A "Dumb Ass" moment

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Blog entry by Rustic posted 10-16-2010 01:40 AM 1460 reads 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I finally got a carving book that I had ordered. I was reading it and noticed that I needed to do some refinement on the Santa head I carved. So I picked up my tools and the head and started carving, I was only going to do a few cuts. Well, I should have wore my Kevlar glove , as I was making a cut, the knife slipped and sliced my thumb open. It cost me 10 bucks, 4 stitches and some razing from the Dr. and nurse. I am out of commission for a few days. Lesson learned.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 10-16-2010 01:42 AM

Oh boy, I’m glad that’s all it was! When I read the title of the thread I thought “uh oh” :)

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#2 posted 10-16-2010 02:01 AM

sorry to hear this

glad you are ok

now you have time to finish
reading the book

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 10-16-2010 02:31 AM

Sorry to hear that!! There is nothing good about shuving a chisel, or carving knife into Your finger. You might want to share the name of the doctor, $10 ??? I’ll bet that was the deductable. I caught my thumb in the molding head of My saw about 15 yearsw ago, The doctor, and hospital was about the same as a brand new John Deere:0! I hope that You have a good healing. That’s heartburn, in this economey

-- Saved, and so grateful, consider who Created it ALL!!!

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#4 posted 10-16-2010 02:37 AM

10 bucks was my copay. my wife works for blue cross

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 10-16-2010 04:29 AM

Hey Rustic – MY wife worked for Blue Cross too! Take care of that cut!


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#6 posted 10-16-2010 04:32 AM

Thank goodness you still have your fingers. I agree – Kevlar gloves work wonders. But, as patron says – time to catch up on that reading. Heal quick.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#7 posted 10-16-2010 04:43 AM

Only $10.00?! I guess that is your co-pay.

Get a load of this. My wife got out of the SUV a few weeks ago and didn’t move her leg when she shut the door. The bottom corner of the door gashed her leg big time, to the tune of 14 stitches in an ER.

Just got the bill today. $4,634.29. Our copay is $50.00. You know that the insurance company won’t pay that much because of special deals they cut with the hospital, but what about the poor smuck that doesn’t have insurance – the hospital will go after him like a chicken after a bug. That is just wrong. And, guess what – she now has a staph infection in the wound and will have to go to a wound clinic for as long as it takes. Think the hospital will take any responsibility for that?

-- Joe

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#8 posted 10-16-2010 04:50 AM

Hey Joe that royally sucks. Back when I went to the ER for a possible heart attack the ambulance alone was 600.00.
200 of that was an asprin. I was also given a nitro tab. Hope your wife feels better

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 10-16-2010 04:53 AM

I cant carve with kevlar gloves on, stitches or no stitches

In fact,I have met many, carved with a few of them, world class carvers.

they all BLEED…............sooner or later, they all bleed.

Sorry but if you dont bleed.

you wont be a good carver?

There is no immaculate conception when it comes to carving. The cut, the stitch, the method, is self taught if through nothing else then blood itself.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#10 posted 10-16-2010 04:55 AM

I have yet to complete a project where my DNA wasnt a part of it

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#11 posted 10-16-2010 04:57 AM

Bummer! Hey, rustic, I hope you get better soon. Try 9 stitches from trimming floor tile, 10 hours into the job. My left index finger will never be the same…boxcutter, anyone?

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#12 posted 10-16-2010 05:29 AM

I have three fingers that will never ever sell again as being young

my hands and fingers speak load and clear when they shake and grab hold of another hand

so far as i can see

you’ve been lucky

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#13 posted 10-16-2010 05:33 AM

OUCH! That’s got to hurt.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#14 posted 10-16-2010 05:35 AM

aauuch what a bummer
hope you heal fast there is still chips to bee flown , just so you know it :-)

best thoughts

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#15 posted 10-16-2010 05:45 AM

I know I have a show on the 13th of Nov. to get ready for and Christmas gifts to make

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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