I was putzing around in the shop this morning tearing some electronics...
Anyhow, I got a little 'frustrated' because the mats we use on our
bench-tops have gotten so old and grimy that I really wasn't happy
laying all these nice clean electrical innards on the bench. I went and
cut a piece of cardboard to use today, but I though some new bench mats
would be nice. We used to use them even in field tear-downs sometimes to
keep screws and stuff from rolling into the numerous 'Bermuda Triangles'
where small parts seem to just disappear (-:.
I spent an hour just now Googling for these things and am having no
luck, and damned if I can remember where they came from originally.
Do any of you guys use these things, and who sells them? Some of ours
had a flat magnetic edge-side to hold stuff, which is also nice.
I went so far as to look at the Snap-On on line cat, but didn't find
Anybody got any ideas?
Masonite. And use fiddles to keep parts from rolling off the bench.
For disposable covers, buy a roll of paper from a restaurant supply
house. They use them as tablecloths in the greasy places. Mount the
roll next to the bench so you can rip off a length easily. Recycle the
paper when done.
The no slip carpet padding that is typically used under area rugs. Comes in
2 styles as I recall. One is a heavy open weave like burlap and the other
is a solid. Both are about 3/16 inch thick. Cut to fit or just make
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