Dont leave a axe without a mask out...

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  1. seasonofthewoods

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    One of 3 shirts.... bye bye to the tip of my finger.


    First time ever suffering a cut like this , during moving and forgetting I left a axe out. Without a sheath.
     
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    Oh mercy, sorry to hear that.
    Heal soon man.
     
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    Thereby hangs a tale. And yes.
     
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    Ouch! Gotta watch 'em.......
     
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    Ouch. Hope you heal up quickly.
     
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    Yikes. Hope you are ok.
     
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    1. Glad the injury wasn't worse. I hope healing is fast and good. :dblthumb:

    2. Did you really lose the finger tip or were you (I hope) being sarcastic? :eek:

    3. Could you do a tutorial on axe/hatchet sharpening? :4:

    Seriously, I'm glad it wasn't as bad as it could've been.
     
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    Dang dude! Heal quickly.
     
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    We need to see pics of the finger. :)

    Yeah, have to be careful with stuff like that. ( Says, I, who has an unmasked marbles hatchet sitting on the console of my truck as I type this!) :)
     
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    Not good be praying for a fast healing. Prov 27:17
     
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    Gaaaa....gnarly....:26:
     
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    thanks!

    yes I cut off a dime size piece right off my middle finger.. ER doc said it was a really clean cut. Couldn't stitch it had to burn it due to size.

    thank you!

    Dont! I learned this then hard way!
    thanks you ,cheers.
     
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    Unless the axe and mask got rained on all day... then separate them and oil the head.

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    Pfftt....I could juggle some of my hatchets, hawks, and machetes without a cover and not get cut with their blunt edges.

    You have some really good sharpening skills.

    Have a fast recovery and keep those shirts for Halloween costumes.
     
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    Bad way to learn an important lesson. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    never had a mask for this one. I built it for a guy who Backed out super sharp. Woodslasher

    lol thx , rather prove they sre sharp by shaving hair..not fingers.

    indeed!
     
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    Recovering from a severed lateral digital artery (ulnar side) of my left index finger myself, but this time it was a glass doorknob that shattered as I turned it and made the cut...for once it wasn't something stupid I did!

    In my case I'm just going to blame THIS for my crappy guitar playing! (for the rest of my life.) ;)

    Hope your's heals as fast as mine has in two week (and less painfully.)
     
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    Hope your recovery is quick.
     
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    I hope you heal quickly and completely. joe
     
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    Good reminder to go through and tighten my gear up. Little ones find that sort of thing too easily.
     
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    Chicks dig bushcrafters with scars!

    Heal up fast and thanks for the reminder!
     
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    Oh. Sorry. You got hurt and I was insensitive.

    Sorry.
     
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    Heal well,,,,

    The scars of life do tell part of our story....

    Cardboard and tape will make due especially when making a move
     
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    Spray some oxiclean or hydrogen peroxide on that before you wash it and the blood stains will come out.
     
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    Ouch! I hope all is well.
     
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    yes indeed! I am usually beyond careful this was pure forgetfulness! Stay safe

    my story will start with... so I was raiding a village with and axe....

    indeed!

    bill maze here with oxiclean! Thanks for the tip!

    yes! Thank you
     
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    Lol all is well!
     
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    Yeeouch... I've ended up cutting old used up leather work/yard gloves and used the opened glove to cover the heads on the hatchets in my truck after one night reaching to the back seat searching for something and running my hand into the uncovered edge. It's cheapy rubber guard had come off, and me not knowing that until it was too late. Fortunately the slice was not bad and more of a glancing tounch (still had blood though) could have been a whole lot worse though!
    So not I've got leather wrapped around them and taped to keep them on.
    (X2) Was the quickest fix for the problem I had right after I cut myself.
     
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    Sorry for your loss... :eek:
     
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    Bit myself real good once while sharpening one of my axes. I had the axe clamped in the vise and was using an ultra fine oilstone to polish the edge when I got too comfortable and slipped off the stone only to be stopped by the pad of my thumb. Probably should have gotten a stitch or 3 but it healed up well. I wish you the best!
     
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    Hope for fast healing
     
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    Ouch!! Hope it heals up quickly!
     
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    mercy ...
     
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    Yikes! Is the axe okay? ;)
     
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    A sharp tool is a safe tool.

    Seriously though, hope you heal quickly and completely.
     
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    I think you meant to post this in the expressionist painting subforum. No worries, common mistake.

    That is a gnarly one though, sucks that they had to burn it. Hope it heals up good without any loss of feeling.
     
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    That's going to leave a mark! Seriously, though, hope you heal quickly!
     
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    Yikes!! Glad it's fixed up, hope it heals soon.

    It sucks you worked hard on a tool that some one backed out on, and now it bit YOU!

    Take care.
     
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    The things people do to avoid fingerprint identification!

    Hope you heal quickly.

    OJ
     
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    I hope your axe doesn't suffer to much lol
    At least I know you can sharp your axe in a proper manner
    ;)
    I hope you heal up quickly and completely
     
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    Thanks for posting as I need to be constantly vigilant with my edged tools.
    When I take them for granted, that is when they bite.

    Heal fast!
     
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    Ouch! I hope it heals quickly. Hopefully the axe will get a new home soon.
     
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    And the “Silver Lining” award for optimism goes to - the envelope, please...

    ETERNALLOVE!

    I’m just mad you beat me to it. :D
     
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    So you did this while the axe was not being utilized?

    Just curious. And heal up quick.
     
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    Sorry to hear that friend. Wishing that you heal quickly!
     
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    Yes, it was just mostly not paying attention and not seeing it kinda a mix of the two.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Yikes!

    I got back from my most recent trip not long ago, and when unpacking, I noticed that my Nata (Japanese hand axe) had cut its way out of the cheap faux leather sheath it came with, cutting both the retaining strap and the stitching on the sheath itself. I keep it shaving sharp, as you seem to do also. That experience, along with this thread, serve as a reminder to have a good sheath and make a habit of always using it.

    I'm making a new leather sheath now that should be much sturdier, and have better retention. My situation could have also been quite dangerous had I not packed it flat where it didn't move around much, or if I had been less careful when unpacking.

    Thanks for the reminder, and I hope you heal well!
     
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