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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-23-2020, 09:48 AM
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Nicely said Don.
I have been bitten by every tool in my shop but never with the router. But I have used it for a catapult to shoot a piece of wood across the shop.
I once felt under the material I was cutting with my skill saw to see if the blade was going all the way through, before it came to a complete stop.
Gave me a nice little slot on my finger.
Even filed my finger nails a couple of times on the belt sander
My table saws scares the S**t out of me often enough to keep me on my toes.
I once used my steel speed square to keep my material plumb while cutting dove tails on the table saw. Worked great until I got to the half cut at the end.
I still use that speed square just so I see the neat slot cut out of the end every time I use it.
But, I can still count to ten without having to take my shoe off.

Always Keep in mind that you are dealing with high speed sharp instruments.

And, hey, welcome to the forum.

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my router is table mounted
so far i've made rolling workbenches, cabinets, a wood storage cart, and a desk
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Mitt; would you please fill out a bit of a bio about yourself(?). We're a pretty friendly bunch and we like to call folks by their names if possible (DaninVan = Dan in Vancouver). Maybe a general idea of where you live? What tools you have available to you...it helps other members make suggestions, eg where you can get good deals locally for yourself etc.
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Welcome Mitts,

In one way you are lucky, it could have been much worse. It is also good that you are young and this injury will remain in the back of your thoughts forever. That is a good thing for it will make you think twice before doing something you are unsure of. I was luckier than you I guess, on a joiner I was removing saw dust with my bare hand (I know stupid !) and one of my fingers just touched the spinning blade. The slice was so thin that it didn't draw blood ! I looked up and said thank you and use a brush and keep it away from the blades or shut it off to clean closer. Good luck.

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OUCH...! ! !

You're certainly not brand new if you've built the things you described...!

...gotta be more careful...but you already know that.

Do everybody a favor...go get that thing looked at...! ! !

Welcome to the Forum...hang around, you're gonna love it here...

...and let us know what the doctor says about your finger...

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When I was young and working as a faller and bucker in the woods. I was limbing a fallen log and the axe handle shattered right where my right hand was and split the palm of my hand wide open. Of course it was bleeding like the dickens and the forman grabbed the first Aide kit out of the truck slapped some gauze in my hand and wrapped gauze around it and taped it up, gave me another axe and sent me back to work. We were miles from town and when I got back to camp that night they washed it and re bandaged it and I never saw a doctor. For months I had these long needle like splinters work their way out along the scar. the scar is nearly gone now,but I can still see it.
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Geez, Herb, I think I just lost my appetite for dinner!
(No, wait...it's back now. )
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When I was young and working as a faller and bucker in the woods. I was limbing a fallen log and the axe handle shattered right where my right hand was and split the palm of my hand wide open. Of course it was bleeding like the dickens and the forman grabbed the first Aide kit out of the truck slapped some gauze in my hand and wrapped gauze around it and taped it up, gave me another axe and sent me back to work. We were miles from town and when I got back to camp that night they washed it and re bandaged it and I never saw a doctor. For months I had these long needle like splinters work their way out along the scar. the scar is nearly gone now,but I can still see it.
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I never even got to the sent you back to work part , but lol’d when I read it , as I expected it for some reason .
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I never even got to the sent you back to work part , but lol’d when I read it , as I expected it for some reason .
You sound like a tough ol guy Herb
In those days you rode to work in the Gang truck and rode back to camp at night. You worked long hours and got paid by how many board feet you fell a day,(Log scale), town was a long ways away down the mountain. I had just got out of the army and needed a job.
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I once felt under the material I was cutting with my skill saw to see if the blade was going all the way through, before it came to a complete stop.
Gave me a nice little slot on my finger.

David
We had a guy do the same on the job, but he wasn't as lucky, he had 3 fingers a tad shorter on that hand, not a good thing to do.
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