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AngieO

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313 days ago

Well… Usually I get all my lumber free. Needed to buy some plywood though. That’s one thing I never find free. So I went to Lowes and bought me a sheet of 1/4 pine ply. Wasnt sure of the exact dimensions (plus I don’t trust their measuring). So instead I just had them cut it in half for easier transport.

Ugh!

Yep… I was unloading it and it slipped. It sliced two of my fingers. Although the pointer finger was a small slice… It’s like a dang paper cut. It stings like crazy. There was a nice splinter in there. Wondering if a piece is still in There. The other one that bled doesn’t hurt at all.

Next time… I will wear gloves. I guess if I’m going to be injured in my shop… This is much better than other possibilities.
:(

PS… As you can see…. I don’t have girly hands. Especially after working in the shop all day.


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Gary

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#1 posted 313 days ago

ahh, sweet memories One of the woodworkers life’s lessons. Sorry for your pain. Bet it doesn’t happen again.

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

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Richard Miller

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#2 posted 313 days ago

sorry I think most of us have been there. It’s always when you least expect it.

-- Dick F,Burg Iowa

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 313 days ago

Yep, you’re a woodworker. I leave DNA behind virtually daily.

-- 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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PurpLev

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#4 posted 313 days ago

one of the tolls to pay for working plywood ;) could be worse. this is indeed one of those moments where gloves are K-OK in the shop (handling materials).

FYI, I usually plan ahead, and have the lumberyard/shop cut all my parts for me – but I give them my measurements with +1/2” for each dimension so that when they mess that up, I can still trim and clean it up in the shop in smaller sizes parts which are more easily manageable (even more so than half a sheet)

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

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woodshaver

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#5 posted 313 days ago

It’s official! You are now a dedicated full fledged woodworker! Hope your pain is short lived!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Randy_ATX

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#6 posted 313 days ago

As a guy my first reaction is YES! Also it looks like you are trying to give a high-five. :-)
I am glad you are okay.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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Blackie_

3292 posts in 1114 days


#7 posted 313 days ago

I was wondering where that scream hollering and yelling came from this morning when I was out front, now I know. :) I think I heard you clear down here in TX

I always keep a pair of gloves in my truck just for this reason.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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teejk

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#8 posted 313 days ago

Just wait until you fail to check for staples on the edges and your tape measure just happens to hit that as you are drawing a line (what are the odds???...48” in total, maybe 1” contains the staples if there are 3 of them). Your breakdown cut is now off and you’ll fight the rest of the sheet as well…don’t ask how I know that.

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bigblockyeti

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#9 posted 313 days ago

Some times I think I’ve got as much wood in my hands as I’ve left little pieces of my hands on wood.

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hoss12992

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#10 posted 313 days ago

I really liked Monte comment. Now your officially a wood worker. Its not official until you leave some DNA. Good lord knows I have been Official for a LONG time, LOL. I always keep a pair of leather gloves in the truck, and a couple pair in the shop, to help keep down on the splinters. Nothing wrong with that. We have all done it, and will continue to do it no doubt. Hope your hand gets better soon.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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BTimmons

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#11 posted 313 days ago

Angie, if you think that’s bad, let me tell you a story. One time I nearly knocked myself out (and narrowly avoided losing an eye) using…wait for it…a hand plane. There was blood. Lots of blood. I was so profoundly disappointed in myself that I felt it necessary to undergo self-internet-shaming by blogging about it.

Thankfully I learned my lesson, and I’ve gone on to making different mistakes!

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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gwolfe1977

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#12 posted 313 days ago

The good news is that your not hurt any worse than that, and yes we’ve all been there at least once. The bad news is that its going to hurt for a while being in the joint part of your finger. Take care to not get an infection.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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fredj

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#13 posted 313 days ago

You don’t have to bleed to be a woodworker, but using your hands has it’s risks. As to plywood, the glue tends to be more toxic than the wood. Cuts that get glue in them, and or cuts from plastic lam are more likely to fester.
Sorry you got those cuts, but they will heal, and you have learned more about handleing wood.

-- Fredj

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fredj

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#14 posted 313 days ago

You don’t have to bleed to be a woodworker, but using your hands has it’s risks. As to plywood, the glue tends to be more toxic than the wood. Cuts that get glue in them, and or cuts from plastic lam are more likely to fester.
Sorry you got those cuts, but they will heal, and you have learned more about handleing wood.

-- Fredj

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Randy_ATX

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#15 posted 313 days ago

BTimmons for the win! Ouch! I’ll bet you went down on the floor after that one.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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