Saturday, May 3, 2008

not much goin on

i haven't been doing too much pottery related this week. on tuesday while working on the garden i shot myself with a framing nailgun. now, one might ask: what were you doing with a nailgun in the garden? bug hunting? while that sounds fun, no. we are building a raised garden and i was building the forms. i have never had a self inflicted injury in all my time as a carpenter and framer, 4 weeks off the job and bam, curled nail into the left index finger, such a newbie mistake. you'd be surprised how much you depend on your non-dominant index finger. it swelled to the size of a sausage and was very tender to the touch, not to mention unbendable. probably at least another week before its useable again. so it is.

i was able to mix up a bunch of test clay bodies yesterday. just waiting for them to dry and we'll get back to work. the studio could use a good cleaning, maybe i'll do that......

4 comments:

Ron said...

Holy Crap that made me cringe! Take care.
Ron

brandon phillips said...

hehe, me too.

Ron said...

wait till Michael Kline sees this and gives you his account of a similar accident. ouch.

doug fitch said...

When I read this yesterday it sent shivers up my spine and all the hairs on my arm stood on end. I hope you get better soon. Good that you've got lots planned to use the time constructively while you're out of action. Yeuch, that must hurt like Hell!

I enjoyed your previous post by the way.