Routing horror. New fanned rustic 7 killer.

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  1. pondman

    pondman Build Whore. Contributor

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    I had a mishap on Saturday in the workshop. My router launched itself skyward and plunged into the back of my hand severing tendons,nerves and bone. I spent all day Saturday waiting for assessment and was sent home at 10.30 evening after being told to arrive the next Sunday morning at 7 am for surgery.
    I turned up at 6.30 am and didn't get into surgery until 7.30 that evening.
    I asked the surgeon if he would operate without anaesthetic to which he agreed, I wanted to see the damage for myself.
    2 bones were chipped , some nerves absolutely top class and we had some great banter while they worked.
    My arm is in a cast and sling until Thursday. The stitches will be removed on Monday, He was going to use a graft as the router bit had gouged a crater about 2 inch wide on the top of my hand but decided to pull the opening together and stitch it and said it will flatten out in time.

    All in all a lovely weekend :flame:

    I'll use this thread as the build thread for the guitar that tried to kill me.and tendons were damaged, the tendon branch to my thumb had been minced by the router so couldn't be repaired, he said it would hopefully repair itself long term. I had noticed no feeling in the side of my thumb.
    The whole surgery team were cool and

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    That sounds pretty damn horrific. I hope you heal fast man and don't have too much long term damage from that.
     
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    Ouch! I hope you have a speedy recovery dude!
     
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    wow...that's crazy! fortunately it wasn't worse.

    wishing you a speedy recovery so we can see some more awesome builds
     
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    Saw the pics on your facebook page, damn, that must hurt. Will you still be able to play in the aftermath? God speed dude.
     
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    Damn man :( I hope you get well soon!
     
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    I cant edit for some reason so i'll just re write the garbled part.

    I asked the surgeon if he would operate without anaesthetic to which he agreed, I wanted to see the damage for myself.
    2 bones were chipped , some nerves and tendons were damaged, the tendon branch to my thumb had been minced by the router so couldn't be repaired, he said it would hopefully repair itself long term. I had noticed no feeling in the side of my thumb.
    The whole surgery team were cool and absolutely top class and we had some great banter while they worked.
    My arm is in a cast and sling until Thursday. The stitches will be removed on Monday, He was going to use a graft as the router bit had gouged a crater about 2 inch wide on the top of my hand but decided to pull the opening together and stitch it and said it will flatten out in time.
     
  8. cwhitey2

    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metalâ„¢

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    Jeepers pondman, quit working so hard!

    Get well soon :wub:
     
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    Good God. Hope you make a full recovery soon. And it sounds like you're nowhere near afraid of getting back to work, so that's cool.
     
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    jesus, Pond, I'm practically speechless. I hope you see a full and speedy recover. How, excatly, did your router do that?? Thats terrifying!
     
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    Pond, that's just horrible, best wishes for a speedy recovery! :)
     
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    Wow sounds painful but glad it wasn't worse.speedy recovery man !
     
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    Judas... Do you do ANYTHING on a mediocre scale, Mr. Pond??

    Sincerely wishing you an expeditious rehabilitation. Take care.
     
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    Holy shit!! That is a true horror. Hope the speediest of recovery and the least (hopefully no) long term damage.
     
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    I thought putting a 1/2" chisel half way through my palm was bad :erk: Hoping for a quick recovery. I still don't have feeling in my middle two fingers on my left hand.
     
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    I'm not sure really, I thought i'd put too big a router bit in my palm router but on having a look at the scenes of crime today that wasn't the case.
     
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    Speaking of scenes of crime... Today I had a look around the area where it happened to see if I could find a piece of bone that the surgeon said was missing (or couldn't be found when they flushed out the wound) so I could possibly make it a 12th fret inlay. All I could find was gristle with tiny bits of bone attached :yum:
    The splat map covered a large area on inspection :worth:

    Progress pics :lol:

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    Biggest piece of bone i could find.

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    Point of launch.

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    Damn man, I hope you have a speedy recovery.
     
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    damn when they said to put blood sweat and tears into your work I don't think they meant it so literally pondman. hope you have a speedy recovery.
     
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    Things I did not expect to see when logging onto sso today :

    - gore posts.
     

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