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Whiskers

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75 days ago

Everyone raves about dust collection and dangers but this is something many ignore. I find when I’m working overhead that dust rains down on me covering me and especially getting in my hair. I’m one of the blessed ones who still has his and intend to keep it, not going to shave my head like idiots who think that cool. Unfortunately I also have hay fever which is a blessing and a curse. In the shop it a immediate alarm if something wrong but it also annoying at times.

I am sheetrocking the ceiling of my garage/shop which means lots of overhead sanding. When i take breaks etc I don’t want to spend the time sneezing due to fallout from my hair. Do you guys use anything for this? I found these on Amazon and think it might be the solution.

Girly Thing


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Buckethead

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#1 posted 75 days ago

Well.. I’m practically gay, so I know fashion. Shaved heads are definitely not idiotic. In fact….... They are ♫FABULOUS ♫!

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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Whiskers

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#2 posted 75 days ago

Gee that was helpful, wonder what practically gay means. If your so gay, you ever had these used on you? Would these keep the dust out?

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NiteWalker

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#3 posted 75 days ago

How ironic…
I find people who find those that shave their heads idiots, idiots themselves. ;-)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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Whiskers

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#4 posted 75 days ago

Jesus Christ! Trollville! Can we forgo the fashion argument and get on topic?

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Mark Shymanski

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#5 posted 75 days ago

Never used ‘em but for 8 bucks you won’t have much to lose :-)

I don’t have long hair though so I’ve never really had a problem with stuff getting stuck in my hair, except for that one time I sprayed a bunch of book cases with varnish with no mask and nothing covering my head or arms. It was a good thing i was young and indestructible back then ‘cause breathing in varnish mist through you nose does horrible things. And the hair on top of my head was even more thickly coated !

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Whiskers

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#6 posted 75 days ago

I posted a question about this on Amazon for the product, and just got a reply from a user, aka female, she seemed to think it would be a purrfect solution.

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Buckethead

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#7 posted 75 days ago

It occurs to me that this apparatus would work adequately for keeping dust out of one’s hair, unless you have a beard. (Like my friends at the gay biker bar)

The greater concern, in my opinion, is the dust entering your lungs.

A dust collection system seems optimal here. I’ve even seen a drywall guy who had a disk sander on a wand that hooked up to a shop vac. He sanded ceilings without a ladder, stilts, or even a wallboard. He was doing smooth ceilings. I don’t think sanding is required if you’re doing knock down or popcorn, or most any textured ceiling. Just clean knife work. Hope this was more helpful.

I just found it a bit off putting that you would insult the follicley challenged. Chicks dig the bald head.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 75 days ago

I thought that what hats were for!

Buckethead, You are really starting to worry me!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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j_dubb

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#9 posted 75 days ago

I’m also a head-shaving idiot, so any advice I would have had would be pointless.

-- Josh // "If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason." - Jack Handey

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William Shelley

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#10 posted 75 days ago

starting at only … $1100!!! http://www.festoolusa.com/power-tools/sanders/drywall-sanders/planex-lhs-225-drywall-sander-571579

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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Shawn Masterson

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#11 posted 75 days ago

get a longer pole so you don’t have to stand under what you are sanding. To those with pole coments “Stop it.” It is just a fact of drywall, there’s going to be dust. Thats why pros do many coats and sneak up on the finish. almost no sanding that way. as for your hair get a do rag and suck it up buttercup.

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InstantSiv

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#12 posted 75 days ago

Why not just wear a baseball cap? Added benefit of protection from the bill.

-- More is always better. More tools, more power,... oh and more fingers ;)

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Dark_Lightning

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#13 posted 75 days ago

Use the sanding sponge on the joint compound. No dust. It’s fabulous!

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kdc68

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#14 posted 75 days ago

You post this
I’m one of the blessed ones who still has his and intend to keep it, not going to shave my head like idiots who think that cool.

Then you post this
Jesus Christ! Trollville! Can we forgo the fashion argument and get on topic?

The fashion argument is one of which you started…..lol….A little dust in your hair and hay fever is the least of your problems….

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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squaretree

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#15 posted 75 days ago

Here in Indiana we have these things called hats…...

Have you ever thought about just shaving your head?

-- if you can't find me, just follow the extension cord

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