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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View Noskcaj's profile

Think before putting your hands somewhere

04-14-2018 01:10 PM by Noskcaj

Just wanted to post my story that landed me in the ER. I consider myself a sa...

12 04-20-2018 12:16 AM
View Marleywoodie's profile

CO2 alarms going off in wood shop

04-19-2018 01:42 PM by Marleywoodie

The last two times I’ve been working in my shop, after I was finished, ...

12 04-19-2018 10:19 PM
View RedWoodworker's profile

Talk me into getting a dust collector...

04-18-2018 05:31 PM by RedWoodworker

I have a cabinet table saw, 14” bandsaw, and various sanders, etc. that...

20 04-19-2018 12:36 PM
View Steve's profile

Dust Masks

02-22-2018 03:35 PM by Steve

Looking for any recommendations on a good set up. I’m still all stuffe...

31 04-18-2018 12:23 PM
View rwe2156's profile

Sawstop Injury - you should check this

02-26-2018 01:44 PM by rwe2156

I didn’t know this could happen. If I owned a SS I would be a bit conce...

32 04-17-2018 02:09 AM
View jklingel's profile

PAPR with a beard?

04-15-2018 07:46 PM by jklingel

After reading Pentz’s web page, I think I wised up. I am looking into a...

5 04-17-2018 01:52 AM
View JohnMcClure's profile

Recommend quality safety glasses?

04-12-2018 11:45 PM by JohnMcClure

(Existing threads on this topic seem to be several years old. So here’s...

10 04-16-2018 05:36 AM
View jamsomito's profile

Dried glue

01-31-2018 01:11 AM by jamsomito

Let’s talk dried glue. I’ve done some dumb things in the shop to...

41 04-15-2018 02:33 PM
View rwe2156's profile

Guys - Don't do this!!

04-03-2018 01:57 PM by rwe2156

Maybe this will save someone a trip to the ER. Don’t leave tools in ...

21 04-14-2018 01:00 AM
View LazarusDB's profile

NRR rating on hearing protection

02-23-2018 01:16 PM by LazarusDB

I now have regular ringing in my ears from years of loud music, tools, etc. M...

16 04-12-2018 05:34 PM
View Karda's profile

slicing with a chainsaw

04-03-2018 08:12 PM by Karda

Hi, I want to slice about an inch from this pice of ash bowl blank. The piece...

20 04-04-2018 08:54 PM
View DavidWW's profile

A New "Flesh-Sensing" Table Saw Upgrade

01-05-2010 11:53 PM by DavidWW

Hello woodworkers! I have patents pending on a unique table saw upgrade that...

21 04-03-2018 02:04 PM
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03-16-2018 05:02 PM by FloridaCracker

My brother was working in my dads old shop, quit work around 4 am by 10:00 th...

11 04-02-2018 04:10 PM
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Wynn vs Damn Filters

02-08-2018 02:39 PM by jsvenson11

I’ve been reading the forums for a while on a variety of topics. Now l...

13 03-15-2018 12:26 PM
View JoshinDC's profile

Chamfer thick top with right tilting table saw

03-11-2018 02:44 PM by JoshinDC

I have a large-ish (20”x50”x1”) cherry panel, that I’...

21 03-12-2018 07:59 PM
View Scott's profile

Air Cleaner: Make or Buy?

01-05-2018 01:02 AM by Scott

I’m looking for some advice from my fellow LJs on air cleaners. I̵...

27 03-12-2018 12:28 AM
View el_mustango's profile

Face shield when using the table saw

02-15-2018 09:24 PM by el_mustango

Sorry if this has been talked about before (I looked and couldn’t find ...

57 03-08-2018 10:20 PM
View RocDoc's profile

Shop Ventilation

03-07-2018 02:09 PM by RocDoc

I have small basement shop, 12 ft x 23 ft., with no ventilation and no window...

3 03-07-2018 02:57 PM
View bigblockyeti's profile

Time for a hammer till!

03-03-2018 06:38 PM by bigblockyeti

I’ve consolidated all my hammers I could find from the junk drawer in t...

19 03-07-2018 02:43 PM
View Trout121180's profile

Electrical issue

02-14-2018 01:22 AM by Trout121180

So here’s my problem. I want to start off by saying I know very little about ...

67 03-02-2018 03:12 AM

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