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Posted on Guests in the shop and safety standards

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#1 posted 11-14-2012 04:26 PM

My neighbor (a few houses down) is an older gentleman (early 70’s) with MUCH nicer tools than I have and a pristine shop. He has come over a few times when he heard the planer going and helps me out with a few things. He actually scolded me for not being safe enough on the lathe! I wear glasses but I still put safety glasses over them. On the lathe, I don’t (well, didn’t, but I do now)- I just used a face shield over my glasses. He gave me a 10 minute lecture about how that face shield protects my face, not my eyes and that I still need to wear the goggles under the shield. He also insisted I get a “turning coat” or “turning smock”, of which I have never heard of before.

I was always of the opinion that a lot of the older generation was more lax about safety than us younger “nanny state” folks. I guess that is not always the case.


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