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    Then, of course there's the marking (and cutting) out of the bulkheads and panels on the plywood (three sheets of 3 mm gaboon), after which things should go quite quickly.

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    Default More of the Cautionary Tale of the Finger...

    More of the Cautionary Tale of the Finger:

    1. Set of Carbatec push-sticks and one "push pad". The surface on which they are sitting has had one-only coat of Norglass Polyclear Gloss enamel (over three of Bote-Cote)yet, coming up well so far :)





    2. Carbatec push-sticks again: the "push-pad" sitting on its working surface (the rubber pad)





    3. Ripped-out glove finger: NEVER get anything like this ANYWHERE NEAR a spinning saw blade: the blade grabbed it in a momentary lapse of concentration caused by fatigue, and pulled my finger into the blade. Extremely STUPID. It was extremely lucking that the injury wasn't worse: just enough to teach me a very deep lesson



    Follow this link to my Flickr account, also in my New Shed album/set


    I considered putting up a couple of snaps of the savaged finger as a warning to others, but decided fairly quickly that I wouldn't, since there would probably be complaints resulting in my being Cautioned or BANNED. So I haven't, and won't. One has to look very closely at said finger now to see that anything has happened: it has healed exceptionally well and quickly, given the bite. Two of those push-sticks are going up the the father-in-law's, and I will acquire another set for here.

    A serious of unfortunate events recently has curtailed much of just about anything except essential things for the time being, and it is going to be a while before anything else gets done on this, the shed, or much else (including RFS call-outs).

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    Wow you were lucky - the other lesson is that when using machinery like a table saw never wear gloves (except of course weldin' gloves when weldin'). They get caught in the works and pull you in faster than you can crap yourself!! The same applies to long sleeves and long hair. I see all sorts of safety advice but that simple rule seems to get too little attention, especially as people tend to think that leather gauntlets will make them safer when using sharp spinning machinery.
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    Jeremy
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    Indeed - see the caption in my above post. Wedding rings are frowned upon where electricity is concerned, too... I almost always work with my sleeves rolled up, but thanks for the tip. My hair is not what could be called overly long ;).

    Cheers,
    the alex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexN View Post
    it has healed exceptionally well and quickly,
    Glad to hear that Alex - now hopefully you'll get a lucky break or 2 and be able to make some progress.

    (I'm not sure how much longer I can hold my breath .)

    I know what it's like though - my current bench build is to replace a bench that needs to be moved to replace a table that will be turfed after I move the things on it that need to be better organised. And all of that is necessary as part of a tidy up to allow me to build a kayak that I've been planning for over a year....

    If we persevere we'll get there.
    Cheers, Bob the labrat

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    Hello Bob,

    If you happen to stumble across an excess of lucky break, please send me one! And don't turn blue on us, it's not worth it!

    Step by step - I'm getting a small amont of benchtop sanding done by fits and starts. One bit sanded is one bit that doesn't have to be done in future...

    Cheers,
    Alex.

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