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  • #452999
    roninohio
    Pro
    New Franklin, OH

    Great news Phil . You should be back in the shop before you know it.

    #463167
    ChadM
    Moderator
    Rogers, Ohio

    @toolshead, just wondering how things were going.

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #463230
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    @toolshead, just wondering how things were going.

    Hopefully no news is good news??

    #463244
    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    Were thinking about you here at BTP and hope your doing ok!

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #474643
    Toolshead
    Pro
    In the Rice Fields, South TX

    To everyone that has thought of what’s going on here and said a prayer over the last few months, there’s good news!

    I took my first step with my new leg.

    This is the ‘test socket’ and I get my permanent one next Friday.

    #474649

    To everyone that has thought of what’s going on here and said a prayer over the last few months, there’s good news!

    I took my first step with my new leg.

    This is the ‘test socket’ and I get my permanent one next Friday.

    Hey Phil, thanks for the update, looking good, keep up the hard work, looking forward to hearing your thoughts more often here.

    #474652

    To everyone that has thought of what’s going on here and said a prayer over the last few months, there’s good news!

    I took my first step with my new leg.

    This is the ‘test socket’ and I get my permanent one next Friday.

    Glad to hear things are looking up! Thats a great first step – in every sense

    #474653
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    thanks for the update, i am glad you are now up and walking, all the much sooner back to doing what you do.

    #474657
    roninohio
    Pro
    New Franklin, OH

    Looks like things are on the upward climb for you Phil. Hope your up and getting around soon! I’m sure it will take a lot of getting used to.

    #474661
    ChadM
    Moderator
    Rogers, Ohio

    To everyone that has thought of what’s going on here and said a prayer over the last few months, there’s good news!

    I took my first step with my new leg.

    This is the ‘test socket’ and I get my permanent one next Friday.

    That is great news Phil!

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #474666
    smallerstick
    Pro
    North Bay, ON

    To everyone that has thought of what’s going on here and said a prayer over the last few months, there’s good news!

    I took my first step with my new leg.

    This is the ‘test socket’ and I get my permanent one next Friday.

    That’s such great news! Glad to hear you are making good progress.

    BE the change you want to see.
    Even if you can’t Be The Pro… Be The Poster you’d want to read.

    #474686
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    To everyone that has thought of what’s going on here and said a prayer over the last few months, there’s good news!

    I took my first step with my new leg.

    This is the ‘test socket’ and I get my permanent one next Friday.

    Phil,
    That is awesome news.

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
    — Glenn Botting

    #474688
    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    That is great to hear Phil! Thanks for checking in and letting us know the good news!!!

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #474717
    svensshutters
    Pro
    Colorado Springs, CO

    Great to hear that you are still kicking. Way to go dude.

    #474736
    redwood
    Pro

    That’s great to hear Phil. I have to ask, how did it feel?

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
    www.creative-redwood-designs.com

    #474767
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Super cool Phil, Congrats on that first step. Great news!!

    #474773
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    That’s good news to hear it’s healed and you’re going forward.

    #474950
    Warren6810
    Moderator
    Akron, OH

    So happy to hear that you are working your way towards mobility.

    #475304
    Toolshead
    Pro
    In the Rice Fields, South TX

    That’s great to hear Phil. I have to ask, how did it feel?

    What did it feel like?
    Hmmm.
    Kind of like stilts, but different. With stilts there are two anchor points for stability and steering – your foot and hand. Maybe more like a pogo stick in slow motion.

    Getting a feel for where the foot and ground come together is a first trick since that feeling is near the knee instead of the foot. So how long is a step and how far apart are the feet? (without peeking… eyes ahead) Since I had a rail on each side to hold on to, it wasn’t as hard to balance as I thought it would be. Without them, it will be teetery. 🙂 Hard not to trip over your own feet or have one go off to the side.

    They gave me a tour of the place and I asked for job when I visited the shop (maybe I can get this sort of on a BTP topic 🙂 ).
    The process is:
    Make a shell out of plaster casting material.
    Fill it with plaster when it dries to make a solid form.
    Heat a plastic sheet and vacuum form it over the plaster form.
    Try it on… heat it to get any pressure points out.
    Make another socket if needed. There’s a huge grinder with a bunch of bits (up to 6” long and 4” in diameter – lots of shapes) to grind down the plaster form if needed to make the plaster fit the vacuum form.

    The ‘kid’ that works in the shop is a recent hire. He has his master’s degree.

    Thanks to all for the good wishes and moral support.

    #475380
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    Glad to hear things are looking up Phil.

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