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Ed Kennell

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The recent rash of accidents involving these devices becoming stuck on fingers and requiring the ERs to call in their maintenance men with a grinder and cut off wheel reminded me of an accident I had many decades ago when I was young and dumb and....   Well, some say I am still dumb, but more experienced. 

Seems I had a habit of sticking small ball and roller bearings on my fingers  while I cleaned them.    I would spray them with carb cleaner, then blow them dry with compressed air as the outer race, balls, and cage were spinning.

I am guessing by the whine, it was rotating about 100,000 RPM when it locked up and continued to turn taking the inner race that was jammed in my finger with it. 

 

I do still have that finger, but it was upside down for a few days.  :text-blondmoment:

 

 

 

 

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Good Lord Ed, that hurts just reading about it!

 

Thank goodness we generally get smarter as we get older. :rolleyes:

 

 

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1 hour ago, AMC RULES said:

:hand:  :wwp:  

I know the rule Rules....." If we don't have pictures, It didn't happen".

 

Sorry Craig, there will be no reenactment photos of this one.

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On 8/2/2017 at 10:36 PM, tunahead72 said:

Thank goodness we generally get smarter as we get older. :rolleyes:

 

 

I haven't. ....

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