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Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom UltimaDork
9/15/20 3:05 p.m.

In reply to mazdeuce - Seth :

I don't think I've fully grokked the oil drain pain as vortex of filth generation, but I think you might be on to something...

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
9/15/20 3:18 p.m.

In reply to Jesse Ransom :

For.what it's worth, this is where I pulled the drain pan from to put it in the drawer. Roughly a year ago (ok, maybe two years) it was the only thing in this spot. Stuff just gathers around it. No more!

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent Reader
9/15/20 7:51 p.m.

Keep fighting the good fight!

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
9/16/20 11:09 a.m.

Benjamin Franklin. We learn in elementary school that he was a founding father, did the key/kite thing, gave us wisdom like "a penny saved us a penny earned", and also invented bifocals. 

Later we learn that he was anadvocate of walking for exercise of the body and mind, the kite thing was probably BS, he liked outdoor air baths when the weather was right, and recommended befriending French widows whenever possible. Fascinating well rounded guy. Also, bifocals. 

If you dig deep enough you can even find people that didn't like him, though some of that deals with befriending French women who weren't widows. But even those people mention the bifocals. 

Today I got new safety glasses. 

Cheap bifocal safety glasses. These are a game changer. Now I get why everyone always mentions the bifocals. They're a big deal. 

TVR Scott (Forum Supporter)
TVR Scott (Forum Supporter) Dork
9/16/20 11:28 a.m.

In reply to mazdeuce - Seth :

Yup, I got some similar bifocal safety glasses a few months ago - huge difference.  Probably makes me safer in the garage, since I wear them so that I can see not just to protect my eyes.

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
9/16/20 12:43 p.m.

In reply to TVR Scott (Forum Supporter) :

I agree. This really came about because I stumbled on to a thing where someone hot glued a magnet to the stem of their glasses and then stuck them to things in order to find them. 

I stuck a pair of safety glasses and my new-ish reading glasses to the white board where I've started to stick my bike tools. I find myself putting the reading glasses on almost every time I do work, even work where I should really be wearing the safety glasses, but they're down on my nose so I can look over them which renders they fairly useless for safety. Hopefully that's fixed now. 

Greg Smith (Forum Supporter)
Greg Smith (Forum Supporter) Dork
9/16/20 1:21 p.m.

I have a set of these for driving:
https://www.amazon.com/DPG59-215C-Reinforcer-Rx-Bifocal-Performance-Protective/dp/B000646VGC/ref=sr_1_31?dchild=1&keywords=dewalt+bifocal+safety+glasses&qid=1600280340&sr=8-31

and clear ones for garage work. I have lots of cheap HF safety glasses all over the place, but am finding that the bifocal part makes things *so* much better!

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
9/16/20 1:24 p.m.

In reply to Greg Smith (Forum Supporter) :

I realized while mowing the lawn today that I now need a set of bifocal safety sunglasses too. Thanks for the link. 

Jah29
Jah29 New Reader
9/16/20 5:20 p.m.
mazdeuce - Seth said:

Benjamin Franklin. We learn in elementary school that he was a founding father, did the key/kite thing, gave us wisdom like "a penny saved us a penny earned", and also invented bifocals. 

Later we learn that he was anadvocate of walking for exercise of the body and mind, the kite thing was probably BS, he liked outdoor air baths when the weather was right, and recommended befriending French widows whenever possible. Fascinating well rounded guy. Also, bifocals. 

If you dig deep enough you can even find people that didn't like him, though some of that deals with befriending French women who weren't widows. But even those people mention the bifocals. 

Today I got new safety glasses. 

Cheap bifocal safety glasses. These are a game changer. Now I get why everyone always mentions the bifocals. They're a big deal. 

Omg!  These exist!  Just ordered three pairs.  Thanks.

 

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/16/20 5:25 p.m.

Three pairs... I have prescription bifocal safety glasses.  Three pairs would cost nearly as much as a Challenge car... I would like to have a second pair since the ones I have are mainly for work (in pharma clean rooms) and I'd rather not subject them to shop abuse/dirt.

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
9/16/20 6:19 p.m.

In reply to Ian F (Forum Supporter) :

I'm slightly surprised that none of the discount online eyeglass places have that as an option. Knowing all of the terrible things I've done to my cheap safety glasses, I'd hate to have to worry about ones that were worth actual money. 

Slippery (Forum Supporter)
Slippery (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
9/16/20 9:45 p.m.

In reply to Ian F (Forum Supporter) :

A guy that works with me got prescription bifocal safety glasses at Wal Mart. Cost him ~$225. He gave me the receipt so that I could reimburse him, so I know there are "cheaper" ones out there. 

Jim Pettengill
Jim Pettengill HalfDork
9/16/20 11:06 p.m.

When I talked to my opthalmologist about "music glasses" (single vision focus point about 2 ft to 4 ft, for typical music stand distance sitting and standing - right at the bad distance for both bifocal lenses.  Also work great for computers!) he told me about a mechanic who had bifocals made with the near vision on top and the distance on the bottom because he was usually looking somewhat up at close work.  He knew exactly what I wanted, turns out he used to play trumpet and did exactly the same thing.

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