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ISSUE ARCHIVES

JULY/ AUG 2001
Volume 44 /  Issue 4

IN THIS ISSUE
Project Articles
Butcher Block/ Microwave Oven Table
Gourmet Bird Feeder
Recipe Box and Interlocking Play Logs

DEPARTMENTS
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Owner’s Gallery
Letters from Owners
 
Academy Notes
All About Saw Blades
 
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Service Pointers
Bandsaw Service Pointers
 
Safety Tips
The Safety Caper...

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The Shopsmith Universal Lathe Tool Rest
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Shopsmith, Inc.
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Safety’s
Always
First

It's a gloomy, rainy, chilly night. Water seeping through the basement walls forms streams across the workshop floor. A single, dim light reflects against the power tools, casting shadows of unknown creatures everywhere. Spider-webbed extension cords reaching to the wall and ceiling outlets seem to bring the tools to life. Stain and sawdust mix on the floor, creating a mushy, swamp-like slime...and who knows what's lurking in the mound of dirty, oily shop rags piled-up in the corner.

After a long day in the office, Dr. Practice retires to the shop to unwind and relax. Noting the time on his Rolex, he fires-up the kerosene heater to take the chill off the room. Slowly, he moves toward his bandsaw, standing in a puddle of water, then reaches down to turn on the machine.....STOP RIGHT HERE ! Common sense tells you that Dr. Practice may be a World-class brain surgeon, but he obviously has little or no common sense when it comes to shop safety and is probably in for some big trouble. Here's a guy who could use a few serious lessons in workshop safety !

 

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