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Offline jcbanner

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Re: Wounds While Crafting
« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2008, 05:21:23 PM »
While not as worthy of song as some of the stories here...I can tell you guys that half opening a stainless steel or aluminum ring (for a maille project) and then dropping it on the floor...and stepping on it barefoot later....Yeah, that smarts. The sharp cut end of the ring invariably stands up like a caltrop.


I've had that happen before, I had to literally twist the piece of metal out of my foot, it doesn't sound like much but your right about it hurting

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Re: Wounds While Crafting
« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2008, 09:02:07 PM »
Discovered the hard way that E-6000 glue can cause some nasty skin irritation when used in good sized amounts for a long time - not to mention the migraine-inducing fumes.
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Re: Wounds While Crafting
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2008, 03:00:48 AM »
While not as worthy of song as some of the stories here...I can tell you guys that half opening a stainless steel or aluminum ring (for a maille project) and then dropping it on the floor...and stepping on it barefoot later....Yeah, that smarts. The sharp cut end of the ring invariably stands up like a caltrop.


I've had that happen before, I had to literally twist the piece of metal out of my foot, it doesn't sound like much but your right about it hurting
On a couple of occasions, I've stepped on staples, only to have the prongs bend halfway into my foot, effectively stapling it. One of the more interesting pains I've had in removing foreign objects from my flesh.
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Re: Wounds While Crafting
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2008, 10:16:23 AM »
I got a blister cutting up fat for tallow candles.  :-[

Lesson learned: no one person needs 30lbs of fat for candles. 10lbs is enough.
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Re: Wounds While Crafting
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2008, 03:34:11 PM »
 Lesson 265: to my growing list of hazards do not use a bead rimmer to put holes anything with a flat backside especally if your holding it in your hands(flat back gem broke and i poked my finger that smarted i had a tiny hole in my finger for a day)
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Re: Wounds While Crafting
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2008, 06:53:06 PM »
lots of poked fingers from quilting... Mom used to always tell me to make it bleed so it doesn't get infected and it works. 
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Re: Wounds While Crafting
« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2010, 12:23:48 PM »
Kokipeli are EVIL lol. Regardless of be it a glass etching or carving into an egg anytime I do a Kokipeli design I bleed. Really popular design not sure if folks like it that much or just want to find out how bad I will bleed.
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Re: Wounds While Crafting
« Reply #37 on: October 23, 2010, 02:56:07 PM »
Electrical/heat burns from a shared soldering iron, where somebody left the tip across the cord when it was hot. A nice tingle in the arm, then ouch...

I was learning how to use a soldering iron and i dropped little hit metal balls onto my foot more times than i can count.
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Re: Wounds While Crafting
« Reply #38 on: October 23, 2010, 04:06:11 PM »
Stabbed myself night before last with my jewelers needle nose pliers, right at the base of my thumb, while I was working on a wire-wrapped stone pendant.  The pendant is fine...  ::)   
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Re: Wounds While Crafting
« Reply #39 on: October 24, 2010, 04:52:54 PM »
I was pressing open seams on a garment - press, put down iron, fiddle with seam, press, put down iron, etc.  At one point I reached for the iron without looking and grabbed the wrong side. Owie!
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Re: Wounds While Crafting
« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2010, 05:49:44 PM »
I was cutting some antler beads for my niece yesterday and hacked the knuckle of my middle finger on my left hand...  ::) It was a second's inattention. Saw slipped, finger got in the way, and now I have a row of 6 sawtooth marks on my knuckle!


***EDIT*** And I smashed my thumb with a hammer just moments ago putting up Halloween decorations!!  >:(
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Re: Wounds While Crafting
« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2010, 03:58:35 PM »
I was cutting some antler beads for my niece yesterday and hacked the knuckle of my middle finger on my left hand...  ::) It was a second's inattention. Saw slipped, finger got in the way, and now I have a row of 6 sawtooth marks on my knuckle!


I have done that more times then I care to remember.  I feel your pain on this one

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Re: Wounds While Crafting
« Reply #42 on: October 29, 2010, 08:37:49 AM »
I was cutting some antler beads for my niece yesterday and hacked the knuckle of my middle finger on my left hand...  ::) It was a second's inattention. Saw slipped, finger got in the way, and now I have a row of 6 sawtooth marks on my knuckle!


I have done that more times then I care to remember.  I feel your pain on this one

And later that same day, my nephew hit me on the knuckles with a mallet. I was teaching him to set rivets in leather. And THEN I was hammering brass tacks into my Scottish targe and smashed my thumb!! All in the same day, man!!  8) Yes, I'm just that good...

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Re: Wounds While Crafting
« Reply #43 on: October 29, 2010, 01:12:54 PM »
Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed, does it?

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Re: Wounds While Crafting
« Reply #44 on: October 29, 2010, 05:07:27 PM »
Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed, does it?

That, sir, it does not.

 

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