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Old 04-24-2010, 12:46 PM   #21
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ok guys this is a nasty wrenching accident if your sqiumish DONT CLICK!!!http://warbirdinformationexchange.or...357291#p357291

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Old 04-24-2010, 12:50 PM   #22
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Set the back of my fingers across a hot soldering iron last week while assembling my DIYPNP. They look nasty. I Keep forgetting to put gloves on while working on my transmission replacement. It feels really good to scrub the oil out of those open wounds with that orange hand cleaner (with pumice.)
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Old 04-24-2010, 12:53 PM   #23
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When I was helping body drop my brother-in-law's truck, I cut my left index finger open with an angle grinder. Needed stitches and I got Vicodin out of the deal.

My dad once managed to shove a philip's head through his left hand, in bx the thumb and forefinger and out between his middle and ring fingers. It was gnarly.
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:03 PM   #24
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Miata related- Was removing an exhaust and was holding it with one hand while working with the other. Asked someone there to hold the exhaust up because it was ready to come off. He didn't and the exhaust pivoted down and the converter caught me in the temple/above my eye. It was a pretty damn hard hit, split skin...blood..the usual...and a bad headache. I'm pretty careful when it comes to working on my car.


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Severed Achilles tendon. Skid plate fell off a 4Runner and landed on the back of my leg, just above my shoe and cut the tendon clear across (left/right- You can see what is left of the original cut...but when it happened it was 3x longer...it was pretty healed up by this time). This was taken on the day I got the staples taken out from the surgery they had to do to repair the tendon...which involved opening up the back of my leg to cut the muscle to relieve tension.
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:17 PM   #25
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I was under the BMW removing its oil pan, prying it free from its RTV. POP! And the end of it lands right in the middle of my forehead. Despite the pain I had to laugh at my own stupidity. No blood but folks were asking me for days how I got the unicorn bruise.
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:20 PM   #26
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a few years ago I was drilling out some holes in an exhaust gasket at 3 in the morning..
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the doctor that sewed it up at the ER pulled some of the fat tissue that was gushing out and said "Thats free lipo suction"
he thought it was hilarious

Still have the scar, and parts of that finger are still numb.


I learned my lesson, always use the vice.
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:21 PM   #27
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don't own a miata, but i'll contribute anyway...

while working on my 73 vw beetle YEARS ago, i had was trying to loosen a very tight, rusty screw. while applying all the pressure i could muster, my philips screwdriver slipped.... ans i stabbed/sliced myself in the wrist. it went "down the road, not across the tracks"... nice scar from that one, everyone who sees it assumes i'm an emo kid though :(
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:38 PM   #28
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Man that airliner mechanic story is fucked up O_O

I haven't had anything super bad. A couple months ago I was feeling for an exhaust leak around my turbine and bumped the back of my hand against the manifold. It smoked and sizzled and smelled kind of good.
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Old 04-24-2010, 02:44 PM   #29
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don't own a miata, but i'll contribute anyway...

while working on my 73 vw beetle YEARS ago, i had was trying to loosen a very tight, rusty screw. while applying all the pressure i could muster, my philips screwdriver slipped.... ans i stabbed/sliced myself in the wrist. it went "down the road, not across the tracks"... nice scar from that one, everyone who sees it assumes i'm an emo kid though :(
damn that sucks!


you damn emo kid.....
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Old 04-24-2010, 03:01 PM   #30
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WOW.... just looked at the link......speechless.
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I have a scar the size of a guitar pick on my right wrist from my gokart exhaust. Picked it up during an enduro pit stop so someone else could lube the chain and either didn't notice that I was pressing my wrist firmly into the end of the exhaust, or knew and the adrenaline allowed me to not care as much as I probably should have.

2nd degree burns across the whole thing, down several layers of skin. The scab took 3 months to heal.

I don't have anything super gory from the Miata, but the number of small scars on my hands from random cuts and scrapes is getting to be comical.
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Old 04-24-2010, 03:46 PM   #32
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My two most painful mistakes.

5" knotted SS wire wheel on an angle grinder... I was laying under the car holding it in 1 hand after using it and was resting it up against my stomach. I stretched out using my other hand to remove something and accidentally hit the trigger.

The grinder "bit" into my shirt and twisted me up, basically knotting my skin up with the t-shirt. Megahella painful.

Not working on a car - same type of situation:

Dewalt 18v cordless with a 3/8" tap bit in the chuck... I thought I had the trigger set to lock and I was holding it with my forearm, kind of in my elbow. Bent down to pick something up and same ******* deal... hit trigger, drill bit tied me up. Jesus ****.
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Old 04-24-2010, 04:48 PM   #33
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when i was welding the exhaust up a couple weeks back. I was under the car and a hot cinder fell into my ear canal. I threw down the gloves, welding mask, and rolled out from under the car.........Then i realized that i was sitting on the welder! My buddy holding the exhaust for me was laughing his *** off while i was holding mine.

I pulled the chunk of welding wire out of my left *** cheek which left a dime sized third degree burn. The cinder that fell in my ear canal is still there i guess, and i can hear from it just fine.
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:36 PM   #34
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The cinder that fell in my ear canal is still there i guess, and i can hear from it just fine.
You're gonna want to get that removed!!!

I had a cinder fall into the tongue of my work boot last year and burned through my sock and by the time I could untie my laces and pull the boot off it was already sizzling skin. There's a big nasty purple dot over my left foot now.
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:51 PM   #35
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I thread about injuries without pics its a FAIL.
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Criticizing a thread when you haven't contributed jack **** is even more FAIL fuckass
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I did this last week so it's fairly healed by now. One way or another, I paid for those Racelands....


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I know when I hurt myself when working on my car I don't think "I should take a pic of that so I can post a pic online." Generally I put some tape on it and keep going.
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I get a little pissed, wipe my face, turn the music up, keep working.

But if I did have pictures of all my injuries, it be sick. Bat to the head, bike handle through the leg, dog to the face, drain hole to the toe. I think I cried on that last one, probably not. I'm a man.

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