Todos sabemos que las herramientas, en particular las de potencia, son peligrosas, pero solemos confiar en la suerte bajo la tonta suposición "a mí no me va a pasar, yo tengo experiencia".

Hoy a la mañana me levanté con planes de continuar la construcción de mi chulengo, esperando poder estrenarlo este sábado, al menos con la parte principal terminada. Ya el chassis estaba hecho, pero como me quedó unos centímetros más alto que lo conveniente, me dispuse a cortar las patas para hacerlas de longitud variable. Corté las tres primeras sin novedad, pero cuando estaba cortando la cuarta se presentó violentamente –unas centésimas de segundo– un accidente:
  1. Se trabó la hoja de corte en el metal y se rompió en pedazos
  2. La amoladora salió volando de mis manos
  3. Me hizo un tajo bastante hondo en la mano derecha (yo soy zurdo)
  4. Me rasgó la camisa, la camiseta y la piel de la panza
  5. Cayó al suelo, donde siguió funcionando como si nada hubiera pasado.
El "accidente" fue con suerte, mucha suerte.
Porque pude haber perdido la mano y aun la vida, si no se hubieran dado una serie de circunstancias atenuantes:     
  • Primero, el corte se produjo en la parte superior de la mano y no en la muñeca, donde pasan todas las venas.      
  • Segundo, mi mujer estaba en casa, a punto de salir a hacer las compras.
  • Tercero, en la clínica donde me llevó de urgencia estaba disponible el médico de guardia, que rápidamente contuvo la hemorragia, me desinfectó la herida, me puso 5 o más puntos de sutura y me recetó todos los medicamentos necesarios.
Analizando las circunstancias, no fue un accidente sino la consecuencia inevitable de mi imprevisión.

  1. NUNCA hay que sacarle a la amoladora la cubierta que proteje la hoja. Hay situaciones en que esta cubierta molesta o impide hacer un determinado trabajo. Si es INDISPENSABLE sacarla, hacerla por un momento pero volverla a colocar ENSEGUIDA.
  2. NUNCA hay que intentar cortar o limar con la amoladora una pieza que no esté FIRMEMENTE asegurada. Si hay alguna posibilidad de que vibre, se doble o se afloje, no usar la amoladora para esa tarea, aunque eso suponga transpirar un buen rato haciéndolo con la sierra manual o la lima.
  3. Se pierde mucho más tiempo haciendo el descanso obligado por el accidente, que el que se puede ganar haciendo las cosas rápido y mal.
  4. Se gasta mucho más dinero en tratamientos médicos, remedios, etc, que el que se puede ahorrar por hacer un trabajo apurado y mal.
  5. Se sufre mucho por más una herida provocada por imprevisión, que lo que se disfruta haciendo un proyecto "hágalo usted mismo".
  6. Mientras más PODEROSO es un elemento, más PELIGROSO es: explosivos, combustibles, motores, mujeres, etc.
  7. ESTA VEZ tuve suerte. Cuidado con la próxima, puede ser mucho peor.
NOTA1: Omití decir que el olor a sangre es horrible!
NOTA2 agregada jueves 12: NUNCA use los discos de corte para desbastar, o viceversa. No fue este el caso, pero es un consejo a tener en cuenta.

We all know that the tools, specially those powerful, are dangerous, but we tend to rely on luck under the silly assumption "it was not going to happen to me, I have experience."

This morning I woke up with plans to continue building my chulengo, hoping to premiere it this Saturday, at least completed the main part. The chassis was done, but since it was a few inches higher than desirable, I prepared to cut the legs to make them variable length. I cut the first three without incident, but when I was cutting the fourth appeared violently –a few hundredths of a second– an accident:

  1. The blade jammed into the metal and broke into pieces
  2. The grinder flew out of my hands
  3. It made a pretty deep gash in my right hand (I am lefty)
  4. It ripped the shirt, the undershirt and the skin of the belly
  5. It fell to the ground, where continued working as if nothing had happened.
In this "accident" I was lucky, very lucky. Because I could have lost my hand and even my life, if they had not been a number of mitigating circumstances:
  • First, the wound was in the top of the hand and not in the wrist, where there are much more veins.
  • Second, my wife was at home, about to go out for shopping.
  • Third, the clinic where she took me had available an emergency doctor, who quickly stopped the bleeding,  disinfected the wound, gave me 5 or more stitches and prescribed all the necessary drugs
Analyzing the circumstances, was not an accident but the inevitable consequence of my lack of foresight.

In summary:

  1. NEVER have to get the grinder cover that protects the blade. There are situations where that covering annoys  to  doing a particular job. If you MUST remove it, do it for a moment but INMEDIATELY turn to place it.
  2. NEVER try to cut or to file with the grinder a piece that is not firmly secured. If there any chance that it vibrate, bend or loosen, do not use the grinder for the job, even if it means perspire a longer time doing it with the hand saw or file.
  3. You lose a lot more time doing the break forced by the accident, that those can be gained by fast and bad made things.
  4. You spend more money on medical treatments, medicines, etc, that you can save by making a hurry and bad work.
  5. You suffer a lot more for a wound caused by lack of foresight, that that you enjoy doing a "do it yourself" project.
  6. The more POWERFUL is an element, the more DANGEROUS it is: i.e. explosives, fuels, engines, women, etc...
  7. THIS TIME I was lucky. Beware the next, can be much worse.
NOTE: I omitted to say that the smell of blood is horrible!
NOTE2 added Thursday 12: NEVER use the cutting discs for grinding, or vice versa. This was not the case here, but a advice to consider.
<p>Yo estoy cerca de comprarme mi primera amoladora y todo esto me ha sido muy &uacute;til. Debo comprar guantes resistentes al corte, tal vez un delantal y por supuesto una m&aacute;scara o careta.</p>
S&iacute;, y tener siempre presente que una &quot;inocente&quot; amoladora de mano puede quitarte algo muy importante, como la movilidad de una mano, por decir algo. Yo tuve suerte, apenas me qued&oacute; una ligera parestesia de este accidente, pero pudo haber sido grave. S&eacute; de gente que ha perdido un brazo.
Thank you for important tips and warnings! My father is a carpenter and i am often in the shop with him. He always takes safety first with me around, but I like to learn the precautions as well! Thank you for informational instructable!
Thank you for the kind comment.<br><br>Today the wound has fully healed, only lasts a little tickle when I touch it.
My dear friend, I am terribly sorry to hear you've had such a terrible accident. You are the 2nd person I've known that a disc has come apart on. The other man worked in the ship yard and it hit him in the face. He wasn't blinded but the scars were frightening. You are very lucky indeed. I would like to send you an electric hack saw, do you need 220v? <br>
Thanks for your concern, Pragmatic Man. But I live in Argentina, and sending your electric hack saw would cost a lot. So thanks once more. <br> <br>I read in your profile that you are sick, hope you cure soon and specially well. My hurt has healed in about 95% or more, only a little parestethia remains.
I recently changed my name and was 'jbrumley' .. so I am aware of your location - we have written each other many times before. I would still send one to you old friend.
a veces me miran raro cuando me ven con tanto elemento de protecci&oacute;n encima, pero prefiero mil veces parecer est&uacute;pido, que tener un accidente por negigencia y convertirme en uno! <br>( por ejemplo, la m&aacute;scara de la foto la uso cuando pinto o barnizo, junto con guantes para manejo de qu&iacute;micos)
Yo uso casco para andar en bicicleta, y nunca falta un imb&eacute;cil que me mira y se r&iacute;e. Pero el casco ya me salv&oacute; una vez de un fuerte golpe en la cabeza, que ca&iacute; de espaldas y golpe&eacute; la cabeza en el piso.
lol women hehehe...thanks for the advice :) i will be careful
No any doctor will be able to cure you if a women hit your heart!
madre mia! yo con la dremel se me rompi&oacute; uno de los discos de esos malos de los chinos y casi me vuela el ojo, me pas&oacute; rozando justo al lado. normalmente me suelo poner las gafas, pero es aquello que dices, bah, para un cortecito no hace falta, pero nada. un familiar se cort&oacute; el pulgar con una radial, y los m&eacute;dicos todavia le hicieron un buen trabajo, puesto que todavia puede coger cosas, a modo pinza, pero algo es algo. normalmente no somos conscientes de la suerte que tenemos hasta que nos pasa algo. saludos desde barcelona! <br> <br>OMG! some time ago, when using one of those chinese crappy cutting disc on my dremel, the disc split in half and i nearly get my eye ripped off, just came a few mm's to my face. i usually wear my safety googles, but is one situation that you say, bah, is a little cut, should be fine. a parent cut his thumb off with a grinder, and the doctors did a good job, at least he can use it like a claw to pick up stuff. we don't know about our luck until we realize. greetings from barcelona
Gracias por tu comentario, Jimmy. Lo triste es que uno no escarmienta nunca, despu&eacute;s de ese accidente volv&iacute; a las andadas, hasta ahora con suerte.
Get well soon Rimar, hope you make a fast and full recovery.<br> <br> I don't like angle grinders at all although i do use them they demand a lot of respect when using them.&nbsp; When I did my engineering training the angel grinder the one the college had was kept locked in a cage at all times and you had to ask the instructor for the keys when you wanted to use it and had to have a good reason to use it also, 4 out of 5 times when you asked the answer was no because we wanted to use the grinder as a short cut on our projects.<br> <br> You are a naughty boy for using the grinder without the blade guard that came with it or I hope that came with it. I refuse to use a grinder that has no guard fitted.<br> <br> I have had a few if the thin metal cutting disks shatter but the guard always saved any accidents from happening.<br> <br> Accidents happen, my left hand has had so many accidents over the last 25 years that my thumb and index finger are now tingle from the last cuts they got, and playing my Ukelele seems to be slowing the healing process, but then what the hey i would rather have my music. :-)<br> <br> Since i started as an engineer I have nipped a finger in a 55 tone pressure steel press, now that hurt, have a scar on my middle finger where razor sharp swarf from the lathe cut me. almost lost my thumb while i was chopping firelighters and someone switched of the lights as i was in mid chop. and it took a piece out of my index finger on the horrible 4 jaw chuck on my wood lathe, I just got a new nova chuck that this can not happen on.<br> <br> I also have a brand mark on my belly from my training days, I was gas welding and was pushing the cold end of the welding rod against my belly as it burned down, but when it got very short I forgot which end was hot and branded myself<br> <br> So take it easy and look after your self, just sit and relax with a notebook and pencil and think of the next set of projects you can do, one without angle grinders that is ;-)<br> <br> Get well soon,<br> <br> PS some accidents do seem to hurt more the next day because when they happen the adrenalin kicks in and that last you about 24 hours, but if in doubt see the doctor.<br> <br> <br> <strong><span id="result_box" lang="es"><span title="Get well soon Rimar, hope you make a fast and full recovery.">Que te mejores pronto Rimar, la esperanza de hacer una recuperaci&oacute;n r&aacute;pida y completa.</span><br> <br> <span title="I don't like angle grinders at all although i do use them they demand a lot of respect when using them.">No me gustan las amoladoras angulares del todo aunque yo no los uso que demandan una gran cantidad de respeto al utilizarlos. </span><span title="When I did my engineering training the angel grinder the one the college had was kept locked in a cage at all times and you had to ask the instructor for the keys when you wanted to use it and had to have a good reason to use it also">Cuando hice mi formaci&oacute;n en ingenier&iacute;a del molino el &aacute;ngel de la universidad ten&iacute;a una se mantuvo encerrado en una jaula en todo momento y ha tenido que pedir al instructor de las teclas cuando quer&iacute;a usar y ten&iacute;a que tener una buena raz&oacute;n para usarlo tambi&eacute;n </span><span title=", 4 out of 5 times when you asked the answer was no because we wanted to use the grinder as a short cut on our projects.">, 4 de cada 5 ocasiones en las que pidi&oacute; que la respuesta era que no, porque se quiere utilizar la amoladora como un atajo en nuestros proyectos.</span><br> <br> <span title="You are a naughty boy for using the grinder without the blade guard that came with it or I hope that came with it.">Usted es un chico travieso para el uso de la amoladora sin el protector de la hoja que viene con &eacute;l, o espero que lo acompa&ntilde;a. </span><span title="I refuse to use a grinder that has no guard fitted.">Me niego a usar un molino que no tiene protector instalado.</span><br> <br> <span title="I have had a few if the thin metal cutting disks shatter but the guard always saved any accidents from happening.">He tenido unas cuantas si el metal fino corte de discos rompen pero el guardia siempre salvo de cualquier accidente que ocurra.</span><br> <br> <span title="Accidents happen, my left hand has had so many accidents over the last 25 years that my thumb and index finger are now tingle from the last cuts they got, and playing my Ukelele seems to be slowing the healing process, but then what the hey i">Los accidentes ocurren, mi mano izquierda ha tenido tantos accidentes en los &uacute;ltimos 25 a&ntilde;os que mi pulgar y el &iacute;ndice est&aacute;n zumbido procedente de los recortes de los &uacute;ltimos que han conseguido, y tocando mi Ukelele parece estar desaceler&aacute;ndose el proceso de curaci&oacute;n, pero entonces lo que el Hey </span><span title="would rather have my music.">Prefiero que mi m&uacute;sica. </span><span title=":-)">:-)</span><br> <br> <span title="Since i started as an engineer I have nipped a finger in a 55 tone pressure steel press, now that hurt, have a scar on my middle finger where razor sharp swarf from the lathe cut me.">Desde que empec&eacute; como un ingeniero que haber cortado un dedo en una prensa de presi&oacute;n de acero 55 tono, ahora que duele, tiene una cicatriz en mi dedo medio, donde con gran nitidez las virutas del torno me cort&oacute;. </span><span title="almost lost my thumb while i was chopping firelighters and someone switched of the lights as i was in mid chop.">a punto de perder mi dedo pulgar, mientras yo estaba cortando las teas y alguien enciende las luces como yo estaba en medio chuleta. </span><span title="and it took a piece out of my index finger on the horrible 4 jaw chuck on my wood lathe, I just got a new nova chuck that this can not happen on.">y tom&oacute; un trozo de mi dedo &iacute;ndice sobre el mandril horribles 4 en mi torno de madera, acabo de recibir un nuevo plato nova que esto no puede suceder en el.</span><br> <br> <span title="I also have a brand mark on my belly from my training days, I was gas welding and was pushing the cold end of the welding rod against my belly as it burned down, but when it got very short I forgot which end was hot and branded">Tambi&eacute;n tengo una marca de marca en mi barriga de mis d&iacute;as de entrenamiento, que era la soldadura de gas y fue empujando el extremo fr&iacute;o de la varilla para soldar contra mi vientre, ya que se quem&oacute;, pero cuando lo tengo muy corto me olvid&eacute; de lo cual estaba caliente y de marca </span><span title="myself">yo mismo</span><br> <br> <span>As&iacute; que t&oacute;malo con calma y cuidar de ti mismo, simplemente sentarse y relajarse con un cuaderno y un l&aacute;piz y pensar en el siguiente conjunto de proyectos que se pueden hacer, una amoladora angular, sin que sea ;-)</span><br> <br> <span title="Get well soon,">Que te mejores pronto,</span><br> <br> <span title="PS some accidents do seem to hurt more the next day because when they happen the adrenalin kicks in and that last you about 24 hours, but if in doubt see the doctor.">PS algunos accidentes no pareci&oacute; afectar m&aacute;s al d&iacute;a siguiente, porque cuando se producen los tiros en la adrenalina y que le hace alrededor de 24 horas, pero en caso de duda consulte al m&eacute;dico.</span></span></strong>
Long comment.
Yes. We are verbose.
I love Spain.
I am not Spanish, I am Argentinian.
Thanks, DrQui, for your concern about me. Yes, I was extremely stupid using that grinder without disc cover. I promise not to make it more.<br><br>Doctors said me that they think about 85% of serious accidents are with a manual grinder involved. One of them said they should be banned, and the other said the cutting discs for wood should be banned. <br><br>You are right, this obligatory break must serve to sit and planning. A doctor said I can take analgesic, but the pain is not enough for that. It is a good alert signal, to avoid one do some foolish.<br><br>Your life was nothing boring, so you tell me! &iquest;Do you play well ukelele? Please send me a MP3 to rimar2000@gmail.com.
My playing is getting to the stage where i am starting to pick up the nerve to sing along too.&nbsp; I lost my voice last week and I am still limited to few songs at the moment as I cant hit some of the higher notes with out my voice cracking.<br> <br> I tried Bass guitar, but due to a shoulder injury the longer neck cause me some pain (although i got given a Vintage Jedson Jazz Bass by a friend that i plan to do an Ible when I restore it, I got new tuners for it but unfortunately they are to big so the restore is on hold, it is just so beauty full to leave in such a bad state)<br> I toyed with electric guitar and acoustic guitar for almost 20 years, but short stubby fingers and the index finger that i crushed in the 55 tone steel press and the neck was still to long i finally just gave up.&nbsp; I neck of the banjo i built also is just a bit to long for comfort, so i had almost given up on playing anything.<br> <br> One day i was out in my shed and had the radio on and they where talking about how George Formby's Uke only made &pound;1000 at auction, and how why is a uke either about &pound;15-20 or &pound;300 why are there no mid range ones?<br> <br> SO when i came inside I did a search and found a Chinese made Mahalo in a Fender Telecaster style for &pound;37 and though if i cant play it it will look nice on the wall.&nbsp; well just lets say i played it til my fingers actually started bleeding and i had to stop till they calloused over, well i now have 3 Ukes and If you look at my recent Ibles about the Uke straps you can see that my Uke is hanging on the wall right beside me as i sit at the computer.<br> <br> I will try and get a video of me playing, I am trying to pick up the nerves to play at a busking festival in a town near me soon. If i can get someone to video me playing I will upload it and send you a link.<br> <br> I have added your gmail to my android phone so i should be able to email you from there, but i can only use English on that yet.<br> <br> Take care<br> <br> Andy<br> <br> <br> <strong><span id="result_box" lang="es"><span class="hps">Mi</span> <span class="hps">juego</span> <span class="hps">es llegar a</span> <span class="hps">la etapa</span> <span class="hps">donde estoy</span> <span class="hps">empezando a aumentar</span> <span class="hps">el valor de</span> <span class="hps">cantar</span> <span class="hps">tambi&eacute;n.</span> <span class="hps">He perdido</span> <span class="hps">mi voz</span> <span class="hps">la semana pasada</span> <span class="hps">y todav&iacute;a estoy</span> <span class="hps">limitado a</span> <span class="hps">pocas canciones</span> <span class="hps">en el momento en</span> <span class="hps">que yo</span> <span class="hps">cant</span> <span class="hps">llegar a algunas de</span> <span class="hps">las notas m&aacute;s altas</span><span>, con</span> <span class="hps">mi</span> <span class="hps">voz quebrada</span><span>.</span><br> <br> <span class="hps">Trat&eacute; de</span> <span class="hps">Bajo el&eacute;ctrico,</span> <span class="hps">pero debido a una</span> <span class="hps">lesi&oacute;n en el hombro</span> <span class="hps">del cuello</span> <span class="hps">ya no me</span> <span class="hps">causan</span> <span class="hps">algo de dolor</span> <span class="hps atn">(</span><span>aunque yo</span> <span class="hps">he</span> <span class="hps">dado un</span> <span class="hps">Jedson</span> <span class="hps">Vintage Jazz</span> <span class="hps">Bass</span> <span class="hps">por un amigo que</span> <span class="hps">me he propuesto hacer</span> <span class="hps">una</span> <span class="hps">ible</span> <span class="hps">cuando la</span> <span class="hps">restauraci&oacute;n</span><span>, tengo</span> <span class="hps">nuevos sintonizadores</span> <span class="hps">para ello, pero</span> <span class="hps">por desgracia,</span> <span class="hps">son</span> <span class="hps">a los grandes</span> <span class="hps">por lo que la</span> <span class="hps">restauraci&oacute;n</span> <span class="hps">est&aacute; en espera</span><span>, es</span> <span class="hps">tan</span> <span class="hps">plena belleza</span> <span class="hps">para dejar en</span> <span class="hps">tan mal estado</span><span>)</span><br> <span class="hps">Jugu&eacute; con</span> <span class="hps">la guitarra el&eacute;ctrica y</span> <span class="hps">guitarra ac&uacute;stica</span> <span class="hps">durante casi 20 a&ntilde;os</span><span>, pero</span> <span class="hps">dedos cortos y</span> <span class="hps">regordetes</span> <span class="hps">y el dedo &iacute;ndice</span> <span class="hps">que</span> <span class="hps">aplast&oacute;</span> <span class="hps">en la prensa</span> <span class="hps">de acero</span> <span class="hps">55</span> <span class="hps">el tono</span> <span class="hps">y el cuello</span> <span class="hps">estaba a&uacute;n por</span> <span class="hps">mucho tiempo que me</span> <span class="hps">finalmente nos rendimos</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Que</span> <span class="hps">el cuello</span> <span class="hps">del banjo</span> <span class="hps">i</span> <span class="hps">construido tambi&eacute;n</span> <span class="hps">es</span> <span class="hps">un poco</span> <span class="hps">de</span> <span class="hps">tiempo</span> <span class="hps">para la comodidad,</span> <span class="hps">as&iacute; que</span> <span class="hps">casi hab&iacute;a perdido</span> <span class="hps">jugando</span> <span class="hps">nada.</span><br> <br> <span class="hps">Un d&iacute;a yo estaba</span> <span class="hps">en mi</span> <span class="hps">nave</span> <span class="hps">y ten&iacute;a</span> <span class="hps">la radio encendida</span> <span class="hps">y</span> <span class="hps">en donde</span> <span class="hps">habla</span> <span class="hps">acerca de c&oacute;mo</span> <span class="hps">Uke</span> <span class="hps">George</span> <span class="hps">Formby</span> <span class="hps">el &uacute;nico</span> <span class="hps">hecho</span> <span class="hps">&pound; 1.000</span> <span class="hps">en una subasta</span><span>, y</span> <span class="hps">c&oacute;mo y por qu&eacute;</span> <span class="hps">es un</span> <span class="hps">uke</span> <span class="hps">alrededor de &pound;</span> <span class="hps">15 a 20</span> <span class="hps">o 300</span> <span class="hps">libras</span><span>, &iquest;por qu&eacute;</span> <span class="hps">no hay</span> <span class="hps">de gama media</span> <span class="hps">&iquest;Cu&aacute;les?</span><br> <br> <span class="hps">As&iacute; que cuando llegu&eacute;</span> <span class="hps">en el interior</span> <span class="hps">Hice una b&uacute;squeda</span> <span class="hps">y encontr&oacute; un</span> <span class="hps">Mahalo</span> <span class="hps">chino hizo</span> <span class="hps">en un estilo</span> <span class="hps">Fender Telecaster</span> <span class="hps">por &pound;</span> <span class="hps">37, y</span> <span class="hps">aunque si</span> <span class="hps">no puedo</span> <span class="hps">jugar a</span> <span class="hps">que</span> <span class="hps">se vean bien</span> <span class="hps">en la pared.</span> <span class="hps">as&iacute;</span> <span class="hps">simplemente</span> <span class="hps">digamos que</span> <span class="hps">he jugado</span> <span class="hps">hasta que mis</span> <span class="hps">dedos</span> <span class="hps">en realidad</span> <span class="hps">comenz&oacute; a sangrar</span> <span class="hps">y tuve que</span> <span class="hps">parar hasta</span> <span class="hps">que</span> <span class="hps">en</span> <span class="hps">callosa</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">y</span> <span class="hps">ahora tengo</span> <span class="hps">3</span> <span class="hps">y</span> <span class="hps">Ukes</span> <span class="hps">Si te fijas en</span> <span class="hps">mis</span> <span class="hps">ibles</span> <span class="hps">recientes sobre las</span> <span class="hps">correas de</span> <span class="hps">Uke</span> <span class="hps">se puede ver</span> <span class="hps">que mi</span> <span class="hps">Uke</span> <span class="hps">est&aacute; pendiente de</span> <span class="hps">la pared</span> <span class="hps">justo a mi lado</span> <span class="hps">cuando me siento</span> <span class="hps">frente al ordenador.</span><br> <br> <span class="hps">Voy a tratar de</span> <span class="hps">conseguir un video</span> <span class="hps">de mi</span> <span class="hps">juego</span><span>, estoy</span> <span class="hps">tratando de recoger</span> <span class="hps">los nervios</span> <span class="hps">de jugar</span> <span class="hps">en un festival de</span> <span class="hps">m&uacute;sica callejera</span> <span class="hps">en un pueblo</span> <span class="hps">cerca de m&iacute;</span> <span class="hps">pronto.</span> <span class="hps">Si puedo</span> <span class="hps">conseguir a alguien para</span> <span class="hps">jugar</span> <span class="hps">video me</span> <span class="hps">lo voy a</span> <span class="hps">subir y</span> <span class="hps">le enviaremos un v&iacute;nculo</span><span>.</span><br> <br> <span class="hps">He a&ntilde;adido</span> <span class="hps">a su</span> <span class="hps">Gmail</span> <span class="hps">a mi tel&eacute;fono</span> <span class="hps">Android</span><span>, as&iacute; que</span> <span class="hps">debe ser capaz de</span> <span class="hps">enviar por correo electr&oacute;nico</span> <span class="hps">a partir de ah&iacute;</span><span>, pero</span> <span class="hps">s&oacute;lo puedo</span> <span class="hps">utilizar el Ingl&eacute;s</span> <span class="hps">en ese</span> <span class="hps">momento.</span><br> <br> <span class="hps">tener cuidado</span><br> <br> <span class="hps">Andy</span></span></strong><br>
It's great to be passionate about a hobby or an art, as is your case with the ukulele. For some years I made music, even writing songs occasionally, but I finally convinced I would never leave the beginner-clumsy level. <br><br>I have a pretty good creole guitar that I bought used some years ago at a good price, but take it off of the bag only once in a while to sing nursery rhymes with one of my little granddaughters.
The very short neck and only 4 string makes it much easier for me to play Uke, If you ever get the chance of a cheap Uke it is well worth buying, just buy some good quality strings and you can get all the music and lessons of the Internets.<br> <br> Funny thing is that I always tried the finger picking style of guitar like Jerry Reed and i find that I do that a lot on the Uke, they are great fun as they are so easy to learn. I have loads of my favorite rock songs that I have learned to play, they are good laugh when you play them for other people.<br> <br> How is the hand doing now?<br> <br> <br> <div class="almost_half_cell" id="gt-res-content"> <div style=""> <strong><span id="result_box" lang="es"><span class="hps">El</span> <span class="hps">cuello muy corto</span> <span class="hps">y s&oacute;lo</span> <span class="hps">cuatro</span> <span class="hps">cuerdas</span> <span class="hps">hace que sea mucho</span> <span class="hps">m&aacute;s f&aacute;cil</span> <span class="hps">para m&iacute; jugar</span> <span class="hps">Uke</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">Si alguna vez tienes</span> <span class="hps">la oportunidad</span> <span class="hps">de un</span> <span class="hps">Uke</span> <span class="hps">barato que es</span> <span class="hps">comprar</span> <span class="hps">bien vale la pena</span><span>, acaba de comprar</span> <span class="hps">unas cuerdas</span> <span class="hps">de buena calidad</span> <span class="hps">y se puede obtener</span> <span class="hps">toda la m&uacute;sica</span> <span class="hps">y las lecciones de</span> <span class="hps">los</span> <span class="hps">internets.</span><br> <br> <span class="hps">Lo gracioso es que</span> <span class="hps">siempre he tratado</span> <span class="hps">el estilo</span> <span class="hps">finger picking</span> <span class="hps">de la guitarra</span> <span class="hps">como Jerry</span> <span class="hps">Reed y</span> <span class="hps">me parece que</span> <span class="hps">yo que</span> <span class="hps">mucho de la</span> <span class="hps">de Uke</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">que</span> <span class="hps">son muy divertidos</span><span>, ya que</span> <span class="hps">son tan f&aacute;ciles de</span> <span class="hps">aprender.</span> <span class="hps">Tengo</span> <span class="hps">un mont&oacute;n de</span> <span class="hps">mis canciones</span> <span class="hps">favoritas</span> <span class="hps">de rock</span> <span class="hps">que he aprendido</span> <span class="hps">a jugar</span><span>, son</span> <span class="hps">buena risa</span> <span class="hps">cuando se</span> <span class="hps">juega</span> <span class="hps">por otras personas.</span><br> <br> <span class="hps">&iquest;C&oacute;mo</span> <span class="hps">es la mano</span> <span class="hps">haciendo ahora</span><span>?</span></span></strong></div> </div>
No creo que me vaya a comprar un ukelele, pero s&iacute; es probable que me decida a construirme uno. La mano va bien, apenas un poquito m&aacute;s hinchada que la izquierda. Por las dudas tom&eacute; un diclofenac 75 mg a las 20:00, cosa de que durante la noche no se le ocurra hincharse o calentarse m&aacute;s. Hoy a la tarde retom&eacute; el trabajo, pero previamente reflot&eacute; varias medidas de seguridad: repuse la cubierta al disco de corte y me puse la m&aacute;scara transparente que cubre toda la cara, por las dudas.<br> <br> <strong>I do not think buying a ukulele, but it is likely that I decide to build one. The hand is fine, just a little more swollen than the left. Just in case I took a diclofenac 75 mg at 20:00, in order at night does not swell or hotter. This afternoon I went back to work, but previously bailed several safeguards: put the cover to the blade and put on the transparent mask that covers the entire face, just in case.</strong>
Thank you for this, Osvaldo, It reminded me of a similar stupid thing I did in the shop. I had the same injury and bandage as you! But did not take photos. The injury was to my left hand.<br> I today posted a new Instructable describing my stupid mistake, title is &quot;Drill press safety ( lesson cost six stiches)&quot;.<br> <br> Bill<br> <br> <strong>Gracias por esto, Osvaldo, me record&oacute; a algo parecido est&uacute;pido que hice en la tienda. Tuve la misma lesi&oacute;n y vendaje<strong> </strong>como t&uacute;! Pero no tom&oacute; fotos. La lesi&oacute;n era de mi mano izquierda. Hoy he publicado un nuevo Instructable describiendo mi est&uacute;pido error, el t&iacute;tulo es &quot;Drill Press seguridad (costo lecci&oacute;n seis puntos de sutura)&quot;. </strong>
Bill, my right hand is like your left hand, because I am left handed. I will read your new instructable soon, I have many emails to respond.<br>
You show an admirable humbleness in admitting a failure like this. This is an accident that serves to show your personal qualities. <br> <br>I once had a blacksmith working on a gate at my house. I remember seeing him cut a thick piece of steel with a big angle grinder. He had boards under both ends and was holding the bar with his boot next to the blade. Needless to say the bar pinched the disc when it was near the bottom and the grinder jerked off of his hand. <br> <br>I have always said experience kills. So does being in a hurry, being a cheap bastard, working drunk or sleepy and being messy. <br> <br>I do try and stop work once in a while to put all the tools I'm not using away. Being tidy doesn't run on the family, but one must have a safe workplace. <br> <br> <br>Hope you're fully recovered. You are an inspiration to us all.
Thanks for the praise, Esmagamus. Today I am almost fully recovered, only a subtle paresthesia subsist sometimes over the joint of the index finger, in cold days.
Aye, accidents DO happen and when we least expect them too. (when we have let our guard down) <br>So glad you were not hurt worse than that! <br>Great instructable on your chulengo..love it! <br>
Thanks for your concern, PaganRaven. I was very lucky, today the wound is healed although there is still a bump under it, and subsists a little paresthesia in two fingers. I suppose both things will reduce with the time.
No olvidemos tampoco la wire rueda lanza flechas. <br> <br>Remember too, the wire wheel launches arrows.
Yes, you are right! <br> <br>Thanks for remember that, is very dangarous when you work without security glasses.
Cant you see the 2 things wrong in this picture? No 1 don't leave a board with nails in lying on the floor, No 2 don't wear flip flops in the work shop.&nbsp; Luckily i felt the nail coming up and was able to stop it before it got me.<br> <br><br> <br>I have been trying to be extra safe in the shed since your post, but then again its not the first tom I have got a nail up through my boot and most likely not the last either.<br> <br><br> <br>We learn from these mistakes :-)
I am waiting to end my chulengo to clean the floor of my workshop. It is awesomely covered with all sort of trash: pieces of tubes, iron bars, iron filings, cords of the electric tools, sheets, etc. That is dangerous, as you say.
LOL that is what I was doing also, I have now got a large pile of sawdust in one corner that is full of screws, drill bits and other things, I go through it with a magnet and then sieve the rest and pick out the good stuff. a few more days and it will be once again clean and tidy. after so long.
Rimar---Hope your hand is better soon! <br> <br>Even using tools the correct way can cause injury---my husband received a Radial Arm Saw as a gift---he had been using his fathers up til then---and decided to make a picture frame. He had everything set up just fine and so imagine my surprise to hear screaming. <br> <br>I discovered that the saw was working fine BUT the wood had shattered as it touched the blade and drove itself back into the palm of his hand. causing a huge &quot;flap&quot; <br> <br>This was repaired with many stitches and a fairly long healing time. But he has minimal scarring and no loss of feeling. <br> <br>There was NO metal in the wood; no obvious &quot;Flaw&quot; like a knot etc. He always uses some form of &quot;pusher&quot; so his hand was NOT near the actual blade. Just one of those things. <br> <br>Other &quot;stupid&quot; ways to get hurt---please don't ask HOW I know these things! <br> <br>Do not trust the former owners of your house/business to have labeled the fuse box correctly. <br> <br>Do not forget to check your crawl space for some one venting 20 years worth of dryer lint under there and then you come along to solder a pipe---not a pretty picture <br> <br>Do NOT forget to CHECK which end of your NAIL GUN the nail EXITS from. This would SEEM to be a no brainer but the same Husband found out the hard way while doing a demo for a customer that the particular nail guns exit point was---ahhh---a bit DIFFERENT than every OTHER nail gun on the planet. Why am I no longer SURPRISED to get calls from emergency rooms? <br> <br>Do NOT attach your sattelite (sp?) dish to your chimney. Just---don't. <br> <br>Do not attempt to give an animal an injection unless you know HOW. You could go right thru the skin fold and shoot yourself in the eye with the vaccination drug which just might be something that was NEVER meant to actually BE in anyones eye. <br> <br>Just sayin'.
Thanks for your advices, valkgurl! They are all good.<br> <br>Here there is a video about &quot;kickback&quot;, that that happen to your husband:<br> <br><br> <br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVpGi85HfnY" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVpGi85HfnY</a><br> <br><br> <br>I am thinking to do an instructable collecting my own experiences about missing safety precautions and their impact. Maybe a collaborative writing could be a good idea, but my poor English knowledge is an obstacle.&nbsp; I delay a lot translating phrases and retouching them.
Frightening story! We have never seen wood cutters for grinders, normally here they are just for cutting hard materials with the appropriate disc, metal, stone etc.,. I've seen neighbours using grinders with no protection, no gloves, no ear protection, no goggles, no safety boots but wearing flipflop sandals - frightens me to death - I can't look! It's very important and useful to share things like this with fellow DIY enthusiasts because we are all dealing with potentially lethal tools. Thanks for posting. <br> <br>Wish you a speedy recovery!
Thanks, Pavlovafowl. You are right. <br> <br>Wood cutting disc for hand grinder are extremely dangerous, they should be prohibited. I fear them a lot, but I have three o four. Normally I use them in my cutting table. <br> <br>My hand goes well, tomorrow the doctor will remove the stitches of the wound.
La salamandra te salio barata, pero el cuerpo no tiene precio.<br>Fijate si en la ferreteria &quot;La Campana&quot; o en &quot;magaro&quot;(5 y 55 sobre la diagonal) tiene los guantes de nitrilo que te dice DriX.<br>Que te recuperes pronto. Saludos.
OK, gracias. Ya estoy laburando de nuevo, pero me manejo con mucho m&aacute;s cuidado. &iexcl;El miedo no es zonzo!
Coincido plenamente con vos Osvaldo, hay que tener mucho cuidado con las m&aacute;quinas, especialmente con la amoladora que es la m&aacute;quina que m&aacute;s he visto ser mal usada. La protecci&oacute;n tiene que estar SIEMPRE en la posici&oacute;n que m&aacute;s seguridad d&eacute;, cada vez que se cambia el &aacute;ngulo de la amoladora hay que cambiar la posici&oacute;n de la protecci&oacute;n, por m&aacute;s inc&oacute;modo que sea hacerlo a cada rato.<br> Tambi&eacute;n quer&iacute;a comentarte que vienen unas amoladoras bosch con un sistema llamado &quot;kickback stop&quot; que hace que si el disco se frena o se parte, la m&aacute;quina instant&aacute;neamente se para, lo que en mi taller ha salvado algunos accidentes (ac&aacute; usamos muchas amoladoras y los discos de corte que usamos son de 1mm). Seguramente vienen otras amoladoras con sistemas parecidos. Es verdad que cuestan m&aacute;s caro, pero un dedo perdido no te lo paga nadie.<br> Es muy importante el punto #2 que aclaraste, creo que todas las veces que v&iacute; un disco de corte romperse fue porque la pieza no estaba bien agarrada.<br> Otro consejo que te puedo dar, es que te compres unos guantes de algod&oacute;n con nitrilo que protejen MUCHO las manos, tienen much&iacute;sima resistencia al corte, m&aacute;s que unos guantes de cuero, y cuestan 20 pesos. Te adjunto una foto de los guantes, por favor compra unos, es mucho lo que protejen.<br> <br> --------------------------------------------------------------------<br> <br> <strong>I totally agree with you Osvaldo, you have to be very carefull with power tools, specially with the angle grinder, wich is the machine I most seen misused. The guard cover has to be ALWAYS in the most secure position, anytime you change the grinder angle you'll have to reposition the guard, even it being annoying.<br> I also wanted to tell you that there are some bosch angle grinders with a &quot;kickback stop&quot; feature, that stops the disk whenever the disk breaks or suddenly stops, in my workshop it stopped many accidents (here we use a lot of angle grinders and our cutting disks are 1mm thick). Surelly there are other brands of grinders with that feature too. It's true that they are more expensive, but none will pay your lost finger.<br> It's very important your #2 statement, I think all times I saw a cutting disk break was because the working piece was not properly secured.<br> Another advice I can give you is, buy a pair of cotton-nitrile gloves, they DO protect A LOT your hands, more than a pair of leather gloves, they have an incredible cutting resistance, and they cost 4 bucks. I attach a photo of the gloves, please buy a par, they really protect </strong>you.
Otro consejo que le dar&iacute;a a un principiante es que, en lo posible, use la amoladora de manera que las chispas le vengan hacia el cuerpo, aunque haya que proteger la ropa (de todas maneras hay que hacerlo, ya arruin&eacute; dos o tres camisas y camisetas por no usar el delantal). De esa manera, si el disco se traba, la amoladora sale hacia adelante, no hacia atr&aacute;s y/o arriba. Es m&aacute;s molesto, por supuesto, pero mucho m&aacute;s seguro. Cuando uno trabaja tiende a hacerla f&aacute;cil y c&oacute;moda, no piensa en las posibles consecuencias.<br><br>El tipo que me cort&oacute; el tubo de GNC me dijo que con su cortadora de plasma no pudo, tuvo que hacerlo con la aut&oacute;gena, y le llev&oacute; un mont&oacute;n de ox&iacute;geno. Me cobr&oacute; $350, al principio me pareci&oacute; una barbaridad pero luego me di cuenta de que &eacute;l ten&iacute;a raz&oacute;n. La puerta no fue problema, porque las paredes del tubo tienen 1/4, pero en los extremos tiene casi una pulgada. De todas maneras la salamandra me sali&oacute; barata.
Gracias, ver&eacute; si en La Plata puedo conseguir esos guantes. Tengo guantes de cuero y tambi&eacute;n de algod&oacute;n con motas de goma, pero me resulta demasiado inc&oacute;modo usarlos siempre, me los pongo solamente cuando tengo que sostener de cerca piezas a soldar. Un t&iacute;o m&iacute;o, por usar guantes, una m&aacute;quina cilindradora le agarr&oacute; la mano, y a duras penas pudo salvarla... dejando las u&ntilde;as y la piel de la punta de tres dedos dentro del guante. Pasa como con el cintur&oacute;n de seguridad, salva muchas vidas, pero algunas se habr&iacute;an salvado de no usarlo.<br> <br> Thanks, I'll see if I can get those gloves at La Plata. I have leather gloves, also cotton and rubber flecks, but I find it too uncomfortable to always use them, I wear them only when I have to hold to weld workpieces closely. An uncle of mine, to use gloves, a rolling machine grabbed his hand, and barely was able to save it ... leaving the nails and the skin of the tips of three fingers inside the glove. It's rather like the seat belt: saves lives, but some have been saved from not using it.
I hope you recover quickly! Next to the drill press, I find a grinder to be a sleeper in the danger category... be safe people... glad your ok!<br>
Finally I can reply your comment. Early today the editor duplicate stubbornly my previous reply.<br><br>Thanks for your concern. I think my hand is healing quickly, hope don't change opinion tomorrow. This afternoon I went back to work, with extreme caution.
;)<br><br>Don't worry, be happy... My hand is healing well (hope!)
Que pena leer esto Osvaldo y a la vez una alegria saber que no fue mayor el problema, que te puedo decir que ya no se haya dicho sino tenr mas cuidado y no tomar el camino mas corto.......... en todo caso es una gran experiencia que a todos nos recuerda las concecuencias de ciertos actos, una abrazo, javier
Gracias, Javier. Seg&uacute;n el m&eacute;dico que me revis&oacute; hoy, todo va viento en popa. Espero estar pronto en carrera nuevamente. Mientras tanto, tengo varias tareas pendientes para hacer en la notebook. Un abrazo.
Lamento su accidente y sinceramente le deseo una pronta recuperaci&oacute;n para que pueda continuar disfrutando de sus proyectos y en forma algo egoista para que nos siga proporcionando esos excelentes instructivos a los que ya nos tiene acostumbrados. Un fraternal saludo.

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