I am not writing this for sympathy I don't want any.
I feel this could be very enlightening as far as typing is concerned I don't want to go into to much detail either.
Yesterday I was working in my workshop on one of my guitars I was using a razor saw to cut through some unbleached cow bone. In case you are wondering bone is typically used for guitar nut and saddle of high end stringed instruments as it has the best tone and the longest wear out of all materials apart from metal which although stronger doesn't have the sweet tonal properties of bone. In the past ivory was used before it became illegal.
Today bone is a great and equal legal substitute.
Needless to say I sliced my finger. I didn't even make a sound. I remember thinking to me self oh crap as I applied a lot of pressure to stop the bleeding.
I called out to father who was at the other end of the house in a loud calm voice a few time until I realized that he could here me. At that point I realized that I would have to go and find him. I held my hands under the cold tap water for a few seconds to wash away the excess blood. and walked to the other end of the house.
After he wrapped my finger up off we went to the hospital were my calmness though all four stitches two shots of Local Anesthetic into my finger and a tetanus shot dumb founded my father.
Here is the kicker as I lay there on the operating table I started to think of jigs I could make and safety gear I could buy to make sure this did not happen again.
Yesterday I was a little upset because I realized that I would be useless for a whole week anyone else would be love to have a whole week to bum around but not me I want to get back to work.
Well folks I failed I went into a lot of detail.