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 Holbs's profile

are these the blower motors for DIY shop air cleaners?

03-08-2013 02:01 AM by Holbs I just talked to the “...

6 03-09-2013 11:37 PM
View RussellAP's profile

A warning about certain woods

03-04-2013 12:39 PM by RussellAP

Fellow LJ’s. I’m not an alarmist and I know that most of us have ...

6 03-05-2013 06:29 AM
View glen's profile

sawdust + surface mount electrical outlets =?fire

03-01-2013 02:18 AM by glen

Hi everyone – I’m looking for an educated response on the hazards...

9 03-02-2013 12:02 AM
View Bill7255's profile

Porter Cable or Festool dust extractors, Recommendations?

02-26-2013 11:34 PM by Bill7255

I am thinking of getting a dust extractor for mainly use with my plam sanders...

7 02-27-2013 06:41 PM
View Chris Wright's profile

Help with a Piano

02-26-2013 08:24 PM by Chris Wright

Has anyone had any experience with taking apart an upright piano? I’m ...

5 02-26-2013 10:15 PM
View bunkie's profile

Well, that was stupid...

02-12-2013 04:26 AM by bunkie

Just got back from the emergency room. As accidents go, it wasn’t too m...

28 02-21-2013 04:39 AM
View mtx77's profile

What filters do I want for a 3M 7500 Respirator painting & sanding?

01-23-2013 09:23 PM by mtx77

Im done with those paper masks. I read up on what people like for respirators...

8 02-20-2013 08:55 PM
View joseph000's profile

Protecting Garden Furniture

02-12-2013 11:27 AM by joseph000

Hi friends, I’ve seen a lot of products being advertised that claim to ...

9 02-18-2013 09:09 PM
View JoeRPhilly's profile

help with Bosch 4100 dust collection

02-17-2013 02:39 AM by JoeRPhilly

If you have a bosch 4100 table saw, what are you using for dust collection? ...

1 02-17-2013 02:43 AM
View MonteCristo's profile

Safe Use Of The King Arthur’s Lancelot Carving Disk

07-18-2012 04:58 AM by MonteCristo

Some of you are likely users of this carving disk. I know I have looked at i...

7 02-15-2013 04:36 PM
View electricalD's profile

Hearing protection

02-12-2013 09:34 AM by electricalD

Hello folks, I just broke my earmuffs I brought from HD. Do any of you use...

45 02-13-2013 09:36 PM
View bwoods's profile

So just turned on a table saw for the first time...

02-12-2013 06:24 AM by bwoods

And it is the scariest freaking thing I have ever operated. I just made a fe...

33 02-13-2013 06:33 AM
View Waterlog's profile

Glove recommendation for cold shop

02-11-2013 08:47 AM by Waterlog

I have a 16×28 unheated woodshop near Buffalo, NY. I built a 10×14...

15 02-13-2013 05:05 AM
View Matt Przybylski's profile

Did the GRRRipper just save my fingers?

12-28-2012 03:41 AM by Matt Przybylski

Well, it finally happened. I was in the shop cutting some red oak railes/sti...

10 02-12-2013 02:46 PM
View fstellab's profile

Is the Blade Guard really necessary ?

01-11-2013 04:32 PM by fstellab

Folks, I know this question could get me banned from woodworking, but I am...

55 02-07-2013 06:49 PM
View DouginVa's profile

Glue Bottles.....or not?

02-01-2013 12:16 PM by DouginVa

It wasn’t until watching years and years of videos, reading magazines, ...

19 02-06-2013 04:27 AM
View bbasiaga's profile

Tough piece of wood - saved by the riving kife

02-03-2013 04:19 AM by bbasiaga

I was milling down a 2×4 today for part of a jig for my table saw. The ...

8 02-05-2013 01:17 AM
View steffen707's profile

Another stupid person not using splitter

02-02-2013 02:28 AM by steffen707

Well its been a while since i’ve logged in. Wish it was because I comp...

34 02-04-2013 06:49 PM
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02-03-2013 05:10 PM by Steve

Learned a valuable lesson yesterday. I have worked in the bridge construction...

1 02-03-2013 05:13 PM
View BradNail's profile

Sort of funny...Kind of sucked.

02-01-2013 03:57 AM by BradNail

I finally got around to replacing the cloth bag on my 1.5 HP dust collector w...

4 02-01-2013 07:29 AM

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