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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 10-20-2010 08:21 PM 1104 reads 0 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Oct. 20/10

Today I started to tackle the task of Xmas present making—some bottle stoppers. It has been a while since I’ve worked on the lathe but things were going well.

I took a break to prepare dinner and while peeling some potatoes the peeler slipped and sliced the end of my finger. (no—the accident didn’t happen at the lathe.) I guess I did a pretty good job on the cut because it took 3 bandaids and elevation of the hand to get the finger to stop bleeding. (well the elevating happened after I finished cutting up the potatoes).

Setting the table seemed to be a stressful job as well and it started bleeding again. sheesh..

So I guess my present-making is on hold for the day so I can get the wound to heal.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)



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hairy

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#1 posted 10-20-2010 08:25 PM

2 words. Duct tape.

Get well soon.

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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jackass

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#2 posted 10-20-2010 08:27 PM

Hi MsDebbie,
Irony prevails, and when it’s least expected, I hate to cut myself no matter how small, I bleed gallons because of the blood thinners. Wipe away your tears and back at it tomorrow.
Jack

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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rance

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#3 posted 10-20-2010 08:27 PM

3 words: Red bottle stoppers.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#4 posted 10-20-2010 08:32 PM

So you had donuts for Lunch !!!

Hurts Don it !!!

Sorry you hurt yourself :)

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#5 posted 10-20-2010 08:38 PM

Tomorrow is another day, Debbie; and hopefully it will be better and your finger healing well.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 10-20-2010 08:41 PM

super glue – I glued up my knuckle after whacking it on my jointer blade – was a pretty deep one that could have likely used some thread. Super glue was suggested by my doctor and works pretty quick for clean cuts – bonds skin instantly :)

-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

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#7 posted 10-20-2010 08:42 PM

Bummer!!!! how goes the shoe carve with the injury ??

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#8 posted 10-20-2010 08:58 PM

debbie—just a thought but maybe next time peel the potatoes on the lathe????

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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#9 posted 10-20-2010 09:01 PM

UFF DA!! OUCH!! SORRY!!!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#10 posted 10-20-2010 09:06 PM

We ladies are sure chopping up the fingers this week . :0

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#11 posted 10-20-2010 09:17 PM

I like Jeff’s idea of peeling them on the lathe. Wishes for fast healing & happy turning.

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#12 posted 10-20-2010 09:22 PM

ahhh darn it….just when ya just get started…i hate when that happens…but i always try to use the time to think think of more projects, or how to make the ones im doing better….put some neosporen on it…dont want it to become infected…or use it as a bottle stopper in a bottle of wine..it wont get infected that way either…lol…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#13 posted 10-20-2010 09:25 PM

ZOIKS !

Woodworking is safe, and cooking is dangerous ?

Stranger things have happened.

Heal fast :-)

-- -- Neil

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#14 posted 10-20-2010 09:27 PM

DEB, YOU GOT TO THINK SAFETY ALL THE TIME, NOT JUST IN THE SHOP, I KNOW I’M PREACHING TO THE CHOIR. SO SORRY HON. HUGS, OH YEA, SUPER GLUE DOES WORK FANTASTIC. I USE IT BOUT EVERY DAY, ON CUTS. I’M A BLEEDER

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 10-20-2010 09:47 PM

Deb sorry to hear but my cure is the same as hairy. duck tape and paper napkins.

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