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Episode 74 Shop Clean up

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Blog entry by kosta posted 07-14-2010 12:47 AM 1734 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Episode 74 Shop Clean up from kostas workshop on Vimeo.

In this episode I clean the shop. It took about 5 hours to clean up all the dust and put everything away.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/



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Steven H

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#1 posted 07-14-2010 04:20 AM

I still clean my shop even I’m doing a projects everyday.

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kosta

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#2 posted 07-14-2010 04:56 AM

Yea I know people who always keep there shop clean. If I wanted to I could clean the shop everyday but I just choose not. It takes time to put everything away and then take it back out again the next day.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#3 posted 07-14-2010 05:22 AM

I can relate to the clean up.. I clean my shop constantly while working on a project, and then give it a top to bottom front to back clean up between every project. I do my finishing in my shop and find it creates less problems if the shop is kept clean – besides.. clean tools seem to work better.. don’t they ?

-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#4 posted 07-14-2010 05:33 AM

Yea when im finishing I dont even open the garage door. Any dust kicked up is getting in that finish. I usually cant do anything in the shop for a least 5 hours after I have finished a project. So far I havent had any problems with saw dust getting in my finish but I do clean up the area around the project. The one thing that I do every day is get the saw dust and shavings off my tools because the water in the shavings and saw dust can rust tools very fast.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#5 posted 07-14-2010 03:36 PM

Ditto. My shop becomes a disaster during every project. Something in my brain refuses to let me put away tools. (“I might need it again in a minute!) I have to say, I rarely get as thorough as you with the sawdust. I have a suspicion there are foot-hight mounds up dust under and behind a couple benches!

Now here’s a challenge:

Messy shop

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kosta

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#6 posted 07-14-2010 08:58 PM

Yea I do the same thing theres no point in putting every thing away then the next day take it back out again.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 07-16-2010 01:59 PM

Thanks kosta. I typically will at least sweep the saw dust at the end of a shop day just to keep it from getting out of control, but my hand tools don’t get hung up unless I know I wont be needing them the next time I get in the shop. I usually paste wax all my chisels and table tops about once a month or so. I noticed that you sweep without a mask on. I used to do that until I would blow my nose after and everything that came out was sawdust and dirt, now I always wear a mask if I sweep in there.

I have a similar table saw as you, and I really think I need to enclose the stand and make a 4” DC port at the bottom. The bag I have helps, but a lot gets out around where it connects to the table. I’ve duct tabed the seal but still saw dust gets in the tape and then weakens the bond.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#8 posted 07-16-2010 09:22 PM

Yea I used to bend down to use a dust pan to pick up shavings and saw dust. I got dust in my eye and It got infected. This is what I use now instead of having to bend down and put my face right in the dust.

This works much better then having to bend down  on Twitpic

I screwed a 1-3/4 stick to a dust pan and it works great. I put a piece of card board between my tablesaw and the tablesaw stand and it stops most of the dust from going on the floor. I use my ridgid shop vac hooked up to the tablesaw dust port to collect about 80% of the dust. I usually clean out the inside of my tablesaw every month so the saw dust that was under there has been there for a while.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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