Just a tip to you turners:
When you have a piece of burl with lots of voids in it spinning on the lathe, don't put your thumb on it to feel how smooth your cut just was. After your thumb gets caught in a hole in the burl, the tool rest acts as a nice chopping block.
I was fortunate in that I only caught the edge of my thumb, and peeled back about a 1" long by 1/2" wide flap of skin, almost to the bone. Got it cleaned up and bandaged enough to finish the piece on the lathe, but I had to add a wrapped paper towel to the Band-Aid to contain the bleeding. If I'm lucky, the skin will be able to stay. Otherwise, I'll have a trench of flesh to grow back.
No pics, because I didn't feel like getting blood on the camera. Pics of the finished piece (worth the pain) in a few days.