Woodworker Safety Week 2010

This past week was the annual Woodworkers Safety Week, and The Wood Whisperer has posted inviting anyone to tell about their “close calls”. The idea being that we can all learn from someone’s else’s lesson.

Here’s my “closest call” to date:

While still fairly new at woodworking, my closest call was a near kickback. A couple of years ago, I made the rookie mistake of trying to crosscut a piece of oak on my table saw with my miter gauge… and the fence. I felt the wood starting to pinch and kick back. Luckily I was able to prevent it, and shut off the saw with my knee.

Lesson learned!

Happy Safety Week to all.

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