I seem to remember a thread about dumb things we've done. I thought I would share the latest dumb thing I did. Make that the series of painful dumb things I've done.
I was in Texas the last couple weeks for some Legend racing. When we're not racing, we work on the bosses toys. I was making to make a step for the back of his H1 Hummer so it is easier to get into the bed. I find some 1/4" steel and cut it with the plasma cutter. Now I need to sand the edges. I put a new belt on the belt sander and was adjusting it and I don't know what I did but I stuck my fingers right into the belt. A little blood, but mostly sanded down finger nails and a bunch of pain. And I ruined my last belt!
I bend the metal 90 degrees and go to the drill press to do the mounting holes. Jimmy comes up and says "Are you going to helicopter some parts?". You'll never guess what happens next. As soon as I touched the part with the drill bit, it caught and spun around and smacked me on the side of the wrist. No blood, but way more pain and a bruise about 3" x 3" a couple days after the swelling went down.
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We just moved onto a new shop a couple weeks ago. I get back from Texas and start helping put stuff away and sort out some of the electrical we need. Whenever the compressor kicks on It's way to loud, so we start to build 7' x 12' a room around it. We lay out the walls on the floor and I nail them together. The other guys were doing something so I grab the short to move it out of the way. I get it about chest high and it slips out of my hands and lands right on top of my right foot. That was some bad pain. the kind that gives you an upset stomach. I had to sit down immediately.
I drove myself to the hospital(cause I'm a guy, not a sissy) and guess what. I broke my foot. First metatarsal. Lots of bruising and swelling. That was last Wednesday. I go to a specialist tomorrow.
All that in a week. I think I'm done with pain for the year.