let's jsut say i am welding... LET'S JUST SAY.... hehehehe. let's also just say that the metal turns to a molten puddle.... funny how that happens huh? anyway. for some reason, gravity doesn't bend it's laws for molten metal and the darn bead falls.... let's also just say that my smartness wasn't all there... my beautiful fiance told me right before i went out to the shop... "remember to put your boots on. you may drop something on your foot and then how will you drive?" i quickly respond to that "silly" comment with a smart-alac phrase like "don't tell me my business woman... i knwo what i'm doing. nothing that i am welding is going to fall on my foot. nothing is big enough to do any damage." and off i go to do my thing. about 5 minutes later, she hears a very high-pitched, feminine scream comming from the garage. she instantly comes to my rescue and tells me the infamous line... i knew it was comming, but i was not anticipating the giddy laughter that was going to accompany the "I told you so". why did she say this you ask? well, maybe OSHA says that metal-workers need to have leather saftey boots on for a reason, other than for HEAVY falling objects. possibly, there may be something in there for falling liquid steel. yea... that stuff burns. don't knwo why, but it does. i guess the good thing about these kinds of injuries is that there is little to no blood. the steel tends to cauterize it's wound. so yea... for all you fellow new welders out there... WEAR BOOTS!!!! cheap-o shoes just don't cut it.
1: the bead fell straight thru my shoelace... as in dead-center thru the thing... pure luck. it fused the nylon/polyester in the shoelace back together for me.
2: the bead first landed on the big wound. it was cauterized shut (no blood), then when i was trying to take my shoe off and check the damage, the thing bounced/rolled around in my sock and landed close to my big toe-nail, then decided to move to the other side of my foot to ensure total discomfort for the rest of the day. i only put my shoe back on for about an hour to go to a birthday party tonight. needless to say, it was very painful. all three injuries are blistered. this sucks.
hope you all enjoy my sheer stupidity