Good thread idea Karl. Sorry about your stitches and blood-letting.
I have always endeavored to avoid injury and been quite successful -
no stitches, very little blood. With very small, delicate, and now
arthritic hands that is the goal. When working at the bench with
anything sharp or difficult to control, I resorted to putting a
leather glove on the left, exposed hand. Since I always wear out a
right-hand glove per season in the garden, the left ones were easy to
come by. Now Womenswork company will sell spares, but I’ve plenty of
old ones still. Even a thin leather dress glove will do quite well.
Another option, for guys, would be to check the kitchen/cooking
supply places or catalogs and buy a nice chainmail glove for the off
hand but doubt it would be as comfortable for holding. Meat-cutters
Hope this helps staunch the flow out there.