The Tip of Finger Making Custom Made Potato Chips

The Tip of Finger Making Custom Made Potato Chips

Last week I cut tiny purple potatoes with my new Mandolin (which got me very excited – cutting things is fun, especially when it’s not your own finger) and I got a little overzealous with the cutting action… in the end, I cut off a large piece of my middle finger. Like in gone. No Skin Flaps. Just gone!

I have created a homemade potato chip recipe that I will always totally share, so stay tuned… i mean, I bled for this recipe, so I’d better put it out in the world, wouldn’t I?!

Of course, it’s funny that it was the middle finger, because now I can (very festive) show people exactly how I feel when they upset me. 🙂 But it’s also a little crazy for me that it happened with a common kitchen item.

I mean, really?! I always knew that I would end up getting wounds at work. CORN…

I always thought he would use one of my power tools. In fact, almost every time I use my saw (as for this project), I half jokingly ask Amelia if she remembers where the nearest hospital is, just in matter.

But instead, I have trouble putting my contacts on every morning because of a damn fruit and vegetable cutter! Not exactly the cool (ish) ‘Debate story’ I wanted to tell here today.

In all sincerity, the reason I’m telling you all this is not just for laughs. Although laughter at my expense is more than welcome. I didn’t cut my whole finger off, so I can still see the humor in it. But the real reason I wanted to share this story is just a brief reminder to always be careful when working on projects – especially on projects of a sharp type.

I think we all get used to doing things that are not the safest because it’s the easiest or fastest way. Especially Bloggers! Standing on the tippy top level of the ladder (the one who says “this is not a step”) to get a shot, do not wear these oh-so cool protective glasses while using a sawdust oscillating power tool, cutting vegetables without using the protective hand tool that comes with the Mandolin, because it is faster, not too much, etc, etc. Consider this my call to remind you to do things safely from now on, not necessarily in the “simpler” or faster way.

All right?

Now that I’ve shared my embarrassing story, it’s your turn…

Do you have your own Crafting gone wrong stories to share?! I would really like here ’em, if so. Let me know in the comments below.


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