Birthday/squashed finger

Today was my forty-somthingth birthday and I booked the day of work thinking
it could be more productively spent in the workshop and Indeed I have almost
finished making the magneto platform for Scott SE.
Sitting back admiring my work and running a finger over the mag chain, I
idly rocked the flywheel with my other hand. Ouch! Getting ones finger
between chain and sprocket hurts. So now I'm waiting to see if it will just
go black or if the nail is going to fall off. I always thought you live and
learn, but it would appear not:-(
I think I'd better take a little liquid anaesthetic before going to bed:-)
Reply to
Nick Highfield
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Au contraire! I'll bet you don't do it again.
Happy birthday!
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Rob Skinner La Habra, California
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Reply to
Rob Skinner
Yes but I should know already!
Reply to
Nick Highfield
Nick, Are you sure you didn't have the liquid anaesthetic BEFORE you worked on the Scott? Regards, Arthur G (who once lost a fingernail smashing his pinky on a wall after the starting handle came off the shaft !)
Reply to
Arthur Griffin
I stay well clear of the workshop when "comfortably numb", I know from experience that I will break drills, hacksaw blades and quite possibly myself:-}
I am beginning to wonder though if I should sue myself for unsafe working practices - where there's blame there's a claim and all that!
Reply to
Nick Highfield
practices - where there's blame >there's a claim and all that!
This would result in the supreme example of only the legal profession gaining from a court case.
I'm sure you'd find a couple of lawyers happy to fight it out :-)
Regards, Arthur G
Reply to
Arthur Griffin
Being used to many years of having an engine actually stop when you turn it off, the Crossley has caught me out several times as I catch hold of the plug terminal to undo it, the flywheels still rotating, of course ;o))
Regards,
Kim Siddorn
Reply to
J K Siddorn
Ouch! Sounds nasty Nick!
*makes a mental note not to do that* ;)
Regards Chris
Reply to
Chris Crocker - White
Thats the point that tells me I'm too tired to continue! I know the next breakage will be disastrous, so knock off!
This week's one was snapping a 5BA tap in the last threaded hole in the job I was making - with the thing all polished etc, and the stub of the tap just peeping out into view! Luckily, some frantic wiggliing first with some mini pliers, and then belting it with a blunt puch, started it turning back out, so the day was saved. The stock of swear-words was just about emptied too......... Ugh!
Dave.
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speedy2
"speedy2" wrote (snip):-
Ah, That sinking feeling when you just know you shouldn't have; given it that last quarter turn, taken one more light cut to clean up, straightened that bent bit without heat etc etc. I always feel a tremendous sense of guilt - I know a 'proper' engineer wouldn't have been so stupid!
Reply to
Nick Highfield
'Proper Engineers' are just as capable of such things..........
Peter
Reply to
Peter A Forbes
Gentlemen, Proper Engineer's even more so because they think they know better and get upset when they find they don't :-))
Martin P p.s. Peter Ive got my new van, 1.9TDI Vivaro ex demo all boarded out in back, by tommorrow will have Bench and small vice fitted along with racks of spares and tools etc.
Reply to
Campingstoveman
Pity they wouldn't go for the 2.5DTI :-((
Did you get the all-important tow-bar ??
BTW: Haven't paid any club sub's, had no newsletters for ages, who's in charge these days at the BBSEC ?
Peter
Reply to
Peter A Forbes
Peter, Cant remember who Mem Sec is will find out tommorrow, Tow Bar is down to me and is top of list for Rally season, I think I can fit it myself as a friend can get trade on Bars. 2.5 TDI would have been nice but this 1.9 TDI is not sluggish by any means it also has a six speed box and first is low so towing should not present any problems. I'm very pleased with it.
Martin P
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Campingstoveman

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