Ive just started with woodworking. My workshop space is 3 x 2,5 metres. I am finding dust more of an issue than I realised it would be (Paul makes it seem a lot less messy than it is – we don’t see behind his bench in the videos ;-). Especially when rip sawing. Ive also spent quite a while with squaring up rough stock. So the floor is very quickly piled high with shavings.
Ive inadvertently breathed in a little wood dust (my initial automatic habit of looking at my plane blade and blowing away the dust and shavings didn’t help!!! dust rebounding into my face – a pretty dumb thing to do, so ive stopped with that habit!!). Burns your throat!
So, ive just ordered a wet/dry Nilfisk vacuum to help keep things tidier, and I will switch it on when rip sawing – attach it to the bench somehow. Ive also ordered a decent nose/mouth mask with filters. I hope this is enough. Open the door/ventilate the space a bit more.
Any advice welcome.
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