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Lessons Learned #2: RIP shop vac

2164 days ago by sry | 11 comments »

So the story goes like this: I’m in the garage minding my own business routing a groove down the center of some 1×2 poplar when I hear a loud pop and smoke starts billowing out of my shop vac/dust collector. I turn off the router, yank the shop vac cord out of the wall and get outside. It’s then that I remember that I unplugged the garage opener because I needed the outlet, so I had no good way of getting all the smoke out of the garage. So I hold my breath and plunge back...

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Hard lessons #2: Carbide Is Sharp

2184 days ago by mhawkins2 | 1 comment »

As a relativey new wood worker I must continue to remind myself that carbide tipped things are very very sharp. Complacency is a bad idea. I must now also remember where I put the bandages.

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Keeping track of my wounds: 13 and counting...

2186 days ago by David A. P. | 6 comments »

I decided at the very start of my woodworking adventures to keep close track of any injuries I managed to incur, in part out of curiosity—knowing that it’s a hobby notorious for its danger, at least in comparison to most other hobbies—and in part because I want to identify where I go wrong, so I can address the problematic action(s).So far, I’m up to 13 cuts. Of these, the breakdown by source is as follows: 1, flush-cut saw. 1, paint scraper. 1, bow saw. 1, ch...

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Woodworking Safety #1: Introduction and my intent

2188 days ago by tooldad | 15 comments »

I have a suggestion from one of my senior’s in my classes, also a LJ (tooldads_apprentice), to post podcasts of safety lessons as we do them during class on LJ. This would allow students to review or makeup safety packets if they were absent during demos. I thought great idea and am going to take it a little further. I am going to enlist the aide of our video production class to help produce the videos. Look out Wood Whisperer!. Episodes will include, hopefully, 1-General Shop Sa...

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Safety, safety, safety

2235 days ago by douglbe | 1 comment »

I just finished reviewing a posted project by skeezics and he showed us his lost finger tip. Kudos for reminding us of the hazards in our workshops. I have been fortunate that I have not had a serious accident, but I have had my share of close calls from carelessness, shortcuts, and for just not knowing any better. We all need to be reminded of the dangers every time we step into our shops, we form bad habits, we think it can’t happen to us, and sometimes we just plain and simply don...

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My woodworing ideas and tips #9: My mind set and woodworking

2235 days ago by Betsy | 7 comments »

Some say my mind is set—- in other words – I’m stubborn. So say they. I prefer to think I have a mind set. In other words – I think a certain way about certain things. Safety is one of those things that I have a mind set about and my mind is set on. I’ve been thinking about this today as I sit here, yet another day on the couch, unable to go to the shop and do what I would prefer to do. I’ve been thinking that maybe if I just do this little something ...

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my intro to wood working #6: life's little hazards

2245 days ago by romansfivefive | 5 comments »

I cut myself in the shop for the fist time the other day. Since starting my work with wood, I have had nicks and scrapes before ( one time I nicked my thumb without realizing it and spent the next 5 minutes trying to figure out how the red paint was getting on the truck I was making. The more I turned the truck over, the more paint seemed to be miraculously appear randomly on the wood felt really dumb when I realized it was my blood) but nothing needing a bandaid until the other day. I use h...

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Boy Scout Woodworking Merit Badge #1: Helping boy scouts with Woodworking Merit Badge

2275 days ago by Will | 6 comments »

Who among you has worked with boy scouts on the Woodworking Merit Badge?I’m looking for advice, counsel and how-to as my woodworking neighbor and I work with a small group of younger boy scouts to help them earn the merit badge. These boys will be 11 years old to 15 years old.I’m most interested in these things:—How did/do you organize the merit badge work, all in a single session of X hours OR in two or more sessions?—How do you determine which tools and which project...

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Bandsaw injuries or safety concerns

2279 days ago by SteveKorz | 20 comments »

OK… I’m a little accident proned. I’m going to get a bandsaw in the next week or so, and before I acquire a hospital bill from doing something dumb, I thought I would try a preemptive strike and ask if anyone had any advice or direction for me to take on how NOT to get hurt with it. I realize that most of it is common sense, such as “don’t have the blade guard up all the way when you cut ¼ inch material… etc.” But, are there any special circumstances or jobs that you’ve p...

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"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #7: "Slabbin' at More Wood and Planning Safe "

2298 days ago by frank | 5 comments »

Slabbin’ at More Wood ....and so once again the earth has settled, the roar of the wind gives place to chance for a change, and i am freed to continue my working of the wood, since my tree friend has experienced a resurrection into the what of ‘wood art’…. And so having some free time….a few hours on Friday to start cleaning up some wood on this one, I preceded to work. What with the cutting and hauling to a wood pile, the small stuff for this winter’...

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