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|1134 days ago||
Who takes the time to dry and prep their own wood? - 17 replies
I’ve decided that while it’s nice to save some money and buy rough, green wood from a mill… it’s such a pain! Joint, plane, sand, grind, grrr, dry, wait… oops, didn’t anticipate it bending like that. Aaaargh. Ok, generally, it’s not that bad… but I just don’t care to do it, with the ex...
|1168 days ago||
Whats your policy about having children in the shop? - 46 replies
I had a scary experience recently. I had a boy of about twelve years old, that I simply assumed had some sense, in the shop with me a while back. Go ahead – spank me – I was operating my table saw without a guard, free handing a pretty big rip, and the boy was standing to the side watching. I don’t know what got into his ...
|1187 days ago||
The Ten Commandments Of The Wood Shop - 6 replies
While keeping the rules of the Wood Shop is a serious matter, I hereby offer The Ten Commandments Of The Wood Shop, a lighter take on some common wood shop rules. Go ahead… print them up and post them around your shop, and please stay off the ponies. 1) Thou Shalt Keep Thy Shop Spotless And Pure – If you use a tool, put it away. If you step o...
|1188 days ago||
The Ten Commandments Of The Wood Shop - 19 replies
1) Thou Shalt Keep Thy Shop Spotless And Pure – If you use a tool, put it away. If you step over something, move it, sweep it up, or put it away. Especially your dog. 2) Thou Shalt Mar Not Thy Flesh And Live – Never use a tool without being instructed in its safe operation. Always use appropriate Eye, Ear and Lung protection. Pus...