m extremely lucky-just lost a small piece. I’m now a bit ashamed and wiser. Cheap lesson.



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#1 posted 628 days ago

Been there, done that. Grinder got me yesterday on my ring finger. It’s fun to dress a bleeding wound alone.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#2 posted 628 days ago

Yep. I have been accused of leaving DNA on every piece i make. I have been extremely lucky that I haven’t had anything real bad. Glad you’re OK. Best of luck to you.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 628 days ago

FWIW, I use long push sticks and try not to ever have my hand over the blade, even with the push stick. This stuff scares the heck out of me. I also chose to use a soft cedar for my push sticks since it cuts easier and grabs less if/when I contact the blade with it/them.

Hope you heal well and quickly.

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

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#4 posted 628 days ago

Wow, your Woodworking Guardian Angel was with you … nice to see that you only had minor damage, the potential for much greater damage was great.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#5 posted 628 days ago

Jon,that hurts and I wasn’t even there. Take good care of it.

-- Life is good.

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#6 posted 628 days ago

Glad you’re okay and it wasn’t any worse. A copy of the second picture prominently displayed in each of our shops would be a vivid reminder to think and be careful.

As an aside, my family got to the point they referred to such injuries as “the requisite sacrifice to the god of home improvements”. ;-)

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 628 days ago

You might have a slightly different looking fingernail when it heals and grows out. Could take 3 months or so to completely grow out. I shaved a similar amount off one of my fingernails this summer with my miter trimmer. It uses a razor sharp guillotine blade to slice a perfect miter. Got too close trying to line up a part. 36 years ago I cut the tip of my pinky finger on the tablesaw. I guess 2 accidents in 36 years isn’t bad for a full time cabinetmaker. I am more cautious now.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#8 posted 628 days ago

Glad to see you are going to be ok.

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#9 posted 628 days ago

Hey Jon, I just used that pick as my wallpaper to remind me what can happen with just about any of these tools we use. I’m glad you only lost a little pride. Could have been sooooo much worse. Looks like everything lost will grow back. Was it a kick back or you just got too close?

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#10 posted 628 days ago


a good reminder, to you, and to everyone.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#11 posted 628 days ago

Ouch! I’m glad that worked out relatively ok. I’m a mega-klutz, so I always approach power tools with extreme paranoia. I still nick and scratch myself way more than I’m comfortable with.


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#12 posted 628 days ago

Wow that’s scary I’m glad it wasn’t worse.My wife went by as I was viewing your injury and she said four words
“OOOOO, he needs a Saw Stop”

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 628 days ago

consider yourself lucky but realize it ain’t over…wait until the skin starts growing over those pieces of nail (don’t ask me how I know that). IMHO complacency is the cause of 90% or more of all workshops (in my case 100%).

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#14 posted 628 days ago

You could be the new poster boy for Band-Aid.

Glad it didn’t involve surgery, hope it mends soon.

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#15 posted 627 days ago

I’m sorry about that and am so glad it wasn’t worse. I’m 62 and am sure that my concentration is not what it used to be. Woodworking is inherently dangerous. However, one thing comes to mind. At least my woodworking keeps me off the road. Driving a vehicle is far more dangerous. Now that I’m retired my truck don’t hardly leave the house unless I need something. I reckon We should try to look on the bright side of things. I’m so glad it wasn’t worse – that sort of thing can happen to anybody and I sure hope that it heals up ok.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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