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ldl

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606 days ago

Well it finally happened. A bowl busted on the lathe while I was turning. Until I bought the Powermatic I had never tried to turn large bowls. This bowl was 14” and I had rough turned the outside close to where I wanted it. I had the inside finished and sanded. I went to finish the outside when I had a grab. I had my face shield on but had raised it to check the grab and forgot to put it down as I haven’t used it in the past. When I put the tool back to the bowl it broke in two. It hit me in the face and cut it a little bit. It happened so fast I didn’t know what happened. They say bought experience is the best kind.

I am having trouble with my face shield fogging up any suggestions. I have no heat in the shop. I haven’t been wearing a mask recon that would help?

Taught me two lessons. 1. Always put your face shield back down. 2. Always check for cracks in the bowl while turning.

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-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -


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Bill White

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#1 posted 606 days ago

DANG! Ya dodged that bullet for sure. Glad you wern’t hurt worse.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Dallas

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#2 posted 606 days ago

RainX interior glass type will help the fogging, although it doesn’t work on my welding helmet and I haven’t figured out why.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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GENET

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#3 posted 606 days ago

SHUCKY-DARN IT WILL SCARE THE CRAP OUT OF YOU WHEN IT HAPPENS. I HAVE BEEN LUCKY TWICE I HAD MY SHIELD DOWN AND IT HIT HARD ENOUGH TO CRACK ONE OF MY SHIELDS. DEWAYNE I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A WIRE MESH SHIELD. I KNOW THEY MAKE THEM I JUST HAVEN’T LOOKED HARD ENOUGH TO FIND ONE. I DON’T EVEN KNOW IF IT WILL WORK LIKE I WANT IT TO OR NOT. I AM GLAD YOU WEREN’T HURT.

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Tyler

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#4 posted 606 days ago

how close is the shield on face. sometimes if i have it too close it will fog up cuz im breathing so heavy on it.

-- You can get alot further with a kind word and a hand gun, than just a kind word alone

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mark4345

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#5 posted 606 days ago

http://www.amazon.com/AM-Leonard-Wire-Mesh-Shield/dp/B001FA81JQ These work great, wont fog up and dont scratch either. For woodworking you cant beat it, for any grinding on metal where sparks are flying an occasional spark can find its way through the mesh.

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ldl

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#6 posted 606 days ago

I got a big ole head and with my beard I don’t know if that’s what causes it. I see where on some folks the shield set way out on their head but mine is pretty close. I think I have it set to the furthest hole but I’ll have to check it. It gets so bad there will be water droplets on the inside of it. I will try the RainX and see if it helps.

Gene check where they have welding supplies. Also here’s one link.

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg/search.shtml?searchQuery=wire+screen+face+shield&op=search&Ntt=wire+screen+face+shield&N=0&GlobalSearch=true&sst=subset

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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Dallas

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#7 posted 606 days ago

DeWayne,
Heat, and along with it moisture rises. If it can’t escape it will condense on just about any surface that has a temperature differentiation.

You might try drilling some relief holes at or near the top to let your breath and body heat escape?

With no heat in your shop there is a large temperature differential so the faster you lose the heat and moisture, the less fog you’ll have.

Remember, your body loses the most heat from your neck up, (An old cowboy rule), block the heat loss, you’ll stay warmer, remove the heat and everything is more comfortable.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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RussellAP

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#8 posted 606 days ago

On the bright side, you have a couple small canoes now.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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RussellAP

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#9 posted 606 days ago

Wear the visor over a ball cap and it will move the plastic out some. Just turn the cap backward.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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Grandpa

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#10 posted 606 days ago

What about a chainsaw operator’s hard hat. They come with a screen, ear muffs, hard hat, and I think you can add a clear face shield.

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Jimbo4

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#11 posted 606 days ago

Welcome to the lesson learned club. :o]

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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paratrooper34

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#12 posted 606 days ago

There are special liquids you can apply to a faceshield which will prevent fogging. Check motorcycle accessory sites and eye protection sites. Government issued eyepro to troops going downrange has a small bottle that comes with each set and it works very well. Google it and you should find what you are looking for. Good Luck!

-- Mike

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 606 days ago

Try a little dish soap on the shield to stop the fogging. Just spread a few drops and wipe it off.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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OnlyJustME

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#14 posted 606 days ago

Supposedly shaving cream works on bathroom mirrors. I wonder if it will work with face masks.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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ldl

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#15 posted 606 days ago

Thanks for all the remedies. I think I might just go down the line and try them till I find one that helps me. I do have a large head and a very full beard that may have something to do with it. There’s not much room inside. May be sealing things in. Holes may be a good idea.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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