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Old 12-29-2007, 11:00 PM
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About this pic from my Loving Wife on the side of my band saw: One Saturday night, a year ago last November, I was cutting a piece of Mesquite into little cubes for the smoker box on grill. Having a toddy and getting ready to do a little cooking, actually two citrus rum toddies, I discovered I needed some mesquite chunks. So out to the band saw in the garage I go. Having cut more than I needed, my buzzed *** decided to finish off the wood I had. Next thing I know, I reached to push them off the table and stuck the end of my F#$&ing thumb right into the blade. Point Here Being Is How After Many Years Of Working With Equipment, It Is So Easy To Become TOO LAX With This Equipment. Of course, the toddies did not help much! I suggested Super Gluing it together. But Wife said no way. So, she tries to take me to one clinic that is closed and I told her, "hun, I really do not want to cruise around and see the town right now, just go to the hospital ER" (thumb throbbing like Hell now). So we get there and the nurse says whatever you are drinking, it smells really good! Then the doc comes in and says "So, cocktails and power tools tonight, huh?". Now, my red face is throbbing more than my thumb. When we get home, my wife with her computer skills finds this lovely pic to turn into a lovely reminder/warning sign on the side of my band saw. Thank God for Her help! Don't get too lax with those machines!!!!!!!! So now ya'll can have fun with this and she can email you that pic if needed.
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Old 12-30-2007, 09:40 AM
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Torch, I can't remember which show I saw your story aired on. It was either Mad TV or Tool Time.

Good thread for Safety reminders involving sharp revolving tools and alcohol.
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Good reminder. BTW, the Super Glue trick works like a charm.
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Old 12-30-2007, 12:54 PM
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This needed a little more attn. to keep the end on and get it really cleaned out first. I have used the super glue before??
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:13 PM
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Just yesterday morning I got to drunk to finish my machining work. I called in reinforcements. Yea for me...
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Huh-huh. Yesterday MORNING.?
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:37 AM
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No drinking involved in this one, but a good warning about becoming complacent around power tools. This one I did on a grizzley belt sander last Sunday.

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Old 01-02-2008, 12:08 PM
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Oh Man! Sorry to see that. Not much super glue or stitches can do there. What do you do with that? Kind of bad burn & rash deal. Keep it clean!!
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Damn Jay, that looks awful. Ryan has posted a play by play in Off Topics.
Wish you the best, let us know how you the followup is going?
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Jay, I hope the healing process goes well, I'll be pulling for you.

You know I try to keep all of the safety tips I read here in my mind when I'm in the shop, but this one will definately stand out. Sometimes posting pictures like those, graphic as they may be, tends to push the message home a little better. I thank you for this as hopefully it may help someone, maybe me, in the future. Good luck on the recovery.
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