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Started carving a topper today. Wearing all my safety gear, cut resistant glove on my off hand and my thumb guard on the carving hand and still managed to put a perfect 3/16" "smile" on the index finger of the left hand. Gouge went right through the glove. Not a baddy but when you take blood thinners it looks like they filmed a slasher movie in the garage. Gloves say cut resistant not cut proof, but I will still wear them as the alternative without the glove would have more than likely been multiple stitches
 

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Knock on my wooden head I have yet to go in for stitches as a result of my hobby. Those of you who have had the unfortunate experience of having to get medical attention for self inflicted wounds I am wondering what the medical professionals reaction is when you tell them you stabbed yourself?
 

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The one that sewed up my hand after getting it too close to the bandsaw blade didn't approve of power tools. Carving tools didn't come up in the conversation.

Don't let the blood sit on your gouge. It'll rust.

I don't carve but it seems like I still manage to bleed on my projects.

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No stabs or slices so far, sometimes I'm happy I don't carve. Although I have had a few run ins with the rough side of a saw rasp.ruined a pair of jeans once too!
 

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Superglue and you don't have to answer those types of questions :)
Wasn't super glue invented for using on cuts etc that couldn't be stitched? I have used it on lots of my cuts as well as my dogs pads over the years, It goes without saying to clean the cut as thoroughly as possible first. N.
 

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Wasn't super glue invented for using on cuts etc that couldn't be stitched? I have used it on lots of my cuts as well as my dogs pads over the years, It goes without saying to clean the cut as thoroughly as possible first. N.
That's the story :)
I was teaching a group of kids at a camp out last year about knife safety. Last thing I told them and their parents was to keep alcohol swabs and superglue handy because they WILL cut themselves. About 45 min later, a dad came running up to me, "Do you have your super glue..." :)

It wasn't a bad cut, the old 'blade closed on my finger (one of the topics I had covered earlier)" across the knuckle.

Rinsed it, swabbed it and glued it and sent her on her way. Used it just yesterday on my daughter's foot where bandaids refuse to live. You just can't beat the stuff
 

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I do have some superglue and liquid bandage on hand, but not long ago I came across some powder, goes by various names, that will stop fairly serious cuts. I participate on a couple of cooking forums, and accidents w. kitchen knives are common, and can often be serious. According to one fellow, the powder stings/burns much worse than the cut, but even bad cuts are sealed in a minute or two. There is another thing, a gel, which is currently being used by veterinarians that should be available for humans soon. Supposedly, it stops bleeding within seconds, and closes the wound permanently in minutes. Hope to get some.

Some of my kitchen knives are really dangerous. It is true you are more likely to cut yourself w. a dull knife. But if you cut yourself w. a really sharp one, you can go right thru joint cartilage.
 

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I do have some superglue and liquid bandage on hand, but not long ago I came across some powder, goes by various names, that will stop fairly serious cuts. I participate on a couple of cooking forums, and accidents w. kitchen knives are common, and can often be serious. According to one fellow, the powder stings/burns much worse than the cut, but even bad cuts are sealed in a minute or two. There is another thing, a gel, which is currently being used by veterinarians that should be available for humans soon. Supposedly, it stops bleeding within seconds, and closes the wound permanently in minutes. Hope to get some.

Some of my kitchen knives are really dangerous. It is true you are more likely to cut yourself w. a dull knife. But if you cut yourself w. a really sharp one, you can go right thru joint cartilage.
I will second that! it is blunt knives that cause all the problems! When I used to butcher it was always when I was trying to " force" a cut with a blunt knife that it would slip and cut you. When I was "boning out pork shoulders and my knife was sharp I would cut myself and never realise until I went to clean off my hands, partly because the meat was cold and there was obviously a bit of blood about, but also because the cut would stay closed until I forced it open accidentally. N.
 
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