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SpikeC
03-08-2011, 09:41 PM
I was working on the wa handle for my honesuki project yesterday, and decided to slice the handle lengthwise and cut a groove in each half to provide a place for the tang of the blade. The first side was no problem, however I had a small miscalculation on the second half. I now have a nice groove in the side of the middle finger of my left hand.
The good news is that the handle piece was not destroyed so I don't have to start over from scratch!
Moral of the story: power tools are dangerous.

obtuse
03-08-2011, 10:40 PM
Ouch! I hope you're okay.

SpikeC
03-08-2011, 10:44 PM
Thanks for the thought! It goes with the foot bone that hasn't healed after 10 weeks. This too shall pass.....................

obtuse
03-08-2011, 10:47 PM
One day I mind try my hand At a rehandle and I hope I don't lose a finger

SpikeC
03-08-2011, 11:01 PM
They tell me that that it will fill back in! I have converted to almost exclusive hand tool use, butt that blade on the table saw was just the perfect thickness for the slot that I wanted to make..............

PierreRodrigue
03-08-2011, 11:14 PM
ouch! a friend reciently was doing some hardwood flooring for a customer who was sitting on his shoulder, a seconds inattention, he got a nice groove down the center of his middle finger as a reminder. They had to remove some bone, but the plastic surgeon fixed it up nice. He just got no sensation in his finger tip now.

Vertigo
03-08-2011, 11:17 PM
I was working on the wa handle for my honesuki project yesterday, and decided to slice the handle lengthwise and cut a groove in each half to provide a place for the tang of the blade. The first side was no problem, however I had a small miscalculation on the second half. I now have a nice groove in the side of the middle finger of my left hand.
The good news is that the handle piece was not destroyed so I don't have to start over from scratch!
Moral of the story: power tools are dangerous.

Pics or it didn't happen!

SpikeC
03-08-2011, 11:24 PM
It is covered up, butt I could show the meat.......
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_R-BA0-S2VKk/TXby-NxBiJI/AAAAAAAAAEY/ipDDr2gk_r0/s128/0308011920.jpg

SpikeC
03-09-2011, 12:41 AM
Just changed the dressing........
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_R-BA0-S2VKk/TXcEW2G5XhI/AAAAAAAAAEk/W4LuzrNVsRE/s640/0308012029.jpg

Vertigo
03-09-2011, 12:43 AM
D'oh!

http://www.souppilgrim.com/orglif/vomit.gif

Pensacola Tiger
03-09-2011, 06:44 AM
Glad it wasn't worse. Hope you heal quickly.

99Limited
03-09-2011, 08:31 AM
Looks like you smashed that other finger not too long ago. Do you enjoy pain?

olpappy
03-09-2011, 04:23 PM
With a table saw, you are lucky it wasn't much worse! For something as small a piece of knife handle material, table saw doesn't provide enough precision or control. A hand chisel and Dremel tool would be easier.

SpikeC
03-09-2011, 05:41 PM
I completed the cut today on the ts with no drama, doing it the way I should have Monday. This sort of thing can be done safely, but shortcuts are NOT appropriate!
The slot I wanted to cut was too thin for a chisel at 3/32nds, although I could have reground a chisel to do the job.

Darkhoek
03-09-2011, 05:50 PM
I completed the cut today on the ts with no drama, doing it the way I should have Monday. This sort of thing can be done safely, but shortcuts are NOT appropriate!
The slot I wanted to cut was too thin for a chisel at 3/32nds, although I could have reground a chisel to do the job.

Haha. Sounds a lot like me. I tend to get just a little bit too keen on finishing what I am doing and I end up doing stupid things or doing things the stupid way that sets me back a lot more time than it would take to do it slowly and correct the first time :D Slashed fingers, cracked handles, broken drill bits... you name it.

DarkHOeK

SpikeC
03-09-2011, 06:31 PM
After many years of making custom jewelry I learned to have the patients to do things correctly, one step at a time, but every now and then....................

SpikeC
03-11-2011, 06:26 PM
Progress on the peoject. The hadle is assembled, now I'm cutting the bevels with a plane that I built. It takes such smooth cuts that there is no tear out.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_R-BA0-S2VKk/TXqg81Yz1RI/AAAAAAAAAE4/LpILJI3TyRw/s640/PICT0426.JPG

steeley
03-11-2011, 07:09 PM
nice picture and bench
can't wait to see the end result.

SpikeC
03-11-2011, 07:50 PM
Thanks! I have a jug of anti-scale compound coming Monday and will be able to heat treat the blade then.

kalaeb
03-12-2011, 03:05 AM
Wow, torn up finger....yet the project goes on, as do the forum post. That is some serious dedication. Kudos, hope it heals fast.

SpikeC
03-12-2011, 03:26 PM
Thanks, butt it is only one finger! It's the broken foot bone that is slowing me down the most. Gotta keep busy, dontcha' know!

SpikeC
03-13-2011, 06:13 PM
Here is what the handle is looking like:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_R-BA0-S2VKk/TX0q-s-3_5I/AAAAAAAAAFU/LLyLxHDCmV8/s912/1st%20handle.jpg