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#1 Harold

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 03:18 PM

Today I was adapting a set of Pegasus wheels and XS disc brakes to my '71 Torino. Using different sizes of aluminum tubing I was able to do the deed. However, I fumbled my x-acto and it landed in the top of my foot (I try to be barefoot whenever possible). No prob, clean it up and slap a bandaid on it. A while later while trimming the back of one of the discs I sliced my right thumb. No prob again- clean it up and put a bandaid on it. The chassis is now up on its wheels, and with the car mocked up it looks darn good. However, I might be getting woozy from the blood loss.

Edited by Harold, 05 July 2012 - 03:25 PM.


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Posted 05 July 2012 - 03:21 PM

jut think of the harpoons made to kill mody dick
each of the strongest men had to part with a cruze of blood to temper the steel

there has got to be a good name for the torino in there somehwere

#3 Wayne's World

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 03:23 PM

jut think of the harpoons made to kill mody dick
each of the strongest men had to part with a cruze of blood to temper the steel

there has got to be a good name for the torino in there somehwere


Moby Dick????

#4 Brizio

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 03:35 PM

A few months ago I cut my hand a inch... But there was no blood... :) Nice scar now...

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:35 PM

My right great toe, my left leg mid thigh, many fingers and once almost all the way through my left hand except the blade tip was broken off so it just tented the skin on the top!
They should put warning labels on those suckers!!! :lol:

#6 Rob Z

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:49 PM

Well, it's like I tell my guys at work, if ya ain't bleedin' ya ain't workin' hard enough... :D

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:59 PM

The other day I broke a personal knife handling rule of my own and put the knife point up sticking out of the box because I couldn't see what was on the bottom of the box and I didn't want to damage the glass or decals. Before long I reached across the box and got a good poke in the heel of my hand and then promptly turned the knife the correct way.

#8 Wayne Buck

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 05:33 PM

Yep, definitely hate when those things happen! I've had a few come off the desk and come real close, but thankfully never hit my foot.

Reminds me of my friend, Jack (a carpenter). He was opening up a window frame with a sawzall, and pulled the saw back a bit too far... It hit the wall, shot straight down and PINNED his foot to the plywood floor! Went "dead center" through his foot. YEE-OWCH!

I HAD to take this picture, because I cut my thumb so bad one time, I was literally losing this amount of blood every 5-6 seconds:

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...Of course this was taken after I cleaned the wound and wrapped it up pretty tight!

Those x-acto blades are NO JOKE. Gotta be super-duper careful... and then some!!

I have gotten a lot better recently though (as far as accidents go). I seriously treat those blades as if I'm working with a table saw, band saw, etc... PLEASE, BE CAREFUL GUYS & GALS!!!

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:07 PM

Yeah I've always joked that giving a project a little blood is good luck. I laid the pad of my thumb open with a new hobby blade, from stem to stern back when was 19. An astonishing amount of blood on that one. Aside from that no major mishaps.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:21 PM

jut think of the harpoons made to kill mody dick
each of the strongest men had to part with a cruze of blood to temper the steel

there has got to be a good name for the torino in there somehwere

Then I would call it the Cruzerino! :D Okay...maybe not. :blink:

Edited by MAGNUM4342, 05 July 2012 - 07:21 PM.


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Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:30 PM

Harold-

Let me guess...... painting it red, are ya?
Let me tell you what's worse. Getting a drop of Super Glue in your lap. Even through jeans that stuff burns "sensitive" skin. OUCH!!

Later-

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 08:00 PM

Until you walk away from the bench to cut something elsewhere! :lol: :lol: Then it's a bloodbath all over again! :D

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 08:59 PM

I would comment, but I know if I do, I will cut myself the next time I use the #11

I keep a dull, tip broke off blade in mine, unless I need a sharp one for something, not as much blood loss :lol:

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 09:22 PM

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What the... :blink: Dude, I hope you took a few drops of the blood and mixed it in the paint for the car :D

BTW: Joey Jordison (drummer of Slipknot) once had a series of drumsticks painted in black, but there was a trick to it - the paint cointained a smal percentage of his own blood. I can imagine catching a stick after the concert... That would be some great "wall of fame" stuff to put up... :D

Anyohw: Yeah, I've cut myself quite a few times by now. But the worst thing that happened to me during modelling was the following:
I was about to strip paint from a die-cast model (I'm just nuts about modifying die-casts... :D ) and I wanted to use Lavacol - a product that 1:1 car painters use to strip paint off cars. The can had a label on it saying something like:"Warning, can under pressure, beware of blast while opening!". I "bewared" LOL... Stood low, covered most of the dangerous area wth my left hand, turned my head semi-sideways and as I popped the can, the pressure released and blew a few tiny drops throughout my garage... Yup, you've guessed it - one drop landed just under my left eye, one just above my upper lip and a few all over my arms and hands... Son of a... It burned like fire, let me tell you... I'm just too happy about the fact that that one drop just missed my eye...

BE CAREFUL!!!

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:05 AM

I have had laquer thinner in my eye before- burned like ****.

#16 Tony T

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 05:03 AM

Make sure your tetanus shots are up to date.

#17 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 05:15 AM

Blood in the paint, that reminds me of the first couple of Kiss Comic Books way back. They did that, put their blood in the paint. ;) :D

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:25 AM

I just keep a NEW tube of super glue handy! ;)

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:27 AM

Not so much models, but 1;1 57 Chevy hood latches hurt like heck ! Got stiches from that one !

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:40 PM

Dropped my X-Acto in my lap one night. Toooooooooooo darn close for comfort!!!!!!!!!!! Now I wear a shop apron.