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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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Is Gripper a replacement for a guard/splitter?

08-12-2009 08:54 AM by Mauritius

Hi all. I’ve been using my Grizzly G0478 TS for the past few months an...

16 08-13-2009 01:08 AM
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Toxic Woods

01-21-2009 01:18 PM by Broda

After reading Karsons “Table Clock” project and hearing about his...

6 08-09-2009 04:00 PM
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Painful Close Call

07-31-2009 04:09 PM by taidsturning

I was trimming a small piece about 8-10 inches long to width – cutting ...

9 08-07-2009 04:41 PM
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Respirator w/ full Faceshield for Beards

12-29-2008 10:09 PM by pitchnsplinters

I have had a difficult time finding a respirator that seals decently for a gu...

5 08-06-2009 11:27 PM
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learning from the young'un

08-01-2009 01:50 PM by hootr

in all my years i’ve never had a need for the plastic safety key switch...

3 08-01-2009 04:22 PM
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Thought I'd share

07-29-2009 06:42 AM by kolwdwrkr

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

6 07-30-2009 04:39 AM
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Shellac--how dangerous is denaturated alcohol?

07-29-2009 12:55 PM by DrTebi

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

7 07-29-2009 03:48 PM
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Deadly lathe accident

07-17-2009 11:15 PM by hairy This could have been ...

11 07-19-2009 04:43 AM
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Dust Collector PSA

07-05-2009 11:20 PM by sikrap

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

1 07-06-2009 12:53 AM
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Foot Switches

04-29-2009 06:37 PM by Adon

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

12 07-06-2009 12:50 AM
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Enclosing jointer /planer / craftsman

04-19-2009 02:36 PM by Brat700

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

1 07-03-2009 02:05 PM
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Ladder Anti-Kickback Device

06-28-2009 11:52 PM by Zuki

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

8 06-30-2009 12:29 PM
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Tennis Elbow

06-26-2009 02:49 PM by almostsquare

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

16 06-29-2009 06:11 PM
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Splitter and Riving Knife thicknesses

06-23-2009 11:54 PM by ferstler

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

18 06-27-2009 02:13 AM
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Close call...

06-09-2009 04:50 PM by Eric Sutton

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

8 06-26-2009 03:28 PM
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warning (spider photos enclosed)

06-25-2009 06:03 AM by HokieMojo

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

14 06-25-2009 09:30 PM
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Dust Collector Canister Filter, WARNING!! Shake your canister pleats often.

06-13-2009 07:15 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain

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

8 06-15-2009 01:17 AM
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A tale of two goof ups, three fingers, 19 stitches and how to prevent it.

05-31-2009 04:12 AM by Durnik150

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

17 06-07-2009 04:27 PM
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06-07-2009 06:48 AM by Broda

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

5 06-07-2009 07:45 AM
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Gas hot water heater in the shop

06-03-2009 07:36 AM by bigdave

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

7 06-05-2009 05:39 PM

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