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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Wireless noise cancelling headphones?

10-21-2009 12:33 PM by NY_Rocking_Chairs

I like listening to music in the shop, the stereo cannot overcome the power e...

3 10-22-2009 01:59 AM
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Kickback problem - table saw technique help

10-10-2009 10:32 PM by Lloyd Davies

Hello,I am making an end grain cutting board and would like some advice on th...

15 10-19-2009 03:41 AM
View dalec's profile

Fire Extinguisher - Smoke Detector Questions

10-17-2009 04:57 PM by dalec

I have just checked my kitchen and garage/shop extinguishers (not rechargeabl...

8 10-17-2009 10:04 PM
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Ultra-fine Particles, Particularly Harmful To Health, Can Now Be Traced

10-08-2009 02:05 PM by Bob #2

I have often wondered if just getting the visual dust out of my shop was suff...

15 10-09-2009 12:10 AM
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Lighting Ideas

09-22-2009 01:53 AM by sikrap

Well, the new garage (shop) is just about finished (finally!!). I’m hav...

12 10-08-2009 11:21 PM
View JimmyC's profile

Be careful of recharging your batteries

02-24-2009 05:21 AM by JimmyC

Hey All, I went out in my shop today and went to take my 14.4V DeWalt batt...

23 10-06-2009 08:20 PM
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What age 2 begin working with powertools?

10-04-2009 05:34 PM by kidi

I am starting a project with a student of mine and we are building a drum. H...

9 10-06-2009 05:42 AM
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Table Saw recall RS4511 10" table saw

09-29-2009 01:49 AM by woodsmithshop

I just found an article in Woodshop news a recall on the Ridgid model R4511 1...

1 10-03-2009 05:43 AM
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First Kick Back Experience

07-27-2009 04:17 PM by JPKnapp

I am a true novice in the shop, and it almost hurt me and my wife. I want to ...

16 09-27-2009 10:01 PM
View cbMerlin's profile

Question of Safe storage in the ceiling

09-24-2009 03:46 PM by cbMerlin

I’m preparing to install a ceiling in my garage (shop) and have a numbe...

13 09-26-2009 06:25 AM
View okwoodshop's profile

safety glasses fog up

09-20-2009 04:52 AM by okwoodshop

my safety glasses always fog up when i am wearing a dust mask, this is really...

15 09-21-2009 03:34 PM
View 45acpbuilder's profile

An eye-opener.........

09-12-2009 10:19 AM by 45acpbuilder

I was trimming some 1/4 thick hard maple, taking 1 1/2 inches off a 2-inch wi...

23 09-18-2009 10:55 PM
View marc_rosen's profile

wood dust and exotic birds

09-15-2009 05:11 AM by marc_rosen

Hey All,I have a basement shop and though its fitted with a good dust collect...

2 09-16-2009 06:22 AM
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Who "paints the red line"?

09-02-2009 08:25 PM by dbhost

It seems like the first thing after setting up and aligning all the things th...

6 09-15-2009 03:58 PM
View Betsy's profile

Planer kickback

08-23-2009 06:26 PM by Betsy

I’m now a member of the kick back club, unfortunately. I’m not su...

21 09-09-2009 08:17 PM
View maryetta's profile

Ambient Air Cleaning

09-08-2009 06:21 AM by maryetta

Could some one tell me how you calculate the # of CFM is needed based on the ...

1 09-08-2009 08:04 AM
View degoose's profile

Safety signs.

09-01-2009 10:56 PM by degoose

Just has these signs sent to me by LJer splinterman aka Ski.. very appropriate

23 09-07-2009 04:33 PM
View patron's profile

shop fire hazard ! check your extiguishers !

08-19-2009 03:12 PM by patron

we have all had the ocasional “sparks ” ,last night i was using m...

37 09-06-2009 04:27 PM
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Ok to route Plastic Laminate?

08-28-2009 07:19 PM by Eric_S

Hey guys, I’m about to build a simple router table. I want to glue ...

8 09-02-2009 06:28 AM
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