There was this moron that was cutting a ~ 5” X 5” block of 8/4 red oak on an antique unisaw. Half way through the cut he realizes that the arm of the shop made blade guard was set too low and the piece of oak wouldn’t pass through. Rather than shut the power off and wait for the blade to stop, this moron tries to back out the oak – did I mention that this moron was cutting it freehand? Anyway, the chunk of oak catches on the blade and comes flying back at warp speed hitting him square in the right shoulder and knocking him on his butt. My shoulder was sore for a month. This happened about 35 years ago when I didn’t know my butt from a hole in the ground. That was probably the stupidest thing that I have ever done in a shop…
Last edited by Bruce Page; 12-15-2006 at 10:04 PM.
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