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Shop Maintenance

2595 Views 18 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  solidwoods
So I am in the shop doing things and start to get frustrated with results,you know,burn marks,tearout,untrue miters and such.
Well it dawned on me,when was the last time I cleaned,tuned,sharpened and adjusted all of the shop tools? Apparently too long.
I spent all day Sunday doing just that and wondered why I waited so long. It's too easy to get caught up in the "making" process and neglect the "maintenance" part,for me anyway.
Who else dislikes the upkeep portion of woodworking?:thumbsup: :thumbdown:
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I better not even get started. i have so much stuff that is not woodworking related people come into my shop and look around and say "What's that thing?" "What about this . . . what's this?" Most of it has debris piled on top, of debris, on top of stuff. Looks like a bomb went off in here I need to clean it up again but in one week I'll be right back where I started from.
I suspect that some "hobbiests" that have WAY too much cash and the best of EVERYTHING like maintenance but have rarely, if ever built anything!!!:laughing:
They're the same guys that make push sticks out of birds-eye maple with a roman ogee and inlays!!!:lol:
I usually grab a scrap of whatever and cut a push stick in like 5 seconds, because I know it will get lost in like, 5 seconds anyway. :laughing:
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