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UCWW #21: Shop Safety – A Near Miss on the Tablesaw

Well, that was stupid.

I was working on my series on mitered splines. A tour of the jig and even a boring math lesson. I was ready to show the Eagle America Spine Jig Pro in action.

And I had a great idea, I thought. Tape the Allen key that is used to adjust the miter bar tightness right to the jib itself, so it won’t get lost. Except I taped it in the path of the blade.

Here’s what happened when I made the initial cut through the jib on the tablesaw.

I’m pretty lucky the Allen key didn’t shoot across the shop. I didn’t even notice the sparks at the time. Luckily nothing was damaged and I wasn’t hurt.

Be safe in the shop.

Helping Families Make Their Homes Safe and Secure

This might not seem like a woodworking related post, but I think for many woodworkers, this would be a good way to provide a useful service, use their skills, and make some money.

My wife and I have a friend who lives alone with her children. They recently moved into a nice neighborhood, and she asked for help making sure her home was safe and secure. I looked online and asked a friend who is a police officer for tips on what to do. After looking at that list I realized that some homeowners would have a tough time getting through that list on their own. If they were to hire out the work, they’d need to hire a few different companies and that would be expensive.

The To-Do List

Physical Security of the Property

  1. Reset the garage door openers to disable all existing transmitters, and get owner transmitters working. This ensures any previous occupant is locked out.
  2. Replace all locks in the house with new deadbolts that are keyed the same. When the door has a sidelight, require a key on the inside and outside of the lock.
  3. Add peepholes to exterior doors.
  4. Add chain latches to exterior doors.
  5. Cut 1″ dowels to length for all sliding windows and sliding doors.
  6. Make sure all outdoor landscaping doesn’t facilitate break-ins.
  7. Make sure outdoor lighting is adequate and on timers or motion detectors.
  8. Repair fences and gates.

Interior Safety

  1. Secure tall furniture with anti-tip straps.
  2. Bolt down a safe to secure valuables, important documents, firearms.
  3. Check the water heater temperature.
  4. Show the owner how to shut off electricity, gas, water.

Electronics

  1. Reset WiFi access codes, computer passwords, email passwords, etc. to lock out former occupants.
  2. Reset alarm codes to lock out former occupants.
  3. Reset the pass-phrase used when on the phone with the alarm company.
  4. Change voice-mail passwords and cellphone pass-codes.
  5. Replace all smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarm batteries.

Getting the Right List

This is a good start and if hired out separately would require a handyman, computer tech, landscaper, electrician, locksmith….

Many local police departments will do a walk-through make additional recommendations, so there are likely other things to do. Alarm companies also have good information about ways to secure the home. It’s best if you don’t position yourself as a security expert, get the recommendations from the police department and/or alarm company and then go through the list with the homeowner. Position yourself as the best person to do the work on the list. There may be jobs that even you don’t want to do or shouldn’t do, and should be hired out, like trimming the landscaping or inspecting and repairing chimneys – no thanks!

When is this Service Needed

  • Moving into a home, especially if that home had previous owners
  • After a room-mate moves out
  • After a divorce or separation

It’s a good idea to go through a home security checklist periodically even if you’ve lived in your home for a while. For example: if your smoke alarms went off in the middle of the night and your family evacuated your home, does everyone know where to meet? Does everyone in the home know to keep their keys, checkbooks, garage door openers, etc. in a secure place in the home?

Put Your Skills to Good Use

Most woodworkers I know have skills in doing Long Fence Patios, and would do a great job doing this type of work. The doors may need new mortises and holes for the deadbolt locks and peepholes. The doors I worked on were not in good shape and needed some stripped holes repaired so that screws would tighten securely. Window dowels would be nicer if sanded, spray lacquered, and capped (I found 1″ oak dowel with 1″ white plastic end caps at the big box store). There are lots of things to do and that could overwhelm a new owner.

Tell Me What You Think

For our friend, I did this for free. But what if in your community you offered this as a service? What else would you add to the list? Would you see this as a valuable service that could make a customer happy and make you some extra money?

Woodworkers Discuss Woodworker’s Safety Week: Woodchat Transcript May 2, 2012

On May 2 Woodchat got together to discuss Woodworker’s Safety Week.

Woodchat Transcript May 2, 2012 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern

@McPhersonDoug: @FlairWoodworks Really enjoying following ur VERY cool table build. Thanks for tweeting your progress. Great stuff. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Thanks for the feedback! RT @McPhersonDoug: Really enjoying following ur VERY cool table build. Thanks for tweeting your progress. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: What is tonight’s topic? Joinery, solid wood construction, styles, exhibiting at shows, tools hand vs power, cont…. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Do you really need a table saw, jointer, planer? Roll out the ideas. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @DJOfurnituremkr I’ll likely miss the discussion, but I say you should have all 3. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: #woodchat Wednesday today 6pm/9pm topic is Woodworker’s Safety Week http://t.co/8lWjjAPi join in at http://t.co/RvI4yfOP

@MWA_National: RT @uppercutwood: #woodchat Wednesday today 6pm/9pm topic is Woodworker’s Safety Week http://t.co/8lWjjAPi join in at http://t.co/RvI4yfOP

@MansFineFurn: RT @uppercutwood: #woodchat Wednesday today 6pm/9pm topic is Woodworker’s Safety Week http://t.co/8lWjjAPi join in at http://t.co/RvI4yfOP

@FlairWoodworks: I’m back in the shop and I’ll set up to rout the first tenon. #Woodchat starts in 20 minutes. #flairww

@uppercutwood: 10 minutes to #woodchat Wednesday today 6pm/9pm topic is Woodworker’s Safety Week http://t.co/8lWjjAPi join in at http://t.co/RvI4yfOP

@FlairWoodworks: Time for #woodchat. Feel free to join in on Twitter! I’ll resume the project in one hour. #flairww

@FlairWoodworks: Good evening, #Woodchat!

@uppercutwood: Good evening everyone – welcome to woodchat! Tonight’s topic is Woodworker’s Safety Week #woodchat

@McPhersonDoug: Hello all #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Good evening. #woodchat

@kweinert: Evening all #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Has everybody had a safe week in the shop? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: good evening #woodchat

@kweinert: Looking for suggestions. I have old delta table saw, stamped throat plate, no riving/guard. Suggest replaceable throat plate? #woodchat

@McPhersonDoug: In-laws visiting and kids baseball equals safety from no shop time #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FlairWoodworks One Two Three…. Nine, Ten. Whew… all there. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @kweinert Sure, but a riving knife or splitter is more important, in my opinion. #woodchat

@kweinert: like to make zero clearance, use aftermarket riving things that I can’t recall name of right now. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @kweinert Microjig and Biesemeyer make an aftermarket splitter. There’s also the Bolt-On Riving Knife (BORK). #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @kweinert make your own and add a drill bit behind the kirf and there u have a spliter #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: Evening all! #woodchat #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I’d like to find a great pair of safety glasses, they are all so cheap and crappy. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I have a nice aftermarket splitter with anti-kickback pawls for my PM 66. it snaps on and off, but doesn’t lower with blade #woodchat

@uppercutwood: So someday I will be upgrading to a safer saw – perhaps sawstop #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood The eye protection I wear is actually a pair of chemical splash goggles. Comfortable, protects against ricochets. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: It is compatible with my factory inserts and zero clearance inserts #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks are they good enough for impact resistance? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @uppercutwood fast cap makes some decent safty glass’s i use the ones with the bifocal lens,not to bad. #woodchat

@kweinert: @FlairWoodworks clearly so – but plate is stamped steel, rubber washers under, screws in. that’s why different plate. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood Absolutely. Rated for it too. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: Speaking of riving knives, I just finished writing this post http://t.co/y4DdjIvU #SafetyWeek #woodchat

@kweinert: The MJ splitter is what I was thinking of. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @uppercutwood I don’t use a table saw. I use a track saw. Better safety record. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks are they foggy, or even froggy? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @kweinert I had a MJ splitter for my last saw. I wasn’t entirely happy with it. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Question: does anyone not know what safety week is? #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @uppercutwood always check for z87 rating… should be on the lens or the inside of the frame. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood When wearing a poorly-fitted respirator, they can fog up. Otherwise, they’re fine. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: i’ve been running my saw with out a guard for 30 years,without incident,been bit by my shaper once. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson nice work! does it raise and lower? you might want to taper the front edge. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood These are what I wear: http://t.co/xLwJ0SvI #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @malphrusoxide Good info. Thanks! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Great eyeprotection tip RT @malphrusoxide: always check for z87 rating… should be on the lens or the inside of the frame. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Does anyone have a recommendation for a good dust mask or respirator? #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @uppercutwood more info on z87 ansi standards if you are the technical reading type: http://t.co/C9X5zB14 #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Hey everyone! #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @CoolToolShed evening. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @RichtheCarpnter Hi Rich. It’s Safety Week! #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @BillGriggs 3m are the best,i use the ones with the valve,and am happy #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood Yes, it raises and lowers with the blade. I slightly rounded the front edge, but I’ll keep that in mind #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson ok, i wanna know what that’s mounted on in your saw 😉 #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: I prefer the 3M double strap dust masks and 3M respirator for when I’m spraying lacquer #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BillGriggs I use the Resp-O-Rater Jr. http://t.co/wITe2SOF #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson I’ve had some rare occasions where the wood almost catches the front edge. and the edge already tapers. #woodchat

@KALAstudios: what’s up all- go to be here even if it’s a little bit late #woodchat


@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood Best way to show is a picture BRB #woodchat

@woodshaver101: i think proper training on the different machines is the best ,way to avoid getting hurt,know the proper way to do things #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @woodshaver101 Absolutely. But how do you get proper training? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks For me it started in middle school and high school. Sadly these courses are few now. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Who here has received some sort of formal woodworking training? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks tech school, i learned on the job as an apprentice. #woodchat

@KALAstudios: I think shop saftey starts in your head- know what you are going to do- know the limitations on the tool and respect it’s power #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @KALAstudios But knowing the limitations of the tool means that you need to understand what it does and how it works. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood downloading picture, I said Trunnion in my post, I need to change that #woodchat

@uppercutwood: #woodchat My gift to you for Safety Week is my recreated Taunton Press Safety rules http://t.co/HCoatgBD true to original

@RichtheCarpnter: I keep spare sets of old safety glasses in the work van in case we forget our own. It’s better to have an old pair than none. #woodchat

@KALAstudios: @FlairWoodworks I had years with my Dad, but then attended the Australian School of Fine Furniture. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @KALAstudios And you have to learn that somehow. Without someone to guide you, it’s chicken and egg. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @KALAstudios i agree,and when your tired its time to shut the shop down #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks thats what the owners manusl is for. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Ha! Are you kidding? RT @woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks thats what the owners manusl is for. #woodchat

@KALAstudios: @FlairWoodworks true- if you don’t know the tool then you have no business using it- Learn about it before you use it #woodchat

@uppercutwood: MT @KALAstudios: I think shop safety starts in ur head-know what u r going 2 do know the limitations of tool and respect its power #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @FlairWoodworks I learned from others on the job but I wouldn’t consider it “formal” training. #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @KALAstudios @FlairWoodworks i agree with the ideal, but that is far from what happens in reality. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood here’s how it’s mounted. #woodchat http://t.co/R3dwYWNF

@uppercutwood: A shoutout to @Woodwhisperer who started Safety Week 4 or 5 years ago. He wanted to be here but is handling attacks on his site. #woodchat

@KALAstudios: @woodshaver101 I agree-tonight I had tons I wanted to get down-but we just welcomed our 3rd son into the world last week- NO SLEEP #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @benjamenjohnson Looks good. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Very cool RT @benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood here’s how its mounted. #woodchat http://t.co/2YLu2aOk #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: I learned a lot of lessons on my own (aka the hard way) but am still lucky to have all 10 fingers! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood Another angle… I’ll have to add these to my post. #woodchat http://t.co/fAUsONSQ

@uppercutwood: @RichtheCarpnter I’ve thought of keeping a pair at each tool #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood Why not just wear ’em on your head? @RichtheCarpnter #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @KALAstudios Congrats Kaleo! What did you name him? So happy for your family. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: i also learned alot from watching video’s the one’s finewoodworking put out’ #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks habits, I guess. I take them off and set them down. I should just push them up on my head, or get a croakie #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I think another key thing for safety is to use the right tool & technique for the job. Also keep all you cutting edges sharp. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @KALAstudios Congratulations on the birth of your son. #woodchat

@KALAstudios: @uppercutwood We named him Ransom Kala- we call him Ran for short #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I’ve had 2 safety incidents with no injury. Power jointer kickback when it hit a knot & table saw kickback cutting draw bottoms. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr That should go without saying, but deserves to be said anyways. #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @DJOfurnituremkr yeah, sharp knives/blades + proper adjustment go a long, long way. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: I find newbies make a lot of simple hand tool mistakes that lead to injuries i.e. utility knife, starting screws with a drill etc #woodchat

@KALAstudios: @DJOfurnituremkr Totally agree- the right tool for the job is important. I will actually buy a tool to make sure it’s done safe #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I most often hurt myself by setting something heavy down without taking my fingers out first. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: MT @DJOfurnituremkr: Use the right tool & technique for the job and keep all your cutting edges sharp. #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: @BillGriggs just watched a YouTube video in the Track Saw. Pretty interesting! Seems like a huge time saver! #woodchat

@woodshaver101: its also good practice to keep the machines tuned and square. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @woodshaver101 Yes! Machinery maintenance. Just like your car, tools need attention. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Ditto! RT I most often hurt myself by setting something heavy down without taking my fingers out first. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks I tend to lift things that I should get help with. Like my entire cast iron tablesaw top with iron wings attached. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @CoolToolShed Track saws are gaining a lot of popularity. @BillGriggs #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @CoolToolShed I really like my track saw. It is great for sheet goods and good for hardwoods. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks mine are like violins #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Here’s my tip: don’t assume your tools are set right. I once set a jointer for heavy cut and forgot next time. Always check. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I’m also against loud music in the shop or on the job site. Low to moderate volume only. To easy to lose focus otherwise. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood Matt, you’re a beast. (Yeah, I probably push my limits too.) #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Loose clothes can cause trouble – no hoodie strings allowed!! #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @woodshaver101 most evident? when TS blade isn’t square to miter slot or TS fence square isn’t square to blade… #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Not as good for hardwood? RT @BillGriggs: I really like my track saw. It is great for sheet goods and good for hardwoods. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FlairWoodworks Yeah. There are tracksaws available from most major tool makers now. Hint: They are all good. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr I’m the opposite. I focus better with music. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @RichtheCarpnter Rich. I have to watch that one. I never remember it. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr Agreed. Not too loud but I got to have music on. Keeps my energy up and helps me flow. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Should we all wear spandex? RT @RichtheCarpnter: Loose clothes can cause trouble – no hoodie strings allowed!! #woodchat

@KALAstudios: @FlairWoodworks yeah I found that out tonight using my T55 on a 8/4 maple slab. Burn baby Burn… Still a great saw though #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: @BillGriggs @FlairWoodworks with limited space in my shop this may be a good purchase! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: A good circ saw, with good blade, and a good shop made edge guide is darn near as good as a tracksaw for much cheaper. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @RichtheCarpnter I agree rich,even long sleeves. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FlairWoodworks No it is good for hardwood. I just hate arguing about the fact that the joints look good w/o a jointer. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @DJOfurnituremkr I listen on headphones and turn them off when I’m using power tools …and putt on muffs if necessary #woodchat

@KALAstudios: @FlairWoodworks you can wear spandex- just don’t send us any pics #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: But not all equal. RT @BillGriggs: Yeah. There are tracksaws available from most major tool makers now. Hint: They are all good. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @KALAstudios Love that name – Ransom. #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @FlairWoodworks @RichtheCarpnter wait…does nobody else wear spandex in the shop? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @KALAstudios Ooh. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: when i run my tools I listen to the cut,it will tell you if your off. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: On loose clothing, did anybody see Matthias (woodgears.ca) try and get a shirt caught in his table saw? He couldn’t. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @malphrusoxide I wear my shirts, cargo shorts, that’s it. no long sleeves, no collar, no apron. good shoes (brooks glycerin) #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @BillGriggs I’ve found that it depends on the type of cut. I’ve used the TS-75. #woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom: It’s just too easy to keep using a dulled sawblade. Having a spare waiting allows for an immediate solution. #woodchat


@benjamenjohnson: Good point! RT @woodshaver101: when i run my tools I listen to the cut,it will tell you if your off. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Very cool. RT @uppercutwood: @KALAstudios Love that name – Ransom. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @benjamenjohnson I actually prefer headphones too but the cords are always F’n me up and become a distraction #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Please don’t answer that. RT @malphrusoxide: @FlairWoodworks @RichtheCarpnter wait…does nobody else wear spandex in the shop? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @BobbyHagstrom One in the saw, one in the sharpening shop is a good idea. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @RichtheCarpnter I use bluetooth headphones, some of the best $30 I ever spent. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Yes! Know when something sounds wrong. RT @woodshaver101: when i run my tools I listen to the cut,it will tell you if your off. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson Ears are a great safety device. Saved me with my PC690. I forgot about that. It almost took my balls (& femoral) #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Sam Maloof was ready to go out to dinner and was wearing a loose shirt. It got caught in a machine and ripped off his back. #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @BobbyHagstrom yep, and have a good relationship with your local sharpening guy. get your knives/blades back faster… #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: To this day, the shirt hangs from a column in his shop as a reminder. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Hahaha – um.. spandex would definitely cause static electricity and would definitely be unsafe! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I threw that router away and bought the Bosch – it had great safety upgrades: switch on handle, slow spin up, vac attachment #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BobbyHagstrom It’s always nice to have a spare sharp blade anyway! Just in case you do something stupid like bang the blade #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood Not that I know of. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: True? RT @RichtheCarpnter: Hahaha – um.. spandex would definitely cause static electricity and would definitely be unsafe! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I’m interested too. RT @RichtheCarpnter: @benjamenjohnson I’ll have to check them out. What brand? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I could hear the router sounding “wrong” so I turned it off. The huge straight cutting bit was about to make me a eunuch #woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom: @benjamenjohnson I bought a Forrest blade now and I have a Freud as a backup while it gets sharpened. Haven’t damaged it yet… #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur: hi fellas! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Any topics you’d like covered by bloggers during safety week? #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FlairWoodworks Speaking of static electricity. Do you ground your dust collection system? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @pickettfurnitur Welcome! we’re talking shop safety. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: I also always wear safety glasses when mixing finish and cleaning the spray guns. A little lacquer in the eye can really burn! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @BillGriggs No. lots of debate but not necessary. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @RichtheCarpnter http://t.co/amKGFpzz (Motorola S305) OK I maybe I paid $40. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood The merits of spandex as a standard workshop aparell? Maybe a good one for @WoodWhisperer. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @RichtheCarpnter I make sure the ventilation is crazy when I spray, & turn the furnace off so it doesn’t pull fumes into the house #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @BillGriggs Only what is grounded through though metal blast gates and wire in the hose. I have not taken extra steps. #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur: oh boy! i once received 9 stitches on my thumb when i was an apprentice. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @uppercutwood Yeah an off balance machine or broken cutter sounds weird and is a dead giveaway of a problem #woodchat

@KALAstudios: @pickettfurnitur what’s going in Red Hook tonight #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @pickettfurnitur details? #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BobbyHagstrom Is the Forrest as as good as it’s price? I’ve had some pretty good luck with my Freud blades? #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur: buying a new vehicle tomorrow @KALAstudios my van died yesterday #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Sense of smell is a good safety device too. Finish fumes, burning wood, electrical problems… #woodchat

@KALAstudios: @pickettfurnitur Yeah I took a chisel right across my pointer finger- 8 stitches #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @uppercutwood Good idea! #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur: @uppercutwood i had my left hand beyond the table saw blade, a board kicked back and brought ny hand with it #woodchat

@woodshaver101: any one been hurt in the shop,i sliced a finger on a shaper once,got in a hurry. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: My most frequent source of cuts is the edge of a piece of lumber, especially one just planed. #woodchat

@KALAstudios: @pickettfurnitur Aw man that sucks- I bought a van last year- almost right after visiting you and seeing how good it would be. #woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom: @benjamenjohnson I do like both, but I gotta admit that the glass-like surface I get with the Forrest on crosscuts is awesome. #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur: @uppercutwood total rookie mistake. luckily blade height happened to be set really low. could have been a lot worse #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @pickettfurnitur youch! how do you prevent it now? what has changed about your technique? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @BobbyHagstrom I have a Freud crosscut blade that does an awesome job. @benjamenjohnson #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I like my Freud dedicated rip and dedicated crosscut. Now I just need two saws! #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur: @KALAstudios thinking about a pick up truck with backseat (for the kid) this time around. and scheduling big stuff to be delivered #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood A table saw with a table saw in the wing is a pretty sweet setup. Think about it! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @woodshaver101 1/4″ straight bit, not for faint of heart http://t.co/oF9p4nuR #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur: @uppercutwood well I don’t put hand there anymore. and use magnetic guides to keep wood pressed against fence above blade #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @pickettfurnitur I have the 4 door chevy, I like it but the bed is short and I want a tonneau cover or cab for locking stuff up. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @benjamenjohnson ouch! u only do that once #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson OW! #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @FlairWoodworks @uppercutwood yeah…could get a third for dedicated dado while you’re at it. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: Me too! RT @uppercutwood: I like my Freud dedicated rip and dedicated crosscut. Now I just need two saws! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood I have a B2200 and took out the passenger seat for lockable, dry storage. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Another issue for me is keeping the floor clear of small scraps which can slide out or trip you up as you move around the shop #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @RichtheCarpnter It’s all the small, non-exciting things that we’re guilty of, right? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @RichtheCarpnter and cords, and hoses, and dust, and rags, and pencils, and kids, and barbie jeep, and dog… 🙂 #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood Has anybody had a shop pet cause an accident? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: featherboards not only improve safety but cut quality and consistency #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @RichtheCarpnter i was taught early that a clean shop is a safe shop #woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom: I use the magswitch featherboards whenever I can to keep kickback at bay. I like the Grr-ripper puch block too. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood @woodshaver101 I was lucky, it was a small bit. ripped the piece right out from under my hand Now I use a push block #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur: @Flairwoodworks we laid down grip tape (for skateboards) all around our machines where our foot placement is for better stability #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks besides crapping in the shop? no. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @BobbyHagstrom One downside of a sliding table saw is the non-magnetic sliding table with over-sized T-slots. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: Gotta go help with bedtime. Stay safe! #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: thanks to all the #woodchat fellas. good first time participating…getting some grub now. same time next week?

@RichtheCarpnter: @FlairWoodworks @uppercutwood My pet had an accident.

@Does that count? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Yup! RT @malphrusoxide: thanks to all the #woodchat fellas. good first time participating…getting some grub now. same time next week?

@FlairWoodworks: Nope! RT @RichtheCarpnter: @FlairWoodworks @uppercutwood My pet had an accident. Does that count? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson Goodnight, thanks for stopping by and sharing your safety stories. Great riving knife! #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Agreed! RT @uppercutwood featherboards not only improve safety but cut quality and consistency #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @malphrusoxide Same time next week Wednesday 6pm/9m http://t.co/XjehUYxu #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @malphrusoxide thanks for your input see you next week #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: If you don’t know, I’m doing a live build on twitter with hashtag #flairww. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: A little wood gloat. Walnut top for Asian inspired cabinet: http://t.co/k4M5EsJt #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @benjamenjohnson Later Ben! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I saw that! Very nice. RT @DJOfurnituremkr: A little wood gloat. Walnut top for Asian inspired cabinet: http://t.co/YuAw8J6T #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr Little gloat, big slabs. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr Whoa! nice! #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr rub it in dale #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @FlairWoodworks Just saw that tonight. Will keep checking in! Have a good night ! #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 You should sere the really big one they still have 🙂 #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Ok, #woodchat crew. I need to go rout some tenons with my inverted router table. #flairww

@FlairWoodworks: How heavy? RT @DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 You should sere the really big one they still have 🙂 #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks adios Chris! thanks for your help with woodchat #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr were kmh #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @DJOfurnituremkr #woodchat

@That’s a nice crotch you have there Dale. :/

@BillGriggs: I really look forward to #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Groan. RT @RichtheCarpnter: @DJOfurnituremkr #woodchat That’s a nice crotch you have there Dale. :/

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks I’d say this one is about 125 lb’s They one they still have must be an easy 250 lb’s #woodchat

@Black_SheepWW: Hello everyone, just got home from work. #Woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: You’re welcome, Matt. Always fun and educational. RT @uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks adios Chris! thanks for your help with #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur: looks like a caught the tail end of this chat (which is better than most weeks). see you guys around the interwebs! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @Black_SheepWW Baaaa! #Woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 Yes. I was just there again today. It’s massive and 3″ thick. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @BillGriggs thanks Bill! #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr u should have stopped by #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr that’s what she said #woodchat

@Black_SheepWW: @FlairWoodworks hey, chris #woodchat

@woodshaver101: good night all see ya next week #woodchat

@Black_SheepWW: @uppercutwood @DJOfurnituremkr now we’re in the adult swim hour. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Goodnight everyone, see you next week Wednesday 6pm/9pm http://t.co/XjehUYxu #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Great chatting with you guys. Glad to see we all have humor AND woodworking in common. Till next week! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Remember: speedos won’t get caught in machinery. RT @Black_SheepWW: @uppercutwood @DJOfurnituremkr now we’re in adult swim hour. #woodchat

@spacialadapt: LOVE “@DJOfurnituremkr: A little wood gloat. Walnut top for Asian inspired cabinet: http://t.co/ucbjARP5 #woodchat”

@RichtheCarpnter: <—–BTW- using your circular saw like this is NOT safe #woodchat

@Black_SheepWW: Good night. Hope to get here earlier next week.#woodchat

@BillGriggs: @uppercutwood My pleasure. Good night #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: @FlairWoodworks @malphrusoxide @richthecarpnter is it time to break out the old’ wetsuit? #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: @FlairWoodworks @richthecarpnter just say no to sparking spandex thighs… #woodchat