Senin, 25 April 2016

easy wood projects - Finger Protection!

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I hate the carving glove.  I know its an important safety device, and one that will save lots of cuts, blood, and stitches.  But I still hate it.  However, as much as I hate the carving glove, I know I need something to protect against cuts and pokes.  A historical survey of whittling knife cuts and pokes that have been committed on my person reveals that I have never cut my hand.  Its always been my thumb and forefinger, on the hand that holds the piece of wood.  Years ago I was introduced to a product that was referred to as "WIMP-WRAP".  I would purchase this wonderful product at woodcarving shows for several dollars for a one inch wide roll.  This stuff when wrapped around your thumb and forefinger several times clings to itself and offers some protection against knife pokes and cuts.  I recently found out that this stuff is made by 3M and is named VETRAP, is used to wrap and hold bandages on animals (horses).
 I just bought a roll that is four inches wide, for under $4, at the local Farm and Tractor store.  I used a sharp knife and  cut the four inch roll into into smaller rolls for a lot less money.
 
A caution, concerning the color of VETRAP that you purchase.  My previous roll was red.  Stay away from red if you whittle and/or carve in public, especially if children are present.  Their first thought is that the wrap is a bandage and blood is soaking through.


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