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How about some toys. All these were wood toys made overseas, but fun. The elephang walks down the incline. The aligators flex as you pull them along. In the second picture (hard to see), the criss cross pieces are semi hollowed out and you can race marbles or balls down from one inclined piece to the next. It is routed for the race ways, but carved to create the extended shape. Toys are always fun, and you could also take on some Whirlygigs and moving toys. Those are all kiund of fun.

I found some books on toys and whirlygigs and wind powered toys, used books, cheap.

Working Wooden Toys by Marion Millett
Making Whirligigs Whimsies and Folk Toys by Rodney Frost
Whacky Toys, whirligigs & Whatcamacallits by Rodney Frost
Creative Kinetics by Rodney Frost.

Inspiring fun projects abound.
 

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How about some toys. All these were wood toys made overseas, but fun. The elephang walks down the incline. The aligators flex as you pull them along. In the second picture (hard to see), the criss cross pieces are semi hollowed out and you can race marbles or balls down from one inclined piece to the next. It is routed for the race ways, but carved to create the extended shape. Toys are always fun, and you could also take on some Whirlygigs and moving toys. Those are all kiund of fun.

I found some books on toys and whirlygigs and wind powered toys, used books, cheap.

Working Wooden Toys by Marion Millett
Making Whirligigs Whimsies and Folk Toys by Rodney Frost
Whacky Toys, whirligigs & Whatcamacallits by Rodney Frost
Creative Kinetics by Rodney Frost.

Inspiring fun projects abound.

I'm confused...where's the "goggles" punch line...? :grin::grin::grin:
 

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James, what I have found is that goggles fog up on me. Not sure if that's a problem breathing with my nose or it's just "hot breath". I also tried the good goggles I use with my motorcycle and they fogged up too. And the foam lined goggles (like sunglasses but with foam) didn't work for me either.

I'd love to try anything else that comes up in this thread...following closely...
 

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I’ve thought about the positive pressure masks or hoods. They shouldn’t fog up but I’m not sure if the rest restrict your vision and of course they are way more costly but also much kinder to your lungs.
 

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James, what I have found is that goggles fog up on me. Not sure if that's a problem breathing with my nose or it's just "hot breath". I also tried the good goggles I use with my motorcycle and they fogged up too. And the foam lined goggles (like sunglasses but with foam) didn't work for me either.

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I am the same way Nick, I always hated goggles at work so had a pair of prescription safty glasses made. Glasses under goggles is twice as bad, then the masks make it worse.

One reason I retired early from construction was that the men had to wear so much safety gear that they couldn't work safely and the manhours went out of sight.
Hard hat, Safety goggles,dust masks, earmuffs,rain coat,full body harness, nail apron, gloves,hard toed boots,plus enough clothes to keep warm, the guy couldn't even move.
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Thanks for the feedback y'all. @ DRT,Tom the Ski goggles my wife purchased for me have no vents so should be ok to keep dust out,but the ones you showed from Amazon are what I wanted,& about a 1/4 the price .
Randy @ dirtdobber. The DeWALT goggles you showed from Amazon are the same shape as my new ones,also about 1/4 the cost. Thanks again to fellow members who took the time to reply. Sawdustin the eyes gets more serious when a person has glaucoma plus dry eye syndrome & as stated,sweat is another complication to contend with.All the best, James.jj777746
 

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James I use the same powered respirator that will Desert Rat Tom uses and I tried it today with a pair of ski goggles. I had the goggles on over my glasses and I have no problems with fogging. I have not used the ski goggles when doing woodworking so I don't know how they would work for that. Besides, the over the glasses ski goggles I tried have fairly dark tinted lenses so I wouldn't want to use them in the shop anyway. I have some goggles with clear lenses, but they're not big enough to go over my glasses. I tried a couple pairs of goggles from Amazon with clear lenses that were supposed to be suitable for over the glasses but were not. I have been using the same style of goggles that are in Desert Rat Tom's posting; just make sure that you get goggles that are designed for splash protection as they don't have them holes like some goggles in this style do.
 

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@ ScottyDBQ,Thanks Steve,I checked the new ski goggles & there are no holes in them.No more dust in my eyesThey also fit comfortably over my spectacles so I should be fine for now. Sweat is another story. James.
 

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A couple of comments:

1) whatever you put over your eyes, please ensure it is impact rated so if something smashes into them you don't end up embedding lens or frame parts into your eyeballs or surrounding soft tissue

2) Fogging is caused by the large amount of water vapour present in our exhaled breath; when snowmobiling at temperatures below 10*F while "riding vigorously" even an electrically heated face shield on a full face helmet would start fogging/freezing up. Needless to say at 100 mph offroad, vision is everything.

Moved over to a motocross style helmet with goggles and specially made balaclava with breath deflector and wind protection. No fog, even at -20 or colder. They are different from motocross goggles because of the double lens system. I'm assuming motorsport goggles are impact rated, but not sure if to the same standard as safety glasses/goggles.

I always wear my Summit Racing safety glasses, they have +1.0 reader bifocals built in the bottom 1/5 of the lens.
 

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