The Union of Safety for SciOly Engineers.

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Re: The Union of Safety for SciOly Engineers.

Post by dxu46 » October 5th, 2018, 5:22 pm

18. Accidentally power sanding your fingernail hurts...especially when you play violin with it....(to be fair, I was only a 6th grader then...)

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Re: The Union of Safety for SciOly Engineers.

Post by PM2017 » October 5th, 2018, 5:29 pm

19. Ok, so this just happened (again...) , but if you are drilling into a piece of wood, make sure you have its motion restricted. Fortunately, it was like a 1-inch by 1-inch square so no weird centrifugal forces, but I've see it happen with metal, and I've accidentally sent an 1.5 in x 8 in x 1/8 in aluminum rectangle flying, before.

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20. When BSI says that the CA glue you bought cures in seconds, you will invariably manage to get your fingers stuck to each other.
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Re: The Union of Safety for SciOly Engineers.

Post by Umaroth » October 5th, 2018, 5:38 pm

21. Don't get distracted while reaching for the soldering iron or your fingers will get fried

22. Reach for the top of the buggy when your brakes fail and you have to grab it off the track while testing, because fingers in spinning gears hurts
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Post by waffletree » October 6th, 2018, 12:31 pm

23. don’t use paper as a mat for supergluing... especially when it gets messy...
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Post by daydreamer0023 » October 6th, 2018, 2:02 pm

24. When using a box cutter blade to cut something (e.g. balsa or carbon fiber), pay attention to what side of the blade you push down on.
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Re: The Union of Safety for SciOly Engineers.

Post by Jacobi » October 6th, 2018, 2:26 pm

25. Do not stay up all night on any event! This applies to builds as well as study events. This can result in acute somnolence the following day. Disclaimer: This is my personal opinion and not that of any certified doctor, nurse practitioner, or medical professional.

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Post by PM2017 » October 6th, 2018, 3:46 pm

daydreamer0023 wrote:24. When using a box cutter blade to cut something (e.g. balsa or carbon fiber), pay attention to what side of the blade you push down on.
You can use box cutters to cut cf??? So I've been giving myself anguish by using a dremel that is located in an awkard position in my garage for no reason?

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26. Don't use a dremel to cut CF when you can use box cutters.
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Post by JoeyC » October 6th, 2018, 4:16 pm

PM2017 wrote:
daydreamer0023 wrote:24. When using a box cutter blade to cut something (e.g. balsa or carbon fiber), pay attention to what side of the blade you push down on.
You can use box cutters to cut cf??? So I've been giving myself anguish by using a dremel that is located in an awkard position in my garage for no reason?

I guess my next addition is
26. Don't use a dremel to cut CF when you can use box cutters.
27. And don't use box cutters when you can use Exacto Knives (preferably not the retractable ones). There's a difference between the two!
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Post by sciolyperson1 » October 7th, 2018, 6:32 am

28. Don't wash off the super glue on your hand with water. When CA and water meet, the CA crusts up into this whitish, hard solid which feels even weirder than just regular crusted CA.

29. Don't cut yourself with a knife lol
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Re: The Union of Safety for SciOly Engineers.

Post by daydreamer0023 » October 7th, 2018, 12:11 pm

sciolyperson1 wrote:28. Don't wash off the super glue on your hand with water. When CA and water meet, the CA crusts up into this whitish, hard solid which feels even weirder than just regular crusted CA.

29. Don't cut yourself with a knife lol
30. Don't use a blunt blade to cut mylar and expect it to come out nicely. It won't.
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