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Project by joan posted 1940 days ago 946 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the most recent sierra pens I made. Both pics are of the same pens I just didn’t know which pic would show better. The 2 lighter colored pens are made out of spalted taramind and the 2 darker ones are a burl.

My question for all of you woodturners and woodworkers is what type of dust mask do you prefer? and why? what ones worked for you and what ones didn’t. After completing these pens I think I took in alot of dust, along with all the other projects I’ve been doing. Here’s part of my problem: do to a limited amount of mobility with my arms I have a hard time reaching my head so all the ones you need to take a strap and tie it behind your head hasn’t worked for me so I am looking for an easy slip on type or something similiar. I also don’t have a dust collection system. Very limited space so if you have any suggestions along the lines of a system I’d love to hear your ideas!

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swirlsandburls

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#1 posted 1940 days ago

I use a simple paper drywall mask with elastic headbands. I prefer the higher-grade type with an exhalation valve and metal nose strap to reduce eyeglass fogging.

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1930 days ago

Very nice pens .I use a dust begone it is a reusable dust mask but it has to be tied behind you head perhaps you could tie it before putting it on.

Jim

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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SCOTSMAN

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#3 posted 1930 days ago

Really nice I particularly like the sierra kits they are very nice to see and hold.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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