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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 747 days ago 1131 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After being accused of being anal for the umpteenth time, I was wondering what others have been accused of being anal about in your shop. This time I was insisting that the sawdust, chips & shavings and the non-salvageable scrap needs to be separated. Your opinion please.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability



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Gary

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#1 posted 747 days ago

Oh man, Monte, you ARE anal…..

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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patron

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#2 posted 747 days ago

i am lucky i guess
all the sawdust goes to the dessert outside
no bags or cans to empty

the floor stuff i do sweep
and take to the dump
as it has clunks of glue
and paper and plastic in it

don’t know if it qualifies
but in this heat i work in my shorts
and yesterday got glued to my chair
old habits i guess

it’s your shop
work there however you like

someone will always have a different opinion

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Bob Kollman

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#3 posted 747 days ago

Some folks have nothing to do but judge others. I find name callers are usually the type that do nothing of substance. I work in the manner that I choose, constructive criticism is welcome and taken into consideration, name calling is ignored.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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jimbo1959

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#4 posted 747 days ago

Just want to say I’m happy in JESUS CHRIST GOD BLESS one and all love you guys…

-- 1jpaliga68@att.net. Chicago area

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BritBoxmaker

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#5 posted 747 days ago

Which has no relevance whatsoever to the post, Jimbo.

Borderline on the anal bit. Usable scraps are always good to sort out but dust and shavings are going a bit far.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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StumpyNubs

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#6 posted 747 days ago

You seperate your dust from your shavings?

I rearrange the shop at least every other week, dust collection ducts and all. I plan on moving one small thing, like putting a scroll saw on a shelf. But then I have to move what’s in that place, and before I know it I’m moving machinery and benches.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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Planeman40

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#7 posted 747 days ago

You’re not Anal. People are just mistaking you for Oral’s brother. Don’t worry about it. :)

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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Tootles

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#8 posted 747 days ago

My woodwork teacher used to insist that we lay our planes own on their side, not on their sole. It stuck and now I insist that my students do the same.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 747 days ago

To clarify separating shavings and sawdust, shavings from the planer and Forstner bits I use for mulch. Sawdust can pack too tightly around the plants and not allow air in. Right or wrong, that’s why.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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chrisstef

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#10 posted 747 days ago

Its your shop brother … my old man has a sign he hangs in his shop “Its my house and ill do as i damn please”.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Raymond Thomas

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#11 posted 747 days ago

To each his/her own – I cannot critize someone for living the way they choose. There is just too much going on in my life to worry about how someone else is in their home or shop. It’s what is in the heart and hed that matters not the run-off.

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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grizzman

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#12 posted 747 days ago

monte, its your shop, just run it the way you are happy with

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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derosa

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#13 posted 747 days ago

Sounds like you have legitimate reasons for your adjustments, someone just needs to deal with that. If they all went in the same bin it might be a bit much. My wife just tells me I’m too much of a perfectionist but that seems to be a common problem here but I’m too sloppy about most things to be considered anal.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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gfadvm

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#14 posted 746 days ago

I don’t see a problem with your program at all (but then I am the guy that runs the shop vac after EVERY step of my projects!). I don’t do stuff in my shop to please others (probably why I don’t have a lot of visiters, huh?). It’s just me and Peggy Sue (my dog) in the shop and she’s deaf and blind so she doesn’t complain much.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Jamie Speirs

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#15 posted 746 days ago

Monte I dont know where I would get placed

1 Shavings for neighbours hens. Only pine from the Thicknesser

2 Dust from the sanders for compost

3 Clean up dust for the woodburner (it has a snorkel)

4 Oak from Planer or thicknesser goes for smoking

5 Exotic dust into jars for filling (I know my faither says filler

is for rough workers)

My offcut distribution is worse and I keep all my abrasives

for a bloke that uses them for woodturning.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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