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Forum topic by b2rtch posted 12-26-2010 06:15 PM 1144 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-26-2010 06:15 PM

I read “Fine WoodWorking”.

In one of the latest issue it was an article about “How to handle most cuts”

Of course like anyone else I have a few band aids in my shop.
My wife read the article and for Christ-mas she bought the the whole kit that this article recommends.
She also bought me a canvas bag to store and to keep the whole kit together in one place
We all have accidents.
Thanks God most of them are minors but I also had some very serious one ( in one I almost lost a leg and and another one cost me two fingers).
Are you ready?
Do you have kit?
Is it up to date?
Do you know where everything is?
Accidents happen , even to you!

-- Bert

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#1 posted 12-26-2010 06:40 PM

No, no & no and I know stupid me. I recently had a little accident with a 1” chisel and the base of my index finger; bled like a stuck pig. I had a couple bandages on hand and off my wife went to the pharmacy to get butterflies, antiseptic and tape. The kit would have been nice and smart to have on hand.

I will be getting kit that is in some sort of bag or box. Thanks to both you and your wife for the reminder.

-- Marc

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#2 posted 12-26-2010 06:41 PM

Bert—Yup, I have the safety/first aid kid in a plastic storage container on the shelf right above my workbench.

I try to work safely, and (thanks be to God) have never had a serious accident. I do, however, occasionally pick up slivers and minor cuts, so I tend to have to ‘freshen up’ my supply of band-aids, etc. every so often.

I have added a little bottle of NuSkin to my kit … the ends of my thumbs develop painful cracks, and the NuSkin (though it stings like the dickens when I first apply it) seems to anesthetize the area and form a protective covering.


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 12-26-2010 08:06 PM

Good post Bert.

Something we should all have in the shop, is a good first aid kit.

That article was well written and informative.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 12-26-2010 09:17 PM

Most of my cuts come from banging into the end of a chisel, so each one of my chisels has a band aide attached to it.;-) If you get into a power tool, it’s going to take more than a band aide, so that’s what my bucket of finishing rags is for.

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#5 posted 12-26-2010 09:32 PM

Bert, I am in the process of putting a new shop together ( details to follow at a later time ) and one of the first things that came to my mind was a First Aid Kit, but like all things, tools come first. So thank you for the reminder. I am going to get mine together first thing in the morning.

-- Guy Kroll

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#6 posted 12-26-2010 10:42 PM

Yeah, super glue, it’s awesome stuff!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#7 posted 12-27-2010 07:45 AM

My shop is in the basement so is the laundry. So I just grab a towel wrap the bloody appendage and drive like Hell to the hospital where I’am getting to know way to many people.

-- Billp

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