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Forum topic by Mark posted 12-31-2009 10:27 PM 1435 views 0 times favorited 80 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mark

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12-31-2009 10:27 PM

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AHHHHH how good it feels to have a clean shop once again. For once my shop is tidy and clean once again. But not often. After just working with bloodwood it looked like I took my chalk bottle and spilled the chalk all over my shop. So finally I decided to clean it up today. Hows your shop?

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust


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Craftsman on the lake

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#1 posted 12-31-2009 10:31 PM

I put tools away, blow, sweep and vacuum after every project. That could be a two day project or a two week one. But I do like the look of it clean. And when the work is done I like to bring it back up to snuff.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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degoose

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#2 posted 12-31-2009 10:32 PM

I have 53 projects on the go at this moment… so what do you reckon?

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Tim Dahn

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#3 posted 12-31-2009 10:38 PM

Cleaned mine up yesterday am…....its dirty again, oh well.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#4 posted 12-31-2009 10:39 PM

I found the floor last night. Does that count?

All the tools are in their proper places, it’s cutoffs, scrap, and hardware I am having storage issues with keeping my shop messy, not to mention yard tools, BBQ pits, and the seemingly ever present fencing material for my back fence. I have been wanting to get out into the yard since early October and get the fence done, but it has been raining so consistently that I step out into the yard and I almost immediately sink in mud…

As messy as it is though, like I said, I found the floor, which is an accomplishment!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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cabinetmaster

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#5 posted 12-31-2009 10:40 PM

Hey Lazy Larry…....................... probably 53” of sawdust…..................LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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BlankMan

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#6 posted 12-31-2009 10:40 PM

Depends, during a project, a mess, between projects, pretty clean, I can even see the bench tops. LOL But that doesn’t last long…

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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Mark

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#7 posted 12-31-2009 10:41 PM

53!? what the heck are you doin online? get to work before its 54

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 12-31-2009 10:41 PM

I just finished assembling a box this morning, so I followed my usual routine of cleaning the shop before I started to put the finish on.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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cabinetmaster

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#9 posted 12-31-2009 10:43 PM

Good for you Charlie….........LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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john

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#10 posted 12-31-2009 10:45 PM

My shop will never be clean ! Just like my house :)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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webwood

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#11 posted 12-31-2009 10:46 PM

my floor is completely covered in planer chips – kinda like going to the circus – cement floor so it’s easy on the feet!

-- -erik & christy-

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hairy

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#12 posted 12-31-2009 10:49 PM

I keep it clean as I go,and never go off and leave a mess. All those years in the Air Force made it a habit.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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Mark

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#13 posted 12-31-2009 10:50 PM

i can relate john :P

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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Andrew

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#14 posted 12-31-2009 11:01 PM

Super messy and disorganized, currently. I am trying to build a new multifunction tbench in the back of the garage, As I build a section I put the tool there, so far my router table and miter saw now have a home, everything else is in limbo, for a few mor days. As this project moves along I get more and more organized, when I started I had barely enough room to get my mitersaw out, and lay out the 2X4s, I still need to squeeze by the table saw, but it is coming along. In a couple of days I will be finished enough to house most everything, and get rid of a 3’X3’X4’ mobile tool cabinet I built a few years ago. Then it will really start coming together.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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SnowyRiver

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#15 posted 12-31-2009 11:10 PM

I keep mine very clean. I often stop in the middle of a project or after a procedure and clean up then start in again. I dont like a lot of sawdust on the floor because it gets slippery and dangerous.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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