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Granny does your dog bite? No, child, no.

by JoeinGa
posted 08-31-2016 03:10 PM


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fivecodys

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#1 posted 08-31-2016 03:25 PM

OUCH! is right!
I let my guard down while using my Rigid sander center.
It was not as severe as your injury but it still hurt and it scared me.
Lesson learned.

Thank you for sharing your accident with us. We can never be reminded enough to “Be Careful”.

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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000

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#2 posted 08-31-2016 03:32 PM

I’ll bet that stiiinnnnggggggs!!
Been there done that, on my edge sander, (more than once) lol

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nightguy

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#3 posted 08-31-2016 03:32 PM

Joe, well that will be a PITB on the tips for abit. A trick I use for small pieces is to clamp them in a Jorgeson style wooden clamp to hold them, works great on the drill press, router table disc sander, ect

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jwmalone

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#4 posted 08-31-2016 03:35 PM

Duct tape is my go to bandage as well. When I was a teenager I was using a belt sander (in shorts) and decided the floor was a better work platform. Some how I slipped and ran the sander across my knee. So my knee looked about like your fingers. Thanks for the reminder. I was just thinking of rigging up something not so safe, think ill wait and do it proper.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 08-31-2016 03:45 PM

yes it happens way too quick ….. and you only know just how much you use things ….. when things like this happen ….......FEEL BETTER …......wishing you a quick recovery ….....oh BTW IF WIFE KISSES IT MAKES IT FEEL BETTER …......LMAO

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Underdog

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#6 posted 08-31-2016 03:49 PM

SHUDDER!

Makes all my orifices pucker up. One of the worst infections I ever got was from bumping my knuckles up against an 80 grit belt on an edgesander.

One thing I noticed about sanding, whether it’s with a belt or disk…if you force it, bad things happen.

Let the sandpaper do the work.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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distrbd

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#7 posted 08-31-2016 03:52 PM

That injury you have looks like a perfect candidate for this antiseptic called (New skin), it’ll help you heal fast but stings a bit when you put it on the first time, if you haven’t tried it alreay, I highly recommend it.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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Porchfish

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#8 posted 08-31-2016 04:12 PM

OW! T.M.I. nice build Joe, but I didn’t need the photos…. brings back too many memories….so many memories…ouch….damn !

Hope you are ready for some cooler weather ! I sure am (hoping the hurricane misses us and doesn’t drown us out) fingers are crossed for the next few days.

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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muleskinner

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#9 posted 08-31-2016 04:36 PM

I hope having no fingerprints doesn’t tempt you into a life of crime.

Yeah, those disk sanders can do some damage in a hurry.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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nightguy

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#10 posted 08-31-2016 04:40 PM

2nd the New Skin, it will put a clear coat on them and seal it up.

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doubleDD

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#11 posted 08-31-2016 05:02 PM

Yep. That’s a mom ma. You could of at least sanded down the finger nails so you wouldn’t have to cut them for awhile.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Aj2

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#12 posted 08-31-2016 05:37 PM

That does look like it hurts.
The good news is if you grind down the other fingers you should be able to crack any safe with a 3-2-1 combination.
If your a safe cracker.:)

Aj

-- Aj

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Kazooman

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#13 posted 08-31-2016 05:38 PM

Joe. Several years ago I ground a bit off the end of one of my fingers. Enough to go to the ER to have it looked at. The hand doctor instructed me to soak the fingertip in hydrogen peroxide several times a day. Good antiseptic power and it apparently helped gently remove dead bits of tissue. The end of the finger healed very well although it does not have as much padding as the rest. Try some simple drug store hydrogen peroxide to help your fingers heal. Not certain if there would be any issues for someone on blood thinners.

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HokieKen

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#14 posted 08-31-2016 05:51 PM

Electrical tape is superior to duct tape for bandages Joe. The elasticity is just right so you can pull it nice and tight without cutting off circulation. Just keep that in mind next time you decided to grind some of that extra length off your fingers ;-P

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Kazooman

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#15 posted 08-31-2016 06:02 PM

Let’s see. One foot diameter times pi gives 3.14 foot circumference. Times 1725 rpm gives a linear speed at the edge of the disk of 5,416.5 feet per minute or just a hair under one mile per minute. It would appear that touching your fingertips to sandpaper traveling at 60 miles per hour is not a good idea!

Hope the fingers heal soon.

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Mark Wilson

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#16 posted 08-31-2016 08:12 PM

Been there. Done that, Joe. With 60g paper. It’ll keep you off the piano for a while. And the guitar. And the sax. OH!!! The sword of Damocles we musicians who are woodsmiths live under. I ran my left #1 into my bandsaw blade a couple years ago. It went nearly to the bone. Cut a nerve. It’s still numb.

-- Mark

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#17 posted 08-31-2016 09:56 PM

Got you all beat….108” edge sander…..120…...80…....aaannd…...40 grit! More times than I care to remember(or admit).
Took about half of my thumb nail off with a nice new 40.

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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LittleBlackDuck

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#18 posted 08-31-2016 10:06 PM

Ouch, is a cute way of expressing your feelings…..


..... Even something like putting socks on is a pain….

Comments, questions welcomed as always.

- JoeinGa


Don’t put socks on your fingers then…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Gene Howe

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#19 posted 09-01-2016 12:12 AM

OUCH is right!
There are less painful ways to a manicure.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Lazyman

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#20 posted 09-01-2016 01:12 AM

I was expecting the rest of the joke. Here is the version I heard.

Man: Excuse me son, does your dog bite?
Boy: No sir it doesn’t.
Man: reaches down to pet the dog
Dog: bites the man
Man: I thought you said that your dog doesn’t bit?
Boy: It doesn’t…but that is not my dog.

We’ve all been there I suspect. I’ve been known to put the band-aids on my finger tips before I try to rub the fingerprints off.
And put some Neosporin on those things. You don’t want an infection and it will help with the pain.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Mike_D_S

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#21 posted 09-01-2016 03:39 AM

Nice to know that I’m not the only one who does things like this. I was running the giant pencil eraser (abrasive cleaner stick or some such) over the drum sander and it caught and jumped up. I of course put three of my knuckles on the drum and sanded nice little rounded notches in them in a nice straight line.

As noted, antiseptic, keep it covered until it stops weeping and then try not to do that again.

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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#22 posted 09-01-2016 03:56 AM

Yikes Joe. Maybe August is a curse for woodworkers.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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SenecaWoodArt

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#23 posted 09-01-2016 04:53 AM

Disk sanders ate a b!£@h. I have l lost sevaral knuckles to that beast. I feel your pain.

-- Bob

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JAAune

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#24 posted 09-01-2016 05:20 AM

The thing to remember about those disc sanders is that less than half the width if the disc can be used effectively. One half is traveling towards the table which is good. The other half is traveling away from the table and that’s what will throw wood around. The center just doesn’t move that much and does a poor job sanding anything.

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

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Roger

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#25 posted 09-01-2016 08:31 AM

Ouch is right. Glad it wasn’t any worse. Just a good reminder to us all tho. Anything can happen at any moment.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#26 posted 09-01-2016 10:53 AM

Like others, I have been bitten, it takes quite awhile to heal and HURTS.

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DrDirt

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#27 posted 09-01-2016 02:19 PM

I have sanded where I didn’t want also….takes a long time to heal compared to nicks and cuts.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#28 posted 09-01-2016 04:25 PM

I just gotta say, I never knew what that lyric was in Devil Went Down to Georgia before this post.

Sad news on the fingers Joe. Hope all ends well!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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JoeinGa

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#29 posted 09-01-2016 04:47 PM



I just gotta say, I never knew what that lyric was in Devil Went Down to Georgia before this post.

Sad news on the fingers Joe. Hope all ends well!

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

YAAAAAY ! Somebody finally gets it !

And thanks everybody for all the comments. It was a dumb mistake and I figured we can always use a safety warning, even when it happens to somebody else!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#30 posted 09-01-2016 05:20 PM

Huzzah! What did I win? ;-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#31 posted 09-01-2016 09:13 PM

I just scrolled right down to the bottom of the comments, I couldn’t bear to look at the pics. Sorry you got hurt.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#32 posted 09-01-2016 09:21 PM

Got a way back machine?

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Underdog

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#33 posted 09-02-2016 01:23 PM

Well now that’s interesting… The original lyrics came from civil war era song about substance abuse:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldier%27s_Joy_(fiddle_tune)

Twenty-five cents for whiskey, twenty-five cents for beer

Twenty-five cents for morphine get me out of here

chorus: I’m my momma’s pride and joy (3X)

Sing you a song called the soldier’s joy

Grasshopper sitting on a sweet potato vine (3X)

Along come a chicken and he’s say ‘you’re mine’.

I’m gonna get you there don’t you want to go? (3X)

All for the soldier’s joy

Chicken in a bread pan scratching that dough

Granny does your dog bite no child no… [6]

All for the soldier’s joy7

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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Underdog

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#34 posted 09-02-2016 01:25 PM

That’s a bit of a head scratcher to me though. Is this just nonsense rhyming, rather like the Beatles song, “Yellow Submarine”?

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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JoeinGa

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#35 posted 09-02-2016 01:32 PM



That s a bit of a head scratcher to me though. Is this just nonsense rhyming, rather like the Beatles song, “Yellow Submarine”?

- Underdog

That’s what I think a LOT of songs are anymore. Just a bit of nonsense rhyming.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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