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I have been initiated!!
Posted by TryintoModel on Thursday, December 18, 2003 7:39 PM
I just sliced open my thumb for the first time on a hobby knife. :) Now, let's just not do this again.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 18, 2003 8:07 PM
'Tis a perilous business we're in! I have a small scar on my right thumb from an errant drop of burning sprue and a scar on my left index finger from a polishing wheel slip.

Mark
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 18, 2003 8:17 PM
ilost count of all the finger slices!!!!
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Posted by M1abramsRules on Thursday, December 18, 2003 8:21 PM
I haven't done it yet. I've been careful with my knives since I cut my thumb last spring with my pocketknife, that was pretty deep.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 18, 2003 8:24 PM
I am so used to cutting into my finger that sometimes I wonder why part ofthe model is red and shining wet.

Firm believer of donating one drop of blood per kit, makes them come more alive.
Said that I use surgical scalpels as a modeling knife.
Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by shermanfreak on Thursday, December 18, 2003 8:35 PM
Quick ... get the CA glue on it before you bleed all over your kit !!!
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 18, 2003 9:10 PM
You just drew First Blood Davrukr.[:0]
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 18, 2003 9:17 PM
Well slicing your finger open is never fun. I just seem to have the bad luck of the blade slipping under my nail, and that hurts.
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Posted by Prince of Styrene II on Thursday, December 18, 2003 9:21 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by MadModelFactory

Firm believer of donating one drop of blood per kit, makes them come more alive.

Amen to that! Don't worry, Davrukr, soon you'll have lots more! Black Eye [B)]
I've cut up my thumb so much, I wonder why I still have a thumbprint! One time an X-Acto rolled off the bench & stuck straight up in my leg! [:0] I called upstairs to the wife, "um... honey, can you bring me a band-aid?"

"Hold the weapons, Daddy. I'm going to go get my monkeys." The Dutchess of Styrene

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Posted by Swanny on Thursday, December 18, 2003 10:03 PM
Oddly enough super-glue was originally developed as a surgeon's aid to replace stiches in many applications and we as modelers keep that application current. Let me know when the knife rolls off the desk and spears your foot or even worse, something higher up on the anatomy. Isn't it funny how even knowing just how sharp a razor knife is we will always try to catch it when it falls?
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Posted by shrikes on Thursday, December 18, 2003 11:05 PM
My god! i'm starting to get sympathy pains! This is why i can't watch anyone get injected... i turn white... oi! i caught myself once with a hobby knife along the side of my thumb... now it's starting to hurt...
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 19, 2003 12:34 AM
Whether it's a molel or wood project it just isn't complet without a DNA and Blood sample.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 19, 2003 6:29 AM
As you build more kits, you just get it over with, right in the beginning!
Step 1, in all instructions, should be: Cut finger with razor knife.
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Posted by cassibill on Friday, December 19, 2003 8:04 AM
I superglued my thumb shut whem I bisected it witha can opener. Tips a little numb and there is a line but hey.

cdw My life flashes before my eyes and it mostly my life flashing before my eyes!!!Big Smile The 1/144 scale census and message board: http://144scalelist.freewebpage.org/index.html

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Posted by therriman on Friday, December 19, 2003 10:48 AM
Wait till you grab for the falling knife, forgetting how sharp it is and it was better to let it fall.Black Eye [B)]Dunce [D)]Censored [censored]Banged Head [banghead]Censored [censored]Banged Head [banghead]Censored [censored]Banged Head [banghead]Shock [:O]
Tim H. "If your alone and you meet a Zero, run like hell. Your outnumbered" Capt Joe Foss, Guadalcanal 1942 Real Trucks have 18 wheels. Anything less is just a Toy! I am in shape. Hey, Round is a shape! Reality is a concept not yet proven.
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Posted by lizardqing on Friday, December 19, 2003 10:48 PM
I learned tonite the dangers of mixing a head cold and modeling, ever been in the middle of a cut with an exacto and sneezed?
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 20, 2003 3:15 AM
Like I tell my kids, if something makes you bleed, it's yours forever. That's why my duaghter is waiting to inherit my Commando Knife given to me when I retired from the Air Force while working with the 16th Special Operations Wing, and my youngest son is waiting to inherit the screen door to the front of the house.Big Smile [:D]

Don
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Posted by mark956 on Saturday, December 20, 2003 9:28 AM
Welcome to the club Davrukr. I have been cut many times.
mark956
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 20, 2003 10:03 AM
Welcome to the club! In recognition of your service to this hobby you get the purple kit award. Big Smile [:D]
QUOTE: Originally posted by Prince of Styrene II

QUOTE: One time an X-Acto rolled off the bench & stuck straight up in my leg! [:0]


I've done this too, now I have knives that don't roll! It's amazing how easily one with a new blade cam go through jeans and into your leg.

Oddly enough super-glue was originally developed as a surgeon's aid to replace stiches in many applications


Duct tape was invented for use as a waterproof bandage tape for the Marines in the South Pacific.
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Posted by kaleu on Saturday, December 20, 2003 1:26 PM
Scars and super glue residue on your fingers are signs that you are a dedicated modeller...lol
Erik "Don't fruit the beer." Newest model buys: More than I care to think about. It's time for a support group.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 20, 2003 6:53 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by cassibill

I superglued my thumb shut whem I bisected it witha can opener. Tips a little numb and there is a line but hey.

I hope you sanded immediately after putting on the accelerator Big Smile [:D]

I've cut myself with a hobby knife, but never with the sharp end... I was pushing too hard on the blunt(er) side of the blade and found that I had sliced into my index finger!
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 20, 2003 8:25 PM
Dropped my xacto with a new #11 blade, stuck in the top of my left shoe, into my foot. Ashamed [*^_^*] Many scars on my fingers too. What we go trough for a little relaxation. Bob
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Posted by KJ200 on Monday, December 22, 2003 4:05 AM
Sliced the top off my index finger many years ago.

The bit left over looked like half a baked bean!

It bled for two days, and my finger is still not the right shape.

But it was a scar gained in a noble pursuit!

Karl

Currently on the bench: AZ Models 1/72 Mig 17PF

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, December 22, 2003 9:13 AM
if we are given a purple heart for every sliced finger they would be OOP in a matter of minutes...lol
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, December 22, 2003 8:26 PM
A modelers lot is a dangerous lot, sharp tools and dangerous chemicals require careful attention!!!
Thats why my hands are covered in scars and my wifes carpets are stained.Black Eye [B)]

All veterans have war wounds (especially off the "Missus)Black Eye [B)]Dead [xx(]
Take care, Gotter.Smile [:)]
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Posted by leemitcheltree on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 12:53 AM
You drew blood for the FIRST time?
I guarantee it won't be the last.
Wish I had a buck for every time I've drawn blood with my number 11 X-Acto blade.........
I'd be living in a lovely villa on the French Riviera.
Cheers
LeeTree

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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Posted by qmiester on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 6:30 PM
Years ago, when I was lucky enough to work on a regular basis on radial engines, the amount of blood you had on your lower arms and hands was considered an indiction of how much work you gotten done at the end of the day.

Of course, in those days, we firmly believed that we could make any thing fly as long as we had duct tape, safety wire, silicon seal, a pair of channel locks and a 24 oz ball peen hammer. lol
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 6:56 PM
I used to get in trouble with my cello instructor when I would come in for a lesson with band aids on my hands and it would affect my playing. We agreed that I would not do anything requiring a knife for a month before a concert.
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Posted by therriman on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 7:40 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by pavlvsmax@cox.net
We agreed that I would not do anything requiring a knife for a month before a concert.


Paul, It must have been a Very LONG month
Tim H. "If your alone and you meet a Zero, run like hell. Your outnumbered" Capt Joe Foss, Guadalcanal 1942 Real Trucks have 18 wheels. Anything less is just a Toy! I am in shape. Hey, Round is a shape! Reality is a concept not yet proven.
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Posted by goldenturtle02 on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 10:31 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by therriman

Wait till you grab for the falling knife, forgetting how sharp it is and it was better to let it fall.Black Eye [B)]Dunce [D)]Censored [censored]Banged Head [banghead]Censored [censored]Banged Head [banghead]Censored [censored]Banged Head [banghead]Shock [:O]

Oh my word....... Done that....still have the scar!!
Man these blades are sharp....... Where's this red stuff coming from????
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