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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by EOsteam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:24 pm

In peripheral nerves (a nerve which is not in the brain or spinal column) the regeneration of the axon occurs at about 1mm per day or 1” per month. I’m a dentist not a neurologist so take this with a grain of salt. It’s also been 30 years since I last studied this and new info has been developed since then so It’s likely my info is slightly out of date.

Best of luck healing. I have missed your posts on the project.

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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by Harold_V » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:46 am

Thanks for that bit of information.

Not to detract from sealkiller's situation, I am experiencing the same problem. I fell about 7 months ago, then again a couple weeks later. My left hand displays the same problem----numbness in the thumb and two fingers. I'm scheduled for an evaluation early in March. I'm hoping that the condition can be reversed, or that it will heal on its own. It's not fun not being able to feel things. My grip is unsteady, and I'm struggling to button my shirt, and often drop things that I shouldn't be dropping.

I think part of my problem is carpel tunnel related. I've been told that can be addressed by surgery.

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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by TomB » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:05 pm

I've been through some of that surgical process. $ years ago I fell on ice several times. I live on a ski mountain and icy ground is normal but generally I don't have a problem with it. But that winter was a disaster. The next winter I started to have severe neck pain probably triggered by carrying in firewood. I ended up taking lots of opioids and finally in September I had surgery on my neck. That fixed the neck pain but the numbness in my thumb and two fingers remained. The neurosurgeon said it was likely carpal; tunnel syndrome and she then did the surgery on my palm/wrist. It did not alleviate the numbness. She said that when they operated they found the tendon was very thick and maybe it needed to exercise to complete the healing. I went off to the physical therapist for 6 months and he finally wrote a report that said exercise did not relieve the numbness. I went back to the neurosurgeon and she tole me there was nothing left for her to do. I was advised that there use to be a hand specialist neurologist in the area that was very good, but he had moved. Now there was nothing. Two years later my thumb and two fingers are still hurting and numb. Needless to say I did not find the experience very satisfying.

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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by seal killer » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:06 pm

Harper and Harold and Tom--

Harper, 2mm a month is what I've heard, as well. On the house project front, when I get that interior garage door up on my shop, I'll post a video of the finished area. I am really eager to get my machinery installed.

Harold, I hope you get sorted out!

Harold and Tom, carpal tunnel was mentioned to me, too. Obviously, I don't know much about it because I dismissed it out of hand. (Ha! Was that a pun I made?) Could a broken wrist cause carpal tunnel? I thought you got it from repetitive movements such as typing.

Tom, I feel (!) for you. Numbness is bad enough. Pain on top of that is worse.

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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by NP317 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:48 am

Bill:
You are pretty handy with puns...
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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by neanderman » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:59 am

Harold_V wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:46 am
i think part of my problem is carpel tunnel related. I've been told that can be addressed by surgery.
Definitely. I have a number of friends who have had successful CT surgery.

Best wishes with that, Harold.
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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by seal killer » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:25 am

Russ--

I saw what you did there. :)

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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by NP317 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:32 am

Bill:
You would have enjoyed my Father.
He was a subtle punster and it bled off to his three kids.
And to the next generation...
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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by warmstrong1955 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:53 pm

Give it some time Bill. When nerves get wrecked, the do come back, slowly, and to varying degrees.
I have too much experience in that! ;)
The other thing that happens, is your brain will adjust to the changes, as well as how you have to do some things.

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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by seal killer » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:18 pm

All--

The internal garage door for my shop is up! We will finish the install this coming Monday.

That means I need to bring my machinery down from KC to The House on the Cliff. It is a little over 250 miles. The last mile and a half is over my driveway, the first mile of which varies from ok to not-navigable-by-a-sedan. Additionally, there is an 11% grade. (I maintain that grade fairly well, as if it washes out it is bad news.)

I need to bring my lathe (~1500lbs), mill (~1500lbs) and the two power saws down using my flat bed trailer; it will handle 14,000lbs, so no problem there.

At this moment, my plan is to place the lathe lengthwise in the center of the trailer, between the front of the trailer and the forward axle. The lathe will remain on its stand as I have no way of separating the two now. All the equipment is on heavy duty pallets. At this time--since I haven't inspected it--I'm assuming the equipment is securely fastened to the pallets. I'll make sure before I load. Tell me how to strap it down, please. (I've got 4" straps and can get as many as I might need.)

The mill--also on a heavy duty pallet--has the table lowered all the way and the head tilted 90 degrees to lower the center of gravity as much as possible. Tell me how to strap it down, please.

Assume I know nothing about transporting this equipment because I know nothing about transporting this equipment.

I've thrown in a picture of the garage door for your viewing pleasure.

Thanks!

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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by neanderman » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:44 pm

I think you want to not only strap things down, but to strap them side to side, to prevent tipping on curves. Both should be possible on the lathe using the bed as the strapping point.

With the lathe, I would also give serious thought to removing:
  • The chuck.
    The tailstock.
    The carriage.
As that will eliminate a lot of the tendancy to be top heavy, thus helping to control the tendancy to tip.

On the mill, crank the knee down as far as possible, and consider removing both the head and the ram, for the same reason as above. Removing the table isn't a bad idea.

The rational here is to lower the center of gravity as much as possible.

Are you planning seperate trips for the lathe and the mill? I would highly recommend that given that this is new to you.
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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by warmstrong1955 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:40 am

Tie it down like any equipment is when it's hauled on an 18-wheeler.
Straps on the front of the equipment are angled to the rear, and the ones on the rear, angled to the front. And they should be tight. That keeps stuff from moving or sliding on the bed of the trailer. Running tie downs, straps or chains, straight across, won't do that.

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