The hands can take a beating when you use them constantly for your craft. A little preventative maintenance can make them go a long way. Here are some tips on how to help your hands stay healthy and function for you.
I am not in the healing arts and am no doctor. These are suggestions that work for me and I thought I would pass the information on to you. Be sure to check with your doctor or dermatologist for any medical advice.
You will notice that my hands are in great shape. No major injuries, never cut anything off! Take care of your hands just like you would your eyes….protect them.
Copyright Starkey Woodwrights
Even though gloves were mentioned for only a few seconds at the end of the video someone just had to make a big deal about it. Here is my response:
First of all in the video I explained that they should be tight fitting gloves (but still comfortable). “Mechanics” gloves as they refer to them are quite safe, as shown in the video. Not regular work gloves, “mechanic” type gloves. Here is why they are safe….
1. If worn right they will not get caught in machinery. If they would, the bare hand would have been doomed anyway. If you wear the correct type of gloves, they won’t get grabbed by machinery.
2. If they are so unsafe, why do millions of mechanics, body shop people, woodworkers, grindermen……They all wear the without incident and are exposed to as many or more dangers than a woodworker.
3. OSHA approves of the wearing of them.
If your glove gets caught by machinery you are using the machinery unsafely and probably have the wrong gloves on. Be safe.
Think about it….they area called “mechanics gloves” for a reason. If a mechanic can wear them safely, and they do, then so can a woodworker.
Thanks for viewing!
-- " 'woodworker'.....it's a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof