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Online Twizseven

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Re: What's in my Shed
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2019, 07:45:01 PM »
I try to vacuum swarf up on a regular basis every hour or so.  Its bad enough carrying it into the house on clothes or shoes but my biggest worry is the cats getting swarf in their paws.  The cat wanders into the garage/workshop and round to where I am working when he wants food or a fuss.

What does anyone else do about swarf and pets.

Colin

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Re: What's in my Shed
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2019, 08:23:15 PM »
What does anyone else do about swarf and pets

keep 'em locked up :LittleDevil:

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Re: What's in my Shed
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2019, 08:36:14 PM »
That's a tad harder with cats, especially is he garage is the only route into the house.  The dogs don't look entirely happy about it. :'(

Colin

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Re: What's in my Shed
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2019, 10:20:07 PM »
I never got over the sign I saw over an engineers desk in a CEGB (That date's me) Power Station, "A clean desk is a sure sign of a sick mind", back in the 1980's.

My shed has never got over it either. 

I do try and keep it clean, but clearing swarf does tend to get left littering the lathe and mill until a "really must deal with that" time arrives.  Best intentions and all that.  But I do wish I wasn't quite such a hoarder and didn't have so much stuff littering the place, never mind the swarf.

Nice shed Jason, given me food for thought, the way you've organised things.

Chris

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Re: What's in my Shed
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2019, 03:11:53 AM »
However, sometimes size matters, or so I'm told.

I always used to think size wasn't important, but then all my wallpaper fell off.

AS

I see what you did there Allen  :cheers:  :lolb:
I used to have a friend.....but the rope broke and he ran away :(

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Re: What's in my Shed
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2019, 06:40:24 PM »
thats a nice looking and well organized shop

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Re: What's in my Shed
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2019, 08:54:28 PM »
Great workshop Jason, thanks for the tour.            Terry

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Re: What's in my Shed
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2019, 04:29:29 PM »
Thought you might enjoy this as a contrast to Jason's very tidy workshop.
Some years ago, I helped a friend clear out her late fathers "workshop" which was in the back of his garage. By way of thanks, I was given most of the contents including my Churchill Redman Cub lathe as recounted elsewhere on this forum.
The attached photo shows yours truly in the partially tidied up shop (yes, really)!! The large drip tray on the lathe must have been a good four inches deep with swarf all over and buried in it I found two sets of chuck jaws and various other tools. There were also numerous tools scattered about the floor buried in swarf and sawdust.
The lathe gearbox is on the floor to the left of my leg and you can see the two black control knobs for the feed and screwcutting gearbox just above my back.
Ray