Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: St. Francis, KS
My shop is small enough, I don't have room to leave tools laying around. I keep things picked up & put away, & do the best I can to keep cleaned up after the planer & jointer. My dust collection consists of a shop vac & open shop door when possible. As a scroll sawyer, Most of my mess is around the base of the saw. I read an article on here awhile back in shop safety about this fella that was talking about small shops & cleanliness, & how he never had time to clean up between projects. Further on in the article, he made it a point to say how filthy his floor was around his TS, & he was cutting a piece of plywood w/the TS & slipped on sawdust around it, & fell into the saw blade, well, you can guess the rest. Shop cleanliness & appearance is a good habit to keep, not only for your personal reasons, but for customer reasons, too. They see a presentable shop, you're business is more apt to thrive.