|Forum topic by JeffP||posted 04-26-2016 07:28 PM||860 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
04-26-2016 07:28 PM
The other day I realized that there were lots of times when I probably should put on a breathing mask…but “hey, it’s just a couple of cuts; not worth the hassle”.
I am old enough to have “short arm disease”, so I need readers in the shop. I kept misplacing them and having to walk all over the shop to find them, so I started wearing them around my neck on a string (old-school librarian style).
That unholy contraption is always getting tangled up with the face mask, adding just one more layer to the hassle involved with using the mask. And then there is the pair of blue-tooth earphones I wear as ear protection and music source combined.
So I got to thinking about easier ways to protect my lungs for short duration “spikes” in the dust level (things that are not adequately handled by the DC and my Jet air filter.)
I came up with a silly looking thing that actually works really well!
As you can probably see from the pictures, it consists of a modified CVS prescription pill bottle glued to a pink filter from a face mask.
Just pop it in your mouth and breathe only through your mouth while using it. Then just yank it out and get on with what you were doing. Not sure if it is a special talent or not, but I have no difficulty not breathing through my nose while I have this in my mouth.
I call my “invention” the pacifier. Maybe I should call it the magic mushroom. It is just a prototype. One change I would make next time is that the pill bottle gets really weak when you saw off the bottom of it. Next time I would just drill several small holes in the bottom instead of cutting it off.
Feel free to laugh, or copy it, or whatever.
-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.