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Topic: Crafty But Stupid: YOUR CRAFT RELATED INJURIES HERE!  (Read 297925 times)
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« Reply #420 on: June 18, 2005 09:51:07 AM »

My mother, as a child, saw her horse and her cousin get hit by lightening on two different occasions.

There were burn holes in the top of the boy's hat and out through the bottom of both boots.

Don't ya know that'd like to make you want to stay the heck away from lightening, partner.

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« Reply #421 on: June 18, 2005 10:53:11 PM »

I have a bad habit of leaving my xstitching needles in the arm of my couch, my sister leaned back on one and got stabbed in the head.

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« Reply #422 on: June 22, 2005 11:16:19 AM »

hi, this is not really my accident, nor it is it really craft related, but here goes

my friend Tasha is extremely clumsy and when she was a kid (like 12 or 13) she was skating and she fell, backwards, onto the skate blade, she had to get 7 stitches in her bum  Embarrassed

another time we were working on a school project and we were building teepee's out of birch bark, and we were using the hot glue gun, well i had set it down and she went downstairs to get a drink, when she came back up she sat on it, and glued it to her bum. then about 10 minutes later i dropped it on my leg and successfully glued myself together  Grin Roll Eyes
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« Reply #423 on: June 22, 2005 06:25:35 PM »

Well I've had the stereotypical crafting injuries.  Namely many many glue gun burns, the occasional iron burn, poking my digits with the odd needle or pin numerous times.  Then there are the more stupid ones.  After sewing for like 10 hours at a machine and getting a little sloppy I ran over my finger with the presser foot.  Didn't end up sewing myself in or anything so horrid.  Just got one of those awful bruises you get on your nails that take months to go away.  Then there was stapling myself a couple times when stapling leaves on a unitard for a costume I was making for a show.  Very fun.
« Reply #424 on: June 23, 2005 09:51:06 AM »

My friend insists that when i say "i'm having fun", it's code-speak for "i'm trying to sever my own arm".

just the other evening, i was cutting out pieces of card-stock to make a chinese take out box (because i was bored) and i couldn't find my carpet knife i normally use. i called my wonderful friend (see above) and she offered to come over with her xacto knives.

well, i couldn't wait for her to get there to continue. i looked around and you know what i *did* find? i found the *replacement* blades for my carpet knife. (super-sharp double-edge razors). i awkwardly hold the blades and begin cutting the pieces.

my friend shows up and decides to surprise me by just walking into the apartment. (i am alone and cute, therefore jumpy.) my hand slips, one side of the razor wings across four fingers, the other side digs into my palm. double the fun!

after ascertaining that the injuries did not need stitches, i chased her about with my bloody, mangled hand.

here's the funny part -- i was cutting matboard to make journals last night and pretty much do the same thing. i'm running out of flesh.

not crafty, but painful: another friend of mine decides to teach me jow to weld by having me weld the side mirror back on his truck. at one point, my sockless sneakered foot is directly below where i'm welding. this is also the same time a great big piece of welding slag (read: gooey lump of white-hot metal) drops off the mirror mount. lands just *inside* my shoe, next to my ankle. yeah, the er doctor that peeled my shoe off thought it was funny, too. 
« Reply #425 on: June 23, 2005 08:34:27 PM »

My husband and his friend's have learnt not to stand too close to a particular friend if there is any storms around, he has been struck twice at different sporting events.  They also say that the safest place to be is running around a soccer field instead of standing by the side line watching the game.

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« Reply #426 on: June 24, 2005 09:22:08 AM »

Well, I always poke myself with handsewing needles, and there is a mark on my forearm from being stupid with an iron, but my favorite is when I ran a sewing machine needle through my finger...twice! I was sewing seams and seams and seams in a cramped space and accidentally got my finger under the needle, and at the same time pushed down really hard on the pedal son the needle went through my finger, broke off and started to go in again. I am usually very calm in these situations, but learning from the past I yelled really loud for my brother (usually I don't yell then nobody thinks anything is wrong). I came running but was more grossed out then I was so I had to unscrew the needle from the machine. My brother called our mom and all I heard was my brother saying "NO I'M NOT GOING TO DO THAT!" (She told him to take out the needle). Anyway my mom called a Doctor that she knew and we went in. The receptionist lady said "OH my! I don't know if there is anything we can do about that!" She was wrong, the doctor pulled out the needle and kept on asking me if I wanted to lie down, I said "no I just don't want to watch you pull it out." She pulled it out reminding me that it wasn't going to hurt anymore than when it went in, and luckily it wasn't a fishing hook or any other needle/hook with a barb, because that would have been more challenging. I only wish I had taken a picture.

Thanks for letting me tell my story, I now teach an intro sewing class and can never tell my students because they get all freaked out.

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« Reply #427 on: June 24, 2005 11:09:18 AM »

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« Reply #428 on: June 24, 2005 12:16:53 PM »

well this happened to my friend...we were going to do some stenciling and she went to get the very rusty exacto knife from the bathroom cabinet (dont ask me why it was there). well she got it out and dropped it. straight through her foot and into the floor. she's very queezy so she threw up when she saw her foot nailed to the floor. she wouldnt let me pull it out so she waited, nailed to the floor, while i called 911. she ended up getting a tetnus shot.

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« Reply #429 on: June 24, 2005 05:41:40 PM »

I think this thread actually serves a public service!

Wouldn't it be a fine basis to teach a "Safety in Crafting" course, for adults, or a summer class for children. The teacher could print out examples from this thread and ask pupils what could have been done to prevent a particular injury mentioned.

Not to insult any crafter here, as I have done most of these myself! *lol*...and it usually isn't a matter of skill, sometimes over focus, over enthusiasm, sometimes fatigue, or a fun obsession to get a project done, but of course these can also lead to an emergency room visit. Wink
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