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  • Well, I did it! You can't fix stupid.

    I was trimming a few spots on the final piece of my folk nativity, cleaning up some fuzzies under he ear of a sheep...no need for my carving glove, just a few strokes of a gouge. Well, you guessed it, I pressed the gouge and the whole ear flew off! I managed to stop the gouge with my index finger, decorating my bench, pants, shoes and floor with large, red polka dots. My wife drove me ( she wouldn't look at my finger, she would have fainted ) to the walk-in clinic, and I now have my finger decorated with six stitches...the doc asked when my last tetanus shot was, but I couldn't remember which decade that was, so I enjoyed that, too.

    Guess I learned my lesson about wearing my glove...for the time being, anyway.
    Arthur

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    At least it had been long enough you couldn’t remember the last shot! That’s got to be a good sign right.

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    • #3
      Once again. Experience is a pretty good teacher.
      Brian T

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      • #4
        Ouch! Sorry to hear about the stitches. The other day I jabbed myself pretty good with a gouge . . . through the glove. The glove's index finger is now a nice shade of red. Those gloves are great for knives . . . but gouges just laugh at them.
        Website: http://www.ronmarr.com

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        • #5
          Sounds serious Arthur. A little Southern Comfort may help a little. Be safe, Tom
          If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

          www.spokanecarvers.com

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          • #6
            Hope it heals thoroughly and quick, Arthur. I suspect we all have stories like that and I do. Sharp knives and chisels don't show any mercy on our occasional lapses of judgment. Almost like they wait for it...
            Bill
            Living among knives and fire.

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            • #7
              Remember,,NO DNA, folks. and I always have that stab covering CA glue to help hold it while I get the bride to put on 3-4 band aids..on after she wakes up And Arthur, please get well soon.. Chuck
              Last edited by NoDNA; 12-10-2019, 06:38 PM. Reason: Get well
              Chuck
              Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

              https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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              • #8
                Arthur I have learned my lesson every time I did not do what I knew I should and ended up with stitches on my left index finger , left thumb and palm. I am ashamed to say more than once. I have never cut my self when I thought safety before expedience. It has been a number for years with no cuts I am glad to say. All the lession finely got my attention along with the lack of feeling in the top half of that index finger after the last one. I am a slow learner.
                We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Semper Fi
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                • #9
                  Arthur so sorry to hear, but yes just when you think it will only take a minute, that's when it generally happens, but I guarantee you will always remember this.
                  Mark N. Akers
                  My Etsy Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/KarolinaKarver

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Brian T View Post
                    Once again. Experience is a pretty good teacher.
                    You're right, Brian, but the tuition is pretty high!
                    Arthur

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rontana View Post
                      Ouch! Sorry to hear about the stitches. The other day I jabbed myself pretty good with a gouge . . . through the glove. The glove's index finger is now a nice shade of red. Those gloves are great for knives . . . but gouges just laugh at them.
                      Gouges don’t laugh at my bench.
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                      • #12
                        Guess you have to look on the bright side∙∙∙∙At least you won't have to wear a guard on that finger for a while, hope you heal fast and it would interfere with your carving too much
                        . . .JoeB

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