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  • Stupidest WFO-related accident

    I'd like to nominate myself for the stupidest and most unnecessary "accident" while building an WFO:

    The other day I wanted to weigh down a large fold of tarp with a 4 kg firebrick, so I slammed the freezing brick down with quite some force and energy... unfortunately fogetting to remove my equally frozen finger from underneath it first.

    Not as spectacular as Dave's efforts I know, but you'd be surprised how difficult it is to get anything done with only nine fingers....
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    "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)


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    Re: Stupidest WFO-related accident

    Nicely done!!

    Maybe we should also vote once a month for a "Dave's Hall of Fame" candidate.

    You'd have my vote!

    I'm glad I did not take pictures of all the scratches, scrapes, near-misses, misses and catastophes' during my oven construction.

    One that comes to mind in the stupid dept. I ducked under a newly laid full lenght concrete lintel in the base turned around to come out and got up too fast!!! Dumped the Lintel and really scraped and bruised my back -
    My oven progress -


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      Re: Stupidest WFO-related accident

      Yeah, great idea! The "Dave award" - just like the Darwin Award, only different

      Your accident sounds good, too. I can just picture it happening...
      "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)



      • #4
        Re: Stupidest WFO-related accident


        Here's my submission: sitting in the car, waiting for significant other to buy "a few things" in the supermarket, idly inspecting my hands for bullet holes. Eureka, there's a kind of puffy spot on the tip of the second finger of my left hand, with a dark spot in the middle. Begin messing about with said dark spot. Out pops a splinter half an inch long. Don't know where I got it or when, but it had been in there quite a while. Gave the hole a good squeeze to get out the bad stuff. Didn't feel a thing.

        "Made are tools, and born are hands"--William Blake, 1757-1827


        • #5
          Re: Stupidest WFO-related accident


          Well... just goes to show ya. The American Economy, with inflation and the oil crisis notwithstanding, ain't what it used to be.
          In my day, at sea level, a 4 Kg. (or 8.8184904873951 Lb. American) brick dropped or slammed at one atmosphere @ 32F would have knocked the very fingerprints off of my mitts.
          I wouldn't even heat up a needle for that.
          Talk to us when your arms are scarred. Rrrr!


          • #6
            Re: Stupidest WFO-related accident

            Jim Ive been demolishing the upstairs of what we hopefully become our WFO bakery or pizzeria, mostly comprised of cedar bead board. Splinters galore...last night did the same as you...sitting idly looking at all the "wounds"...black spot right in the fold on the inside of a finger...squeeze and pop...like a blow gun dart...
            "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. " Charles Mingus
            "Build at least two brick ovens...one to make all the mistakes on and the other to be just like you dreamed of!" Dutch