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Go to your local hardware store and ask if they have Shade 14 Welders glass. I'm holding a piece right now, brand name Radnor. Just make sure it is shade 14. Anything less and it will hurt your eyes, anything more and you won't see anything. (you don't have to wait for an eclipse, you can look at the sun with this product whenever.
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Any astronomical store that sells good telescopes will have solar viewing glasses available (they look sort of like binoculars, not regular eyeglasses).
Edmunds Scientific had a solar scope that uses reflective principals and you can use it now to view sun spots.
Just make yourself a pinhole camera. Get a box, and place white paper or paint inside it at one end. At the other end, make a small hole, say 1/4 inch. In the side, make a hole to look inside. Point the end with the small hole at the sun, and an image will be projected on the white paper inside. This is a perfectly safe way to view an eclipse.