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Old 12-22-2012, 07:19 AM   #27
karjor
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Funny stories (after the fact!). I have only been paper crafting for 15 month, so I am sure looking forward to doing some of these beauties. My worst so far was more of a might have been -

I was dipping beads on head pins in Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, and then using the heat gun to even them out by heating and twirling. I twirled too fast and a gob of molten UTEE came off and landed on my hand, which I shook reflexively to get it off. Unfortunately that was the hand holding the still running heat gun. It jumped from my hand and slid way under the bed, blazing away. I frantically pulled it out by the cord, switched it off, and sniffed for that tell tale smell of burned nylon carpet, but miraculously no melting had occurred. Narrow escape.

The next few times I used UTEE, I wore thin cotton gloves, but now I'm out of the habit, since the scar has faded. Maybe this will remind me.
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