Built a cage for the squidgy organic part (me) to ride in
I had to laugh out loud. "squidgy" is what we call our two year old's saggy, wet diapers! Hope the definition is alittle different when describing you!
I second the face shield and grind so sparks are flying away from you. If your grinding wheel decided to come apart you're going to have more than sparks trying to get into your eyes! I've only had it happen once with a new brand name wheel, hit my arm and chest and it didn't feel good at all.
Depending on who you ask, there might not be all that much difference in me and... well, "squidgy"...
Actually, I think I stole that description of the driver from Jeremy Clarkson of "Top Gear".
10-4 on the face shield. There's one in the shop somewhere... Makes my glasses fog and I'm basically lazy. No excuse... I know better. And, actually, the reason the sparks look so big in the pic is that they are
flying away from me, toward the camera. Got enough holes in my T-shirts, thankyewverrymutch. I had a DeW... uhh, brand name grinding wheel self-destruct a couple of years ago. No harm, no foul, but it got my attention.
Speaking of that cage for my squidginess, it's made of 1.5 inch diameter .095 wall DOM tubing, as per SCCA specs.