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    Some place I read where finger protectors were used when sanding. I have found them very useful when cutting the patterns. They seem to give me a more positive feel and control over the wood. I use them on my index and middle fingers of both hands and use my finger tips to control the wood.
    Buzz
    We Danes are very even tempered. We're always mad about something!

  • #2
    yea, I think cathy wise uses them. Personally, I like to go for the sandpaper burn once in awhile...keeps me on my toes.
    Jeff Powell

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    • #3
      Interesting...

      With the cooler weather my fingers are slightly dry and grip has been a problem, will have to try these out.

      Thanks for posting!

      Pete

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      • #4
        I use a pair of Mechanix gloves.

        Although, you have to be careful. I sanded a hole right through the left thumb. It got caught under a piece I was sanding. I didn't actually sand my thumb but put a hole in the glove. The hubby said I needed a new pair. But I figure I still got 9 more fingers to sand through before I have to replace 'em. Besides, I can use duct tape to close up any holes (it is the handyman's secret weapon, ya know)
        Kelly
        "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney

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        • #5
          Buzz, what are these finger protectors made of?
          Mick, - Delta P-20

          A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

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          • #6
            I think they are the little rubber secretary finger tip things you can get cheap at Staples, etc...

            I use the vet-wrap that i make custom thumb guards out of when I'm carving...it' easy to use, doesnt' stick, and if I sand through it, I can wrap a few more layers around!

            Bob
            www.GrobetUSA.com

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            • #7
              Some people also use that "blue, sticky, wrinkly, tape" (that was a technical term) that medical people use to wrap around bandages. My lab uses it to wrap a piece of cotton on my arm after a blood test. I save it and use it.

              EarlinJax

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              • #8
                Finger Protectors

                They are exactly what BobD said they are made of. Rubber with little nodes on them. Mine are called Finger Tips and are made by Swingline. They may take a little getting used to as they are just a little thick, but I have found that I use them all the time. The only time I don't use them is when a part of the paper comes loose and I have to hold it down right next to the blade until I finish the cut. They are too thick to get that close to the blade.
                Buzz
                Buzz
                We Danes are very even tempered. We're always mad about something!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by earlinjax
                  Some people also use that "blue, sticky, wrinkly, tape" (that was a technical term) that medical people use to wrap around bandages. My lab uses it to wrap a piece of cotton on my arm after a blood test. I save it and use it.

                  EarlinJax
                  That stuff is Vetrap if you get it at a feed store, and Koban if you get it (more expensively) at a drug store or medical supply place. I save mine after I donate platelets (about every 2 weeks) If you roll it up without stretching, and keep it in a baggie like a zip-lock, it will last quite a while. I use it while carving sometimes, too. That is a little harder on the tape than scrolling.
                  Sandy

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                  • #10
                    Finger protectors? I kill two birds with one stone. Haven't had to trim my nails in months!
                    Dan

                    -Just do'in the best I can every day

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