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The Scary Things Thread!

  1. Oct 12, 2013 #1

    lisab

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    --Eleanor Roosevelt

    Well she's often given credit for that quote, but what she actually said was,

    Meh, close enough.

    Today, I turned wood on a lathe. It was from a stump of a plum tree that was in our yard (just goes to show you that if you're a tree in our yard, you better make decent fruit!). It's scary because the tool can get away from you and get flung across the room, or you can get tangled up in the lathe. Both of those are bad, bad things but the second one is probably worse. Neither happened today, and tomorrow I will finish my first wood bowl.

    So what did you do today that scared you?
     
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  3. Oct 12, 2013 #2

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    Stuided for exams.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2013 #3

    lisab

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    Isn't taking them scarier?
     
  5. Oct 12, 2013 #4
    Drove the wrong way down a small road near a mall around Saturday rush hour (6-8pm) to bypass the slow southerners.

    Actually it was kind of fun. You see, North Carolina didn't receive the Model T until 2006, so they are still learning.

    To reward myself I went and cooked a steak and shrimp dinner with mashed potatoes.
     
  6. Oct 12, 2013 #5

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    Went outside.
     
  7. Oct 12, 2013 #6

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    Congratulations. Careful the bug doesn't bite you. It's said that a wood turner is someone who keeps a picture of their lathe and lathe tools in their wallet ... right there where the money used to be. :smile:

    If you're interested in exotic woods (well, domestic too), check out

    www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics
     
  8. Oct 12, 2013 #7

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    I fear you may be right.
     
  9. Oct 12, 2013 #8
    I didn't do anything scary today. Maybe later.

    However, I was once attacked by a metal lathe. I had to get two stitches in my lower lip. Before it happened I had no fear of lathes whatever. I think you're better off starting out skittish and careful around them. Same goes for all power tools, and some house cats.
     
  10. Oct 12, 2013 #9

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    Drove my car.
     
  11. Oct 12, 2013 #10

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    Jumped off a 4ft high ledge to retrieve a kids helium balloon. Scared I was either going to not get the balloon and look like an idiot in front of a roomful of people and/or fall and break a leg.
     
  12. Oct 12, 2013 #11

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    Probably the riskiest thing I do in an ordinary day :eek:.
     
  13. Oct 12, 2013 #12

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    So...did you get it?
     
  14. Oct 12, 2013 #13

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    Honestly I was extremely skittish. I've never seen a tool get thrown by a lathe but I'm familiar with the laws of physics.

    Cats...well you take your chances and hope for the best. Problem is, I adore them and they know it.
     
  15. Oct 12, 2013 #14

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    Yeah and I didn't faceplace into the floor or fall over when I landed either.
     
  16. Oct 13, 2013 #15

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    Scariest thing so far was looking into the mirror. But it is just 10 a.m. on a slow Sunday.
     
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    so far, opened the fridge to see what`s living and growing in there.
     
  18. Oct 13, 2013 #17
    Drank spoiled milk
     
  19. Oct 13, 2013 #18

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    Got to agree, looking into the fridge is my scariest daily activity.
     
  20. Oct 13, 2013 #19
    I am scared that I will see my mother again.
    I am scared to lead my life without the Internet and I am afraid I will one lose all of PFers all at once.
    Many of you sound to me very familiar and nice although I just never met you.
     
  21. Oct 13, 2013 #20

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