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#1 posted 07-24-2020 07:45 PM

My own Grandfather lost the little finger from his left hand to an industrial planer while working in a Navy cabinet shop, shortly after World War 2. The Navy took care of his medical treatment back then, but there was no other financial compensation. When he had healed enough, he went back to work. (Not like nowadays, was it?)

In another video, I saw a fellow operating one of those late 1800s combination table saw/jointer/bandsaw/etc machines. As impressive as the machine was, even more so was that the man not only carried long “doe foot” style push sticks with him, which he used at each machine station and wore safety goggles. Wonderful to see the antique machine restored and running. Even better to see it being used SAFELY.

Thank you for the tip. I’ll go look up some Keith Rucker videos to enjoy.

Stay well and stay safe, my friends!

-- OleGrump

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