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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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Safety First

05-02-2014 10:25 PM by Nighthawk

Part of the safety week thing here is my blog… (sorry not a video) ...

1 05-02-2014 10:32 PM
View DustyCellist's profile

Full Face Respirators?

04-28-2014 07:17 PM by DustyCellist

I’ve been trying to avoid dust-producing power tools, but I’ve al...

11 04-28-2014 09:44 PM
View dbhost's profile

Dealing with plantar fasciitis for those of us with concrete floors.

04-14-2014 08:53 PM by dbhost

If you haven’t experienced the joy that is plantar fasciitis, count you...

48 04-27-2014 01:25 AM
View Whiskers's profile

Smoke Alarms

04-22-2014 01:40 AM by Whiskers

On the surface this may seem like another one of my dumb questions, but I hav...

13 04-23-2014 04:33 AM
View straycat's profile

Table saw question

04-15-2014 07:29 PM by straycat

I need to cut 1/4” thick slats for a baby cradle. How can I do this sa...

14 04-16-2014 05:09 PM
View Medickep's profile

Is this safe to do

04-14-2014 02:33 PM by Medickep

I’m working on some cabinet doors for the first time and think I’...

7 04-14-2014 04:50 PM
View OldWrangler's profile

Need some advice

04-12-2014 03:28 AM by OldWrangler

This is probably the wrong place to put this but nothing else seems to fit ei...

7 04-13-2014 04:14 AM
View jtm's profile

Quick safety observation about the table saw splitter

04-04-2014 02:28 AM by jtm

I was just sawing a piece of rough walnut in half. The wood closed back in...

7 04-05-2014 02:45 PM
View praspekt's profile

large bit hand routing safety?

03-25-2014 08:22 PM by praspekt

i have several large boards, and table tops that i’d like to plane down...

15 04-03-2014 06:27 PM
View MarkTheFiddler's profile

So, Just one quick cut?

03-14-2014 12:59 AM by MarkTheFiddler

Yeah right! Who woulda’ known that eye protection can save an eye! I ne...

30 03-30-2014 02:28 PM
View Whiskers's profile

Fire Extinquisher topic resurrection

03-27-2014 04:11 AM by Whiskers

Okay guys, I know there are a few firemen type out there but yall really drop...

16 03-29-2014 02:01 AM
View erik25's profile

Pinching the blade during a crosscut?

03-27-2014 06:07 AM by erik25

I was making an end grain cutting board the other day, and when I went to cro...

3 03-27-2014 10:04 AM
View OldWrangler's profile

Just when you think you are bulletproof.......

03-26-2014 07:56 AM by OldWrangler

I can work every day in my shop and for months, not so much as a spli...

25 03-27-2014 03:13 AM
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03-21-2014 03:23 PM by fuzzface

19 03-21-2014 08:00 PM
View johnhutchinson's profile

Finally !!! Some serious hand tool woodworking

03-20-2014 03:00 AM by johnhutchinson

I especially like the part where he chops between his feet. :)https://www.yo...

20 03-20-2014 06:58 PM
View jimmyhopps's profile

bolt direction for table saw blade

03-17-2014 08:13 PM by jimmyhopps

I’ve been meaning to ask this for a while. The picture attached is of ...

9 03-18-2014 02:38 PM
View jd53's profile

dust collection help

03-18-2014 02:04 AM by jd53

Setting up shop in my garage. Tools I have are table saw, router table, plane...

8 03-18-2014 03:55 AM
View bigblockyeti's profile

Another soon to be nine finger woodworker

02-03-2014 10:31 PM by bigblockyeti

This project is actually pretty neat, another take on the saturated wood to m...

8 03-17-2014 01:35 PM
View CH53ECC's profile

Advice on how to make a cut

03-11-2014 06:15 AM by CH53ECC

I’m new to this hobby and not sure the safest way to make a cut on the ...

11 03-13-2014 03:33 AM
View eljiggo's profile

Almost removed some fingers today.

03-11-2014 01:37 AM by eljiggo

This is my first post, and I share this because Ive found some of the most in...

17 03-12-2014 03:29 PM

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