Originally Posted by Rocklobster
Don't you hate that split second when you realize that you have cut yourself badly and you don't want to look? At first there really is no pain at all, until the throbbing starts after a while...
In the woodshop incident, I just felt a tiny buzz on my finger and didn't notice until blood was all over my project. This was the first class offered to girls and the shop teacher was really mad, yelling about this is what happens when you let girls in the shop...he was discounting the year before when one of the boys lost a finger in the lathe.
But, yeah, I have noticed the complete lack of pain for the first 30 seconds or so. I lost it the second time in a lettuce cutter, round disc attachment, covered with three vertical blades and one horizontal. Made salad fast, but I had to throw out my morning's work that day...hard to wash blood off of cut lettuce. The third time I was learning how to trim steaks, the knife was so sharp I didn't notice until the dishwasher pointed it out.