Well. Yesterday I did a very stupid thing. I was using chisels and gouges on my kuksa but couldn't find a mallet or hammer, so I decided to use the back of my axe. A shaving sharp axe.
I know it was a stupid thing to do, but still went ahead anyway.
I had been merrily chipping away, I then put down the axe to talk to our son, picked the axe back up, and proceeded to chip away, in a moment of stupidity I had the axe the other way round.
The blade deflected off the back of my chisel and found itself next to my thumb bone.
I've just returned from hospital after having my tendon repaired and stitches. (The surgeon agreed with me that I'd made a beautiful text book incision)
I'm now out of action with my tinkering for a couple of weeks, but will be back tinkering again as soon as I can.
The moral of this post is to use the right tools for the job in hand. Just be extra careful and please respect your sharp tools.