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#21 rmvw guy

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:18 PM

Probably my worst hurt was when I was a kid and before I learned what a hobby knife was, I used double edge razor blades I snuck out of the medicine cabinet.  I remember trying to cut the doors out on an old AMT '32 Ford 5-window.  I never told my Mom, I cut my hand wide open and probably should have had stitches but, some how kept it hidden  until it healed.  



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:01 PM

My story sounds like Ron's.

As a kid, I didn't have a hobby knife, never heard of an Exacto or whatever.

Was using a razor blade to trim something on a model, slipped, sliced open my thigh (summertime, was wearing shorts, sitting on the floor). Successfully hid the injury from my parents. Should have had stitches. Still have a big scar.

And just to think that my parents thought model building was a nice, safe, indoor activity to keep me out of trouble....

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:31 PM

I make my living with my hands and as such have mangled them more than most would care to know about. BUT that's also why I am particularly careful when I am working on models and have never had any mishaps worse than gluing my fingers together with CA. Well, I did glue my tongue to my bottom lip trying to be a cheapass and blow the excess CA out of a clue tip.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:23 AM

About 10 years ago before I started wearing glasses I was gluing a part & flung super glue into my eye. I had to go to my eye Dr. & He put my head in a vice like thing & scraped it out. No fun & very painful.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:07 PM

Worst pain I ever had at the model bench happened when I dropped a airbrush bottle full of lacquer thinner in my lap. Think I Broke the record in getting my pants off and getting into a shower to wash it off.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:38 AM

my most painful/bleeding was when i was (for some stupid reason) trying to separate a frame from the chassis bottom of a lindberg 61 impala.  i was growing impatient and the #11 blade slipped from the model and cut my left index finger to the bone.  i have minimal feeling to the left finger, but instead of going to the hospital i washed it immediately and did the hydrogen peroxide treatment then superglued it shut.  i still have the scar from that.

 

The other incident involved me accidentally dropping the modelling knife.. it fell about 3 inches and stabbed me in my gut.  i'm a fat guy so when i pulled it out, gravy came pouring out!  nah.. no gravy, just a dabble of blood.  :)

 

as far as the hobby knife rolling off the bench, i've learned to immediately push back and away from the desk and separate my legs so there's a 1% chance i may get stabbed by it.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:48 AM

Two - feminine hygene products are good for more than their intended use, don't be embarrassed to use what you gotta use!!

 

While on vacation in a friends borrowed condo , I broke the glass soap dish in the shower. Cut the top of my foot open, requiring 7 stitches, there were no bandages, thank god for the ladies "supplies" under the bathroom vanity. Not model related, just wanted to confirm that they work very well. :unsure: 

 

Because of varicose veins on my legs, I've had to use some of those a couple of times.  I've had some small blood vessels on the side of my ankle pop open and spray due to dry skin.  Fortunately, my wife had some of those within reach so I taped one on over the wound.  Worked really well, and everything healed up nicely afterwards.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:28 AM

Man, you have me cringing with each posting!  Argh!   So I am posting the following as a public service before someone here gets stabbed in their Bobbit.

 

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I used to work on a drafting board prior to Computer Aided Design. The boards were tilted so things could roll off easily. See the two photos of my eXacto knife here to see how we prevented mechanical pencils and eXactos from rolling off the board.

 

Take a small piece of masking tape and make a 'wing' like in my photos. Now the eXacto doesn't roll at all, especially on a flat surface like a model bench.   

 

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:03 PM

You'll probably have to explain the "Bobbit" reference to some of the younger guys. ;-)

Wonder where Lorena is these days?

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:03 PM

Two - feminine hygene products are good for more than their intended use, don't be embarrassed to use what you gotta use!!

 

 

In addition to being an auto tech, I am also an EMT and have been for about 15 years.  Maxipads and OB tampons are two of the things that I have in my trauma bags that are in all my cars and I have used them both numerous times to control bleeding on trauma patients. OB's are actually what are used in a lot of emergency rooms for bloody noses that aren't bleeding bad enough to cotterize.


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Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:11 AM

Another thing you can use to stop hobby knives from rolling is a simple zip tie.  Just pull it tight around the knife and clip off the excess.



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:00 AM

Around 40 years ago I was using an electricians knife to cut a piece of plastic rod.  When the blade finally made it through the plastic, it continued on into my thumb all the way to the bone.  Being afraid to tell my mom, I wrapped it as tight as I could with toilet paper and black electrical tape.  It finally healed on it's own but to this day, my thumb print doesn't line up where the scar is.  Can't stress the using the right tool for the job and using it correctly!



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:29 AM

CA is still one of my biggest challenges to this very day. Thank God for Acetone! ^_^