SHOP ACCIDENT VIDEO: I could have severed my finger. Learn an important lesson!

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 01-25-2018 01:22 AM 4962 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second part of our curved routing series. This time I show you how to make a large, curved crown moulding in two layers, using regular bits and a very useful template method. I hope you enjoy it!

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#1 posted 01-25-2018 01:34 AM

Tell us how you got the name ’’Stumpy Nubs’’.....

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#2 posted 01-25-2018 01:47 AM

Glad it wasn’t worse. It’s a great reminder to always be aware of the dangers of woodworking.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#3 posted 01-25-2018 01:50 AM


-- Brian Noel

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#4 posted 01-25-2018 02:13 AM

Glad it wasn’t worse! I bet that floats around in you mind for years to come! Close calls should never be forgotten!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 01-25-2018 03:23 AM

The closest I have ever come to an injury was with a hand chisel. Not exactly the same situation, but a poorly held workpiece and not thinking about control of the chisel are in common. A little scar will be a good reminder :)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 01-25-2018 03:58 AM

Yeah, you have to be careful. Good that you were minimally damaged. My very first woodcarving class, I flinched with a straight palm chisel and shaved some skin off a finger, but no blood. Just the fingerprints, I guess. lol

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#7 posted 01-25-2018 04:18 AM

Ouch. Get well and get back to work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 01-25-2018 05:01 AM

Glad you are all right….
Well sorta “all right”....

The important thing we need to know….
Did ya get any DNA on the wood???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#9 posted 01-25-2018 05:38 AM


Tell us how you got the name ’’Stumpy Nubs’’…..

Here is my theory.

James had a wood slick which he kept razor sharp, and one day while working away doing the good stuff he does, it was during a short break he decided to drop the slick into the center pocket of his apron.

Now with both James and the chisel being so big the scene was set, the slick went straight through the pocket and continued on severing a small section of “an appendage” on the way and repeated something similar to the events reported as above.

However no video evidence was ever recorded of the event and James being a tough sort of really good guy that he is decided to live with it and has ever since been known firstly by his wife as Stumpy.

Incidently Stumpy went to to raise a family and everybody lived happly ever after. ... at least I think thats how fairy tale stories end.

-- Regards Rob

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