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Haven’t noticed anyone else who has taken a picture of their workshop that have these matts. We spend a lot of time (at least I do) in front of the bench developing new ideas on how to make sawdust and let me tell you these matts really take the strain off the old back! This matt came with my wife’s treadmill and seeing as how it wasn’t getting a lot of use…..heheh I thought I’d put it to good use. You can buy them at Wall Mart or places like that for about $10 – 15 bucks. It beats standing on the cold cement floor.

Anyway, Merry Christmas to all….........and to all a Happy New Year!!

The Prez

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#1 posted 12-22-2009 12:02 AM

Thanks and Happy Holidays to you and yours

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#2 posted 12-22-2009 12:15 AM

I bought some of them and used them for a while. I have a chair that I roll around in and it keeps getting hung up on them so I ended up getting rid of them.

Instead of standing around thinking, I’m usually sitting down doing all my thinking. That way all my energy goes to my head instead. :-)

Have a nice Christmas!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 12-22-2009 12:35 AM

We have the interlocking mats all over the place—my shop, wife’s art room, exercise area, etc. In addition to being kinder to your feet and legs than concrete, they protect from our drips and drops, etc.

Like GaryK, can’t roll heavy stuff across them too easily but the dents from caster wheels do seem to spring back to a smooth surface. I can run the vacuum over them to clean up dust without problem.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#4 posted 12-22-2009 01:34 AM

My shop is full of them.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#5 posted 12-22-2009 01:43 AM

Interesting. I must look at getting myself a few of them.

-- BLOG -

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#6 posted 12-22-2009 02:13 AM

I bought 5 sets at HF some time ago when they were 5 bucks a set. Love them.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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#7 posted 12-22-2009 04:37 AM

GaryK, so that’s what’s been wrong with me. I’m on ladders thinking a lot, using way way too much energy!! I’ll start coming down and sit down to figure things out :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 12-22-2009 11:31 PM

Neat idea.

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#9 posted 01-01-2010 10:15 PM

my entire shop is covered in mats. they actually look like black diamond plate. a pack of six is 12.00 at pep boys. one of the best investments ever !

-- wooden imagine

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