My left thumb has been paining me for a couple months so I decided
to go see the Doc yesterday. He poked and prodded and said he usually
sees this condition in Dentists. The odd angles they hold tools while
working in your mouth usually makes them retire early from hand
problems. It’s from me bearing into the wheel when I’m roughing out
He wrapped it up and told me to rest it. My son happened to be with
me and said, “Yeah right. You don’t know my dad.” So he advised me to
keep on a double dose of Alieve and get a brace that holds my thumb
in a neutral position. And take numerous breaks or get my apprentice
(my son) to do the cutting for me. I told him I could try using dop
sticks but wasn’t guaranteeing anything.
No time to rest it now. I’ve got to get at least 2000 cabs done for
the Denver show.
Silversmith and Lapidary Artisan
Rocky Mountain Wonders
Colorado Springs, Colorado