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08-10-2013 02:08 AM

I just got done picking splinters out of my hands. I counted 19. Some of them must have been in there for weeks because I have been reorganizing my shop the last couple of weeks. Do most of you have this many splinters in your hands all the time?


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#1 posted 08-10-2013 02:14 AM

You’re a walking disaster.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#2 posted 08-10-2013 02:19 AM

Well I did work with purpleheart 2 weeks ago.

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#3 posted 08-10-2013 02:28 AM

Hmm…My initial thought was yeah right…...but remaining optimistic about the things I read on the net may I suggest that wearing gloves would be a viable option for you while organizing your shop…;-)

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#4 posted 08-10-2013 02:32 AM

So this is just me? Nobody else get a crap ton of splinters in the shop?

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#5 posted 08-10-2013 02:38 AM

I gotta admit, this is a pretty stupid topic as a post but man it’s been a long hard day and my brain is fried.

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#6 posted 08-10-2013 02:39 AM

Oh, I’ll get a few with splintery woods or when working with metal, but dang, you win the award for alternative ways to store wood. :)

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#7 posted 08-10-2013 02:40 AM

None now, but I usually have a few. Two weeks ago I pulled 400 linear feet of 1×6 old growth heart pine out of a 95year old house we are renovating. Was pretty dry and brittle, had my share of splinters then. Not yet sure what I’m going to do with it, but sure is pretty.
Kimball

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#8 posted 08-10-2013 02:44 AM

+1 for Cosmicsniper

Oh, I’ll get a few with splintery woods or when working with metal, but dang, you win the award for alternative ways to store wood. :)

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#9 posted 08-10-2013 02:52 AM

I will say that black palm will give you a splinter if you look at it funny. Heck, the first time I bought some at Rockler, I think I got 5 splinters before I made it to the door!

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#10 posted 08-10-2013 03:04 AM

Hey now that you mentioned it I made a clock with some black palm accents. I bet thats what it is.

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#11 posted 08-10-2013 03:15 AM

Got one under my finger nail this morning.

Had a (glass) splinter in my foot a few years back, it stayed in, it made a big nasty bump, ended up having surgery this winter. Crutches for 2 weeks, still paying some hefty bills. Caught pneumonia while laying around waiting for my foot to heal over. Better now, but all my shoes now have holes cut in the insoles (for the bump that is now gone). And now I have a big numb area on the bottom of my foot.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#12 posted 08-10-2013 03:18 AM

Dang, I thought I had it bad! Sorry to hear about that.

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#13 posted 08-10-2013 04:04 AM

I always get splinters…able to dig some out and some are a permanent fixture unless they fester up and I can squeeze them out like a pimple (vanilla volcano).
For me, Wenge is one of the worst splinter culprits.

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#14 posted 08-10-2013 04:37 AM

Fester… now there is a fun sounding word!

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#15 posted 08-10-2013 05:12 AM

I had a piece of my anvil chip off and lodge in my carpometacarpal joint (first joint of the thumb) a few weeks ago and it is still in there. I will probably have to get it cut out during the slow season and before ski season.

-- I've never been disappointed buying quality but I have been disappointed buying good enough.

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