7/29/13 the baking soda TOTALLY worked! The deep splinter actually worked its way out completely on its own over the course of a few hours. I pulled off the bandaid and the splinter was sitting on my skin a bit away from the hole. http://thesecretyumiverse.wonderhowto.com/how-to/9-diy-ways-painlessly-remove-splinters-from-your-skin-0139135/
So long, tweezers! To remove splinters, combine baking soda with a touch of water and spread over the wound. Cover it with a bandage, and an hour later you'll be able to push the splinter out with ease.