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    Have you ever had one of those nights?

    Everything was going great yesterday, no worries at work, no traffic on the way home, daughter went to bed early which means more time in the shop/garage.

    I've been cleaning and rearranging since winter's not that far off and the LOML wants to put her car in the garage when it gets cold. So I'm redoing my benchtop drill press mobile unit and I take it off the base that its attached to. I set the DP on a shelf, lightly put my hand on its base as I bend down to pick up the nuts that fell to the floor....and bam!! The DP falls off the shelf onto my head. It must have not been completely on the shelf I immediately feel blood rolling down all sides of my head. Grab a filthy rag and then second guess putting the grease/sawdust/dirt to my newly opened wound, drop it and grab the roll of paper towels. Before I go inside to freak out my wife I actually go back to the DP to see how much damage it done. The top is broken (cheap delta plastic), but no other cosmetic damage.

    I go inside tell my wife we need to go to the ER. She starts shaking and calls her mom to come over since our daughter is asleep. We get to the ER and the first thing after checking in that I hear from the nurse is, "I gotta tell ya, it's going to be a long wait, at least 2hrs" I say whatever I'm hear what else am I going to do? My SIL comes to get my wife to go home and releave my MIL after about an hour. I sit there another 2.5 hrs before I get in to the DR. 3 staples and another 1/2 hr later I'm out the ER door at 12:30am and home. I would show pics, but my wife didn't want to look at my head...it can't look to good. Long night but I'm back at work...for now, head is throbbing.

    Now, how to I check to see if my DP's quill is still true and not out of alignment?
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    Poor drill press.

    Actually, glad yer OK. Stuff happens. NOW, will you get a floor model?
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    Thanks Frank. Guess I missed out on the Craftsman deal, huh.
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    Heads sure do bleed eh

    Glad you are OK and I hope you can get a laugh out of it at some point.

    Hope the drill press is OK.......... you should rename it.......... KILLER.......

    Take some headache pills and call it a night!
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    Jeff,
    Wow, I sure hope you heal quickly and feel better soon!

    Stu,

    not killer... something more seasonally appropriate... like Vlad or Count Crafstula...
    -Ned

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    Stu, I'm laughing already...in fact I was right after it happend. My stupidity always makes me (and others) laugh. Will check out the DP later today...like Frank said if it isn't ok, guess I will just need to get a floor model, or maybe I can find something similar to Kermit.
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    OK, how about "Three Staples" or "Tri-Staple"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    OK, how about "Three Staples" or "Tri-Staple"
    if it isn't too damaged from ricocheting off of Jeff onto the floor, it ought to be Bumble, after all

    Bumbles Bounce!
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    I hope they (the ER) had time to confirm that you were concussion-free.

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    Keep the name ideas coming...I like the staple thing.

    Mark, they told me I would have shown signs of one...and since I was there 3.5hrs I think there was plently of time for the signs to show.
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