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    'with that said' cudarunner's Avatar
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    I too am off topic.

    Back about '80 a guy (Neil) was having a home built next to where I was living by an outfit who would complete the home to the state that the owner wanted but still supplied all of the materials needed to complete the home. Neil was an electrician and had the home built to the point of having the windows, doors and roof done then he bartered with his fellow tradesmen to finish the home.

    Anyway, they guy who was building the home only had his wife to help him and they were living in a small travel trailer. I invited them to have supper one day and they accepted.

    i can't remember what I fixed but I know they seemed to enjoy it. However I noticed a very fresh scar where the guy's right thumb 'Used To Be'.

    That guy was right handed! I don't know how he could manage but he drove nails with a framing hammer without a thumb.

    I ended up asking his wife what had happened and she said that on the job before this one, he was using a skill saw and was ripping with his left hand when the saw jumped and cut off his thumb.

    He got the home built in record time and I never heard him complain.

    Grap a hammer, a nail then try to drive the nail without using your thumb to grip the hammer handle---------He still amazes me!
    Our house is as Neil left it- an Aladdin’s cave of 'stuff'.

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    Actually I think lots of these posts are on topic, because like the construction and machinery related injuries that have been discussed, concentration on the task is always required.

    Shaving requires that same care to avoid "lapses", where something distracts you, or you become nonchalant, and in a flash you have your "cut of the day". Getting distracted, even by your own thoughts, can create problems, big and small whether you're using a razor, a knife, a power tool or a vehicle.

    Always paying attention pays dividends.
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    Yup. I agree. All good posts about our self inflicted injuries.

    “Learn from the mistakes of others. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself.”
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    Love that quote Mike!
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    Yup. I agree. All good posts about our self inflicted injuries.

    “Learn from the mistakes of others. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself.”
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    I have lost my SR mojo!

    I’ve been shaving with mostly DEs lately. Even aggressive ones. But it is not the same.
    I will be using straights on weekends until I get it back.

    Here are the results after alum, cleanup and balm.

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    Nice. Those cuts under the neck could’ve been dangerous.

    Looks kinda like your razor could use a tune up.
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    Never fear!
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    If you don't care where you are, you are not lost.

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    Todays lesson... *Dont try to catch a falling razor*
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    Nice one. It really is hard to avoid reaching with a hand or a foot when a blade drops.

    I like the suggestions about using a soft mat on the floor where you shave. That protects the razor, but not your body.
    David
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    Unlucky..I have a tendency to stick my foot under falling objects to break their fall ..I'd better think on..

    Here is mine from a few weeks ago.
    Honing whilst on a strong painkiller. In a flash i had cut the thumb that was holding the razor whilst honing. I think it was an act of God because i cannot see how that is possible.
    It is completely healed now but still sensitive at times.

    This is like confesion . Its a weight off

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