I has some.
While I am tickled to death to finally be making chips, this is going to be a problem I see.
I came out of the garage into the laundry room last night and wiped my feet on the ratty little rug the Wifely Unit keeps there for such a purpose.
It went from deep brown to shiny silver in the middle instantly.
So I turned around, took it back in the garage and shook it out over the garbage can.
Then I threw it back down and wiped my feet again.
Dragging metal chips into the house ain’t gonna fly.
I told her to get a new rug because I was going to take that old one and throw it down just inside the door at the bottom of the step so that I have a two step chip removal process.
When I told her why, she said ” You keep your damn Man Glitter off my floors”.
I’m thinking a hunk of grate to set down in front of the Smithy that I can stand on when I am using it.
The chips can fall down through the grate and I can step back off of it.
There is also the matter of putting some kind of shrouding around as much of it as possible to catch as much of the stuff as I can.
A decent leather apron is going to be ordered also.
The chips fly everywhere, stick to and fall inside of my flannel shirts too.
Irish sent me a link on how to make a little portable see through chip screen out of a hunk of aluminum bar, some magnets and a hunk of Plexiglass.
I believe that is a splendid idea for the front of the machine.
I was using one of those cheap plastic see through parts containers for that just a bit ago and it seemed to work fairly well.
It at least gave a bunch of the chips something to bounce back off of so they weren’t getting flung all over me.
It’s all part of the learning curve.
My shop vac is going to get a serious work out here shortly.