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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Well now I have 8 holes to drill of 70mm at 2.4m but with a 1m ladder.
    Ja/nee, I have to attach a Fredlin hoist amongst my garage roof beams with home made clamps and thread bar, wobbling on a step ladder and working above my head. What could possibly go wrong. All the cutting, drilling, threading and grinding I did at floor level with PPE (goggles, long sleeves and gloves). Murphy is lurking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanL View Post
    My best one is not related to injury, but quite funny.
    My one garage has to accommodate the Excape caravan, my generator as well as our golf cart. Those who are familiar with golf carts would know that once the brake is engaged then it is not possible to release it slowly when one engages the accelerator. It sort of pulls off with a small jump. In order for this lot as well as the lawnmower to fit in the garage the caravan is parked at an angle with the front nearly touching the wall, then I can squeeze the golf cart between the caravan and garage door frame. In front of the cart is the gennie. So this particular day I forgot to engage reverse on the cart trying to pull out of the garage.
    Pressed accellerator to disengage brake. Cart bounced forward hitting the the generator, gennie projected forward hitting the drop down door step of the caravan. The impact of the strike to the step caused front of the caravan to swing towards the golf cart and metal pipe protection on the caravan slapped the golf cart on its left hand side.

    So ek is seker die enigste een wat n ketting botsing in n motorhuis kan bewerkstellig. My experience of a multi vehicle pile up in a garage.

    Can't remember if I read it hear on the forum or heard from someone else quite a while ago, it was of a guy with a very tricky driveway sloping down and turning from street level down to his garage, think Mcdonalds drive threw with a heck of a down slope. He miss judged one of the bends in the driveway, the Fortuner skidded off, slipped down the hill, in to the boat which went in to the caravan. It was allegedly 3 in the morning but allegedly no alcohol was involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Well now I have 8 holes to drill of 70mm at 2.4m but with a 1m ladder.
    You are welcome to come borrow my 2m or my 2.5m ladder if you like?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Commander View Post
    You are welcome to come borrow my 2m or my 2.5m ladder if you like?
    Thanks but just went and bought a 6ft aluminium. Good Lord they aren't cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Thanks but just went and bought a 6ft aluminium. Good Lord they aren't cheap.
    No they are not, but they do last a long time and come in handy, I'm sure you won"t regret it. In the vain of this thread, just remember to not go above the red step


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    I have more power saws and routers than I have fingers and toes, they are all still there. Luckily

    This thread has made me even more careful. Saws pull your extremities towards the blade in Nano seconds. Please be careful.
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    DeWalt Mitre Saw. Left thumb.Attachment 630761Click image for larger version. 

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    Another pic.Click image for larger version. 

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    No pics to show, but the memory is very real. It was 1975, I was doing National Service. My then girlfriend's brother had a Cortina 1600. Many of us had to make do with home mechanics who had tools to do some jobs. Having a weekend pass, it didn't leave much time to do a clutch replacement on Sunday morning. Between my future brother in law and I, we managed drop the gearbox and remove the failed clutch assembly. We took the sample to the local spares shop, he did not have all the parts. You know the feeling when your gut tells you that you need to find a plan B to return to camp. By mid afternoon we got the spares. By then a mechanic friend, had reluctantly helped to complete the job. I was laying on my back under the car, just had to pull back the return spring, light was getting poor, it was difficult to see the hole where that long spring had to be hooked into, at last the long nose pliers and screw driver just gave enough leverage to slot the spring into position. Then it happened, the spring slipped and the long end shot back and lodged in my thumb just under the nail, it didn't stop until was solidly wedged in the bone. No time to go to hospital to have the spring removed. It was removed with one person holding my hand and the other twisting and pulling on the spring with a pliers. I don't recall the next few minutes, until the pain hit me. I did get back to my Base with moments to spare. It took months to be able to write and use my thumb.
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    A very mild garage injury. That is my thumb. Cutting biltong with a Stanley knife whilst working in garage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaconell View Post
    A very mild garage injury. That is my thumb.
    Sies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ooba View Post
    Sies!
    Indeed. Comes from working in garage and cutting biltong with a Stanley knife. But I will rather delete it.....

    Now it will not delete??
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaconell View Post
    Indeed. Comes from working in garage and cutting biltong with a Stanley knife. But I will rather delete it.....

    Now it will not delete??
    No, leave it there, cutting biltong with a stanley knife against your thumb is exactly what this thread is about! 😂 Perhaps just add the caption to the photo.


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    Default Re: Show us your garage accidents

    The take-away from these posts is that you should always have a camera available when working in your garage.

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    Onthou net, braai en kraggereedskap is nie maatjies nie!



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    As ek so na die fotos kyk en als lees is dit veiliger om te trou
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    Always wear your safety gear. Click image for larger version. 

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    On a more serious note, these are my current safety shoes. Steel toes and steel inserts in the soles for standing on a ladder.

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    After seeing all the posts I had an "incident" today.
    Drilling a hole in end of brass curtain rod, all safety in place rod in vice, vice clamped to drill press, drill press anchored to bench. As drill goes though, wind slams the door behind me.
    Nearly [email protected]@ myself
    Luckily no injuries
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaconell View Post
    A very mild garage injury. That is my thumb. Cutting biltong with a Stanley knife whilst working in garage.
    im scrolling on my phone. At first sight of that photo I first thought you had posted a picture of something else! Haha
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