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Glasses for detail work (changed by mod)

eyeglasses fine work

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Bob Blarney

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....I got a nice holly log from a friend and let is season before mounting it on the lathe and turning to round. There was an almighty bang. There was a nail deep in the log which the bush had grown around.  Three stitches on my left temple and a nasty scratch on the right lens. Different angles and no glasses and I would not be typing this and model making would be over for me.

I am no rich man, but can stretch to a £200 kit. The glasses cost me £60.

We can all do the math.

Yes indeed, the price of eyes is still out of sight!  
      When I'm roughing out a billet on the lathe, I wear a logger's mask & helmet until it's in the round.  But after reading your story, I think that at least a rudimentary metal detector might be in my future.

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Bit difficult when you're working on rigging detail on the model and yards prevent getting closer to the detail



Nah it's still within my range of focus -  yards aren't a problem.

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Some of us our arms are not long enough without glasses.:0

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Bill, in Idaho

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