Can we start a competition for the messiest workshop? I think I’ve got a winner. I have no dust collection system yet and too many power tools making dust. Someone commented on another thread about how much dust and pieces of scrap wood there were in my picture. What he didn’t know is that I had actually cleaned up before I took that picture.
Can my floor spontaneously combust?
I bought one of those 4 Piece Anti-Fatigue Foam Mat Sets from Harbor Freight. It’s on sale at the store for $10. You get four of those pads. Each pad is 2 ft x 2 ft. You can interlock them if you want. I put one in front of my table saw, another in front of my miter saw, another in front of my router table, and one in front of my workbench. I love it. My 120 year old brick floor is not all that comfortable. These mats make the workshop much easier to work in and less back bother.
Losing Hardware and Magnets
i keep losing hardware. I lost table saw insert plate screws several times. When I went to HF I also bought a big magnet and was able to find some of the missing hardware. Well worth the couple of dollars.
Because I keep losing hardware, I’ve started marking things like the throat plate with p-touch labels showing what size screw is needed.
Now I lost the screws which hold the threaded plate to my router. Time to get the magnet out…
-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.