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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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10-10-2011 06:31 AM by twoblacklabs

My little one is itching to “Help Dad” in the shop. New territory...

21 10-12-2011 11:55 PM
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DC as a air filter - Novel or Bad idea?

10-11-2011 07:14 PM by SnowFrog

Hi there; I have reached the point that I am seriously contenplating upgra...

9 10-12-2011 09:22 PM
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Fine WW interviews SawStop

10-09-2011 09:47 AM by TopamaxSurvivor

$2.36B in injury costs on a product having a retail market value of $300-400M...

12 10-10-2011 10:11 AM
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Dust collection host/duct/connection questions

10-07-2011 04:37 PM by tfenne

I’ve been lurking for a while now, mostly learning by reading existing ...

11 10-08-2011 05:06 PM
View rayn's profile

Ergonomically speaking how high shoulsd the table be on a scrollsaw?

10-02-2011 11:33 PM by rayn

I know that the headstock on my lathe is supposed to be at the height of my e...

5 10-05-2011 09:36 AM
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Dust collection systems

10-03-2011 10:27 AM by woodsy11

G’Day Folks Greetings from Melbourne AUSTRALIA I’m in the p...

4 10-05-2011 03:56 AM
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10-02-2011 11:36 PM by rayn

It is obvious that there is no spell-check in Forums….....................

5 10-04-2011 04:27 PM
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Should I wear gloves?

08-06-2011 07:20 AM by acesylvain

While using the drillpress wearing gloves as i do often enough , i guess my h...

25 09-28-2011 11:52 AM
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A visit from my supervisor/kids in the shop

09-17-2011 12:14 AM by SalvageCraft

My supervisor stopped in to check out my work today: Now, I know better th...

12 09-22-2011 07:51 AM
View ChuckM's profile

Accidents from woodturning can kill - Sad news

09-13-2011 09:16 PM by ChuckM Let’s be cautious ...

4 09-15-2011 01:54 AM
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RISK ASSESSMENT using dangerous tools

09-14-2011 06:41 AM by BertFlores58

Risk is defined as the likelihood to happen multiplied by consequence.Meaning...

7 09-14-2011 07:56 AM
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Power tool safety

09-04-2011 06:46 AM by longgone

I just saw this….Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! note: It is NOT MY SAW. I c...

27 09-10-2011 08:17 AM
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Safety lesson by the shop dog.

09-05-2011 10:10 PM by lilredweldingrod

When this happens….. Remember our lessons from school in the fif...

16 09-06-2011 04:24 AM
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add on saw stop device

09-03-2011 02:27 PM by patron

from fine woodworking magazine this morning (online) here is finally a rea...

18 09-04-2011 07:32 PM
View Dex's profile

(50 grit sandpaper + random orbital sander + hand) - attention = OUCH

09-17-2008 07:21 AM by Dex

I have read / heard many blogs, articles, podcasts on shop safety. Many of t...

14 09-04-2011 06:41 AM
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Equipment SAFETY tips: Mitre Saw

08-21-2011 02:24 PM by MsDebbieP

  Safety in the shop tips for the mitre saw…... What are som...

5 08-31-2011 11:26 PM
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Recommend a 220V table saw switch?

08-16-2011 02:58 PM by Bertha

I’m looking for a 220V-capable safety switch for my tablesaw. Magnetic ...

12 08-26-2011 01:42 AM
View Dan's profile

Lightning strike hit my shop while I was working. Scary.

07-29-2011 06:24 PM by Dan

The other night I was out working in my shop as there was a storm brewing out...

29 08-25-2011 10:09 PM
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Why its called Scary Sharp... Ouch!

02-21-2011 07:36 PM by Dan

I am a bit embarrassed and very upset with myself but its just another one of...

39 08-21-2011 05:11 PM
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Drill Press question on bits, speed

08-20-2011 04:09 AM by bvdon

I am always having problems with my drill press in that when I am drilling a ...

7 08-20-2011 04:04 PM

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