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Project by aldente posted 02-13-2009 09:30 PM 20097 views 1 time favorited 79 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The surgeon says there’s no operation. Gonna let it heal. He says the skin will grow back and so will the finger nails. If we were to do any skin graphs the finger nails won’t grow back. He also said that he may have to reform the finger nails after they grow back. We’ll just have to wait and see. Not bad pics, taken with my phone.

Once again, Sorry for the graphic pics. But I figured if it helps prevent any of my woodworking brothers and sisters from doing the same it’s worth it.

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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Francisco Luna

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#1 posted 02-13-2009 09:38 PM

I am really sorry to see your accident, you and your hand would be in my prayers!
This picture is really helpful to me, and I am sure for many others….no matter all the years and experience somebory has, nobody is free of an accident like this…..

Your hand would be in good shape, I’m sure of that, please keep posting your healing process!

By the way, what happened?

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#2 posted 02-13-2009 09:43 PM

Same here. Sorry it happened, but it would have been better to post the photos within the thread instead of in the normal manner. I’m not sure its fair to everyone (many may be squeamish) to have this photo forced upon them on the front page.

I do hope you get better and appreciate your efforts to educate. I’m going to work on a new set of featherboards for my TS soon.

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Chris Wright

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#3 posted 02-13-2009 09:51 PM

OUCH! I was much more lucky when my thumb hit the saw blade, only lost a little bit of skin and a small part of the nail. I hope your fingers heal and return to normal.

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

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#4 posted 02-13-2009 09:52 PM

Wow, that looks like it hurt. I’m sorry it happened. Unless I missed it, please describe what it was you were doing when this occured and any advise you might have so others can avoid the same type of injury.

-- Homers / Murphy, TX

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#5 posted 02-13-2009 10:02 PM

Wow! I get what I ask for…

Hope everything grows back alright. Be careful for now on and don’t mix table saws with the drugs your likely to need for this!


-- He said wood...

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#6 posted 02-13-2009 10:02 PM

I must say, after reading the original post, I had imagined the case to be much worse… I thought you lost your pinky completely from the knuckle to the tip… glad to see you’re going to have all fingers back, and maybe from now on you can try NOT to keep to your father’s legacy when it comes to fingers?

fast healing!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#7 posted 02-13-2009 10:53 PM

Hope your skins grows back and count you blessings that you can still count to 10 (well at least using your fingers)

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#8 posted 02-13-2009 11:12 PM

That was really bad. How did it happen? Could that have been avoided had push block / shoe been used?

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#9 posted 02-13-2009 11:16 PM

hokiemojo, sorry for the shock factor. I don’t have a clue to do what you suggested. However, I am willing to learn.

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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Damian Penney

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#10 posted 02-13-2009 11:37 PM

Gulp, that’s grim, here’s to a speedy recovery.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#11 posted 02-13-2009 11:41 PM

On a positive note, At least it was the left hand. I know it sounds weird now, but i did almost the exact same cut. Mine wasn’t with the dado and I had more severed parts, but basically the same. The blade hit the knuckle of the pinky, and ring finger on the left hand and somehow split the palm of my hand from the thumb knuckle to the center crease of the palm. The surgeon actually saved the pinky and the ring somehow, he reattached everything, pinned me up, and six weeks later i started recovery.

I guess im here to say, that the physical recovery will be quick compared to the psychological damage that this rendered. I know i was just a little hesitant to get back on the table saw. Good luck, and keep that cut clean infections aren’t fun.

-- T&G, West Palm Beach

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#12 posted 02-13-2009 11:47 PM

Yikes! I hope the healing process goes well. In my Combat Life Saver course I saw a lot of appendage accidents and I can tell you that NickTobis is right. Infections can really set you back and cause even more damage. Good luck and take care.

-- Don't tell her I'm in the shop!

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#13 posted 02-14-2009 12:04 AM

Yes it looks better that your first story. But that doesn’t make it any easier to get by. I hope the Dr is right it everything growing back ok. Take care.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#14 posted 02-14-2009 12:11 AM

I am sorry for your injury. I hope that it heals quickly.

I think that your graphic warning was sufficient. I am on a woodworking site, due to that context combined with your warning, I knew what must be coming.

I have to say thanks for your post and the last injury posted due to kickback, I have been much more aware of my actions around my power tools.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#15 posted 02-14-2009 12:24 AM

Good luck with the healing, hope all goes well.

-- Bob Costello

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