Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'safety'

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Quick Tip #7: Work Holding Part 1

09-26-2016 04:04 PM by Kent Shepherd | 6 comments »

Last time I promised a blog on work holding. This subject has almost become an obsession with me the last few years. I got tired of making do with c clamps and other ways to clamp something firmly and safely. I grew up in a shop where safety was not always a big priority and as a result saw numerous accidents over the years. Working in production for years influenced my thinking to do things safely, but yet maintain a certain amount of speed. In the next few blogs I would like to share some ...

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Workshop safety #1: Workshop fire – averted . . . and a “whuf” question

08-22-2016 05:37 PM by lightweightladylefty | 11 comments »

In the process of making a jig, I routed a dado for T-track in recycled plywood. Since my trim router was already set up with a ¾” straight bit, I used it – making four shallow passes 9” long and a total depth of 3/8”. After each pass I stopped and vacuumed the sawdust. After the final pass when I started to vacuum, I saw burning embers and immediately stopped vacuuming. (You can see the burn remaining in the dado in the photo above.) I knocked the sawdust out of the dado and onto the ...

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Cutting Small Parts On The Miter Saw

02-11-2016 02:47 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 16 comments »

In this video I share how I cut small parts on the miter saw. I am sure this one will be cause for active commentary from the safety police and maybe the hand tool junkies for not using a fancy hand saw to cut small pieces. Well, this is the way I do it in the American Craftsman Workshop. Because if the tool doesn’t make any noise and throw a rooster tail of sawdust, how am I supposed to know that any work is getting done? I hope you enjoy the video and find it helpful;) Rem...

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How NOT to cut small piece of Brass

08-10-2015 02:41 PM by Jorgearaujo | 18 comments »

Made a little video with the mistake I made while cutting a piece of brass… Luckily I wasn’t hurt and learned my lesson hopefully you learn something too. View on YouTube

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Tuesday Tool Time #9: Ridgid 14" Bandsaw and Magid Cutmaster Gloves

07-01-2015 11:23 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I’m starting back up Tuesday Tool Time where I go and review a tool, give info about tools, and yeah….talk about tools. This week I chose to do my 14” bandsaw by Ridgid Power Tools and also Magid Cutmaster Gloves. Both are great products. See what I have to say about each! View on YouTube

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Dave's Workshop #7: Thinking About Safety - It's Not What You Think!

01-03-2015 08:05 PM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

I got two gift cards in my Christmas Loot this year. They were for two different stores, but things worked out. Lately I’ve been thinking as I do things around my shop. When I make sparks while grinding a bolt I wonder if they might somehow start a fire in the sawdust. I’ve wanted a second pair of safety glasses so I won’t have to hunt down the one I set down. My ear plugs are starting to look dirty. So I took the cards and bought some safety gear for the shop. I got ...

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Grr-Rip Block from Microjig now available in Australia and New Zealand

09-16-2014 07:25 AM by Warren1971 | 0 comments »

The Grr-Rip Block smart hook pushblock from Microjig is now available in Australia and New Zealand from You can get it here Micro Jig

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Wood Thoughts #8: Are You Ready for Woodworking Safety Day? Or As I Like to Call It, “Not the Zombie Apocalypse”

05-17-2014 12:38 PM by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB | 1 comment »

Please Consider Checking Out My Website:    Let me start off by saying that safety is never a joking matter, – So why are you writing this post? – and in the short five months that I have been writing this blog, safety has occupied 5% of all posts on this website (now standing at 10%). The last time I talked on this subject it was the basic idea of personal responsibility. If you are uncomfortable with it, do not do it; just say, "No." Well &...

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Craftsman 113 table saw upgrades.... #1: Not a true blog...

05-03-2014 01:57 AM by rhybeka | 13 comments »

I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed looking at all of the possible/plausible/necessary upgrades that I need/want to do to my table saw (and other tools but this one takes precedence). So I thought well… I should probably put them in some kind of order – not necessarily in any order – maybe somewhat necessity? As a newb, I just want to make sure my equipment is running as well and as safely as it possibly can. It’s already in great condition for it’s age and I&#...

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Woodworking For Therapy #16: Modify Projects To Fit Your Limitations

04-23-2014 03:06 PM by Steve Kreins | 9 comments »

Yesterday I had a serious procedure done at the hospital, They went through an artery in my leg, up into my liver and blasted a bunch of tumors with undiluted chemo drugs. They also found many more smaller tumors so I get to have it done again in a few weeks. This is seriously going to cause me to rethink some of my projects for safety and just common sense. The pergola is out for now, as is some fence work. I need to limit my standing by about 90%. So last night I was looking at some of m...

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