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BigA

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Modelling-Related Injuries
« on: February 14, 2011, 10:06:17 am »

I've had a couple in my time:

Superglued fingers together (still do this occasionally :-)
1" long, 1" deep cut in my right thigh, above the knee (Swan-Morton scalpel blade) - 3 internal stitches (agony) and 4 external

And the latest was yesterday - a splash of liquid poly in my left eye - immediately flushed with water and a trip to Eye Casualty - I was lucky! Got a set of safety specs, now.

Can anyone else add to the list?
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gwa84

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Re: Modelling-Related Injuries
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 12:51:10 pm »

severed first section of my left thumb (hacksaw)
4 inch gash to the bone on left wrist (scalpel)
stab wound to the right eye (scalpel)
severed first section of finger next to the little finger (jig saw)

must remember to keep left hand out the way when cutting thins  O0 {-) {-)
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Roadrunner

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Re: Modelling-Related Injuries
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 01:14:07 pm »

Few cuts with the Stanly blade on practically every finger, glues fingers together a few times but thats about it, never been stupid enough to cut fingers off with saws, or get things in my eyes, carelessness is not a word in my dictionary. :-X

Im also sure theres another post in the chit chat section with the same title think this might need merging with that..
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Lord Bungle

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Re: Modelling-Related Injuries
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011, 01:26:08 pm »

just read some of those injuries and all that came into my head was the old saying
"Some people shouldn't be allowed pointy sticks" %) :}
hope the various injuries heal without to much pain
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snowwolflair

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Re: Modelling-Related Injuries
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011, 01:37:35 pm »

If I cut my finger with a scalple, I glue it together with superglue.  Heals very fast with no scar. :-))
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Re: Modelling-Related Injuries
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011, 01:52:05 pm »

Does falling off the Catwalk qualify??

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Re: Modelling-Related Injuries
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2011, 03:35:27 pm »

Seems to me that some of the modellers out there need to go to SPECSAVERS. {-) {-) I can see my wrist, thigh etc. with no problem at all. By the way I've been to Specsavers and I was nearly blind before their help. :-))
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mickyrubble

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Re: Modelling-Related Injuries
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2011, 03:36:46 pm »

The index finger of my right hand had a very brief but meaningful relationship with the nylon prop of a model Florida air boat.Moral of the story:-its rude to point
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Re: Modelling-Related Injuries
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2011, 05:04:25 pm »

Have an Antex soldering iron (bright yellow in colour). Yesterday saw out the corner of my eye that it was starting to slip out of its mounting spring
and made a grab for the handle and managed to catch the soldering tip.  Very hot and dropped very quick.  Temporarily typing with six fingers
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Re: Modelling-Related Injuries
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2011, 05:14:51 pm »

Every injury I've ever had has nearly always been from forcing a blunt blade to do a sharp blade's job. I now make sure I always have lots of brand new Stanley blades and hacksaw blades in stock so there is no excuse.

Though the last one was one of the most painful I've ever had, not through carelessness or blunt blades- trying to centre punch a sphere using an auto punch, I'd done the first light punch with no problem, I turned the spring pressure up and attempted to make the punch deeper, just before it 'clicked' it slipped and buried itself into my left index finger, right on the knuckle. It didn't just hurt because I stabbed myself, but because it is a very oblique angle it didn't part the skin like a blade, it pushed a column of skin the diameter of the punch right down to the knuckle, which then took the best part of an hour to come back out.

Of all the small injuries I've had, and I've had a few- working in the building and marine restoration business they are all too common, but anyone contemplating punching a sphere- BEWARE!

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nemesis

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Re: Modelling-Related Injuries
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2011, 08:21:13 pm »

Hello snowwolflair, Superglue was developed by the USA to hold wounds together in the battlefields of the veitnam war.
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Re: Modelling-Related Injuries
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2011, 11:51:33 am »

Hello snowwolflair, Superglue was developed by the USA to hold wounds together in the battlefields of the veitnam war.
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You'd better correct the Wiki entry then. They seem to think that cyanoacrylates were invented in 1942 at Kodak Laboratories during experiments to make a transparent plastic suitable for gun sights, and then marketed as a general purpose glue a few years later. While its potential for medical use was soon appreciated outside the US, and it is said to have been used for this purpose during the Vietnam war, the US seem to have been quite slow in adopting this use officially, and only approved its use as a medical adhesive in 1998...
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Nordsee

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Re: Modelling-Related Injuries
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2011, 02:48:21 pm »

If I cut my finger with a scalple, I glue it together with superglue.  Heals very fast with no scar. :-))
I heard that Super Glue was invented for just that purpose, sticking cleancut wounds together faster than stitching and no open wound to infect.
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« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2011, 08:19:41 am »

I heard that Super Glue was invented for just that purpose, sticking cleancut wounds together faster than stitching and no open wound to infect.

The first use of cyanoacrylate was to make gun sights on aircraft, during the research into opticaly clear plastics they found it too hard to use / make / handle so gave up on it, years later they re discovered it and decided it could be an adhesive, the first patents can make no more than something like 50g so it wasnt commercialy viable for anything

They say it was never allowed to be used in vietnam, but the military did anyway, i have heard that it was in an aerosol can ( not sure though, but there are aerosol cyanoacrylate patents )

Its now widly used to bond during operations, on humans and animals , at first they used standard ethl cyanoacrylate formulas ( like modelers use ) , but now most cyanoacrylates are specialist esters such as butyl cyanoacrylate , octyl cyanoacrylate etc down to how well they bio-degrade inside the body , but std stuff is still widly used for some jobs on humans and by dentists and vets it is generaly sterilised and packed in single vials to keep it sterile
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Re: Modelling-Related Injuries
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2011, 02:27:16 pm »

I stood on a rusty nail last night whilst searching high and lo,for my battery charger,...in my pigsty of a garage,...her in doors,s description, not mine,..."cluttered"...perhaps skip,would be more appropriate,..then i bumped my head whilst searching under the sink for  disinfectant,as i could,nt find any savlon,
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« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2011, 02:52:26 pm »

was soldeirng some wires together and after allowing the soldeinrg iron to heat up I picked the iron up like a ball point pen...

YEOWWWWWWW!!!!!!!

needless to say, i didnt hold it for long!
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Re: Modelling-Related Injuries
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2011, 06:45:30 pm »

I've had a couple in my time:

Superglued fingers together (still do this occasionally :-)
1" long, 1" deep cut in my right thigh, above the knee (Swan-Morton scalpel blade) - 3 internal stitches (agony) and 4 external

And the latest was yesterday - a splash of liquid poly in my left eye - immediately flushed with water and a trip to Eye Casualty - I was lucky! Got a set of safety specs, now.

Can anyone else add to the list?
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Mixing model rocket fuel for my 'O' level science project (physics of flight) it sort of ignited and put myself and my mate in hospital for several weeks  :o Lost part of my sight in my left eye, 1st degree burns to right hand, wrist and face, mate had severe burns to face (he was stood behind me at the time), both had all our hair burnt off mind you I ain't got much left now as it is  {-) luckily we never did get expelled from school for that one and it made the local/national papers %% Changed fuel after that, strapped one of our new style rockets to a model boat and boy did it shift  :-))
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Re: Modelling-Related Injuries
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2011, 10:29:57 pm »

Hello
I got cut off 20% of my left finger in a table saw,of course She Who Must be Obey ground me, I have some plastic sirgury, may I put some picutres????
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« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2011, 10:32:41 pm »

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may I put some picutres????

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Re: Modelling-Related Injuries
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2011, 10:48:57 pm »

I thing so, but this injury give 7 days work off,fully payment :D :embarrassed:
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Re: Modelling-Related Injuries
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2011, 09:40:42 am »

Godo, if you put your head in it you would never have to work again or worry about money either!  :}

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« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2011, 10:19:24 am »

Hello
I got cut off 20% of my left finger in a table saw,of course She Who Must be Obey ground me, I have some plastic sirgury, may I put some picutres????

Yes please...
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« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2011, 10:46:59 am »

HI ALL im a newbie on here but yes ive done the same as the first post gent had  stanley knife slipped an cut a gash im my left thigh needing 4 stiches an some superglue splashed into my eye an i quickly splashed water in my eye an i was off to A/E  an they SAID I WAS LUCKY NOT TO BE BLINDED so now i fit on safety glasses when usein it an my wife had a go at me  <*< when i drilled a bit of wood on her best table an drilled right through it into my knee  <:( SO YES i think i have had my fair share of accidents  but that ove a 20 odd yrs time span so not to bad  :embarrassed:
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Re: Modelling-Related Injuries
« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2011, 11:36:58 pm »

what kind of pictures,may I post? I have one of my face when the first hipdermic anesthesia, one of the cut finger or a some of the surgery.
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Re: Modelling-Related Injuries
« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2011, 11:41:49 pm »

Liverbudgie wants to see the BLOOD
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