Routing horror. New fanned rustic 7 killer.

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  1. feraledge

    feraledge Black Walnut Pounding Bragger Contributor

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    That's crazy looking.

    If you get really bored, you should just take the time and get some pics of all of your builds finally!
     
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    Randy Ooh, Degrasse Tyson-son Super Moderator

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    Routers always sketch me out. My only major woodworking injury (hoping to keep it this way) was from a router bit, not even powered up, just pulling one out of the router itself and it basically cut my finger print off of my pointer.

    Closest second injury I had was when I first bought my router table, I made three attempts at approaching it with my workpiece and everytime, it grabbed it, flinged it across the room and tried to yank me into the bit. I pretty much totally abandoned the router table entirely after that.

    But yeah, been woodworking for 10ish years, a whole shop worth of tools and the router is the only one that's even come close to seriously injuring me. In general, I stick with my routers that run by triggers over the ones with 'on-off' switches, and I'll only use the slowest speed and smallest bit I can get away with for the project I'm working on. Bigger, sharper bits and faster speed and more HP usually means cleaner cuts and less tearout but I don't mind some extra time with the drum sander if it saves my fingers.
     
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    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Ah, man, sorry to hear that! That sucks. Glad it was all repairable, though! Maybe we could find a surgical forum where a user named lakeman does an awesome job at hand surgery on the side, and see if he is posting about this. Worlds collide!
     
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    Ordacleaphobia Can only power chord

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    Jesus Pondman, I don't even think I know of a Daemoness thats that metal.
     
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    TonyFlyingSquirrel Cherokee Warrior

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    No offense meant. Just having fun with ya.
    You, being a guitar surgeon, and interactions with a medical surgeon.

    My attempt at some nerd humor is all.
     
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  6. Knarbens

    Knarbens Montag Custom Guitars

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    Oh wow that's truly horrific! Must have been a nightmare moment.

    Prayers and the best wishes for a speedy recovery to you!
     
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    Walshy SS.org Regular

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    Whoa, Pondman. Not you! Sorry to hear of your pain...and being laid up with a million things you wanna do.

    I always hate seeing seasoned pros get injured unexpectedly like this, but I have to commend you on the stoic way you've handled it since the injury; wanting to see the operation like that is hardcore. I'm willing to bet it was the smaller bodied palm router that was the issue here, if you say your grip wasn't right, but it's still pretty worrying and a freakish accident.

    I'm always very cautious when I use mine, especially after I had a climb cut incident a year or so ago where it threw a neck across the room. Lucky it was the neck that got moved so dramatically on that occasion. I was turning a corner on a headstock and must have hit some inconsistent endgrain or something. Lesson well and truly learned. As someone else said, tricky end grain routing (particularly around sharp corners) is much more safely done with a bobbin sander.

    How many of you rout with your body outline templates 'downhill'? I know a lot of luthiers endorse this way, though it means you have to change bits and work from above the template and then below to make the second lot of cuts.

    Good luck with the recovery. If nothing else, this injury has inspired an amazing build you'll never forget making. Nice to see you doing something different to the Ibanez copies as well, even though they are always flawless!
     
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    LiveOVErdrive SS.org Regular

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    I lost control of a body on a table router once and it spun around violently and almost flew across the room. That was terrifying. I am very glad I went the CNC route.

    heh... "route" ;)
     
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  9. pondman

    pondman Build Whore. Contributor

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    Cheers, yes it was a small trim style router. It was virtually new as well with the motor sat right on the top, my deceased router had the motor lower down in the body and i'm beginning to think it was the new balance of this router that contributed to the accident. Its a Makita, very quiet and smooth so i'll still use it. Accidents will always happen.
     
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    Already said it in the "Why You Mad Thread" but glad to see you're recovering. And as always, there is something about every one of your builds that blows me away - those natural sound/f-holes look awesome!

    Hearing about this also makes me happy I have a full sized Porter-Cable router. That thing is a beast and it makes me feel marginally safer when I use it, knowing it isn't going anywhere.
     
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    pondman Build Whore. Contributor

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    Thanks again for the comments. I'm posting a pic up below this post of the wound so turn off if your squeamish.:barf:
     
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    pondman Build Whore. Contributor

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    Mrs Pond wanted to see the wound today so I took a pic at the same time.
    Its not a straight cut as it looks in the pic, it was a crater about 2 inch across so they pulled it altogether with some hook type things (a bit like Hell Raiser) and then stitched it up. Those hairs on the back of my hand were originally on my wrist , you can see the ripples where its been stretched :ninja:
    I think they did a superb job to get it back together like that.

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    Bruh, you're a legend.
     
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    I admire your positive attitude
    Mojo for fast healing!
     
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    You should probably get a guitar tattoo over that scar once it heals.
     
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    I propose an "F" hole tattoo, kind of looks like it could fit the scar...
     
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    Pikka Bird Vaya Con Cornholio

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    Whoah, dude... Jesus wept.
     
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    Holy hell dude just seeing this now, hope you make a full recovery.

    If somebody shows up in leather saying they have such sites to show you JUST SAY NO :lol:
     
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    pondman Build Whore. Contributor

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    I got so bored being laid up with one hand that I'd have said " Yessssss"
     
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    pondman Build Whore. Contributor

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    Had a go at radiusing the board today. It took me about 5 times longer than normal but I got there in the end.

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