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A businessman from Downham visited Accident and Emergency last week after a freak accident at work. Low Speed Sharpener
Luke Jeary,40, who is the owner and director of Bespoke Timber Structures Norfolk Limited, sliced off the end of his finger using a spindle moulder machine.
Spindle moulder machines are commonly used to trim and shape wood to make it ideal for various uses such as in shutters, windows, frames and doors. These tools also allow tenoning for window assemblage, that is a milling process used to join window frames.
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The experienced carpenter has had years in the industry, yet even with his longevity in the trade this isn't the first time he's "sliced the end of his finger off".
Mr Jeary said in warning: "Something that is worth noting is that when a machine is spinning, if the workshop lights are flickering at the same speed as the revolution per minute it can make the cutter look stationary.
"Much the same way a spinning car wheel can look stationary appear to move backwards."
He posted to social media following the incident saying: "Now in A and E, sliced the end of my finger off AGAIN."
A friend replied to the post saying : "Sorry to hear that Luke,I know the feeling years ago I sliced the end of my finger on an electric planer it was on the fleshy part at the tip. It is a haphazard if the job."
Smoke Exhaust Extractor Despite the grisly wound, Mr Jeary says he is "healing like a salamander".