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Forum topic by LeeRoyMan posted 12-13-2019 04:52 PM 347 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LeeRoyMan

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12-13-2019 04:52 PM

I’m building more BB drawers.
I did this sanding the edges of baltic birch.


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#1 posted 12-13-2019 05:24 PM

I hate edge sanding plywood :-( Look on the bright side though, you have an integral toothpick now ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 12-13-2019 05:34 PM

I would use a natural finish on that.

Sorry, I know that has to hurt. Get some disinfectant on it.

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#3 posted 12-13-2019 05:52 PM

OUCHHHHHHHHHH!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 12-13-2019 10:03 PM

Nose pickin finger?
Bet you squealed like a little school girl when you pulled it out…

-- “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” – Plato

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#5 posted 12-13-2019 11:42 PM

We need a new compilation thread: Splinters from hell!
You win today.
Ouch.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#6 posted 12-14-2019 12:43 AM


Nose pickin finger?
Bet you squealed like a little school girl when you pulled it out…

- Tony_S


Nose picking, ear cleaning..etc etc

Funny story.

As soon as I saw it I thought about Cowboys and Indians where they break off the arrow before pulling it out.
(I didn’t have any gunpowder to cauterize the wound though)

So I proceeded to break one end off the splinter, perfect, grabbed some pliers and pulled the splinter out, or at least tried, by the third pull, that end of the splinter broke off.

Where I messed up is I broke the big end off and was trying to pull the big end through, no luck,

Now I have nothing to grab. So I had to push my finger against the bench to push some wood out enough to grab with some small needle nose pliers. Got it on the second pull.

Now about screaming like a little girl, I’m just glad no one was around to hear me.
Weird, doesn’t even hurt today.

Splinters from hell, maybe a little one, lol

(I used to say: I’ve had bigger splinters in my eyeball) can’t say that anymore..

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#7 posted 12-14-2019 01:27 AM

It looks like a mini version of this:

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#8 posted 12-14-2019 01:27 AM

Ah… not to scare you but I did that a few years ago. After a couple of months and some soreness the prognosis was a bone infection and I needed to cut of the end digit of my index finger.
I decided to fight it. They installed a pic line into my heart on my chest and I had to inject antibiotic into it every night for a month. Along with that, they opened up my finger and cleaned it out.

That was a few years ago. I survived it and still have the finger. I did get c.diff which was another whole can of worms to deal with. I caught that because the antibiotic destroyed the bacteria in my intestines.

Long story I know… Moral of it though is, don’t let it get infected inside and if you suspect something deal with it right away.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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LeeRoyMan

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#9 posted 12-14-2019 03:00 PM



It looks like a mini version of this:
- ChuckV
^That was the first thing I pictured, lol

Thanks for the heads up Craftsman, I’ll keep an eye on it.
Scary that something as small as a splinter can cause the loss of a digit. Glad you could save yours.
Wondering, if you make it back here, what type of wood was your splinter?

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#10 posted 12-15-2019 08:45 AM

Just be thankful you’re now on blood thinners as one ends up with a real mess when the larger splinters are removed

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#11 posted 12-15-2019 09:23 AM

I had one of those recently, punctured the fleshy palm part of my right thumb, had to do the same “break it in half” to get it out. One of those grit your teeth and get it over with types of operations. No tears, but definitely some howling. It was about 4X the size of yours, some dry-rotted pine, I just sprayed some anti-bacterial best I could, had a sit-out for about 10minutes, and went back to work. No later problems.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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Craftsman on the lake

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#12 posted 12-15-2019 11:55 AM

It looks like a mini version of this:
- ChuckV

^That was the first thing I pictured, lol

Thanks for the heads up Craftsman, I ll keep an eye on it.
Scary that something as small as a splinter can cause the loss of a digit. Glad you could save yours.
Wondering, if you make it back here, what type of wood was your splinter?

- LeeRoyMan

Red oak… but I don’t think it was the wood but the bacteria on it.

I used to fix cuts temporarily with electrical tape so I wouldn’t bleed all over the wood until I got back into the house to deal with it properly. Not any more!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#13 posted 12-15-2019 04:18 PM

I that were my finger, the swearing would have caused it to burst into flames.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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