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Old 08-05-2012, 04:44 PM
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Default Reminder to wear proper footwear in the shop

Even when you are just "popping in for a quick second to take care of something".

Wear proper footwear, not flip flops.

Oh, and don't drop a bench vice on your toe.

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Old 08-05-2012, 05:05 PM
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Have a friend that just did the same thing - broke his foot in two places and will at least have a month off from flying.

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Old 08-05-2012, 05:32 PM
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Default Broken toes

My 80 year old mother-in-law dropped a jack on her toe a month or so back while working on her mower. She lied to the ER doc because she didn't want to listen to his grief. She told him she dropped a wrench on her toe.

His response... "That must have been quite a wrench"
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:58 AM
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I'm really bad about this.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:52 AM
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You might wanna change your screen name to "limpman".

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You might wanna change your screen name to "limpman".

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Old 08-06-2012, 07:52 AM
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I've done the same thing twice in the shop over the years. I now wear steel toed work shoes when I'm out there and have a couple "saves" under my belt since doing so.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:53 AM
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I wear my flip-flops in the shop everyday. I realized that that the bottoms have been metalized since so much aluminum is embeded in the soles. If it makes you feel better, sneakers ect wouldn't have saved you only heavy boots.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:53 AM
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99% of my building is done in flip-flops and surf shorts (I hate cotton in humidity). Little hot in FL

I learned in the Marines to wear proper foot protection.

I learned building with flip-flops... when you drop a Tungsten bucking bar toward your foot... move like a Ninja!!!

I dont recommend flip-flops while building, but 2 years and I'm only down 2 or 3 toes.

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I dont recommend flip-flops while building, but 2 years and I'm only down 2 or 3 toes.
Scott
If you only plan to build one airplane, this might work out ok. However; if you plan to be a serial builder, I suspect the toe loss to airplane ratio is too high for long term sustainability. :-)
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