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    It only takes a second...

    It seems that most work injuries happen because somebody did something stupid, and I have enough scabs that I am not only no exception, but a glowing example of this. This very minor wound occurred yesterday when I decided to switch hands on my ROS without turning it off, or even holding it on the surface I was sanding. I started to lose my grip on the tool, it wobbled and caught me on the knuckle. This whole thing took less than a second. I know I should have turned it off and taken the 15 seconds to do it right, but then, I'm stupid sometimes...

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    Cheers,
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    i know the feeling roger, i got my reminder from the shop gods to be more careful earlier this year. i was cutting squares for a cutting board that didn't quite work out, when i didn't wait for the miter saw blade to stop before lifting it after a cut. as can happen, one or more of the teeth grabbed both the part i had cut, and the part i was holding, and only successfully launched the part i was cutting in one direction, and my left index finger got in the way of the other. it had a nice slice of skin cut by the edge of the board, and looked quite ugly for a while. no major damage though, but a nice little reminder to be a bit more patient.
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    I applaud you and all the rest of us who share these mishaps small and large. We all need constant reminders that in an instant, "that could be me". Heal quick.
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    Yup, always good to share these stories, we all learn a lesson from them.
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    I always cringe a little when I see thread titles like this one. It was a huge sigh of relief to see the injury was no worse than it was. Like Glenn, I applaud you and everyone else who shares these stories. (I've done the same.)
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
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    thanks roger,, we all need reminders
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    well roger, even when your reminded you can make dumb moves i was framing in a gable wall yesterday am and rather than move ladder to the proper side to nail the bottom,(air nailer) i just held it in position and tried to do it from the wrong side.. well the gun nail ricocheted off the wood and threw my pinky and into the next finger.. all i felt was a little pressure as i brought my hand around i saw it had some metal attached.. so looked it over and pulled it out , let it bleed for awhile and then bandaged it up worked rest of day with no discomfort. but last night nd this am is another story.. it just skipped across the top of the pinky bone and went into the other finger, but i thinki might have a nerve or tendon in those areas that got bruised some.. they will bend now if i force them.. and take medicinal liquids but i knew better and was thinking about what if when i did it so even old folks make dumb mistakes after being warned!!!!
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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    Sorry to hear that Larry. Older and wiser must not apply until we hit 90. Hope that heals with no problems.

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    Note to Larry:

    Don't do that.

    - Vaughn

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    Youch! That reminds me of putting a chisel through my finger earlier this year. Time will heal.
    Cheers,
    Roger


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    Everyone is a self-made person.

    "The thing about quotes on the internet is that you cannot confirm their veracity" -Abraham Lincoln

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