Oh yeah. Years ago I knew a guy who had his big toe sown onto his hand where his thumb had been. It didn’t work great, but it worked better than nothing.
He was an avid wooodworker until one day he guided his thumb through the blade path of his table saw. The blade was right where it always was, doing exactly what it always did. The workpiece was ordinary, the fence was where it belonged. All that was different this time was his mind wasn’t 100% on the job and for some reason his holding hand wasn’t in the usual spot.
Absence of mind can work fine for years. Until it doesn’t.