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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What are the odds?

08-21-2015 10:20 PM by DKV

Over the years there have been a few posts on here reminding us all to unplug...

111 01-13-2016 01:54 AM
View JeffP's profile

Am I missing an eyebrow? (propane shop heater)

01-12-2016 03:50 PM by JeffP

That title, for the unfamiliar among you, is a famous quote from the Mythbust...

7 01-13-2016 12:54 AM
View clin's profile

How to safely rip long, plywood strips with a beveled edge.

01-10-2016 04:05 AM by clin

I’ve been ripping pre-finished plywood to make french cleats. But IR...

32 01-11-2016 08:22 PM
View Sanderguy777's profile

Sprained thumb.... how to hold small pieces in a mitersaw?

01-08-2016 11:22 PM by Sanderguy777

I sprained my thumb cutting a small piece of wood the other day. I think it i...

15 01-10-2016 04:36 AM
View CudaDude's profile

Electrical question

01-08-2016 02:26 PM by CudaDude

I did some rearranging and need to move the 220v. The walls are closed up ex...

24 01-10-2016 12:09 AM
View Joel_B's profile

Questions For Dylos DC1100 Pro air quality monitor users

01-07-2016 01:57 AM by Joel_B

Just got mine today.Measurements I made: Bedroom 500 35Garage 1350 225 ...

8 01-07-2016 07:17 PM
View Joel_B's profile

Looking for safety glass with built in magnifier

01-03-2016 06:03 PM by Joel_B

Have been using a magnifier headset when making precise markings, but then ha...

10 01-04-2016 02:16 AM
View becikeja's profile

Bandsaw blade busted in 2 - "BAM" but why??

12-29-2015 01:41 PM by becikeja

This was a first for me. I was cutting out a template in cardboard. Was abo...

12 12-30-2015 05:02 PM
View ScottTheMaker's profile

Reccomendations for Positive Pressure Dust Mask for Bearded Guy

12-13-2015 06:04 PM by ScottTheMaker

Hey Guys. I know this question has been asked before, but I couldn’t...

13 12-29-2015 02:42 PM
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12-26-2015 12:36 AM by clin

I know that generally speaking, wearing gloves is NOT a good idea when workin...

29 12-27-2015 01:00 AM
View Steve_RW's profile

Re-working Double Hung Windows to Match New Jam liners

10-26-2015 10:33 PM by Steve_RW

I am in the process of reworking over 30 pairs of double hung windows to fit ...

1 12-13-2015 06:03 PM
View Ripper70's profile

Craftsman Table Saw Modification

12-01-2015 12:02 AM by Ripper70

Hello All, Thank you Lumberjocks for a terrific website. I’ve been l...

5 12-01-2015 03:34 AM
View AZWoody's profile

Drilling a router insert for dust collection

11-27-2015 10:47 PM by AZWoody

I just ran my new dust collector to my router table and the one place I am no...

4 11-27-2015 11:27 PM
View jrthekid's profile

shop lighting

11-24-2015 09:55 PM by jrthekid

I’m thinking of led soft white roll lighting in my 12×20 shop, 6&#...

10 11-26-2015 03:01 AM
View pitchnsplinters's profile

Respirator w/ full Faceshield for Beards

12-29-2008 10:09 PM by pitchnsplinters

I have had a difficult time finding a respirator that seals decently for a gu...

6 11-21-2015 01:12 PM
View wseand's profile

Electrical Issue

11-14-2015 06:08 PM by wseand

I have finally got the power addition to the shop closer to the top of my to ...

29 11-20-2015 05:38 AM
View BullHammer's profile

Safety Switch Plug Improvement

11-13-2015 09:46 PM by BullHammer

If you are like me, the yellow plug for the safety switch is a love-hate ...

2 11-14-2015 03:43 AM
View HokieKen's profile

Table Saw Blade Guards - Do you use 'em?

11-02-2015 06:42 PM by HokieKen

So, this past Saturday, I got stupid for a split second and got bit by my tab...

84 11-13-2015 11:58 PM
View sawdust4brainz's profile

Is my Delta AP400 sufficient for this shop setup ?

11-13-2015 12:41 AM by sawdust4brainz

Good evening LumberJockers everywhere. Lend me your ears…...and knowle...

6 11-13-2015 03:25 PM
View TheWoodRaccoon's profile

Bandsaw Lesson from Jimmy Diresta! (+showing him some of my work)

11-10-2015 12:33 PM by TheWoodRaccoon

Hey all! A couple weeks ago i visited Jimmy Diresta in his workshop! During t...

3 11-11-2015 11:14 PM

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