The type of rag
During the weekend I like to accomplish things -- tasks large and small.
One of the things I did was to re-organize the rags in my shop. Yes indeedy.
Previously, I had two categories of rags: "large" and "small". But, upon reflection, this didn't correspond to how I actually use my rags.
In the photo, the shoe is just there as a size reference...
-The yellow and white yogurt container is an example of what I keep the rags in. Once container per size.
-The largest rags are for covering -- that is, as dust covers. For example, when my electric drill isn't being used, I place a larger rag over it -- just to minimize dust getting into the vents. I figure, "why not".
-The medium-sized rags are for wiping: for example, when I'm doing a lot of sharpening with waterstones, I wipe the chisels off with a rag of this size.
-The smallest rags are for applying finish to projects, such as paint, boiled linseed oil, or tung oil/Danish oil. I tend to fold it in half the long way, then fold it over once and dip the folded end in the liquid.
Ahh... yep. :)