This past weekend he was telling me that he had a look at the "crime scene" and it looks like his story is blown. He said he remembered turning off the saw and to do that you have to lean down and flip the switch on the table. He said he must have laid his hand on the running blade...now that's the right hand mind you, as he bent sideways to turn the thing off. He was thinking,
It still had the piece of wood he was cutting in the saw blade and a nasty spray of dried blood off to the side. Well I don't watch any CSI programs on TV. But I can tell you from what he told me that right away he was not standing on the side of the machine like he said he was. The trajectory of the blood was all wrong if he was standing where he said he was. Another thing if he bent down to turn off the machine from the place he said he was standing then he would have cut the left hand instead of the right. SO... he was standing on the wrong side ...meaning the dangerous side of the table saw when it happened. Norm from This Old House is gonna kick his ass for not following shop safety. See you next week folks...same Bat Time, same Bat Channel. Case closed.
But NOOOoooooo. He had to keep calling me back telling me he would never work on that side of the saw. It's impossible. You just can't work from that side... yadda yadda yadda. I told him he was wrong the evidence proves it. Geeeezz!!! Get a grip!! It's over. You lost your finger. So get on with your life. Just paint a face on little stubby and go play already!!!