Were'd you buy that full face resperator? How much?
...how much is too much?
I bought them in a 3M rep
depend on the country the price is around 80 to 200 bucks
I can t shape with a half face resp, in seconds hundreds of tiny dust particles are in my eyes
I hear ya. I use goggles, and a dust mask, but I've been thinking about that full facr respirator that Wayne Lynch was wearing in Litmus. It wouldn't be too hard to rig up a Firefighter SCBA for use as a shaping respirator.
...the problem with most resp is when the bay is too hot and no AC
think Lynch use that type of resp because his allergic
also those respirators are with inducted forced air
so you can enter to a more contaminated area (not this case) and provide continuous fresh air flow
but double or triple the price, due to the battery
Yeah they get pricey... I found some SCBA's in Indiana for $15 each. I figured I could just rig it for shop use. As for you rail pics... It looks like you do the same thing I do, just eyeball it and go with the flow of smooth continuous passes, instead of marking them out. I've done them both ways, but honestly, it seems that I get a better flowing rail when I just eyeball 'em.
$235.00 www.airshield.com This is the one I use however the new Airshield Pro is $325.00
Your band work is really good. Nice outline as well!
--I dont know that brand...looking good
I clicked on the link but a warning post about that this site can put spyware or something in your comp appear so I didnt enter
what is good about the 3Ms is the "glass" shield, perfect vision not like the goggles (all) that sport some deflection or alike
I have the same problem with half mask. I can't stand foam dust in my eyes either. When I have taught people to shape they normally quit after shaping one board because of the mess. The last vacuum system from Clark foam is sitting in my storage unit. I need to break it out and hook it up.
Your mask looks pretty cool because you don't have to charge the batteries. During the hot summer your head gets cold and you have to buy a spare battery. In the winter it's almost to cold to wear.
Thanks for the replies everyone, espescially the pics and diagrams. I am going to take Mike up on his offer and pay a visit. I think I'll have what I need now. Other advice is still appreciated. Once again, many Thanks!
Good to see reverb's pics, he knows what he's doing and that board looks good. He and I have talked fish on here before. We share some design philosophy in terms of keeping the boards short and making sure the tails are thin. You can see how his primary band tapers in proportion to the rail volume, all the other bands will follow that proportion as well. If all goes well you'll get to come by my room in the next couple of days and hopefully I can help you with technique and your questions.