I finally completed a bedroom set project this afternoon and decided it
was time to clean the shop. High time, at that.
So I went about it with the shop vac, alternately sucking and blowing,
with only marginal results, when the dawn came. The trusty electric
leaf blower. I opened the shop doors and fired it up.
It was like taking a ride in a dust devil. A veritable maelstrom of
dust swirled throughout the building. Fasteners flew from the bench and
splattered against the wall. Dead flies blew through the service door
like a charge of buckshot. Small tools and offcuts clattered across the
floor. The dust simply billowed out the overhead door and it must have
looked like a small cattle drive.
The process took about fifteen minutes.
I turned on a large fan to vent the settling dust through the service
door, and walked over to the house for a short break. When I returned,
the air had cleared, and the shop was clean as a whistle. Even the
walls gleamed. The technique works.
But don't try it in your basement.....!