You may have seen this video already, but it is a good reminder to practice safety whenever turning, especially green wood.
If you have had the opportunity to turn on a lathe that has reverse capability you may have discovered how the sanding process can be improved in reverse. Some of you can get a beautiful finish with just your skew (Eric!) but most of us still have to sand. There are a few folks who [...]
This month we are having our first Mini-Symposium of 2012. We have a great lineup of demonstrators from our club. Take a look at the list below and be prepared to learn something new that you can take back to your own shop.
Please don’t forget that at every Mini-Symposium Andy Firpo has a safety [...]
This account and image of an horrific injury resulting from careless use of a rotary carver was forwarded to many woodworking clubs. We have posted it here also to make sure as many people as possible have seen it to emphasize that safety comes first. The original author has provided his permission to re-post.
A recent article in USA Today reported on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) look into table saw safety. According to the CPSC there are 10 finger amputations a day from table saw use. The head of the CPSC says she will call on the power-tool industry and safety standards group to find out why [...]
The Northeast Florida Woodturners Association (Jaxturners) have posted videos of their latest meeting demonstration. In this demonstration Bob Hunt starts with a discussion of turning safety, sandpaper and techniques for sanding deep hollow forms.
Here is the first of the four videos. You can see them all on the Jaxturners YouTube Channel.
Yesterday’s post about the tragic accident involving turner Joan Kelly is a reminder to make sure you follow all safety procedures when turning. The following are safety guidelines published by the AAW:
1. Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses that include side protectors. Use a full faceshield for bowl, vessel or any turning involving [...]
Just read this sad report about an experienced woodturner and demonstrator who had a serious accident May 4th while at her lathe. Joan Kelly was turning a large cedar bowl blank on her lathe. Something happened that caused the blank to shatter and Joan was struck in the face and forehead. Her husband quickly called [...]
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