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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.
 

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Thanks for the thought! It goes with the foot bone that hasn't healed after 10 weeks. This too shall pass.....................
 

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One day I mind try my hand At a rehandle and I hope I don't lose a finger
 

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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..............
 

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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.
 

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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!
 

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It is covered up, butt I could show the meat.......
 

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Just changed the dressing........
 

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Looks like you smashed that other finger not too long ago. Do you enjoy pain?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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....................
 

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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.

 
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nice picture and bench
can't wait to see the end result.
 

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Thanks! I have a jug of anti-scale compound coming Monday and will be able to heat treat the blade then.
 

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Wow, torn up finger....yet the project goes on, as do the forum post. That is some serious dedication. Kudos, hope it heals fast.
 

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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!
 
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