Big Boy sanders and fingers don't mix

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Big Boy sanders and fingers don't mix

Post by Daniel_M » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:35 pm

Whist I think the subject line says it all, here is a photo from last week when I used a poorly designed jig, a big boy sander, some beautifully quartered blackwood from Tim and a lapse of judgement. I was honing in a 15 degree cut for a scarf joint when it went horribly wrong. :shock: This photo was taken late last week after I had a few days of healing. :oops:

There was a lot blood and a hospital trip. It could have been a lot worse. On the upside, I have been getting a lot of slide practice done (due to an inability to bend my fingers at the moment) - going down to the delta! :roll:
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Re: Big Boy sanders and fingers don't mix

Post by Kim » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:43 pm

Fucking OOwwwww!! :(

Hope it heals quick for ya Dan.

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Re: Big Boy sanders and fingers don't mix

Post by Paul B » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:59 pm

Ouch!

Oh man that must hurt. You have my sympathy.

I lost a fingernail once to a stationary disk sander when I was in high school, trying to sand a wedge to bung into the top of a mallet, didn't know any better and the damn thing sucked my middle finger right in.

My drum sander scares the crap out of me, too much horsepower and not enough guards, that f**ker would take your arm off if you let it. Perhaps it's better to be scared of our tools, makes us show them the respect they demand.

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Re: Big Boy sanders and fingers don't mix

Post by Daniel_M » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:22 pm

it actually didn't hurt - i pretty much went straight into shock. I was at my best buddy's (more like a brother) workshop (Epic Guitars) - I am now 'banned' from the big boy for 6 months. Ha ha ha. Apparently economists should not be using heavy machinery. :lol:

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Re: Big Boy sanders and fingers don't mix

Post by Lillian » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:37 pm

Ouch! Second Skin is your friend.

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Re: Big Boy sanders and fingers don't mix

Post by Nick » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:56 am

Kim wrote:Fucking OOwwwww!! :(
My thoughts exactly
Hope it doesn't sting too much Daniel & heals quickly
Daniel_M wrote:Apparently economists should not be using heavy machinery
Calculators & pencils only from now on :wink: :lol:
It can happen to the most qualified of us, a moments lapse in concentration et viola. I used to work on Ambulances & we attended a guy that had run the chainsaw across the back of his hand, fortunately missed most of the tendons! On the way in to the hospital I was filling out the accident report & asked him what his occupation was, long silence then rather sheepishly he told me he taught people "The correct & safe use of chainsaws" at the local arborist/horticultural school. :oops:. Told him to prepare himself for a hard time when he got back to work!
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Re: Big Boy sanders and fingers don't mix

Post by ozwood » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:23 pm

I just had a guitar making mate at My Place , I was Showing him my new Jet Sander and generally chewing the fat , and he told about a guy sanding his fingers , mmmm, I thought that sound's familiar , Yep It was You Daniel.
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Re: Big Boy sanders and fingers don't mix

Post by Daniel_M » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:09 pm

Oh man, I infamous! Looking your location that is not too surprising as it happened at the Epic Guitars workshop. :lol:

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Re: Big Boy sanders and fingers don't mix

Post by ozwood » Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:08 pm

Hi Dan ,

You can Thank Carl next time you see him !

Paul.
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Re: Big Boy sanders and fingers don't mix

Post by Daniel_M » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:43 pm

Ha ha ha,

Karl, i should have known. :)

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Re: Big Boy sanders and fingers don't mix

Post by needsmorecowbel » Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:56 pm

How do you rate the Jet Sanders?

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Re: Big Boy sanders and fingers don't mix

Post by ozwood » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:37 pm

Hi,

I love my little jet sander 10/20 , the best money I ever spent , My mate has the carbatec one , And I'm not so fussed on it , the feed belt is not as god , and I find the Jet a lot easier to adjust so you get even thickness across the width.

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Re: Big Boy sanders and fingers don't mix

Post by simonm » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:41 pm

Can't remember if it was here I saw it or somewhere else. Someone said that in some carpentry workshop there was a big sign on the door(s) which said "count your fingers" as a reminder to be careful and have the same number going in and coming out.

Hope you heal up 100% and quickly.

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Re: Big Boy sanders and fingers don't mix

Post by tippie53 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:29 am

Hope you heal fast
You know you can find out who your friends are real fast when you break both your hands
Think about it
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Re: Big Boy sanders and fingers don't mix

Post by Dave » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:54 pm

Dan I sympathise with you as I did something similar when I was doing my apprenticeship many years ago :(

I had only been at work for two weeks and I was on a linisher and was sanding some table legs with a 60 grit belt when I slipped and touched the belt with my knuckles on my right hand, I remember looking at my hand where skin had been and watching the blood seep out; which was really strange as it took ages for the bleeding to stop! i also remember the strange smell that came from the skin being removed :shock:

Close calls do make you a bit more wary using machines and I have a very healthy interest in making sure I use machines in a safe way even if a shortcut saves a few minutes.

All the best
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