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Topic: Crafty But Stupid: YOUR CRAFT RELATED INJURIES HERE!  (Read 308442 times)
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« Reply #1410 on: August 08, 2010 08:06:51 AM »

I don't feel quite so stupid now!!

my friend says I'm a danger to myself (think she's right tbh!), so I really shouldn't craft, I suppose.

Worst (or most shameful) injury is probably when I sliced my finger OPENING my new rotary cutter!! Yes, i wasn't even using it!

Starting to think she was right when she said I couldn't be trusted to have on!!!!

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« Reply #1411 on: September 18, 2010 04:54:04 PM »

I was taking a rubber logo off of a trapperkeeper/binder thing I had (it was sewn on), and I ended up with a seam ripper through my finger. *OUCH*!

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« Reply #1412 on: September 28, 2010 06:59:50 PM »

So this story happened not too long after my husband and I first started dating.  He has a blowgun, and he needed me to make some new darts for it, since the cord wrapping had come off the original ones, and were starting to wobble funny when he used them.  So after I finished making the darts, I thought that I'd test it out by shooting at a stuffed animal sitting on a chair.  No harm, right?  I mean, it's not like they were even very sharp, right?  Well, apparently they were just sharp enough.  I managed to hit him just in the right spot that it stuck in his knee (he was sitting in a nearby chair playing video games at the time) The whole time he was pulling it out with pliers he was dying with laughter.  To this day he hasn't let me live that one down.

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« Reply #1413 on: October 07, 2010 09:11:15 AM »


i've had more than my fair share of pricks, nicks, cuts,  burns ....but  nothing anywhere near as amusing as the incidents on this thread.  Cheesy
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« Reply #1414 on: October 14, 2010 08:35:21 AM »

I just managed to slice my finger open on a blunt piece of wire. Yes Blunt, I'm not sure how I managed that.
I once tried to prove that a piece of jewellery that I was in the process of making wasn't sharp by running over the palm of my hand. Turns out it was and I couldn't craft until it had healed. (I did sand the piece down before wearing it eventually!)

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« Reply #1415 on: October 26, 2010 04:46:58 PM »

I just yesterday got an interesting craft injury. I had soldered a bunch of jump rings and was using my round nose pliers to stretch them into ovals, but a couple of the rings weren't soldered well, so when I pulled them open they broke. When they broke I ended up stabbing myself in the thumbs will the tips of the pliers, which are a lot sharper than they seem. So now I have punctures in both of my thumbs.
2 hours later I was in my ceramics class, and the grit in the clay really hurt when it got in the holes in my thumbs.

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« Reply #1416 on: January 31, 2011 08:52:59 PM »

I feel so lucky now. I just took part of my fingertip off with airplane snips (for wire-work) and rammed a needle half under my nail. I got it from my mom. She was sewing on her wedding dress and put a sewing machine needle completely through her finger a week before the wedding.
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« Reply #1417 on: February 01, 2011 01:43:27 PM »

A necklace I bought at a charity shop fell apart.  The pendant of it is just a large, smooth, green stone that was glued to a metal back with a loop to put it on a chain.  The stone fell off, so I asked my husband for the superglue.  He said not to use superglue, but to use one of his fancy glues he uses on his model railway stuff.  So...okay, fine.  We're out in the workshop and he thought it would be a brilliant idea to use a stanley knife to try to scrape off the old glue.  You can only imagine what happened next...

Blood gushed out of his finger tip.  So gross. 

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« Reply #1418 on: February 21, 2011 12:42:37 PM »

When I was new to resin, I put more catalyst in than was called for thinking that it would cure faster and wouldn't be sticky.  I was on my back porch and my daughter was playing nearby in the yard.  She was about four at the time.  Well, the resin starting smoking and hissing and the container started melting and turning shades of green and blue. I started screaming and jumped off the porch (only about 3 steps high) grabbed my daughter and ran to the far end of the yard until the resin stopped hissing.  My daughter was so scared.  She'd been happily playing and then her mother came running at her while screaming and wearing a mask.  I twisted my ankle when I jumped off the porch and it took me at least an hour to calm down my poor girl.

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« Reply #1419 on: June 13, 2011 08:28:35 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

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