Yesterday I got my new molds from Accurate molds. I was casting some pewter bullets for fun, I got smoke in my eyes so I took off my safty glasses to rub out the smoke and before I could get them back on something hit my left eye. It burned like an sob so I knew it was the pewter but I couldnt figure out how it happened nor do I care at this point. I couldn't sleep last night because of the pain and couldn't open my left eye. Today I can open it a little bit and have sight although blurry (hell it was blurry before this happened too) but its really swollen.
Well the point of this post is..... no matter what, do not remove your safety glasses unless you walk away from your pot and molds
Hopefully the eye didnt suffer permanent damage, I will have to wait an see. At least it was not my shooting eye!!!!
Darn it! Wishing you a speedy and full recovery. This must be the week for safety glasses. Another friend just sent an email reminding us all to use safety glasses. He was using a die grinder on something. Phone rang, set tool down. Took glasses off while on phone. Went back to work but forgot glasses. He wound up with a steel sliver in his eyeball.
Sometimes we get in a hurry.
Thanks again, and here's hoping you are back to the same ole 20/blurry you had before instead of 20/pewter.
I feel more like I do now than I did when I came in here.
Some may laugh at me, or feel that this is unecessary but there is a REASON why I cast in all of this gear! It is not a game! You are working around very hot molten metal, and your eyesight is precious. Also, I don't think I'd want to live the rest of my life with scars on my face from a visit from the silver dragon or a freak accident. ALWAYS wear eye protection and skin protection! Get well soon Doc, I'll send a prayer your way. It also might not hurt to visit the eye doctor just to be on the safe side.
Last edited by Travis 186; 04-22-2012 at 01:21 PM.
Cheap piece of security brother.
I hope wish you a full and speedy recovery....
Hope all goes well for your eye! Nothing to mess with and suggestion to go to an eye doctor really has merit! We always wear full face shields and gauntlet gloves while casting! Worked around molten zinc for years at a local zinc smelter. Saw some really awful explosions too. I was very lucky several times working close by to the explosions and never got hurt.
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Thanks for all the well wishes, unfortunately I cannot afford to see an eye dr. at this time since I have no insurance. Its starting to get a little better so i am hopeful its going to be ok. I will get in to see someone as soon as I can though to make sure.
I wear long sleeve shirt with a jacket for extra measure, welding gloves and safety glasses. I didnt think of the rest of my face but now I will. I should have at least turned around when I took off the glasses to clear the smoke out of my eye.
Glad to hear you're doin' better and make sure to get in to see someone if it doesn't completely clear up soon!
I wish you a full recovery. I also wear welding gear when I cast.
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