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Forum topic by Kazooman posted 03-25-2018 10:51 PM 1573 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Kazooman

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03-25-2018 10:51 PM

OK, this is “tongue in cheek”, but I couldn’t resist. Skip it if you are so inclined.

Woodworking can be a dangerous hobby. I found some time this afternoon to do some work shaping the ends and edges of a small end grain cutting board I threw together to make use of some off cuts from another project. The board is about 10 X 14” and 1 1/2” thick – hard maple. First, I used my router and a template with a bowl bit to form hand holds in the ends. Then I used two other templates to lay out gentle curves for the sides and ends and roughed them out at the band saw. Over to the router table to use the templates and a flush trimming bit to remove the last of the stock and make nice smooth curves. Change the bit to a 1/8” round over to ease the edges of the handles. Getting ready to change bits again to make a bull nose profile on the edges and then on to sanding.

I then noticed the time and went up to the kitchen to put dinner in the oven (Seafood pot pies). Then it happened! I cut my left index finger pretty deeply on the cutter from the roll of waxed paper!

Geeeeez….. I manage to use several highly powered tools with razor sharp carbide cutters, swap out those cutters, hand feed a piece through the band saw and I met my Waterloo in the roll of waxed paper.

I guess it goes to show that you can use some pretty hazardous tools if you are concentrating and keeping safety in mind. Let your mind wander when you insert a finger to start the end of the wax paper roll and look out!

My wife said that I should never admit this to anyone. She is probably right (as always).


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 03-25-2018 10:56 PM

I’ve done that before, but for parchment paper (I rarely use wax paper any more). But my biggest bug-a-boo is when using one of these things:

They always seem to find a way to get me… and my packages almost always have a spattering of blood on them somewhere :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 03-25-2018 11:38 PM

ah Brad called PTB Package Taper Bite :<))

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

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oldnovice

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#3 posted 03-26-2018 03:21 AM

It’s those non-power tool things that get, ‘cause their sneaky!
Many auomobile insurance companies say “most accidents happen withing 10 miles of home” so stay away from home!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Rich

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#4 posted 03-26-2018 04:04 AM

Great post. Thinking about it, I’ve never drawn blood from a power tool. Sure, setting jointer and planer blades has given me a slice or two, but the power wasn’t on. Just the other day, I had my LN chisel plane sitting on its side and reached for something, raking my finger over the corner of the blade. It’s sharp and it went deep…lol.

And in the kitchen, don’t get me started. Mandolin accidents aplenty, bad burns on the back of my hand from the oven’s broiler element. Lots of burns of all kinds. You get the idea.

But power tools, hey, never.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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TheFridge

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#5 posted 03-26-2018 04:19 AM

I went to hack at a cypress knee in the yard with a machete and was too lazy to move the shovel and bam. I’m a loser.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Rich

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#6 posted 03-26-2018 04:40 AM


I went to hack at a cypress knee in the yard with a machete and was too lazy to move the shovel and bam. I’m a loser.

- TheFridge

My wife tells me that all the time.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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mudflap4869

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#7 posted 03-26-2018 05:52 AM

Sounds like Rich doesn’t use many power tools. If I don’t draw blood at least once a day, it generally means that I don’t have any blood in me.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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Rich

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#8 posted 03-26-2018 06:19 AM


Sounds like Rich doesn t use many power tools. If I don t draw blood at least once a day, it generally means that I don t have any blood in me.

- mudflap4869

Au contraire, señor Flap. I use power tools daily. I guess I’ve just been lucky — or good.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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olegrump

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#9 posted 03-26-2018 01:21 PM

Reminds me of one fine day when I spent the morning happily working in the shop, using all sorts of sharp objects. At the hour of twelve, I went into the kitchen to make myself some lunch. There were no cheese slice singles in the house, SO, I was forced to “cut the cheese” (and slice some) for my sandwich. At the time we owned a stainless steel “cheese plane”. (Looked like a spatula with a VERY nasty sharp blade made into it.) It only took a Nano-second to cut the crap outta my left hand with the damned thing. I came JUST shy of needing stitches. Painting the kitchen red with blood and the air blue with words I don’t usually take to Church, I cleaned and bandaged the wound, and proceeded to angrily eat my lunch. I hope the curse I put upon the cheese plane damning it to Hell as I flung it in the trash can came true. We have owned one of those metal “sling-shot” shaped jobs with the wire “blade” ever since. Still NO nasty injuries sustained in the shop, but I’ll never forget that GD cheese plane.

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Kazooman

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#10 posted 03-26-2018 01:39 PM

It is comforting to learn that I am not the only one who manages to survive the shop only to run afoul of sample household items. I have also had several run ins with the packing tape dispenser and took a slice of skin offf the knuckle of my thumb with the cheese plane.

My most infamous (only because it is the most recent) incident was last summer when my wife asked me to slice open a watermelon because she was “afraid of cutting herself”. Being a manly guy I accepted the challenge and started in on the melon. Partway thought the knife got stuck and I had to tug and tug to get it free. When it let go it came out really fast and the resulting cut on my little finger took eight stitches to close up. You can imagine the conversation in the car as my wife drove me to and from the hospital.

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Redoak49

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#11 posted 03-26-2018 01:47 PM

I am not capable of using a tape dispenser.

I end up with large gobs of mangled tape, tape around my hand and it never goes where I want it

So….I cursed it with some well chosen words and it snarls and bites me. You can see the benchmarks on my hands when this happens. Last time it attacked me, I grabbed a hammer and fought back breaking its neck.

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Kelly

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#12 posted 03-27-2018 07:58 PM

[stifling a chuckle]

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Richard

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#13 posted 03-29-2018 11:42 PM



It s those non-power tool things that get, cause their sneaky!
Many auomobile insurance companies say “most accidents happen withing 10 miles of home” so stay away from home!

- oldnovice

I read that also. So I Moved! But I took the Address Number with me so I’d still get my Mail.

Rick

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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Dark_Lightning

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#14 posted 03-30-2018 03:34 AM

Yeah, we were making dinner and I didn’t realize that the skillet on the stove was right in front of the exhaust from the oven (which was cooking a part of dinner I wasn’t making- it was a team effort), and I burnt the sh…not out of my left hand. That was 3 hours ago, and I’m still holding a cold compress on it (and typing with only my right hand). I don’t like to take medicine of any sort, but I think I’ll try something tonight. :(

Blood. Blisters. Blood blisters. All a part of life.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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Dustin

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#15 posted 03-30-2018 12:04 PM



I am not capable of using a tape dispenser.

I end up with large gobs of mangled tape, tape around my hand and it never goes where I want it

So….I cursed it with some well chosen words and it snarls and bites me. You can see the benchmarks on my hands when this happens. Last time it attacked me, I grabbed a hammer and fought back breaking its neck.

- Redoak49

The packing tape dispenser we used in the warehouse of my last job…I feel like these only exist to belittle and demean otherwise competent tradesmen.

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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