Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Ouch!! The Solution!

So, after having sliced my thumb lengthwise a few years ago and recently cutting a large portion of the end of my the thumb five weeks ago I've gone to a somewhat extreme solution.....





The answer? Kevlar Gloves!! They're cut resistant and rubber coated so that it's possible to grip miniatures with whilst cutting metal off in the form of lumps of flash etc.


I can't wait to read the comments left on this subject!

Bye for now.


15 comments:

  1. Well good idea but don't count on them 100%! We have the toughest gardening gloves you can get and we still get spiked by the thorns in the spike infested garden of death the previous owners left us!

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    1. Yeah, at least it will take the initial force out of the cut LOL :>)

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  2. Rule number one...Cut away from yourself!!!! Me..I´d have used it as an opportunity.."waste not, want not". Dig out the wounded etc figs and paint the blood on..what´s more realistic looking as dried blood than real dried blood?
    What´s the writing on your palm ..Shopping list? :-D

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    1. I was cutting away from myself..... the blade snapped and shot across the top of my thumb severing it..... :>(

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  3. Forget kevlar; you want these:

    http://www.superiorglove.com/universal-five-finger-chain-mail-glove

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    1. LOL Tamsin, you might have a point if you'll excuse the pun..... :>)

      Darrell.

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    2. And chainmail is soooo much more appropriate for a wargamer :)

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    3. And sexier..... only trouble it.... how do I grip the mini's?? LOL :>)

      Darrell.

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    4. Science was never my strong suit but, some form of magnetism?
      Electromagnetism probably wouldn't work, but the thought of all those small electric shocks causing you to bounce around at the work desk is making me laugh ;)

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  4. Those gloves will work for figure prep work and should keep you with 8 fingers and 2 thumbs, but with very protracted and strenuous activity they can get rips and holes in the material. But, if you stay away from building sites, they should remain intact.

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    1. That's the plan Roy LOl :>)

      Darrell.

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  5. I was made to wear gloves like that as a teenager . . . . Just sayin' . . . .😳

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    1. Well, speaking as a fellow teenager....... OK slight exaggeration LOL :>)

      Darrell.

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  6. If you search for a local chandler or kitchen supplier ask them for cut resistant gloves. The more modern style are like woollen gloves but thinner and highly resistant to a knife blade. We use them all the time for our knife handlers to great effect.

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    1. I'll see how I get on with these as they have a rubber coating that really helps with the grip- another feature that is all important if I want to hand onto my thumb :>)

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