Simple Chip Shields
© Frank Ford 2005; Photos by FF
Being a lifetime glasses wearer, I tend to be a bit lax in my use of goggles, so I made up a pair of simple chip shields to avoid catching a hot one right straight in the eye.
One mounts to the head of my mill:
I had some of that flex snap-together tubing from another project, so all had to do was make a lightweight mount for a piece of 1/8" acrylic:
The second shield is even simpler. It fits on my magnetic indicator holder, so I can position it just about anywhere, although I generally use it like this, so it follows the lathe carriage:
Either shield can be moved so easily that I find myself using both of them regularly. And I can take either of them off in a second or two to snap a photo. . .
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