Out on a Limb: A New Way Not to Get Hurt

By Christopher Schwarz
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From the December 2007 issue #166
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Woodworking writer Nick Engler has one leg that’s shorter than the other – the result of a motorcycle accident years ago. When he talks about the incident now, he always starts off with a little joke.

“There are two kinds of motorcyclists,” he says. “Those who have been in a serious accident, and those who are going to be in a serious accident.”

Sadly, the same can be said of woodworkers. I know far too many friends, students and colleagues who have lost small bits of themselves to the awesome and dangerous machinery we work with all of the time.

From the December 2007 issue #166
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