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    Default where do you get workshop drapes

    I have some plastic drapes which I used to cover worktop if im using a lot of glue to save on clean up but I would like something soft too for when i want some protection. I just dont know what to google or what theyre called/where to get them.

    like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYr1rK8pS30 what he uses to cover his steam box

    I've also seen some which look really fibrous, like the material under car carpet for extra cushioning. just want something cheap.

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    What about a Yoga mat or similar? I purchased a pack of four interlocking squares (600x600) to use for insulating my compressor cabinet. They were from Big W and cost about $15 I think. I saw a Yoga mat there that was the same material, but thinner with a 1mm thick cork veneer on one side. That was $20 for 600 x 1.8 (?).
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    Removalist Blanket
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    A standard removalists blanket is what the video guy uses to wrap his steam box. You could get those from any removalist company where they could give you one or sell it if you ask nicely.
    The grey type felt blankets are used too, but if you want to go cheap, use an old wool blanket, or if you want something non stick, Bunnings has a 4mm floor underlay but itís expensive for the size it is:
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/qep-110-...erlay_p6650146


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    For non stick purposes, a removalists blanket won't do as suggested.

    For everything else, they work pretty well - see here: https://www.bunnings.com.au/wrap-mov...anket_p2610110

    With that said, for covering machinery such as table saw etc, I found that cheap sheet sets - e.g. when they're on sale for something like $10 somewhere - go a long way too

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    Viinnies, Good Sammys and Salvos have really blankets and sheets at fair prices. SWMBO buys all her "stuff" for making horse rugs and saddle blankets from them. Several time the sheets have been far too good to cut up and we have ended up using them on our beds,

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    Old beach towels are handy for "drop mats" and for use a "removalists blankets." I use "Visqueen" (builders plastic moisture barrier) as a glue mat.

    If you are near any new subdivisions with houses under construction you can usually pick up scraps of it from the sites - but remember to ask first.

    As an aside developers in Townsville have been installing temporary CCTV systems to attempt to curb rising job site thefts.
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    Bunnings has a range of drop cloths.......from plastic to canvas, even plastic backed canvas so you can use either side depending on the task.

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/our-rang...on/drop-sheets

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