busted hand and birthday save

  • Advertise with us

« back to Designing Woodworking Projects forum

Forum topic by Tooch posted 02-09-2014 08:58 PM 989 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Tooch's profile


1297 posts in 1292 days

02-09-2014 08:58 PM

so on friday i was changing the table saw blade to a dado, and the bolt was extra tight. when it finally broke free, my hand slipped and slammed against the cast iron table, and i think i broke/dislocated my pinky. I looked down and my knuckle looked flat, so i had to pull my finger out and heard it pop back into place. It wasn’t a blade accident, but an accident nonetheless. I don’t want a cast, so i’m just gonna rub some dirt on and do a couple laps, it’ll be ok… i hope.

so i was feeling down about not beig able to work on anything for a couple days, maybe weeks. Just then, my wife came home in a tizzy, saying how bad of a friend she was for not getting her best friend a gift for her birthday. So I told her to go down to the garage and pick out something from my stock of finished projects with no homes. She did, and was able to meet up with her friend, crisis averted.

I guess that’s why its a good idea to always keep working on stuff and save what you finish, you never know when you may be down but still in need of a quick project or 2.

keep on stockpiling those projects, and keep on posting!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

13 replies so far

View cabmaker's profile


1470 posts in 2225 days

#1 posted 02-09-2014 09:59 PM

Nice save !

View Monte Pittman's profile (online now)

Monte Pittman

21506 posts in 1754 days

#2 posted 02-09-2014 10:55 PM

There’s always a reason to keep working. Even if it is next year’s Christmas presents.

Hope you heal quickly.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View longgone's profile


5688 posts in 2725 days

#3 posted 02-09-2014 11:11 PM

What exactly is not working in the shop? My shop would miss me if I were not in there having fun every day…

View poopiekat's profile


4188 posts in 3151 days

#4 posted 02-09-2014 11:26 PM

A Saw-Stop Wrench could have averted that tragedy….

-- 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!!

View mahdee's profile


3454 posts in 1184 days

#5 posted 02-09-2014 11:42 PM

Man, I am sorry for what happened. Several years back, I was rushing home with my 700 cc bike and a couple of idiots in a mustang thought to have fun with me. They slammed the break in front of me and my only choice was to either ditch it or have a head on collusion with their rear end. I ditched it and my elbow hit a boulder and brought me to a stop. It cracked a bone on my elbow, dislocated my shoulder and broke the rotating cuff. My worst regret is that I didn’t go to the hospital and report what had happened. Have it checked out; you won’t be sorry and hopefully not in pain for the rest of your life.


View hoosier0311's profile


702 posts in 1442 days

#6 posted 02-09-2014 11:48 PM

Rotten luck on the breakage Tooch, hope you heal up quickly. Seems like at any given time I have at least one black and blue finger nail. The old man used to say, walk circles for a minute boy, it’ll feel better when it quits hurtin’. Gotta tell ya though I think Mrjinx007 is right, probably ought to get it checked out, maybe trouble down the road.

-- atta boy Clarence!

View hoosier0311's profile


702 posts in 1442 days

#7 posted 02-09-2014 11:50 PM

” Saw-Stop Wrench could have averted that tragedy‚Ķ.” LOL, Saw-stop should make cars.

-- atta boy Clarence!

View BJODay's profile


512 posts in 1359 days

#8 posted 02-10-2014 12:30 AM

I would get it checked out. I hurt my pinkie playing football when I was 14. My brother told me to toughen up and quit whining. I now have a bent pinkie that goes numb when it gets below 50 degrees. No pain, so I’m lucky in that sense.


View woodbutcherbynight's profile


2295 posts in 1825 days

#9 posted 02-10-2014 12:32 AM

Bad news on the pinky, did that playing volleyball once and it was sore for weeks.

GOOD save on having spare projects around. I keep 40-50 pens made for such occasions, they always save my bacon…

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

View hoss12992's profile


3809 posts in 1309 days

#10 posted 02-10-2014 12:59 AM

Sorry to hear about your finger. Hope you heal up soon. Nice save for the wife with a spare project. The spare projects sure do come in handy, even if it a “Get out of the doghouse” occasion. LOL Get well soon buddy. How are the kids at school doing?

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

View Tooch's profile


1297 posts in 1292 days

#11 posted 02-10-2014 02:29 AM

poopiekat - Ironically, it was a sawstop that I got busted on…

Greg I guess its time to spend time cleaning up all those scrap piles I’ve been making

BJ I may go get it checked out, after I fill out an accident report at work of course…

Monte after seeing your recent tragedy I feel like a lightweight complaining about a finger.

Woodbutcher - I keep wanting to get into pen turning for that reason

Hoss – things are going better at school- I see the light switch flipping on with a couple kids, but not all yet… hopefully soon!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

View Roger's profile


19704 posts in 2220 days

#12 posted 02-10-2014 02:15 PM

1st, don’t honker down your table saw blade nut anymore.
2nd, glad your digits or hand didn’t go down on top of your blades.
3rd, good thing you had some finished projects around..(good idea btw)
4th, heal up quick

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

View Tooch's profile


1297 posts in 1292 days

#13 posted 02-10-2014 02:28 PM

roger thanks for the encouragement. as far as tightening the blade, working with teenage boys hopped up on adrenaline (from using machines) and testosterone (from using machines) tends to find me in that predicament alot. kids put everything on extra tight, except for their shorts.

BTW- your beard is looking fantastic in your profile pic.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics