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Started by richartisticwoods, 12/12/2019 06:11PM
Posted 12/12/2019 06:11PM Opening Post
Over in Great Britain?

https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/12/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-jeremy-corbyn-labour-party-uk-election/

Jim, I'm still working on keyboard 648, but it is going slow because I attempted to cut off my little finger this morning working out in my shop.  Since it is all bandaged up and wrapped I have to do the one finger typing maneuver with my left hand.  

Lucky for the libs that I'm out of commission there, 'cause I'd be haulin' ass today!  tongue

Hopefully by next weekend, I'll be back to full speed ahead!  LOL
Posted 12/12/2019 11:47PM #1
Originally Posted by Richard Davis
Over in Great Britain?

https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/12/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-jeremy-corbyn-labour-party-uk-election/

Jim, I'm still working on keyboard 648, but it is going slow because I attempted to cut off my little finger this morning working out in my shop.  Since it is all bandaged up and wrapped I have to do the one finger typing maneuver with my left hand.  

Lucky for the libs that I'm out of commission there, 'cause I'd be haulin' ass today!  tongue

Hopefully by next weekend, I'll be back to full speed ahead!  LOL
Sorry to hear about your finger! ermm

I recently replaced my big cabinet saw (that no longer fit in our new space) with a SawStop Jobsite table saw.  I know that some pros won't pay all the extra for the SawStop, but being a hobbyist, I like the extra safety.  Also, the way the Jobsite format folds up and wheels away is really slick since I don't have a dedicated shop room like I did in Golden. 

Get well soon, and I'll be looking forward to concise posts over the next week or two.

Jim
Posted 12/13/2019 03:28AM #2
Originally Posted by Richard Davis
Over in Great Britain?

https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/12/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-jeremy-corbyn-labour-party-uk-election/

Jim, I'm still working on keyboard 648, but it is going slow because I attempted to cut off my little finger this morning working out in my shop.  Since it is all bandaged up and wrapped I have to do the one finger typing maneuver with my left hand.  

Lucky for the libs that I'm out of commission there, 'cause I'd be haulin' ass today!  tongue

Hopefully by next weekend, I'll be back to full speed ahead!  LOL
Rich, It's too bad that happened but knowing you, you'd probably rip off your socks and start typing with your toes if you had to. smile
I saw a patient today who had a co-worker lose a finger and a thumb to a saw yesterday. They salvaged a finger but not the thumb and the latter is the most critical digit in the hand. In fact, I can recall a case where they amputated a toe and replaced a severed thumb with it. Worked fairly well as I recall...
Posted 12/13/2019 04:35AM #3
Originally Posted by James Brown

Sorry to hear about your finger! ermm

I recently replaced my big cabinet saw (that no longer fit in our new space) with a SawStop Jobsite table saw.  I know that some pros won't pay all the extra for the SawStop, but being a hobbyist, I like the extra safety.  Also, the way the Jobsite format folds up and wheels away is really slick since I don't have a dedicated shop room like I did in Golden. 

Get well soon, and I'll be looking forward to concise posts over the next week or two.

Jim
LOL!  I'm laughing about it now, but it was a bit unnerving this morning.  All I saw was blood and I thought I finally did it this time.

Thanks Jim, it will take a few weeks to heal up so I'm slow typing but glad to hear that you purchased a saw stop. WELL worth the money and they DO save fingers.  A friend of mine in Denver is an amateur woodworker and has one. I used it all the time when I remodeled his house.  I know of a case here in Colorado, friend of a friend who saved his hand on the device.  It destroys the trunnion but it is designed so that you can remove and replace it and its only about $100.  One would probably have to buy a new blade but who cares.  A finger is worth more than money can buy.  An old friend of mine has a father who took his index finger off down to the knuckle on a jointer. YIKES!!  I met him and he told me the story.  Said before he knew it his finger was gone!  That gives me the shakes thinking of that.  I still have all my digits luckily.  

Be careful.  I was just stupid as usual.  Hit 2 fingers with the blade and filleted the one pretty good.  Didn't hurt at first but man a few hours later it was throbbing like hell!  sad  It was a close call indeed.  
Posted 12/13/2019 04:48AM #4
Originally Posted by Rod Kaufman

Rich, It's too bad that happened but knowing you, you'd probably rip off your socks and start typing with your toes if you had to. smile
I saw a patient today who had a co-worker lose a finger and a thumb to a saw yesterday. They salvaged a finger but not the thumb and the latter is the most critical digit in the hand. In fact, I can recall a case where they amputated a toe and replaced a severed thumb with it. Worked fairly well as I recall...
Wow Rod, I always hate to hear that.  And yeah, I probably would get my toes workin'.  tongue

I'd hate to lose either but you're right on the money about the thumb.  Worst digit to lose on a hand.  Hope the guy recovers ok and doesn't get infection setting in.  

At the lumber yard where I've been buying for 30 years now, one of the owners (2 Brothers) cut off his thumb and index finger on the DeWalt radial arm saw, the big 16 incher and it was because he was working with gloves on.  The blade caught the glove and pulled his hand in.  They flew him flight for life to Denver where he underwent surgery and they replaced both, but he lost the first metacarpal in both digits.  His thumb only has the outer bone with the fingernail and the index finger is short a bone as well, but he seems to get along fine.

It happened about 15 years ago and he's still out there working in the shop.  If you do any work with power tools, be careful dude. Make sure you always have short sleeves.  

It can happen fast and it always seems to be a matter of getting in a hurry.  Mostly stupid mistakes that can be avoided.  

Enjoy your night  smile