Woodworking Safety

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Jointer Safety

    Jointer Safety

    A jointer is a great tool for creating smooth edges on your boards, but it can also be a dangerous to use. George Vondriska provides simple instruction on how to safely operate a jointer. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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7 Responses to “Woodworking Safety”
  1. Ramaram Kulriya

    I am furniture and wooden carpenter work my experiences 5 year job joining interested

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  2. Gilbert Nyirenda

    I would like to open up a carpentry workshop please advise if I can have access to used tool so that it is cheaper for me to buy

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  3. Nicholas

    This is to notify you that I will not be renewing my membership subscription this year.
    Please be sure not to automatically re-enroll me. Thank you

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    • Customer Service

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      Jean-WWGOA Video Membership

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  4. John

    I have a specific question involving a 45 degree cut on a compound miter saw and the safest approach to this cut. I would like to get a professionals advise about this.

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    • Customer Service

      Hi John. I’d suggest that you lay the piece flat if possible, rather than standing on edge. Then, open the saw (if you are right handed, have the work piece on the left and pivot the saw to the right) so that you are not pinching the work piece. This will allow you to see what is happening. Beyond that just follow standard miter saw safety procedures. Have a look at this page https://www.wwgoa.com/?s=miter+saw which has lots of miter saw tips and tricks. You may also find something there that helps with your procedure.
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      Paul-Woodworkers Guild of America

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