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I Made A Ring Out Of The Metal Plate From My Surgery
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I Made A Ring Out Of The Metal Plate From My Surgery

My longest (and most painful) project is finally finished!

It was my first ski of the season in 2015, so I decided to celebrate by doing a flip. Shortly after, I was admitted to hospital with a broken collarbone and four fractured ribs. Not my finest work.

Three days later I was discharged, with a scar and some x-rays. The metal plate would hold my collarbone together while it healed, for the next year. Hospitals usually throw away the metalwork from surgeries like this, but I asked the surgeon to keep mine so that I could turn it into something. Scroll down to see the results!

It was my first ski of the season in 2015, so I decided to celebrate by doing a flip

Shortly after, I was admitted to hospital with a broken collarbone and four fractured ribs

Three days later I was discharged, with a scar and some x-rays that looked like this. The metal plate would hold my collarbone together while it healed, for the next year. It also only went off once at airport security – well done Berlin.

One year later the surgeon got out his scalpel and screwdriver, and unscrewed the metal from my bone

Hospitals usually throw away the metalwork from surgeries like this, but I asked the surgeon to keep mine so that I could turn it into something

I decided on an idea and showed my (bad) drawings to some engineers who are way smarter than me, and have access to a laser welder

Then just last week we finished it. A unique ring, and little reminder about what happens when I get too excited

Yes, it says DON’T FUCK UP on the inside

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Weird Theater Geek
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5 years ago

Omg the dont fuq up part i love it. XD

Joseph Wagnon
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5 years ago

Totally awesome!!!! Glad you're ok.

Silent Skeleton
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5 years ago

This is awesome :o)

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Weird Theater Geek
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5 years ago

Omg the dont fuq up part i love it. XD

Joseph Wagnon
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5 years ago

Totally awesome!!!! Glad you're ok.

Silent Skeleton
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5 years ago

This is awesome :o)

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