Today was a good day for woodworking. It seemed as if everything was going perfect. So who would have thought in the wake of making a cabinet to house my Guitar spruce tops, Exotic Sides and Backs that I would end up loosing 1/8″ of my Finger.
Nope, not the Power tools. They were not the culprit on this one. In fact this is my very first mishap since I began woodworking 11 years ago. Don’t think for one second that a marking knife can’t be dangerous. Going back for the third strike across the grain on some 3/4″ Cherry and all of a sudden I saw something eject from the blade. I thought what was that? just in time to see the blood follow its path. OUCH, He say’s.
The cutting part doesn’t really bother me so much because I’m always getting nicks and cuts especially while sharpening, But this time it was different.
Because there so much skin was removed I fear that it wont heal properly.. I know its too late to go get it sewn back on. By the time I was able to get my Triple Antibiotic and my Bandages out, I’m pretty sure between the contamination and time lapse, Hope for that scenario had long expired…… Im curious will the skin grow back over a hole are how will that work.
Are there any Doctors or Medical personnel out there in the Woodworking land that could answer that question for me. Should I go to the Emergency room Its around 1/8″ thick that it cut off. Anyway Please be careful, Of all things I never thought this would be the thing that got me.
A man who has made a reputation for his goods knows its value as well as its cost and will maintain them. H.D. est 1887
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