Over time, as the wine bottles keep piling up, the need for a wine cellar becomes more evident. What best way to store your bottled treasures than to build a wine cellar for them, to develop the great taste that wine lovers adore. Like most do-it-yourself projects with safety hazards, safety and protection are of the most importance. Protective clothing is important and the first thing you will need to build your shelving for your wine cellar is a welding helmet. Nothing says danger like sparks flying around while you try to weld the metal in place. A good welding helmet with automatic control is as important as the gloves, and the long-sleeved shirt.
As pleasantly fulfilling as it may seem, making a wine cellar comes with its own dangers. Welders pay more attention to their heavy leather gloves and their protective long sleeve jackets because that is where they think most of their problems can arise since that is what is closest to the source of the heat. But, it is also known that an overwhelming amount of injury from welding is from the improper protection of the face and eyes. A good welding helmet will provide a full face protection, to not only keep the flash burn and sparks out of your eyes but to also act as a shield from that scorching heat. Flash burn and sparks are some of the hazards every welder should be mindful of, the source of the heat and light can hurt the eyes within its close proximity; the intense flashes of light, which include visible light as well as ultraviolet and infrared radiation, can harm the eyes even when the welding tool is away from your face. These burns can cause a sunburn-like condition on the skin in a relatively short period of time and obviously worsen with time.