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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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
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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
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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
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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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Injured Lefthanded Newcomer

11-27-2011 04:43 PM by Don Carrier

I only signed up with Lumberjocks yesterday and I enjoy the forums very much....

36 12-16-2011 05:24 AM
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How to confirm your respirator is OK for wood working?

12-02-2011 06:22 PM by dpoisson

Hi folks, I have a respirator that I got a while back. I had originally ...

3 12-16-2011 02:31 AM
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Infrared Heater ?

12-08-2011 05:56 PM by Sac

I haven’t seen anyone mention Infrared Heater’s in the wood shop/...

6 12-09-2011 12:34 AM
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Recommendations wanted on Radio/Hearing Protector

12-08-2011 06:51 PM by Kelen

I’m in the market to pick up a set of radio hearing protectors for the ...

2 12-08-2011 08:10 PM
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Why are plugs in the US such a PITA?

10-28-2011 02:56 PM by agallant

I am in Germany right now and am falling in love with the plugs over here. Ev...

27 12-05-2011 05:39 AM
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Consumer Product Safety Commission invites public to comment on tablesaw safety issue

12-02-2011 03:19 AM by Eric_S

I just found this article on Fine Woodworking from Nov. 29th. The Consumer...

1 12-05-2011 03:06 AM
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Trend Airshield

11-28-2011 02:46 AM by rustfever

I am considering a personal wood dust respiration system. I find Walnut dust,...

1 11-28-2011 06:43 AM
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Heating Woodworking Shop

11-09-2007 01:51 AM by dalec

I was reading one of the forum topics and someone in response to a dust colle...

47 11-28-2011 05:23 AM
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A rule ignored...a painful lesson learned

11-25-2011 06:53 AM by PASs

Rule #1: NEVER have you’re body parts inside the arc of swing of a powe...

18 11-27-2011 09:43 PM
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Scariest moment in your shop?

11-19-2011 07:33 AM by Vrtigo1

Just wondering what your scariest moments working with your tools have been? ...

43 11-23-2011 08:21 PM
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Separator Vs Cyclone

08-08-2011 03:05 AM by Big Ben

what is the performance/functional difference cyclone and DC with a separator?

9 11-21-2011 05:34 PM
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Custome Unisaw Dust Port

11-07-2011 06:24 AM by Bobde

I just purchased a portable dust collector (Oneida Dust Gorilla) and need to ...

3 11-09-2011 03:21 AM
View Dan's profile

Plane Iron vs Live Power Cord..DANGER!

10-03-2011 05:37 AM by Dan

This may be a first.. Earlier this afternoon I was honing one of my plane ...

21 11-06-2011 05:14 AM
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Bench Grinder Guards

11-01-2011 03:01 AM by Brian S

I just purchased the Veritas grinder tool rest to replace the abysmal tool re...

6 11-01-2011 05:30 AM

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