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Old 04-08-2012, 07:59 PM   #16
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I had a 2 1/2 inch finishing nail stuck dead center in my middle finger---everyone in the ER wanted to see it---including some fellow from book keeping--

My assistant had a framing nail get him in the knuckle a year ago----that healed slow--

They are definately not toys---

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Old 04-08-2012, 08:07 PM   #17
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The only possible “accidents” with a nail gun imo would be if you’re nailing into something and have a blind obstruction that would ricochet a nail back at you (or someone else).


Any other scenario is just plain stupid imo… Even if it’s your buddy that just shot you. Someone wasn’t paying attention.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:17 PM   #18
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I was nailing a particle board door jamb together----particle board just blew out hand holding the two sides together was hit by the flying nail---

My assistant was in a hurry and got a little careless---we usually use a finish gun for the small drywall nailers---He used the framer rather than fetch the finish gun for three bits of blocking---

Believe me--I am a lot more careful now than I was back then---and my assistant--the same---
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Had a framing nail nick the 2x4 and go into my forefinger and into tthe bone. Apparently cracked the bone but I pulled it and kept working. Been shot with those pesky 2" and 2-1/2" 16ga. finish nails a few times. Just take the nail biters and lay a piece of wood or metal on the finger and pulled them out each time. No real need for a doctor either time.

Now, that slice witht he chainsaw was a different matter! Butterflied and duct taped that thing 3-4 times over the next 2-3 hours before I gave up working and went to the ER. I have a suture kit, but I couldn't find it that day! Go figure.
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Men, go figure... You all can practically sever appendages and behave as though its a papercut, but if you get the sniffles then we see the little boy within
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Depends on the appendage....

If I can't work the remote properly, I don't know what I'd do...
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I've driven 12 D nails into the web between my fingers several times with a hammer. Having a handful of nails, framing walls on the flat, flip a nail and go to set it, while another nail happens to be out of alignment in the hand. When speed nailing, it can happen.



When I ran a framing crew, I would take the gun away from the guys who thought the trigger hiss sounded cool when they repeatedly pulled it while walking with the gun. Finger on the trigger is an accident waiting to happen.
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Funny you should say that Creeper. I was ill and laid out today.

Broken toe couldn't keep me out.
3/8" groove through the knee and into the cap didn't keep me out.
Sliced hand didn't stop me. I could go on.
Queasy stomach got me though!
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Thanks for sharings those photos Frank. That sure was swell.

My ex fell off a ladder just as the dumb ass was stepping onto a 2nd story roof. He fell backwards and landed on his feet, then accordioned. He broke his back and every bone in both feet. He was told he'd never walk again. He said F that and with lots of determination within a year was back in workboots and skates. He went from 6'2" to 6". Over the years he'd come home with large chunks of flesh missing from various injurys. If one of the babies caught a cold he'd be more needy then they ever were
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Thanks for sharing those inspiring, heart-warming photos!!!
Ouch, ouch, ouch!!
Remember, no pain - no gain!!

Mmmmmm!! ... Blood!
Makes me think of a nice, rare, T-bone, steak!!!
Yummy!

"Suture job" - scale of 1 to 10 - a "6".
For a "scratch" like that - we usually, just rub some dirt on it -
pour a bunch of whiskey on it - get out the propane torch and flash the
wound - then wrap it in electrical-tape, Duct-tape, Tyvek-tape ...
No problem!!

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Whooo mama, and before breakfast, OK lunch.
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Lunch over now? How's this?
The Brown Recluse bite would have been worse, but I took 3 benedryls to fight it before going to doc.

Most bones can be set by yourself if you do it right after the break. Simple breaks, not compound, or spiral, of course. I forgot to take pic of th etoe before I set it. Set the bone and pain levels drops fast!

Wife sometimes makes me go in to get an Xray, but the doc has never has to reset one I set. Beleive me, you know if you get it right!
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Lunch over now? How's this?
The Brown Recluse bite would have been worse, but I took 3 benedryls to fight it before going to doc.

Most bones can be set by yourself if you do it right after the break. Simple breaks, not compound, or spiral, of course. I forgot to take pic of th etoe before I set it. Set the bone and pain levels drops fast!

Wife sometimes makes me go in to get an Xray, but the doc has never has to reset one I set. Beleive me, you know if you get it right!
Whew, that looks painful, I thought I got into all kinds of things but you got me beat.
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Lunch over now? How's this?
Most bones can be set by yourself if you do it right after the break.
I have had over 43 fracture,4 plates and 4 rods along with a couple dozen screws holding it all together.
Next time I need to set my own bones I'll borrow your cahuna's,screw that give me Morphine a smoke and then I might think about it.

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