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Just registered, so thought I'd say Good Mornin' to all.

Briefly, I am a self employed cabinetmaker/renovator. Two years ago, I was injured in my left hand...being a southpaw, this wasn't in my best interests. After a lengthy bout with trying to resolve this thru surgeries, etc. I am now faced with loss of over 70% usage of my left hand. Not going to bore you with the details, but STILL awaiting final results. Been a long,long road...but trying to be proactive about this, I'm looking at getting into much smaller scale woodworking..i.e., doing some cnc work via a Shark Pro. I'll head over to the cnc area of this forum, but thought I'd get started here at the intro. I've looked around the 'net, haven't found much in the way of forums for the shark pro...maybe I've found a home here ?
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Welcome to the forum Bill. Sorry to hear of your injury and wish you the best on overcoming it.
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I would love to hear how you are able to over come this challenge. As we all age we have to do things differently. So keep us informed please.
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Welcome to the RouterForums Bill, from a fellow Ohioan. Glad to have you join our group.




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Greetings Bill and welcome to the router forum and the cnc forum. It will be 3 years ago October 11 that I fell on a job site and tore up my left rotator. Well 9 surgeries and almost 14 months later it finally healed over that was Jan 1, 2008.

Now some 21 months later I can finally get the arm up over my head but with only 3-5 lbs. I say all that so you might have some hope in your situation. I trust that you will get some long term compensation to help you along.


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Just registered, so thought I'd say Good Mornin' to all.

Briefly, I am a self employed cabinetmaker/renovator. Two years ago, I was injured in my left hand...being a southpaw, this wasn't in my best interests. After a lengthy bout with trying to resolve this thru surgeries, etc. I am now faced with loss of over 70% usage of my left hand. Not going to bore you with the details, but STILL awaiting final results. Been a long,long road...but trying to be proactive about this, I'm looking at getting into much smaller scale woodworking..i.e., doing some cnc work via a Shark Pro. I'll head over to the cnc area of this forum, but thought I'd get started here at the intro. I've looked around the 'net, haven't found much in the way of forums for the shark pro...maybe I've found a home here ?

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Thanks for the warm reception. VC, haven't overcome it yet, but working on it. And XP, there's always hope...appreciate your example ! I have what some call unique, others call freaky. 2 years ago, I dislocated my left thumb severely. It required surgery to place an implant in the cmc joint. My body rejected the implant, so another surgery took that out and replaced with one they made out of my own tendon by wrapping it into a ball around a titanium pin. All was proceeding ok, then shortly before the cast came off I contracted what is called reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rsd), now commonly called crps. Basically, due to these 3 "traumatic events", my sympathetic nervous system went haywire in my left hand/forearm. There is no known cure, but rather the hope that they can put it into remission. Basically, my left hand and forearm constantly feel on fire (actual temp. of the area is extremely elevated) and massive pain. On top of that, I have constant tremors in the hand and cannot use it to hold any tool...heck, I can't even hold a fork. I take 64 pills a day, and haven't worked in 2 years, 2 months and 8 days. Other than that, we're rockin' ! So, now that's out of the way, we can talk about my passion, wood ! Been a professional woodworker for over twenty years. I guess after 10 posts I can put up the link to my website. As I said before, I'm looking to the future, and thinking I might dabble in cnc woodwork. I love router work more than anything, and in the past on jobs I made all my own mouldings, from crown to door rails/stiles. Hopefully, I can not only learn here at this site, but contribute as well. I noticed this forum has a special needs section...hope I can really help out there.
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