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Knobs make you bleed

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 3, 2014, 9:43 AM

Yeah ... you read right! They make you bleeeeeeeed!!!

I make knobs, corks, bath and basin plugs, door stoppers and other pretty ceramic stuff.

I cast my pretties and then have to clean them. Part of the cleaning process is "digging" the hole of the knob (where I insert the screw) ... but a few of the holes were done with a little too much enthusiasm and the walls crack and break off sending the very sharp tool into the hand holding the knob! Most of the time I avoid it ... but today ... oh boy today I slammed my very sharp tool into that fat muscle of my thumb a total of not once, not twice, but THREE times!!!

Well ok, the first time was slap bang in the middle of my palm and the second was more of a slice than a jab. The third time was fun ... gore alert because this involves blood, if you are squeamish, go to the next paragraph ... it bled and pooled in my hand, rushed to the bathroom and ran cold water over it (the water running red with blood for a good 20-30 seconds). I take my hand out of the water to see if I can see how big the jab was but there is wayyyyy too much blood and shove it back under the water which still ran red with blood for about 10 seconds ... take it out and tada, I can see the wound. The jab wasn't very big, about 3mm in length, weird thing is it wasn't bleeding ... and it didn't bleed after that but hurt pretty badly none the less! So weird! Bleeds like mad and then suddenly just stops.

So anyway, knobs make you bleed and I thought I would share my gory story.
My hand is fine for now, just a little sore from the last jab.

I am such an idiot Village idiot by FireFlyExposed

So here is what the blood, sweat and tears results in:

Bath, sink and basin plugs


Bottle corks (with really good quality Spanish cork)


A sampling of my Blue Smoke colour knobs (I make about 3 main colours and about 3 other colours that change when the colour gets "stale")

Blue Smoke Knobs

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Gave you a llama, because I LOVE your response to the person's art description that whined and whined about "hating faves". 
FireFlyExposed Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D thank you
nenny666 Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist
thanks for the favs!! ;P
FireFlyExposed Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
FruityAdoptables Jul 3, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks for helping me out with the points :)
FireFlyExposed Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome :)
Kaos2007 Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave. You should check out :iconoicemano:'s work as well
FireFlyExposed Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the suggestion :D
Your avatar is adorable!
FireFlyExposed Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: thanks
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