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    Quote Originally Posted by Vitola View Post
    Mine would be semi cigar related, just out of college, it was when I was working at a timber mill, producing all sorts of finished timber products - Spanish Cedar included.
    I was planing down a raw piece of timber through a rotary plane bench. The shavings would build up on the bench, and we would use a hand brush, to clear the excess shavings from the machine, so the rotary cutting edge could do its job, without burning or scarring the wood. We would do this, often without turning the machine off - mid plank if there was a big build up....
    Well, on one such occasion I couldn’t find the hand brush, so brushed away the shavings using my hand - I was wearing thick safety gloves at the time, thought nothing of it, until my glove got ripped from my hand...I thought phew! Lucky escape there.....That was until I turned to my colleague, as blood spurted from the tip of my little finger - 10 feet across the workshop.....never felt a thing, but the whole tip of my little finger had been taken off....the X-rays showed it had shaved the tip of the bone off my finger at a sharp 45 degree angle....I now have a pointy little finger....my badge of honour for second place, not being quick enough.....
    I too could see what was coming, I've cut myself doing exactly what you did but with the machine off. I wiped away some wood chips with my hand from the surface table not thinking, and one of the knives was facing straight up. Gave myself a nasty cut but nothing more thankfully. Having seen many older joiners with missing digits i generally have a healthy respect for my machinery.

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    this is a fascinating topic, and @PeeJays point about stupidity rings utterly true! I am a walking patch work quilt of scars... mostly from misadventure and bloody good fun!

    I have a scar in each eye brow where I have split myself skull deep in various misadventures - mostly my head hitting other heads and rocks, variously on rugby pitches and not,
    I have a scar in my top lip under my nose that was so deep I could blow bubbles through it - blacked out after a run, after a weekend of no sleep and lots of fun,
    I have a scar of two front teeth in my right forearm... rugby... didn't know what it was until it healed and became exceptionally apparent that i'd been mistaken for steak,
    I have a scar on a shoulder blade where someone screwed a stud into me as a part of a particularly savage shoe-ing at the bottom of a ruck... i probably deserved it.
    I have scars all over the top of my heads from variously, hanging myself up on a hook by the scalp as a child (long story), having a clay pigeon smash on my head and peal me like a tangerine, slicing my head on someones nose cartilage....

    Nothing overtly savage, but all are fond memories of mucking about and remaining mostly pretty much intact!
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    ...and thankfully no photos!

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    2nd post about Wiggs in one sitting. But perhaps he can show us the one on his finger that he got from a safety cutter and consequently tried to cauterize with a jet flame lighter. ������

    Myself, I have a pretty gnarly one on my right arm from a 5" bone protrusion after breaking my elbow. Took over 12 months to use the hand again after severing tendons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emaresee View Post
    this is a fascinating topic, and @PeeJays point about stupidity rings utterly true! I am a walking patch work quilt of scars... mostly from misadventure and bloody good fun!

    I have a scar in each eye brow where I have split myself skull deep in various misadventures - mostly my head hitting other heads and rocks, variously on rugby pitches and not,
    I have a scar in my top lip under my nose that was so deep I could blow bubbles through it - blacked out after a run, after a weekend of no sleep and lots of fun,
    I have a scar of two front teeth in my right forearm... rugby... didn't know what it was until it healed and became exceptionally apparent that i'd been mistaken for steak,
    I have a scar on a shoulder blade where someone screwed a stud into me as a part of a particularly savage shoe-ing at the bottom of a ruck... i probably deserved it.
    I have scars all over the top of my heads from variously, hanging myself up on a hook by the scalp as a child (long story), having a clay pigeon smash on my head and peal me like a tangerine, slicing my head on someones nose cartilage....

    Nothing overtly savage, but all are fond memories of mucking about and remaining mostly pretty much intact!
    These deserve a cigar an a story one day..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHAMZ84 View Post
    These deserve a cigar an a story one day..

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    the stories all start with.... i was cocking around when all of a sudden ...
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