Well it was bound to happen and one night it did…...........I was going to rewrite the lyrics to Garth Brooks song but she wouldn’t have it. LOL Anyhow my girlfriend was bound to experience the inevitable cold steel of a carving tool. She was out in the garage carving right next to me and the chisel slipped and cut her pointer finger. Deep too. I don’t think there is really anything to do to prevent this type of thing from happening. Things slip, chip, etc and the tool travels in the wrong direction almost every time that happens. I’ve done it countless times myself, and to say you’re a carver and never been cut is well uh simply unbelievable. At least she made it through 2 full carvings and most of a third first. She must have listened to me at one point when I showed some of my scars to her and explained how to avoid it. Now all I have to do is get her to wear shoes instead of flip flops out there. The clamp she uses has came within 1/2 an inch from her big toe on several occassions after falling off the bench. It’s quite possible that her toe may need to feel the burn before she realizes I could be right. LOL
Here’s the damage about 5 minutes after she did it. Shortly after it started to turn purple around the cut. It was pretty deep boys and girls.
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