|Up near the headstock there are a couple of drips to clear up and more general cleanup yet to come. Notice how chips and dust get everywhere? When I removed the top section of the tool rest, shavings were left behind.|
|Everything gets blown clear and vacuumed|
|This is a belt driven lathe. So, during clean up, check the belt for wear and replace if necessary. One of these days I am going to replace it with a link belt to reduce vibration, but for now it is in good shape. Everything gets blown clear of dust.|
|One of the things I like to do with benches and such, is have electricity readily available so I put power cords on most benches. Each cord should have its own breaker for safety and convenience.|
|This lathe bench moves so it is moved out from the wall and everything is swept and vacuumed. That clamp holds a block that in turn holds a lamp. In theory the block is easily moved to position the lamp wherever needed, but I do not recall the last time this was actually done.|
|Here we have a tray and drip station that normally lives on the end of the lathe bed. Small items that have been dipped in a mixture of vegetable and mineral oils are placed here to drip dry. In theory these oils do not harden but they have congealed to a gelatinous mess filled with dust and shavings. Serious correction of the situation is needed.|
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