You know how you always read warnings about wearing gloves around machinery? Apparently, I didn't think the warnings applied to me. Tonight I was enlarging a hole on a last-minute gift, and wearing a glove to help hold the piece. I was pretty much done, and as I withdrew the bit from the hole, the piece of wood moved slightly and in a split second the glove, my hand, and my sleeve were caught up in the Forstner bit. The belts on the drill press started slipping, and the bit stopped turning before I could hit the off switch, which was right in front of my face.
My left hand got pretty chewed up. (I'll spare you the pics of the actual wounds, but suffice to say it wasn't a clean cut...just deep.) LOML wanted me to go to the ER, but there really isn't anything left to stitch up. I cleaned and bandaged the hand, and I'll keep a close eye on it. If it starts getting infected, I won't hesitate to go see a doctor.
Here's the glove:
The bandage for now:
I'm feeling pretty stupid right about now. We're getting ready for a 2-day drive starting tomorrow morning. This was not how I'd planned to start my vacation.