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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 Loren's profile

how obsessed are you with dust collection?

01-10-2012 07:02 AM by Loren

Wacky question. I’m just curious. I am not obsessed but I do make a...

44 01-23-2012 03:07 AM
View otis501's profile

Micro Jig GRR-Ripper Basic 3D Push Block System

12-23-2011 05:48 PM by otis501

After 20 years of working on a table saw it happend. I cut my ring and index ...

5 01-20-2012 04:16 AM
View Jon Anderson's profile

If only there was someone to have shown me.

01-17-2012 06:53 AM by Jon Anderson

I’ve written two questions in this group and got just the greatest answ...

16 01-18-2012 03:37 AM
View doninvegas's profile

Do you have an emergence plan? I don’t.

01-12-2012 03:33 AM by doninvegas

I was out in the shop after I got out of work and I got to thinking. That’s a...

45 01-17-2012 11:22 AM
View Lenny's profile

Stock Maximums (and minimums) on Jointer

01-11-2012 07:59 PM by Lenny

I submitted a question to the Q and A section of Woodworker’s Journal m...

21 01-15-2012 11:27 PM
View Trev_Batstone's profile

Does anyone own Filter-A-Fan?

01-14-2012 07:01 AM by Trev_Batstone

Just wondering if any of you have a filter-a-fan in your s...

3 01-14-2012 04:53 PM
View Eric's profile

Tablesaw kick back, learnig perspective.

01-09-2012 07:27 AM by Eric

I was standing there minding my own business….............................

23 01-09-2012 07:43 PM
View Brandon's profile

What to do when you saw off a finger

09-17-2010 01:48 AM by Brandon

I hope no LJs will ever have to use this information, but I thought it might ...

26 01-09-2012 05:14 AM
View live4ever's profile

Pop Quiz - How would you make this cut?

01-02-2012 08:50 AM by live4ever

In the shop we are often faced with a task and multiple ways to perform the t...

45 01-08-2012 07:13 PM
View Don Carrier's profile

Help in Finding the Proper Fire extinguisher

12-26-2011 04:13 PM by Don Carrier

I am retired Air Force and in base housing we had small magnetic canisters in...

7 01-07-2012 02:06 PM
View JollyGreen67's profile

PVC vs Metal DC ducting

01-04-2012 10:31 PM by JollyGreen67

I am in the process of working up a plan to duct my DC, and wondered about th...

16 01-05-2012 06:35 AM
View DIYaholic's profile

Safety First!

01-03-2012 09:51 PM by DIYaholic

Well I’ve been acquiring tools & machines for my (very near) future...

3 01-04-2012 01:10 AM
View Eric's profile

Cheap TS blades

12-29-2011 02:35 AM by Eric

I’ve been using a cheap 7 1/4 circular saw blade (Menards with rebate) ...

19 12-30-2011 04:16 PM
View JollyGreen67's profile

Dust collectors

12-28-2011 10:05 PM by JollyGreen67

I know I’ve seen blogs, forums, and reviews about HF dust collectors, c...

11 12-29-2011 06:54 PM
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10-08-2011 10:14 AM by pete57

The first saw I ever used was an old Rockwell/Delta Unisaw. It was a real 3hp...

47 12-24-2011 03:08 AM
View Vinnie's profile

3hp Shop Vac with a Rocker Vortex dust collector?

12-23-2011 04:53 AM by Vinnie

I use mainly a DeWalt Scroll saw and a flap sander in my basement shop. I hav...

1 12-23-2011 05:20 AM
View Chris Love's profile

Bandsaw Blade Guard

12-22-2011 11:18 PM by Chris Love

Have you taken off your blade guard on your bandsaw? I have ruined two bla...

12 12-23-2011 05:09 AM
View richgreer's profile

Table Saw - overhead dust collection

12-16-2011 06:48 PM by richgreer

I’ve seen plans and kits for making your own overhead dust collection s...

15 12-22-2011 04:18 PM
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Overhead dust collection

12-20-2011 04:39 PM by richgreer

I’m planning to add overhead dust collection to my TS. Some will rec...

4 12-20-2011 05:11 PM
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Tablesaw Safety Made Easier

12-16-2011 05:39 PM by gfadvm

This is how I use my tablesaw safely. The push shoes are pretty s...

6 12-18-2011 07:53 PM

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