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Old 02-19-2017, 09:03 AM   #101
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Hi Pigpen,

I now have two high receptionists chairs, I used to have four, but I found I can scoot about between machines without having to stand up, so a couple were given away to friends.

There are lots of ways for us to carry on in our shops, I myself have power feeds on everything except the topslide on my lathe, but because that is only for short work I can still cope with it.

I have digital hearing aids and have found that a good technician can set them up to eliminate almost all the Tinnitus problems to give me nice full range hearing while I am wearing them. My problems start when I take them out and try listening to the TV in the evening, I have to turn the sound right up to be able to pick things up fully. Luckily, my neighbours can't hear my TV when going full blast, but my little dog buries himself under a pillow so that he can sleep.


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Old 02-19-2017, 06:17 PM   #102
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I have solved the hearing loss problem by leaving my hearing aids in the carrying case. In the shop I don't need them and when watching TV I use a head set connected to the stereo receiver for custom volume to suit my needs.

My fancy hearing aids are only useful when attending a play or concert or when visiting friends and family.

I didn't think that hearing loss in a machine shop where i am the only operator would be considered a disability.


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I didn't think that hearing loss in a machine shop where i am the only operator would be considered a disability.
Excuse me DJP,

If you had read the previous posts about hearing solutions, you would know that this is nothing to do with working in a workshop but the suppression of Tinnitus.
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Old 02-20-2017, 01:38 AM   #104
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Only problem with hearing loss in a single operator machine shop is that you can't hear when the MACHINES start 'talking' to you - it is often the case if you are cutting something and you start getting loud noises then there is a problem that should be addressed... I.e. are your feeds & speeds appropriate, or do you have a setup that allows vibration... Ignoring can lead to excess tool wear or breakage, or just less than ideal results... There are workarounds but it is important to be aware of the issue... On the chairs, I have seen friends replace the little small casters on office style chairs with larger diameter 6 or 8" casters (or even bigger) like usually used on equipment carts or dollies - they tell me it makes it much easier to scoot around, especially on shop floors that have lots of chips and other crap on them. The bigger wheels will roll over small obstacles that would stop small wheels...
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Excuse me DJP,

If you had read the previous posts about hearing solutions, you would know that this is nothing to do with working in a workshop but the suppression of Tinnitus.
Yes, I should have read the entire thread before replying. Tinnitus has been with me since my childhood so I can ignore it. My more recent issue is hearing loss which some consider a disability. Around loud machines hearing protection serves me better than improved hearing.

The discussion to have is whether machines cause a hearing disability and I think that they do.
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Hi all,
I am a medically retired HGV driver, my main disability is psoriasis induced Arthritics.
I've built my own workshop, but ive been adapting my lathe and mill with larger handles and power feeds.
Enough of my dabbling, look forward to contributing what i can.

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Good on you Graham, at least you haven't given up like a lot of people have to.

Different set of circumstances for me but the same sorts of problems. For every problem there is a solution for you to carry on just that little bit longer.

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Good on you Graham, at least you haven't given up like a lot of people have to.

Different set of circumstances for me but the same sorts of problems. For every problem there is a solution for you to carry on just that little bit longer.

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I'm not one for giving up John lol.
I always worked, so sitting around doing nothing has driven me nuts, well so the wife tells me.
I'm in the process of making my own CNC machine to add to my other collection of 9x20 lathe, mini mill, tig welder ect ect lol.
According to a fb group, I suffer from Chronic Tool Acquisition Syndrome.
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Graham,

Sometimes you can't help not getting into your shop, it all depends what is wrong with you.

I too am a toolaholic and have been buying tooling kits like they are going out of fashion, all in the hope I can get through my latest health problem to give me at least a few months on the good side..

In fact a couple of years ago I spent well over 2.5k on buying everything to make a top of the range middle sized CNC mill (SX2), but have had to give up on it, nothing has been touched, because I know I just don't have the time remaining to finish it, especially since my good friend John Stevenson passed away a few weeks ago, we were going to build the two machines side by side, once we had completely worked out the mechanical bits.

So sometimes it isn't IF you want to carry on, but whether YOU CAN


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