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  • #16
    Hahahahahaha!!!!

    This one time... At band camp....

    Might I suggest refraining from cutting live 220 volt wires directly in front of your face...Of course I didnt know it was live, but im pretty sure I saw God in that flash of light....
    Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

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    • #17
      You know how us men love to carry those Gerber Multi Tools on our belt, ya just never know when you might need a saw edge knife on a holiday. Visiting my daughter who had a rubber tree on her front porch. She wanted it trimmed down so the next year it would sprout new growth. I reached back and said I'll take care of it hon, ALWAYS keep the hand holding the tree LOWER than where you are cutting. I took the tip of my finger 75% of the way off severing the nerve. Nice clean cut though (finger and tree) Funny thing is, took a few seconds before the blood started gushing but she rushed me in to the nearest Dr while my wife called ahead. Dr wanted to send me to the hospital for micro surgery, I said just sew it back together, my daughter just shook her head and looked the other way.
      Ken

      What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that

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      • #18
        Bandsaw Injury

        I've done several stupid things in my shop, but the one that was really painful and sent me to the ER was when I decided to adjust my bandsaw rollers while it was running in the upright position, WHILE I was wearing a pair of gloves. I soon realized my right index finger tip was missing, inside the glove that got pinched between the band and the metal wheel that's attached to. The motor didn't even flinch. After surgery and a 2 weeks off work, it's something I won't do again. The glove still hangs nearby as a reminder....

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        • #19
          I have a 3 wheel 2 x 48" belt sander on a pedistal base. It has no side guard.
          I had to move it one day and because of the long cord and the crap in my way to the outlet, I just wrapped both arms around it to slide it a ways. Bad idea. My chest hit the power switch while my right forearm was against the side of the belt. Well, 3 hours, 13 stitches, and $700 later I was back home.
          It would have taken me only 30 seconds to unplug it, but NO,.........I don't have the time. Dumb move
          Nick
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          Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
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          • #20
            Monte, serves you right for being a bodybuiler and having a big chest!!!
            That's why I don't lift weights!!!
            I'm not late...
            I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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            • #21
              Originally posted by monte55 View Post
              I have a 3 wheel 2 x 48" belt sander on a pedistal base. It has no side guard.
              I had to move it one day and because of the long cord and the crap in my way to the outlet, I just wrapped both arms around it to slide it a ways. Bad idea. My chest hit the power switch while my right forearm was against the side of the belt. Well, 3 hours, 13 stitches, and $700 later I was back home.
              It would have taken me only 30 seconds to unplug it, but NO,.........I don't have the time. Dumb move

              That would'a been great on film I bet

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              • #22
                Originally posted by monte55 View Post
                I have a 3 wheel 2 x 48" belt sander on a pedistal base. It has no side guard.
                I had to move it one day and because of the long cord and the crap in my way to the outlet, I just wrapped both arms around it to slide it a ways. Bad idea. My chest hit the power switch while my right forearm was against the side of the belt. Well, 3 hours, 13 stitches, and $700 later I was back home.
                It would have taken me only 30 seconds to unplug it, but NO,.........I don't have the time. Dumb move

                That's OK, years ago my cousin did the same thing with an electric grain auger, picked up the end by grabbing hold of the flighting, somewhere in moving it something caught the cord, which pulled the switch box off the post. The box landed on the ground, turned the switch on which started the auger and proceeded to wrap his arm around the flighting.
                When his hired man found him the belts had burned off the motor yet there he laid unable to remove his arm from the auger.
                Needless to say he needed more than a couple stitches and a long rehab to get back to normal.

                Stuff like this couldn't be made to happen if you tried, but it does happen everyday to some unfortunate soul. Be careful out there..............

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by aametalmaster View Post
                  Those were the days. Can't tell #3 ...Bob
                  aww come on
                  my daddy always said i was IRONHEADED....
                  feel free to P/M me

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                  • #24
                    Made a potato cannon out of a 100lb propane tank with a 2"x8 foot barrel.at 175psi it would launch said potato over 1000 yards.well after a few barley pops,me an my bro decide it would make some cool bubbles if fired into the water,so we charge it up and off to the dock we go.we laid it over the end of the dock,straight down and sat on it because it had quite of kick.Well,8 foot barrel and only 5 feet of water and 3 feet of very soft mud.The last thing i saw before i closed my eyes is what looked like a brown mushroom cloud bigger than any bubble i have ever seen.When i opened my eyes there was a 25 foot brown circle of mud with me an bro in the middle.his brand new boat was also tied up to the dock and had an inch of mud all over it not to mention the two of us that only had two white eyes.The wives and friends on shore were laughing so hard that one of them actually peed and the others couldnt even stand up.Wow those were the days.
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                    • #25
                      You just about got smoked.......doobie
                      Last edited by monte55; 03-26-2008, 05:56 PM.
                      Nick
                      Miller 252 Mig
                      Miller Cricket XL
                      Millermatic 150 Mig
                      Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
                      2-O/A outfits
                      Jet Lathe and Mill
                      Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
                      DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
                      Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
                      20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
                      Propane Forge
                      60" X 60" router/plasma table

                      www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
                      Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
                      and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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                      • #26
                        Thanks doobie, that just made my day
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                        • #27
                          Hey monte,
                          can you make one and try that, so I can watch???
                          I'm not late...
                          I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                          • #28
                            How many times do you have to be told?

                            Ever had your friend tell you to put your glasses on?
                            Mine did and so I did and the next thing i know, Ive got a stainless steel wire from a wire wheel stuck firmly in my cheek- just below my left eye... My friend reaches over , pulls it out and it started to bleed. Amazing, those glasses are, You never really know if there working or not until you take them off or forget to put them on.. I owe my friend one...
                            Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

                            Miller 251/30A spool
                            Syncro200
                            Spectrum 625
                            O/A
                            Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
                            Standard modern lathe
                            Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
                            horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
                            Roland XC540 PRO III
                            54" laminator
                            hammer and screwdriver (most used)
                            little dog
                            pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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                            • #29
                              We had this guy at work. He was brazing a 2" fitting up in the air on a ladder threw a opening in the sheet rock. When he finished the side facing him he decided to reach the other side of the fitting instead of moving the ladder to the other room. Well, he couldnt see where his rose bud was in the position he had to get into to braze the other side. Burned the heck out of his hand when the rose bud slipped into his glove. Ouch. Someone was joking that he would need a skin graft. (it wasnt that bad) We called him "a** hand" for the rest of the week.
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                              • #30
                                Another time we wer working at LAX. The foreman asked me to change a valve up in the air. 50' in the air on one of the big lifts. First we shut off the valve, cutt and removed the old rusty galv pipe after the valve. Opened the valve to let the air bleed out. (it was a comressed air line) Well, 1/2 hr later the foreman comes by & wants to know why we were still changing the valve. We told him that we thought the line was still live. Me and the apprentace were all over the place trying to find an isolation valve for the hanger with no luck. So this foreman demanded that I do it on the fly. Well I knew better but wanted to keep my job. Off came the valve years of rust and all at about 500fps. Still have rust in my left arm and hand 20 years later. It was a bloody mess. Next time a foreman tells me to do something stupid Im not going to do it. Job or not.
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