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Dec 5, 2021 - 9:01:13 AM
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75330 posts since 5/9/2007

2 weeks ago I was putting away my summer tools and while placing my scythe in the corner caught the handle on a tool box which made the scythe pivot on my gripping hand and drove the blade into the little finger edge of my left palm.
Big towel wrap and dusted it for the Pen-Bay ER where I received fine care and 6 stitches.
Told I was lucky not to have severed a tendon.
A few days after stitches out and everything's working good and drying up with no bad surprises.Banjo and guitar playing unaffected.Going back to work tomorrow on bridge carving.

Nothing like a close call to make one thankful for every normal moment.

Dec 5, 2021 - 9:11:47 AM
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1114 posts since 11/26/2012

You almost had to change your name to Django Davis!

Dec 5, 2021 - 9:28:33 AM
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5799 posts since 12/20/2005

Glad it ended as good as it did. Could have easily had a much worse outcome.

Dec 5, 2021 - 10:52:57 AM
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15679 posts since 9/27/2007
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Glad to hear it's healing nicely!

Dec 5, 2021 - 11:31:35 AM
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2031 posts since 11/3/2016

Quite a few yrs ago when I was into radio control planes I made arrangements to buy a 4 meter glider way out on the end of Long Island . I knew the guy was a long time carpenter & as well into RC .
Just before I was ready to leave on the trip his wife called & said he had severed 3 fingers off a hand w/ his table saw & was in the hospital . In conversing w/ him , he told her to do the transaction w/ me anyway which we did . (pic of the glider)
So , although I'm careful , since then , I try to be a LOT MORE careful !

Edited by - heavy5 on 12/05/2021 11:36:24

Dec 5, 2021 - 3:12:53 PM

3964 posts since 7/8/2010

In this digital age, it is good to hear you didn't lose one.
Rock on, Steve, and Please try to be more careful next time.
I have my troubles with balance and physical stability after busy yard projects too.

Dec 5, 2021 - 4:29:36 PM

4501 posts since 12/6/2009

ouch ! glad it was minor.

Dec 5, 2021 - 4:34:03 PM

898 posts since 5/22/2021

Be careful and watch out next time! I am glad you were not hurt badly.

Dec 5, 2021 - 5:07:03 PM
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34669 posts since 3/5/2008

I've had a few close calls meself... :0/

Now...back to work...! ;0)

Dec 5, 2021 - 5:32:47 PM



10083 posts since 6/5/2011
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Steve: ".... I was putting away my summer tools and.... ."

Tongue -in-cheek, see what happens when you don't leave stuff easily accessible for the next time you need it??  I trust you'll know better in the future!!  cheeky

Glad you're on the mend and will end up none the worse for wear.

Dec 5, 2021 - 5:49 PM
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15679 posts since 9/27/2007
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I've helped a few ladies move & noticed boxes marked .. Spring clothes. Fall clothes. Us guys just wear all our clothes in the winter!

Dec 6, 2021 - 11:00:12 PM

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15394 posts since 1/28/2010

Good to know you're on the mend with no complications.

A little while ago I gave a banjo lesson to a guy who had an accident that severed his left arm at the elbow. It's reattached, but has an ugly scar and a bit of a different angle now.

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