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Lathe Safety Shield

#256730 by sehast » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:01 pm

Does anyone have the Shopsmith Lathe Safety Shield that they just put on sale? If so, how do you like it? How does it attach to the headstock? I have been looking for something like this but it still looks pricey even on sale.

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Re: Lathe Safety Shield

#256731 by jdonovan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:18 pm

It uses the same mounting system as the light, the mounting bracket mounts to the carraige. See installation instructions.

http://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/cata ... 845538.pdf

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Re: Lathe Safety Shield

#256747 by sehast » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:18 am

Thanks for the info. That is what it looked like in the picture but the description indicated it was attached to the headstock. How do you like it?

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Re: Lathe Safety Shield

#256748 by jdonovan » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:55 pm

Don't have it, but the discounted price has me thinking about ordering one.

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Re: Lathe Safety Shield

#256769 by wa2crk » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:45 am

Ordered one. I have a Mag Switch that it would mount on, and I can use it on my midi lathe also.
Bill V

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#256770 by sehast » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:55 am

I finally decided to order one as well. It is a lot bigger than most other shields I have seen.

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Re: Lathe Safety Shield

#256838 by ryanbp01 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:33 pm

I have one and love using it! It is well worth the money!

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#259545 by robinson46176 » Sat May 11, 2019 10:39 am

I have really been wanting to get back to more turning, I've not done any recently. In the past I just grabbed a pair of safety glasses and sometimes a dust mask. More recently I have been paying a lot more attention to dust collection and lathe turning can be a literal fountain of fine dust up toward your face. Such a shield isn't likely to stop a flying timber :) nor the general cloud of fine dust but it could stop any number of small flying bits and it could do a lot to at least maybe redirect the fine stuff to where it might be sucked into a DC. I don't really worry about the stuff that falls to the floor but I do have serious concerns about the "smokey" looking dust that hangs in the air.
I have been thinking a slightly different direction though. I have been planning a floor stand to hold both a good sized plexiglass shield and a 4" DC hose. the reason to put it on a floor stand for my use is so I can hopefully use it with any number of machines.
I have an antique IV stand that I was thinking about using. It has a very heavy cast iron base but easy rolling casters. I have used it for years at various locations to hold work lights for hard to see locations.
I also have several of those multi-jointed drafting lamps that I no longer use and was thinking of using a couple of those, maybe even a third to use as an actual work light. I picked them up at garage sales, usually for about a buck or two. One heavy one has little lock knobs so you can lock into position.
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Now I'm off to the magical world of about 2 acres of grass mowing I didn't get to earlier this week, tearing down and building three new horse fences, cutting an open drainage ditch about 150' long and plowing a couple of garden plots...
The fellow that rents much of my crop ground is probably out in his barn lot doing a "Please don't rain for a while" dance. :rolleyes:
It's been a tough spring for a lot of folks across the country...


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Re: Lathe Safety Shield

#259596 by wa2crk » Mon May 13, 2019 10:46 am

I have mine and bought an extra mounting foot. I can use it on my Delta Midi lathe or on the Shopsmith. The most annoying aspect is the static build up. Can't seem to get rid of it.
Bill V

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Re: Lathe Safety Shield

#259597 by RFGuy » Mon May 13, 2019 11:32 am

wa2crk wrote:I have mine and bought an extra mounting foot. I can use it on my Delta Midi lathe or on the Shopsmith. The most annoying aspect is the static build up. Can't seem to get rid of it.
Bill V

If you can't get a grounding solution that works for the shield....Another option might be fabric softener. I don't know if this would work or not on the shield, but I hear that mixing water with liquid fabric softener helps with dissipating static charge. I don't know if this would leave a streak on the shield though or cause any problems, but just a thought.

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