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    Need to Pay Closer Attention

    I was building a very simple form for some concreat that will be the base for a lamp post in my Son's front yard. Went out to the back shed and found some material to make the box. Basicaly it was 15x15x15 . I had to add a couple pieces of 1x2" to join the pieces to gather. I was running all sections past my rip fence to give a nice edge to screed the cement off the top edge. I looked up for a split second on the third piece ( there were four. Had only about 1" left to cut when all of a sudden the piece was spun out of my grasp and smashed into my thumb. No cutts or blood but I am finding out to day how important the thumb on my right hand is. I was just very very lucky that it was only a sprain. I have been doing this type of work for more years than I care to think about. All the more reason to pay attention and not to take things for granet. I will have that in my mind from now on when operating all of my equiptment. Hope you all will pay better attention than I did.
    If you make a mistake it was part of the original plan!

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    Glad it wasn't worse Ron.
    "Thereís a lot of work being done today that doesnít have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesnít have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Phew read that fast when i saw the headlines. Glad it wasnt worse Ron.

    Thanks for posting this cause i find it certainly keeps me alert when i am in the shop.
    cheers

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    Glad is was only a wake up call.

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    Got lucky, eh?...this time...
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    I always thought that it only happened to others until the same thing happened to me 3 or 4 months ago. It is certainly a wake up call. Glad you are OK.
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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    Know what you mean Ron, have a cut healing on my left pointer finger above the hand from a bandsaw incident. Cut enough to gross out my wife when I would bend the finger and make the cut smile!!
    Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

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    Glad you only got a wake up call and nothing more serious.... I'm terrified of my saws... I don't take my eyes off the blade and my fingers when they are anywhere close...
    Chuck
    Tellico Plains, TN
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    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
    If you go looking for trouble, it will usually find you.

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