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#21 disabled modeler

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 09:44 AM

Sorry to hear that Al... I almost cut my right thumb off with one took 8 stitches to close the wound....no fun at all.



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Posted 25 December 2013 - 11:02 AM

No stitches for me "yet", although, mighty close. I was wearing shorts one night & dropped both the handle & blade. It went straight down &  landed straight up in my right thigh, a little over an inch away from what would have been a whole lot more than pain :o.


Edited by forthlin, 25 December 2013 - 11:04 AM.


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Posted 26 December 2013 - 07:27 AM

at least you're not asking for your "two front teeth"...   ;)



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 06:13 PM

The "anti-roll" trick works well. Wish I had been using it before the X-Acto knife, (with brand new blade) rolled off the table between my thighs. My cat like reflexes insured I caught it in my left thigh six inches above the knee, buried just past the knurled part of the chuck. Wife thought it was rather humorous as did the entire ER staff.

So, I must have figured that one needed topped. While using one of those saw blades on my Dremel hand piece running at slightly over 60 bazillion RPM's it sorta kicked back into my left ring finger tip. Making a rather clean slit up through the fingernail and stopping almost to the joint, nice white glisteney bone right out there to see. Wife's first question was, "did you hit your wedding ring?".... Then that irritated laughter over another late night trip to the ER. Same (female) Doctor, who remembered me from my knifing incident. Doctor told, me she couldn't stitch it up so she superglued everything back together, that everything should heal up ok, it did. She even gave me two extra superglue kits, telling me she thought that I'd need them in the future! (Haven't used them yet!)

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 05:19 AM

I haven't had a major hobby injury (yet!) but all this reminds me of the time I went up the carpeted stairs in my old house, barefoot. I felt a sharp pain and looked at the bottom of my foot.  There I saw a pierced ear earing with the full post embedded in my heel!  The worse part? Having to pull it out!

 

All three of the females in the house caught hell for leaving earings on the stairs. And of course none of them admitted the offending one was theirs!



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 06:55 AM

Al, sorry to hear about your Christmas tragedy. We've all got plenty of battle scars from self-inflicted X-Acto wounds, but I sure never got one THERE! Be prepared to take some good-natured ribbing from the JSMCC guys next month. Oh yeah, and my best wishes for a prosperous and productive 2014 go out to you and the missus.



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:41 PM

today i was cleaning my tiny window garden and have done a dumb motion which resulted in me getting about 15 cactus needles into my index finger and i got all but one out which i will get removed in a medical office because its so deep stuck and is swelling my finger.... I do not hate cactus after that though they still flower nicely.



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 07:02 AM

After reading threads like this a few years ago, I decided to put a simple zip tie around the knife handle. It works the same as the tape trick, but it is a little more solid. Either works great, it just depends on what you have lying around.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:12 AM

Hate to hear about your injury.  I had my first hobby injury while I still lived at home.  I was cutting the top off of a Camaro with a Testors hobby knife when it slipped and sliced about a half inch down the skin on the side of my thumb...had a few stiches.  Soon after, my dad purchased me a hobby kit with two different size Xacto handles, a plethera of #11 and other blades, a miter box, and a hobby saw.  Needless to say, I never tried cutting off a top again without a saw.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:43 AM

Al, I trust you have mended well enough to come to our meeting on Saturday?  This is the meeting where we do the NNL East mailing, so be prepared to put address sticker and stamps on a bunch of postcards!

 

And of course, bring your appetite, as usual we will have lots of food!


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 08:29 PM

I saw a worse one today on a customer. He got bit by a park flier prop so bad that he needed 40 stitches between his thumb and pointer finger on his left hand! Be was adjusting linkages on the plane itself while it was powered up with the motor plugged in and something moved hitting the throttle stick, throttling up the motor, causing the prop to strike him 3 times. He said the E.R. doc wasn't sure if he was going to need a specialist, but the blades managed to miss anything important inside his hand..........almost sounded like the Doc was more relieved than this customer was!

I told him about a customer who runs in the Vance and Hines 1200cc spec class that laid his Harley down at over 100mph trying to qualify at Indy this summer. All but destroyed his knee cap and ground the skin on his left had down to the point they could see the tendons working!

They both offered to show the pics, I thanked them for the offers, but declined both.........didn't need to see either!

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 11:06 AM

Joe-    AAARRRRGGGGHHH!   I winced just reading your description!  



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 12:15 PM

Joe-    AAARRRRGGGGHHH!   I winced just reading your description!  


Which one?

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 06:47 AM

Want fun? Try getting an ounce of molten solder splashed on your leg. Did not hurt the jeans I was wearing, but it sure burned. I was jumping around and yelling ouchouchouchouchouchouch. How did this happen? I was using what is called a tinning pot. Kind of a bucket with a heater element around it. I was dipping the tip of some brass rods into it when I dipped a dirty one and it popped and sizzled and caused me to back up and hit the table and then the stuff flew out and nailed me on the leg.