First Aid

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Project by Don Newton posted 05-29-2009 03:17 PM 2641 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here at Lumberjocks we are all about safety in the shop but we should alway strive to be safe in our homes as well. Recently, a friend of mine had a minor accident at home that included a modest amount of bleeding. Not being able to locat a Band-Aid, and being a resourceful person, he sought out the only other thing that seemed practical, a panty liner. He reports that it worked well. To assure that he is always (no pun intended) able to locate one in the future I spent 15 min. in the shop and fashioned this emercency device. I wil not be patenting this in the future and offer it for all to copy.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#1 posted 05-29-2009 03:29 PM

That is too funny. EMT’s always has a Kotex in theremed kit as it absorbs the blood extremely well. (who knew)

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 05-29-2009 03:35 PM

just hope not to have kickback on the tablesaw !
you would have to wear it in your shorts .
can i order them online in a brown paper bag ?

-- 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 05-29-2009 03:45 PM

That, my friend, is hilarious!

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#4 posted 05-29-2009 04:02 PM

Thats too funny

-- Built in a Barn Bob

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#5 posted 05-29-2009 05:10 PM

...and with the company that I work for, we have wrapped this things around our hydraulic couplings just in case they leaked. ...honest!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#6 posted 05-29-2009 05:23 PM

I hope he doesn’t have to go out and have a head wound

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 05-29-2009 06:03 PM

Very funny!! If I had tried that, my wife would have just said I’m too cheap to buy band-aids.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#8 posted 05-29-2009 06:39 PM

you might need to turn a small mallet or there may be more bleeding in his future.

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#9 posted 05-29-2009 06:55 PM

That’s hilarious!
I also worked in factory that used panty liners for absorbing hydraulic and honing oils.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#10 posted 05-29-2009 07:07 PM

Somebody should tell Mr. Bordner. This goes hand-in-hand with that nail polish remover he reviewed for us!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 05-29-2009 08:21 PM

Turmeric powder should get top priority in a firstaid box for its multiple medicinal properties. Dabbing the powder on the bleeding wound immediately stops bleeding and saves loss of blood. Its antibacterial properties protects the injured person from infection. I have personal experience of this medical use of turmeric and I highly recommend this to all the LJs. Needless to say that the powder should be kept hygienically safe.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#12 posted 05-29-2009 08:48 PM

Great tip Sharad…..I’m sure I’ll get the chance to try it sometime!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#13 posted 05-29-2009 10:50 PM

What a hoot!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#14 posted 05-29-2009 11:13 PM

Well, this is what they are made for. :)

I keep a couple of the thicker ‘pads’ in my chainsaw helmet for such emergencies too.

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#15 posted 05-30-2009 12:08 AM

Well isn’t there a danger you could cut yourself breaking the glass LOL.Also Sharad I have heard turmeric powder is good for all sorts of things in carsinogenic problems heart problems etc is this true as I have a healthy large tub of it always in my home.All I do at the moment is add a half t easpoon to my rice when cooking it.It makes it lovely and yellowish thanks buddy.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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