Warning!!! Dangers of Chisel Planes!

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Forum topic by Dallas posted 01-15-2012 04:45 AM 1591 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-15-2012 04:45 AM

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OK, so it’s not that big a deal.

I’ve been watching the threads on making chisel planes and thought, (in a faintly lucid moment), that I could make one too.

So I did.

Then while putting it together and adjusting the iron, the mallet slipped, hit the wedge and the iron slipped out sideways.

That was bad enough, but then…...

I didn’t want the iron to crash on to the miter saw parked nearby, so, Like a dummy, I reached out to catch the iron. Bad idea.

The iron, the miter saw and I arrived at the same time in the same place.

The iron hit the saw on the back end, bounced up and purposely took a chunk out of the tip of my thumb.

I swear it a conscious act on the part of the chisel. It may have been a finely orchestrated plan between the saw and the chisel to do me bodily harm!

It was a Conspiracy!

I tried to take a picture, but I’m left handed and the camera doesn’t seem to work right with my right hand. I wonder if it in on the conspiracy too!

Watch out for those mean spirited tools in your shop! They’re out to get you!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#1 posted 01-15-2012 05:15 PM

LOL thanks for the laugh.Hope it heals (pride & thumb)

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#2 posted 01-15-2012 05:26 PM

accidents sure happen fast, don’t they

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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