Being a firefighter I think of all the safety factors that happen in a shop(well maybe not really, only fire things). We use wood and metal and tools of all sorts. Everyone uses rags and sometimes use those rags for varnishes or if your really handy, cleaning up after changing your cars oil. Well guess what…. IT’S FIRE PREVENTION WEEK!!!! Please be mindful of what goes on in your shop. A fire extinguisher is always handy in a shop. I can’t remember who it was, but someone was using a lathe the other day and a piece smolder and almost landed in the sawdust (I think that’s how it went). Could you imagine how bad that could be? You would lose all your tools, even some of the valuable ones (like vintage hand planes). Dealing with the rags, they can flame up just sitting in a pile so have those in a safe place (fire bin) and all flamable products in a fire rated cabinet. Any way, hope everyone stays safe, gets an extinguisher, and always has a good time in the shop.
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