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Since started splitting by hand, ring size grew 1.5 sizes. Son of a...

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Bster13, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. Bster13

    Bster13 Minister of Fire

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    So my Fiancee and I sized/ordered my ring awhile ago-> 10.5. Then I began splitting wood with a splitting ax. Now my ring size is 12.

    Anyone else have this experience?

    And to further confuse the issue, I just bought a splitter (my hands were killing me from the shock transferred to them on pieces I could not split by hand. The ax would just bounce off, transferring the shock to my hands instead of through the wood):


    So perhaps my hands will shrink down again? (And of course I won't be collecting wood all year round...)

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  2. pen

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

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    Better check on that tux size too :p

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  3. Bster13

    Bster13 Minister of Fire

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    Nah, I'm just as chubby. :p
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    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    I can't speak for you, but with my hands, they change drastically in size depending on the temperature, and what I'm doing.

    If I'm at a desk and it's cool in the room, my ring is loose (won't fall off but spins on my finger w/out effort). Get me physically active and you'd need to remove my finger if you wanted the ring off without cutting it.

    When purchasing our wedding rings, they asked me if I wanted what was called "comfort fit". That gave the inside of the ring a beveled surface that the salesman explained was more comfortable for many men when ring sizes change based upon activity. At the time, it was 50 bux for it and I wish I gave it a try.

    pen
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  5. ScotO

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    Maybe you put some winter weight on, happens to me every winter. Not to mention, if you were even slightly dehydrated when you got sized for that ring, that will make a difference. As for my wedding ring (I've been married 16 years now) it don't even come CLOSE to fitting my finger anymore!! Its covered in welding spalds and nicks from my previous welding job and I'm not allowed to wear it at work where I'm at now (electrician), so I don't wear it. And that DOES make the wife a little bit upset!
  6. Bster13

    Bster13 Minister of Fire

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    As a former HS wrestler, I am OCD about weighing myself. Been the same weight for a few years now. Perhaps dehydration was a factor, not sure. I am now (seriously?) sitting in my office with a plastic test size ring on (size 12) to see if the fit changes significantly through out the day. Not a fan of jewelry, but what can you do?
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  7. chazcarr

    chazcarr Feeling the Heat

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    I got the comfort band ring. So far after splitting 4 cords by hand, no problems.
    Also, where did you get the 20% off HF coupon to by that splitter.
    A HF just opened by me and I was thinking of checking that out.
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    Just google it, the coupons are all over the place. I think it lasts until end of Feb.

    GL!

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    I wore my ring to work the first day back after the wedding. I pulled my gloves off and heard it 'ting ting' and watched it roll toward a storm drain and hit a rock and stop. I put it in my pocket and have only worn it a few times since, in eleven years.
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    Get a tattoo ring...never goes out of size and is always "on". :p
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    my wife's grandparents never went a day without their rings since the day they were married. My grandparents never wore their rings, and my father does not either. Her grandmother was a homemaker, her grandfather a postal worker. My grandparents were farmers, yes, grandma too.

    I've had several issues getting my hand caught in tight place while working on my cars, it is uncomfortable to wear while I shovel, rake, split, or anything that requires a firm grasp. Gives me a nasty blister where the ring hits the palm if that makes sense.But she doesn't want to hear anything about that. If i don't wear my ring it only means one thing: I am trying to look like a single guy to pick up chicks. Therefore, i have had my ring resized twice (once bigger cause i got fat, once smaller cause I lost that fat).
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  12. Backwoods Savage

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    I wore the ring for a few years after the wedding. Then one day while putting up hay, I jumped down from the haymow. Finger tried to stay up on the ladder rung I was holding on to. Not pretty. No ring on finger since that day. Wife does not mind. She even had to quit wearing her rings because of arthritis and cysts.
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    Whaddaya do when ya get divorced? Ya cant pawn a tatoo!
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    Not planning on doing that. Will be married 15yrs this June and she would have to get rid of me...;)
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    If you think the ring is getting tight, wait until your married, the ball and chain is going to get even tighter!! :)
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