Woodworking Safety Week 2008 #2: Hand Tool Safety Tips (Video)

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Blog entry by Eric posted 05-06-2008 02:12 AM 1243 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In conjunction with Woodworking Safety Week 2008, here is my very first attempt at a video. I think I can give The Wood Whisperer a good run for his money. I’ve got everything he has except woodworking skills, customers, power tools, a nice shop, groupies and sponsors. Other than that, we’re the same. Covered in this video are the chisel, marking knife and saw. Enjoy!

-- Eric at

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#1 posted 05-06-2008 02:24 AM

thanks for the video Eric, i am covering a bit on hand tools in my video and I agree with you wholly as what you said it really what i said. keep you hands away from the path/potential path of the blade, and just use common sense. thanks for the post.

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#2 posted 05-06-2008 06:08 AM

I love it. Maybe we should have Lumberjocks Academy Awards. I nominate this one.

-- Scott - Chico California

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#3 posted 05-06-2008 06:29 AM


Great to see you in video!

I think you did a great job!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 05-06-2008 10:41 PM

Great Job! Great reminders.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#5 posted 05-06-2008 11:14 PM

Love it.

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#6 posted 05-07-2008 04:25 AM


Nice job on the video. I especially liked the magnetic jig you came up with for the straight edge.

-- Craig, (Where Information meets Inspiration)

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#7 posted 05-10-2008 03:26 PM

Great job Eric! Succinct and good advice. I was hoping someone would do one specifically related to hand tools. Thanks for the ruler advice. I’ve been lucky to not do “what we all know you are talking about”. But have had the near misses.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#8 posted 05-10-2008 03:28 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments!

-- Eric at

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