After a couple of weeks with temperatures near the milder regions, the mercury seems to have dropped right back down again, tonight, with some light snow showers apparently forecast for the weekend… All these ups-and-downs can wreak havoc on any unprotected steel or cast iron in your workshop, particularly when the temperature rises after a cold spell and condensation begins to form. As you may recall, I had some trouble with exactly that a year ago, after putting some effort in to insulating the up-and-over garage door and sealing the surrounding gaps to reduce draughts.
Well, I’ve been a little bit fortunate this year… It wasn’t the condensation that hit my bobbin sander hard, it was the 2in hole in the roof!! 😡
It’s my own fault for not tidying up properly and putting things back in their place when I was previously in the workshop about a week ago. This wasn’t a very pleasing site to discover earlier today, let me tell you! There it was, just to the left as you walk in through the main door.
What makes matters worse is that, about a year ago, I did drill and cut a scrap of 4mm hardboard to sit over the bobbin and protect the table. 🙄
Let this be a warning to you all – look after your tools and ALWAYS take precautions for any occasions where you know you’re going to be out of the workshop. Even if it’s just over night; you can never tell exactly when it’s going to rain or, in particular, how hard it’s going to fall… We’ve certainly experienced a regular amount of rainfall within the last fourteen-days!
I appear to have run out of Shield Technology’s excellent Rust Remover Gel and, would you believe, my can of WD-40 is all out of puff (not good!).
Another tip for you, right there – always maintain the levels of your general workshop supplies as you would [should!] the amount of oil in your car’s engine…. 😳
Thanks for reading.