DIY Welding helmet integrated neck protector. Keeps sun and reflected light off my neck and reflections out of my helmet. Also keeps sparks and blueberries off neck and throat.
I made it to be cooler and easier to remove than caps, or doorags, etc. because I often work in full sunlight in summer and want max draft and don't want to wear it unless I'm running an arc. It's also easy to remove, clean, replace, repair...
- Flame proof or flame retardant cloth (the blue jean material shown is NOT flame proof or retardant)
- Cotton thread, thick like darning thread (NOT synthetics like polyester)
- White glue (to coat threads when done)
- Drill bit, very small, just bigger than thread
- Optional: marker to color threads as desired
- Welding can be dangerous, if you do not know, don't do it. Get training.
- This neck drape is NOT industrial quality, it only protects against only occasional small blueberries, sparks and things like sunburn or reflection burns.
- No assurances are implied on its ability to work in your application.
- Always use proper safety procedures and safety equipment. If you don't know, learn first or don't do it.
Hi tsbrownie. Looks good. I made something similar couple years ago on my helmet. I used snaps from JoAnne's sewing goods store. I did the same as you first time with some blue jeans cloth but it caught fire pretty quick. I replaced those with leather from a couple of old welding gloves leather. I sliced the gloves arm portions apart then restitched together on my wife's sewing machine You dont have to remove the fingers portion of the glove. Just leave them on but connect the leather from the opposite end. No fire problems now.
If you dont have some old gloves to use, sometimes Harbor Freight has a cheap pair on sale for $4.00
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