Saturday, January 29, 2011

Safety First

This is my first post on this blog and I would like to start with a topic that is near and dear to my heart. Safety! As of last night I had only encountered small cuts on my hands. Those small cuts could have been avoided if I had only worn all of my appropriate safety gear. Last night was my first big scare. I was foolishly cutting a piece of wood and was cutting towards my body. This isn't such a bad thing, but it doesn't help when you are tired and not paying attention. I also want to add that this piece of wood is friggin' huge. It is borderline a fence post. Anyhow, the knife jumped out of the cut that i was making and it sliced into my wrist. I no likey bleeding. Instead of taking a picture or going into great detail I have employed a local artist to render this tragedy in a pencil drawing to calm the fears of my more squeamish readers.



I know. Terrifying. I am surprised that I didn't need stitches. This has put me out of commission for the next day or two and it could have been avoided if I had slowed down and pulled my head out of my ass. I am going to start my craigslist search for a long sleeve Kevlar shirt right now. Short first post. Plenty more to come. Happy Carving!!!!





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