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#26

Wishfull
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13 February 2018 05:42 pm

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New fridge almost in. Put some floating floor tiles on for splash back and side of sink.
Then this happened.

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Almost finished cutting the last piece of timber for caravan fridge surround, using circular saw. 3 stitches I think. Bloody local anesthetic hurt more than the injury.
I was getting tired, should have stopped 1/2 hr before I was using my left hand and went to support the bit being cut with my right hand and felt a burning sensation . I was very lucky.


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Turbo gold pan, Ancient 1996 Garret Scorpion gold stinger, Minelab GPX 4500, SDC2300, Detecnix wader Li pinpointer, home made pick, 750 mm Walco pick, understanding wife, most of the time.

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Occasional_panner
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13 February 2018 05:59 pm

Ouch, better be careful mate, they don't grow back.


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#28

Wishfull
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13 February 2018 06:28 pm

Occasional_panner wrote:

Ouch, better be careful mate, they don't grow back.

Yeah I know. Could have had to learn how to detect with my left hand. Very close.


Me..GOLD, GOLD...Boss Mmmm do you think we have the right man for the job ?
Turbo gold pan, Ancient 1996 Garret Scorpion gold stinger, Minelab GPX 4500, SDC2300, Detecnix wader Li pinpointer, home made pick, 750 mm Walco pick, understanding wife, most of the time.

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#29

BigWave
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13 February 2018 06:39 pm

Mate, I really feel for you. I cut the top of my finger off (just sliced the bone), and had it stitched back on. The anesthetic was definitely the worst agony.
I had to be held down and I'm generally good with pain. I reckon the anesthetic pain teaches you more than the event - NEVER AGAIN!!!!!
Wishing you a speedy recovery and learning from mistakes. Love what you're doing with the van thumbsup
I reckon that you both and the young-un will have a blast - if you keep your fingers. yikes


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#30

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13 February 2018 06:51 pm

Ooouch thumbsdown not nice hope it heals quickly for you. I was plaining a piece of wood once did everything I wanted and managed to rest the plan on my thigh as I went to put it down. Only took off a few layers of skin, that frightened the daylight out of me. Also ground my finger nail almost to the bone cutting a key one day oh man the pain the next few days was off the scale it had to heal itself which fortunately it did.

#31

Wishfull
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13 February 2018 06:54 pm

You aren't wrong there. The male sister said " look this is going to hurt just squeeze my hand ". Crickey if I had I would have broken his hand for sure but I didn't. I was arched up like the Sydney Harbour bridge no joke !

Not looking forward to the next 10 days or so,
I bet I will hit the end of my finger a hundred times.

Last edited by Wishfull (13 February 2018 06:57 pm)


Me..GOLD, GOLD...Boss Mmmm do you think we have the right man for the job ?
Turbo gold pan, Ancient 1996 Garret Scorpion gold stinger, Minelab GPX 4500, SDC2300, Detecnix wader Li pinpointer, home made pick, 750 mm Walco pick, understanding wife, most of the time.

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#32

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13 February 2018 07:52 pm

damn! It's amazing how well fingers heal.
Lost the end of mine but the damn thing grew back! Took 12 months but it fits up my nose now as good as the old one.

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#33

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13 February 2018 08:25 pm

Hey Wishful, lucky you didn't cut the bloody thing off. I sliced the tip off Pointer with a new carving knife, good thing it was sharp as it was a nice clean cut but it tells me about my mistake every Winter.
Good luck mate.
Mackka

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#34

Wishfull
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13 February 2018 09:59 pm

madtuna wrote:

damn! It's amazing how well fingers heal.
Lost the end of mine but the damn thing grew back! Took 12 months but it fits up my nose now as good as the old one.

https://i.imgur.com/bgDksBo.jpg

Geez. What ? 3 d printing ? How the heck did that grow back ?

Last edited by Wishfull (13 February 2018 10:03 pm)


Me..GOLD, GOLD...Boss Mmmm do you think we have the right man for the job ?
Turbo gold pan, Ancient 1996 Garret Scorpion gold stinger, Minelab GPX 4500, SDC2300, Detecnix wader Li pinpointer, home made pick, 750 mm Walco pick, understanding wife, most of the time.

#35

Wishfull
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13 February 2018 10:02 pm

Macka. I wouldn't have been do lucky if my finger had been in front of the saw instead of behind like they were.


Me..GOLD, GOLD...Boss Mmmm do you think we have the right man for the job ?
Turbo gold pan, Ancient 1996 Garret Scorpion gold stinger, Minelab GPX 4500, SDC2300, Detecnix wader Li pinpointer, home made pick, 750 mm Walco pick, understanding wife, most of the time.

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#36

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13 February 2018 11:59 pm

Wishfull wrote:
madtuna wrote:

damn! It's amazing how well fingers heal.
Lost the end of mine but the damn thing grew back! Took 12 months but it fits up my nose now as good as the old one.

https://i.imgur.com/bgDksBo.jpg

Geez. What ? 3 d printing ? How the heck did that grow back ?

Amazing how they recover.
They were going to fly me to Perth and lop it off at the first joint but I said no. Nurses treated it every day for a couple of months and a weekly skype session with a surgeon and it slowly healed over.

No finger prints and ruined my dream of being a hand model but it was better than being called stumpy for the rest of my life.

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#37

Wishfull
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14 February 2018 03:59 am

So how did you manage to cut the top of your finger off madtuna ?


Me..GOLD, GOLD...Boss Mmmm do you think we have the right man for the job ?
Turbo gold pan, Ancient 1996 Garret Scorpion gold stinger, Minelab GPX 4500, SDC2300, Detecnix wader Li pinpointer, home made pick, 750 mm Walco pick, understanding wife, most of the time.

#38

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14 February 2018 08:11 am

I nipped the top of mt right finger- my pointer- in the kitchen whilst making coleslaw with the slicing machine. I couldn't find it so i continued knowing that someone will be having an extra dose of protein and maybe a piece of fingernail. It didn't hurt for about 5 minutes as the bloody thing was so sharp!! yikes


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#39

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14 February 2018 08:42 am

You guys are doin’ it all wrong. If ya wanna lop the top of your finger off, just go to the local Rabbi.

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#40

Wishfull
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14 February 2018 08:58 am

Jaros don't ever invite me to your place for lunch smile


Me..GOLD, GOLD...Boss Mmmm do you think we have the right man for the job ?
Turbo gold pan, Ancient 1996 Garret Scorpion gold stinger, Minelab GPX 4500, SDC2300, Detecnix wader Li pinpointer, home made pick, 750 mm Walco pick, understanding wife, most of the time.

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#41

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14 February 2018 05:44 pm

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol tongue

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#42

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14 February 2018 06:15 pm

tongue


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#43

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14 February 2018 06:36 pm

Wishfull wrote:

So how did you manage to cut the top of your finger off madtuna ?

crushed it off when pulling a well and the pulling gear gave way.

Very lucky here as one of the mines on the station has a mini surgery, they fix all my stuff ups for me.

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#44

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14 February 2018 07:06 pm

Ya gotta love Bush Dr's and Nurse's thumbsup sliced my index finger once when fishing. Almost cut the tendon through it was hanging on by a thread. My mate and I were in the hills around Corryong about an hour from the hospital around 15km but rough tracks and big hill climbs. When we got to the hospital they said if I was in Melbourne it'd be micro surgery these guys had me stitched up and out the door in about an hour thumbsup.

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#45

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14 February 2018 07:22 pm

Yep they're good. The local hospital was closed for christmas when I did it but the mines have a surgeon on a big tv screen who overseas everything, plus they put you up in rooms akin to a posh motel.

They sugested the best and quickest way to heal it was to cut it off, but I googled and found to enter the Para Olympics as an amputee it had to be a whole limb..bugger! I had my heart set on clean sweeping the athletics.

Christmas just past I spent a bit of time up there again when I put a mulga stake through my leg. thumbsdown

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#46

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14 February 2018 07:59 pm

madtuna wrote:

Yep they're good. The local hospital was closed for christmas when I did it but the mines have a surgeon on a big tv screen who overseas everything, plus they put you up in rooms akin to a posh motel.

They sugested the best and quickest way to heal it was to cut it off, but I googled and found to enter the Para Olympics as an amputee it had to be a whole limb..bugger! I had my heart set on clean sweeping the athletics.

Christmas just past I spent a bit of time up there again when I put a mulga stake through my leg. thumbsdown

Mad tuna, you can still clean sweep at the athletics all you need is a broom, dustpan, 400 metres of track and away you go.

Ready, Set, SWEEP lol lol lol

Last edited by Manpa (14 February 2018 07:59 pm)


One of these days Ma!

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#47

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15 February 2018 02:43 pm

Back at the van again today. The first light on the ceiling wasn't working.

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Other reason

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Put in some LED's as well. Time for the Panadol now.

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Last edited by Wishfull (15 February 2018 02:44 pm)


Me..GOLD, GOLD...Boss Mmmm do you think we have the right man for the job ?
Turbo gold pan, Ancient 1996 Garret Scorpion gold stinger, Minelab GPX 4500, SDC2300, Detecnix wader Li pinpointer, home made pick, 750 mm Walco pick, understanding wife, most of the time.

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#48

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15 February 2018 07:38 pm

Doing great stuff mate. I love watching your work!


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#49

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15 February 2018 09:18 pm

Good progress mate, do you plan on taking it to van parks or going to bush camps without 240v power?
It may be a good idea to think about that to set up the power system to suit.
You don't nessicarily need 240v when out bush, but as you have done with LED's that will help you be "off grid".

Marvellous project mate, I'm sure the grandchild will love it's first outing. thumbsup thumbsup


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I must have been a wombat in an earlier life, I just love digging.

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#50

Wishfull
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15 February 2018 10:56 pm

Occasional_panner wrote:

Good progress mate, do you plan on taking it to van parks or going to bush camps without 240v power?
It may be a good idea to think about that to set up the power system to suit.
You don't nessicarily need 240v when out bush, but as you have done with LED's that will help you be "off grid".

Marvellous project mate, I'm sure the grandchild will love it's first outing. thumbsup thumbsup

At this stage being unemployed at 60. The dollars are a bit tight so I will be sticking to 240 volts for a bit. The LED's are 12 volt but running from a dropping transformer like you would have on a phone charger. We will be leaving the van at cv parks and then going prospecting from there or whatever. We will be cooking on outdoor fire pits or using air fryers, microwave, Dreampot and baking our own bread etc. Mrs. Wishfull has many options for the food department trust me.
I would like to pick up a 3.5 kva genset one day
Just in case.
Solar panels and batteries might be a way off yet. roll
Thanks for all your comments fellas, love reading them.

Last edited by Wishfull (15 February 2018 11:00 pm)


Me..GOLD, GOLD...Boss Mmmm do you think we have the right man for the job ?
Turbo gold pan, Ancient 1996 Garret Scorpion gold stinger, Minelab GPX 4500, SDC2300, Detecnix wader Li pinpointer, home made pick, 750 mm Walco pick, understanding wife, most of the time.


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