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Pro Tip - #17 by SnowBunnyStudios Pro Tip - #17 by SnowBunnyStudios
This may seem like an obvious one, which is probably why I didn't think to post this until I got burned while handling this hot knife. As any costumer or cosplayer knows, stupid things happen and you get hurt. Whether it's a hot glue gun, hammer, hot knife, sander, sewing pins, power tool, or mechanical pencil, you get hurt. Preventing those injuries and minimizing them is important. Always making sure you're working in an area that can't be invaded by pets, that's well ventilated, and tarps and coverings are put down for easy clean up. Making sure that heat guns, hot knives, lighters, matches, and torches are kept away from items that can catch fire. Gloves, respirators, dust masks, and other equipment should be worn. Even though you may wonder "Why do I need to worry about spending this extra money?" at the same time - MDF has formaldehyde. the glass fibers in Fiber Glass can cause respiratory damage. Fumes from resins, Bondo, and other chemicals can cause an assortment of health issues. Taking that extra step to make sure you and those around you are safe and protected from whatever crazy project you've decided to work on.
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Kombayn Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Accidents can happen to anyone. And burns are bad, as I've learnt this New Year (it happened in the kitchen, as a result of a chain of wrong decisions). I hope you're alright now. 

But what got my attention here was "pet invasion". I need to care about my safety and safety of my pets, and unlike me, they aren't paranoid. I keep pin cushions close, and stick pins only into these cusuins, inspect floor and pick up pins (if any) and threads. One night I jumped from bed when heard (and then, to my horror, saw) that my two pesky cats opened my box, stole a bobbin and used it as a toy! I bought a new box and now turn it lock to the wall so they couldn't open it, and sometimes put several books on the lid. 
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SnowBunnyStudios Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for your concern.  I am quite fine now, so no worries.

I can understand what you mean about pets getting into things they have no business.  I am constantly watching my mother's dog to make sure he's safe.  He has a tendency to stick fairly close to one of us, and I do the bulk of my work during the day, when most people are away at work or school.  If I'm painting something with spray paint or working with a tool like a Dremel or hot knife, I don't want him to get hurt.  After all, pets are family, too.  Their safety is very important.
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ShiningForceKaya Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
And my dad that I didn't have to war a mask while using bondo glass! I ignored that since it stunk and smelled like resin which I know is bad for you. Not to mention I wore gloves which my dad doesn't.
Conclusion, my dad must have fried his hands from all feeling of fiberglass from instillation jobs and doesn't mind getting cancer again.

Always wear safety gear, no matter how dorky or cumbersome it is. Its there for a reason.
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SnowBunnyStudios Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Not just wearing a mask but a respirator is important with both Bondo and Fiber Glass!  Small particles can get past the mask that can damage your lungs and cause issues with your skin.  No disrespect to your father, but always stay on the safer side of what you do.  It's better to wear much more protection than you need than under do it.  You can't undo any damage that you do to yourself.
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ShiningForceKaya Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
yep, that's what I think too. My dad however is a lost cause....
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SnowBunnyStudios Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Heh... Well in any case, stay safe and take care of yourself as you work on projects.
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ShiningForceKaya Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
As always!
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ticktockhop Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes yes very true!!!! i often forget this one myself and i screw up my hands when im not paying attention. i witnessed my friend sew through her finger and i almost puked. crazy shit happens when you arent focused!
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SnowBunnyStudios Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep!  I know there's any number of times that things have happened that could have been prevented.  It's why I thought it was important to take the time to say keep things safe!
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Emmi-Kat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice tip! ;)
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