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#1 Porscheman

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 02:38 PM

About 2 hours ago I was working on my new Shelby convertilbe, when I dropped my hobby knife. I thought for sure it fell on the floor. I got my flash light out to look under the chair to find it, but it wasn't there. So I sat down to try to think where it went, it was at that moment I realized where it was :blink: I sat on it, 4 stitches later and a lot of people laughing at the hospital.

Just thought you need a little humor at my expense, I know my wife is still laughing.

Merry Christmas,

Al



#2 cobraman

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 02:53 PM

4 stiches for Christmas ?  That doesn't sound like a whole lot of fun but it could have been worse if you know what I mean. : )  Thanks for the laugh.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 03:11 PM

Ouch! Not too funny I should say. Those cuts hurt like crazy.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 03:35 PM

I have to agree with Lee, not funny. If your like me you don't have good feeling. I have cut myself and then looked for where the blood was coming from. Sorry to hear that Al...



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 03:45 PM

Ouch!!! I don't think that you'll be doin' that again.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 03:47 PM

Sorry to hear of your injury.  Thanks for not sharing pictures of your early present.  I may be wrong, but I think most of us who have been building models for awhile have gotten a scar or two for our efforts. Many of those wounds requiring stitches.



#7 Porscheman

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 03:51 PM

Ouch!!! I don't think that you'll be doin' that again.

You only have to do this one once. Wife is still laughing.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 03:52 PM

Sorry to hear this . I hope you heal fast. 



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 03:59 PM

I guess my wife is right!!! I'm a pain in the @^* :wacko:



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:01 PM

Is good that you are ok.......my wife loves to laugh at my shortcomings too.....I once got picked up by my jaw and thrown like a ragdoll by a pry bar when setting a large diesel engine/trans at work. That story has her in tears ( :lol: ) every time.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:38 PM

I got a pretty deep cut last night. Funny i recut the spot that had almost healed again from the previous cut. Man are those things sharp sharp sharp!!!

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:49 PM

Dropped one in my lap one time. :wacko:  ONLY ONE TIME is all it takes. :blink:  BTW it was close but no injury. :)



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:49 PM

did they let you keep the little tray and tools -

picked up a plastic tray with a some hospital grade scissors, tweezers and a sugical clamp last summer... 

no need for details on how they were obtained...



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:50 PM

I feel your pain....well not really,  my thumb has been hurting for three days where the skin is cracked, somehow it doesn't hurt quite so bad after reading your story. 



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 05:05 PM

did they let you keep the little tray and tools -

picked up a plastic tray with a some hospital grade scissors, tweezers and a sugical clamp last summer... 

no need for details on how they were obtained...

I didn't see the tools, because I was laying on my stomach the whole time and I still am. :(



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:48 PM

Sorry to hear that Al!   I regret to inform you that our club insurance doesn't cover that!

 

But you can sue... eXacto, Revell and the chair manufacturer...

 

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Here's an old draftsman's trick.  We would add these little masking tape wings to our tools to keep them from rolling off the drafting board.  I still do it today with my knives.  Photo is my favorite knife... the cushioned kind!

 

I haven't stabbed myself significantly,  but I do roll my chair over the parts that I dropped!


Edited by Tom Geiger, 23 December 2013 - 06:50 PM.


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 07:30 PM

Dropped one in my lap one time. :wacko:  ONLY ONE TIME is all it takes. :blink:  BTW it was close but no injury. :)


I've come close to that a couple times, but the worst is when I had my Patriot R/C Body Reamer slide out of the cap and land point down on the floor by my right foot. It's a rather heafty toolwith a large, anodized aluminum handle and a pointy and very sharp tip that would have buried itself in my foot of it had been just an inch or so farther to the right.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 08:37 PM

Sorry to hear that Al!   I regret to inform you that our club insurance doesn't cover that!

 

But you can sue... eXacto, Revell and the chair manufacturer...

 

IMG_3116-vi.jpg

 

Here's an old draftsman's trick.  We would add these little masking tape wings to our tools to keep them from rolling off the drafting board.  I still do it today with my knives.  Photo is my favorite knife... the cushioned kind!

 

I haven't stabbed myself significantly,  but I do roll my chair over the parts that I dropped!

You know what..I think I remember my drafting teacher showing us that in high school to contain the pencils.

 

Not a bad idea.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 06:37 AM

 My dearly departed friend Dave Dickash once had his running Dremel drop from his workbench. It came THAT CLOSE to ruining more than his shorts, if you know what I mean!

 

I'm sorry to hear of your mishap Al, but on the upside you reminded me of someone I miss….. great guy, helluva modeler.  :( 



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 08:23 AM

Just sitting here nodding my head....

 

been there done that, got the Neosporine and the Bandaid.

 

Hand injuries only tho ...

 

no tushie .. seat pads ...posterior ...backend ..etc. etc. so far.

 

I hate getting a shot with a needle , I can't imagine a  # 11 blade.

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