#32: Let's Talk Woodworking & Welding Shop Safety

In this episode, Johnny, James, and Zack talk shop safety in the woodworking and metalworking shop. Push sticks, fire hazards, PPE, and more! Enjoy. 

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What are we working on?

  • Zack: Cam from instagram, shirt from Breclaimed, New dog, chairs, industrial desk, table design, Overgripping
  • Johnny: Arts and Crafts Dining Chairs, put out Rustic Bathroom Vanity video
  • James: Saw bench and work bench and buying old tools

Show Topic: Shop Safety


  • Zack: Table saw, Router, slivers, blacksmithing…,loose PPE/welding,thumb swinging hammer
  • Johnny: Dust collection, eye protection, respirator, put tools away, reduce clutter, SawStop.
  • James: SLOW DOWN. have respect for tools you know and fear the ones you don’t.

Q&A / After Show:

Tom Ferone: "I have a small Bernzomatic torch. Uses map and O2. Have not used yet. Nervous about lighting right and shutting it off with out the flame backing into the handle. Any tips Zach?"

Joke of the week

Scott Curtis: "How do lumberjacks get fired? They get the ax!"

What’s new/what are we watching/reading?

Favorite tool/product this week?

  • Zack: 9-½ block plane
  • Johnny: Roubo Workbench!
  • James: Saw vice


Jay Bates Push Stick : https://jayscustomcreations.com/2014/03/the-best-push-stick-ever-invented/

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