Last weekend I spent a couple of hours on cleaning and maintenance in my work area. I didn't want to--I had ideas about things to make and half finished projects staring at me the whole time--but if I don't dedicate the time to doing that kind of stuff I know it will end up costing me a ton of money down the road in new equipment or repairs.
The piece of equipment I use most often is my flexshaft. I used to have a hand drill with dremel bits but I upgraded to a Foredom a couple of years ago and wish I hadn't waited so long. I can't think of a single metal item I make that isn't touched by the flexshaft at least once; most pieces require several passes with it at different stages. I know I need to lubricate the flexshaft for it to work properly and for a long time...and it was way overdue.
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Glad that's done. This weekend I can get back to my projects with a clear conscience!