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Offline Powder Keg

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Wood floor mats
« on: November 20, 2009, 05:35:15 PM »
Anyone have any in their shop? I've got some cheep foam mats. But they are terrible to keep clean. Chips stick to them and they are hard to sweep off. I seem to remember seeing some wood mats in a local shop years ago and I was wondering if any body had any experience with them. They were built like a wooden grate. It looked like you could pick them up and knock off the chips then sweep the floor under them. I might just have to build some and see how they work.

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Re: Wood floor mats
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2009, 05:41:39 PM »
Stews got some doing the job they were intended  :)
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Re: Wood floor mats
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2009, 05:50:58 PM »
We call them duckboards this side of the water Wes.

They also do moulded ones out of rubber.

I have a few of the rubber ones behind my shop, as I can't have them in mine as I have a foot drag, and tend to trip up on things like that.

Yours if you can pick them up, a little on the large side to go thru the post in an envelope.


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Re: Wood floor mats
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2009, 06:26:43 PM »
This is an interesting subject.  My 'clean' workshop consisting of lathe and Sally-The-Little-Shaper occupy a bit of space at the head of one garage which has a common floor with the house.

The XYL*** is very tolerant but I would really like to keep those chips from spreading around the place.  So the question is, do duckboards tend to keep the swarf in one place?







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Re: Wood floor mats
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2009, 01:34:49 AM »
Her we go:- my wooden duck board.



Advantages:- your not standing on the cold floor: the swarf falls between the slats: cheep to make.

Disadvantage:- if you drop something it is not always easy to find and retreave.

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Re: Wood floor mats
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2009, 03:15:34 AM »
BQ sell cheap decking squares,

http://cdn.overstock.com/images/products/P11476399a.jpg

Mine are a much cheaper version with much bigger gaps between the slats. That works better because I just sit them down and pull them up when I need to sweep underneath. They are in a frame and not nailed down so I just pull them up when I need to sweep or if I drop something under them.
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Re: Wood floor mats
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2009, 04:01:53 AM »
My little arthritic feet don`t do concrete floors......  ::)

I have knocked the top deck off a couple of lightweight pallets. (I think my mini lathe came on 1 of them).....

These give me a 2`x 5`duckboard area, but are easy to pick up for retrieval/ search purposes.....  :thumbup:

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Re: Wood floor mats
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2009, 04:19:51 AM »
Might these serve the purpose?
http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/Floor-Mats/Wilko-Mat-Door-Rubber-Scraper-60cmx40cm/invt/0204651?htxt=PsAGyAqy%2FDSGVBgOHPBfATKVETOKIWHcwqoICuDrG%2FxTcDPfxIrYzUvEu76RzzM6wutKTeo9AOCB%0AtDs76aYYKg%3D%3D

Or if that URL fails: http://tinyurl.com/yhlb8hy

The price works out at about £9 per sq metre. Having found them, I might go and have a look in the local Wilkinsons myself.

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Re: Wood floor mats
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2009, 05:37:36 AM »
Andy,
Over the years, we`ve had several of those outside the back door.

All the little scraping bobbles come off, & have to be swept up, in no time at all.

They then go into the workshop for workbench, vice area duty, where they work very well.....  :thumbup:

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