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I hardly know what to say, except that I sincerely hope things turn out not to be that bleak in the end.

 

Can you tell us the source of your IR damage? Is it smithing-related? Oxy-acetylene welding? Sharing your experience might help others avoid problems in the future.

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This may be wrong, but I would think thermite is the source of the IR damage. I'm sorry to hear it is your last project Jerry. I hope that eye surgery does indeed advance in the near future. I look forward to seeing your Blue Halo.

Bob O

 

"When I raise my flashing sword, and my hand takes hold on judgment, I will take vengeance upon mine enemies, and I will repay those who haze me. Oh, Lord, raise me to Thy right hand and count me among Thy saints."

 

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Hi Jerry

 

that is terrible terrible news... i'm very sorry to hear it..

does that kind of eye problem run in the family..

 

i hope the doc's have something to fix it... i even saw an article abit ago on some new stuff

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art...rticlekey=99274

 

take care Jerry and i hope there something they can do

Greg

 

ps.. don't forget to take your vitamins..

 

 

 

It started when I was a kid. Watching Dad weld, staring at the midnight sunset, (which is actually the sunrise at the same time), etc.

I had a telescope when I was 12. I remember tracking a strange aircraft over the Chugiach mountains. I accidentally went across the sun. Ouch!

 

Then there is the thermite. The first few were uncovered and all I had were sun glasses. I found out that thermite DOES produce IR, which is worse for your eyes than UV. My runs are contained now, and I wear welder's goggles over my didymium glasses.

 

I's best to wear didymium with welder's flip ups, for the intense stuff. That's what I was told anyway.

Take care of them eyes!

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Many prayers and good vibes your way.

My life is like shaving with a razor sharp machete. It's a bit awkward and I feel a sting every now and then, but in the end I'm happy with the results.

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Crap!

 

That's scary news. Many best wishes for you. Please let us know how it all works out. Be a good patient and heal quickly and well. -Art

 

p.s. I love your avitar.

"My sword and my shield are at your command"

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It makes me very sad when someone has to shut down their shop. We get such a short time to do this work, every day is a gift. My best wishes and hopes to you.

 

Geoff

"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."

 

I said that.

 

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

- - -G. K. Chesterton

 

So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.

 

Grant Sarver

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Dear GOD. I hope you have ear protection too! That anvil hurts my ears through my speakers!

 

To be honest, for a last project I was expecting some grand spectacle of a sword, at least 4 feet long and 2 inches thick. It's looking good though.

 

As far as cataracts go, have you heard of drops? It's a recent invention, but eye drops containing N-acetylcarnosine taken a few times daily over the course of a few months slowly dissolve cataracts without the need for surgery. Even if you go ahead with the surgery, the drops would get rid of anything they missed. I'm not sure if they sell it yet, and it's probably prescription-only, but I'd talk to a few specialists about it and see where that leads you.

 

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So above and beyond I imagine, drawn beyond the lines of reason. Push the envelope, watch it bend.

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Don't worry, Bennett !

 

I'm in same situation as you : heavy cataracts on both eyes : 30% view on right - 40 on the left....

And a very high sensibility at the light...

I must be operated for the first time begin September and the second one begin October...

I hope to be ready to "act" for our knife show, the second week -end of October!

They have said here (the eyes sturgeons) that it more than 98% succeed!...I hope I don't will be in the other 2 % :)

We have always plenty of time to make knives and sword, my friend !

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Dang man sorry about your eyes. I hope things turn around. You're one of my favorite to read about on the forums.

"He didn't die of old age, either. He was poisoned, stabbed, shot, hung, streched, disembowled, drawn and quartered. And dig this, there was a prophecy. Just before his head died. His last words were, "Death is but a door. Time is but a window. I'll be back."" ---- Ray from Ghostbusters II

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Durn it, Jerry,

 

Sorry to hear about your eye issues. I Hope and pray all works out for you in the end. For me, I wear contacts/glasses (near-sighted), but I find that I can see much more details (scratches, dings) with my bare eyes.

 

To mesh with your celt/mic spirit, my daily driver is a V8 RWD F-Body--hoping to upgrade to a 2010 Camaro SS/RS. I'll need more than a "carbon baillout!"

 

Best Regards,

Brian K.

Rogue Amateur and Weekend Hobbyist

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Wow, just frakkin' wow! I've not seen closer pics than that even on the forums, let alone the "real world." Thank you! I will keep you and your daughter in my prayers/thoughts.

 

Now, if I could just get the local dealers to quit charging a "market adjustment," I could go to town on one these bad boys...hopefully the dealers in your area aren't pulling the same stunt.

 

Thanks,

Brian K.

Rogue Amateur and Weekend Hobbyist

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