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I know I usually do not listen to people and end up finding things out the hard way.....But trust me on this....Always wear your gloves while welding! I was building a new table for my frame jig and a piece of molten hot metal fell and landed on my wedding ring. My instant reaction was to pull the ring off so it wouldn't melt to my finger. Well...when I did it slid mulitle layers of skin from my finger. Like the saying....cuts like butter....yeah...thats about right. I wish I had taken some pics of it before I had cut the skin off that was hanging....but here is the aftermath. I am sure it will be a lifetime scar. I have a few of them from welding burns in the past. OH WELL. Live and Learn!!




 

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I refuse to wear rings or watches when doing any type of welding or automotive work. I am a welding instructor for Cochise College and always recommend to all students to leave the jewelry at home. I had a friend nearly lose his ring finger while welding. The ring touched the plate and the electrode at the same time and it fused the ring to his finger. Had to have it surgically removed. My auto shop teacher in HS was working on a SBC starter and had his watch (metal band) short out across the + and - leads. Same thing, melted it into his skin and has a scar the shape of his watch to this day and probably forever.
 

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That will leave a mark. Ive been turning wrenches and welding to long, NO JEWLERY OR LOOSE CLOTHES. My wife use to ask when we first got married why I never wore my ring. I told some stories I know and she never asked again. Only time I ever wear it is special occasions.
 

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LOL, thats why they are called accidents!!
Them burns are nothing but PAIN.
Keep it clean to prevent infection.
 

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I already for warned the wife that the ring is gonna be on and off alot!!!! The sad part of this is that I too have had friends/co-workers that have had similar accidents. When I did custom car audio....a fellow worker was tightening down a battery terminal when the wrench shorted out and was touching his wedding ring. It fused that thing right to his finger and he too had to have it surgically removed. But like I said....I have never been one to learn from others mistakes....lol.
 

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sounds like u need a tattoo ring to keep the wifey happy.... but id wait till that healed !!!
 

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u got the ring off, now put some duct tape on it and get back to work!!!

I wanna see a pict of the ring!!
 

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QUOTE (bansh-eman @ Aug 11 2008, 07:26 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=7989u got the ring off, now put some duct tape on it and get back to work!!!

I wanna see a pict of the ring!!

Thats the [censored]ty part Greg.....I forgot to take pics of the ring!!! I was so [censored]ed that I messed up my ring that I did what anyone with power tools would do!!!! I sanded the slag back down to the gold....reshaper it.....and hit it with the buffer. Besides having a little polished steel in with the gold....it looks pretty damn good!!!
 

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lol a true metal worker!
 
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