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Topic: Crafty But Stupid: YOUR CRAFT RELATED INJURIES HERE!  (Read 229699 times)
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« Reply #940 on: August 22, 2006 07:05:16 AM »

I haven't had tooo many incidents yet. The two that come to mine though are a bit bizzare.

I was attempting to make candles and I heated the wax up super hot (it was boiling, I don't think you're supposed to do that) and I put some ice in it to get an interesting effect. The wax was so hot it exploded as soon as I put the ice in it. I mean, it literally exploded. There's still wax on the kitchen cieling, that's how bad it was (this was 5 years ago...not that we could peel it off or that it would go anywhere). I had several small 2nd and third degree burns on my hands and arms. Most of the scars are gone now, save a couple of poc marks. I'm lucky my face wasn't in the way. Pain aside, it was pretty funny.

The second involves my sewing machine. I didn't know you were supposed to change needles that often. I got a machine that was 23 years old that had been my grandmother's. It had a needle in it and I decided to just clean the machine and start sewing. Bad idea. The needle nicked a pin in the process of sewing, and instead of bending/breaking the pin or the tip of the needle breaking off, the entire center portion of the needle )it broke in 2 places simultaneously) flew out and became slightly inbedded in the fatty portion of my cheek just below my eye. That one could have been really bad...
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« Reply #941 on: August 22, 2006 12:13:11 PM »

oh, and i just remembered, i needed a blender to make somthing or other. it was this really thick glass blender, i put some hot water into it to clean it, i picked it up to pour the hot water out, and the thing exploded in my hand. i had some small burns and huts on my hand. l
and water went EVERYWHERE on the floor and counter


just remembered, i made an apple peeler with a razor and some wood and nails (i cant use the peeler we had) anyway, i was slicing the skin off some apples for an apple pie and i wasnt paying attention (i blame my sister for distracting me) and a feel this weird pain, i look down to realise i had just skinned my fingertip. i was so UNBELIVABLY pissed OFF! i had to start AGAIN! that was the worst part. lol. that and you know...the blood on the counter top.
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« Reply #942 on: August 22, 2006 03:21:13 PM »


I have a scar on my arm from sanding. Well, it's not quite that simple. I was turning a spindle whorl and I was sanding it, and my arm ran into the tailstock of the lathe (it was a live center, meaning it was TURNING). I yanked my arm away, but some of my skin already came off. Sad
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« Reply #943 on: August 22, 2006 08:29:52 PM »

once me and my friend glued our feet to a box because we were bored...and it hurt like crap to peel our feet of when we were done xD
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« Reply #944 on: August 24, 2006 02:38:38 AM »

Haha.
Well...
I just recently bought a hot glue gun... for 2 dollars at joann's...
and what do i do when i get home?
i turn it on, get out my ribbon and headbands, and BURN MYSELF while gluing a bow into place.
OH, IT HURT. I screamed. Sort of.
Trust me.
Always go for the low-heat glue guns.
Although when i read some of the other posts on here... i feel pretty lucky.
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« Reply #945 on: August 24, 2006 02:19:37 PM »

just now, i aws sawing some wood to make a deckle and mould, the saw skipped and went into my thumb. there are 3 small cuts that only skinned the top layer and a deeper one that is bleedy pretty badly and throbbing/stinging like mad! (and i think i got blood on the saw, but i cant tell because its slightly rusted (too bad i dont get injections...)
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« Reply #946 on: August 24, 2006 05:33:05 PM »

are you current on your tetenus shots?  If not go get one.

lockjaw isn't fixable without Massive amounts of pain.

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« Reply #947 on: August 25, 2006 03:54:36 AM »

nope, never had a tetnus, or mmr or any injections. the closest i have come to an injection is blood being drawn.
and i dont think my parents would bring me for a tetnus...


besides whats the worst that can happen?
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« Reply #948 on: August 25, 2006 04:54:12 AM »

Ummm, why wouldn't they?? Lock jaw is pretty severe but other bad things can happen! A friend of mine just cut her leg on a piece of rusty metal. It got so bad, she had to go to the hospital 3 times, has intravenous hooked up to her arm and has to walk around it because she has a REALLY bad infection and can possibly get shingles and die. It's really scary right now as her wound is not healing and this happened a few days after she was cut.
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« Reply #949 on: August 25, 2006 05:22:24 AM »

because injections can cause more problems than they fix. eg girl i know got the 3 injections they give as a baby. they injections nearly killed her. she is nearly deaf and blind.


besides, my parents were raised without the injections, and thats how they are raising me, and if i was given a choice, i wouldnt get the injections. too much risk.
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