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Blog entry by Raymond posted 10-06-2009 03:50 AM 5638 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I’m back in the shop again after a considerable time away. This working 7 days a week is a killer. So my new project is Toys and Joys Hummer, I decided why build 1 when you can build 5 at the same time. So that is where I am, progress was going great till I was cutting the last of 5 hoods for the front of the Hummers, when as luck would have it I cut though the block of wood and proceeded to cut the tops off of 2 of my knuckles. That shock thing is very interesting, my first thought was Hummm my band saw is leaking something. Then I realized no it was me that was leakling. Then I realized I now have a large blood stain on a rather nice piece of wood. So I grabbed a shop towle, soaked that in acitone, and cleaned the blood off the wood, and then off the band saw. Of course not wanting to drip on the floor I carefully wrapped my hand in the shop towle saturated in acitone NOW I can tell you that hurt more than the saw. So off to the hospital 12 stitches later, and a few screams like a young girl, I was once again out of the shop. BUT I am back now fingers are healed, and the project is well underway.
It’s good to be back.

-- Ray

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#1 posted 10-06-2009 04:42 AM

Thank God your alright!
I’ve been woodworking as a hobby for a couple of years and, so far, I’ve been lucky.
Good luck on your project

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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#2 posted 10-06-2009 04:47 AM

Glad you still have all your fingers. It can cost you a lot when your tired.


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#3 posted 10-06-2009 05:29 AM

Glad to hear you are all right and it healed up OK.
I thought hummers are supposed to look better all covered in mud and blood – preferabley blood of some wild animal you shot for dinner though. Forget the acitone next time and high tail it to the ER.

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#4 posted 10-06-2009 05:37 AM

glad you are healing ,
part of the problem i see ,
is cutting into end grain on the band saw is dicey ,
the teeth aren’t made for it .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 10-06-2009 01:10 PM

Nice to see ya back in the shop stubby…....... But be careful please.

The Hummer is a great project, one I have plans for for but never gotten around to starting. I have seen a finished model and it is a beauty….. Good luck working with your five, that’s going to eat up some wood… LOL. Keep us posted.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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