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Offline HarveyWildes

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A: Hand tools do not have auto stop on the blade, so deeper than a Saw Stop.  You can at least get down through the skin and make it bleed like a stuck pig.  I have an existence proof.  No stitches, fortunately, but plenty of pressure, a good wrap, and no more pointy things today.

Mostly it hurt my pride :).

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Those guys are sharp and silent.  You have brought back memories.  The expensive ones cut equally to the lessor costly ones.

Hope you feel better soon and heal quickly!

Peter

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Ouch! Yeah  sharp.  Sorry to hear.

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Offline tjbnwi

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Discomfort compared to a paper cut?

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Hope you heal quickly and back out in the shop.
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Offline HarveyWildes

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Discomfort compared to a paper cut?

Tom

Just enough more than a band aid to be irritating.  If I bend my finger too much, it starts bleeding again.  I'll be back in the shop tomorrow as long as I don't bleed on my projects.  I've got this week off, don't want to waste it.  But I'll probably think twice and cut once for the rest of the week.

Offline Bob D.

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Ouch! Hope you heal up quickly Harvey.

Did something similar a few years ago sharpening a draw knife, sliced into my finger pretty good. IT healed up OK but I stayed out of the shop for a few days. When I did get back out there I found a nice trail of three blood drops on the concrete floor leading out the door toward the house. They were all dried up by then and I didn't remove them. Every once in a while I look down and see them (turned black now) and it reminds me to keep my head on what I'm doing.
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Offline mike_aa

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Ouch! Hope you heal up quickly Harvey.

Did something similar a few years ago sharpening a draw knife, sliced into my finger pretty good. IT healed up OK but I stayed out of the shop for a few days. When I did get back out there I found a nice trail of three blood drops on the concrete floor leading out the door toward the house. They were all dried up by then and I didn't remove them. Every once in a while I look down and see them (turned black now) and it reminds me to keep my head on what I'm doing.

@Bob D.
Reading your story reminded me of an experience I had.  Many moons ago when I was a young lad, I too cut my thumb whilst sharpening an antique draw knife.  But in my case it required a trip to the urgent care for four stitches.  The nice lady doctor inquired how the accident occurred.  Figuring she would have no idea what I was talking about if I told her it was a draw knife, I muttered something sketchy about sharpening a woodworking tool.  That prompted a line of questioning from her about the kind of tool and other details.  Turns out she had an interest in woodworking and actually knew what a draw knife was and how it was used.  We ended up having a nice conversation about woodworking hand tools.  I may not have any blood spots on my floor to remind me to be careful, but everytime I sharpen a hand tool, I do think of my experience and pay a little more attention to what I'm doing.

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The nice lady doctor inquired how the accident occurred.  Figuring she would have no idea what I was talking about if I told her it was a draw knife, I muttered something sketchy about sharpening a woodworking tool.  That prompted a line of questioning from her about the kind of tool and other details.  Turns out she had an interest in woodworking and actually knew what a draw knife was and how it was used.  We ended up having a nice conversation about woodworking hand tools.

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Offline Upscale

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You can at least get down through the skin and make it bleed like a stuck pig.  I have an existence proof.  No stitches, fortunately, but plenty of pressure, a good wrap, and no more pointy things today.

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Offline HarveyWildes

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Discomfort compared to a paper cut?

Tom

Just enough more than a band aid to be irritating.  If I bend my finger too much, it starts bleeding again.  I'll be back in the shop tomorrow as long as I don't bleed on my projects.  I've got this week off, don't want to waste it.  But I'll probably think twice and cut once for the rest of the week.

I was back in the shop today, but nothing that tested the limits of my left hand.  The pictures are boring - just a straightline scar across the back of my index finger that will last a year or two.  Thankfully this was just more of a wakeup call to pay better attention when using hand tools.

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Discomfort compared to a paper cut?

Tom

Just enough more than a band aid to be irritating.  If I bend my finger too much, it starts bleeding again.  I'll be back in the shop tomorrow as long as I don't bleed on my projects. I've got this week off, don't want to waste it.  But I'll probably think twice and cut once for the rest of the week.

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Offline HarveyWildes

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Discomfort compared to a paper cut?

Tom

Just enough more than a band aid to be irritating.  If I bend my finger too much, it starts bleeding again.  I'll be back in the shop tomorrow as long as I don't bleed on my projects. I've got this week off, don't want to waste it.  But I'll probably think twice and cut once for the rest of the week.

The master Aleutian kayak builders used to mix their blood into the fat they greased the frames with. It was their way of imparting their soul into the boat. Here’s your chance.

On the one hand there is something very seductive about that.  On the other hand, it seems wrong to turn a moment of inattention into woodworking immortality.