I’m posting this in the blog section, because it isn’t a completed project, even though it would get more traffic in that section.
About 9p last night I decided to work on the steamer trunk I’ve been working on for the past several months. I am working on getting the bottom to fit just right in the trunk. I had already cut the bottom, but it was just too small. I was thinking that wooden shims would make it fit better and I wouldn’t have to cut a new bottom. grabbing my box cutter I cross-cut the grain and snapped the piece off. Then for whatever reason to start the long grain cut I held the piece in my hand and then was going to sit in on the bench to finish. I didn’t get the chance. Given the unpredictability of wood the knife went right into my thumb. After examining the cut (I’m an ICU nurse) I decided I probably needed stitches. After waiting in the ED (yes employees have to wait too) I walked out with three brand new stitches and a lidocaine digital block. Below is the stitched up picture. Don’t do the same thing I did. As someone once said, “Fingers and thumbs, don’t be dumb.”