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Old 09-19-2019, 06:44 PM
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Default New builders safety tip

Aluminum parts and some tools can cause damage. Get a tetanus shot before starting your build. I had to get one today. Be careful out there!

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Old 09-19-2019, 07:16 PM
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Aluminum parts and some tools can cause damage. Get a tetanus shot before starting your build. I had to get one today. Be careful out there!
Clean it with MEK and tape it up with blue painters tape and you'll be fine
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:07 PM
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Wait till you drill a hole in your finger. That hurts.
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:14 PM
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Yes, I drilled so deep into my finger that I had to reverse the direction of the drill to get the bit out of my finger. I felt a wave of nausea hit me.
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:24 PM
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Speaking of drilling fingers, I always heard of it on here and said to myself "how the heck do people do that!". It wasn't long after that and I sent a #40 underneath and out my fingernail... lol
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:04 PM
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Walt, I assume your comment about MEK is a joke. Pouring it on a wound is way different than incidental skin surface contact.
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Old 09-22-2019, 05:28 AM
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Work in a welding supply store. We also sell lots of different safety gear.

The oilfield locally demands that all workers have cut resistant gloves of at least A4 rated cut resistance.

Most of this style glove has come a long way, dexterity and grip available are surprisingly good now.

For arm protection they have sleeves available as well.

Price for some of the synthetic gloves is under $10 per pair, sleeves around $20, however different sleeve options available. You can get with thumb hole and elastic cuff options to help hold in place.

I use cut resistant gloves at work and home.

Way cheaper than a visit to the doc.

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Old 09-22-2019, 05:37 AM
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Aluminum parts and some tools can cause damage.
We had a guy in our EAA chapter a few years ago that slipped and cut himself, I think on the SS firewall, and bled to death before someone found him.

Also I can’t over emphasize the importance of eye protection. Everyone ought to wear some type of safety glasses whenever in the shop.
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Old 09-22-2019, 06:31 AM
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And another one... just like with firearms, keep your finger off the trigger till you're on target and ready to shoot (the rivet). Many years ago Mom was helping rivet Dad's vertical stab and decided to do her best "Rosie the Riveter" impression... squeezed the trigger and sent the -4 universal rivet set into the drywall a few inches from Dad's head.

In less extreme cases, I've seen parts dented by too-early trigger presses.
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:31 AM
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Speaking of drilling fingers, I always heard of it on here and said to myself "how the heck do people do that!". It wasn't long after that and I sent a #40 underneath and out my fingernail... lol
Jip me as well - fourteen years ago on my first RV build when battling with the Firewall.
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