Finger Splint / Finger Protector

by carbonbased, published

Finger Splint / Finger Protector by carbonbased Jan 15, 2013

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I very sensibly tried to cut my fingertip off with a pair of tin snips the other day. I damn near did it too, with just about 20% left attached. Since I was also sensible enough not to seek medical attention nor get any stitches, I designed and printed this finger splint to prevent any further trauma while things are healing.

It is sized for my middle finger, and I do have little girly-man hands, so you may have to scale things up or down to suit your needs. I actually hope that no one needs this thing, but I'll be glad if it does help someone who does.


Print it solid with no support. Slide on finger. Tape in place. Seek medical attention if anything turns purple, green, or oozes.

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Great thank you !

Scaled it down to 85% for my little finger, but I break it after fews hours, the shell isn't thick enough at this scale.

Very comfortable!

Glad it (sort of) worked for you. You can try putting a layer of tape around it to give it some more strength.

Great thing! I think I will print one as I just made one of http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:72022http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... ;-)

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by DanLuc

UPDATE - My finger is all healed, and this thing helped tremendously in preventing additional trauma to my finger tip.

Seek medical help also if it smells bad. Otherwise, a nice idea. Someone could manufacture splints for any severe cut or bone fracture.