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Author Topic: Lesson learned the hard way  (Read 131 times)

Online Wind D Ranch

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Lesson learned the hard way
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:41:07 PM »
I think I learned my first major lesson while trying to teach myself how to knap.  Leverage is not a substitute for technique.  You sure can get some good leverage with an Ishi stick though!  Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex injury.  6 to 8 weeks of wearing a brace.  If that doesn't work, we may have to think about surgery.  Lesson learned.




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Online outbackbob48

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Re: Lesson learned the hard way
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 11:04:46 AM »
Sure hope that heals up for ya, Can't imagine not knapping for that length of time, I tried a new type hand pad technique and stretched something in elbow but nothing like yours. Hoping ya heal quickly. Bob

Online Wind D Ranch

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Re: Lesson learned the hard way
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2018, 10:14:01 AM »
Thanks for the well wishes, Bob.  I'm sure it will be fine in time.  Meanwhile, I will now have a little more time to work on arrows, stone pipe, hooch-making....etc.  Too many projects for one lifetime!
I hope your elbow heals quickly. 
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