Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'workshop safety'

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Workshop safety #1: Workshop fire – averted . . . and a “whuf” question

08-22-2016 05:37 PM by lightweightladylefty | 11 comments »

In the process of making a jig, I routed a dado for T-track in recycled plywood. Since my trim router was already set up with a ¾” straight bit, I used it – making four shallow passes 9” long and a total depth of 3/8”. After each pass I stopped and vacuumed the sawdust. After the final pass when I started to vacuum, I saw burning embers and immediately stopped vacuuming. (You can see the burn remaining in the dado in the photo above.) I knocked the sawdust out of the dado and onto the ...

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Cleaning Out Scrap

04-17-2012 08:10 AM by DogwoodTales | 8 comments »

Recently I took some time to clean out old scrap wood and other misc items that I have had sitting around in the workshop for ages. So I decided to make a fun video of it. I hope you enjoy it. Sometimes it’s difficult to make the decision to keep something or to get rid of it. Scrap is great to have around for various reasons, however too much scrap becomes a nuisance and even a safety hazard especially in a small workshop like mine. It’s important to limit the scrap wood and v...

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Posting Gruesome Workshop Injuries

02-14-2009 06:27 AM by HallTree | 20 comments »

I know that these are hard to look at and some of you do not think they should be posted. I feel for those that this has happen to. This month I will be 70. I have many scars on my hands from many years of working with power tools. Most of those scars a small. A couple are not, but I still have all of my fingers. I have desided that I am going to download those photo’s, and others that I find on the internet, and hang them on the walls of the woodshop in the senior co-op where I live. M...

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