Just illustrating the floor boards. This is the shop where I bought my mill and lathe. Wealthy retired guy (that had died) that really never did any work with them. I think he sat around with his buddies drinking beer. Love the boards, a little springy, much better than standing on my garage's concrete floor. Only problem is having to lift them up to retrieve that screw I just dropped!Comstock, you must have cleaned up for that photo. I don't even see any chips under the roll arounds.
Maybe general housekeeping should be my focus. If cleanliness is next to Godliness, I am a dead man.
Now theres an idea, magnetised you toecaps, wear plastic bags over your feet and slip them off when you leave.I found the best thing was to have a a pair of slip on steel cap boots in the workshop. Easy to change into household slippers for a dash to the bathroom. Like you my shop is a well appointed, insulated and air conditioned garage - the car sits outside.
Wow, don't complain! She might give up her hobby, develop a liking for TV soaps, and start to insist that you do likewise!I am required to remove my shoes before entering the house. My gripe is that my wife's hobby is sewing and she tracks thread all over the house and my socks get covered with the crap. It gets wrapped up in the vacuum and the wheels of our rolling chairs. Do I complain? You bet I do but it gets me no where. I think there must be different rules at play.
I use older rubber truck mud flaps. Perfect size and work very well. Have a washer in my shop so my work clothes don't wash in the house.Been there....Done that. I put down a sticky absorbant mat. McMaster-carr #3437N12 - Very comfortable (Carpet Like) to walk on. It attracts chips of all kinds! I use a little bissel $20 push broom from amazon and it cleans right up. I went with this after I tracked coolant in the house..... (Another story)
So far so good, my Bride is much happier now...
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Do like I did: put the wife in the backyard with a chain around her neck and give her the doghouse to sleep in. during the winter, yuou can put a small electric heater out for her. I put the lathe in her former place in the bed and the mill at the foot of the bed. Werks out FINE! If She barks too much I put her on a muzzle.I too have been in trouble with Domestic Management for the metal chips which I unthinkingly bring into the house. My workshop is in the basement but I have to gain entry and exit via the stairs up to the kitchen.
Over the years when caught "messing up the whole house" (Unquote) I keep quiet and when the verbal diarrhea has abated I reply "so sex is out of the question then?". Most of the time I get silence as the loud reply, but just occasionally I don't need to produce chips for a while.
Last year a friend of mine was caught in the same scenario and was quick-witted enough to realise the chips were aluminium, he replied that they must be tinsel leftover from the Xmas tree, he got away with that for a while until his wife sussed his excuse. More cold shoulder and tongue pie I guess.
The war goes on!!