Does anyone know what's up with Jack's hands? That does not appear to be
arthritis, I'm assuming that's either genetic, or he might have had a
repetitive work type injury.
My friend just had surgery to repair his fingers, which would no longer
open up after working with his hands for years. They were calling him
On Friday, April 11, 2014 5:57:47 AM UTC-5, woodchucker wrote:
Rheumatoid arthritus. The tell tale signs are not just the fingers, in a c
lawed or claw (claw-like) forming position, but the palm/hand, itself, in a
abduction, or tending toward an abducting position, and also supination, r
elative to the wrist/forearm position (relative to the midline of the body)
. This/these "motion(s)", or tendencies, is/are opposite of adduction and
pronation. The joints, themselves, are "knotted"/enlarged, also.
I would suspect his hips, knees and ankle joints are likely visably affecte
d, also. As for as the video, one would need to observe his gait, to help
access the lower extremities.
With these conditions, one should stay active (or try to stay active - for
some folks, the pain is debilitating), otherwise the joints would tend to b
ecome stiff and hard to move (flex, extend, etc.). The condition is often
accompanied with pain, in the affected joints, and maintaining flexibility
helps reduce the pain, when not relying solely on pain meds for relief.
I don't know what's wrong with his hands, but with his ripping technique
on the table saw, I can tell you what's going to be wrong with them.
Someone PLEASE send that guy a Grr-ripper or a link to how to make a
shoe-style push stick.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
I don't worry about him.
I have watched a bunch of his video's. Some are good, some not.
But I have always been amazed that even though his hands are in the
shape they are, he is able to do things.
Sometimes he comes up with a gem of an idea. I like this one..
Give me another idea. And that's the purpose.
On Friday, April 11, 2014 5:04:39 PM UTC-5, woodchucker wrote:
Yeah, it's a very cool project and that is the purpose of the video, but th
at doesn't preclude people from watching it and commenting on basic shop sa
fety. Maybe he never has an accident; I certainly hope he doesn't. But he's
increasing the odds of an accident with those work habits. I think you'd h
ave to agree with that.
I'm not sure. Because we are used to dealing with hands that are
dextrous we feel uncomfortable. He might not be able to hold a push
block or push stick and be comfortable, or hold it the way we do.
He might have been doing this for years, I don't know.
You have every right to be concerned for him. I don't live in his shoes.
If his hands were working as mine, I might say something, but I can't
since I don't understand his limitations. I think he has come up with
what he feels safe doing (hopefully). I HOPE.
I wish him well.
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