How to Turn Your Finger Into a Meat Sausage, Complete With Plastic Casing!




Having just macerated my finger into pulp with my Dremel, I swore loudly a couple of times, grabbed a paper towel to staunch the bleeding, then examined the damage. This is the second time I have done this in a week, and in the same spot, nonetheless, only this time a bit worse.

Well, I'm fresh out of bandages since like 12 years, ago, and have been using duct tape and paper towels with great success. Well, darn it, I'm out of duct tape, too. So this is what I did, and as you can see in the picture, my finger is happy.

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Step 1: Step:1 Get a Booboo

Check out the damage, here. This is what a dremel with a router bit will do to your finger in a split second.

Step 2: Now Get Your First Aid Supplies

What you'll need is:
1. a paper towel
2. a ziploc bag
3. an impulse sealer. What?! You don't have an impulse sealer? Well, watch for my upcoming Instructable on how to make your own impulse sealer with an old laptop power supply.

Step 3: Now Prepare the Bandage

First, you'll need to cut a strip of paper towel. This will absorb the bleeding and cushion your sensitive finger from further torment.

Then you will use your impulse sealer to make a plastic sleeve big enough to fit your wounded fingertip. Yes, there's more to this bandage than a pretty smile.

Step 4: Step 4?? How Many Steps Do You Need to Make a Bandage?

Next I sealed off the corners of the "finger-condom" for a snug fit. The blue marker shows you how this is done. Click on pic 2 to see the result.

Step 5: Putting It Together

Wrap the strip of paper towel around your fingertip, then stuff it into the plastic sleeve. If it's loose, wrap some more paper towel until your finger feels nice and numb. Congratulations! You have just turned your finger into a Slim Jim.

You know, since I built my impulse sealer, one of my friends has joked that one day she'll come over, and my entire aparment will be sealed in plastic. I bet she didn't see this coming!

Step 6: Enjoy!

... and now I can rest easy around Simba, again, without fear of an inadvertent claw/salt in the wound.

Step 7: Fini.

The End.

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    11 years ago on Step 1



    11 years ago on Introduction

    I'm tempted to give you a +1 for finding such a sweet kitten...

    el eliel

    11 years ago on Introduction

    and for my next instructable: how to make a hypo-allergenic kitten by encasing it in plastic...just kidding, but i really thought you were going to when i saw the first pic of your fuzzy.

    John Smith

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Cool instructable. Is that your cat? It looks cool...My cat chased me around the house when she was little...and not 17 pounds.

    4 replies
    gamerJohn Smith

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    funny, haha, he could have chosen beter but... -gamer ps. what does "kitten" have to do with this?


    11 years ago on Introduction

    nice cat, cant wait for the upcoming instructable, and nice instructable! -gamer


    11 years ago on Introduction

    hmm, very cool. im partial to the whole duct tape/paper towel approach myself... especially when i have one of my "oh!! bad idea to cut brownies with a pocket knife!" days. yet again... i suppose that is when this idea would come in...


    11 years ago on Introduction

    That's a pretty bad cut you got there, ouch! Nice idea though. And wow, your cat is cute! It's so small! :-)