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Default Less woodworking for about 8 weeks

Slipped of a snow covered curb, fell sideways, landed on my ankle on Wednesday.
I now have twelve pins in my ankle as of about 8:30 am this morning.

Eight weeks estimated recovery time.
Cast is about 4 weeks away.

After and Before pics.

Maybe I'll treat myself to a NEW Grizzly 6" jointer when this is all over.
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A grizzly jointer does seem in order. Heal quickly Ralph.
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WOW Ralph

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Slipped of a snow covered curb, fell sideways, landed on my ankle on Wednesday.
I now have twelve pins in my ankle as of about 8:30 am this morning.

Eight weeks estimated recovery time.
Cast is about 4 weeks away.

After and Before pics.

Maybe I'll treat myself to a NEW Grizzly 6" jointer when this is all over.



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Ralph,

Don't try to do to much too soon.
Get healed up first, then try to do too much.
A NEW Grizzly 6" jointer would be better than a get well card and flowers!

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Yipes Ralph....get well soon

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I appreciated those two posts! They reminded me of how I got involved with glass etching. I broke a bone in my lower arm and was told to not work for a week or so.

I started messing around with calligraphy with left hand and then tried to use the letters as a pattern to scratch up glass using a Dremel. The drive for perfection lead me to learning how to sandblast glass.

So you never know how a limitation is really just getting the freedom to open a different door.

Thanks for the good wishes guys. I will put them to good use.
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I think the proper reward for 8 pins is a 6" jointer. You've got twelve pins, that means an 8 inch jointer.

Don't rush, let it heal right!

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Hence the expression "On pins and needles."?
Get well soon!
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Ouch!!! I bet that hurt. Ten years ago I fell off a ladder and cracked my heal in 8 places so I know the pain you went through. My foot has never been the same and when it gets cold and damp I sure feel it. It took about eight weeks before I could walk without a cructh. Sorry for your accident. zarpman Melbourne, Fl.
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