mess containment with lathe
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I have tools and stuff everywhere in the shop. When I do get to play on the lathe it always makes a mess far and wide . Its not fun trying to clean off everything when I'm done . So since I'm kinda lazy I decided to contain the mess at the lathe on the floor so clean up is pretty simple. It aint purdy but it works
   
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#9
  Re: mess containment with lathe by PVW (I have tools and stu...)
So what did you use to hand the curtain on?
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#10
  Re: mess containment with lathe by PVW (I have tools and stu...)
Its 1 1/4 inch plastic water pipe
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(04-04-2020, 04:32 PM)PVW Wrote: I have tools and stuff everywhere in the shop. When I do get to play on the lathe it always makes a mess far and wide . Its not fun trying to clean off everything when I'm done . So since I'm kinda lazy I decided to contain the mess at the lathe on the floor so clean up is pretty simple. It aint purdy but it works

I like it, looks like it is very effective I currently do something similar but its an old sheet wrapped around  a 1 x2 hanging from hooks in the rafters I like yours much better.
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#12
  Re: mess containment with lathe by PVW (I have tools and stu...)
I used baling wire on mine several years ago and in the new shop nothing.  Will have to do it again soon.
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#13
  Re: mess containment with lathe by PVW (I have tools and stu...)
That's a lot nicer looking than what I've got. I hung an old shower curtain from my 6" dust collection pipe with string. It's hanging between my lathe and my jointer.
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#14
  Re: mess containment with lathe by PVW (I have tools and stu...)
Did something similar with mine.

I purchased a 20' x 10' clear tarp.  I was able to get a ceiling track and hooks that hospitals use for privacy curtains and hooked the tarp to that.  The track has a 90* curve so I can close off a 10' x 10' area.  I have 10'-2" ceilings so with the track and hooks the tarp just barely touches the floor 

Perfect for turning and keeping shavings from flying through the shop. 

You're right, it's a pain to clean up around other tools and such.
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