Here's Gordon's story:
"It hurts more now. When I did it I felt nothing.
"The odd thing is the nerves, the ones from the tip of my finger receded to behind the line of the cut. So when I touch that bit it feels like I’m touching the end!
"I was laying a salvaged oak floor, trimming the tongues and tiding the grooves. I needed to rebate some of the edges; foolishly I tried to trim a piece that was to big.
"The table saw I was using had no guard and the blade was raised just 8mm from the table.
"As I proceeded to trim the edge I experienced ‘kick back’ and the piece spun around the table taking my hand towards the blade, where my index finger was in a 15mm cut out on the edge.
"The next thing I remember was looking at my hand thinking I’d done the top of my finger.
"The piece of wood had spun with such force; it smashed a window and knocked the beading out some 8ft behind me.
"3hrs a 16 stitches later, this is the result.
"... been 4 months now...It will hurt forever – moral of the story - ‘take your time and don’t rush, if your not sure – take a look at youtube’
"Not sure its what your looking for, but the photos make you cringe!
Thank you Gordon. Please keep us posted on its condition. I hope the pain becomes less over time.
Here's Gordon's pics (again, warning, as Gordon says, they make you cringe):
Finger sliced by table saw. Photo by Gordon
Here's all the posts documenting my smashed finger saga (which completely pales in comparison to Gordon's sliced finger):
- finger and fingernail fully recovered!!!...1 year and 4 months later....
- fingernail recovering...5.5 month update....
- fingernail recovering...4 month update....
- fingernail recovering...3rd month update....
- fingernail starting to grow back - about 2.5 months after the smashing.
- fingernail coming off - about 2 months after the smashing.
- update 1.5 months.
- update 2.5 weeks.
- stabbed the finger to release the pressure.
- smashed a finger.