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Forum topic by Buckskin posted 08-16-2007 06:18 AM 1885 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-16-2007 06:18 AM

Topic tags/keywords: shop safety eye injury

Just a reminder folks because I just got back from this.

A pair of these…

Or these…

Saves a trip here…

and saves more of this for wood and tools…

I got some dust in my eye and after flushing it out and a few hours it still hurt like the blazes of hades. I am ok the diagnosis is cornial abrasion. So, I have some wonder full stuff to squirt in my eye.

Now how this happened. I just finished a cut with my skill saw and flipped up my glasses and my shop fan blew a nice chunk of sawdust right in my eye. Next time I think I will keep them on until the dust has settled in the trash can.

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#1 posted 08-16-2007 12:54 PM

As norm always says “and there is nothing more important than theses, safety glasses” or something like that :). When I was a contractor one of my knick names besides “chlorine breath” was doc,(eye doctor) I was always pulling wood out of my helpers eyes. No one ever would wear the safety glasses.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#2 posted 08-16-2007 01:29 PM

and you had them on … dang…
glad you are alright.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 08-16-2007 02:10 PM

I just got over “pink eye” caused from dust that got around the glasses. I need something more like your 2nd pair shown!

Short story: I normally use safety glasses. But one occasion a few years ago while working on a small project of about 50 picnic tables for the lumber yard I was working I forgot. I was using a table saw to cut 12 foot treated 2×6’s into 6’ pieces. My dear wife, while helping, asked me why I had no glasses on, luckily. I kicked off the saw right then to go find a pair of glasses and put them on. I restarted the saw and on the very piece of wood I was cutting on, I hit a knot. This knot “popped” out of the board and hit squarely in the middle of the glasses I had just put on! Right between my eyes. This smashed the glasses into three pieces that I was wearing. Luckily I could SEE a huge bruise caused by this knot for about a month before it finally went away! It could have been much worse.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#4 posted 08-16-2007 02:55 PM

I’m always after my son-in-law to wear safety equipment. What is it about carpenters that they think it not macho to wear safety glasses? He laughs at me when I’m wearing dust mask, safety glasses and ear plug just to cut a board. I tell him when your 40 and blind, deaf and carrying an oxygen tank we’ll talk about it.

-- Bob

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#5 posted 08-16-2007 03:06 PM

I wish I were back in the Navy … just so I could share the daily mishap reports! lol

Hope ya get well soon Buck!

-- Lip's Dysfuncational Firewood Farm, South Bend, IN

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#6 posted 08-16-2007 03:41 PM

Agreed guys! Shop accidents happen way too fast. I know of many times that my glasses have saved my eyes.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#7 posted 08-16-2007 04:19 PM

I agree with you Bob…..People can laugh at me all they want when I wear my safety gear. Be careful out there. Remember the most dangerous tool in your shop is the one you’re using at the moment.

-- Mike, Charlotte, NC

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#8 posted 08-16-2007 04:29 PM

I use mine but darn the luck! I will be back out there in a day or two though. This time I will be leaving them on until the dust settles.

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#9 posted 08-16-2007 04:29 PM

Thanks everyone!!!!

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#10 posted 08-17-2007 04:51 PM

Glad you are OK Buckskin. The loss of one or both eyes would be a hard thing to deal with.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#11 posted 08-17-2007 05:07 PM

Ouch, I must say that I treat my eyes and ears better than my lungs. I am good about wearing the glasses and ear protection. I have never worn a mask or respirator that didn’t drive me crazy. I finally set up a decent collection system via filters, blowers and a DC. I was told that it is the fine dust that vacuums miss that cause the most damage.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#12 posted 08-17-2007 05:45 PM


Showing pictures and disscussing accidents is always quality reinforcement of shop safety! Good luck with your eye.

At minimum, ear plugs and safety glasses need to be worn with power tools.

-- WaywardHoosier - Behind schedule and over budget, but who's counting? Well of course she is!

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#13 posted 08-17-2007 06:59 PM

Thank you for the reminder and I hope you are feeling 100% very soon.

-- Hope Never fails

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#14 posted 08-18-2007 07:44 PM

That’s what i call unlucky Buckskin, btw don’t waste a dollar on the lottery, not with your

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#15 posted 08-18-2007 07:47 PM

No worries there Pit, I do not help run the jackpots up just for that reason.

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