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Author:  George L [ Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:21 pm ]
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Don't be stupid, like me. Respect the chisel. :(

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Author:  gregorio [ Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:52 pm ]
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Yowzers George.....I hope it heals up well.
Take care

Author:  Bryan Bear [ Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:57 pm ]
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Wow that’s a long chisel gash! Speedy recovery!

How did this happen?

Author:  Bri [ Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:07 pm ]
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Crap, that might have gone well with a halloween costume.

B

Author:  J De Rocher [ Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:16 pm ]
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Oh man, that looks awful. I feel for you. I sliced my left index finger pretty good just about a year ago. Still don't have the feeling back. That was nowhere near as extensive your chisel cut though. I hope it heals well.

Author:  Clay S. [ Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:26 pm ]
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OUCH!
Rest it as much as you can so it will heal quickly.
So how did it happen?

Author:  Trevor Gore [ Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:29 pm ]
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Yikes, George!

I hope it missed the important bits and doesn't knock your confidence around too much.

Take it easy for a while.

Author:  Michaeldc [ Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:34 pm ]
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Dang George,

Well, it was clearly good and sharp... Heal quickly and well, sir!

Author:  pat macaluso [ Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:37 pm ]
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Ouch, speedy recoveries!

Author:  Chris Ensor [ Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:47 pm ]
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That must've been a HUGE chisel!

Author:  WaddyThomson [ Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:53 pm ]
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Dude! That is a true reminder! I feel for you! Heal quickly.

Author:  meddlingfool [ Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:18 pm ]
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Wow man! Any nerve or tendon damage? I sure hope not. Gonna be a rad scar that you can make up any number of thrilling stories to account for it...:)

Author:  bcombs510 [ Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:38 pm ]
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I’m really sorry that happened. Rest up!


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Author:  Chris Pile [ Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:46 am ]
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George, when I was a kid I managed to acquire 100 stitches in one crazy summer.
But I didn't try to get them all at once....
Hang in there, brother!

Author:  Joe Beaver [ Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:38 am ]
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I get the Hebe-Gebe's just looking at that. I feel for you.

On the bright side, you sure know how to sharpen a tool !!!

Author:  George L [ Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:05 am ]
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Thanks to you all for your well-wishes. It is one heck of a laceration, both in length and depth. Somehow, miraculously, it seems there is no tendon or serious nerve damage. I will know more after seeing a hand specialist.

How did it happen? The way these things always happen: A lapse in technique and a momentary distraction. I was thinking about a work project while finnesing the heel of a neck. Looked at what I was doing and thought, "I should reposition my hand." Boom. Too late. Knew instantly it was bad but couldn't believe the extent of the damage once I got into the ER and had a good look at things.

Be careful out there. Even in the quietest, most serene moments at your workbench attention must be paid.

Author:  Colin North [ Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:03 am ]
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Thanks for the reminder George, hand tools can give you a really bad day.
I really hope there's a minimum of any permanent effect to the nerves, that's a really nasty cut.
Going to take a fair time to heal, please take care of yourself.

Author:  Bosco Birdswood [ Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:45 am ]
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Wow George, that’s unbelievable. I had a bad 9 month run where I put my hand through a window, put the same hand in a blender I presumed switched off, and learned why you’re supposed to feed against the direction of the blade when using a router table...


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Author:  Clinchriver [ Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:20 am ]
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Glad your going to be ok, thats one ugly cut. I've got a scar about that long running from the middle of my palm into my wrist. Working in my dads shop, one of my brothers watched it happen and about keeled over :mrgreen:

Author:  Hesh [ Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:37 am ]
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Yeah I'm glad that you will be OK too, wow that must have really hurt.

Hang in George.

Author:  Alex Kleon [ Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:12 am ]
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I hope you heal quickly, and well, George, with no permanent damage. I managed to get a three stitch chisel cut in the mid knuckle of my little finger that caused me trouble for close to four years. There wasn't any nerve damage, just all the tiny blood vessels that got severed.

Alex

Author:  ernie [ Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:19 am ]
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Hi george sorry that you did so much damage to your hand ! Please take your time and let it heal slowly, no sunshine in seattle, to make it heal quicker ,you might want to see a certified hand therapist who can suggest excercises to strengthen your hand very very slowly, once it starts to heal. All the best ernie.

Author:  SnowManSnow [ Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:05 am ]
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Ouch brother! Sorry ab that! Hope ya heal well


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Author:  bionta [ Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:56 am ]
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Oh boy! I had a smaller reminder from a chisel last winter. Took several weeks to heal but what’s scary is thinking about what could have happened if not for a little luck. I’m no Django - my playing is handicapped enough as it is. I’m glad you don’t seem to have bad tenon or nerve damage. Best wishes!


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Author:  Haans [ Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:57 am ]
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Ouch, George! So sorry that happened.
Happened to me once and I just yelled up to my wife, "Hospital!"
Once it heals well, looks like guitar playing might help...

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