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#1 MiCarl ONLINE  

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Posted September 15, 2016 - 01:29 PM

We're re-furbishing our pontoon boat for next season.  Last night I was attempting to cut a zip tie with a very pointed pocket knife and not having much luck.  I pushed in on the knife to get better leverage to cut.

 

The tie gave way unexpectedly and I drove the knife into the back of the thumb on the other hand.  First time I've ever had a spurting wound.

 

Fortunately I seem to have missed all the tendons and nerves.  But I'll be in a splint for at least 4 days to help prevent tearing the stitches out.  That's going to set me back a few days.

 

The moral is: Always pay attention to where the other hand is.


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Posted September 15, 2016 - 01:31 PM

We're re-furbishing our pontoon boat for next season.  Last night I was attempting to cut a zip tie with a very pointed pocket knife and not having much luck.  I pushed in on the knife to get better leverage to cut.

 

The tie gave way unexpectedly and I drove the knife into the back of the thumb on the other hand.  First time I've ever had a spurting wound.

 

Fortunately I seem to have missed all the tendons and nerves.  But I'll be in a splint for at least 4 days to help prevent tearing the stitches out.  That's going to set me back a few days.

 

The moral is: Always pay attention to where the other hand is.

Good tip, and a harmless lesson.  

Had an instructor stab himself with a screwdriver in college, taking a stuck screw out of a clarinet body.


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Posted September 15, 2016 - 01:38 PM

yea i have been stuck with screwdrivers many times.


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Posted September 15, 2016 - 01:44 PM

It is not bad until you bury the whole thing in your upper thigh, I think that's how you spell that.

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Posted September 15, 2016 - 01:46 PM

I broke a drill bit and shoved it through my thumb. NOT very pleasant!



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Posted September 15, 2016 - 01:49 PM

I broke a drill bit and shoved it through my thumb. NOT very pleasant!

 

I'll bet that's quite painful.  At least my knife is sharp so it cut clean - only pain I've had is from the tetanus shot.


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Posted September 15, 2016 - 02:42 PM

Rules in hunting:

The gun is always loaded.

Look beyond your target.

These rules apparently apply to all kinds of things in life. OUCH!
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Posted September 15, 2016 - 03:24 PM

Pocket knives and zip ties are not a good mix. Get a pair of cutters. Pushing on a pocket knife, especially if it's not a lock back, is never good. It can fold over on you and even if it doesn't when whatever you are trying to cut gives way you can't stop the knife fast enough to keep from hurting yourself or damaging something else.

Most every time I've been hurt, its because I didnt take the time to either slow down or walk a few feet and get the right tool.

I've learned that if I am having to force something that I need to step back and regroup. Forcing things usually leads to pain in some form or the other. Whether that's me getting hurt or breaking a part that I have to fix or replace.

You got lucky that you didn't do more damage.
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Posted September 15, 2016 - 03:30 PM

Rules in hunting:The gun is always loaded.Look beyond your target.These rules apparently apply to all kinds of things in life. OUCH!

These rules also apply to conversations in a marriage.
Sub spouse for gun, peeved for loaded, and buddy for target.
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Posted September 15, 2016 - 03:30 PM

Pocket knives and zip ties are not a good mix. Get a pair of cutters. Pushing on a pocket knife, especially if it's not a lock back, is never good. It can fold over on you and even if it doesn't when whatever you are trying to cut gives way you can't stop the knife fast enough to keep from hurting yourself or damaging something else.

Most every time I've been hurt, its because I didnt take the time to either slow down or walk a few feet and get the right tool.

I've learned that if I am having to force something that I need to step back and regroup. Forcing things usually leads to pain in some form or the other. Whether that's me getting hurt or breaking a part that I have to fix or replace.

You got lucky that you didn't do more damage.

I agree with every thing said by JBRamsey. Following his suggestions can help you avoid the hospital. Don 



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Posted September 15, 2016 - 03:37 PM

These rules also apply to conversations in a marriage.
Sub spouse for gun, peeved for loaded, and buddy for target.


So true....

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Posted September 15, 2016 - 03:47 PM

 

 

The moral is: Always pay attention to where the other hand is.

AND, use a locking blade knife...(so it doesn't fold up on your hand).



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Posted September 15, 2016 - 03:49 PM

I'll bet that's quite painful.  At least my knife is sharp so it cut clean - only pain I've had is from the tetanus shot.

I uttered a few choice words. :booboo:


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Posted September 15, 2016 - 04:43 PM

So true....

Funny he says that, today I find out from my g/f that I somehow screwed up again by buying her sister $200 gift cards in $25 card form. Store didn't have $100s, only 25s. So that's the last time for a while that I go out of my way to help someone, because even though I did it right, I still did it wrong.  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:

 

As for the thumb, sorry man. Been there before and thankfully missed. I've had a leatherman on my hip everyday since to cut those little buggers.


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Posted September 15, 2016 - 04:50 PM

I know the felling, today I smashed the tip of my middle finger, nothing horrible but I broke the nail. I was using an impact gun to take a bolt out in a tight space. My finger tip was between the back of the impact and my trucks frame. Gotta remember to watch hand placement.






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