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Splinter
« on: Thu, 14 October 2021, 08:02:01 »
Damn, got a splinter, it's a small one.

Tweezer,  snippy snip

Damn, now I'm bleeding,  did I get the splinter?

What's this dark spot, wipes blood, god damn it, the dried skin is dyed red.

Is it still there ?


What say splinter experts on this ? What's the proper followup ?

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Re: Splinter
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 14 October 2021, 08:32:36 »
Try and push/press from the other side or cut away a little skin to get at it.

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Re: Splinter
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 14 October 2021, 17:08:47 »
Amputate

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Re: Splinter
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 14 October 2021, 18:26:18 »
Disappointed this is not a ninja turtles thread.
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Re: Splinter
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 14 October 2021, 18:41:21 »
A binocular dissecting microscope, dimmable HCRI light sauce and fine tipped tweezers.

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Re: Splinter
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 14 October 2021, 18:50:36 »
A binocular dissecting microscope, dimmable HCRI light sauce and fine tipped tweezers.

They really need to make microscopes cheaper. they should be consumer household products.

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Re: Splinter
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 14 October 2021, 19:32:47 »
I bought something like these a few years ago and they really do come in handy from time to time.

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Re: Splinter
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 14 October 2021, 19:42:59 »
Wait till you get an infection, then you'll know you missed part of it.

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Re: Splinter
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 14 October 2021, 20:13:52 »
You can squeeze on and around the wound in different directions and pressures. There is a difference in pain between agitating the wound and something poking around in there. Or if you're really concerned you can bite something and really cut open and scrape it out.

Sometimes you have to use a needle to dig out the little pieces. I usually use a small sewing needle. A tack or even a staple can be too big.

As fohat pointed out, an eye loupe is also a very big help here.

I bought something like these a few years ago and they really do come in handy from time to time.

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Re: Splinter
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 15 October 2021, 09:06:15 »
A binocular dissecting microscope, dimmable HCRI light sauce and fine tipped tweezers.

They really need to make microscopes cheaper. they should be consumer household products.


Plenty of more affordable options available. In Germany Bresser is a very popular affordable microscope, prolly plenty good for common tasks. High quality & professional microscopes are very expensive to manufacture.

You can get vintage microscopes which aren't at all worse in terms of optics compared to modern ones for little money. I personally use a olympus from the 70s and the quality is outstanding.

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Re: Splinter
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 15 October 2021, 09:15:04 »
Plenty of more affordable options available. In Germany Bresser is a very popular affordable microscope, prolly plenty good for common tasks. High quality & professional microscopes are very expensive to manufacture.

You can get vintage microscopes which aren't at all worse in terms of optics compared to modern ones for little money. I personally use a olympus from the 70s and the quality is outstanding.


Sure, most are fine, but then there's that 1 microscope with some sort of Space-Cooties stuck in the gaps, you turn the screw, and BAM... Contagion 2,

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Re: Splinter
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 15 October 2021, 14:21:36 »
Get one of those bug bite suction devices and use it on yourself in the tub.
Ya know, for either the splinter or other purposes.

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Re: Splinter
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 16 October 2021, 10:56:52 »
happy to report, wound has heeled, and "seemingly" splinter free.

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Re: Splinter
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 18 October 2021, 19:39:52 »
Splinters? Don’t get me started! I work 40 hours a week hands on in a sawmill making 2x4s.


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Re: Splinter
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 18 October 2021, 19:51:30 »
Splinters? Don’t get me started! I work 40 hours a week hands on in a sawmill making 2x4s.


ym88 is 2 manly...

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Re: Splinter
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 18 October 2021, 19:58:38 »
Splinters? Don’t get me started! I work 40 hours a week hands on in a sawmill making 2x4s.


ym88 is 2 manly...

Ha it’s not that difficult really but the splinters are a daily occurrence.


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Re: Splinter
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 18 October 2021, 20:06:39 »

splinters are a daily occurrence.


Be glad they aren't splinters from tropical hardwoods. Those are THE WORST by far.
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Re: Splinter
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 18 October 2021, 20:56:21 »

splinters are a daily occurrence.


Be glad they aren't splinters from tropical hardwoods. Those are THE WORST by far.
Some of those can be more irritating, such as padauk.

Baltic birch ply got me really good under my nail.  It wasn't until the infection once I realized I didn't dig it all out.

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Re: Splinter
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 19 October 2021, 04:41:39 »

splinters are a daily occurrence.


Be glad they aren't splinters from tropical hardwoods. Those are THE WORST by far.
Some of those can be more irritating, such as padauk.

Baltic birch ply got me really good under my nail.  It wasn't until the infection once I realized I didn't dig it all out.

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Yes, under the nail is the worst! Spruce, pine and balsam splinters really aren’t too bad it’s
Just the sheer quantity that gets under my skin. Pun certainly intended.
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Re: Splinter
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 19 October 2021, 07:20:21 »

splinters are a daily occurrence.


Be glad they aren't splinters from tropical hardwoods. Those are THE WORST by far.
Some of those can be more irritating, such as padauk.

Baltic birch ply got me really good under my nail.  It wasn't until the infection once I realized I didn't dig it all out.

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Yes, under the nail is the worst! Spruce, pine and balsam splinters really aren’t too bad it’s
Just the sheer quantity that gets under my skin. Pun certainly intended.

How come there's no splinter blocker 5000 gloves. ?

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Re: Splinter
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 22 October 2021, 03:23:29 »
I thought it was about Splinter Cell ;)
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Re: Splinter
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 22 October 2021, 04:52:51 »

splinters are a daily occurrence.


Be glad they aren't splinters from tropical hardwoods. Those are THE WORST by far.
Some of those can be more irritating, such as padauk.

Baltic birch ply got me really good under my nail.  It wasn't until the infection once I realized I didn't dig it all out.

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Yes, under the nail is the worst! Spruce, pine and balsam splinters really aren’t too bad it’s
Just the sheer quantity that gets under my skin. Pun certainly intended.

How come there's no splinter blocker 5000 gloves. ?

We have about 10 different glove options to choose from for different areas of work. Some provide better protection, some provide better performance as far as grip goes for pike poles, pulp hooks, pickaroons and chainsaws.

The ones that provide the best protection from splinters are old school leather gloves but they are unwieldy and provide very little grip on meta or wood, so after a day of wresting 500 pound logs with pike poles, your hands feel like they are going to lock up because you have to squeeze way harder to get the same results as a rubber palmed tighter fitted glove with way less splinter protection.

Most people opt for the performance of the thinner, tighter, rubber lined gloves that make their job much easier regardless of the splinters.
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Re: Splinter
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 22 October 2021, 05:17:58 »
Most people opt for the performance of the thinner, tighter, rubber lined gloves that make their job much easier regardless of the splinters.

Why can't they make it bi-material in the right spots to provide grip AND protection ?

Couldn't the workers do some chopping and put the two together ?

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« Reply #23 on: Fri, 22 October 2021, 05:33:06 »
Most people opt for the performance of the thinner, tighter, rubber lined gloves that make their job much easier regardless of the splinters.

Why can't they make it bi-material in the right spots to provide grip AND protection ?

Couldn't the workers do some chopping and put the two together ?

Well modifying the gloves wouldn’t be very practical as regardless of what type of glove we use we wear holes in them in about week of shifts and we’ll need to replace them. If I’m running the planer which is hands on rough lumber all day flipping and throwing out bad boards, I’ll need a new pair every 2-3 shifts because I will have warn holes through the leather, sheep skin, synthetic, rubber whatever material I wear.

All of these gloves have “puncture resistant” labelling on them, but a splinter will find its way through the sewn seams of any glove. The gloves help a lot don’t get me wrong, if I has no glove on I would get thousands of major splinters a day instead of just maybe 5 or so minor ones that get through.

The company brings in all kinds of gloves to test too. Ones with padding on the backs of the hands etc because hand injuries are fairly common in the mill. I’ve crushed my thumbs and fingers multiple times. I’ve also shot myself in the wrist joint with a pneumatic staple gun while wrapping up finished bundles of lumber.

I have a little collection of photos of my various hand injuries I keep.
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