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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 12-06-2012 07:04 PM 609 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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12-06-2012 07:04 PM

Make sure you have plenty of good first aid handy. Bandages, tape, Gauss. Sometimes you get cut pretty bad and no one is around to help out, so be ready.
I just had an accident with a orbital grinder which took off a chunk of skin and no one around.
I had to search for supplies which are now handy.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.


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Dallas

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#1 posted 12-06-2012 07:13 PM

I carry:
Paper Towels
Super Glue
Alcohol (rubbing and not)
Bag Balm
Dawn Detergent
and Iodine.

That will fix most cuts and scrapes.
If they get worse than that, I can glue pieces to gether with Super Glue, (Burns Like Fire!), and get to the local immediate care center… the closest ER is 42 miles from here. I could bleed out in that time.

Oh, and I have a couple of phones, I can call EMS except I keep forgetting the number.

The sink is nearby, I can rinse the blood and gore off pretty quickly

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Kreegan

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#2 posted 12-06-2012 08:28 PM

More good advice. Wood burns. Make sure you have a fire extinguisher or 2 in your shop.

Rich;)

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#3 posted 12-06-2012 08:34 PM

Having someone around helps. I cut 3 fingers down to the bone with an angle grinder. Luckily my wife was there and wrapped my hand in a pillow case and towels to slow the bleeding down. Next stops were the local Doctor, the hospital and the operating theater in short order. All go now.

-- RusticJohn

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RussellAP

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#4 posted 12-06-2012 08:37 PM

I just ordered a couple for the house Kreegan.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#5 posted 12-06-2012 09:01 PM

Meh, I just use my clamps. ;)

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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RussellAP

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#6 posted 12-06-2012 09:04 PM

A little Titebond II in there cosmic?

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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Cosmicsniper

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#7 posted 12-06-2012 09:12 PM

LOL. Actually, I think I use more CA glue on my finger cuts than on my projects. I have three cuts that I am nursing right now.

Good points, all, on having some good first aid handy. Reminds me to get a fire extinguisher for my shop as well…something I’ve been putting off.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#8 posted 12-06-2012 09:21 PM

I’m with Jay, I use my 2P10 and some painters tape more than bandaids. Never underestimate the usefulness of an eyewash station or at least some fresh water and an eyewash cup. Especially if you finish on a lathe and think your prescription glasses are enough protection from shellawax spinning at 2000 RPM. Ask me how I know :)

I also keep some alcohol wipes, hydrogen peroxide and tweezers in the shop. I’ve had a few minor infections from ignoring splinters. Now I make sure to remove them right away.

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404 - Not Found

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#9 posted 12-06-2012 09:41 PM

If you can’t find the plasters and you have to stop the bleeding, toilet roll and masking tape work pretty well.

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kizerpea

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#10 posted 12-07-2012 01:51 PM

WELL i was gona post a pic of my first aid center…batterys dead!!!

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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