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Thread: Do you wear eye protection when you do chiselling work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prashun Patel View Post
    Wow, I am surprised nobody does. I don't do it when paring.

    But when mortising, I do.
    Maybe I'm just not as rigorous a mortiser as others. Rarely do I send chips flying up to eye level.
    Your endgrain is like your bellybutton. Yes, I know you have it. No, I don't want to see it.

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    Rigor mortis

    You're the pro, Zach. I'm probably doing it all wrong. But occasionally they fly - enough that I felt it was silly (for ME) not to protect my eyes.

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    Hard to judge depth perception with one eye, so easier just to wear glasses.
    Bumbling forward into the unknown.

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    I wear mine so I can see what I am doing...take them off...I'd be like Mr. MaGoo....

    Chopping out box joints...little chunks tend to fly up and out....usually straight back into an apron pocket...sometimes, on the second or third ricochet ...they will bounce off the glasses...

  5. It is good to keep the eyes shut when blowing waste!

    David (Plastic Spectacle wearer).

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    Quote Originally Posted by david charlesworth View Post
    It is good to keep the eyes shut when blowing waste!

    David (Plastic Spectacle wearer).
    I agree. I don't know how many times I need to relearn this though

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    When I saw my dovetails, it is not that important. When I am chiseling out waste for a dovetail, yes. I have managed to send a chip out that hit me in the face.

    If I am paring, it seems less likely. While using a hand plane, never had a "chip" come back at me.

    For me it is easy to slap on a pair if I am not wearing my classes (which means close work since I am near sited).

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    I dont but I can see the logic of why it is a good idea.

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    I guess not.
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