|Forum topic by Betsy||posted 08-23-2009 06:26 PM||3028 views||0 times favorited||21 replies|
08-23-2009 06:26 PM
I’m now a member of the kick back club, unfortunately. I’m not sure what I did wrong – but this is what happened, maybe some of you can give me some ideas.
I’m planning a 1/2” board (which I’ve done a gazillion times) – just enough to plane off the bandsaw marks from resawing it. So I’m not taking a large cut at all – less than a 32nd (roughly). I place the board on the infeed table, let it engage the roller, held the back up with a finger (not grasping – just holding it up level to the table) – as the board reached the knives – I let got and reached for my next board—- and BAM! The first board shot back and hit me in the elbow. I never stand directly behind any of my equipment when I use it – but this time I had stacked my boards on the wrong side of the planer and had to reach over to get the next board. You can bet I won’t do that again!
I’m not sure what happened – any ideas? The board was perfectly flat on one side, there were no knots or splits (the board was pretty much ready to be used for my project – other than needed resawn.).
As for injuries—- At first I thought I was OK – I’ve got a pretty good scratch where the board bounced off my elbow. But this morning – my arm is really sore and has a clicking noise—- yuck. So tomorrow I’ll call my ortho doctor to see if he can x-ray it for me – I’m thinking I may have chipped it. It doesn’t hurt enough to go the ER and I can move it so I’m not worried about being broken – but if there is a chip I do want to know if I need to have it taken care of.
So guys – what are your thoughts.
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