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« on: April 11, 2010, 04:38:40 AM »

I have been searching through past and present NH threads recently in preparation for a homemade I have planned. During the course of my late night/early morning digging, I have read some horror stories regarding modding accidents, such as dremel wheel explosions, hot glue burns, etc.

Some of the threads in question:
http://nerfhaven.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=15832&hl=
http://nerfhaven.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=16618&hl=

After the second one, I went out and bought a face shield... better safe than sorry.

So, with that in mind, here is a Sticky to remind you to take the proper precautions when modding.

Enjoy.
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2010, 06:35:29 AM »

I have had two safety accidents from dremeling, one of which came out of nowhere.

First was a burn, it happened while trying to do some sawing on a Mav to turn it into an absolvermav (which failed), the plastic liquefied and splashed into the corner of my lips.

Second, I got a tiny shard of plastic in my eye while sawing off the chamber to the battery pack in a Vulcan. I even had goggles on, but apparently it somehow ricocheted off something and got between the glasses in my eye.

Always wear a bandana and a tightly fitting pair of goggles when dremeling, kids.
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2010, 02:23:10 PM »

I've gotten small cuts on the ends of my fingers whilst using a stanley knife to do the russian roulette mod on mavericks, but, to be honest, I've cut myself worse making sandwiches.
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2010, 10:58:39 AM »

I learned a valuable lesson from when I removed the pegs in my 'Strike, to give it a good blow out before I fire the thing for the first time. Because when I did first fire it after the peg removal, it sent little bits of orange shrapnel everywhere. Two weeks later and I'm *still* Picking it up.

I can imagine that would *really* hurt if some poor zombie got that in the eye/face.
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2010, 02:39:28 PM »

1. Always wear safety glasses.
2. Wear gloves when using a power drill or dremel in case of accidental contact.
3. Wash the work area to prevent particles of plastic or metal from getting airborne.
4. When spray painting or filing/sanding plastic, wear a respirator.
5. Maintain all tools. Dull blades slip.
6. Fully clean all pieces after cutting to remove debris.

Those are the basic safety rules I follow. It's better to be safe than to save a bit of time by taking shortcuts. A modification isn't worth the risk of eye or lung damage.
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2010, 10:39:13 AM »

thanks for the heads up guys...
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2010, 02:28:44 PM »

I have a few horror stories, but have been lucky so far.

I had one of my cutting wheals explode (lucky all the shrapnel went forward...pheww) during a long cutting job. My theory is that it get too hot and eventually, under a lot of stress, will shatter.

Ive also gotten a few light hot glue burns, but I always rub it off before it get serious (if hot glue get on u just roll it off...it will cool rapidly and stop your burns).

I also had some serious lung pain from breathing in too much dust on a sanding job. I got a paper face maks and havent had any problems yet...and of coerce I have a pair of goggles I wear when I do most cutting jobs.
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010, 01:22:00 AM »

I've gotten small cuts on the ends of my fingers whilst using a stanley knife to do the russian roulette mod on mavericks, but, to be honest, I've cut myself worse making sandwiches.
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2010, 03:27:59 AM »

Nite Finder. Box cutter. Sudden shouting. Upper thigh. Blood. Blood. Blood.

Scar.
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2010, 11:42:51 AM »

I've gotten small cuts on the ends of my fingers whilst using a stanley knife to do the russian roulette mod on mavericks, but, to be honest, I've cut myself worse making sandwiches.
Why have you just copied my post?
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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2010, 03:13:49 PM »

Why have you just copied my post?
Probably because he didn't think you'd notice.

I've sliced my left index finger open with a hacksaw while attempting to cut reinforcing strips for my LS boltsled. The cut wasn't very deep, but since it was a dull blade it tore the skin rather than cut it. 3 months later, I still have a scar. I usually roll any hot glue off before I get burned, but every once in a while I'm too slow, and I get a blister. I haven't had any issues with my Dremel yet though *knock on wood*.
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2010, 05:52:04 PM »

Nite Finder. Box cutter. Sudden shouting. Upper thigh. Blood. Blood. Blood.

Scar.

...When did this happen? And pics or it didn't happen. Or just show me.
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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2010, 05:59:52 PM »

...When does this happen? And pics or it didn't happen. Or just show me.

I'm guessing he was trying to cut some part of his NF on his leg when the knife slipped and stabbed him.
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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2010, 06:35:29 PM »

Whoops. That "does" was totally supposed to be a "did."
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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2010, 11:43:33 AM »

1. Always wear safety glasses.
2. Wear gloves when using a power drill or dremel in case of accidental contact.
3. Wash the work area to prevent particles of plastic or metal from getting airborne.
4. When spray painting or filing/sanding plastic, wear a respirator.
5. Maintain all tools. Dull blades slip.
6. Fully clean all pieces after cutting to remove debris.

Those are the basic safety rules I follow. It's better to be safe than to save a bit of time by taking shortcuts. A modification isn't worth the risk of eye or lung damage.

Completely true. I've both hurt myself and have had friends who've hurt themselves when they didn't have on the right protection. I would add have bandages present at all workspaces... just sayin'...
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