Safety gear for young (or smaller) turners

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  1. Tom Kovalcik

    Tom Kovalcik

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    Does anyone have specific recommendations on face shields and goggles that are sized to fit young turners? I have a couple face shields where the headband can adjust pretty small, but the shield is so big it is cumbersome for the kid to work around. This is for beginners, we won't be turning large out of balance items, so basic gear should be adequate.

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  2. hockenbery

    hockenbery AAW Advisor Staff Member

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    We used the face shields from woodcraft at Maryland Hall. They adjust to fit each child's head
    We had kids from 8 on up to 16. We would put tape on each and write the names of the students on them. Made it easy for me to call the kids by name.

    Most all face shields adjust.

    One caution is to remind kids not to lift the shield an rub their eyes when they have sawdust all over their hands. Also remind them to lift the shield before they blow sawdust off of something.
     
  3. Jeff Brockett

    Jeff Brockett AAW Board Member

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    We also use the faceshields from Woodcraft for the AAW youth turning program and they work great!
     
  4. John Torchick

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    My Uvex faceshield can be sized to fit my nine year old grandson. He brings his own foam earplugs.
     
  5. john lucas

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    I have a really small head. I have to buy kids hats to fit. The Uvex face shield easily fits me and has adjustments left. Can't say if the shield itself would get in the way or not
     

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