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Old 11-13-2008, 05:47 PM   #76
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Youch! Then you get to deal with a sunburn when you're done welding in short sleeves

That reminds me of one that happened a couple of months ago:

If you are using a plasma torch, be sure and take your finger off the trigger when you lean against the welding table to adjust the workpiece.........otherwise one's pants zipper might ground against the table while you inadvertantly press the torches trigger resulting in , what I like to call, the "molten yyk zipper against my pubes and holy shit I almost burned my junk off with a plasma torch" dance
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:11 AM   #77
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:23 AM   #78
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Don't get distracted while releasing the last tie-down strap on your receiver hitch bike carrier. Use the handy, dandy ramp to unload bike instead.

"Well...the bike's unloaded."

Like a catapult.


Perhaps the silver lining is the rear window was not smashed out as it would have been if the other strap was released last. The dirt bike was going to fall down eventually that day anyway.
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:51 AM   #79
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How to make holy pants

When leaning over to pull the tarp off a Ural sidecar don't rest your leg against the exhaust and melt a hole in your pant leg. Also don't do it again and certainly not a third time. I have a lot of short pants now.
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Old 11-16-2008, 02:28 PM   #80
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Do NOT put the bike up on the center stand, start it up, 1st gear, oil the chain, then use a rag wrapped around your fingers to makes sure the oil is well spread. When the rag gets caught in the chain and pulls your fingers in-between the chain and rear sprocket the pain is immediate and intense.

I was lucky the chain was tight enough that my fingers in the mix killed the bike halfway around - the supports of the chain guard would have amputated them. As it was i just mangled the first 1/2 inch.

That afternoon my rugby name became Chains.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:10 AM   #81
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When using a grinder, the shower of sparks will set your clothes on fire.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:29 AM   #82
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Do NOT put the bike up on the center stand, start it up, 1st gear, oil the chain, then use a rag wrapped around your fingers to makes sure the oil is well spread. When the rag gets caught in the chain and pulls your fingers in-between the chain and rear sprocket the pain is immediate and intense.

I was lucky the chain was tight enough that my fingers in the mix killed the bike halfway around - the supports of the chain guard would have amputated them. As it was i just mangled the first 1/2 inch.

That afternoon my rugby name became Chains.
Wish I had thought of that name.

Do tell your kids not to be so anal about chain tension on their BMX bikes as to attempt to check said tension, while coasting down the road with feet on pedals. When they lean over and lift the chain with a finger, their foot will press down on the pedal and reel their finger into the chain ring.

(Okay it was me around 10 yrs old. I was stuck with a bike on my finger at the chain's tight spot or just before it. No free wheel, bendix brake on mags, so no backing it out. A neighbor decided to try to pry the chain off with a shovel, thereby tightening the chain on my finger.
I sent my friend back the two blocks home to get my parents and some tools to get the master link off. Actually don't remember getting out of it but needed lots of stitches and my right index fingernail still grows kind of odd towards the tip.
I spent more teacher work days getting stitches than I care to remember)
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:01 PM   #83
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Remove drawbar wrench before turning on vertical milling machine spindle.
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:08 PM   #84
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ouch... at least i got mine out...

Memories - that was 27 years ago for me, still remember it clearly.
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:41 PM   #85
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When using a grinder, the shower of sparks will set your clothes on fire.

So will sparks from cutting iron beams with gas/Ox.

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Old 11-19-2008, 04:01 PM   #86
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Check that your vintage beetle is in neutral before casually reaching in the driver's window and hitting the ignition button. Even at a mere 40hp, that freshly-rebuilt engine is torquey enough to break the back tires loose, and you're bound to startle the cat.
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:35 PM   #87
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1) When working under a car ALWAYS disconnect the battery.
Had a friend working on his 69 Camaro and crossed the starter connections
and it lurched forward falling off the ramps. It pinned his head between the
frame and ramp. He was there for over an hour before his parents returned.
The wall was covered in blood where he was screaming for help. He
survived. He has a nice plate in his head. He is now nicknamed lumpy.
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:44 PM   #88
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ouch... at least i got mine out...

Memories - that was 27 years ago for me, still remember it clearly.
Less damaging but far more humorus, had a job setting up computer furniture in hospitals, office buildings Etc., allways during business hours. Myself and a helper get on an elevator, (empty thankfully) on the 7th floor, I have a toolbox, he has a 50' extension cord.

He's dragging several feet of said cord behind him, door closes on cord, elevator decends and the cord begins to run out like a lure hit by a Blue Marlin.

Floor 6

Floor 5

Floor 4

Him "what should I do?"

Me "let go of the cord".

Him "then what?"

Me "act like nothing happened."
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:45 PM   #89
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Holy Crap Shrimper THAT was funny....and about the drawbar wrench....did it turn it into a flinger across the shop?
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:36 AM   #90
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Holy Crap Shrimper THAT was funny....and about the drawbar wrench....did it turn it into a flinger across the shop?
When running the spindle clockwise the wrench hits the motor housing and unscrews the draw bar, thank you Bridgeport!

Had it been a left handed tool there would have been much
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