[NAFEX] soaking scions

rob hamilton lostman_amiga at yahoo.com
Fri May 6 16:02:24 EDT 2005


I have been thinking I need to get some Kevlar gloves
or finger tip protectors that the wood carvers use. 

Rob

--- Jwlehman at aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 5/5/2005 9:05:56 PM US Eastern
> Standard Time, 
> doudone at netusa1.net writes:
> 
> > 
> > after doing some topworking this afternoon,  I am
> reminded of my strategy - 
> > I keep the scions soaked up in my blood...
> 
> True, which makes it funny. Until a beginning
> grafter finally learns not to 
> draw the knife towards any part of ones body,
> especially the thumb, place a 
> band aid on the thumb before starting to work.
> Prevents minor cuts. 
> 
> On large scion material, draw the scion through the
> knife, not the knife 
> through the scion. Takes practice. 
> 
> Also carry band aids in the grafting tool box. 
> 
> Jerry
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