Model Boat Mayhem

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Title: Another lesson learned
Post by: rob on August 24, 2014, 02:23:56 PM
If we don't make mistakes we don't learn we are told, but how many times do we have to make the same mistake to learn the lesson ?


Stanley knife blades, wonderful tools but I've just learned again that they are sharp  and in the hands of a fool damn dangerous.


Be careful with them gentlemen, especially if the medical pros have put you on blood thinning drugs !
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: cuppa on August 24, 2014, 02:37:56 PM
Hey Rob


I hope the result of your run in with a stanley knife was not too painful or damaging.


All the best


Jon
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: Neil on August 24, 2014, 03:18:58 PM
I was 22 years a woodwork teacher..............and still I draw blood every model I make{-) {-)

just one of those things.....................it's when you draw blood  so badly that you have to go to A & E to be stitched up, trying to cut a black pudding in half that you have to worry, lol....

been there done that.....got the scar %% %% %% %%
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: radiojoe on August 24, 2014, 03:26:55 PM
It's like when you slice a finger with a craft knife and a split second later, with said finger in mouth, think I knew I was going to do that, %%
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: rob on August 24, 2014, 03:36:06 PM
Yes Jon, it does hurt. It was the result of scraping the blade along the inside of a plasticard capping rail to smooth it.
And yes radiojoe, I'd just thought to myself ' carefully you idiot, that slips and it will cut that spare finger'
We live and ( sometimes) learn.


Think positive . . . . . . . At least I've stopped the bleeding now.
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: grendel on August 24, 2014, 04:25:24 PM
Ah - ow - at least it was a spare finger. been there done that, dropped a scalpel once, it just brushed my leg on the way down. picked it up and it was 20 minutes later that I noticed my sock was soaked with blood.
Grendel
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: Nordlys on August 24, 2014, 04:42:13 PM
I have been learning the same lesson too many times!
Holding the steel rule on the line and cutting with a Stanley knife.
The lesson is to keep my thumb and fingers behind the knife at all times - the knife
always slips at some point and I've been cut badly many times- just couldn't keep concentrating
for long enough.
No more!
N..
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: rob on August 24, 2014, 04:49:14 PM
It is truly heartwarming to know I'm not the only one {-)


But I'm the only one dripping claret here <:(
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: sparkey on August 24, 2014, 04:50:52 PM
 %) Funny how when you drop a Stanley knife it always lands blade first,well I did that only my foot was in the way spent untold hours in A&E being stitched up,still have not,learned my lesson last time it was the vice off the bench drill ouch!,Ray. :o :o   
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: Robert Davies on August 24, 2014, 04:55:04 PM
….dropped a scalpel once, it just brushed my leg on the way down. picked it up and it was 20 minutes later that I noticed my sock was soaked with blood.

Oh yes! Definitely done that! Trouble is, I have neuropathy, one of the symptoms being the lack of feeling in the extremities - it was  quite a while until I realised the scalpel was missing… A while longer to connect that to the squelchy feeling in my shoe.

My wife keeps prodigious amounts of patching up supplies 'in stock' plasters, steripads, micropore tape…

Though I can confirm the truism that you only cut yourself with a blunt blade.
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: NFMike on August 24, 2014, 11:03:22 PM
I do find I'm getting clumsier, presumably with age. I'll go to do something and miss, or pick something up and fumble it - nothing dreadful (so far) but it happens much more often than say 10 years ago. I can even turn round and smack my face on a door-frame - never used to be able to do that.

So I try not to multi-task. Eg if I'm getting a mug out of the cupboard I try to get it out, put it down (not necessarily let go of it), close the door, lift the mug, turn round, etc. A bit like a robot.

Same with sharps on the bench. I try to actually think about each action and keep them separate. Try to be fluid or impressive ... uh, oh! It's only me in there, so no point in trying to impress anyone else with my lack of swordsmanship.
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: chas on August 25, 2014, 12:26:02 AM
Lesson 12a. Never lift your hand to remove your glasses with the knife in your hand. Eyes escaped, but my wife was rather faint when she saw the knife hanging from my forehead.
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: grendel on August 25, 2014, 08:27:19 AM
lesson 12b, never lightly run your hand along a piece of rough sawn timber, I had to go to the doctors surgery to get the 6" splinter out of the palm of my hand, it had gone in 1 1/2" into that fleshy part by the thumb.
Grendel
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: chas on August 25, 2014, 09:00:05 AM
Lesson 13a. Never use a soldering iron whilst wearing shorts.  Ow ow ow.
 ( glad I'm not a natureist!)
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: GAZOU on August 25, 2014, 09:03:10 AM
Quote
Never lift your hand to remove your glasses with the knife in your hand

Never go to urinate either
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: roycv on August 25, 2014, 09:05:48 AM
Hi lesson 13b is never make a grab for a soldering iron that has slipped through your fingers.
Roy
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: Z750Jay on August 25, 2014, 10:08:08 AM
Sometimes nothing seems to go right until you have made a blood sacrifice to the god of tools
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: sparkey on August 25, 2014, 10:15:20 AM
 :-)) It seems a lot of you guys spend a lot time in the temple of the tool gods, as the weather is bad I am biting the bullet and decided to tidy and clean out the workshop, I put some boots on with steel toe caps,learned my lesson there got goggles and hard hat at the ready,what could go wrong,Ray. :-)) 
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: inertia on August 25, 2014, 10:55:14 AM
:-)) what could go wrong,Ray. :-))

You slip and accidentally break a live power socket with a steel toecap; the electric shock throws you backwards and the back of your head hits a bench, which tips the hard-hat sharply forward, smashing your goggles and breaking your nose. Ta-dah!
DM
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: U-33 on August 25, 2014, 11:06:20 AM
Slightly off track, but I learned the hard way not to forget to wash your hands after using Deep Heat cream on my knees, then going to the loo for a pee. That made my eyes water for an hour or more.... <:(


Rich
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: sparkey on August 25, 2014, 11:12:59 AM
 >:-o Been there as well mate,wife had a frozen shoulder so I rubbed cream on said area before we went to sleep, forgot all about it till the call of nature woke me up worst bit was the wife didn't stop laughing till 4 AM! funny we all do the same silly things must be something to do with age Ray. >:-o   
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: U-33 on August 25, 2014, 11:29:27 AM
My ''gentleman's area'' has had some hammer recently...


Whilst out on the back lawns flying my Chinook, something caught my eye and I lost concentration for a millisecond...before I had time to react, the heli had changed direction and flew backwards, straight into the above mentioned ''gentleman's area''.


All those blades revolving at gawd knows how many revs per minute nearly made a woman out of me...   <:(


Rich
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: Perkasaman2 on August 25, 2014, 12:03:19 PM
Some mornings its just  not safe to get out of bed. That sense of foreboding, this thread should be locked immediately............... :o
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: U-33 on August 25, 2014, 12:12:30 PM
Knowing my luck recently, if I did stay in bed, I'd probably fall out...   :embarrassed:


Rich
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: NFMike on August 25, 2014, 12:24:08 PM
Knowing my luck recently, if I did stay in bed, I'd probably fall out...   :embarrassed:


Rich
Heck. With the number of people who die in bed it has to be about THE most dangerous place to hang around ...
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: sparkey on August 25, 2014, 12:31:17 PM
 >:-o An old mate of mine died in the Loo at work, try not spend too much time in there as well, better to be an insomniac with constipation thus avoiding the two most popular places to die,Ray. :(( 
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: U-33 on August 25, 2014, 12:33:26 PM
What a way to go...the mind doth boggle at the thought.


Rich
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: grendel on August 25, 2014, 01:09:40 PM
:-)) It seems a lot of you guys spend a lot time in the temple of the tool gods, as the weather is bad I am biting the bullet and decided to tidy and clean out the workshop, I put some boots on with steel toe caps,learned my lesson there got goggles and hard hat at the ready,what could go wrong,Ray. :-)) 
Gloves - you forgot the gloves...
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: sparkey on August 25, 2014, 01:48:49 PM
 :(( I would tell about the gloves but that is another story ......... :((
Title: Re: Another lesson learned
Post by: Mad Scientist on August 25, 2014, 11:17:36 PM
An old shipmate - who had the good sense to marry a nurse - did woodworking in his spare time. I can't say if he put his HEART and SOUL into his projects, but I know for a fact that most of his projects involved a BLOOD SACRIFICE.

Tom