Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-24-2012, 10:18 AM   #1
roccaas
Senior Member
 
roccaas's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Savannah, GA
Posts: 1,253
Default Winter time and those painful cracks in the corners of the chapped thumbs

We've discussed this subject every Winter (to the extent of Supergluing the crack closed in order to get on with the Winters's maintainence projects).

I can now recommend "O'Keefe's Working Hands" that I've found here on my Montana trip. Not greasy, closed up a painful little cut in the corner of the thumb--I have great hopes going forward....
__________________
20 years ago we had Johnny Cash, Steve Jobs, and Bob Hope. Now we have no Cash, no Jobs, and no Hope...please don't let Kevin Bacon die!
roccaas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 11:02 AM   #2
mot
Senior Member
 
mot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 935
Default Re: Winter time and those painful cracks in the corners of the chapped thumbs

get a prescription for Nystatin ointment
it will start healing overnight
cornhusker lotion is great, as is goldbond healing lotion
mot is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 11-24-2012, 11:05 AM   #3
FL&WVMIKE
Senior Member
 
FL&WVMIKE's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Daytona Beach, Fl & Spencer, W. Va,
Posts: 3,860
Default Re: Winter time and those painful cracks in the corners of the chapped thumbs

I moved to Florida. That fixed mine !
I had a place on my thumb that split every year, for years.
Much better, now !
MIKE
FL&WVMIKE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 11:25 AM   #4
BILL WILLIAMSON
Senior Member
 
BILL WILLIAMSON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: FRESNO, CA
Posts: 5,341
Default Re: Winter time and those painful cracks in the corners of the chapped thumbs

Chief had a HORRIBLE problem with cracking knuckles while working on tractors, etc. Used cheap soft brown cotton gloves, rubbed Vaseline on his hands, slept in the gloves, never washed the gloves. Hand cotton pickers always used Glycerine to re-plenish skin oils SUCKED out by the cotton. Bill W.
__________________
"THE ASSISTANT GURU OF STUFF"
BILL WILLIAMSON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 11:37 AM   #5
Stan/MO.
Senior Member
 
Stan/MO.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Hannibal, Mo.
Posts: 124
Default Re: Winter time and those painful cracks in the corners of the chapped thumbs

Tight shoes aint no picnic!!
Stan/MO. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 11:55 AM   #6
BILL WILLIAMSON
Senior Member
 
BILL WILLIAMSON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: FRESNO, CA
Posts: 5,341
Default Re: Winter time and those painful cracks in the corners of the chapped thumbs

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stan/MO. View Post
Tight shoes aint no picnic!!
Stan,
I SUFFERED that misery for years 'til I realized they made BIGGER sizes! AHHHH! Bill W.
__________________
"THE ASSISTANT GURU OF STUFF"
BILL WILLIAMSON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 12:08 PM   #7
Rowdy
Senior Member
 
Rowdy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Gothenburg Nebraska Just off I-80
Posts: 3,652
Default Re: Winter time and those painful cracks in the corners of the chapped thumbs

After chemo five years ago cold is painful in ways I never imagined possible. Below 30 degrees my hands hurt so bad I can not even hang onto a wrench without gloves and my feet and lower legs are near numb all winter. Rod
__________________
Looking for rear door and floor wood to use as patterns for a 1929 130-A Deluxe Delivery...
Rowdy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 12:08 PM   #8
Afordman31
Senior Member
 
Afordman31's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 238
Default Re: Winter time and those painful cracks in the corners of the chapped thumbs

Chapstick
Afordman31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 12:08 PM   #9
Y-Blockhead
Senior Member
 
Y-Blockhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
Posts: 708
Default Re: Winter time and those painful cracks in the corners of the chapped thumbs

I use 'Udderly Smooth' udder cream. Works pretty good at keeping skin soft so it doesn't crack. Works good on teets too.

Lately tho I've been using Carmex healing cream
__________________
Y-Blockhead

_________________________________
And once again that is just my 1 worth.

Last edited by Y-Blockhead; 11-24-2012 at 02:55 PM.
Y-Blockhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 12:22 PM   #10
TerryH
Senior Member
 
TerryH's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Fountain Valley, Calif.
Posts: 354
Default Re: Winter time and those painful cracks in the corners of the chapped thumbs

I've also used Cornhuskers Lotion for years....works great on dry, roughed up skin.......
TerryH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 12:42 PM   #11
Afordman31
Senior Member
 
Afordman31's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 238
Default Re: Winter time and those painful cracks in the corners of the chapped thumbs

Quote:
Originally Posted by roccaas View Post
We've discussed this subject every Winter (to the extent of Supergluing the crack closed in order to get on with the Winters's maintenance projects).

I can now recommend "O'Keefe's Working Hands" that I've found here on my Montana trip. Not greasy, closed up a painful little cut in the corner of the thumb--I have great hopes going forward....
I looked this product up after reading your post. Lowe's carries it for you folks who want to buy it locally if Lowe' is in your area. Here is the link,

http://www.lowes.com/pd_247105-18562...2#BVRRWidgetID

Also HomeDepot:

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051


Read the reviews, you probably will buy some, I am sure that I will. Thanks. Afordman31

Last edited by Afordman31; 11-24-2012 at 12:56 PM. Reason: Add another link
Afordman31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 12:47 PM   #12
Roadster62
Senior Member
 
Roadster62's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ridgefield, Ct
Posts: 2,874
Default Re: Winter time and those painful cracks in the corners of the chapped thumbs

Bag Balm!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.bagbalm.com/
__________________
They don't have to run to be enjoyed. I'm here to enjoy the hobby, and enjoy the cars no matter what they look like. Most of the worlds problems are electrical.
Roadster62 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 01:10 PM   #13
modela@aol.com
Senior Member
 
modela@aol.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 433
Default Re: Winter time and those painful cracks in the corners of the chapped thumbs

http://www.nocrack.com/

Hands are sometimes known to be leathery, right? Here is another product for your consideration.

I have a friend that was in the leather industry and he always said to care for leather properly you should use Lanolin. Do not use anything with glycerin, saddle soap, or silicone as it will actually help to seal the exterior but then the inside will dry from the inside out. The Lanolin will be absorbed totally into the leather and a little amount seems to go a long way. It works for sheep..... We found this No Crack Cream being sold at the Illinois Machine Shed restaurant one time and it is made up with mostly Lanolin. My wife is a great believer in this No CracK Cream product now as being much better then any other hand creams out there. But she probably hasn't actually tried them all out before so it is just an opinion.

I found out as well that this same No Crack Cream is actually great on leather furniture to heal the scratches and cracks of normal wear and tear. It leaves the leather better looking and feeling then the leather conditioning stuff sold at the stores just for leather. Try it out first on an inconspicuous spot as it darkens the leather color slightly as the leather get re-hydrated. Works great on our dark brown leather furniture.

To get back to being Model A related. I haven't tried it out on my car top or tires yet...
modela@aol.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 02:50 PM   #14
MikeK
Senior Member
 
MikeK's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Windy City
Posts: 2,027
Default Re: Winter time and those painful cracks in the corners of the chapped thumbs

Years ago when I actually had a job several guys complained about the parts washer. After some discussion, they tried a 55 gallon drum of super Agitene with lanolin. The lanolin sure was nice. Not for the parts, they came out slimy. Try some lotion with lanolin, but keep it out of the parts washer.
__________________
Mechanical engineering 101: If you put an adjustment knob, screw, bolt, or tolerance specs on something, some people will immediately fiddle with it. If you mark it DO NOT TOUCH everyone will mess with it.
MikeK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 03:36 PM   #15
raceron1120
Senior Member
 
raceron1120's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Howell Michigan
Posts: 1,580
Default Re: Winter time and those painful cracks in the corners of the chapped thumbs

Yup, I've used Cornhuskers Lotion for years, it's not as greasy as some others. But Bag Balm has also been a favorite; my mom said I used to call it "bump salve" when I was little cuz she'd put it on anything from a skeeter bite to a goose-egg on the noggin. re: cold hands? I have same problem anymore. Anything near or below freezing & they ache and throb, not good when I love ice fishing. . .
__________________
I'm not young enough to know it all
raceron1120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 04:38 PM   #16
turnpikecrusier
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Roswell NM
Posts: 76
Default Re: Winter time and those painful cracks in the corners of the chapped thumbs

I use bag balm then I put liquid bandaid over it, that helps it stay on over night
turnpikecrusier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 01:30 AM   #17
Stan/MO.
Senior Member
 
Stan/MO.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Hannibal, Mo.
Posts: 124
Default Re: Winter time and those painful cracks in the corners of the chapped thumbs

Quote:
Originally Posted by BILL WILLIAMSON View Post
Stan,
I SUFFERED that misery for years 'til I realized they made BIGGER sizes! AHHHH! Bill W.
Bill,
I'm glad you were the one to respond to my post...you're my hero on this forum. You have the ideal outlook on life. I enjoy all your funny comments.
My motto is.....LIFE'S A GAMBLE....LET EM' ROLL

Stan/Mo.
Stan/MO. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 09:16 AM   #18
Cool Hand Lurker
Senior Member
 
Cool Hand Lurker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: So Minn
Posts: 629
Default Re: Winter time and those painful cracks in the corners of the chapped thumbs

I used cooking oil for years but this is the best I have found, recommended by my doctor. It is Lac Hydrin Five but it is tough to find:
Attached Images
File Type: jpeg 21YwTIzD+bL__SL500_AA300_.jpeg (6.7 KB, 9 views)
Cool Hand Lurker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 09:38 AM   #19
ora masters
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 447
Default Re: Winter time and those painful cracks in the corners of the chapped thumbs

Quote:
Originally Posted by roccaas View Post
We've discussed this subject every Winter (to the extent of Supergluing the crack closed in order to get on with the Winters's maintainence projects).

I can now recommend "O'Keefe's Working Hands" that I've found here on my Montana trip. Not greasy, closed up a painful little cut in the corner of the thumb--I have great hopes going forward....
ten four it works
ora masters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 10:40 AM   #20
Garage Dog
Member
 
Garage Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 50
Default Re: Winter time and those painful cracks in the corners of the chapped thumbs

ThanKs I am going to try some of these
Garage Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:05 PM.