Garden Chair #4: Seating for One + OUCH!

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Blog entry by Zuki posted 03-14-2010 07:51 PM 5443 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I did a little work on the seat today. I rough cut the wood to length. It is 1 7/8 thick and the seat on the
original is 1 ¼.

I did the initial cutting with the TS slowing inching the blade taking deeper and deeper cuts until I got to the maximum depth. Then over to the BS to get rid of the remaining section holding the two pieces together.

While using the BS the blade kissed my finger . . . well a little more than kiss. I am so very happy that I had my gloves on as the damage would have been much worse. It is a very deep cut just above my knuckle. Here it is after DW did some bandaging up. I now have a splint (actually a short piece of dowel) taped to the underside to restrict movement. DW says I should go for stitches . . . I don’t think its that bad.

The BS blade never even cut through the glove. Look at the third finger from the top. For some reason the BS has had something against me lately . . . I gotta have a chat with it to see what is wrong.

After I got bandaged up I wanted to do a little more work in the seat. There was a strip of wood on the seat sections left over from the difference in the TS blade width and the BS blade width. I used my el cheapo mastercraft plane to remove it. A quick one-handed sanding and we have a seat blank.

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#1 posted 03-14-2010 08:16 PM

Sorry to hear about your finger. I hope it heals quickly! That’s the first thing I thought on when you mentioned your trance like state using the bandsaw. ;)
Your project is coming along great, keep up the good work and I wish you a speedy recovery.


-- My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.

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#2 posted 03-14-2010 08:40 PM

Tks Dennis.

No trance this time. I was pushing on the wood with my fingers in the way and the blade decided to start cutting very quickly. I will be much more careful in the future.

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#3 posted 03-14-2010 08:50 PM

medicinal crazy glue has saved me many a trip the emerg

A personal thing here but I dont wear watches, nor rings and again, just a personal thing but I find gloves dangerous in a shop. Blades, bits, knives etc., have a tendency to grab hold of the fibre and pull the wholehand in.

Hope you heal quickly.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#4 posted 03-15-2010 01:55 AM


Careful! The reason you got “kissed” was probably cause of the gloves. You might want to rethink wearing gloves when working on the saws.


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#5 posted 03-15-2010 03:53 AM

Yep….don’t want to sound like a Parrot, but I agree with the posters above. None of the guys in my shop are allowed to wear gloves of ANY sort while using machinery. Not only can they get caught on blades, but a myriad of other things, including the wood. They also tend to give guys a very false sense of security.

Glad to hear it’s not so bad.
My not feel like it right now…..but today was your lucky day! Go buy a lottery ticket! LOL!

-- “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” – Plato

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