Got in a fight with a machete

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Got in a fight with a machete

Post by Nobody » Wed Jun 15, 2005 10:01 pm

I lost :laugh: :redneck:
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Post by Phillippi » Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:00 am

I was expecting a severed limb! :finger:
Now lets hear it.

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Post by marinebroncoii » Thu Jun 16, 2005 5:22 am

I worked at a Christmas tree farm for two years trimming them all summer and saw some pretty nasty stuff. We used machetes with a foot and a half blade and a foot and a half long handle. We kept them really sharp and some people couldn't swing them right. for the tops of trees we had a little 4x4 kubota with a cage on it to be able to drive between close trees without getting drug through the branches, then there was someone else on top on a platform, then for the taller trees there was a tower that hung off the back of the tractor about 10 feet high. The worst I did was tear up the toes of my steel toed boots. Other people would take chunks off their leg from grazing it, or just a deep 5 inch long cut. We would always pull fresh pine cones (while they are still wet and green) and push the tip of our machete into it and then us it like a sling shot by hitting the blade sideways on one hand while holding the handle with the other. You could really pelt someone and I got my aim down pretty good to be able to hit someone for a good distance. On day the blade was angled a little toward my hand though and left a somewhat deep cut across my palm.
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Post by Nobody » Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:24 am

Phillippi wrote:I was expecting a severed limb! :finger:
Now lets hear it.
I was out back clearing my trails. I was cutting overhead and somehow hit my leg :confused: I think I was getting tired. The tip actually stuck in and I had to pull it out. :redneck: It's pretty deep. I'm surprised it wasn't bleeding more.

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Post by EBSTEVE » Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:54 am

LOL :laugh:

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Post by Nobody » Mon Jun 20, 2005 10:02 pm

Update! - I wish my truck could repair itself! :idea: Wish they'd get up to speed with that nano technology.
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Post by OCD4B2 » Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:20 am

oh god thats disgusting..... the last two are worse thatn the first :puke:
I only like throwing blades at sh*t, but yea cutting your leg sucks :D
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Post by marinebroncoii » Wed Jun 22, 2005 4:25 am

That's disgusting? You have been sheltered poor child. None of those pics are a hundredth of what I have seen. Being a marine I am a little brain washed about blood and guts not being anything to make a fuss over, but even before I joined I wasn't grossed out by anything, when a pair of hedge clippers tears intod of your finger things get ugly, but I just stuffed everything that was hanging out back in the end of my finger and bandaged it up with a paper towel and electric tape and went back to work. I grew up without my parents have medical insurance until recently and we bought a condemned house and re built the whole thing for the inside out. Months of work with power tools and construction injuries are more than likely going to happen, and did, but electric tape heals all.
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Post by COWBOY6 » Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:16 am

If the sight of blood makes you a little light headed, it is a good thing you don't have my job.

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that really is not that bad. deep? but workable. have seen and sewn a lot worse that that. I have had to close facial wounds from bar fights that make that look like a splinter. Lots of blood. I'll see if I can find some picts.
It only hurts when the bone starts to show, so walk it off.

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Post by Nobody » Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:09 am

Yeah...it's not that deep. I was just showing off how stupid I am. :laugh:

BTW- I took piece of shrapnel through my cheek. Always been rather fond of that scar.

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Post by COWBOY6 » Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:15 am

did it go all the way through, or was it a surface laceration.

the ones that go all the way through suck. Not just for the injured pareson, but the one that has to close it. Did you get referd out to see a plastic surgeon?

The Navy has been known to do that if the scaring requires it.

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Post by Nobody » Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:24 am

Yep all the way through for about 1/8". The cut went from an inch from my mouth to my ear. It spit open wide! I didn't feel a thing. No stitches, just a butterfly bandage. The scar is pretty subtle now.

I've never had stitches. Although I'm sure I could have used them a number of times.

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Post by COWBOY6 » Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:32 am

Good to hear minimal scaring.

the saying of Chicks dig scars.... only gets you so far.

Question..

do you know of anybody that needs parts?

I have a 1987 ranger that I am parting out. Still has all the running gear and 2.9L, fm 145 and 1350. Cab is resting on frame, but not bolted down.

I have the fenders off already cause a guy backed out of the deal.
the interior has been taken out. Still have the dash, just not int he truck (another deal gone wrong)

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It only hurts when the bone starts to show, so walk it off.

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Post by Nobody » Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:51 am

Don't know anyone that needs parts. BII's are everywhere in the pull-a-parts around here.

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Post by Nobody » Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:59 pm

Repairing itself nicely..... and no...I'm not picking the scabs off, I'm using these hi-tech bandages my wife told me to use :puke: :puke:
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