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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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.

I KNOW----GROSS!









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!!

Quilting

23 comments:

Kathy said...

OMG! Glad you are okay; so I'm thinking the Wackies need to get you this glove!!!!

Pat said...

Oh, my....I"m sorry that happened to you. I hope it feels better soon. Yes....get that glove.

Loris said...

oh man! that must feel sore! so sorry you had to experience that. I hope it heals quickly.
Experience...such a good teacher. Hopefully, we learn from yours.

Terry said...

Ouch! At least it was a clean cut and you didn't need stitches! And yes...I'm officially grossed out! LOL

shannon said...

***ouch***

thank goodness flesh grows back. i did this to my thumb about five years ago....fingernail fell off took a whole year to look 'normal' again.

lesson learned.

the cut gloves weren't available, but those 90degree stick-on plastic fences were all that was avialable. i got one of those...

again- sorry for your boo-boo.

i wasn't grossed out...huh...

Needled Mom said...

Ouch, ouch...triple OUCH!!!!! At least you didn't need stitches.

synnove75 said...

Owwwwwwwww that looks bad! I'm so sorry for you, that must have been, and probably still is, very painful...
Ouch..

scraphappy said...

Ouch! The worst thing about an accident like that is the immediate thought that always goes through your head, "I shouldn't have done that, can I take it back?" I think I am going to get one of those glove the next time I'm out.

Sheila said...

Oh my that looks sore and what a horrid thing to happen , I have come close and just took a small piece of my nail off but never any skin .Hhmm maybe I need to buy those gloves as well , wonder if they work ?

Darlene Gerber said...

Thanks for the reminder about using the safety glove. I also cut off a portion of my finger using a rotary cutter. It was a few years ago, so now it is all healed.

Jeanne said...

Oh, I know that hurts. Hope it heals quickly.

JustCindy said...

Looks bad! Nope, I don't think you could have sewn that back. ;)

Rhonda said...

Okay, I could handle that...and I hear you about the dull blade. Glad you're better.

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SheilaC said...

youch!! hope you feel better soon!

Let us know how you like the shield.

SheilaC

Vicki said...

Oh you poor thing....I sliced my finger ages ago with the rotary cutter and it has taught me to always be careful....they are so sharp. I hope your finger doesnt take too long to heal.
Hugs Vicki

LindaB said...

Oh...that is not good...I hope it heals quickly...leaving a cutter open is not a good idea either, just brushing against one can give you a nasty cut....thinking of you..hugs..LindaB (aust)

Helle said...

Honey dear, where have you put your mind on? Take care of your self and I´m happy you still have your finger intact.
Hugs, Helle

Susan said...

Oh that does look so nasty - I haven't had an experience like that (touching a lot of wood here) but it certainly helps justify the cost of those blades. Never again will I complain!!
Hope it heals quickly and you can still sew while you are waiting!!

Anonymous said...

Hi:

I just sliced the side of my finger for thr 2nd time - I'm looking for safety devices today! Ran across your web site and know your pain all too well - I'm loading, safety shield, safety grippers and gloves - if I do this again I'll be able to dip my left finger in ink and write with it!

Anonymous said...

After twenty years of sewing, i sliced a 6cm hunk off my left index finger because i was complacent about roraty cutters. I always thought only an idiot would cut off a part of themselves... but here i am with 11 stitches and shopping for safety devices!

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