Rotary Cutter Catastrophe~~ WARNING! Content is Graphic!!!!
update!! I found a rotary ruler "shield" that I have ordered in lue of the glove. I don't know why, but I just am afraid that Iwill neglect to wear the glove. Probably because it will be too much trouble to take it on and off. These shields attach with suction cups. They are suppose to interchange from one ruler to another easily. View them HERE. You might want to try them too.
IF YOU HAVE A WEAK STOMACH, YOU BETTER STOP HERE! Four days ago, I was cutting fabrics in layers to work on my Red and Green Reproduction Quilt. Now--before I go on, let me say that I consider myself a very careful cutter. I go slow and stay aware of where my cutter is, but I know what I did this day. Sometimes a dull blade is worse that a sharp one. It was having a hard time cutting through layers of fabrics and I was pressing too hard and whoop! It jumped off the edge of the ruler and- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
IT WAS DONE!! The slice was clean and quick. Not even a speck of blood on the part that was sliced off.
I grabbed my finger inside the rest of my fingers and held onto it---hard and fast until I got hold of myself. I had to bandage it several times before the bleeding stopped. Today a bandaid is all that is needed.
I am showing and telling of this experience to possibly help you be aware of how easily this can happen. I am thinking I will purchase one of the gloves sold my Fons and Porter. I have done this one time before and honestly, my poor little finger cannot take much more. AND next time it could be alot worse.
THIS IS THE PIECE THAT WAS SLICED OFF. JUST AS IT WAS LYING ON THE CUTTING TABLE==NO BLOOD! NAIL IS ON THE LEFT. THIS PIC WAS TAKEN THE NEXT DAY SO THE SKIN PART IS A LITTLE DRIED UP! ARE YOU OFFICIALLY GROSSED OUT NOW???? GOOD!! GET YOURSELF A GLOVE!!