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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Same Doggone finger
Same damn place.
Same hammer.
Different day.
Cut off finger and get it out of the way of the hammer.!!
post #2 of 15
Sorry.....

just to take your mind off of it....How are the allergies?
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
the sneeze caused 2nd wallop of finger...@#$%&!&$@**
post #4 of 15
Awwww....... you poor thing!!!!!!!!!
post #5 of 15
Gotta say, I like your theory on remedying the problem.....
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
It was just getting healed up from the last time when this happened. Makes me think I should buy the blasted kitty tree and say the he!! with it...lol
post #7 of 15
Ouch!!!!!
post #8 of 15
I'm sorry but i'm creased up here

Do you want Rosie again?!
post #9 of 15
Erm, maybe DIY isn't your thing ...

FWIW I've had my share of black fingernails (from being whacked with a hammer.) So now I've graduated to pneumatic tools so I can REALLY hurt myself (not yet, touch wood.)

So it could be worse!

Cindy
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoseHawke
Erm, maybe DIY isn't your thing ...

FWIW I've had my share of black fingernails (from being whacked with a hammer.) So now I've graduated to pneumatic tools so I can REALLY hurt myself (not yet, touch wood.)

So it could be worse!

Cindy
How do I spell danger HAMMER!! + Howard = Medical Emergency...lol
post #11 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigKittenDaddy
the sneeze caused 2nd wallop of finger...@#$%&!&$@**
sorry Howard! but I couldn´t resist to laugthing!

And Hope you feel well now!
post #12 of 15
Awwww! hammers are the devil!!!!! I'm a clutz with them too.

What I do is just tap them instead of hitting them like a normal person would, takes a bit longer but once you get the stupid nail in enough so it stands up by itself your hands will be hammer/injury free. (or maybe you know someone who has a cordless drill and you can use screws instead?)
post #13 of 15
Okay, as long as we're talking about hammering techniques here (btw, I won't let the DH touch a hammer, the cussin's not worth it!) instead of holding the nail in the "normal" way to get its initial seat, take it and hold it between your index and middle finger (as if you were holding a cigarette in some 30's movie) with the head of the nail towards the palm side of your hand. IOW your hand is basically upside down. That way if you DO hit your fingers, you hit the fleshy part and it hurts a LOT less. Trust me on this . It'll feel awkward at first, but I actually find this is about the only way I can hold really small nails very efficiently, like brads or escutcheon pins.

Cindy
post #14 of 15
Sorry to hear about your injury...again. Hope it feels better soon. No wonder my hubby doesn't do home improvement. Oh wait, he doesn't know how. At least you're handy.
post #15 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoseHawke
Okay, as long as we're talking about hammering techniques here (btw, I won't let the DH touch a hammer, the cussin's not worth it!) instead of holding the nail in the "normal" way to get its initial seat, take it and hold it between your index and middle finger (as if you were holding a cigarette in some 30's movie) with the head of the nail towards the palm side of your hand. IOW your hand is basically upside down. That way if you DO hit your fingers, you hit the fleshy part and it hurts a LOT less. Trust me on this . It'll feel awkward at first, but I actually find this is about the only way I can hold really small nails very efficiently, like brads or escutcheon pins.
Cindy
I second this technique! I used to whack myself all the time and then my husband (who is a professional scenic carpenter, so knows a few tricks) taught me this technique so he wouldn't have to be the only person in the house allowed to hammer!

Although, he's not allowed near table saws anymore...almost lost a thumb to one!
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