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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by corey21, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    I went out on my porch bare foot to bring wood in and i dropped a split of wood on my big toe.<>

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Is the split OK?
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  3. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    I think it is.
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  4. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank your lucky stars...on your toe would've been even worse. !!!
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  5. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    Good call. My truck would have shrugged it off, my foot, different story.>>
    I say punishment should be - death by fire!
  6. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    yes....but did you drop it on your toe?
  7. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Yeah i was lucky i did not brake my toe.
    Yes.
  8. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Tough crowd.
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  9. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    I think i will put my boots on before going to get wood to keep from baking my toe.
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    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    That's gotta hurt.
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    343amc Feeling the Heat

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    Did that once. Lucky for me it was a chunk of yellow poplar. Still hurt.

    Dropping a bag of wood pellets hurts the foot a lot less. The suck factor increases exponentially when said bag breaks after being dropped on said foot.
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  12. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Good plan. I dropped a split tonight but fortunately it missed my slippered toes.
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  13. nate379

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    I barely walk around in the house without steel toe boots on, never mind outside!
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    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    I don't load my stove barefoot anymore, after an ember popped out and fell between my toes.
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    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Blacksmith thick- if you're gonna drop something heavy on your foot, it won't be nearly as bad if you pick up your toe just a bit. Probably a reflex you need to develop over time
  16. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Same kind of wood i was very lucky it was not a split of hardwood.
    Wow i bet that was not to fun.
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    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Ouch is right.

    Anything involving the stove should be done fully clothed, as I've learned.

    Went to load the stove one morning barefoot, and somehow a 1/2 dollar sized red hot coal came flying out and stuck to the top of my foot right behind the big toe. That sucker didn't want to come off despite the moves I was making and put me in a world of hurt for several weeks.

    pen
  18. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    I have not had a coal to land on my feet yet. But i have a lot of burns on my arm because my gloves are not long enough.
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    What does baked toe taste like??
  20. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Chicken

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  21. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    Used to see throbbing toes in the ER. Usually had a lot of blood under the nail causing a lot of pressure. We would heat up a paperclip and burn a hole in the nail. The pressure was relieved once the blood was no longer trapped. Sounds bad, but they always felt way better!
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  22. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    Yup, that works.
    Very small diameter drill bits, held in a small tap handle will work as well. It looks gross, but is painless to do.
    Never tried that on a tow, though.;)
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    save$ Minister of Fire

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    The hot paperclip gets through the nail without pressure. I have seen other methods, but anything that puts pressure on the nail hurts like hell until you get through it.

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