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Old 12-17-2012, 12:25 PM
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Yeah but some of us start dancing the " Dumb" early. I rebuilt my first engine when I was nine. A Lauson lawn mower engine. My father took the valves to work and ground them for me. I hand lapped the seats. I had compleatly torn it apart and reassembled it using my own tools I bought at Pep Boys ( I still have some of them) using money I made mowing lawns. Sounds pretty self dependant huh? I got it running and the carb set just right. Pretty proud of myself. After running it for a hile I shut it off and promply picked it up by the piece of water pipe I used in place of a muffler. Yes dumb can start early for us. That was the first time I blistered my entire palm but not the last. And no, nine is not to old to cry.

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Old 12-17-2012, 03:18 PM
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Gloves , I don't need no stinking Gloves!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:28 PM
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I don't want to think about all the times I have hurt myself doing something dumb... hot metal - yep. sharp knives - yep. power tools - yep. nail gun - yep. The list goes on...
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:43 PM
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Gloves , I don't need no stinking Gloves!!
Ahh yes just when you think gloves will protect you.......Was welding on a 20' multi deck mower in very cramped space, finished my weld and pulled back to get out before I was in a good position to brace myself hit the trigger on the mig and shot that red hot little ball on metal on the end of the wire tru the glove tru the skin of my index finger right to the bone ! three weeks before I could use my finger ....But the dumbest thing I will admit to......Years ago I built racing go kart motors, had one on the test stand, had reworked the carb , new head gasket etc. Was running it up to some very high RPMS saw some white smoke coming out of the breather and thought WTH .....was reaching for the kill switch when the rod went out the back of the block ( actually many small pieces ) oil going every where.....I thought Crap !!! ( not what I actually thought or said ) now I'm going to have to build another motor before tomorrow nights races when I looked down and laying on the floor was a good sized piece of the rod cap and not thinking I reached down and picked the dam thing up !!!!It instantly burned the impression of the cap mounting side complete with bolt hole in to my thumb and burned two ribs into my index finger....I went to the sink and started running cold water on my fingers which did not do a dam bit of good.......I thought I must have had DUMB ASSE written on my fore head!!!!!

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Old 12-17-2012, 08:24 PM
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Ahh yes just when you think gloves will protect you.......Was welding on a 20' multi deck mower in very cramped space, finished my weld and pulled back to get out before I was in a good position to brace myself hit the trigger on the mig and shot that red hot little ball on metal on the end of the wire tru the glove tru the skin of my index finger right to the bone ! three weeks before I could use my finger ....But the dumbest thing I will admit to......Years ago I built racing go kart motors, had one on the test stand, had reworked the carb , new head gasket etc. Was running it up to some very high RPMS saw some white smoke coming out of the breather and thought WTH .....was reaching for the kill switch when the rod went out the back of the block ( actually many small pieces ) oil going every where.....I thought Crap !!! ( not what I actually thought or said ) now I'm going to have to build another motor before tomorrow nights races when I looked down and laying on the floor was a good sized piece of the rod cap and not thinking I reached down and picked the dam thing up !!!!It instantly burned the impression of the cap mounting side complete with bolt hole in to my thumb and burned two ribs into my index finger....I went to the sink and started running cold water on my fingers which did not do a dam bit of good.......I thought I must have had DUMB ASSE written on my fore head!!!!!

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Look at the bright side Kenny. You will always be proud of how fast you can look at a rod cap. A lesser man might have spent 5 minutes looking at that cap.

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the one I hate is when you're wearing regular sneaker and weld molt burns into your shoe and you can't do anything about it
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:02 PM
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Look at the bright side Kenny. You will always be proud of how fast you can look at a rod cap. A lesser man might have spent 5 minutes looking at that cap.

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You know John that is down right eerie.......That is almost word for word what my son said when he found out what I did and to this day friends in the karting community still call me " Ole Hot Fingers " .....I guess that I will never live it down....
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:58 PM
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I can relate. Even though I don't do much welding, I have a bottle of pure aloe from the pharmacy that I keep in the shop. Nothing better for a burn.

One dumb move I repeated a few times back in the day was to overfill my Zippo and put it back into my pocket.

On the same theme, I was also known to put rags with gas on them from cleaning parts, etc. back into my hip pocket. Problem w/both of these smooth moves is by the time you feel the first tingle of the burn to come, it's too darned late to do anything- the damage is done, it just takes a few more minutes before the burn well and truly sets in. Only time will help then.
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steped on It

I have a big hole in the tread of my high top , steel toe red-wing boots, those boots were supposed to last at least 5 years, It was cold outside and I was wearing heavy thermal hunting socks. I finally smelled the rubber burning.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:36 AM
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I can relate. Even though I don't do much welding, I have a bottle of pure aloe from the pharmacy that I keep in the shop. Nothing better for a burn.

One dumb move I repeated a few times back in the day was to overfill my Zippo and put it back into my pocket.
Ahhh The love affair a 16 year old has with his zippo.....The hours practicing your quick "draw and strike". The never ending strive to be cool..... Now that brings back some memories and yes, lighter fluid does burn like you know what.

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Old 12-18-2012, 11:31 AM
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Years ago I was working at a shop where the owners son use to clean the place. One day he sat on a 5 gallon can of wax and grease remover to rest. One problem, when you sloshed the wax and grease remover out it left a little puddle of it on the top of the can. He soaked his pants and underwear in wax and grease remover! OMG he was RUNNING around that shop with the broom rubbing his butt the whole way. He put on some coveralls leaving himself naked inside. He ended up leaving early and driving home (a long drive) to lay in a bath of cold water. I ran into him many years later and he was the manager of a bodyshop I use to have plastic media blasting done. I brought it up and he said he only did THAT once that's for sure!

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I worked with a guy who got his pony tail stuck in a fan. OUCH! He was stuck for a couple minutes til someone cut his hair. He had scalp surgery but still has his pony tail. He's also a bass guitarist in pretty solid band.
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Years ago I was working at a shop where the owners son use to clean the place. One day he sat on a 5 gallon can of wax and grease remover to rest. One problem, when you sloshed the wax and grease remover out it left a little puddle of it on the top of the can. He soaked his pants and underwear in wax and grease remover! OMG he was RUNNING around that shop with the broom rubbing his butt the whole way. He put on some coveralls leaving himself naked inside. He ended up leaving early and driving home (a long drive) to lay in a bath of cold water. I ran into him many years later and he was the manager of a bodyshop I use to have plastic media blasting done. I brought it up and he said he only did THAT once that's for sure!

Brian
Good thing he didn't play with his zippo

Did any of you all ever sit on a new tire that was not mounted leaning against the wall? I did.......one time.

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tig and gas rod burns

I put a couple kinks in the cold end of my tig and oxy-acety rod so I won't pick up the hot end again , and if you drop it on the floor it is easier to pick up with gloves on.
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