curtain showers

Turning wood in my small shop presented me with a few problems. I was forever wiping wood shavings off my shelves, nearby bench tools, and out of nail bins. Also, because I turn green or semi-green wood, my other tools ended up getting a rust-making shower from the wet shavings. My solution was to hang shower curtains from the ceiling joists and around the lathe. I screwed J-hooks into the bottom of the ceiling joists to hold the curtain rods and to make it easy to take down my little tent. The curtains contain the water spatter and force the shavings to drop to the floor, making cleanup easier and protecting my other tools.
- Kip Stratton, Otego, N.Y.