You’ve got to have a decent pair of tweezers to extract a splinter, but sometimes it’s tough to see your target with the naked eye. A loupe can make all the difference in trying to locate a splinter. A loupe is a small magnifying glass that can easily fit into a first-aid kit. Loupes typically come in 5x, 8x and 10x powers and cost about $15. Art-supply stores and photography shops are good places to find them.
Gary Goldsberry, Stillwater, OK
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #68