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Forum topic by DKV posted 158 days ago 1497 views 0 times favorited 59 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DKV

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158 days ago

I think it is safe to say that the intelligence level of most LJer’s on this site ranges from semi-intelligent to very intelligent (you place yourself wherever you feel comfortable). I also think it is safe to say all LJer’s realize that as they stand in front of the hunk of iron that they have just applied power to there is a point/spot on that hunk of iron that is sharp, moving and if flesh gets in the way of the sharp and moving thing there will be damage to the flesh.

A benefit all LJer’s receive, regardless of intelligence level, are the continuous posts that show bloody, fleshy parts that have encountered the sharp/moving parts of the iron hunks they were standing in front of yet I fail to understand how the fleshy bloody part pictured become bloody with all of the warnings, pictures and hind sight endorsements provided by their comrades in arms. Maybe some of you guys can help with the explanation of this phenomenon. Just remember, the more often you use the excuse of “almost done”, “end of day”, “not thinking right”, etc you will lose intelligence points and thusly wherever you placed yourself on the intelligence scale will decrease.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.


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GOOD LUCK TO ALL

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#1 posted 158 days ago

As a member of the knucklehead club, It doesn’t do anything to help me.

I’m fully aware of the dangers by having hands on experience, (the best you can have.)

All it does to me in fact is take my train of thought away, giving me second thoughts and making me more paranoid thinking about it instead of just focusing on what I’m doing.

As far as the intelligence level,
that changes daily, sometimes I’m at the top,
but other days I’m just a pure dumbazz

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theoldfart

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#2 posted 158 days ago

Well I’m reading this post so I guess that equates to the lower end of the scale. On the flip side all twenty digits are intact(not using power tools may have something to do with it) and no scar tissue anywhere else. I worked on appendage eating machinery for a number of years and seen carnage first hand, so I guess i have been scared straight.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#3 posted 158 days ago

Sometimes, sh!t happens. That is why they are called accidents. Same reason we have seatbelts and insurance. We don’t plan to tear stuff up. But no one is perfect.

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Manitario

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#4 posted 158 days ago

The line of reasoning that if one was to just follow all of the warnings etc and there’d never be any accidents. Some don’t follow the warnings because of bravado, stupidity or the “I’ve always done it this way and I’m still ok” argument. For the majority of us though, I think most accidents happen for a long list of different reasons but the result is that the safety rules/procedures weren’t followed and someone got hurt. Many critical industries have checklists that must be followed before certain procedures; this is recognition of the (almost) universal human trait that results in us occaisionally cutting corners with safety, be it because we’re tired/distracted/ignorant etc etc. I work as safely as I know how. I don’t consciously ever do anything unsafe. I’m also a physician and I know from experience the long safety checklists that surgeons and anesthetists use to prevent errors. This is not because they’re stupid (mostly) or careless (mostly) but again, recognition of reality.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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DKV

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#5 posted 158 days ago

There is no such thing as an accident short of nature. When we yada yada accident we are just looking for excuses.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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lateralus819

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#6 posted 158 days ago

Sometimes people are just not in the right frame of mind. It happens. I almost cut myself on a router a week or so ago.

I find it hard to believe you’ve never had a close encounter with a power tool.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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DKV

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#7 posted 158 days ago

later, I have cut myself twice. That does not put me very high on the index…

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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RockyTopScott

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#8 posted 158 days ago

This seems political to me

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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Texcaster

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#9 posted 158 days ago

In the trade one meets amputees. They are never derided or called names… it’s too much like tempting fate!
The most common response is ” Bad luck ”. That is a very Australian sporting remark… miss a putt, miss a catch, lose a game..” bad luck.” They are thinking something very different!

-- Bill....... I listen very closely to the timber and then impose my will.

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bowedcurly

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#10 posted 158 days ago

PAW paw burgers are good with a side of ching chang sauce

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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Rick M.

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#11 posted 158 days ago

Frame of mind. Some people are afraid, making them tentative and that gets them hurt. Others lose focus because they are tired, have attention deficit, are startled, or just not focused individuals. A few are just boneheads that disregard safety rules, common sense and generally are just begging to be hurt.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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Knothead62

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#12 posted 158 days ago

Semi-intelligent??? Thanks for the promotion! Moving on up!
I take heed when someone posts an “Oops” that makes me be aware of the care that must be taken in the shop. Any tool can cause injury of differing degrees. Ever punch a slot in your hand with a screwdriver? It doesn’t tickle.

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Kryptic

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#13 posted 158 days ago

finger pate will be a part of every bodies lunch box some day

there are many very intelligent 3 fingered surgeons ?

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cutworm

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#14 posted 158 days ago

A local doctor got into woodworking in a big way a while back. He whacked his finger off but it didn’t end there. The finger hit the floor and his dog grabbed it and ate it. Just a bad day all around.

You really need to stay focused when you use any type of equipment or tools.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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Knothead62

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#15 posted 158 days ago

“A local doctor got into woodworking in a big way a while back. He whacked his finger off but it didn’t end there. The finger hit the floor and his dog grabbed it and ate it. Just a bad day all around.”
Hope he wasn’t an eye surgeon.

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