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JG52Uther
09-09-2005, 12:55 PM
Today my good friend and squadmate JG52+6High had an argument with a circular saw while at work in Switzerland .The saw won (over modelled).His right thumb is now 2 cm shorter than it was yesterday.Be careful out there.
Get well soon 6! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif

wayno7777
09-09-2005, 01:00 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gifThose things have a nasty habit of doing that!....Hope he comes out ok. GWS, 6....

BSS_Goat
09-09-2005, 01:05 PM
Hope your back flying soon, 5 3/4.

JG52-6High
09-09-2005, 01:41 PM
Um, Goat, it`s 5 1/2, actually..
And Uther; i`ll deal with you later http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Btw, anyone have a good idea how to map keyboard commands to CH Pedals? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
U just gotta love `em Painkillers http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Greetings,

6, i mean 5 1/2 of course

BSS_Goat
09-09-2005, 01:53 PM
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Chuck_Older
09-09-2005, 02:44 PM
Rall didn't need a thumb http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

MEGILE
09-09-2005, 03:08 PM
Get well soon

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Zeus-cat
09-09-2005, 03:50 PM
If you have never seen this before it is amazing! The guy is or was having trouble selling the technology because saw manufacturers were afraid they would be sued if it didn't work right. I heard he started his own company.

http://www.sawstop.com/

Zeus-cat

BSS_Goat
09-09-2005, 04:02 PM
Zeus-cat thats amazing any idea how it works?

p1ngu666
09-09-2005, 04:20 PM
Originally posted by BSS_Goat:
Zeus-cat thats amazing any idea how it works?

http://www.sawstop.com/how-it-works-overview.htm

steve_v
09-09-2005, 05:12 PM
Thumbs are not the only victims of the saw.
p1ngu666, I hve pared down your sig, since you haven't responded to Tullys request.

felbeast
09-09-2005, 05:27 PM
I had a friend who's boss would throw circular saws at him. Sometimes running...

snafu73
09-09-2005, 05:34 PM
Somebody I work with nearly castrated themselves with our circular saw, he was cutting some stuff up when a peice of it got dragged into the blade - sending it back in his direction at an improbable speed, ripping a three inch hole in his jeans just wide of bullzeye!!!

jurinko
09-09-2005, 05:51 PM
Hopefully he has TracIR so he doesnâ´t need to touch the hat. Naturalpoint makes even more sophisticated stuff for disabled people.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

VF-29_Sandman
09-09-2005, 07:09 PM
that sucks, but at least he didnt have an 8" thick chunk of steel let go from a magnet and turn his foot into tomato paste. been there, seen it happen to a guy; lost half his foot from that. another guy lost the tips of 2 or 3 fingers from havin his fingers under a plate they were putting on his burning table. is better to slow down and take ur time than rush things...and that's when mr. murphy loves to strike.

LEXX_Luthor
09-09-2005, 07:12 PM
steve::
Thumbs are not the only victims of The Saw.
p1ngu666, I have pared [..sawed..] down your sig, since you haven't responded to Tullys request.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Wild Saw eats Mossie

Ranger_80
09-09-2005, 07:56 PM
Originally posted by snafu73:
Somebody I work with nearly castrated themselves with our circular saw, he was cutting some stuff up when a peice of it got dragged into the blade - sending it back in his direction at an improbable speed, ripping a three inch hole in his jeans just wide of bullzeye!!!

Grinders seem to have the same affinity for that area, my boss was grinding a bracket unaware where the sparks were going and set fire to his crotch http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
That has to be the hardest place to put out a fire - your first reaction is to hit it out with your hands http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif A quandry of the highest order!!

zetareticulan
09-09-2005, 09:04 PM
How to deal with phantom limbs - or in this case, phantom thumbs.

Have you heard of this phenomenon? Amputees report the sensation of still being able to feel the missing limb, it generally feels like it's adopting a very uncomfortable posture too.

Suggest to your oppo that he first finds a suitably sized mirror.

place that mirror in such a way so that it reflects the unharmed counterpart of the limb he lost.

Next, flex the complete limb to the extent/position that feels closest to the position adopted by the "phantom".

Next, and this bit is important, tell your buddy to <span class="ev_code_RED">concentrate on the mirror image.</span>

Whilst looking at the mirror image your buddy should then relax the complete limb, shifting its posture from the one which mirrors the sensations reported by the missing piece towards a more comfortable, natural position.

Apparently, the visual information from the mirror, filtered by the brain, convinces the damaged nerves in the stump that everything's normal.

My sympathies to JG52+6High. Two CM's might not sound much more than a flesh wound, but I'll tell you, I wouldn't fancy trying to get to sleep with that nonsense throbbing away like a biatch all night.

Cheers - and careful with those tools lads.

wayno7777
09-09-2005, 09:15 PM
Originally posted by LEXX_Luthor:
steve:: <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Thumbs are not the only victims of The Saw.
p1ngu666, I have pared [..sawed..] down your sig, since you haven't responded to Tullys request.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Wild Saw eats Mossie </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



GO go go Lexx http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Get Seafire to illustrate that!

repoman11
09-10-2005, 12:29 AM
A motorcycle got my right thumb twenty one years ago. To the first joint. Decided I could get the chain cleaner if I had it on the centerstand, and held a rag on it with both hands while it was in gear. The rag got sucked in, and so did my right thumb. Duh.

I just use my mouse instead of the hat switch.

JG52-6High
09-10-2005, 12:51 AM
@ Chuck Older: Rall didn`t have a MSFFB2, he had a crammy pit with lots of switches, lol. Then again, if he would have shredded his thumb, he`d be flying again next day http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

@ zeuscat: amazing thing, that sausage in the video looks better than my thumb after contact http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

@ Snafu: Quite a common thing to do, if u set the saw up wrongly, u can "shoot" a hole in a 1 1/2 inch piece of plywood( reminds me of .50`s http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif)

@zetareticulan: if not for painkillers..no sleep, you`re right

@ p1ngu: never in my wildest dreams would i have thought my thumb and your sig where so closely related..guess we both lost an important part of ourselfs http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

BTW: I`m beginning to love my TrackIR even more...

6-1/2

SithSpeeder
09-10-2005, 02:46 AM
Yikes. Hope he gets better.

On a weird note:
MAN CUTS OFF HAND, ATTEMPTS SUICIDE
Lehigh Valley (PA) News
01/24/01

A Lehighton man doing remodeling work at a Bethlehem home accidentally cut off his hand with a power saw then, apparently hoping to end his pain, shot himself at least 12 times in the head with a nail gun, police said.

William A. Bartron, 25, of 110 S. Third St., Lehighton, was alive at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill, on Wednesday, a hospital spokeswoman said. However, his condition was
unavailable.

Bethlehem police officer Cheryl Ruth said Bartron was working in the basement at the home of Larry Lang, 2048 Worthington Ave., when he severed his hand at the wrist while using a
portable mitre saw Tuesday afternoon.

The report said Lang came home about 3:30 p.m. and Bartron was doing remodeling work in the basement. Lang said he went to the basement 20 minutes later and found Bartron on the floor and called 911.

Lang told police Bartron's employer arrived a short time later and placed the amputated left hand in a clean plastic sandwich bag, which was taken with Bartron to St. Luke's, Ruth said.

The officer said Bartron was admitted to the hospital's trauma unit, where it was reported that at least a dozen 1 1/2 inch nails had penetrated his scalp.

Ruth said the employer told her Bartron had shot several nails into his head with a pneumatic nail gun "because he could not stand the pain from the amputation."

* _54th_Speeder *

JG52-6High
09-10-2005, 04:55 AM
shot himself at least 12 times in the head with a nail gun,
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

pourshot
09-10-2005, 05:18 AM
One of the guys at my work got his head stuck between the two stages of a fork lift mast, it crushed his head but he survived. So basicly if all you lost was a finger your doing well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Cajun76
09-10-2005, 06:51 AM
Man Slices Own Head Off in Supermarket Suicide
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (Reuters) - A South African man died trying to cut his own head off with a butcher's band saw in a major supermarket, police said on Wednesday.
Superintendent Jay Naicker said the Shoprite Checkers store in Richards Bay had been ready to close on Monday when the man wandered in and headed for the meat department. "He just walked in, went to the band saw machine and switched it on," Naicker told Reuters. "Apparently he knew what he was doing. He put his neck to the blade and it cut about half way through before he fell to the floor."
Naicker said the man, later identified as 31-year-old Emmanuel Gumbi, was pronounced dead at the scene.
He said police had turned up no motive for the suicide, which stunned staff and shoppers at the store in northern Kwazulu-Natal province.

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Hope your doing OK, get well soon.

JG52-6High
09-10-2005, 11:44 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif ..turning into a horror-thread

Platypus_1.JaVA
09-10-2005, 04:30 PM
I got the top of my left pinkie slashed off by a sharp and very heavy piece of steel a while ago. I took it with me to hospital and they sewed it back together.

The whole incident gave me three weeks of much needed vacation. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif But my medication destroyed half of the pleasure really.

oFZo
09-10-2005, 04:44 PM
I near-amputated my left thumb with a circular saw once, it was dangling by some skin. Had a good surgeon, now (7 years later) it's about 80% functional.

Can you imagine the way I felt reading this thread's title? Yikes!

Freycinet
09-11-2005, 02:12 AM
Originally posted by Ranger_80:
Grinders seem to have the same affinity for that area, my boss was grinding a bracket unaware where the sparks were going and set fire to his crotch http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
That has to be the hardest place to put out a fire - your first reaction is to hit it out with your hands http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif A quandry of the highest order!!

Reminds me of once I was sitting under a cactus that stood in the window sill. Due to a gust of wind it suddenly fell towards me. So, do my hands go up to stop it...? - Made for a few disagreable milliseconds... And a lot of small punctures in my hands!

Amazing saw in that link, do go and see the movie!

And "get well!" to you who lost a part of your thumb.

buglord
09-11-2005, 03:09 AM
hope your thumb gets better soon m8, ive done a similar thing with a surface grinder on my finger about 17 years ago when i was just starting out at work , its not too bad now after all that time( hurts a bit when its cold ), because they hand to sow it back on it was hanging off http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif, screwed up my handwriting as well & it still aint right today.

wayno7777
09-11-2005, 01:16 PM
Originally posted by SithSpeeder:
Yikes. Hope he gets better.

On a weird note: <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">MAN CUTS OFF HAND, ATTEMPTS SUICIDE
Lehigh Valley (PA) News
01/24/01

A Lehighton man doing remodeling work at a Bethlehem home accidentally cut off his hand with a power saw then, apparently hoping to end his pain, shot himself at least 12 times in the head with a nail gun, police said.

William A. Bartron, 25, of 110 S. Third St., Lehighton, was alive at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill, on Wednesday, a hospital spokeswoman said. However, his condition was
unavailable.

Bethlehem police officer Cheryl Ruth said Bartron was working in the basement at the home of Larry Lang, 2048 Worthington Ave., when he severed his hand at the wrist while using a
portable mitre saw Tuesday afternoon.

The report said Lang came home about 3:30 p.m. and Bartron was doing remodeling work in the basement. Lang said he went to the basement 20 minutes later and found Bartron on the floor and called 911.

Lang told police Bartron's employer arrived a short time later and placed the amputated left hand in a clean plastic sandwich bag, which was taken with Bartron to St. Luke's, Ruth said.

The officer said Bartron was admitted to the hospital's trauma unit, where it was reported that at least a dozen 1 1/2 inch nails had penetrated his scalp.

Ruth said the employer told her Bartron had shot several nails into his head with a pneumatic nail gun "because he could not stand the pain from the amputation."

* _54th_Speeder * </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I remember reading that. They also had it on the jack as$ segegment on WZZO. (local radio) They had a pic of him in the local paper(Morning Call), too.

zan_bzk
09-17-2005, 01:13 AM
My friend lost a leg in car crash...but he is out there flying his cessna http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif so if he only lost a piece of his thumb he will be ok.

Get well soon http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

F19_Ob
09-17-2005, 03:29 AM
Originally posted by JG52-6High:
...just gotta love `em Painkillers.....



Couldn't agree more.

Flakenstien
09-17-2005, 04:46 AM
Wordworking for well over 20 years Im fortunate to still have all my fingers and limbs, many minor accidents but so far avoided the "big one".
I have seen many serious accidents and all of them were a results of rushing and not paying attention, a few due to a hard night of partying the previous day.
As for the Sawstop it is a great invention, and now the inventor is trying to make Government to force manufacturers to use it, problem is is he is the only person making it and owns all rights to the idea which makes it him being the only one proffiting from it. He would basically own the market, not that he shouldnt but that would force power tool manufactures to raise the price of thier equiptment around $200-300 and that would cost them sales, this is why manufacturs don't use them yet, not cost efficent especially to home users, that $200 bench saw for your home shop would cost you almost $600 with the Sawstop on it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

BUT I for one am all for it being utilized in the workplace, it would lower the companies insurance rates and give a little more peice of mind to those that dont pay attention, accidents happen and always will and anything to make getting the job done safer is something I am for!
Hope you heal up fine and in the mean time better switch to rubber blades. LOL!!

turnipkiller
09-17-2005, 10:59 AM
I work in a lumberyard and have seen and heard of some real bad accidents.

One fellow I know was at home working on something, and happened to run his hand through a table saw. He asked his girlfriend to help him look for his fingers in the sawdust. Of course she was mad in hysterics looking around on the floor for some fingers when he realized they were hanging by some scraps of skin from his hand. Luckily the surgeons were able to reattach them. Be careful with tools!

vanjast
09-17-2005, 01:55 PM
Butcher to customer - "Now sir! would you explain how you would like your meat cut?"

MMEEEEEEEEEEOOOOOWWWWwwww

Butcher - "Oh..."
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