Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Get 500+ tool plans, full site access, and more.

User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Mortician contact lenses for keeping dead people's eyes closed - photo

  1. #1
    Jon
    Jon is offline Jon has agreed the Seller's Terms of Service
    Administrator
    Supporting Member
    Jon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Colorado, USA
    Posts
    22,536
    Thanks
    7,013
    Thanked 33,516 Times in 9,389 Posts

    Mortician contact lenses for keeping dead people's eyes closed - photo

    Mortician contact lenses for keeping dead people's eyes closed.




    Previously:

    Contact lens lathe - photo and videos

    173 Best Homemade Tools eBook

  2. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Jon For This Useful Post:

    baja (Jun 21, 2019), high-side (Jun 21, 2019), Miloslav (Jun 20, 2019), Scotsman Hosie (Jun 22, 2019), Seedtick (Jun 20, 2019)

  3. #2
    Supporting Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    35
    Thanks
    25
    Thanked 17 Times in 7 Posts
    Sorry, ended up with a bad link here. Tried a copy and paste pic. Didn't work.
    Last edited by neilbourjaily@gmail.com; Jun 20, 2019 at 05:45 PM. Reason: bad copy of the link

  4. #3
    Supporting Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    35
    Thanks
    25
    Thanked 17 Times in 7 Posts
    Kinda the opposite of an ophthalmic speculum.

  5. #4
    Supporting Member IAMSatisfied's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    The desolate ranch country of Northeastern corner of New Mexico, USA
    Posts
    392
    Thanks
    269
    Thanked 228 Times in 123 Posts

    IAMSatisfied's Tools
    Wouldn't cyanoacrylate work for that?

  6. #5
    Supporting Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Hinchinbrook QLD
    Posts
    315
    Thanks
    44
    Thanked 129 Times in 81 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Mortician contact lenses for keeping dead people's eyes closed.
    Not just for keeping them closed, although that is the purpose of the spikes. As the body dries out in the 'fridge the eyeballs, (which are roughly 80% water like substance) sink, losing their nice rounded shape, so the curved lens "reshapes" the eye.
    Quote Originally Posted by IAMSatisfied View Post
    Wouldn't cyanoacrylate work for that?
    Yes it does, but you need to be very careful with the application, as too much or too close to the edge of the eyelid will show the smoky white residue that cyanoacrylate leaves on the skin.

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to 12bolts For This Useful Post:

    Jon (Jun 21, 2019)

  8. #6
    Supporting Member Toolmaker51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Midwest USA
    Posts
    4,430
    Thanks
    6,319
    Thanked 2,603 Times in 1,644 Posts

    Toolmaker51's Tools
    Uncomfortable? I nap just fine, unaided, often at the drop of a hat.
    Sincerely,
    Toolmaker51
    ...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...

  9. #7
    Jon
    Jon is offline Jon has agreed the Seller's Terms of Service
    Administrator
    Supporting Member
    Jon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Colorado, USA
    Posts
    22,536
    Thanks
    7,013
    Thanked 33,516 Times in 9,389 Posts
    Mortician mouth insert.


  10. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Jon For This Useful Post:

    baja (Jul 18, 2019), Seedtick (Jul 17, 2019)

  11. #8
    Supporting Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    35
    Thanks
    25
    Thanked 17 Times in 7 Posts
    That'll keep your lip from curling.



    173 Best Homemade Tools eBook

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •