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    So now that the pandemic has the world wearing masks, elastic in stores is the new toilet paper as millions are diy-ing them.

    Let's see those masks.


    My default was an ordinary bandana, but Mrs. Fixer is making me a manly man red neck approved mask with John Deere tracker hats plastered all over it.


    Lets see what other flashaholics are sportin during this pandemic. (or after the dust settles)
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    You have to give them the eye when you are going after that last can of Campbell’s chunky sirloin.
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    A few more and y'all can make a posse
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    Just some basic 3M N95 maskes I had at the desert house for some reason, I Can't remember. I Dont fix things anymore, and I have not done yard work since the 70's so I really cannot say why they were here but I'm glad I have them.
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    Choice of 2(well 3 actually) in work



    I do have some filtered ones as well, but i look even more like an alien! Maybe not a bad thing

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    My son has been 3D printing mask blanks for commonly available 2"x2" replaceable air purifier filters. He's adding elastic and some foam as a seal. No pic of his old man... I'm using blue surgical masks over a very full beard just as a reminder not to touch my face, I know it's ineffective but it's taken me 2 1/2 years to grow. Anything more than a grocery run a week, I might shave it. Or if I needed to go to Wally World...

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    This one was posted as a joke...
    just remember... Brown goes in back


    This is not a particularly good picture, I'll have to get a better pic


    I gave one of these to my MD Friend, and kept two more should my family need them. I got them after 9-11 when my wife was getting panicky due to all the RED and Yellow Alerts that were continually interrupting TV shows.

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    Visibility from your underpants ,looks better than my work mask!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ven View Post
    Visibility from your underpants ,looks better than my work mask!!
    no crap!! yeah, i went there
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    Quote Originally Posted by ven View Post
    Visibility from your underpants ,looks better than my work mask!!
    Quote Originally Posted by bigburly912 View Post
    no crap!! yeah, i went there
    LOL... you guys are nuts!
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    I had CVS security following me around the store, guess they thought I was planning to hiest the box of prunes

    Mod, please let me know if the image is too big, this is my first attempt

    Thx.. Byk for the tutorial!
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    Been using surgical masks found in a bunch of emergency survival kits and N95 masks I bought in 2007 to filter ash and smoke during the Witch Creek fire. Can't buy new masks as Home Depot, Lowes, and Harbor Freight donated all of them to hospitals. Not planning on donating mine as there are several family members that are immune compromised including me. Definitely prefer to err on the side of caution when going to see a doctor right now. I think it's pretty messed up to have the stores donate all the good masks, require you to wear one in public, tell people they can make one out of clothes, and then start blocking off the clothing section in stores calling it nonessential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knucklegary View Post

    I had CVS security following me around the store, guess they thought I was planning to hiest the box of prunes

    Mod, please let me know if the image is too big, this is my first attempt

    Thx.. Byk for the tutorial!
    It's that Carhartt hat covering your chrome dome that makes them suspicious KG.

    Mrs Fixer made a couple for me to share at work.

    Farmer Brown and proper Scotsman style
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    Haha!! The flannel does look comfy

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    Hey that lady has some talent!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy View Post
    Hey that lady has some talent!
    I was thinking the exact same

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    So far so good.


    Kinda hard to enjoy my 10am cigarette though.
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    You gotta learn to smoke it with your ear or eye.
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    Thats because you should be vaping


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    Hmmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy View Post
    I gave one of these to my MD Friend, and kept two more should my family need them. I got them after 9-11 when my wife was getting panicky due to all the RED and Yellow Alerts that were continually interrupting TV shows.

    I haven't seen anyone wear something like this yet, but my friend said he saw some guy at the grocery store wearing a WWI style gas mask with the canister hanging from the hose. That had to be a joke, but you never know.

    I wore one of these just yesterday while spraying some camping equipment with permethrin. Not sure it was necessary, but I had it so why not. They're actually very comfortable with the big strap that goes on your head and elastic around neck.
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    This?

    Nah


    Yeah Better
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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post

    Hmmmm




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    https://i921.photobucket.com/albums/...414_123010.jpg

    I need a cool mask. Blue surgical ain't gonna do... Just kidding. I don't leave the house enough to justify it.
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    You’ve got that cameo hat like KG, Scout. You’d better stay out of CVS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by knucklegary View Post
    Mod, please let me know if the image is too big, this is my first attempt

    Thx.. Byk for the tutorial!
    Perhaps a tutorial for the rear of us? I tried posting a photo the same way I do in the UG, but it doesn’t work up here...

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    Hmmm, how much light penetrates my farmer Brown mask?


    None when held up to the sun today at 5 PM east coast time.

    We did a plugger test with prototypes. If you can blow out a match while wearing it, you can spread the germs.
    If you cannot breath while wearing it, you will die so that aint no good either.

    Final product does not let you blow out a match but air still comes in fairly well. Sunshine test cemented our thoughts that droplets should not escape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markr6 View Post
    I haven't seen anyone wear something like this yet, but my friend said he saw some guy at the grocery store wearing a WWI style gas mask with the canister hanging from the hose. That had to be a joke, but you never know.

    I wore one of these just yesterday while spraying some camping equipment with permethrin. Not sure it was necessary, but I had it so why not. They're actually very comfortable with the big strap that goes on your head and elastic around neck.
    I had four of these and went to the Home Depot to get spare filters for them, and the shelves were bare. No masks, no spare filters. I imagine that they only had a dozen in stock to begin with. The gas mask may not have been a joke, just all that he had and ... what the heck! If you want to protect yourself the surgical mask and cotton cloth mask won't do much. Even the N95 masks are not effective, (for protecting oneself) unless it is fitted properly, and has a tight seal. These masks are MUCH easier to set with a tight seal.

    I wore the one with the green nose today. It was 47 degrees F this morning, and I wore a hoodie, and a gortex raincoat over it. I was fine while shopping. But at the checkout I started working up a sweat. Those masks become uncomfortable when you are hot. I could feel the wetness where the mask made a seal against my skin. At first I was uncomfortable taking forced inhales, but after a bit I became accustomed to it, and it was no big deal.

    I don't think that anyone looked at me in particular. I do have to say, that I felt safe. When I went to my car I opened the trunk and put the food in. Non perishables to the left, perishables to the right. I took my raincoat off, pulling the sleeves inside out, and folding it into itself, and threw that into the trunk. When I got home, I brought the perishables into the mudroom, sprayed bleach disinfectant on my boots and put them out into the sun to dry. I then brought the perishables into the kitchen, and sterilized the outside of each package before putting it into the fridge. Then I took my shower. Today I did laundry.

    Tomorrow (24 hours later) the product in the trunk should be safe. It'll be brought in, and put away, maybe wiped down first. Probably overkill, but what the heck, I spend more time, wasting time than being productive.
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