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#1 posted 04-15-2008 02:42 AM

I put a 16 penny framing nail from an air nailer through my left thumb into a ceiling joist while standing on top of a six foot ladder. Used the claw hammer to pull the nail out, washed the wound and poured peroxide on it. Put a bandaid on it and wrapped the whole thing up in duct tape. Went back and finished up the framing job making sure to keep left hand clear of the framing gun. Still have not given complete details to wife as to how it happened.

Had a near miss turning a big bowl. There was a void in the bowl that I didn’t notice and the thing blew apart on the lathe. I was wearing a full face shield that got shattered. Other than few minor cuts and having the scare of my life I was none the worse for the wear. From that day forward I always put on a full face shield before I turn the lathe on – even if I know it will be running only for a few moments.

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