- Dec 4, 2012
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So I haven't been too active on this forum lately as time has been an issue. I'm still plugging away at my latest mill engine, but woodworking has also gotten a strangle hold on me lately. After a couple of months of getting back into wood working, however, I've realized that even though it's more forgiving and easier to fix than metal most of the time, it will still jack you up. Never for an instant think to yourself, "this tool is too cute to kill me." I was working on a guinea pig cage (I know super manly) for my wife. I actually wound up putting a brad strait through my hand. To this instant I'm not sure how it happened. I'm just glad it was a 1 1/4" brad and not a 16p nail haha. It didn't hit the bone and since it was the finger, even as a registered emt, I wasn't worried about pulling it out haha. But let me tell y'all something, folks. It squirted. I admittedly got cocky. I was used to doing all this awesome stuff with metal and I let myself underestimate something that I even had personal experience with. I went to toenail a board in, and a brad went strait through the bottom of my left index finger and out the nail. So metal related or not, I'd like to remind all of you, especially the younger guys that misuse tools in the name of not buying new ones, that this crap really does happen. I've done construction for years without incident, but all it took was me learning a new skill to make me complacent. As a result it's taken about half an hour to type this. Anyway, mostly I just wanted to say hello to you guys, even if it was through a "that shouldn't have happened" type thread.