His mother Edna, 84, said: "Stuart had a very nasty accident with a saw but he is recovering now.
"He suffered tissue damage and had surgery to stitch him up which, I understand, was successful.
"I have spoken to him and he is quite embarrassed about the whole incident. I was in Somerset when it happened and got a call from the hospital.
"Hopefully he will be home next week and be able to get back to work which he loves.
"Stuart is a carpenter and uses sharp and sometimes dangerous tools.
"This was an unfortunate accident but these things happen all the time to people in his profession."