the humble house workshop #10: happy days

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Blog entry by kiwi1969 posted 10-19-2009 02:21 PM 1799 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Cut myself twice today, once when my tenon saw jumped out of the kerf and again with a slip of a chisel. nothing serious, just a couple drops of the red stuff, but i felt real happiness. Why? BECAUSE IT MEANS IM WORKING AGAIN!!!!!!!!!! now where did i put those bandaids.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#1 posted 10-19-2009 02:44 PM

Rarely do I hurt myself on the couch! and remember my moto it will stop eventually LOL.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#2 posted 10-19-2009 02:46 PM

That’s one of the things I love about hand tools – you’re a lot less likely to do some major damage using them. Glad to hear these were slow speed accidents :)

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#3 posted 10-19-2009 02:55 PM

Whenmy father used to cut himself he used to just let it bleed. I would go into his shop and it looked as if some had been murdered.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 10-19-2009 03:41 PM

Can’t be a real woodworking project unless you put some of your blood into it. Don’t know how many times I’ve cut myself doing dove tails or cutting tenons by hand. Good thing to remember, if your chisel is good and sharp, the wound will heal faster and cleaner. Sorry you hurt yourself, but glad to hear you’re in the shop again.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#5 posted 10-19-2009 07:20 PM

I thought it was normal to get cut every time I picked up a sharp chisel. I’ve even developed my own shop-made band aids. Its a bit of paper toweling with a strip of masking tape. I’m 100% sure I’m not the first to make these!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 10-19-2009 07:35 PM

i figure it’s provenance ,
it authenticates my work !

a little DNA for future researchers to validate my work .

-- 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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#7 posted 10-19-2009 08:50 PM

You know you are a lumberjock when…

Glad to hear you’re back at work again. Hopefully the creativity you’ve been sharing in your home shop doesn’t get spoiled from the few coins in your pocket!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#8 posted 10-20-2009 02:19 AM


Good to hear that all’s not too bad for all of us here in Manila…


-- "Real jocks do it on a bench"

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#9 posted 10-20-2009 03:52 AM

Be careful but glad your back at it.


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#10 posted 10-20-2009 12:55 PM

Woodworking the safe way friend!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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