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Well I did a stupid thing.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by dlew919, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. Chupacabra

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    Don't feel too bad about it. I almost took my left thumb off with a table saw a month ago. 1/4 inch deep gash right across the pad. Couldn't play for about 3 weeks.
    Now I can...life goes on.
    Stupid would only be if you made the same mistake twice, or more.
     
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  2. Lonn

    Lonn Friend of Leo's

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    When my youngest daughter was 5 she got his in the head by another kid with a golf club. Caught her right next to her left eye and it wasn't a small cut. Ran her to the ER and they used super glue so it wouldn't leave much of a scar. Worked quite well, she's now almost 19 and virtually no scar at all.
     
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  3. dougstrum

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    You have got to be more careful!
    At least it is still attached~ IMG_20201024_081450075_HDR.jpg
     
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    Damn, good luck...are nerves/muscles affected?

    I had a close call with my right index finger a few years ago.
    I was washing dishes and my right hand, with the sponge, was in a glas which broke while turning.

    Result: 1cm cut through the whole skin which had to get stiched. Thank god no nerves or muscles were affected.

    I can't remember exactly how long it took to heal completely, but I started to play after a week or so...
     
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    I did this several times when I was younger. I have a couple pretty significant scars on my left index finger between the first and second knuckle.

    Eventually I realized I was using a stupid tool, and started only carrying blades that locked. That was 1996. I haven’t cut myself since. Now I need to go find some wood to knock on...
     
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    Knife?
    You call that a knife?
    This heres a knife....
     
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    Wow, this thread brings me back. My dad got me a SAK for one of my birthdays - maybe 8? 9? 10? Within a day of the gift I had already cut my thumb & needed stitches. My mom was so pissed at my dad, but I think he was secretly proud.

    I REALLY appreciate the locking collar on my Opinel folders now.

     
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    I once sliced my finger with said knife while cutting a banana. These things happen.. just don’t go running round the house with scissors in your hand,,, Oh boy, that’s another story!!
    Mend quick!!!
     
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    if it didn't hit tendon, arteries or viens, super glue and steri strips won't even leave a scar. I have the harbor freight super glue 10 pack in my shop at all times
     
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    Don't beat yourself up over it, these things happen. I've noticed that as I get older, I'm more likely to become distracted about something other than what I should be paying attention to and sometimes accidents happen.

    I received my first Swiss Army when I was 7 or 8 and have several of them now, including a Classic Alox that I keep on my keychain. It's handy to always have one close at hand. I like the Alox version because it's slimmer and lighter than the standard version, although the trade off is that you lose the toothpick and tweezers.

    Swiss Army Knife Classic Alox Reduced.jpg
     
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    We learn best from our mistakes and failures. You probably will never do that again. Never catch a falling knife is another good rule, just let it fall. Never think you are smarter than a knife, it only knows cut, slice, shave, and puncture. Just assume you are going to cut yourself and focus on not doing that. Did you need stitches?
     
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    Time for a locking blade, but I suppose most of us learn the hard way. Sending good vibes for speedy healing.
     
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    Oh, and don't use a kitchen knife while wearing sandles.
     
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    About 10 years old I was at a friend’s birthday party and he got a brand new Swiss Army knife. I immediately started playing with it and closed it right on my thumb. Bleeding all over his birthday party!
     
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    There are no clever accidents.
     
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    Tsk tsk. So stupid isn’t his. It belongs to everyone.
     
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    I hope they fix you up and you mend well.
     
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    I would have no trouble putting up a daily post titled "well I did a stupid thing".
     
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    You think that was sharp, wait 'till you see how sharp the suturing needle is.... :eek:
     
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