Two posters – in an aside from the thread’s topic – were discussing potential eye damage from welding. That reminded me why I’ve never tried it. I really dislike bright lights. When they had those cameras with the popping disposable flashbulbs, if someone took a photo of me, that was pure misery. Besides the eye pain from the bright flash, and the blind after-spots, I’d almost always get a big headache that would last for hours
So I’m wondering if welding is just not something I should try? Or is there a way to weld without subjecting yourself to any bright lights? The kind of stuff I’d weld for the most part would be more like for making specialized tools, welding a nut or bolt to a piece of metal, that kind of job. I don’t see myself doing much in the way of chassis welding, stuff like that.
The sparks and stuff, the hot metal, that’s no problem. I have no fear of that other than taking common sense precautions. But I can’t tolerate bright lights.
So with my bright light fear, should I just accept I’ll never be able to weld anything myself?