Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'safety'

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Delta 36-801 refurbish #1: Need help with Delta Unisaw 36-801

12-14-2020 02:43 PM by CousinTone | 4 comments »

Hi, I’m a newbie and am looking for help/guidance. I have an older Delta Unisaw model 36-801. I recently had a catastrophic accident while using a Kreg push stick (I always use my push sticks) and its failure to do its job, resulting in me losing my right middle finger and both ring and pinkie fingers reattached, albeit with limited use. I am looking for a blade guard. I did buy one I thought eas correct on Vintage Machinery through their classifieds but it was described incorrectly and wil...

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Getting the Most out of your Shopsmith #16: A Response to Stumpy Nubs "Table Saw Blade Guard Myths BUSTED!" & How To Use Shopsmith Saw Guards

09-25-2020 09:33 PM by MyGrowthRings | 0 comments »

James Hamilton AKA: Stumpy Nubs posted an excellent video this past weekend talking about safety and saw guard use among Youtube content creators and the myth that using guards is somehow unmanly. In this video response (of sorts) I go over how to install the modern Shopsmith Mark V and Mark 7 upper and lower saw guards. It’s not difficult and it could save your hand. And doing miss what happens at 5:55, when I do a real-time conversion of the Shopsmith Mark V from Drill Press to t...

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Wednesday Wkshp #2: Rain Delay

08-14-2020 12:35 AM by clieb91 | 1 comment »

So after having to be out in the rain last evening bailing out my yard to keep it from leaking into the basement window I really did not have the energy to get into the shop or do much else. Good news is mission was successful. I was able to get myself into the shop this evening though and continued where I had last left off after the weekend in preparation of a bunch of blanks. I like to make blanks in larger batches and do all the prep work so when I have a few minutes I can get some...

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Sawstop safety mechanism fired

05-19-2020 01:00 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 10 comments »

Update 6/2/20 Sawstop sent me a replacement cartridge today. I’d already purchased one but now I have a spare. I’ve heard of this customer service. Now I’ve experienced it. I’ve had my sawstop professional cabinet saw since 2017. I’ve used it a fair amount. Yesterday I’m cutting a small piece of PVC, I turn the saw off and quickly walk away with the piece I cut. In the couple of seconds it takes for the blade to spin down the safety mechanism fires. ...

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Workshop operational tips. #15: Safety in Numbers.

12-31-2019 11:43 PM by LittleBlackDuck | 10 comments »

Boys and girls, When it comes to security, my ample body is guarded by a whalebone girdle, however, the contents of my residence is guarded by a combination lock. I wanted to review my combination lock, however, I thought a blog on pros and cons of combination locks in general would be better suited. I have grouped it under Workshop Tips as it is just as applicable to the workshop as to the house. While a combination lock removes the need to carry keys around, it does infer some de...

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Workshop operational tips. #5: Safety in the Shop #1: Go - No Go indicator for the Band Saw

05-30-2019 07:27 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 9 comments »

Boys and Girls, I got inspired by J’J’s handy hint in his blog Gauges in the Shop #1: Go - No Go gauge for Lathe Chuck and thought I might share this simplified indicator I use on my band saw. It consists of a hunk of red coloured MDF though you can paint it any colour if you are colour blind as long as it’s not invisible ink and manages to annoy the hell out of you when dangling in your sight, It is attached to the my tension handle of the BS, by twine throug...

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Grandsons in the workshop:: Continued.. #2: 2 Grandsons, 6 weeks, Workshop fun and learning (who?)

06-30-2018 12:37 PM by oldguy2 | 2 comments »

Hey , over a year ago..seems longer. I was able to have my oldest grandson in my shop to drill some holes with a brace.(in a blog) he loved it. I think he was 5. Now he is 8 and his brother ready to have some adventure is 5 and a half. My mind is rapidly going through the “what should I give them as safe and easy lessons for that age?” worse is as a retired teacher I keep thinking steps or safety and get bogged down. One at a time in the shop is my rule unless their Dad is th...

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MUST WATCH: How table saw kickback occurs, and how to avoid it!

05-22-2018 02:32 PM by StumpyNubs | 4 comments »

There are three primary ways kickback occurs. In this video we examine them, and offer several essential tips on how to avoid them, and keep your fingers safe! View on YouTube Subscribe to Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal- our free monthly digital magazine, and WIN FREE TOOLS!

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #92: Temporarily Out of Commission!

10-24-2017 04:53 PM by retired_guru | 14 comments »

Just when I was gearing up to start up production for this quarter and next year, I go and do a really stupid thing. A few days ago I was in the bed of a Ford F-250 pickup, helping to get a 6’ x 8’ cap onto the box. I was so focused on the work I neglected to let the common sense alarm ring, so it would warm me of impending stupidness. I went to jump down onto the ground, but instead of climbing over the tall box side, I jumped off the top of it. Probably a good five feet abov...

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SAFETY and a few words about hand tools

02-20-2017 09:59 PM by Jack McKee | 4 comments »

SAFETY and a few words about hand tools When I first thought about teaching woodworking to kids I wondered, “would it be safe?”. At the time I couldn’t find any written information other than wear safety glasses and “be safe”. After I had been teaching for a while I found the first question parents always asked was, “is woodworking safe for my child?”. The article below is the chapter on safety from my book Woodshop for Kids with a few minor changes. This was written with the...

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