2. Dado Jig for Exact-Width Stock
3. Ear protection: Exposure to noisy equipment, particularly for long periods of time, can cause hearing loss. Ear plugs and/or ear muffs should be available in the woodshop and used by anyone in the shop when appropriate.
Getting a Handle on Two Kinds of Dust
3. Routing Table Sliding Top
When planning out the placement of your other tools and machinery, not only will you want them placed in a logical order that flows with your work processes, but you’ll also want to ensure that you leave plenty of clear space around each piece of machinery, to give yourself plenty of room to work in. This will help create a safe and pleasant workspace.
Plan the layout of your workshop carefully, keeping in mind that a well designed workshop will make your work more efficient, make your workshop a safer place and will also make it a more pleasant place to complete any project.
For making desks to cabinets to jigs and fixtures, there isn’t really another tool that is as flexible as the router and the router table. From making slots in wood to putting fancy bevels on desktops to just cutting out a unique shape, the router handles these tasks with ease.
Stickley wasn’t just a furniture maker; he facied himself a designer and architect as well. And others agreed. I picture this man as strong-willed and very opinionated.
If you’re starting to design your layout for your woodshop, you’ll want to take a look at how you arrange all of your tools and machinery. In general, woodworking projects follow the same basic process from start to finish. The details for each project change, but the general process remains constant. Design your layout to work with this general process, and you’ll be able to easily move from one step to the next in a well-thought out and logical order.
Do you have a woodworking business where you build furniture, or other similar items? Have you ever given thought of the debris left behind that you sometimes inhale? If not, then perhaps you should, because your overall health could be riding on it. It’s not healthy to breathe in those fumes and airborne allergens, due to the fact that these particles can be the culprits of unnecessary illnesses or worse yet, diseases. That’s why a Woodshop Air Filtration System is an excellent idea for any business working around lumber, wood or even metal shavings and swarf.