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  1. General Woodworking Discussion
    I try to make multi jigsaw table. I want one jig with two functions, for jigsaw table and scroll saw. I give safety feature for anti kickback. this is really help me for working and I am very pleased with the results and would recommend making one yourself
  2. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    I want to cut a slot in piece of alder so I can join a slanted piece sticking out of it, but I don't want to go all the way through. Is it safe to do a plunge cut on a table saw with an angled blade?
  3. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    Hello all, I needed to notch two 2x4s at both ends today. I thought about getting out the dado blades and spending the time to set them up, and then taking to time to make the several passes I would need, and then breaking the dado back down again. Then I thought, it would be a LOT easier and...
  4. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi all, I am an armature hobbyist and keep getting hit in the face with wood shavings and other debris even with safety glasses and a shield. Does anyone have any recommendations for a face shield that seals close to the face with a dust mask or filter included? Does anyone have any...
  5. Shop Safety
    When I first started woodworking in high school, we were always taught the safety basics (wear eye/ear protection, don't have loose jewelry, hair, or clothing, etc.). So in my shop at home, I've kept to most of those. I always wear my shop apron and eye/ear protection, but I've also found that I...
  6. Power Tools & Machinery
    So I'm getting close to finishing restoring a Powermatic 65 table saw and turning my attention to inserts (throat plates), etc. I am researching splitters and riving knives. Prior to this, I've used a 1953 Craftsman contractor saw with neither with good success. But my ears are opened... I...
  7. Woodworking Videos
    Does anyone know where to get the "Deulen Safety Fence" seen on YouTube and what do they cost? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1zpOUeJeM4
  8. General Woodworking Discussion
    I wonder why some enterprising lawyer hasn’t filed a class action suit against the various lathe chuck jaw manufacturers on behalf of all the turners that have been injured or suffered damage? I suppose most of the turners simply accept the inferior gripping of the jaws for what it is and when...
  9. Power Tools & Machinery
    I'm new here and a novice woodworker. I'm trying to find the best way to notch a 4x4 to insert a 2x4. The only tool I have is a sliding mitre saw with a depth stop. My questions are as follows: 1. Is it safe to do this? 2. Because the cut will not go all the way through the wood, do you let the...
  10. Power Tools & Machinery
    Hi all. Just got myself a DeWalt 780 sliding miter saw and had 3 questions come up (so far) in regards to keeping all my fingers. (Note: I'm a 26 year old woman, new to the woodworking scene, so going easy on the jargon is appreciated :) Also, I've already read through the manual with a...
  11. General Woodworking Discussion
    Please Help With Info Regarding Rengas Wood I know little to nothing about woodworking. I was hoping that someone with more knowledge and experience could give me some information regarding the use of Rengas wood. I've learned that it is a known irritant to the skin and unfortunately, I have...
  12. Shop Safety
    I ran across this link to the OSHA small business safety series for woodworking safety. https://www.osha.gov/Publications/woodworking_hazards/osha3157.html Interesting stuff. I like this one push block design, particularly.
  13. Power Tools & Machinery
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  14. General Woodworking Discussion
    First post on this forum for me. Hope I'm in the right place! I'm just an amateur building a butler's pantry for my wife with raised panel cabinet doors. I'm using a big (2.5") raised panel bit (without back cutter) in my homemade router table. I have my vertical fence closed just short of...
  15. Shop Safety
    A few days ago had my first kickback on the tablesaw. I've heard plenty of stories of kickbacks, but none of them could have ever prepared me for how frightening it is. I was just ripping out a 15" wide piece of 1/4" ply and BANG! fortunately the only damage was a bruised bone in my pointer...
  16. Woodturning
    I haven't purchased a tool as yet, but from what I have read and seen on videos (Youtube) woodturning and making bandsaw boxes looks relaxing and like a lot of fun. I am really concerned about safety though. My work schedule is such that I have to take time to turn when I can, so I'd like the...
  17. General Woodworking Discussion
    Even though I've owned a table saw for years, I consider myself very new to woodworking. I generally average only one or two projects a year. Part of the reason for this dearth is that my table saw scares the bejesus out of me. Going so long between projects, I don't get to spend enough time...
  18. General Woodworking Discussion
    I have a project that calls for a deep 2" x 3/8" wide dado cut in 1" thick stock. How much of this cut is safe to make at a time? At the center of the cut the blade will be fully enclosed by the stock. I know this can be done in small increments, but my concern is that repeated passes could...
  19. Power Tools & Machinery
    Hi, I understand that the general wisdom is to not use leather gloves when using any power tool, but I am not sure why. One thing I heard was that perhaps the glove can get entangled in the power tool (and thus get the hand entangled too), but that would imply that your hand is close enough...
  20. Shop Safety
    has anyone tried the combo glasses? They look pretty interesting. I am not sure whether they would be comfortable or not.
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