Shop Tip #297
© Frank Ford 2006; Photo by FF

When I'm about to give my milling machine a thorough cleaning, I try to do one last really messy project - the kind I wouldn't typically want to do because of contamination from dust and debris.  Here, I'm making some grooves in a drawer insert.  The sawdust which would ordinarily work its way into cracks and crevices actually helps me clean up the oily vise, table, ways and floor.