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Bill Harsey
05-31-2006, 22:44
Does anyone make these or do you guys use the existing tools in your kit?

The question is for serious slivers, not the ones tweezers can reach.

NousDefionsDoc
05-31-2006, 23:09
Minor surgical kit has everything I ever needed.

Eagle5US
06-01-2006, 08:32
Minor surgical kit has everything I ever needed.
Yep...
A little lido (for the long lost ones), #11 blade, and some mosquito's usually does the trick;)

Eagle

Kyobanim
06-01-2006, 09:12
Bill, you can always use a piece of broken bubble wrap in place of that #11 blade. :)

Bill Harsey
06-01-2006, 09:36
Yep...
A little lido (for the long lost ones), #11 blade, and some mosquito's usually does the trick;)

Eagle
Eagle,
What are mosquito's?


Kyo, will go make some more.

HOLLiS
06-01-2006, 13:19
Does anyone make these or do you guys use the existing tools in your kit?

The question is for serious slivers, not the ones tweezers can reach.

Not sure what a #11 blade is, Scalpel?, What I have found to work very well is a #18 needle (for injections). The tip is cut at a angle is very sharp. It can go under the sliver and remove it.

(I think the #18 is the right size, a little on the big end of needles)

Jack Moroney (RIP)
06-01-2006, 14:19
Does anyone make these or do you guys use the existing tools in your kit?

The question is for serious slivers, not the ones tweezers can reach.

Damn, you been playing with pointy things again unsupervised? How much crap are you catching on the home front for this exercise:D NDD, who of course knows things, described the same set up my medics used to extract a whole load of black palm slivers from my palm. Worked like a charm, but as I recall it took a bit more than a little lido. Maybe that was because it was my junior medic and he was concerned about his EER:D

LibraryLady
06-01-2006, 15:28
Mr Harsey,

Aren't sliver removal kits (aka big knife) issued on your first day of logging? Don't you make them on a regular basis?

:D

LL

Razor
06-01-2006, 17:01
Mr. Harsey's creations are more like appendage removal kits, LL. ;)

NousDefionsDoc
06-01-2006, 19:43
Y'all are being kind of hard on the Blademaster about the bubble wrap thing. I would not be surprised to see some knives coming out of his shop sheathed in pink lace in the future....

Bill,
A mosquito is a small vascular clamp. It can be straight or curved and have teeth or not.

Click here for a pic (http://images.google.com.co/imgres?imgurl=http://www.friends.com.pk/h10.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.friends.com.pk/tools3.html&h=300&w=233&sz=8&tbnid=BY27XdGGnITw0M:&tbnh=111&tbnw=86&hl=en&start=4&prev=/images%3Fq%3DMosquito%2Bclamp%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3D en%26lr%3Dlang_en%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN)

Jack Moroney (RIP)
06-01-2006, 20:41
Looks like the same thing to me. I'm sure I'm wrong and some one will be along shortly to point out why.;)

Not me, my shot record is not up to date and no one pisses off a medico. Bevel up!

Bill Harsey
06-01-2006, 20:44
Y'all are being kind of hard on the Blademaster about the bubble wrap thing. I would not be surprised to see some knives coming out of his shop sheathed in pink lace in the future....

Bill,
A mosquito is a small vascular clamp. It can be straight or curved and have teeth or not.

Click here for a pic (http://images.google.com.co/imgres?imgurl=http://www.friends.com.pk/h10.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.friends.com.pk/tools3.html&h=300&w=233&sz=8&tbnid=BY27XdGGnITw0M:&tbnh=111&tbnw=86&hl=en&start=4&prev=/images%3Fq%3DMosquito%2Bclamp%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3D en%26lr%3Dlang_en%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN)
NDD, Thanks!
I'll locate some up here for the kit.

LL,
small slivers huh? I guess so. I watched my brother once pull a sliver out of a guys foot that had gone thru the bottom of his boot clear out the top with the foot in the middle.
Some bad slivers we had in the woods are the ones on top of big stumps that are the remains of the "hinge" when the tree was felled. These could be from inches to several feet tall and kind of spike shaped. The hazard to loggers was to jump from one stump to another, slip and fall on the "slivers".

Sacamuelas
06-04-2006, 08:15
thread hijack moved.

Bill, you probably have some small mosquito hemostats in your fly tying gear. Then all you would need is the disposable scalpel and something for anesthetic. Course, you only need that for use when working on the wemmin' and kids right.;)

Bill Harsey
06-04-2006, 09:13
thread hijack moved.

Bill, you probably have some small mosquito hemostats in your fly tying gear. Then all you would need is the disposable scalpel and something for anesthetic. Course, you only need that for use when working on the wemmin' and kids right.;)
Yes we interchange the term sliver and splinter. The one I mentioned going thru the guys foot was over an inch in diameter and a couple feet long so that was a big "splinter".

I was wondering if those are the same clamps, I have one pair and that makes the fly tying stores a good "open" source for more.

NousDefionsDoc
06-04-2006, 09:25
The rest of the non-logging world calls the one in the foot a "stake" - often used to kill vampires.

For your splinter kit, you will also need alcohol prep pads to clean the wound before you start working on it, some monkey blood for after, bandaids of various sizes, gauze for dabbing away the blood etc. No sense in letting it get infected.

Don't forget to clean your instruments immediately after use. You will need a brush to get the blood out of the teeth on the instruments and some alcohol. Surgical lube to grease them and keep them from rusting. They won't be sterile, but you need to keep them as clean as possible.

A small magnifying glass can also be handy for us more experienced folks.;)