Workshop Build #3: Progress and setbacks

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Blog entry by Mark Gipson posted 12-16-2013 05:42 AM 1404 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi everybody. Long time since I visited the site. I was hoping to bring you all some photos and more info on my workshop build which is now underway. Unfortunately I haven’t seen them myself as two days after ground breaking I suffered a serious complication during a routine hernia op. I was rushed to a different hospital where I have been since after two emergency surgeries. On the mend now. Getting into my new shop will delayed and I won’t be carrying sheets of plywood by myself anytime soon, but I’ll be getting in there.

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#1 posted 12-16-2013 05:58 AM

Sorry to hear of the injury, but glad to hear on the mend

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 12-16-2013 09:53 AM

Too bad you got ill, but lad to hear that you are getting better Mark. There are lots of clever shop built devices for transport platters and also for lifting them onto the table saw. Maybe you can find some by searching on LJ or perhaps Fine

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 12-16-2013 12:44 PM

glad you are on the mend. Be smart with your build. Labor is cheap and you can do well as a director rather than a laborer in moving and installing materials… Just take your time and mend whats broken in you first,

-- making sawdust....

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#4 posted 12-17-2013 01:21 AM

Mark, take your time to recover properly. My guess is infection?

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#5 posted 12-17-2013 01:35 AM

Thanks for the well wishes. My problem was caused by abornal vein damage from the hernia. On completing the repair during surgery the vein was blocked in my right leg. In the end I had to have a vein transplant from the other leg. This was an 8 hour surgery. There must have been a tiny bleed left as I had to go back on the table for another 4 hours a few days later to fix that and the clot it caused on the new vein graft. I was lucky to be transferred to a hospital with excellent vascular surgeons who did a good job on what they advised was a difficult repair job.

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