by: www.OfficeJax.Has.It The online surplus outlet store home and office desks partitions furniture ps3 bicycles jewelry diecast models and collectables
We would like to thank the local libraries, schools, and universities for recommending students to visit us when doing research on any of our information topics.
Woodworking: Protection When Working With Wood - Ignoring Could Potentially Harm Your Health Or Kill
Woodworking: Basic Safety Tips
Woodworking can be a dangerous undertaking if you are not careful and choose to disregard safety guidelines. A circular saw, router, or other piece of power equipment can disfigure and even kill if not used properly. Even hand tools, which must be extremely sharp to provide best results, can cause serious injuries. In addition, the sawdust and fumes from wood can be harmful to the lungs if inhaled on a regular basis, especially if the wood was harvested from an orchard or tree farm where pesticides were used to control insects.
Fortunately, the advances in equipment and safety products have made it much more easy to have a safe working environment. Many tools come with built-in safety features like blade guards or emergency shut off switches. Other items such as feather boards and bench dogs can be made or purchased very inexpensively. And other parts of woodworking safety don't cost a thing, but draw instead on practice and common sense.
There are several key aspects of safety when it comes to woodworking, and they apply whether you have an advanced shop with many different power tools or are working with basic hand tools in your basement or den.
A good pair or safety glasses should be on everyone's list of safety equipment and should be used any time you will be cutting or removing wood with force or power tools. A quality pair of glasses will cost around $12 and could last you your entire life if properly cared for and put away when not in use. Those who need vision correction can even purchase safety classes with bifocal inserts in different strengths for under $20.
Earplugs work well, earmuffs work even better, and a combination of the two is ideal when working with loud equipment that produces sound in the high decibel range. Earplugs cost just pennies, and a set of earmuffs runs about $15. You can get them with a radio and antenna built in for around $50.
A work area with good ventilation will help, but even if you are working in an open area, you will be breathing in the dust if you are standing over the machine while it cuts the wood. If you plan to do a lot of cutting, drilling or sanding, it is best to have a machine that keeps the particles away from your face and prevents you from breathing them in.
There are several methods available, with the most basic being a dust mask. These lightweight masks made of filtering materials fit over your nose and mouth and are typically held in place by a rubber band. Innovative designs improve breathing and deter fogging of safety glasses. A box of 10 high quality dust masks costs around $10. They do not filter out toxic materials with fumes.
You can also purchase a dust collection system or respirator that you wear on your head or strap on your body. These systems are battery powered and allow you to move around freely. Some people feel that they are uncomfortable and impair vision, but they can be a critical way to protect your long-term health if you plan to spend a lot of time woodworking. Prices range from $50 for a basic system to over $250 for a system that also has head and eye protection.
Another option for dust collection is to use a localized unit that mounts under your worktable, saw, or other equipment and plugs into an outlet. They range from $50 to $250 depending on size, power, filtration system and other factors. A complete shop dust collection system, with a 1- horse motor and large dust ports averages around $300.
Control Your Environment
In addition, good lighting will help you to see your work (and your fingers) better. Positional lighting such as a shop lamp will allow you to move around more and to direct the lighting exactly where it is needed.
Try to find an area where people will not be coming in and out. This is for your safety as for theirs, and is especially important when children are present. Be sure to unplug your equipment when you are done working and put away dangerous items such as utility knives and saw blades.
Avoid clothing that hangs loose, including long sleeves or apron strings. Long hair should be pulled back as well. Most power tools have a rotary motion that can grab and wrench a loose piece of fabric or strand of hair. Even if you are just making one cut or a quick drill hole, all it takes is one second for things to go bad. If you get in the habit of following these steps every time, you will develop good safety skills.
As one woodworking expert described, "Safety is like using your turn signal. If you do it every time you go to make a turn, even if it's just going out of the driveway, then you will remember to do it in every situation, especially when it counts the most."
But don't get so comfortable with your work and surroundings that you forget to think about what you are doing. Even though you may have done the same technique many times before, it is important to be conscious of the motions you are making and the movement of the tools.
One other environmental factor mentioned by several of the woodworkers was to have a phone nearby in case an accident does occur and you need to call for help. If you use a portable phone, be sure to put it in the same spot each time so you can go directly to it if needed. It is also a good idea to keep a first aid kit in your work area, just in case.
Take Your Time
Don't force a saw cut. If a blade gets hung up, back it out and start over. Also, wait for a tool to stop completely before taking your eye off of it or moving it away from the wood. Most drills, saws and other power tools take a few seconds to quit spinning after the power is stopped.
If a task feels uncomfortable, don't do it. You might get a tiny jitter in your belly the first time you start up the circular saw or feel the screw tighten down as you drill, and this is normal. But if you are overly apprehensive and can't hold your materials firmly or concentrate on what you are doing, back off and take a few breaths or find someone to help you with that particular step.
Another important aspect of woodworking safety is to know your tools and use them appropriately and safely. To learn more please refer to the newly published "Woodworking Beginner's Guide" mentioned at the end of this article. It describes many tools that beginners are likely to need and offers information about how to use and care for them.
Copyright © 2005 by Ferhat Gul. All rights reserved. You may redistribute this article in its unedited entirety, including this resource box, with all hyperlinked URLs kept intact. Ferhat Gul is the publisher of the brand-new "Woodworking Beginner's Guide - Tips From Experienced Woodworkers to Help You Get Started", made just for people who love woodworking. This comprehensive, yet compact woodworking introduction for beginners is easy to read and helps to save time, money and effort.
MORE RESOURCES updated Sat. April / 10 / 2021
With Time to Pursue New Hobbies, 6 in 10 Have 'Leveled Up' – And 40% Think They'll Make Money From it - Good News Network
With Time to Pursue New Hobbies, 6 in 10 Have 'Leveled Up' – And 40% Think They'll Make Money From it Good News Network
This co-founder quit corporate life in her early 20s. Now she’s running her own online knitting store - CNBC
This co-founder quit corporate life in her early 20s. Now she’s running her own online knitting store CNBC
New Hobby Lobby location will open Wednesday Zanesville Times Recorder
Nation’s largest craft retailer begins hiring for new Boise store at former Shopko - Idaho Statesman
HEALTH CARE HEROES: Jo Ann Orr - Louisville Business First Louisville Business First
Roberta Drake 1940-2021 | News, Sports, Jobs Youngstown Vindicator
Roberta "Bobbie" (Snyder) Drake - Obituary - Mahoning Valley Mahoning Matters
Johnson new regional editor - Lowndes Signal Lowndessignal
Growing Mushrooms at Home is Everyone's New Pandemic Hobby Good News Network
SHOP TALK: Great books, stats and other helpful news for homeowners The Florida Times-Union
Elon students turn hobbies, passions into small businesses Elon News Network
Prince George and Princess Charlotte have taken up one of the Queen's favourite hobbies - Cosmopolitan UK
Prince George and Princess Charlotte have taken up one of the Queen's favourite hobbies Cosmopolitan UK
Five things young people can do after becoming Eagle Scouts Scouting Magazine
5 Ideas For Your New Bonus Room | News | wfmz.com WFMZ Allentown
Wausau area obituaries Apr. 9, 2021 wausaupilotandreview.com
ANIMAL CONNECTION: Volunteer Spotlight: Peggy Miller | Features | postandcourier.com - Charleston Post Courier
ANIMAL CONNECTION: Volunteer Spotlight: Peggy Miller | Features | postandcourier.com Charleston Post Courier
Top 10 Best Balsa Wood Blocks 2021 – Bestgamingpro Best gaming pro
Brenda C. Walsh | Obituaries | thedailynewsonline.com The Daily News Online
Top 10 Best Folding Books With Dates 2021 – Bestgamingpro Best gaming pro
Could our year of crafting revive the craft of building? Building Design
Arabic YouTube Kids app launched in Mena The National
Shirley A. Vesey, Champion, Ohio WKBN.com
Belinda Gail North May, 65 - Harlan Enterprise Harlan Enterprise
Fairford and Lechlade news: Christmas shop takeover and community centre to reopen - Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard
Fairford and Lechlade news: Christmas shop takeover and community centre to reopen Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard
Happening around Delta: week of April 8 – North Delta Reporter North Delta Reporter
Top 10 Best Brightech Table Lamps 2021 – Bestgamingpro Best gaming pro
Perry County Obituaries - April 10, 2021 pennlive.com
CLL and Stress: How to Manage Healthline
Nora Lynne Prom, 42 Jackson County Pilot
Most Popular Lockdown Hobbies for Women Revealed | News Craft Business
7 Quarantine-Friendly Hobbies to Try Right Now Real Simple
Vintage vibe: Marigold Sol is latest business to bloom on Akron's Kenmore Boulevard - Akron Beacon Journal
Vintage vibe: Marigold Sol is latest business to bloom on Akron's Kenmore Boulevard Akron Beacon Journal
Get your crochet hooks, paintbrushes, scrapbooks, and creativity ready: Hobby Lobby opens soon - Progress Index
Get your crochet hooks, paintbrushes, scrapbooks, and creativity ready: Hobby Lobby opens soon Progress Index
Local hobby and craft specialists seeing uptick in consumer interest Charleston Gazette-Mail
How To Survive Bullying The Good Men Project
The News Journal Fourteen candidates for May Day Queen and Tiny Queen announced – The News Journal - The News Journal
The News Journal Fourteen candidates for May Day Queen and Tiny Queen announced – The News Journal The News Journal
How do you develop a new hobby that you actually want to maintain? The Globe and Mail
30 Best Hobbies for Women - Creative Activities to Fill Your Free Time - GoodHousekeeping.com - GoodHousekeeping.com
30 Best Hobbies for Women - Creative Activities to Fill Your Free Time - GoodHousekeeping.com GoodHousekeeping.com
50 Hobbies for Men You Can Start at Home The Trend Spotter
11 unique at-home craft ideas to see you through quarantine, creatively goodhousekeeping.com
Hobbies keep us entertained, relieve stress during pandemic HollandSentinel.com
Hobby Lobby To Discontinue 40% Off Coupon Curtis Tucker
Crafting new hobbies to get through 2020 INQUIRER.net
Michaels Draws Buyout Interest From Private Equity The New York Times
Creative workshops see boost in numbers as people pick up new hobbies in lockdown - South West Londoner
Creative workshops see boost in numbers as people pick up new hobbies in lockdown South West Londoner
Sign artist The Happy Gilder Norwich Eastern Daily Press
Meet the Chief Financial Officers – Oswego County Business Magazine - Oswego County Business Magazine
Meet the Chief Financial Officers – Oswego County Business Magazine Oswego County Business Magazine
Endangered Crafts and the Destinations Keeping Them Alive The New York Times
Widen Your Horizons: Hobby & Craft Books 2020 Publishers Weekly
Top 10 Best Freeman Tools 2021 – Bestgamingpro Best gaming pro
Tiny Box Launches New Website as Customers Turn Craft Hobbies Into Businesses | News - Craft Business
The rise of yarn crafts during the pandemic Miami Student
The Top 5 DIY Trends, According to Michaels BobVila.com
Interesting Hobbies to Try in 2021 That Will Benefit Your Life Morocco World News
Detroitisit - Looking for an Exciting New Hobby in Detroit? Submerge Yourself into the City Culture - Detroitisit
Detroitisit - Looking for an Exciting New Hobby in Detroit? Submerge Yourself into the City Culture Detroitisit