Solutions for splinters
Splinters are a hazard of our woodworking hobby. Last week I was shuffling through some rough boards, looking for “the one,” which of course was at the bottom of the stack. I wasn’t wearing gloves and was working quickly when one edge of a board lanced me with a long wooden spike (OK, it wasn’t that big, but it sure did hurt).
The splinter was easy to remove by gripping the exposed end with my fingernails and ripping it out. But I’ve always had trouble getting out the little guys. Sometimes, if they’re available (and clean) I use tweezers; sometimes I just pick, pick, pick with my nail until it comes loose, then I pull it out with my fingers or my teeth (yes, it’s gross!).
Can anyone offer some better methods, or at least more sanitary methods, of removing wood splinters? Help a brother out before the next splinter bites.