I finally got fed up with shavings flying all over my shop when I’m at the lathe, but I didn’t want a bulky wood or cardboard shield taking up space.

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I finally got fed up with shavings flying all over my shop when I'm at the lathe, but I didn't want a bulky wood or cardboard shield taking up space. Instead, I mounted some old window blinds to a ceiling joist behind my lathe workspace. Now, before I start a turning project, I lower the blinds to deflect the shavings. When I'm finished, I simply raise the blinds up out of the way.
—Ron Altier, West Lafayette, Ohio