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Topic: Crafty But Stupid: YOUR CRAFT RELATED INJURIES HERE!  (Read 232642 times)
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« Reply #1290 on: January 19, 2008 10:33:20 AM »

ooh, iron burns are the worst! i almost had a bad one the other night . . . the thing was cranked up all the way and i tripped over the cord.  it came FLYING at me across the kitchen but fortunately i managed to run screaming to the other side of the room in time to keep from getting burned.  i wish i had video of that little incident, thinking back on it it probably looked hysterical!
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« Reply #1291 on: January 20, 2008 04:13:58 PM »

I took a bunch of jewelry/metalsmithing classes in college.
We learned piercing on something like the second or third week of class.. Five minutes before the end of class I broke my sawblade and it went THROUGH my thumb. The piece that was through it was still attached to the saw, it hurt so much. I didn't have my hands positioned incorrectly, it just moved weird when the saw broke. I had to go to the ER to get it pulled out, but it was a 0, so it wasn't super huge and left no real wound. The only thing I couldn't do was button my sweater the next day! Through all those classes, I never managed to burn myself with a torch or otherwise injure myself. Lucky.

Other than that I've stabbed myself a billion times with felting needles, pins, and sewing needles. I've bruised myself moving looms and when trying to set them up. I burn my hands every time I turn on my iron. Over my Christmas crafting, I was trying to wipe some goo off my scissors, and cut my thumb very deeply just from touching the blade.
My back/elbows get awfully sore if I use freemotion machine sewing or do wet felting for too long Sad

(This thread is making me feel much better about klutziness)
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« Reply #1292 on: January 20, 2008 04:57:53 PM »

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My back/elbows get awfully sore if I use freemotion machine sewing or do wet felting for too long

you need a new chair then, or adjust your current one better Smiley
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« Reply #1293 on: January 20, 2008 05:18:42 PM »

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My back/elbows get awfully sore if I use freemotion machine sewing or do wet felting for too long

you need a new chair then, or adjust your current one better Smiley
Wet felting is done standing! It's really any activity where I need to have my hands close together in front of me for a while.. Like sanding something small and hand sewing can do it, too. It is sad.
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« Reply #1294 on: January 20, 2008 05:49:39 PM »

Have any of you cut yourselves with your own fingernails?
Sometimes I'll be doing something, like crimping, or doing forceful cutting (like through bone) and my right thumbnail will gash open my left index finger, or one of my right nails will scratch the heck out of my left hand on top.
It sucks having long nails (they are not sharp, just kinda long) sometimes. I get worse cuts from my own nails then I do from some stuff I'd expect to get cut badly from - like scalpels.
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« Reply #1295 on: January 20, 2008 06:47:00 PM »

i've cut myself with my fingernails and my toenails  Tongue  (i'd stubbed my toe and chipped the toenail without realizing it until i managed to give myself a cut).
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« Reply #1296 on: January 28, 2008 11:08:00 PM »

I cut the bottom of my feet with the toe nails from the opposite foot all the time. I'll be sitting somewhere and be barefoot and swinging my feet back and forth, and all of the sudden my foot is stinging and bleeding. Not fun.
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« Reply #1297 on: January 29, 2008 11:43:29 AM »

 Oh My! I am quite the clutz, I could tell stories for ever, but the worst and funniest. I was heating up an embrodery needle ( a big one) and my alarm went off and scared me and I dropped the needle got up and went to turn off my alarm and half-way back to the table I felt this horrible burning sensation in my pants. You want to hear a crazy scream! And without even thinking I reached into my pants and just grabbed it then dropped it again because it was hot and I burnt my toe. It was a three for one, My femine downstairs, hand, and toe. I still have a yucky scar on my ya-know.

I was putzing a round with my sewing machine & I was trying to so about 5 layers of fabric together & the needle broke and a few minutes later I felt something hard in my mouth, I thought it was my lip ring, so I went to look and Behold The fat end of the needle, where it broke, went through my cheek into my mouth.


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« Reply #1298 on: February 03, 2008 12:15:34 PM »

 Shocked Uck! The first time I used a rotary wheel I didn't know how to open it correctly and I sliced a vertical 1 inch cut (quite deep) in the pad of my thumb. The most sickening feeling ever.
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« Reply #1299 on: February 05, 2008 11:57:11 PM »

Ah, i no longer feel retarded. I was wiping lint from some felt from my fabric shears and got a nice slice in my thumb, didn't know those things were so sharp. Another time when i was little like 7 i was cutting paper and somehow managed to make a nice triangular cut in my left pointer finger knuckle (i'm right handed) and still have the scar. the most painful ever was when I was trying to make a piano hinge journal, where you have to push bamboo skewers through to form the spine, and stupidly got it turned around and so was pushing one point first into it, and it wouldn't go, so i forced the issue and super suddenly it slid all the way trhough and  the pointy end of the last one i'd put in slammed into my finger embedding itself. It was a pretty deep hole for something like that, especially since they're pointy but not all that sharp, so you can imagine the force it took. I swallowed closed my eyes and took deep breaths so as not to vomit and pulled it out. Lucky I had planned on cutting the pointy ends off anyways or else i'd have had to taken the bloody one out. I've also burnt myself countless times, set my hair on fire, countless minor cuts, dropping things on myself, stepping on pins. Two non crafting injurys i feel the need to share are A. I was spinning and looking up in a friends back yard, and i already have inner ear problems that make me dizzy easily, and i tripped over their bike and sliced my hand open on it, and B. I was doing a little dance and swung my arm directly into my friends ciggarette and now have a little circle scar on my wrist.
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