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Old 10-20-2006, 12:05 PM
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Default Carving Safety for your wrists

I just got back from a glass shop where the owner cut his left wrist with glass. Cut an artery and nerve. Scared the heck out of me. I use a glove on my left hand and a thumb shield for my right. Question does anyone know of source where you might find wrist protectors? I do not relish a run to the ER. Thanks GT
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Default Re: Carving Safety for your wrists

WOW hope he doesn't loose any use in that hand.

Maybe use an old glove, cut the hand out and slide it on before the glove. You could also use Kevlar thread (sold at flyfishing/flytying shops) and sew them together. Or maybe a welders glove you could also cut the hand out of and slide over your forearm.

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Old 10-20-2006, 01:23 PM
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Default Re: Carving Safety for your wrists

They have gloves designed to give upper wrist protection, or you can purchase safety sleeves .

Another simple option would be to have a heavy leather wrist strap made , which should protect from all but the most agressive cuts.

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Default Re: Carving Safety for your wrists

With all due respect, please, if you have to wear wrist protectors when you carve, you are doing something very wrong in your carving technique. A carving glove should provide sufficient protection to the holding hand and a thumb protector to the tool hand. You can purchase a long welders glove if you are very nervous about this, but it really shouldn't be necessary.

I can only speak from experience, but you can over-protect, and by doing so you will give yourself a false sense of security and loose respect for the cutting edge. If you use sharp tools, you will occasionally get cut; if you use dull tools, you will still get cut, but the damage will be worse! Believe me, I've been cut in just about every immaginable place and then some.

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I agree with Bob....except Bob needs a lap protector LOL If you are serious about wanting wrist protection on the left hand, buy a pair of welders gloves...they have cuffs like the old gauntletsApple
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