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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
View packetsmacker's profile

Clean air for a basement shop

03-20-2015 05:22 PM by packetsmacker

I am looking at setting up my shop in the basement. Its not a big room maybe ...

9 03-24-2015 03:21 PM
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
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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

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