• We invite you to join UKWorkshop.
    Members can turn off viewing Ads!

Be careful when you are tired!

UKworkshop.co.uk

Help Support UKworkshop.co.uk:

Chris Knight

Established Member
Joined
14 Jan 2004
Messages
6,641
Reaction score
3
Location
SE London - NW Kent
I just trashed about six hours work and a significant chunk of bookmatched walnut (hence by definition irreplaceable) when I overcut a joint on a leg of rocker number 2.

I knew I was tired and paid attention to keeping all my fingers when using the tablesaw - I just reversed a width for a depth measurement in my layout. So at least I have all my fingers but pride and walnut are something else.

The really stupid thing is that I knew I should have stopped before I made the cut! So to paraphrase John Eliots question about tools - I want a time machine to reverse silly mistakes!
 

Alf

Established Member
Joined
22 Oct 2003
Messages
12,079
Reaction score
0
Location
Up the proverbial creek
Awwwwwwwwww Chris! :shock: Commiserations, especially about the fact you knew you should have stopped before you did it. That's the pits. :( I just knew it was gonna be bad when I saw the title. Walnut too... It's never bloomin' pine, is it? :roll:

Cheers, Alf
 

Mike.C

Established Member
Joined
14 Jun 2003
Messages
4,428
Reaction score
0
Location
Scotland Via London
Hi Chris,

Sorry to hear about your problem, but as you said you have still got your fingers, and you live to fight another day.

Regards

Mike.C
 

johnelliott

Established Member
Joined
16 Apr 2003
Messages
1,105
Reaction score
0
Location
Near Swindon, Wiltshire
waterhead37":2j29adbp said:
So to paraphrase John Eliots question about tools - I want a time machine to reverse silly mistakes!
Actually, Kriz, there's 2 'L's and 2 'T's in Elliott :lol:

I used to cut up quite a lot of panels, and I was forever reversing width and length. My usual was to require some pieces longer than 4', so need to cut the 8'x4' the other way. Having carefully done that I would take it to the panel saw and promptly cut it the wrong way round. Did that twice in a row once.

John
 
A

Anonymous

Guest
Sorry to hear about your troubles Chris but that's a good point about tiredness in all things really. I was coming off a slip road onto the M1 the other week and a lorry driver, obviously asleep at the wheel, clipped my wing mirror and then proceeded to crash into the hard shoulder, fortunately no one was hurt in that incident but there you have it, tiredness, stop, rest and if you have to then continue, a lesson for us all!
 
A

Anonymous

Guest
Chris. That really is a pipper, mate. Sorry to hear it - as Alf says, it's never Pine!!!

Of course I would never do anything like that :wink:

Cheers

Tony

Who's slyly kicking that huge box of 'offcuts' into a corner :oops:
 

Alf

Established Member
Joined
22 Oct 2003
Messages
12,079
Reaction score
0
Location
Up the proverbial creek
Tony":3ofv9oem said:
Who's slyly kicking that huge box of 'offcuts' into a corner :oops:
Crumbs, Tony, you must be good. :shock: If I try to kick my box of "offcuts" anywhere I darn near bust my foot... :lol:

Cheers, Alf
 

Alf

Established Member
Joined
22 Oct 2003
Messages
12,079
Reaction score
0
Location
Up the proverbial creek
Aragorn":344sjr0m said:
Tony":344sjr0m said:
...as Alf says, it's never Pine!!!
It isn't ??? :shock: :shock: :oops:
Ahh, good point. Let me rephrase that. "It's never pine if there's a more expensive alternative available to muck up instead" :wink:

Cheers, Alf
 

Chris Knight

Established Member
Joined
14 Jan 2004
Messages
6,641
Reaction score
3
Location
SE London - NW Kent
Thanks for the sympathy folks. As you've said, at least I wasn't hurt. It really is so easy to make a slip I have resolved to think three times when I tell myself "I'll just do this before quitting for the night" I might just keep from losing time, walnut and fingers!
 

kityuser

Established Member
Joined
12 Jan 2003
Messages
1,108
Reaction score
0
here here neil.


Having experienced a semi finger amputation (via a grinder) I`d say you should be CHUFFED that you still have all digits :shock:

what is it they say? ............
"normal people learn from their mistakes, clever people learn from others`"

at the end of the day ITS JUST NOT WORTH IT, leave it for another day.

steve
 
A

Anonymous

Guest
Chris,
I know how you feel. I felt the same when I had ripped six laminations from the remainder of a board of Tasmanian blackwood, and then docked them 100 mm too short to make a rocker, through misreading the measurement. The result is that one of my rocking chairs has two-tone rockers, since I had to cut the laminations from another board that did not match. So I have to try to think of it as a feature, rather than a mistake.

I am currently debarred from any serious woodwork due to a bout of 'flu, which is probably as bad as tiredness for inducing potentially disastrous mistakes.

Rocker
 

Chris Knight

Established Member
Joined
14 Jan 2004
Messages
6,641
Reaction score
3
Location
SE London - NW Kent
Rocker,

Your flu sounds miserable - get well soon! Meanwhile I guess you can think about making a petite chair with your (too) short laminations? Horrible feeling when you realise what you have just done, isn't it?
 
Top