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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:04 pm

Thanks for the input, Jack. I fell asleep with an ice pack on it last night.

Doctor said I have a bad first degree or minor second degree burn - no nerve damage and should heal on it's own in 2-3 weeks, but it hurts like a mofo.

This is why we don't drop red-hot fittings on our extremities, my fellow spudders:

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I caught the fitting between my first and second fingers, but the inside part of my second finger took the beating. You can see where the skin kind of shriveled up and looks leathery, and then the big blister right below that. It hurts a lot less today though.

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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:10 pm

looks painful :( hope you get better soon.

The mistake most people make with burns is that though you might have removed the heat source, the flesh is still hot and still being damaged - it's important to apply effective cooling for several minutes after the burn to mitigate the damage.

there's a little trick you can do with an ice cube and a cigarette, if you press on the ice until your finger is numb, you can stub the cigarette out in it without pain or harming the skin because even though your finger gets heated by the ash, the temperature is already low so it doesn't get raised beyond normal body temperature.
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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:21 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:looks painful :( hope you get better soon.

The mistake most people make with burns is that though you might have removed the heat source, the flesh is still hot and still being damaged - it's important to apply effective cooling for several minutes after the burn to mitigate the damage.

there's a little trick you can do with an ice cube and a cigarette, if you press on the ice until your finger is numb, you can stub the cigarette out in it without pain or harming the skin because even though your finger gets heated by the ash, the temperature is already low so it doesn't get raised beyond normal body temperature.


True - however, you want to be careful not to keep ice directly on a fresh burn for very long, because it's easy to induce frostbite in the already-damaged tissue. Additionally, freezing the liquid inside a blister is extremely painful (or so I've heard).

I'll try the cigarette trick (Well, I don't smoke tobacco... but I can think of something that'll work :) ) next time I injure myself... sounds amusing....

Don't feel bad for me, feel bad for Turbohacker's dad. A crispy finger is nothing compared to loosing an eye. I feel bad for that guy.

I just posted this as a "Look how stupid Pete was - Don't do this!", not trying to get sympathy. Thanks, though.

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Unread postAuthor: windshrike » Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:25 pm

The extent of my cannon accident:
I had a sprinkler valve pneumatic. My father thought it was a combustion.
He smashed it into 3 pieces :cry: . At least I could salvage the perfect 25" bb barrel :P
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Unread postAuthor: super spuder » Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:30 pm

umm, how and why did your dad smash it?
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Unread postAuthor: windshrike » Sat Sep 29, 2007 3:55 pm

I already said: he thought it was a combustion(flame is a big no-no in my house, but I do get away with less noisy pyro activities). How? Against the floor. It was a bit of a cross between a Steyr AUG and Experament-U2's Reaper Rifle so the part of chamber underneath the barrel made a good grip for him to swing it by. Oh I also got a cut near my left eye when shooting airsoft bbs at a cabinet and one bounced straight back. It was so cool; originally going to hit my right eye, I moved to the right so it hit just to the left of my left eye(which was really stupid, had I moved to the left it would have missed altogether). I was using a 3" barrel at only 60 psi; I shudder to think of what would have happened to my eye if I had used the 25" PERFECT barrel at 100 psi that I do now(don't worry I've found goggles by now).

The said perfect barrel is a Redhead Carbon Fury 4560 arrow shaft; at absolute vertical, it still takes 9-10 seconds for an airsoft bb to roll all the way down.
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Unread postAuthor: super spuder » Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:53 pm

oh i get it now... i thought ur dad was spraying fuel in it and trying to figure out how to light it and got mad and smashed it lol
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Unread postAuthor: chaos » Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:10 pm

here you guys go, i found the pics of my hand after my accident

- marble under the skin against the bone (didnt shatter luckily)
- 7 stiches
- lots of bruising
- spiral fracture from the knuckle up

maybe not look at the pictures if your "easily" grossed out, there not that bad tho.

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Unread postAuthor: thespeedycicada » Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:51 pm

the reducer on my co-axial had a defect and exploded.Got a huge bruise on my foot.
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Unread postAuthor: BigGrib » Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:51 am

ok heres my 2 incidents
#1 When i made my first gun i was trying to get it to work and i pulled the old wonder why it's not firing lets open the end cap and see if its getting spark and blow my eye brows off (shave my head so i was already bald)

#2 had made my first tennis ball barrel and was firing at an old couch when i kind of missed my target hit the top board of the couch and watched the tennis ball make a bee line straight towards me. i'm kind of fat so i dont move all that quick sometimes and i ended up getting pegged in the back as i was trying to duck. had a bruise for about 2 weeks

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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Fri Oct 05, 2007 2:42 am

Additionally, freezing the liquid inside a blister is extremely painful (or so I've heard).

Yeah it hurts like hell, and is pretty damn weird. Some jerk-off kid squirted hot glue all over my palm when I wasn't paying attention at my work. After the blister had formed and filled up with fluid, my coworker suggested icing it with methanol and dry ice to see what happened. It was a bad idea, and I ended up with what felt like an ice cube in my hand which was numb at first, and then it felt like the blister/icecube thing was on fire.
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:05 am

Well, my worst so far, and most humorous, was with a mini. I was using a beefstock container for a chamber, and a pentube for an airsoft barrel. Not thinking, I decided to use a propane torch to fill and ignite it. So I drilled a hole in the cap, stuck the torch head in, filled it up, and hit the sparker. BOOM!!!! The cap blew off, hit me in the stomach, and burned the hair off the back of my hands. I could hear the echo off the hill below my house, and my ears were ringing for about 20 minutes... But, not discouraged, I found a different container, and a different fuel to use lol.
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Unread postAuthor: Redcoat » Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:31 am

share your cannon accidents!


One word: Ricochet.

Shooting at a Rel Estate Sign in front of a Brick Wall. I had my brand new High Pressure Stirrup Pump. Pumped up to 135psi.

Hit the sign went through bounced off wall and flew right past my head nicking the top of my ear.
I got a cut and it hurt like a [female doggy]!

I could hear the marble rotating and cutting through the ear past my ear.
I was practically in shock. If I hadn't touched that piece of wood before I entered the firing area i would have been Eye-Buggered in the Socket.

This isn't the second time I've had a ricochet problem a marble once missed my arm by about 10cm and hit a brick. I could smell something rank, I assumed that it was the sandstone particles in the air.

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Unread postAuthor: spanerman » Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:14 am

saftey glasses are a must with hard projectiles....
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:52 am

spanerman wrote:saftey glasses are a must with hard projectiles....


It's not enough, this could just have easily been a clean hole in my forehead - eliminating the risk of ricochet by ensuring enough distance between the shooter and the target as well as suitable shielding for the shooter.
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