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Peegoo
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If irritation occurs

discontinue use.
Jul 11th, 2019 07:32 AM   Edit   Profile  

Most jobs, you have to think just a little bit in order to do acceptable work.

Daydreaming can sometimes lead to

an oopsie of Biblical proportion.

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 09:46 AM, Jul 11th, 2019)

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Jul 11th, 2019 08:42 AM   Edit   Profile  

I resemble that remark.

A month or so back I was using one of the circle cutters on the drill press for making feedback busters for my acoustic/ electric guitar scale bass.

My laps in attention was in set up, rather lack of. I grabbed the piece of wood held it to the table and immediately put one the blades through the top of my left hand bird finger nail, all the way through into the flesh but not so far as to nick the bone. It’s almost healed, Ive been keeping it together with superglue. I’ve got less than a quarter inch and the sliced part of the nail will have grown out. It mustn’t of been too bad, I could play the bass in two days, but gave it another two before I started back to rehearsals.

I’ve been real good at sizing up projects being on the farm alone and needing to do some serious dangerous stuff, including chainsaws, the tractor and the wood splitter. I’m kind of glad for a semi subtle reminder.

You donât want to look.

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Jul 11th, 2019 08:45 AM   Edit   Profile  

You're right HenryJ. Getting old isn't for sissies.

(This message was last edited by Gene from Tampa at 10:47 AM, Jul 11th, 2019)

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Jul 11th, 2019 08:51 AM   Edit   Profile  

Pope Yes chicken might be very popular in certain parts of the country. Just sayin'.

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Jul 11th, 2019 09:34 AM   Edit   Profile  

hushnel,


OWWWWWW! That hurts just to look at!

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Jul 11th, 2019 11:57 AM   Edit   Profile  


I’m gonna make up some 5 by 5 prints and hang by all my tools, just to remind me “o)

I can handle a lot of the stuff of getting older but not being able to play music would probably shorten my life.

Peegoo
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Jul 11th, 2019 12:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

Before I use any power tool, I always say the following three words to remind me to be extremely mindful to have all my fingers still attached to my hands when the work is done:

Billy Joe Shaver

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Happy Sunsets, tahitijack
Jul 11th, 2019 12:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

Some city planner probably had a hand in that. I can't tell you how many times I heard "Yes, we understand, but our sign code says...…."

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Jul 11th, 2019 01:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

One of the axioms by which I live = combining beer, tiredness and power tools in any fashion is asking for trouble.

The "beer" variable is a no-brainer, but I also always do an honest evaluation of the "tiredness" factor before hitting the "on" switch of whirling, motorized, sharpened steel or abrasives as afternoon wear on into dusk. Have had too many close calls due to waning ability to focus to do otherwise.

As players of stringed instruments, we needs our fangers...

Peegoo
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Jul 11th, 2019 02:09 PM   Edit   Profile  

Chop saws (miter saws) are called Thumb Removers in the business for a reason.

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Jul 11th, 2019 04:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

When I work with any power tool, I'm usually hyper focused. I do day dream quite a bit but not when working with power tools. I usually tune out when my wife starts speaking.

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Jul 12th, 2019 08:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

I usually set up jigs and clamps for power tools, the previous week I had set up a scrap board and clamps to do the same job, cutting out a disk to make a feedback buster. In this case the blade was still in the drill press and I just gabbed the material and went at it, a stupid and an unusually spontaneous action.

I’m glad it happened, not so bad as to permanently screw me up but a significant lapse of caution to remind me to think before flipping the switch. Heat, age and over confidence all played a part.

Working with these machines since I was a kid, in some ways, makes them even more dangerous.

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