I have a suggestion from one of my senior’s in my classes, also a LJ (tooldads_apprentice), to post podcasts of safety lessons as we do them during class on LJ. This would allow students to review or makeup safety packets if they were absent during demos. I thought great idea and am going to take it a little further. I am going to enlist the aide of our video production class to help produce the videos. Look out Wood Whisperer!.
Episodes will include, hopefully, 1-General Shop Safety, 2-Drill & Drill press, 3-Band saw/jig saw, 4-Miter saw, radial saw, 5- table saw, 6-router, 7-sanders, 8-nail guns, 9-jointer/planer. These will not only cover safety, but operations and parts of the tools. For example on the drill and drill press demos in class I show and quiz the students over different types of drill bits and where and what they are used for in addition to safety on the drill.
I hope I can get some positive feedback and share some information for all LJ’s who are interested in becoming safer woodworkers. I always tell my students, the most dangerous student is not the one who doesn’t know what they are doing, it is the one that thinks he knows what he is doing.