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Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Michelle_Nelson, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. duxdown

    duxdown New Member

    Well a few months ago one Sunday morning trying to get a little bit done before church. I had hit some lead fragments in a deer cape as I shaved. Opened the thing up and tuned and touched a rock to the lip. And without thinking reached across the top for the Cape and ouch instant 26 stitches right were arm and body joins. Word to the wise shut the guard and slow down and think.
  2. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    Good advice Dux, but I'm betting you didn't make it to church that morning. It seems we all need to be reminded that often times when we are in a hurry, it takes a lot longer to do most things.

  3. duxdown

    duxdown New Member

    3bears you are correct. Missed mass but I didn't let that little thing stop me from finishing the Cape that afternoon haha. To stupid or stubborn take your pick.
  4. my guess to how this injury occurred would have something to do with a pto shaft on a tractor I have a guy I uses to work for had his hand get wound up in the pto on a skidder and it took his hand apart just like that
  5. TaxidermyJunky

    TaxidermyJunky New Member

    Went to the ER about a month ago after i set my knife down on the floor while skinning out a elk head, i got up to go get something and as i was walking over to the tool bench i kicked the back of the knife with my right foot and drove it about three inches into my left calf just above my ankle. the best part was realizing after we got to the ER i had a couple of ticks on me and fleas the look on the nurses face was priceless. my wife had to explain that i was a taxidermist and not a homeless guy so i ended up coming home with a swollen ankle a sore shoulder (from the Tetanus shot) and some ticks in a blood vial.
  6. Artie mags

    Artie mags New Member

    long story short. I was crushed by a tree in 1994. I use to be a tree worker until this happened.
  7. Michelle_Nelson

    Michelle_Nelson Bring on the Bears!


    Husband was a tree worker. Tree fell on him about 10 years ago and broke his lower back.
  8. verrlara

    verrlara New Member

    Will never be able to flip someone off again... Do you have full use of what's left of that hand?
  9. Glad its not just me

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  10. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I have learned that to keep out of the ER when you drop your scalpel is to jump away from it or if you try to catch it you probably will, with the blade deep in your hand. If you don't jump away you will also probably catch it, all the way into the top of your foot.
  11. Michelle_Nelson

    Michelle_Nelson Bring on the Bears!

    So it's been 2 1/2 weeks. Been 6 days since I had my stitches out. If I take my wrap off my thumb is fine and not swollen. Once i take it off after a few hours, even if I hardly use it, my thumb swells up above and below the cut and I loose a litte feeling as a result of the swelling. Once I put my wrap back on the thumb the swelling goes away. WTHeck?

    Some of the feeling has come back but it is still 50% no feeling.
  12. sounds like damage to the lymph system.... I'd talk to the doc about that....
  13. mikehurt88

    mikehurt88 Member

    Why not add some more...Practicing with my new Dakota I got and just happened to stick my knuckle right in the blade as I was finishing up ripped the whole thumb of the glove right off my hand and sucked it in the machine...Lucky it didn't take my thumb with it.

  14. Michelle_Nelson

    Michelle_Nelson Bring on the Bears!

    The lymph system?
  15. Could be a circulation issue too. The Lymph system : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lymphatic_system

    Sounds kinda like lymphedema.. Considering the pressure of the bandage reduces the swelling. Which is why hospitals use pressure wraps on people in surgery... to keep their legs from swelling.
  16. Latty

    Latty Nate's Taxidermy (mid-west Ohio)

    I actually sustained this injury playing football but it definitely slowed my taxidermy work down for a few weeks:)


    I know at 38 years of age I should quit the tackle football but I can't help it, still love it!!!! Lol
  17. Artie mags

    Artie mags New Member

    yeah dangerous work!!
  18. JerseyJays

    JerseyJays Well-Known Member

    Ouch! I don't know what I would do if I wver broke a bone! I'll take cuts all day long over broken bones
  19. Paul B

    Paul B Active Member

    Wow, those finger tip cut off's really hurt for a long time, feel sorry for you Major. Did the same thing on my round wheel a few years ago and every time I tapped or bumped the finger I saw stars.
  20. Brian W

    Brian W Well-Known Member

    Mines tame compared to some on here but I almost lost the top of a finger working with steel roofing ( can see in the background) and not wearing gloves (dumb)......I was up on ladder, piece slid and I tried to grab it before it hit me....could have been worse. First and last time I work with those giant razorblades...........

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