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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-03-2007, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Was in the process of setting up the box joint jig on the little router table and had a little accident. I was cutting the offset block and used a piece that was too small and it shot off tje table and left my finger sitting on top of the spiral bit. It pretty much spiraled off the bit and left me standing there wondering if it took my finger off or what. It isn't deep enough for stitches but shore tore it up and left lots of little tag ends that I have to cut off or it will be like a 100 hang nails! So yes I did learn a lesson... where kevlar gloves Actually do use a sufficiently long enough piece and use a push block. I didn't.

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Corey,

I know they don't make an ointment to soothe a wounded pride, but thanks for the reminder.

Fortunately it wasn't worse!

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Ouch.... Ouch.... Ouch......

Corey, who was it that talked me into getting a Grr-Ripper and why?

Man I hate seeing that and I know it had to hurt, but I am so thankful that it was not worse than it was. Keep it covered and out of harms way until it heels.

Sorry it happend my friend, but we all learn as we go and I have again learned from you today, not in a way I prefer though. OUCH!

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Thanks Guys! Bob, I knew you were going to say that. I have several of the lay on top of push blocks that I could of used and got in a hurry. It will heal pretty fast and once I got all the tag ends removed that hang on everything it is better. Like Doug says... hurt pride more than anything.

Another good reason to use a push block like Bob J made for the box joint jig. I don't like doing it the way Bob and Rick do it. Much safer and accurate in the end.

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OOooo Corey...

Sounds like you were VERY LUCKY!!

Glad you made it through it as good as you did!

Be safe.

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Hi Corey
Sorry to hear about your accident and wish you quick recovery.

As they say; "Experience, is the best teacher"...

That reminds me one pilot that was saying: "I love to learn from experience...no, not mine, HIS experience"...

Thanks for reminding us that the danger is waiting around the corner...

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Corey, sorry to hear about your accident. I'm glad it wasn't worse. Speedy recovery.
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WOW..Glad you are OK...It will make me more carefull.

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Hi Bud

Sorry to see that, it's always best to use longer stock then cut it to size...
after the router job when you can ...

But you are luckey that it take it off ,router bits can do alot of damage in a heat beat.

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Was in the process of setting up the box joint jig on the little router table and had a little accident. I was cutting the offset block and used a piece that was too small and it shot off tje table and left my finger sitting on top of the spiral bit. It pretty much spiraled off the bit and left me standing there wondering if it took my finger off or what. It isn't deep enough for stitches but shore tore it up and left lots of little tag ends that I have to cut off or it will be like a 100 hang nails! So yes I did learn a lesson... where kevlar gloves Actually do use a sufficiently long enough piece and use a push block. I didn't.

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Corey, sorry to hear of your accident. Glad it wasn't worse to where we would call you "lefty". Here's hoping for a speedy healing. Thanks for the post. I know you didn't have to post and you could have kept it to yourself, but thanks for the work safe reminder.




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