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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 ferstler's profile

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
View Eric Sutton's profile

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
View HokieMojo's profile

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
View Dick, & Barb Cain's profile

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
View Durnik150's profile

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
View Broda's profile


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
View bigdave's profile

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
View MikeinNJ's profile

Don't be lazy-- like I was!

06-03-2009 01:13 PM by MikeinNJ

I needed to make one more cut to a 4” diameter PVC pipe to complete my ...

10 06-04-2009 02:18 AM
View AzChiefFan's profile

Lighting and electrical for your workshop?

04-24-2009 11:45 PM by AzChiefFan

My question for everyone as I attempt to clear my garage and construct my wor...

23 05-31-2009 01:34 AM
View sikrap's profile

DC advice

05-27-2009 04:47 AM by sikrap

I am in need of some advice on a dust collector. I know of someone that is se...

1 05-27-2009 05:33 AM
View dusty2's profile

Listen When that Little Voice Speaks

05-14-2009 03:54 PM by dusty2

Today I narrowly avoided what could have been a serious mishap. A” Lit...

12 05-26-2009 07:43 AM
View mediacop's profile

Venting a Dust Collector

05-21-2009 10:33 PM by mediacop

Hi, I’m working on installing the proper DC in a one car garage (12...

2 05-21-2009 11:41 PM
View Peik Löf's profile

... Safety?

04-20-2009 08:17 PM by Peik Löf “Rob...

12 05-18-2009 03:50 AM
View Milo's profile

Anti-Kickback Safety Rollers and featherboards

05-07-2009 01:12 AM by Milo

Anyone ever use these? I’ve seen them once, and have been thinking abou...

11 05-15-2009 07:39 AM
View Moron's profile

33 years

03-13-2009 01:57 PM by Moron

As i type left handed despite being right handed I ponder my 33 years of wood...

22 05-13-2009 12:39 PM
View BDKS's profile

Guard when Cutting Dadoes on the Tablesaw.

05-13-2009 02:52 AM by BDKS

Does anyone have suggestions for a guard when cutting dadoes on a tablesaw. ...

4 05-13-2009 06:20 AM
View PurpLev's profile

6' Iron Pipe Clamp + Gravity = Red Stains on the Carpet

04-27-2009 04:01 AM by PurpLev

I had cut and jointed 15 boards for a butcher block top (32×22) and had ...

19 05-05-2009 03:45 AM
View hootr's profile

radial arm saw

04-10-2009 02:00 PM by hootr

good idea or bad???i was making some oak threshhold for a friend, when i cut ...

16 04-29-2009 06:43 PM
View odie's profile

Be ALERT ... not a "LERT"

04-08-2009 03:39 PM by odie

I’m coining a new word here boys and girls. LERT = someone that is not ...

36 04-19-2009 05:28 PM
View Matt's profile

Keep Me From Burning Down My Shop - HaHa

03-30-2009 10:21 PM by Matt

Ok, here is what I have going on. I am putting electrical outlets back into...

35 04-15-2009 04:04 AM

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