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    It would have been better on the left hand, but at least the hand is still there. And who says hand tools aren't dangerous, some people can make any tool a danger.

    I was adjusting the iron in my moving fillister plane after sharpening the iron so that it could easily take the shaving off pine end-grain. It is kind of a tricky because of the skewed cutter. You have to position it on the bed so it has a even depth across the blade edge and is also slightly proud of the plane edge. I was testing the how even the blade was projecting across plane sole by barely have the blade projecting as I tested each side by running a small piece of wood across the sole and blade. My mind must have moved on to checking how far from the edge the blade was and my eyes followed. That blade was really slicing through the wood like butter and it handled the finger did just the same.

    So I did the usual swearing as I applied a death grip on the finger, picked up the first aid kit and presented it and myself to my wife. Took about an hour with my finger in an iced towel to stop the bleeding before we could bandage it.

    Worst part of the whole thing is showered with a latex glove on and explaining at work what dumb thing I did now. I really need to start inventing some stories where my wounds are due to some heroic or noble event.

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    OWE....
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    well we know it was sharp!!!

    yu better start coming up with some better excuses for not gettin rebecas list done.. now yur gonna get sympathy right and al lthe attentiona grown man shouldnt have glad yu arent so old that yu dont heal bill..
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    OUCH !!!!!!! Well should not have been much pain with a sharp edge. I could share some of my blood if your O-Pos. I clot so fast that the Red Cross will not take my blood any more. It clots to fast. I cut myself and wrap a rag around the cut and it stops bleeding quick. Good thing too I hate stitches!!!!!!!!!!!.
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    Youch! Guess you have to watch out for those neander tools as well as power!

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    Ouch...glad it wasn't worse than it was.
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    Woops! Sounds like you're already on the mend...keep it dry and clean and you'll be ready to slice another finger in no time.
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    Daaaaaaaannnnnng I know your planes are sharp so.............OUCH for sure Well a least your in good company, a while back I took the tip of my left middle finger off with a swipe of a plane, so switched hands and did the same thing on the right finger with the very NEXT swipe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Niemi View Post
    Daaaaaaaannnnnng I know your planes are sharp so.............OUCH for sure Well a least your in good company, a while back I took the tip of my left middle finger off with a swipe of a plane, so switched hands and did the same thing on the right finger with the very NEXT swipe
    Dang Tom, you give new meaning to the saying "I cut it twice and it's still too short"...
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t 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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    Ouch! Hope it heals fast.

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