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 skatefriday's profile

Smoldering in the cabinet saw.

05-30-2015 03:46 PM by skatefriday

I was out cutting rails and stiles to length for four frame and paneldrawer f...

6 05-30-2015 09:58 PM
View gfadvm's profile

Shellac/"Pseudo French Polish"

05-18-2015 03:14 PM by gfadvm

Shellac has become my favorite finish. I’m using the technique posted b...

13 05-20-2015 05:28 AM
View edwood1975's profile

Childproof a window

05-11-2015 08:50 PM by edwood1975

Although my question is not related to the workshop it is very much safety re...

4 05-14-2015 02:22 AM
View ChicagoWoodworker's profile

Wynn 35a Canister Filter Not Working for Harbor Freight Dust Collector

05-09-2015 01:04 AM by ChicagoWoodworker

I’ve got a problem with my new Wynn 35a filter that everyone loves so m...

3 05-09-2015 02:37 PM
View J2Jonner's profile

$20 insurance policy for blade changes.. Hopefully!

04-30-2015 06:21 PM by J2Jonner

First time poster! I have been reviewing many shop setups and gear reviews a...

9 05-07-2015 12:53 PM
View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

Riving lumber

07-29-2009 09:11 AM by TopamaxSurvivor

I have been thinking about riving some “ubran” logs to produce so...

12 05-04-2015 03:08 AM
View Hooligan's profile

My worst day in my workshop!

04-24-2015 07:10 AM by Hooligan

I have a client for whom I was commissioned to make a frame out of vintage re...

23 04-25-2015 08:53 PM
View andrewscrolledcfafts's profile

auxiliary table saw fence really necessary?

09-22-2013 03:24 AM by andrewscrolledcfafts

Whether I’m watching armature wood videos on YouTube or a woodworking s...

13 04-23-2015 11:16 PM
View jesinfla's profile

Can use some DC suggestions please

04-19-2015 04:05 PM by jesinfla

I’m in the process of laying out my dust system (diagram below) –...

20 04-20-2015 11:10 PM
View charles66's profile

Knee Switch for PowerMatic Cabinet Saw

04-20-2015 08:03 PM by charles66

Most switches on cabinet saws are difficult to reach in an emergency and depe...

1 04-20-2015 08:41 PM
View Rayne's profile

Dust Collector Duct Installation Opinions requested (I have photos!)

04-04-2015 01:59 AM by Rayne

Good Evening Everyone, I would like to request some opinions about my pe...

23 04-19-2015 02:28 AM
View BurlyBob's profile

dust filter question.

04-13-2015 11:57 PM by BurlyBob

I’m building a dust/air filter for my garage shop. It’s 30’...

3 04-17-2015 12:15 PM
View joey502's profile

Please be careful today

04-16-2015 04:45 AM by joey502

This is not a PSA but a close to home reminder of how things can go bad. I di...

10 04-16-2015 11:17 PM
View socrbent's profile

Seeking LJ's with Essential Tremors

04-02-2015 03:33 AM by socrbent

I have an essential tremor. The Mayo Clinic says “Essential tremor is a...

10 04-15-2015 11:53 PM
View WhiskeyCreek's profile

Why does my GRR-RIPPER not grip?

04-12-2015 05:23 PM by WhiskeyCreek

I have recently bought a micro jig gripper for small cuts on the table saw an...

7 04-14-2015 02:32 AM
View JoeinGa's profile

Spooned dust port ... patent applied for :-)

04-09-2015 07:50 PM by JoeinGa

Ok RedSled. You gave me this idea! So after lunch I went out to the shop and...

5 04-10-2015 03:01 AM
View JoeinGa's profile

Souped up my ROS

04-07-2015 09:37 PM by JoeinGa

I have 2 random orbit sanders. Both of them have the vents just above the san...

16 04-09-2015 07:52 PM
View woodpile's profile

Pellet stove

04-01-2015 06:49 PM by woodpile

Does anyone know how safe a pellet stove is in a woodworking shop with all th...

16 04-02-2015 07:18 PM
View ryan86's profile

What dust collctor do i need for my grizzly 37inch dual drum sander

03-30-2015 03:20 PM by ryan86

I have a grizzly 37’’ dual drum sander coming in. I have read so ...

4 03-31-2015 01:34 AM
View AZWoody's profile

Drum Sander dust collection question

03-26-2015 06:51 PM by AZWoody

I am going to six inch dust collection on all my tools to cut down on the dus...

4 03-27-2015 03:29 PM

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