Safety in the Woodworking Shop Forum

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Before you pick up those woodworking tools, take the time to ensure your safety in the shop! Eyes, ears, fingers, and lungs are all at risk when working with wood. Share your tips and stories of “lessons learned” to help others protect their health.

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Secure your load

10-15-2018 05:41 PM by christherookie

Plywood through a windshield. Ouch.

12 10-16-2018 12:44 AM
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10-15-2018 04:21 PM by Karda

Hi, I have to change a low voltage trance former. It is wired to a line comin...

7 10-15-2018 11:26 PM
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cross-cutting large plywood pieces on table saw fence

10-12-2018 12:00 PM by ramblinwreck

Hi. I understand that cross-cutting ‘wide’ (wider than long) p...

16 10-13-2018 01:16 PM
View MJClark's profile

Apron or Tool Belt

10-01-2018 12:42 PM by MJClark

For the the past 10 years or so, I have just used a tool belt when working in...

40 10-12-2018 09:05 PM
View Paul Fisicaro's profile

Rusty Band Saw and blade

10-02-2018 12:59 PM by Paul Fisicaro

I live in the Florida Keys and last year in September, we were hit with Hurri...

12 10-03-2018 04:52 PM
View JohnMcClure's profile

Stay-put 4" hose that actually holds its position?

10-02-2018 12:48 AM by JohnMcClure

Can anyone recommend a 4” hose that will hold its position pretty well?...

2 10-02-2018 02:05 AM
View AM420's profile

Ever get anything stuck in your skin you can't get out? Any tricks on what to do?

09-24-2018 03:13 PM by AM420

I was helping someone install a cabinet mount microwave yesterday and now I h...

24 09-28-2018 03:52 PM
View 12strings's profile

Shop-vac Physics question

08-15-2013 02:51 PM by 12strings

I have a 6-gallon, 3hp shop-vac from lowes. It came with the 1.25” hos...

20 09-18-2018 09:30 PM
View mathguy1981's profile

Did you ground your dust collection system?

09-14-2018 07:57 PM by mathguy1981

While shopping for DC parts, I’ve seen grounding kits and have seen a f...

9 09-15-2018 12:00 AM
View Woodchuck2010's profile

Push stick choices and safety

08-14-2018 02:36 AM by Woodchuck2010

I posted up some push “shoes” in the project section. Someone jus...

20 08-30-2018 04:19 PM
View EBreindel's profile

Garage divider help

08-29-2018 01:12 PM by EBreindel

Hello, I am trying to set up a shop. I have a standard two car garage (o...

6 08-29-2018 09:55 PM
View Rayne's profile

Dissipating static shock from clear plastic DC run inquiry

08-26-2018 01:57 AM by Rayne

I know the PVC grounding topic has been beaten to death, revived, and beaten ...

14 08-27-2018 02:16 AM
View Mr Jones's profile

Disappointed with my Onieda Super Dust deputy

06-26-2018 01:11 AM by Mr Jones

Hey guys, Just wanted to get your input on a dust collection issue I&#...

23 08-25-2018 11:10 PM
View Sean's profile

Is it safe to rip a 1" deep cut in a half-log?

08-14-2018 02:01 PM by Sean

I recently fell and bucked a dead oak tree on my property, which gives me a l...

13 08-14-2018 07:23 PM
View Sanderguy777's profile

Vacuumless tablesaw dust collection

08-10-2018 11:22 PM by Sanderguy777

Hello fellow wood workers! I recently built a workbench that incorporated an ...

2 08-12-2018 01:47 AM
View Don Broussard's profile

Insect Bombs vs. Cast Iron Equipment and Tools

07-17-2018 10:46 PM by Don Broussard

I’ve got an ant and roach infestation in and around my cramped shop. I...

18 08-07-2018 02:16 PM
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How safe to have a ceiling fan in shop?

07-19-2018 01:27 AM by notdan

I’d like to put a ceiling fan in my shop, which is the third bay of a 3...

20 08-03-2018 02:20 PM
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Air filter replacement

07-31-2018 05:53 PM by mriggins4723

First post involving a question but have stalked and viewed MANY outstanding ...

5 08-01-2018 09:14 PM
View AlmostRetired's profile

Need advice/help - HF DC Mods

07-23-2018 02:23 AM by AlmostRetired

Afternoon LJer’s, While I was on my recent deployment I ordred all o...

1 07-23-2018 03:36 AM
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Table saw stand with casters?

07-09-2018 10:20 PM by VintageFlatulence

I guess this is a safety issue so I’ll start here. I have a Craftsma...

11 07-10-2018 09:50 PM

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