I have really been wanting to get back to more turning, I've not done any recently. In the past I just grabbed a pair of safety glasses and sometimes a dust mask. More recently I have been paying a lot more attention to dust collection and lathe turning can be a literal fountain of fine dust up toward your face. Such a shield isn't likely to stop a flying timber
nor the general cloud of fine dust but it could stop any number of small flying bits and it could do a lot to at least maybe redirect the fine stuff to where it might be sucked into a DC. I don't really worry about the stuff that falls to the floor but I do have serious concerns about the "smokey" looking dust that hangs in the air.
I have been thinking a slightly different direction though. I have been planning a floor stand to hold both a good sized plexiglass shield and a 4" DC hose. the reason to put it on a floor stand for my use is so I can hopefully use it with any number of machines.
I have an antique IV stand that I was thinking about using. It has a very heavy cast iron base but easy rolling casters. I have used it for years at various locations to hold work lights for hard to see locations.
I also have several of those multi-jointed drafting lamps that I no longer use and was thinking of using a couple of those, maybe even a third to use as an actual work light. I picked them up at garage sales, usually for about a buck or two. One heavy one has little lock knobs so you can lock into position.
Now I'm off to the magical world of about 2 acres of grass mowing I didn't get to earlier this week, tearing down and building three new horse fences, cutting an open drainage ditch about 150' long and plowing a couple of garden plots...
The fellow that rents much of my crop ground is probably out in his barn lot doing a "Please don't rain for a while" dance.
It's been a tough spring for a lot of folks across the country...
I did not equip with Shopsmiths in spite of the setups but because of them.
1 1988 - Mark V 510 (bought new), 4 Poly vee 1 1/8th HP Mark V's, Mark VII, 1 Mark V Mini, 1 Frankensmith, 1 10-ER, 1 Mark V Push-me-Pull-me Drillpress, SS bandsaw, belt sander, jointer, jigsaw, shaper attach, mortising attach, TS-3650 Rigid tablesaw, RAS, 6" long bed jointer, Foley/Belsaw Planer/molder/ripsaw, 1" sander, oscillating spindle/belt sander, Scroll saw, Woodmizer sawmill