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Blog entry by shack posted 01-04-2010 05:57 PM 903 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Happy New Year too all. I have not posted much lately,i still check the site on a regular basis. This past year I have been busy with restoring an old barn too be my new shop and trying too do enough jobs too pay the bills.

The new shop is taking longer than I would like but I am able too work out of it. Just its not finished. And this brings up the reason for my blog. I am doing some things I hope too make my shop safer too work in.

So I decided too share some of those things and hope that you all will share some of yours so we can all have a much safer year doing what we love.

1) I have 3 fire Extinguishers mounted on the walls, (make sure of the ratings I use ABC they cover most needs)

2) A metal can with a lid , for soiled rags they can ignite and start a fire

3) smoke dector

4) first aid kit

5)eye wash station, with stains and other chemicals we use this should be a must in every shop

6) safety glasses

7)ear protection


9) guards on equiptment

10) air filtration and dust collection

These are some of the tings I am doing to try and keep my shop safe. I am also trying too keep my shop cleaner as well as that alone can make things much safer.

With I wish you all a safe and happy new year

-- JohnShackleford,North Carolina

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#1 posted 01-04-2010 06:46 PM

I notice one thing you didn’t list. Emergency lighting. What happens if the breaker that runs the lights trips and the tool your working with is on a different breaker? If you are like me, and I hope you are not, you have been at the table saw when the lights went out and you are left standing there in the dark with the table saw RUNNING! Super scary. I didn’t do any more work after that until after I installed emergency lighting.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#2 posted 01-04-2010 06:55 PM

That is a great point too bring up. My lights are on 4 switches all different circuits. The only room I could be in the dark is my finish room. But for those that have all lights on the same that is a great ideal.

-- JohnShackleford,North Carolina

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