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Project by littlecope posted 10-02-2020 03:35 PM 1195 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a very simple project, as timely as today’s headlines…

It’s a quick and easy to make device to hold a face mask on without having to thread it around one’s ears.
There are plastic ones of these made and sold (that are rather fragile and certainly NOT very “stylish”), and I’ve seen others made from a strip of cloth or leather with buttons sewn on… Of course, for me, wood was the only option…

The making was about ten minutes of effort, out of a Mahogany scrap that was kicking around…

You can see, how unattractive the plastic alternative is (and how flimsy!)

The advantages to these are that: #1) those of us with sensitive skin don’t get irritation behind our ears from mask wearing, #2) they make it easy and more comfortable to not only wear these silly masks, but to put them on and take them off, and #3) You can lower the mask at any time, to eat or drink (or speak!), without having to remove it entirely…

Anyway, keep safe and healthy my Friends! :)

2 October 2020

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.





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patron

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#1 posted 10-02-2020 03:40 PM

great idea

would help guys like this for sure

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 10-02-2020 03:51 PM

Nice one, Mike. Necessity is the mother of invention!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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lew

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#3 posted 10-02-2020 04:00 PM

Something for the Woodworker who’s always in style! Thanks Mike.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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kiefer

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#4 posted 10-02-2020 04:18 PM

Nice idea Mike and good looking too
but would use a piece of cog belt which I have plenty of with a couple of notches cut into the end but that’s just me .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 10-02-2020 08:53 PM

That’s a cool idea. I may have to give this a try. Good thinking Mike.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 10-02-2020 11:44 PM

Looking good Mike. It should save hearing aids too ;-) They don’t like strap stresses.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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swirt

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#7 posted 10-03-2020 02:54 AM

NIce! and way better than the plastic one.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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therealSteveN

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#8 posted 10-03-2020 10:47 AM

patron, love the pic. 10 thumbs up!!!!

littlecope, quite stylish you are. Does the wood back there cause any pressure?

For those like me, that often can’t see something, well, until I see it. Now I understand completely.

-- Think safe, be safe

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littlecope

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#9 posted 10-03-2020 01:22 PM

Thank You All very much!!

SteveN: Actually, I wear mine like so-

Working in a Hospital, I’ve worn two plastic ones until they literally fell off, wore this one last night…
They are completely without pressure on my neck, I barely know it’s there!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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robscastle

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#10 posted 10-05-2020 12:12 PM

Looks like a pretty nifty Whiffensniffer but can you drink a beer with it on?

The models are pretty sharp too!

-- Regards Rob

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 10-26-2020 11:27 PM

Hey Rob, good IV !!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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