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Old 05-29-2006, 08:33 AM   #1
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Good Idea - Helping the missus with some yard work - Removing stumps, tilling the garden, trimming trees, etc.

Bad Idea - While building aformentioned retaining wall, hitting yourself in the thigh with a spinning Skil Saw blade.

I gots an owie....
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Ouch!! So how bad did it bite into you?

You should just keep to beer drinking. Its not nearly as dangerous as helping the wife with the honeydo list.
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From my experience, NOT helping the wife with the honeydo list is even more dangerous!
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It ain't too bad. One prettygood hole, a couple or three fairly small ones. I probably shoulda got a few stitches, but I hate going to the doctors. Thank God the blade was spinning down instead of me having my dumass finger on the trigger or it coulda been much worse.

Sawdust is pretty easy to sweep up and dispose of. Meat dust on the other hand tends to get sticky and hard to work with...

It was kinda funny, tho, watching The Missus and the neighbor lady that happened to be walking by (of course, I had to have witneeses) freak out about it.

Shredded up a good pair of jeans, too, dammit.....
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Well at least your alright and didnt cause any nerve damage or loose any limbs.
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Nope just the ego, mostly. The new scar will feel right at home with the couple I have from hitting my leg with a diamond blade saw (from my tilesetter days).

I should really consider not using hand tools anymore and get myself a tablesaw.....

And, the damage wouyld have been a lot worse had I declined to help The Missus with those projects, so I guess it all came out for the best..
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Glad to hear that the damage is less than it could be. The jeans really did a nice job protecting your legs.
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What- the thorns didn't get you enough attention??? Now you are resorting to cutting body parts??? PSST!- DON'T DO THAT, IT HURTS!!

I'm glad you are okay but I'm starting to doubt your mechanical capabilities.
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That'* all you need is to saw your leg off so you can't drive the Bonnie anymore.

j/k Hope your leg gets to feeling better.
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been there working on a sloped hill trimming hedges at a old job using gas powered trimmers. trimming the tops and stopped to sweep off the cut pieces
when I had the trimmers in the other hand and swipped my leg/knee area.
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