|Forum topic by PurpLev||posted 04-27-2009 04:01 AM||4516 views||0 times favorited||19 replies|
04-27-2009 04:01 AM
I had cut and jointed 15 boards for a butcher block top (32×22) and had 1/2 hour window today, and figured I could take advantage of that time for glueup.
rushing is never a good start, but hey – it’s just glueup right?
I cleared the work surface, and got some pipe clamps (3/4”) ready on it. Mine are the rockler clamps which have the little feet you can use to hang them on the wall with – mine are hung on the exposed 2×4 garage frame. to save on space, my shorter pipe clamps are hung under the longer ones, so to get them you have to tilt the longer ones out of the way a little… I haven’t used them yet since I got them (not too long ago) so I hadn’t experienced any problems with this design, nor anticipated what was about to happen.
I had reached for the shorter clamp , and when I pulled it out , apparently I put just enough tilt on the longer clamp above it, to lift it off it’s feet, and down it fell – since my head was the first object in it’s path … it stopped the clamp from hitting the floor.
2. red spots on white carpet are hard to take off… but if you clean them before they dry, water, and an absorbing towel are all it takes.
oh year, and:
3. pay MORE attention when reaching for heavy overhead items. use both hands, and make eye contact with everything in it’s path.
so 1/2 hour turned out to be 5 minutes to take 4 clamps down the wall, 1/2 hour to treat head injury, keep pressure on injury with one hand, and clean carpet with the other.
I guess the glueup will have to be done another day :o(
figured worth sharing, with safety week coming up.
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