Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! As suggested in Beverages and Axes thread this is the place to post about axe related injuries with or without pics. The goal is not to gross people out (though it would be fun to) or give good reasons why little Bobby shouldn't keep his Christmas hatchet, but to help prevent people from injuring themselves and teach proper axe safety tips. A few examples I can give are #1 Always be careful when sharpening. You fingers will be dangerously close to a very sharp edge and I have sliced my knuckles a few times when I wasn't paying attention while filing the bit. #2 Be careful when carving or splitting kindling with a hatchet. A friend of mine related to me how he was splitting kindling and it started getting dark so he started hurrying. He ended up chopping his finger off when he missed the piece. Fortunately, it was sewed back on and is as good as new. This leads me to #3 Don't rush. Unless it's a matter of life and death that you finish whatever it is you're working on in 15 seconds you're just liable to injure or maim yourself. As other suggestions come in they will be added to the list though maybe not immediately due to my schedule.