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Old 03-14-2016, 10:15 PM
sblack sblack is offline
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Ok that makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. Steel vs flesh never ends well. I am very glad you still have everything you started with.
Scott in Montreal
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:33 AM
invision invision is offline
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Wow! That was a very close call you had there. All the best for a speedy recovery.
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:16 AM
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dam looks painful but a lucky escape, id think a guard for the machine would be the 1st job once your hand is better
Geelong victoria
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Old 03-20-2016, 04:48 AM
Oldnek Oldnek is offline
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You still need to be careful using it when you recover, as a crush is sometimes worse than a break:
EK Holden V8
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Old 06-10-2016, 10:34 AM
John Buchtenkirch John Buchtenkirch is offline
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I’m kinda thinking this thread needs an ending. The notcher is now in safe working condition with a newly fabricated work table with adjustable stops and also of course a new hand shield for that upper lever. It cuts 1/8” sheet effortlessly and only needs the factory tags installed and me to bolt it down in its new location to be 100% complete.

The BEST NEWS is my left hand has healed perfectly…… other than the extreme pain I suffered for a few very long moments I absolutely dodged a bullet on this one. I look at it as being a wakeup call to “to always focus on where you’re at and not be overwhelmed by some monster project” if that makes any sense. Thanks for your concerns ~ John Buchtenkirch

P.S. Little Franky is proud of his slug drawer…… first thing he ever fabricated on a brake !

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Old 06-11-2016, 03:31 AM
Jaroslav Jaroslav is offline
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Good idea. A good idea is always 100 years ahead or 3 seconds late. Jaroslav
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Old 06-11-2016, 07:22 AM
Gojeep Gojeep is offline
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Great to hear you healed up completely.
aka. Gojeep
Victoria, Australia

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Old 06-11-2016, 09:24 AM
Marc Bourget Marc Bourget is offline
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I noted, with sympathetic irony, that the last picture shows you resting your hand on the new shield.

This is one of those "which comes first, the chicken or the egg" thoughts, but I'd like to observe that one problem was the lack of shield and the other MAY be, the "habit" of resting one's extremities on equipment. No problem, now, with this one, but does the "habit" put you at risk with regard to something else in the shop?

Intuition may suggest to you that I learned the above the hard way, but, lucky like you, not permanent, just repetitive. Dumb me!

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