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Old 05-11-2009, 03:38 PM   #15
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The edges of a panel can get you too. Crazy glue seals the most amazing things when you do not want to go to the Hospital. Strapping tape just reinforces it.
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Ever walk into an open Hehr Standard window? The ones on a Bubble are high enough to not be noticed, but low enough to get you right in the noggin. Those corners are sharp, they might draw blood. The bleeding might be profuse. Just saying it could happen...
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:58 PM   #16
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Be careful when drilling a small piece of aluminum, it can get away from you! Three stiches later and still no feeling in the end.
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:27 PM   #17
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I'm so glad I don't have anything to contribute to this thread (yet). Now if you want to open it up to general home repairs, there was that time I got a good long taste of the 240v in the garage. That'll make you sit down in the lawn chair and quit for the day.
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:48 PM   #18
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Oh ow! I am sorry but just wonder why the doc didn't remove then nail. Surely that is going to come off to. I tend to be accident prone so I try to get someone else to do the drilling!
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:44 PM   #19
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Ever walk into an open Hehr Standard window? The ones on a Bubble are high enough to not be noticed, but low enough to get you right in the noggin.
Can't say I have I'll add it to my to do list. I'm 6'3" and for a season opener it takes about a dozen solid hits for me to remember to duck when exiting an AS. Does that count?

The doc didn't bother to take off the nail because he said it would fall off anyway.
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:39 PM   #20
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I tried to bore a hole in my finger with a screw gun a couple of weeks ago when trying to reattach an errant piece of trim. The finger has mostly healed, but I still can't find all the pieces of the screw gun...
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:35 PM   #21
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I haven't done any serious damage while working on the AS yet... just the usual contortions trying to make plumbing repairs in the bathroom...drew a little blood on some other projects with it... The (hopefully) attached picture shows the pins in my broken wrist gained while trying to crank start my 1914 Model T... she was in a foul mood that day... Shortly thereafter so was I!
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:35 PM   #22
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My thumb is now functional enough to type.

Thanks for the story Excella. Things can always be worse.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:42 PM   #23
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After looking at your thumb I think you should take a second look at your signature....just sayin...
I am seriously considering "I hate when that happens"
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:58 PM   #24
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Great thread!
No confessions needed by anyone....but I often wonder how many of these involve alcohol.

More please. (Stories, not alcohol)
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:38 AM   #25
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Great thread!
No confessions needed by anyone....but I often wonder how many of these involve alcohol.

More please. (Stories, not alcohol)
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Strangely enough, none of the injuries I have inflicted upon myself have involved alcohol ingestion. Maybe that's where I go wrong...
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:12 AM   #26
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I dislocated my shoulder while polishing. The polisher caught on the awning rail & went flying along with my arm that was was gripping on it. Thankfully, I didn't fly off the ladder too! I'm polishing my 2nd trailer right now & am pretty cautious, especially since I'm using a more powerful grinder this time! I always keep a cellphone in my pocket--just in case.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:09 AM   #27
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I haven't done any serious damage while working on the AS yet... just the usual contortions trying to make plumbing repairs in the bathroom...drew a little blood on some other projects with it... The (hopefully) attached picture shows the pins in my broken wrist gained while trying to crank start my 1914 Model T... she was in a foul mood that day... Shortly thereafter so was I!
Ouch!!!

I've only hand-cranked a T once and it was perfectly tuned and warmed up. In fact, my neighbor shut it off specifically for me to have the privilege. So, no kickback. However, I remembered my father's stories and kept my thumb over my knuckles and not around the crank handle, just in case. The directly coupled hand crank has a vast potential for problems, to put it mildly.

I've worked on 800 CID Minneapolis Moline engines that had a, huge, hand crank. Never even came close to trying that.

Back to the thread, I still bump and bring blood to the top of my head on the door every now and then. I've been living in one of my Airstreams for 7 or 8 years now and I just don't get it sometimes.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:49 AM   #28
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The worst so far are finger cuts similar to Lumatics from the edges of the drip molding on the windows when I am applying Walbernize in the spring and fall. I've rounded the sharp edges off with a Dremel and so far so good. The other little nasties are the sheet metal screws that hold the window frames - they are too long and VERY sharp. In BOTH cases, there was no alcohol involved, but plenty of potty words!
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