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Posted: 4/5/2006 7:44:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 5:59:41 PM EDT by Tactical_Jew]
He recently escaped from the PRK to Az.

He was doing some woodwork around his place when....whack.

His left index finger to the first joint, the bone is obliterated.

The good docs in Flag put it back together as best as possible.


Link Posted: 4/5/2006 7:46:31 PM EDT
that'll buff right out
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 7:47:46 PM EDT
Rub some dirt in it, and walk it off!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 7:48:16 PM EDT


kinda like a tattoo but with a better story
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 7:49:39 PM EDT
that made me hungry
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 7:49:53 PM EDT
This reminds me of the last blurry pictured table-saw accident thread.

Does he have pictures of it fixed?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 7:52:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 7:53:34 PM EDT
The table saw made his fingers red and blurry?

Hope he feels better soon.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:23:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By giacutter:
The table saw made his fingers red and blurry?




damn right they do. Especially when you're try to take a pic with what was your off hand waiting for the wife to bring the car around to take you to the ER.

Not counting my guns as dangerous tools my table saw is in the top 5 dangerous tools I've.

Radial Arm Saw/ Router Table - Tied for first

Roto-Zip - Third

router - fourth

table saw - fifth
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:29:57 PM EDT
i find my black and decker in-house fire starter to be exceptionally dangerous

my blasting cap yo-yo is quite dangerous as well. not to mention my c-4 baseball collection...don't want to toss those around too much


ah hell, i've been up for many hours and i'm starting to get delirious
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:32:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 8:33:24 PM EDT by 1Andy2]

Originally Posted By MlTCHELL:
This reminds me of the last blurry pictured table-saw accident thread.

Does he have pictures of it fixed?



That was a router table/shaper.

Please show us the pics of it fixed. Don't leave us hanging like that..... last finger...
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:33:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:

Originally Posted By MlTCHELL:
This reminds me of the last blurry pictured table-saw accident thread.

Does he have pictures of it fixed?



That was a router table/shaper.

Please show us the pics of it fixed. Don't leave us hanging like that..... last finger...



....by a tendon
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:36:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:36:28 PM EDT
What kind of person decides to actually take the time to take a picture of something like that right after it happens?

I think I'd be more worried about, y'know, stuff like calling 911, getting it bandaged up, etc. But that's just me.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:38:28 PM EDT


Dang, I miss living in Flagstaff.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:38:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 8:39:00 PM EDT by IchWarrior]
well, I can see the shower head real fuckin clearly...



Hope he gets to use them fingers again...

Okay, its a sink.


Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:39:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 8:40:06 PM EDT by Treelo]
I was going to take a picture of the paper cut I got earlier, but I was jumping up and down and screaming too much to hold the camera steady.

Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:43:12 PM EDT
They make a table saw that will stop fast enough to be safe when it contacts human flesh
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:44:20 PM EDT
Gat dang!

I worked at a motorcycle builder last summer where a guy chopped his hand right off. My friend had to pick it up and escort him to the front to call 911. Needless to say, he didn't return.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:46:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:51:14 PM EDT
I've seen worse. When I did my rotation in the ER for my EMT course, there was a Mexican day-laborer who cut off his pinky and thumb, with a big gouge through the palm in between.

The nurse told me I was the only guy available, so I should glove up and help him take a piss.

Sorry, but I don't do that. I unbuttoned him and gave him the bottle. Covered him with a blanket when he was done. Not my problem.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:52:02 PM EDT
At a plant where I worked I saw a guy touch some 440v stuff (switch box on a shear) with a screw driver. The voltage went right thru him without a hitch until it exited his body thru the opposite hand. Blew out some finger tips very similar to the pics here. Except the were half cartorized (sp?) i.e., burnt closed.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:55:08 PM EDT
I've been doing woodwork and trim all week, thank your friend for the safety reminder
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 10:31:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

Originally Posted By OBird:
What kind of person decides to actually take the time to take a picture of something like that right after it happens?



Pssst--read my post just above yours.



Well you gotta give me a little credit....you only beat me by 19 seconds.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:34:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By OBird:
What kind of person decides to actually take the time to take a picture of something like that right after it happens?

I think I'd be more worried about, y'know, stuff like calling 911, getting it bandaged up, etc. But that's just me.



He lives way out in the boonies of N. Az. He took a couple of pics while waiting for the ambulance.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:41:42 AM EDT



nasty. i don't know what it is about table saws, but they actually scare me.


Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:44:32 AM EDT
FWIW, the most dangerous piece of woodworking equipment is a shaper.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:24:50 AM EDT
just needs a little 'tussin
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:10:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ClayP:
just needs a little 'tussin



right...
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:12:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:14:56 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:17:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CS223:
FWIW, the most dangerous piece of woodworking equipment is a shaper. WOODWORKING EQUIPMENT!!!!



( followed by the ENGINE LATHE and the MILL.....


and the BENCH GRINDER )

and the interlock defeated industrial laser can be smelly when you take a power shot to the 'fro.....

oh....ELECTRICTY.....that one's a bitch!!!

box cutters......

framing hammers....OWWWWWW
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:19:39 AM EDT
Here is a video of a guy actually putting his finger thru a saw
video here
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:21:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CS223:
FWIW, the most dangerous piece of woodworking equipment is a shaper.



Big +1

The nastiest shop accident I've witnessed involved a shaper.
I've had a few close-calls with them, myself.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:23:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 7:24:14 AM EDT by Cleatus]
that sawstop ting is cool- spendy

IBTHSIANF


In Before The How Spendy Is A New Finger group...
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:25:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

Originally Posted By CS223:
FWIW, the most dangerous piece of woodworking equipment is a shaper.



I'm a relative beginner--what's a "shaper?"



Think of it as an overgrown router table on steroids...with an antisocial attitude thrown in for kicks.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:32:57 AM EDT
Sorry, that sucks for him. I chewed through my left ring finger from the very end through down to the first knuckle (the one closest to my hand), I kinda wish I had a camera phone to take a pic. The only long term problems I have are other than the lack of movement in the tip, a moderate amount of chronic pain due to the tendon damage. FWIW this was about 3 years ago and his fingers look exactly like mine did.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:36:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 12:01:52 PM EDT
Buy a table that will allow you to easily replace the top with your own custom-made tops.

You will eventually want to make application-specific tops with holes and slots drilled for stops and such for shaping specific things.

Oh, and push sticks and featherboards are your friend.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 12:06:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NotoriousSEG:
i find my black and decker in-house fire starter to be exceptionally dangerous

my blasting cap yo-yo is quite dangerous as well. not to mention my c-4 baseball collection...don't want to toss those around too much


ah hell, i've been up for many hours and i'm starting to get delirious



You wanna come over and play with my tannerite football.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:40:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

Originally Posted By Yankee1911:

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

Originally Posted By CS223:
FWIW, the most dangerous piece of woodworking equipment is a shaper.



I'm a relative beginner--what's a "shaper?"



Think of it as an overgrown router table on steroids...with an antisocial attitude thrown in for kicks.



Ah, thanks. I'm getting ready to buy a router table shortly. I was hoping it would be safer than clamping the wood and routing by hand. I have a great deal of finish work to do on my cabin that involves the use of a router.

I sure do enjoy the various things you can do with one though.

I am terrified of that little bit spinning at 15,000 RPM.



Most currently available router tables have safety features and bit guards. Think of it like reloading with a pistol powder you can double charge. Concentrate on the business at hand, and feed in the right direction.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:43:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:44:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:00:32 PM EDT
I hate using the table saw at work ! One time I had a kick back and the piece of plastic shot at my hand at like a 100 miles an hour and hurt for like a week.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:12:07 PM EDT
Not to be pouring salt on that wound; but I bet he won't do it again. Now will he?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 5:58:59 PM EDT
some of you wanted to see the post op pics.


Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:04:55 PM EDT
Damn.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:04:58 PM EDT
The ends of your fingers are the most sensitive areas of your body, second only to your battle pants galactica.


That has GOT to hurt like a fucking bitch.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:10:08 PM EDT
Ugh!

The post-op pics are worse than the injury pics!
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:17:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
Ugh!

The post-op pics are worse than the injury pics!



Actually not too bad for what the table saw can do to you. Especially the guys who keep the blade all the way up no matter the thickness they are cutting.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:18:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Yankee1911:

Originally Posted By CS223:
FWIW, the most dangerous piece of woodworking equipment is a shaper.



Big +1

The nastiest shop accident I've witnessed involved a shaper.
I've had a few close-calls with them, myself.



Shapers are no joke. Ripping with a radial arm saw can be dangerous as hell also.
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