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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09-04-2010 02:36 AM by Imacman

Hello All… wasn’t really sure where to post this, so I’ll t...

27 09-14-2010 08:01 AM
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Almost burned the place down...

09-13-2010 02:02 AM by GPM

I was trimming some drawer edges on the table saw and hit a screw. This usua...

11 09-14-2010 02:02 AM
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Ever have one of those days...?

09-08-2010 01:57 AM by newbiewoodworker

From the get-go my hour in the shop was bad.. first I managed to slice my han...

20 09-13-2010 02:24 AM
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First time using a wood lathe

08-30-2010 09:45 PM by sandhill

I traded an item I had listed on “Craigs List” (An Awning) for a ...

11 09-04-2010 05:12 PM
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Basement shop to be

08-29-2010 07:47 PM by siouxdawgs0409

I have an unfinished basement and would like to wire a room in it so that I c...

2 08-29-2010 10:53 PM
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Plug cabinet saw into a dryer outlet

08-21-2010 04:35 PM by charlie_c

I apologize if this is question has already been answered elsewhere in the fo...

1 08-27-2010 03:35 PM
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Reinforcing good safety habits

08-25-2010 03:07 PM by mnorusis

So I’ve been thinking a bit about how I can be safer in the shop. Sinc...

10 08-27-2010 05:21 AM
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Fire Extinguisher

08-16-2010 03:41 PM by mnorusis

I’m embarrassed to say that I do not yet have a fire extinguisher, but ...

13 08-24-2010 10:35 PM
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Walls in shop

08-23-2010 12:40 AM by willy3486

Its not really a safety issue other than its dark in the shop. In my shop I h...

12 08-24-2010 04:58 AM
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Eye Protection

08-21-2010 07:25 AM by Steven H

I am taking woodworking class at local community college. We are required to ...

12 08-22-2010 03:35 PM
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Why safety is not followed in the workshop

07-19-2010 12:45 AM by MrRon

We all know that we should be wearing eye and ear protection and respirators....

33 08-15-2010 07:04 PM
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Entire Wall/Ceiling a Light

01-01-2010 03:49 AM by interpim

I posted this in the safety forum, because well… working in a well lit ...

1 08-15-2010 07:06 AM
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Incident with Jet Drum Sander - Gore Warning

05-13-2010 08:04 AM by rod1949

G’day All, I’ve just joined. This link http://www.woodworkfo...

8 08-11-2010 11:07 PM
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Rigid R4511 Table Saw Recall

12-22-2009 09:37 PM by Jack Barnhill

While trying to help out another LJ, I came across a recall notice for the Ri...

1 08-09-2010 12:13 PM
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Rockler's CordPro

07-05-2010 07:23 PM by hotstick

This looks, at first glance, to be a great idea. However, in my experience, ...

6 08-07-2010 08:10 AM
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Many many thanks lumber jocks for your kindness!

07-15-2010 06:48 PM by SCOTSMAN

Well Alistair is home at last the 3 hour surgery to refix the shattered bones...

56 08-06-2010 08:41 AM
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Is An Exhaust Fan a Requirement in a Portable HVLP Booth with Water Finishes?

12-10-2009 01:49 AM by gerrym526

Will be starting into spraying with an HVLP unit I recently purchased. In rev...

1 08-03-2010 10:56 PM
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Well I am here in the background Alistair

07-23-2010 10:33 PM by SCOTSMAN

excuse my typing before i start well it’s better than good to be kind o...

62 07-30-2010 08:01 PM
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Shop lighting upgrades to LED?

07-13-2010 05:24 AM by swirt

Has anyone upgraded their shop lighting to LED yet? After a close call with ...

22 07-23-2010 08:01 PM
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prayers for Alistair please

07-09-2010 11:31 PM by SCOTSMAN

Hello Alistairs wife Bronwen here! Alistair had a bad accident today when a ...

157 07-22-2010 09:50 PM

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