Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tip #9 First Aid Tip

A few days ago I picked a picked up a piece that was still hot. Ouch. I put my hand in the water to quench it- this really helps because it stops the heat right away, otherwise it's like a piece of metal that has to air cool. It keeps on burning, which means more damage to your skin. Usually when you pick up hot metal there's a blister which means a 2nd degree burn, but if you get water on it right away you can avoid that, and, if you're lucky, keep working!

6 comments:

Lora ~ said...

Then if you put real Vanilla Extract on it, it won't blister and won't hurt the next day. I keep some on my bench and in the kit I take to teach. Works a treat!

diane cook said...

Thanks lora for that additional tip. I also use Aloe Vera Squirt Gel (for sunburn). It helps alot!

Elizabeth Scott said...

ha! i'll have to try that, though i think i learned my lesson for a while :)

Kara Mae said...

I've just let my hands turn into giant calluses.
Good crossover potential for playing guitar as well.
I've been enjoying this blog, it gives me something to look at until my classes start up again in sept.

Catherine Chandler said...

wow! Great tips Lora and Diane...thank you! I never would have thought about Vanilla Extract :)

Amanda Conley said...

Oooh...I've never heard that about vanilla extract. I keep a huge aloe plant and use it's leaves often ;) ...too often

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