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404 - Not Found

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08-11-2013 10:33 PM

OK. I admit it. It was a stupid thing to do.
I got distracted and left a chisel on top of a unit – then started sanding the shelves.
Chisel + Vibrations + Gravity is not a winning formula.

Just a reminder to you all that leaving things where they are likely to fall and cause injury is not a smart thing to do.


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Gary

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#1 posted 08-11-2013 10:42 PM

Let me jot that down…..

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 08-11-2013 10:44 PM

I got stabbed in the foot by a falling chisel.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#3 posted 08-11-2013 11:00 PM

Renners, sorry for being so rude and not asking…..did you get hurt?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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404 - Not Found

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#4 posted 08-11-2013 11:08 PM

Close call Gary, thankfully just a red face and a regrind for the chisel.

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#5 posted 08-11-2013 11:11 PM

Ever hit yourself in the knee with a hammer? That’ll give ya a red face.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Tbolt

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#6 posted 08-12-2013 01:20 AM

I once had an X-acto knife I was using as a marking knife, roll off my bench and stick into my thigh. Not my most brillant move ever and certainly the last time I had one of those suckers anywhere near my bench.

-- Fumbling and Bumbling Woodworking Todd

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Gary

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#7 posted 08-12-2013 01:32 AM

I was under a house back in the early 70’s, putting metal ducting together with drive screws. One slipped off the pipe and I put it in my thigh. Had to reverse the drill to get it out.
Romans used to have a saying…”Quae – Nocent – Docent Means, that which hurts also teaches…..

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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DKV

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#8 posted 08-12-2013 02:01 AM

Gary, I agree with the Roman saying. For the first year I had my tablesaw I was free, easy and fast. Then my first kckback and cut finger happened. Both hurt and taught me a lesson. I’ve never had a second of either injury.

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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Pimzedd

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#9 posted 08-17-2013 09:05 PM

I am a retired “shop teacher” with 9.5 fingers! That short finger was my best safety teaching tool.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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ScrubPlane

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#10 posted 08-17-2013 11:36 PM

To quote the phrase that has oh so many of us…”speed kills” (or hopefully…not)

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#11 posted 08-17-2013 11:44 PM

There is a great deal of gravity in all wood working shops.

-- Fredj

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#12 posted 08-17-2013 11:48 PM

Don’t let woodworking distract you – always focus on your chisels.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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Shawn Masterson

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#13 posted 08-18-2013 12:59 AM

I recently dropped a super sharp pencil and reached for it and stabbed myself in the hand. the point went 3/8” deep into the palm of my hand when I should have let it drop.

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LakeLover

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#14 posted 08-18-2013 01:42 PM

Drywalling the bathroom in the shop. Had the board on the lift cutting out for the lights and a notch around a chase.

Sweety calls me in for lunch. After lunch I lifted the board inplace and hit a couple spots the screws would just not go in. Seemed the board was not tight to the trusses in one place.

So I take a couple of the screws out and drop the board. Note to self. Take the drywall T square off the top of the board before lifting it into place.

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#15 posted 08-18-2013 07:36 PM

Dang, gotta jot that one down. Thanks for the advice

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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