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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Thought I'd share

1822 days ago by kolwdwrkr

I recieved an email today from a fellow woodworker from a different site. He...

6 1822 days ago
View DrTebi's profile

Shellac--how dangerous is denaturated alcohol?

1822 days ago by DrTebi

Hello, I have just mixed my first shellac from shellac flakes and denatura...

7 1822 days ago
View hairy's profile

Deadly lathe accident

1834 days ago by hairy This could have been ...

11 1833 days ago
View sikrap's profile

Dust Collector PSA

1846 days ago by sikrap

If you need a (small) dust collector. Run to Lowes as fast as you can. They a...

1 1846 days ago
View Adon's profile

Foot Switches

1913 days ago by Adon

Just wondering if anyone uses these? And what machine(s) you’re using ...

12 1846 days ago
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Enclosing jointer /planer / craftsman

1923 days ago by Brat700

Does anyone know of a effective way to enclose a craftsman jointer/ planer an...

1 1848 days ago
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Ladder Anti-Kickback Device

1853 days ago by Zuki

After making a recent post showing me on a ladder at a less than perfect angl...

8 1851 days ago
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Tennis Elbow

1855 days ago by almostsquare

My tennis elbow has had a huge impact on my turning time. I have tried differ...

16 1852 days ago
View ferstler's profile

Splitter and Riving Knife thicknesses

1858 days ago by ferstler

I have cut a lot of wood on my small table saw and have yet to encounter a wo...

18 1855 days ago
View Eric Sutton's profile

Close call...

1872 days ago by Eric Sutton

We received a call this morning at the fire department, on the NON-emergency ...

8 1855 days ago
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warning (spider photos enclosed)

1856 days ago by HokieMojo

I’ll start off by saying this is probably the grossest thing to occur i...

14 1856 days ago
View Dick, & Barb Cain's profile

Dust Collector Canister Filter, WARNING!! Shake your canister pleats often.

1868 days ago by Dick, & Barb Cain

I fixed my problem today, so check my latest Blog. I had my shop became a ...

8 1867 days ago
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A tale of two goof ups, three fingers, 19 stitches and how to prevent it.

1882 days ago by Durnik150

I am currently typing this story with all 10 of my fingers intact. This whole...

17 1874 days ago
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1874 days ago by Broda

Yesterday at about 5pm I discoved the reason why I always wear a faceshield w...

5 1874 days ago
View bigdave's profile

Gas hot water heater in the shop

1878 days ago by bigdave

Hi all. I’m brand new to this and am in the process of setting up a sma...

7 1876 days ago
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Don't be lazy-- like I was!

1878 days ago by MikeinNJ

I needed to make one more cut to a 4” diameter PVC pipe to complete my ...

10 1878 days ago
View AzChiefFan's profile

Lighting and electrical for your workshop?

1918 days ago by AzChiefFan

My question for everyone as I attempt to clear my garage and construct my wor...

23 1882 days ago
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DC advice

1886 days ago by sikrap

I am in need of some advice on a dust collector. I know of someone that is se...

1 1886 days ago
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Listen When that Little Voice Speaks

1898 days ago by dusty2

Today I narrowly avoided what could have been a serious mishap. A” Lit...

12 1886 days ago
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Venting a Dust Collector

1891 days ago by mediacop

Hi, I’m working on installing the proper DC in a one car garage (12...

2 1891 days ago

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