Introduction: How to Use Proper Protection Gear for Metal Casting
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Casting is such a fun process but can be extremely dangerous unless you take proper measurements to carefully protect yourself. Accidents happen even to masters of the craft and molten metal will burn through your skin in no time. To avoid serious injuries please follow these simple steps.
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Step 1: Shoes
Footwear is extra important as there is a big chance some molten metal will spill and hit your feet. Heavy leather work shoes are imperative. Synthethic materials will burn into your skin never coming out. Ouch. Don't risk it.
Step 2: Pants
Once again only natural fibers. Heavy work jeans work well.
Step 3: Top
Either leather sleeves with a leather apron or a full leather jacket will protect your torso.
Step 4: Hands
Big leather gloves you cannot go without. Hands are also in big danger so don't loose them to carelessness.
Step 5: Face
I can'e even imagine the agony of molten metal bubbling and spewing out of the mold and hitting your eye. Wear goggles, clear if it's dark and shaded if it's bright in your work area. A mesh or a clear plastic face shield will keep your face intact and looking pretty for years to come despite your dangerous hobby.
Have fun! What comes next is no less then AMAZING!!!