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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 JeffP's profile

most comfortable hearing protection?

03-23-2015 02:29 AM by JeffP

I dislike pretty much all kinds of hearing protectors, from the foam things y...

14 03-24-2015 01:48 AM
View Brian's profile

dust collection system question from a newbie

03-22-2015 02:34 PM by Brian

Ok, everyone, quick question here: I have a small basement shop, probably abo...

15 03-23-2015 05:55 PM
View Ocelot's profile

Kickback Incident on Table Saw

03-16-2015 07:48 PM by Ocelot

This incident happened back in September. I took photos at the time but forg...

55 03-20-2015 03:36 PM
View Jerry's profile

Home Made Dado Stacks - Genius or Lunacy

03-15-2015 01:37 AM by Jerry

I was divided about where to post this, but ultimately since I’m wonder...

45 03-16-2015 08:34 PM
View WiddershinsJoinery's profile

My Workshop Renovation

03-12-2015 03:23 PM by WiddershinsJoinery

Typically, I pride myself on being able to read scientific papers or industri...

15 03-14-2015 07:30 PM
View Béla's profile

Securing and sealing snap-lock ducting

02-13-2013 05:04 PM by Béla

I’m finishing up an install of a full sized cyclone dust collector and ...

11 03-13-2015 12:46 AM
View Underdog's profile

Woodworkers susceptible to pneumothorax (collapsed lung)?

03-11-2015 06:16 PM by Underdog

Tell me what you know about woodworkers being susceptible to pneumothorax (AK...

10 03-12-2015 01:29 PM
View HornedWoodwork's profile

Add "don't work distracted" to the safety list

03-09-2015 06:30 PM by HornedWoodwork

It’s a no brainer that you don’t work when you’ve had a dri...

9 03-10-2015 05:22 PM
View CTW's profile

I need help on safe table saw ripping

02-27-2015 05:28 AM by CTW

I am using a cabinet SawStop and yesterday I tried ripping a longer board for...

41 03-10-2015 01:04 AM
View utwoodhacker's profile

Are there times when it is appropriate to wear gloves?

03-03-2015 06:43 PM by utwoodhacker

I’ve always removed my wedding ring and never worn gloves when working ...

24 03-09-2015 08:27 PM
View albachippie's profile

Calling all woodwork physisists!

02-10-2015 03:51 PM by albachippie

I have recently started a new job in a machine shop in a local college. I am ...

37 03-04-2015 12:46 PM
View Planeman40's profile

Woodworking as a hobby keeps us out of the bars and trouble . . .

03-01-2015 04:45 AM by Planeman40

Years ago when I was married and my wife complained that I was spending too m...

2 03-01-2015 05:20 AM
View RichardDePetris's profile

Why is my miter saw arcing at the dust port

02-28-2015 06:37 PM by RichardDePetris

Yesterday, I was cutting some compound miter joints on some MDF . I noticed t...

3 02-28-2015 07:43 PM
View CB_Cohick's profile

Is there a minimum volume for the collection bin on a dust collector?

02-27-2015 06:01 PM by CB_Cohick

I am a noob. My current dust collection system consists of a broom and a dus...

6 02-28-2015 03:20 PM
View Joel Shappell's profile

Sawstop Fence warp/issue

02-26-2015 03:31 AM by Joel Shappell

For the past few times I’ve used my Sawstop, I wasn’t getting goo...

11 02-27-2015 02:13 AM
View Sanderguy777's profile

I need a shopvac/dust collection system.

02-25-2015 10:03 AM by Sanderguy777

I have a nice 20×40 shop in our basement. We moved and the people had th...

15 02-25-2015 11:05 PM
View ,'s profile

close call, no injury happened though, but shook me up.

02-20-2015 03:35 AM by ,

I have installed maxline airlines. So far I think I like it. It is flexible...

11 02-23-2015 03:15 PM
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Squaring the blade on an 8" Craftsman Table Saw Model #113.24280

02-21-2015 06:40 PM by HarvMade2

I have a “new-to-me” 1965 Craftsman 8” table saw model# 113...

1 02-22-2015 04:19 AM
View GFactor's profile

Shop Safety in this Extreme Weather

02-18-2015 07:25 PM by GFactor

It goes without saying, that Safety in the Shop is critical at all times. Ho...

3 02-20-2015 09:18 PM
View Ynot's profile

How Can I Safely Cut Butterfly Patches on a Right-Tilt TS?

02-16-2015 07:11 PM by Ynot

I have a right tilt TS (Uni). I need to [safely] cut what would end up being ...

11 02-18-2015 12:40 AM

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