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    Quote Originally Posted by Peedee View Post
    Put a battery driver bit through my finger a few weeks ago, it stopped at the bone (Cheap driver bit slipped off the screw head).
    I did something like that once. But through the web of flesh between my thumb & index finger. Clean through. Had a phillips #2 size scar there for a while.
    My son says, "Be more careful."
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    I drilled a small hole in my finger once, don't know why I had my finger behind the board I was drilling through. I will do most anything to avoid using screws that require a flat screwdriver, the guy that invented trumpet head screws is my hero.
    What is that squeaking noise?

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    The Sand-Man's doings...

    "...don't be bold, address your mold,
    Guard it well, till it grows cold,
    Or the Sand-Man will come..."
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    Ouch! That stuff's hot!

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    Only injury foundry work has ever caused me was financial injury.

    Seriously, I always wear leather everything and a face shield.
    It's a PITA but no where near the pain you'll experience if Murphy comes a knocking.

    ER bills are always worse than the injury...... usually.

    A little common sense goes a Loooong way when playing with fire and molten metal.
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    I haven't been hurt in my backyard foundry. I use a full face shield when I pour and i have foundry gloves. Welding gloves were shriveling up with the heat. I sometimes put a plywood board up between my flask and my body when i pour. I had a steam explosion once from a cold, damp cast iron ingot pan...it threw aluminum 12 feet high on my house but none hit me. Don't do as I do...i pour in a tee shirt, shorts, and tennis shoes...unless it's cold, then, I have jeans on. I have to edit my videos so I don't get any skin showing and get called an idiot by the online crowd. I saw one of the cast iron guys pouring in a tux once [on his website I believe]. The most important thing for me is to have everything placed where you know where it is so you aren't clumsy when you move a pot of metal.
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    No injuries from foundry...but 2 from grinding welds with the angle grinder. Got metal sliver in my eye twice. 1st time had eye dr take it out in office. Second time, very uncomfortable came out by itself the next night but gave me a rust ring which the eye dr had to remove by grinding off with a tiny dremel type tool with a ti_ny burr on it. I wear glasses so I wasnt as careful as I should be. I will never grind again without the wrap around safety glasses which fit over my regular glasses.

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    I had to get my eye buffed out once too because a chip got in it from drilling above my head...That was super painful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by metalshop View Post
    I had to get my eye buffed out once too because a chip got in it from drilling above my head...That was super painful!
    buffed....pretty apt description!

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    Had the needle job to pick out a piece of swarf in my eye, not pleasant.

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    All right, you convinced me about the eye issues! (As if the only kind of glasses I wear now are the 'official safety kind' with removable side-shields. Been wearing those since my Boeing days... about 25 years, now)

    Just what kind of decent face shield, e.g. MMM/3m, should I save for? I've got my eye (pun intended) on one which has interchangeable shields, clear and dark-green tinted, both of poly-carbonate.

    I'm not sure about HF ones - I have endured (due to *surgery*) corneal abrasions - and I didn't like it much. (Yep, got them in the OR, while something else was being worked on...)
    Ouch! That stuff's hot!

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