Woodworking Safety Guide

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10 Ways to Avoid Shop Fires

10 Ways to Avoid Shop Fires

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Beware of fire dangers in the workshop. Here are 10 tips how to avoid shop fires.

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Fire Claims an Artists Shop

Fire Claims an Artist's Shop

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New Hampshire furniture maker Jon Brooks loses his eclectic workshop and studio to fire

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The Mysterious Case of the Exploding Shellac Can

The Mysterious Case of the Exploding Shellac Can

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Two reasons you should always check the date of manufacture when purchasing shellac.

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First Blood

First Blood

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Always remain calm

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September is Safety Month

September is Safety Month

Safety, even for those who don't care.

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Oily rags blamed for fire that damaged Oregon home

Oily rags blamed for fire that damaged Oregon home

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Sobering reminder about disposing oil-soaked rags properly

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Protect Your Lungs from Harmful Dust with a Dust Mask or Respirator

Protect Your Lungs from Harmful Dust with a Dust Mask or Respirator

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Protecting your lungs from tiny dust particles in the woodshop isn't just good advice, it's good health. Watch this timeless public service announcement from the 1930s promoting respirators and sound off with your own safety advice.

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SafetyWeek CatchUp: Do the Safety Dance!

SafetyWeek CatchUp: Do the Safety Dance!

The Renaissance Woodworker cranked out six safety videos last week. Check them out and watch his "safety dance"... Yikes!

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How to Safely (and not so safely) Dispose of Oil-Soaked Rags

How to Safely (and not so safely) Dispose of Oil-Soaked Rags

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Can't meet OSHA regulations? Tell us how you dispose of oily rags in your shop to prevent a fire hazard. Plus, watch a video of a rag combusting.

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Safety Week in the Blogosphere

Safety Week in the Blogosphere

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In case you hadn’t heard, it’s Safety Week on the World Wide Web. You can never get too many reminders about how to be more cautious in the shop.

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ABOUT YOUR SAFETY

Woodworking is a solitary hobby and it requires tools and techniques that are inherently dangerous. These two factors make workshop safety a top concern for any woodworker. When working in the shop it is important to protect your eyes, ears, and lungs, and take great care when using hand and power tools. These safety manuals prepared by the editors of Fine Woodworking provide the foundation of safety knowlege every woodworker should know.