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Blog entry by Rustic posted 10-27-2010 09:43 PM 1419 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, yesterday was the day I got my stitches out. When IO arrived they announced a tornado warning for our area. So after an hour in the halls of the Dr. office I finally got them removed. Still looks bad but the nurse said that it would eventually look better. So now I am easing myself back into it slowly. I am also getting ready for a show on the 13th of Nov. I also bought a box of misc. basswood pieces and the thumb guard for 24 bucks. I also seen Dustin Ward at Woodcraft Sat. So all in all pretty good week so far.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 10-27-2010 10:15 PM

great you are healing up :-)
another week and you are ready to play againg , if your manager allow you :-)

take care

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#2 posted 10-28-2010 01:17 AM

Glad you got the stitches out, now don’t overdo it and take it very easy. I know it’s hard to do but you’ll heal quicker.
All the best :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#3 posted 10-28-2010 04:01 AM

Glad that things are getting better.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 10-28-2010 04:04 AM

The boss is starting to crack the whip

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 10-28-2010 08:01 AM

Nothing like a bad cut to make you more aware of what can happen in the blink of an eye and one that will make you more careful next time. Pays to be careful and keep tools sharp so you won’t have to “push” so hard and when the dull tool slips…...LOOK OUT! Just be careful next time, you were lucky this time as you could have taken the thumb off! Take care, Happy carving.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#6 posted 10-28-2010 08:57 AM

Happy to hear you recover, and with a smile.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 10-28-2010 01:39 PM

In my estimation, scars are a mark of character. :) Glad you are on the mend.

-- 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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#8 posted 10-28-2010 01:41 PM

Great, rustic; I hope it heals up well.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 10-28-2010 02:06 PM

Hang in there – get well soon. See you at the MI-LJ get-together.

-- 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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#10 posted 10-28-2010 02:49 PM

sure thing BillyJ I am now giving a safety talk at our next guild meeting.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#11 posted 10-28-2010 05:43 PM

Glad you are healing well! I wear a kevlar glove and a leather thumb protector wrapped in vet wrap tape. So far, I have never cut myself when wearing protection. But it is so easy to do it when you don’t have them on….and a tool sharpened for wood makes quick work of flesh! I also wear leather gloves and an apron when doing power carving or sanding with big burrs…. I have hurt my hands pretty good with just sandpaper. Don’t have to stitch it, but it can slow you down on carving.

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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