This is Why You Don't Stick Fingers into Fans (WARNING: BLOOD)

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Enough? Good.
I am now working on a project that involves soldering. As usual I set up my extremely powerful fume extractor (I didn't make an I'ble on that, a different homemade one...). 
I never put some kind of protector on it, and today I accidentally stuck my finger in one of the fans. If you're wondering whether you should put a guard on a fan, the answer is yes. Why? It takes a long time to type forum topics with one hand...

"Nahhh... I'm going to be careful. Why would I even get my fingers close to the fans?"

Picture are in the comments section, in case you want to learn what happens why half of your fingernail gets pulled off...

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Yonatan24 (author) 10 months ago

Don't do this at home. Do it at a friend's house

This is a great quote about mistakes: http://inspirationboost.com/wp-content/uploads/201...

*Fingernail get's almost pulled off* *tons of blood (not really)* WHERE'S MY NIKON???*

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Yonatan24 (author)  Yonatan248 months ago

A little over 2 months later...

Nothing. Not even a small scar:

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gmoon10 months ago

This dates me. Look to the 3:47 mark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeZlXJtLhMQ

Eugene, by Crazy Joe and the Variable Speed band (Ace Frehey).

Yonatan24 (author)  gmoon10 months ago

What's special about 3:47?

gmoon Yonatan2410 months ago

"I stick my hands in fans..for fun."

Yonatan24 (author)  gmoon10 months ago

Oh...

I watched it on silence.

That's the moment you realize you are getting old.

gmoon caitlinsdad10 months ago

Older, anyways. And I'm way past that moment.

Downunder35m10 months ago

There is a simple reason why for home projects "safety first" should be mandatory....
You are lucky it was a "toy" fan, I saw people sticking their hand into real fans with metal blades and in comparison your finger looks like a scratch.
Still you got lucky as it could be much worse.
Next time take a few more minutes and include safety measures in your projects ;)

Yonatan24 (author)  Downunder35m10 months ago

Not really a toy fan, even though it's made of plastic. These are really powerful, loud, and expensive fans.

In comparison... Probably. The blade got caught under the fingernail, and just yanked part of it out. Meanwhile, the other blades cut me under and over the fingernail...

The fan is just so powerful! My hand was pretty much half a meter away from the blades before I felt any understood what happened and felt any pain...

This is far from the worst injury I've ever had, but still not something I'm looking forward to again.

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