Tip for woodworkers...

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  1. bobfowler

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    As we all know, a good fitting dust filtering respirator is an absolute MUST when sanding.

    Having said that, make sure you take off the respirator before you sneeze...

    Yup, happened to me today. I had to take the whole, disgusting mess apart and give it a bath in the sink.

    On a brighter note, my mask is now sparkling clean and has new filters! :smile:
     
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    Hmmmmmmm .... does that get a thanks or an ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww?
     
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    WOW,

    That is a pretty picture, right before dinner!

    LOL

    :D

    Dave
     
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    Yeah, Bob, thanks for sharing! :D

    Glad you've got a nice new respirator thingy!

    Cheers!
     
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    It was your lensboard I was sanding at the time... Thought you'd like to know! :smile:
     
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    :D :D :D :D

    Do I have to fumigate it when it gets here?

    :D :D :D :D
     
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    You're not a true woodworker if you haven't done that at least once :smile:
     
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    Hey Bob,

    nice story...

    My kids were recently sick with a lung infection. After a particularly nasty sneeze in the doctor's office, my wife was about to clean up when the doctor yelled, "I want that!". Well, to each his own.

    I am working on a plan for a much simpler front mount Packard Shutter arrangement. I think I can make it work with 1 board, some black nylon cloth and a surplus laser mount. Should fit any big barreled lens.

    In the process, I found the cheapest and laziest front mount Packard system. I was preparing to sell my Series II Velostigmat and an unrelated Packard. I thought, this is about the right size for the lens. Turns out it is a great press-fit. Yep, the Packard just slips on the front with enough friction to hold it in place.

    Those of us without talent have to depend on luck.

    Matt
     
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    "Do I have to fumigate it when it gets here?" Suzanne - Nope, just figure it was the first coat of noseoil for the finish, a time saver.

    Bob, great tip. Maybe that is what I did wrong for some 20+ years. Might have saved me the two sinus surgeries. Best, tim

    P.S. Another good tip about using tape, sticky side down!
     
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    Hang on though... as you were wearing a dust mask, what made you sneeze in the first place? :wink:


    Cheers, Bob.
     
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    Nah, the nasty stuff stayed in the mask! :smile:

    Seriously though, I wouldn't have had to sand it (again) had I not grabbed the wrong can of spray paint. I went to put a second coat of flat black on the front and grabbed a can of purple. Of course, I didn't notice until it was too late. BTW - Purple + Speed Graphic does NOT equal a good thing! :smile:
     
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    If you were using a monopod you could refer to it as being "a one eyed, one legged, purple people eater".

    I know don't give up the day job.

    If you think sneezing into dust mask is bad, try a motorcycle helmet in the middle of a race on a race track, don't ask how I know.

    Mick.
     
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    My wife did the "Nasel Mt. Vesuvius" into a full face motorcycle helmet once. From what she tells me (I wasn't there), it wasn't a pretty sight...