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Re: What not to do In the work shop when you’re tired ?
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2019, 12:15:17 PM »

Many years ago, middle '60s, I was working on a model with a particularly long and sharp model knife, pre-Swann Morton scalpel days, when the rather thick ply I was working with splintered and the knife shot through the gap and stabbed me in the knee, right up to the hilt of the knife!

I moved the hull out of the way and the knife was still sticking up out of my knee and my mother-in-law, who was sewing on the other side of the room said 'Oh dear, that looks a bit painful dear'! DON'T pull it out!' She was an ex-nurse and knew about such things, thank goodness.  :-))

Then she and my father-in-law took me round to the local surgery and they put a strap round my thigh, took the knife out, sewed me up, 7 stitches as I recall, and bandaged me up. The doc asked what did I think I was doing, stabbing myself in the leg, and I replied that almost no thought was involved in the process...........  :-)

I still have the scar to this day too.
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Re: What not to do In the work shop when you’re tired ?
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2019, 09:34:15 AM »

Did something similar in 82, as an apprentice in a drawing office of a HV switchgear company, I was using a retractable stanley knife to cut electrical tape and that film that is used to create copies of the original, and you scratch the parts out that are being changed and replace on the other side the other version in ink or plastic pencil, anyway it was on the desk with the blade out obviously, my elbow caught it and it slid of the desk and landed in my right leg, bouncing out and falling on the floor, after looking down I noticed the cut in my jeans and calmly collected some electrical tape and headed off to the toilets, whereupon I quickly bandaged the cut up with toilet tissue and the tape and then headed off to the on site medical centre.


A couple of days later whilst visiting the centre again I said - it's feeling lumpy, as I squose the area, a jet of plasma shot out and just missed the nurse who was just about to bend over to look at the wound, luckily the wound only went as deep as the dermas so no blood, i too still have the scar.
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Re: What not to do In the work shop when you’re tired ?
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2019, 10:22:38 AM »

Hi all, it looks like it is not so much the knife blade that does the damage as what goes in with the blade.  Fingers get a bit of a bashing in our hobby and I picked up a useful tip when using proprietary plasters.
 
Frequently the plaster refuses to bend etc around the cut finger. I cut the adhesive part in half along the centre line, up to the medical bit so that you have four ends, these can be angled to fit around the damaged area and they usually stay in place a lot better as well.
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Re: What not to do In the work shop when you’re tired ?
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2019, 12:15:21 PM »

i once did the dropped scalpel thing, it lightly brushed my leg on the way down, but I took no notice. it had been a new blade, but half an hour later when I looked down my leg had a dribble of blood where the blade had brushed, neat cut, 3 days later you could barely see the mark it had healed so well.
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Re: What not to do In the work shop when you’re tired ?
« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2019, 09:35:23 PM »

I received a nice rabone ruler for Christmas and so off to the shed to try it out, measured carefully a piece of timber for my new workbench the cut the new rabone in half specsavers for me.CheersJohn
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Re: What not to do In the work shop when you’re tired ?
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2019, 10:14:13 PM »

I've recently returned to modelling after quite a few years away, so was pleased to discover when I dropped a scalpel this morning that my instinct to move my legs apart rather than try to stop it with them was still in working order!


I still have the scars earned while developing this instinct, though!
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Re: What not to do In the work shop when you’re tired ?
« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2019, 01:35:31 AM »

After a few years working with glass,l learned a bottle of c.a. glue in the first aid kit does wonders...   
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Re: What not to do In the work shop when you’re tired ?
« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2019, 08:28:43 AM »

Never answer the phone if you are Ironing
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Re: What not to do In the work shop when you’re tired ?
« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2019, 11:06:32 AM »

Using the formica topped kitchen table to cut a sheet of wood with a circular saw. Found it hard going. Wife looked underneath and said "you've sawed halfway through the table top." and I thought I'd allowed enough clearance. The table had a beautiful line of plastic wood filling the gap for years and had to make a saw-horse for outside use. No blood was spilled (that time), and my dad always said no model was complete till it had some blood on it.
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Re: What not to do In the work shop when you’re tired ?
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2019, 04:24:59 PM »




  My big worry is "where are all the scalpels disappearing to ? "
     Get a nasty feeling I will find out one day soon.     
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Re: What not to do In the work shop when you’re tired ?
« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2019, 05:32:03 PM »

If only it had been in the workshop.... I have numerous witnesses, including two Abbots! BTW I also have a Stanley Knife scar in my right thigh from about 1964 and two scars on my forearms courtesy of a Veco 19 with Kavan glass-nylon 9 x 4 prop... I guess some of us never learn.
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Re: What not to do In the work shop when you’re tired ?
« Reply #36 on: August 28, 2019, 04:04:28 PM »

surprising what you can do with masking tape. Makes a superb bandage system. nemesis
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Re: What not to do In the work shop when you’re tired ?
« Reply #37 on: August 28, 2019, 08:04:52 PM »

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Re: What not to do In the work shop when you’re tired ?
« Reply #38 on: August 29, 2019, 05:20:18 PM »

When you pick up the wrong colour aerosol from halfords instead of the clear laquer as the cans are all the same colour :embarrassed: %) .
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