I put the mirror above the fireplace and it is almost done. I glued the
mirror to MDF, and placed 1X2's around the hole. I am using 1" cove
molding to hold and trim the mirror.
That is the good news. As I said it is almost done, except for a piece
of 1X2 that will fill the gap between the mantle and the trim on the
mirror. I set the table saw up carefully as this was an important cut.
I planned to make two runs through the saw to get the exact dimension.
I set every thing up with feather boards, the whole nine yards. Then
I did something stupid. I set the out feed feather board to the width
of the piece I wanted, not the width of the piece I was ripping. The
bottom line is the wood hit the outboard feather board and I had to
adjust it. After a series of attempts to get things back on the right
track, I ended up getting my fingers in the saw blade. While there
could have been considerably more damage, the blade abraded my pointing
finger and cut into the end of my third finger from the thumb.
Basically partially pealed the flesh off of the end of the finger.
Fortunately I make these cuts with minimum blade above the wood,
otherwise there would have been more damage.
To make matters worse after I had washed of the hand and was getting
ready to go out to the car to go to the hospital, I passed out. I have
not done that in ages.. It was kind of neat, in that I thought I was
driving the car, and then realized no one was, I became concerned that
is when I came to. My wife was not happy at that point in time. As we
were getting in the car she asked if I had my billfold, and I said
"yes". However when we made a bathroom stop, I realized that it was
not there, so my wife called my older daughter and ask her to get my
billfold and bring it to the hospital. My younger daughter was there
when we got there and my other daughter and the billfold arrived about
20 minutes later. The doctor sewed the hanging skin back in place.
That was 10 days ago. We went in and they removed the stitches. It is
healing nicely, but I will still need a bandage on the one finger. The
pointing finger is nearly healed but I will still put something on it
when I am out side for protection.
This weekend I am going to do something else I have not done since since
the 8th grade. I am going to be part of a live nativity at the church
of Friday night. After last weeks events my wife said I should be a
Wiserman, but I don't know what I will be assigned.