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12-19-2012 08:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: splinters slivers

Is it a problem for the rest of the LJ’s? I got one again tonight and it is always difficult to remove.

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#1 posted 12-19-2012 08:39 PM

Maybe it was Woodsmith shop, or a magazine, or here, I don’t know, but it said to put a dab of wood glue over the splinter, and when it dries and you pull it off, the splinter will come out. I always just use the tweezers, and if that doesn’t work, utility knife.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#2 posted 12-19-2012 08:42 PM

These are very useful.

I also use a very small needle stuck in an old wine cork.

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#3 posted 12-19-2012 09:10 PM

I’ve never had much luck with the glue trick ,maybe it has to do with the size of the splinter.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 12-19-2012 09:22 PM

I think splinters are just a hazard of woodworking. A good pair of tweezers helps. I also use an inexpensive jewelers loop to get a good closeup view, which makes removal a lot easier for those little b@st@rds that you can barely see, but hurt like the dickens when you hit them just right.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 12-19-2012 09:39 PM

They can be nasty alright, read about Craftsmanonthelake’s adventure with splinters to see how bad they can get.
It’s the little ones you don’t notice for a day or two that are the worse.

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#6 posted 12-19-2012 10:47 PM

Have had my share. Tweezers usually work but sometimes I need to get my honey to dig.

Get these mostly when handling plywood. I’ve been using gloves when working with rough lumber, I should use when I’m doing any machining.

-- Nicky

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#7 posted 12-19-2012 11:07 PM

Nicky, gloves and machinery are a very bad mix. A bare hand will get cut for sure when exposed to machinery with some type of blade. A glove will get sucked into the works and make what could amount to a minor injury and turn it into a catastrophic, debilitating injury. Although I don’t use a lot of machinery, I will never use gloves with them. I am sure you will find this the general consensus around here.

-- Mike

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#8 posted 12-20-2012 01:21 AM

Paratrooper, I get the LJs sentiment about gloves. I use tight fitting gloves, so no loose ends to get caught. I have a healthy respect for my tools and myself. I’m of the opinion that gloves provide a level of protection, for me.

-- Nicky

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#9 posted 12-20-2012 01:37 AM

You do what you gotta do. Big boy rules and all that.

-- Mike

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#10 posted 12-20-2012 02:02 AM

i feel like your not a real woodworker if splinters are not a part of your life

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#11 posted 12-20-2012 02:14 AM

I don’t get many splinters, but I learned a long time ago, the hard way, to try to slide my hands across wood as little as possible.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#12 posted 12-20-2012 02:23 AM

not to whiip out my mancard but my hands are like leather/sand paper… my wife hates them

-- You can get alot further with a kind word and a hand gun, than just a kind word alone

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#13 posted 12-20-2012 02:40 AM

I use a 21 guage hypodermic needle to remove splinters almost daily. I have to use a magnifier lens to see but these needles work like a micro scalpel.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#14 posted 12-20-2012 02:58 AM

It’s only a problem like daily some woods worse than others. WRESTLING SLABS IS EVEN WORSE.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#15 posted 12-20-2012 04:09 AM

Tyler my wife agrea’s with yours

-- If your not supposed to have hair on your face......why does it grow their

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