2017 was our 20th year online!

Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 3 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments.
Over 100,000 members from around the world.
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Shop our online store for music lovers
SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad) Piano Sight Reading
train piano sight reading with your iPhone or iPad
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
(ad)
Pianoteq
Steinway Spiro Layering
(ad)
Wessell Nickel & Gross
PianoForAll
Who's Online Now
61 members (Bellicapelli, apollo_ff, barbaram, Burkey, anotherscott, butchkoch, 1957, Anglagard44, 13 invisible), 477 guests, and 564 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#2924495 12/18/19 08:46 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 124
J
Jt2nd Offline OP
Full Member
OP Offline
Full Member
J
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 124
I had an accident with an electric drill . It twisted my left thumb and the hand could not grip a door handle for a month .
Before the accident I could not reach an octave with the left hand. The right was fine. No problem .
After the hand had rested and recovered I noticed the reach was much greater . It reached an extra inch without me trying . Now it can reach an extra note above the octave .
Is this familiar information with piano players ? When I had tried stretching before the accident I just ended up with sore fingers .It was a happy result from the accident and maybe hands work better with a months holiday . smile

(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 2,367
2000 Post Club Member
Offline
2000 Post Club Member
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 2,367
I have NEVER heard of that! What a serendipitous side effect! I had surgery on my right thumb and I went through so much physical therapy because I was TERRIFIED of losing mobility in the joint and losing dexterity and/or reach. Fortunately I did not lose anything. But I definitely didn't GAIN anything!

I'm sorry you hurt yourself but I guess...congratulations too? laugh

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,938
Gold Subscriber
2000 Post Club Member
Offline
Gold Subscriber
2000 Post Club Member
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,938
I guess the electric drill was created too late for Robert Schumann....


[Linked Image]
Yamaha C3X
In summer, the song sings itself. --William Carlos Williams

Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,237
4000 Post Club Member
Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,237
Wow.


Piano teacher.
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 1,174
F
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
F
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 1,174
Gives a whole new meaning to piano drills...


If you're a zombie and you know it, bite your friend!
We got both kinds of music: Country and Western!
Casio Celviano AP-650
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 115
S
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
S
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 115
Please tell us your doctor's medical explanation for why this occurred. What changed?

Joined: May 2013
Posts: 3,803
Silver Level
3000 Post Club Member
Offline
Silver Level
3000 Post Club Member
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 3,803
You must have stretched or torn a ligament.


Steinway A3
Boston 118 PE

YouTube

Working On
Chopin Nocturne E min
Bach Inventions

"You Can Never Have Too Many Dream Pianos" -Thad Carhart
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 2,079
I
2000 Post Club Member
Offline
2000 Post Club Member
I
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 2,079
I guess here must go some warning like, don't try this at home, the trick was performed by a professional. smile

Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 2,367
2000 Post Club Member
Offline
2000 Post Club Member
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 2,367
I just told my dear friend, a professional pianist who struggles for an octave, that I’m buying her a drill for Christmas.

Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 6,902
6000 Post Club Member
Online Content
6000 Post Club Member
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 6,902
Originally Posted by FrankCox
Gives a whole new meaning to piano drills...

🤣


My YouTube, My Soundcloud
Currently: Yamaha N1X, DIY hybrid controller -> Garritan CFX
Previously: NU1X, ES7, MP6, CA63, RD-700SX, CDP-100, FP-5, P90, SP-200
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 295
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 295
I work with a lot of power tools and this is one of my great fears, right behind losing an eye. Were you wearing gloves that got tangled in the bit?

Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 1,757
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 1,757
Guess you might call the accident a blessing in disguise...

Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 9,824
9000 Post Club Member
Offline
9000 Post Club Member
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 9,824
Originally Posted by TomInCinci
I work with a lot of power tools and this is one of my great fears, right behind losing an eye. Were you wearing gloves that got tangled in the bit?

My brother is a corneal surgeon and he's told me there are many ways of losing eyes and that power tools barely make the grade. Losing an eye from falling is a lot more common.


[Linked Image]
across the stone, deathless piano performances

"Discipline is more reliable than motivation." -by a contributor on Reddit r/piano
"Success is 10% inspiration, and 90% perspiration." -by some other wise person
"Pianoteq manages to keep it all together yet simultaneously also go in all directions; like a quantum particle entangled with an unknown and spooky parallel universe simply waiting to be discovered." -by Pete14
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 2,710
L
2000 Post Club Member
Offline
2000 Post Club Member
L
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 2,710
Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Originally Posted by TomInCinci
I work with a lot of power tools and this is one of my great fears, right behind losing an eye. Were you wearing gloves that got tangled in the bit?

My brother is a corneal surgeon and he's told me there are many ways of losing eyes and that power tools barely make the grade. Losing an eye from falling is a lot more common.


At one point, I worked weekends building furniture for myself in a professional cabinet maker’s shop. Why he let me work, alone, I do not know, I guess he trusted me. I dealt with a lot of spinning blades, in table saws, band saws, jointers, and planers. Drills were the least of my worries, although they can be dangerous. I wear glasses so I was not worried about losing an eye. I worried most about losing a finger. Cabinet makers are often missing a finger or two.

I’m happy to say that I’ve left that all behind me now.

Last edited by LarryK; 12/19/19 12:58 PM.
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 3,803
Silver Level
3000 Post Club Member
Offline
Silver Level
3000 Post Club Member
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 3,803
It's very easy to trim off a finger with a table saw. Even with a circular saw, I remain vigilant at all times.


Steinway A3
Boston 118 PE

YouTube

Working On
Chopin Nocturne E min
Bach Inventions

"You Can Never Have Too Many Dream Pianos" -Thad Carhart
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 295
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 295
Originally Posted by cmb13
It's very easy to trim off a finger with a table saw. Even with a circular saw, I remain vigilant at all times.


Roger that. I use both on a regular basis and there are no 2nd chances.

I have a buddy who lost an eye using a pneumatic impact wrench. It was a freak accident but it's not something I'll ever forget. My kids know that if I catch them using power tools without polycarbonate safety glasses they will getting a boot to the posterior. It's just one of my quirks, I guess. I used to play a lot of paintball and I've seen a lot of people take foolish risks in that hobby.

Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 2,710
L
2000 Post Club Member
Offline
2000 Post Club Member
L
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 2,710
Originally Posted by cmb13
It's very easy to trim off a finger with a table saw. Even with a circular saw, I remain vigilant at all times.


Circular saws are evil, table saws are far more civilized. It is far safer to push the wood into the blade than it is to push the blade into the wood. The culprit is kickback. In the shop where I worked, the guy who ran the service elevator had messed up his leg with a circular saw and walked around with a permanent limp. He did it on a job site. All the guys tied the blade guards up on their circular saws because they got in the way. Well, his kicked back and messed up his right leg.

If I were still in the game, all of my saws would have SawStop, which stops the blade when it detects that the current is not zero, meaning, there is a finger touching the blade. It is truly amazing technology.


Last edited by LarryK; 12/19/19 02:18 PM.
Joined: Oct 2019
Posts: 487
W
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
W
Joined: Oct 2019
Posts: 487
You can reach, but can you play? How is the strength and dexterity?

Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 3,487
3000 Post Club Member
Offline
3000 Post Club Member
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 3,487
Originally Posted by TwoSnowflakes
I just told my dear friend, a professional pianist who struggles for an octave, that I’m buying her a drill for Christmas.


grin



[Linked Image]
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 124
J
Jt2nd Offline OP
Full Member
OP Offline
Full Member
J
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 124
Let`s describe the drill first . Quite a chunky thing with SDS holding the bit .I use it to break up concrete sometimes . The left hand was holding the extra handle for stability .The hole in the wall was for the sink waste pipe. The bit was a tubular cutter. So the bit is turning clockwise. When it jammed , the drill went in the reverse direction. The handle scooped the thumb with it for just over half a turn before the switch released. So the thumb was pulled left which opens the hand . Afterward I was just glad it had settled down . I never asked a doctor about it .
There is no weakness in the hand now . I was surprised to notice the wider reach long after the hand was healed . It was not something I had checked at all .
I had another stranger accident helping at my daughter`s house some time ago . The builders had left a lot of grit inside the drainpipe. Just a one storey section. Just to clear it I lifted the pipe to get it clear. The right arm above and left hand down.As the pipe moved I realised it was full of water and in that instant the top pivotted over my shoulder twisting the arm backwards . It was amazingly fast and I still remember the pain . That made me howl . I must be made of rubber .
Did you notice I mixed up past and present tenses just like a football commentator .I have absorbed a bad habit .

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  BB Player 

Link Copied to Clipboard
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinway pianos
(ad)
Couch to Concert Hall
Couch to Concert Hall
(ad)
PianoDisc

PianoDisc
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Mason & Hamlin Pianos
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Kawai announces new Novus NV10S & NV5S hybrid pianos
by Kawai James - 05/18/21 05:54 AM
NV10S/NV5S will be released on 21st
by robinlb - 05/18/21 04:13 AM
VST velocity level questions
by Animisha - 05/18/21 03:17 AM
James compares Kawai ES110, 520, and 920
by RinTin - 05/18/21 01:54 AM
Op. 61
by chopinetto - 05/18/21 12:34 AM
Download Sheet Music
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Forum Statistics
Forums42
Topics207,003
Posts3,094,847
Members101,546
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers

Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads



 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | MapleStreetMusicShop.com - Our store in Cornish Maine


© copyright 1997 - 2021 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5