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Blog entry by WhiskeyWaters posted 04-17-2011 07:04 PM 796 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This article from Makezine.com hit my inbox recently. Woodshop, machine shop, handsaws and chisels can all cause injury and at times, death. Constant vigilance and evaluation of our skills is the only way to reduce the our chances, and our students chances, of injury. Take a moment today to evaluate your own practices and routines and maybe talk with a colleague to get a fresh pair of eyes on the situation. Don’t settle.

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 04-17-2011 07:09 PM

Every second of every day is a good time to evaluate your safety practices. Thanks for the reminder.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 04-17-2011 07:11 PM

Amen! couldn’t have said it better!

—WW

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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#3 posted 04-18-2011 04:01 AM

-funny, i have been reminding myself of this often as of late. I have caught myself getting too comfortable and failing to be as mindful as i should that they could cut off or severely damage any given body part with just a touch. -

-also, don’t forget the long term…masks, eyewear, ears…It is so easy to say,”i’m just going to hit this real quick for a minute.”, then the next thing you know you’ve been sanding for an hour -am i alone on that? My man said he just met another (former) treeman who no longer had a nose. Lung cancer is a serious concern, and what spouse wants to grow old repeating everything louder the second time. I am guilty, guilty, guilty!! -but i am trying to improve.

-- christine

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#4 posted 04-18-2011 05:57 AM

No kidding on that second part – my wife has a cold this week and has to whisper everything to me..and I can’t ever hear her. I blame my craftsman router and too many Bruce Springsteen concerts. I think I’ll go ove a cancer realated to finishes. I never remember gloves. Ever. Even if I have a box right there! In fact, I rarely wear my wedding ring due to whatever the heck I’ve gotten on it over the last two years – my skin breaks out.

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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