I did manage to get a bunch of woodworking done over the long weekend but had to stop for a little emergency room visit.
The really great thing that’s going on right now is that my contractor is on the job installing the drywall and now I’ve got real walls in the house again. So instead of woodworking pictures here’s my new drywall. Feels good to start putting the house back together.
Oh, the ER visit? Well, I had a little problem with the table saw – my left thumb touched the blade during a cross-cut with my crosscut sled. Good thing I was using the sled because the damage would have been much worse with out it. As it was I just ended up with a nasty cut, a painful thumb and a small co-pay to have the ER doc check it out and dress it for me. I got very lucky – no stitches and I still have a thumb. The doctor didn’t think she could do much for my wounded pride or damaged ego. Although she did agree that it was a stupid accident. Now she didn’t call me stupid – she just agreed with me that I did a stupid thing. and yes, I still feel stupid, very stupid. I know better. Honest – I use to teach electronic shop safety, including power tool safety. I use to yell at my crew for not wearing safety glasses and stuff.
So I now, I am officially saving up for a new Sawstop table saw. This saw has a flesh sensing device that will prevent injuries like I got (no I am not posting a picture of my thumb). Here is a demo of the saw:
In addition to the great safety feature it is also an outstanding saw. If you ever used one, you’ll like it. I’ve used the saw in a couple of woodworking classes and loved the accuracy of the saw. The only draw back is the price. The model I want starts at about $2,500, before the accessories, so it’s going to be awhile before I get one. Unless one of you out there as a few thousand dollars you’d like to give me… 🙂
and Heather’s already scheduled the long safety lecture with me so you don’t need to worry about that. Sadly, I’ll be out of the shop for a little – doc says I need a couple of weeks for the thumb to heal.
If you need me – I’ll be on the sofa watching old movies feeling stupid and nursing my wounded pride.