Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

405
Banjo Lovers Online


A brief COVID-19 note from ROXY

Want to hide these Google ads? Join the Players Union!

Page: 1  2   Last Page (2) 

Aug 8, 2020 - 4:50:42 AM
55421 posts since 12/14/2005

This morning's e-mails included a note from former OutHanger and allegedly red-headed model, Roxy.

I had asked if the research place she worked at was specifically working on a anything directly related to COVID 19.
She asked me to post this:
***********************************
We don't prob viruses here, about face masks? We have triple layered inserting 'tween a sterile swab soaked with Ethyl Alcohol these patches have short life, but killing Covid dead at every in and out breathing, someone suggested dipping swabs in whisky for same! ..
Make a post about that Mike?

******************************
She does visit the site, so if you're going to say anything, be nice.
It's not nice to slam someone who cannot reply, and I'm not going to be a conduit for any messages back & forth from her to any of all y'all.

Was involved in running from one side of the playground to the other, carrying insults between a couple of other children.

"Well, YOU tell HER that I said....."

It was not as much fun as it sounds, but, at age SEVEN, I was stupid enough to DO it.

I'm a lot older, and slightly less stupid, now.

Aug 8, 2020 - 6:19:02 AM
Players Union Member

DC5

USA

13159 posts since 6/30/2015
Online Now

Glad to hear she's(?) ok.

I can't afford to throw away masks everyday, and in the beginning I only had a handful of nuisance dust masks so I kept a spray bottle of alcohol with me and when I came out of a store I would spray the mask with alcohol after I took it off. I learned quickly to allow some time between spraying and putting the mask back on. It made a trip to Home Depot rather interesting though.

Aug 8, 2020 - 6:31:01 AM

73295 posts since 5/9/2007

I use 2 masks per week for shopping and using the restroom at our weekly gig.
Other than that I'm home alone unless invited to my tiny group of friends' outdoor music and snacks.

I order masks on e-bay mailed from within the states and pay around 40 cents apiece.
Our Harbor Freight has them and I believe WalMart has washables,now.
I bought 10 washables on line a couple of months ago and they're ok,but I will get a couple more bigger ones when I find them.
Gotta go up to WalMart and check out their offerings.

Aug 8, 2020 - 6:42:33 AM
likes this

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

24839 posts since 8/3/2003

I have made probably a dozen or more masks. Most are of cotton material. I usually have one in the car, one in my purse and half a dozen at the house. Each is worn once, then washed. I don't spray them with anything at all, just put them in the wash with the rest of my washing.

I do keep spray hand sanitizer in my purse and always use it when I get in the car for my hands and the steering wheel, the door handles and anything else I might have touched.

Aug 8, 2020 - 6:53:23 AM

73295 posts since 5/9/2007

I keep a couple in my banjo case.

Aug 8, 2020 - 6:56:47 AM
like this

Banjo Lefty

Canada

1970 posts since 6/19/2014

Well, it's good to know your banjo is protected, but what about you?

Aug 8, 2020 - 7:16:46 AM

73295 posts since 5/9/2007

I keep extras in case my pals need one.

Aug 8, 2020 - 7:23:54 AM
like this

conniel

USA

741 posts since 5/1/2020

I put one in my toaster, just in case. You never know

Aug 8, 2020 - 7:38:10 AM
Players Union Member

rinemb

USA

12475 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by conniel

I put one in my toaster, just in case. You never know


laugh

Aug 8, 2020 - 7:59:32 AM

figmo59

USA

31810 posts since 3/5/2008

Roxy...
Is the most gender neutral..?..poster that I know..
I had no issue with Roxy's posts meself..
Ymmv tho...

I hope Roxy is dooin well... :0)

Aug 8, 2020 - 9:52:59 AM
likes this

55421 posts since 12/14/2005

On the faceless YAHOO! ANSWERS forum, I'm six foot one, and slender.

Aug 9, 2020 - 1:49:55 PM
likes this

1902 posts since 4/22/2018

So Roxy doesn’t post on the site, but Roxy wants to have people post on the site on his behalf??

Bonkers!

Aug 9, 2020 - 4:12:25 PM
Players Union Member

Brian T

Canada

16943 posts since 6/5/2008

Best guess is 23 pairs of chromosomes and #23 is XX.

Aug 9, 2020 - 4:49:33 PM

73295 posts since 5/9/2007

Is Roxy locked out of here?

Aug 9, 2020 - 5:25:01 PM
likes this

55421 posts since 12/14/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel

So Roxy doesn’t post on the site, but Roxy wants to have people post on the site on his behalf??

Bonkers!


He or she got locked out of here .

I figured it wouldn't do any harm to pass along a funny about somebody suggesting whiskey-soaked cloth instead of rubbing-alcohol soaked cloth.

 

Pasted it, so as not to be huilty of putting my own slant on it.

Ain't gonna be Roxy's conduit; just sharing a joke from an old friend.

Aug 10, 2020 - 6:05:10 AM

Tobus

USA

2383 posts since 11/17/2015

quote:
Originally posted by Texasbanjo

I have made probably a dozen or more masks. Most are of cotton material. I usually have one in the car, one in my purse and half a dozen at the house. Each is worn once, then washed. I don't spray them with anything at all, just put them in the wash with the rest of my washing.

I do keep spray hand sanitizer in my purse and always use it when I get in the car for my hands and the steering wheel, the door handles and anything else I might have touched.


I do the same.  I made my first 8 or so by hand-sewing.  Then I wised up and started using a sewing machine.  I've made a lot more since then.  I take a mask with me anytime I leave the house, carried in a Ziploc baggie.  If I wear it in public, it goes back in the baggie until I get home, then it gets dumped into the washing machine to get washed in the next load.  Baggie gets thrown away. 

I'm perplexed at people who wear a mask several different times without washing it.  They'll stuff it in their pocket or purse after wearing it, potentially contaminating everything, then take it out and put it back on their face.  I wonder how many people have actually given themselves COVID through poor practices like this.

Aug 10, 2020 - 6:25:47 AM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

24839 posts since 8/3/2003

Tobus

My daughter brought over a mask she had bought and wanted to know if I could make one like it. It was made out of some sort of knit material, only had one seam in the middle of the mask and then the material was cut out for the ears. No other sewing. After a little trial and error, I made one that fit good, felt good, was easy to breathe with and .....was comfortable to wear for an extended length of time.

Now I have several of them. Takes about 15 minutes to cut out the pattern, sew one seam and that's it. Has to be a knit material that doesn't ravel, but other than that, it's a great, easy, comfortable mask.

Aug 10, 2020 - 7:10:13 AM

2309 posts since 7/20/2004

I've got a couple of cloth masks that I alternate. One in camo that my neighbor sewed for me, and one commercial mask that reads "Keep Calm and Fly On". There's an outfit that makes custom masks printed with aeronautical section charts centered on the airport of your choice. I may get one of those printed for KDEH which is just a couple of miles away.

Aug 10, 2020 - 7:19:37 AM

Tobus

USA

2383 posts since 11/17/2015

I have two mask patterns that I use, both of which seem to conform very well to my face.  Especially since I started inserting a wire into the seam at the nose.  I've gone to a thin elastic braided cord for the ear pieces.  If I'm not going to be in close contact with anyone, wearing them behind my ears is comfortable enough.  But if I need a tighter fit, I can stretch them further behind my ears and use an "ear saver" strap behind my head.  But all of my masks are 3 layers: quilting-weight cotton on the inside and outside, and a heavy non-woven stabilizer material in the middle.  This seems to be generally recommended for having the best filtering while still being breathable.

 

Aug 10, 2020 - 7:30:17 AM

figmo59

USA

31810 posts since 3/5/2008

Ziploc bag...might work.... :0/

Nice sewing job..! :0)

Aug 10, 2020 - 8:10:34 AM

55421 posts since 12/14/2005

  

A couple wraps with clear tape, over that gaping hole at the front, and this ought to do the job JUST FINE!

Aug 10, 2020 - 8:11:11 AM

73295 posts since 5/9/2007

I bought a handful of cloth masks ,but keep packs of paper ones everywhere (truck,car,banjo case) in case I forget to wash them.

Aug 10, 2020 - 10:27:12 AM

conniel

USA

741 posts since 5/1/2020

I have 1 mask. She’s getting pretty tattered now


 

Aug 10, 2020 - 2:59:39 PM

73295 posts since 5/9/2007

We have stricter mask laws than that,thank God.

Aug 11, 2020 - 5:47:48 AM
Players Union Member

wizofos

USA

5620 posts since 8/19/2012

There have been several articles about testing mask materials and the best seems to be the blue non-woven shop towels. She made some for us and we put 2 layers of blue shop towel inside which according to the article below is the best.  You need to use the polyerster Hydro material which you can get in a roll at Harbor Freight and Tractor Supply. Not advocating these sources just the ones where I have seen the material. Most articles say that if you can see light through the material it is not adequate.  
The advantage of the shop towel insert is that you can remove the shop towel and discard then wash the mask and insert a new shop towel. A roll is pretty cheap and after the pandemic is over you can polish your car or clean the toilet with the towels.  The second link shows how 20 different materials work.

https://www.businessinsider.com/homemade-mask-using-hydro-knit-shop-towel-filters-better-2020-4?op=1

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/heres-exactly-how-well-20-materials-for-homemade-masks-from-folded-bandanas-to-blue-shop-towels-can-filter-tiny-potentially-dangerous-particles-according-to-an-n95-testing-company/ar-BB136KnW

Aug 11, 2020 - 8:26:10 AM

73295 posts since 5/9/2007

Anything that reduces the range of the "cloud" helps.

Page: 1  2   Last Page (2) 

Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories

0.296875