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  • Bandsaw Safety

    Gruesome, but true; butcher shops use bandsaws to cut steaks. That tells you that a bandsaw, used improperly, can do a lot of damage. We want to make sure you’re taking every safety precaution when you use a bandsaw for your woodworking projects. This video provides you with bandsaw rules of the road that will…

  • Portable Power Tool Safety

    Portable Power Tool Safety

    When using portable power tools it’s very important to have your work secured, and to keep your hands out of the way of the cutting tool. Here are some tips to help you keep your project parts in place while you’re cutting them, and keep your hands safely out of the way. Remember to always…

  • Lathe Safety: Face Shield vs Respirator

    Lathe Safety: Face Shield vs. Respirator

    Ready to do some turning? Keep lathe safety in mind. You’ve got to wear a face shield to protect your face and eyes. When you get to the sanding step you also need to protect your lungs, something a face shield alone won’t do. Check out this video to learn more about face shield/respirator combos.

  • Miter Saw Safety Tips

    Miter Saw Safety Tips

    George Vondriska talks miter saw safety and demonstrates why he prefers to release the trigger and let his miter saw blade come to a complete stop once he’s made a cut before returning it to its original position. The answer is two-fold: 1) You won’t have any small offcut pieces ricocheting around your workshop and…

  • Router Table Tips

    12 Tips for Using a Router Safely

    Whether used freehand or mounted in a table, a router is possibly the most useful power tool in the woodshop. But working with a device that spins sharp carbide-tipped bits at dizzying speeds can be quite hazardous, unless you follow good safety practices each and every time you rout. Here are a dozen tips for…

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  • Table Saw Safety for Beginner Woodworking

    Table Saw Safety for Beginner Woodworking

    Whether you’re an experienced woodworker, a beginner or somewhere in between, revisiting basic safety practices in the work shop is always a good idea. George Vondriska takes the time to go over basic table saw safety with a beginning woodworker. From where to stand, when to use a push stick, blade height and other table…

  • Using a Table Saw Jig to Rip Skinny Pieces of Wood

    Using a Table Saw Jig to Rip Skinny Pieces of Wood

    For whatever reason, you may want to make skinny pieces of wood even skinnier, but the fence on your table saw doesn’t typically allow you to do so, until now. George Vondriska developed a simple sled jig that you can create using a 10″ board and an old push pad to provide greater control over…

  • Band Saw, Router Table and Table Saw Safety

    Bandsaw, Router Table, and Table Saw Safety

    The GRR-Ripper 3D Pushblock System from Micro Jig is the perfect way to ensure your safety while you make a clean, effective cut on any woodworking machine. The GRR-Ripper has an easy-grip handle that allows you to comfortably and safely maneuver any wood, while the padding and hook features on the bottom of the system…

  • Table Saw Safety Tips

    Table Saw Safety Tips

    The table saw is at the heart of most woodworking workshops. Keep yourself safe with these table saw safety tips from George Vondriska. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

  • Lathe Safety

    Lathe Safety

    One of the most enjoyable tools in many shops is the wood lathe, but before you turn yours on again, review George Vondriska’s lathe safety tips. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.