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#1 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 15, 2013 - 08:41 PM

Today I avoided an injury to a degree. Could of been much worse.

I was splitting firewood today, did about a cord and my arms were dead from swinging the maul.

so I go in the shop and find my grandfathers old craftsman axe. Sharpened it up, and checked the handle, no obvious damage. I split about 20 logs and moved over to a pile of locust. Wound up hit the log square center the handle broke off, and I fell smacking me head off a log to my left. Hurt! I was dizzy and stumbled around till I found the 4 wheeler. I do not believe the struck the handle off the log as the axe head was stuck at an angle that it seems impossible for that to of happened. Handle must of had some internal defects.

Be careful with old tools, as they may not be in as good of condition as you assume.

I was made to go to the er . Mri of my head, they didnt find anything. No suprise there.

pap was probably chuckling at me. He always said I was clumsy. Said I was the only person who smashed his thumb with a hammer 3 times in a row.

Edited by toomanytoys84, September 15, 2013 - 08:42 PM.

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Posted September 15, 2013 - 08:43 PM

Glad you are ok. Good advice, thanks.


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Posted September 15, 2013 - 09:14 PM

Glad to hear you are OK. Stuff like that can happen to new or old tools, you were wise to inspect... Sorry a problem happened anyways.
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Posted September 15, 2013 - 09:30 PM

Glad to hear your OK, old tools can really hurt you.

 

Sorry they found nothing in your head with the MRI, :poke:

 

:D JK, I couldn't help myself.


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Posted September 15, 2013 - 10:09 PM

So did the log you hit with your head split?


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Posted September 16, 2013 - 12:37 AM

Glad your ok


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Posted September 16, 2013 - 04:06 AM

Glad you weren't hurt! Sorry there is nothing in your head!


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Posted September 16, 2013 - 05:01 AM

:wewantpics: :wewantpics: :wewantpics:


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Posted September 16, 2013 - 05:39 AM

Glad you didn't get hurt.


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Posted September 16, 2013 - 09:10 AM

It could have turned out much worse, glad you are OK and just a sore spot.  Don't you just hate it when they do a test and it proves what everyone knew all along?   :poke:   :rolling:

 

A few years back I had to have a heart scan done,  I talked the nurse into giving me a copy of the scan so I could prove to my friends "Yes I do have a heart!"

 

On a serious note, you do need to be careful working with old and new tools.  I'm not sure this accident could have been prevented since Toomanytools did inspect the ax first. It does prove though that Murray will strike when you least expect it.


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Posted September 16, 2013 - 09:16 AM

Aren't you glad you don't live in the old days when there was no insurance, no doctors, no MRI, no disability coverage, and you had to make your own axe handle???


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Posted September 16, 2013 - 12:14 PM

 It does prove though that Murray will strike when you least expect it.

Murray?? He was attacked by a cheap lawn mower???? I bet there is nothing in your head either. :smilewink:


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Posted September 16, 2013 - 02:39 PM

It could have turned out much worse, glad you are OK and just a sore spot.  Don't you just hate it when they do a test and it proves what everyone knew all along?   :poke:   :rolling:

 

A few years back I had to have a heart scan done,  I talked the nurse into giving me a copy of the scan so I could prove to my friends "Yes I do have a heart!"

 

On a serious note, you do need to be careful working with old and new tools.  I'm not sure this accident could have been prevented since Toomanytools did inspect the ax first. It does prove though that Murray will strike when you least expect it.

 

I like to visually inspect everything before I go using it.  But sometimes you might need an xray to be able to see inside something.

 

My point is be careful and don't assume your trusty *insert tool here* will never fail you because you'd have it for 30 years.  That doesn't mean a brand new tool is sturdy either. 

 

It did give me an an excuse to order a brand new Fiskars X27 Axe, Fiskars X17 hatchet, and sharpener!!!


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Posted September 16, 2013 - 02:40 PM

Aren't you glad you don't live in the old days when there was no insurance, no doctors, no MRI, no disability coverage, and you had to make your own axe handle???

 

Honestly, yes, yes I am.  Back in those days stepping on a nail could lead to your death.

 

And if I had to make my own axe head and handle I'd freeze to death in the winter because I'd have no idea how to do it!

Plus there wouldn't be any Garden Tractors.  What would I do then?

 

I honestly had to wait a couple hours because I was drinking some adult beverages as I was chopping wood.  I only had 3 spread out over 3 hours.  But, my medical insurance, accident insurance, and life insurance all provided free of charge by my work has 2 stipulations.  If you get hurt on a motorcycle, or you have more than 0.01 BAC when you go to the hospitial it is not covered.


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Posted September 16, 2013 - 03:08 PM

I'm glad you came out ok.  Thanks for passing that along to the rest of us.  You never know when you will have a failure, especially one that is not readily visible.






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