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Topic: Crafty But Stupid: YOUR CRAFT RELATED INJURIES HERE!  (Read 204092 times)
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« Reply #1420 on: June 13, 2011 10:26:20 AM »

so, I started silkscreening on metal at work last night.  MUCH more difficult and finicky than on cloth or paper!  Got frustrated and did a facepalm...and now I have a black handprint on my face.   Roll Eyes

 Cheesy  no one tells you the hidden dangers of facepalming.   Wink
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« Reply #1421 on: July 20, 2011 11:37:18 AM »

I'm so glad it is n't just me. I've sewn my hands to my embroidery or shoved x-stitch needles under my nails more times than I can count. But the worst injuries, I've ever sustained came from making spun sugar ornaments for a friend's wedding cake. The syrup  to make spun or blown sugar needs to be about 310 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a little warm. I was about to start pulling my sugar (I like to do it as soon as it hits 310, because the strands get thinner and prettier) when I dumped the entire batch on the top of my left foot. I had second degree burns all over the top of my foot. The worst of it was that the sugar made a pretty little shell over my foot that we have to crack off and it took skin with it. I've nasty scars that prevent me from wearing foot revealing sandals.

I'm still not brave enough to break out the spun sugar . Hell, I won't even make caramels anymore!
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« Reply #1422 on: August 30, 2011 08:10:58 PM »

Okay so my next story happened while I was shaping the bottom to the lazy susan from The Craftster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty, and Kitschy Crafts. I had an oven mitt on each hand and was trying to get that nice bendy shape before the record cooled off and I couldn't shape it. Which of course means touching it while it's still hot. Little did I know that the oven mitt on my left hand had a small hole in it. There was screaming, cold water, and a bag of frozen peas after that.
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« Reply #1423 on: September 04, 2011 11:18:58 AM »

I've no idea if mine was the worse one here, but it was pretty nasty. I was working, alone, at night, in my college's multimedia lab. There is no cell phone reception down there...and I thought it was smart to climb up on a table and see if I could hang my fabric and newspaper mobile by myself.

I slipped on a small spot of oil paint left over from the classics class, slammed down onto the large table, cracked the bones in my forearm and shattered my wrist, then as I tried to get up, I slipped again and hit the floor headfirst, adding another concussion to my impressive collection. Thank Gaia my roommate was in the graphics lab down the hall, because if she hadn't heard me cussing, I'd have been pretty badly off. Explaining that to the EMTs, the Dean, and then my teachers was pretty funny, after the fact, though that might have been the morphine...
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« Reply #1424 on: September 04, 2011 10:29:06 PM »

ouch! If yours isn't the worst, it at least ranks up there!
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« Reply #1425 on: September 06, 2011 10:07:58 PM »

I love this topic it's so morbidly fascinating. Here is my most interesting injury:
I own a wok (stir fry pan), and my wok has a wooden handle with this convenient metal ring for hanging it up. Well before we got our nifty little pan hanger we stored it in the oven. I was trying a new recipe one day and forgot that it was in there. So preheat to 425 degrees open the oven and... oops there's my wok. So I reach in the oven with my potholder, the pan twists, and ouch metal ring right to my thumb. Oddly enough, no blistering or scars. It was just looked like a spot of red dry skin.
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« Reply #1426 on: September 23, 2011 01:00:06 AM »

Has anyone had a hot glue gun burn ? had mine on my thumb and it blew up so i had to pop it .
..threw u in my mouth a little.
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« Reply #1427 on: September 23, 2011 02:01:58 PM »

Has anyone had a hot glue gun burn ? had mine on my thumb and it blew up so i had to pop it .
..threw u in my mouth a little.


*winces* Ew. For future reference, never pop a blister unless you have no choice, and then do it with an excess of warm water and peroxide nearby. And lance it by making a small incision on the side, never on the top to drain the pus. And for burn blisters, NEVER pop severe ones; go straight to an ER or small-care hospital, because there might be blistering on the sublayers of your skin that you really, really don't want to pop, because it can damage nerve endings and leave you with some nasty scarring. And it hurts a lot, so the tears and cussing might screw up your aim a little.
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« Reply #1428 on: October 15, 2011 09:20:49 AM »

I recently started embroidering and was working on a Harry Potter wand and I was  very proud of it. Until I went to show it off and realized it was stitched to my shirt.  Angry
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« Reply #1429 on: March 19, 2012 09:07:38 PM »

Most of my crafty injuries involve hot glue or scissors...but the worst to date was a food crafty injury. I was using a mandolin to slice onions for a yummo dish and even with a guard on was able to slice a chunk of thumb and thumbnail off... It has healed but the hubster no longer lets me near sharp objects by myself! Smiley
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