Woodworking Safety Day 2013 (Video)
Today is May the 4th and, just reading that aloud, you can imagine some of the Star Wars-related jokes that often occur around this time each year. Now, the 1st of May for this year was known as Woodworking Safety Day. It’s very similar to the Safety Week we’ve had for the last few years. I can’t remember whether I even wrote a blog post for this in 2012 but this year, I knew that I wanted to make a video that was perhaps a little different to what the average woodworking enthusiast might be planning.
I wouldn’t like to claim that my video or its content is an entirely original concept but I chose to focus on the sliding compound mitre saw. This video also covers a couple of common maintenance questions for the Makita LS1013 that frequently brings traffic to this blog. I am my usually nervous, anxious self for the most part but I end this 23-minute film with two short tales of personal experiences where my health and/or safety has been compromised…
As always, comments and feedback are always welcome. Before I end this post, I’d like to share with you an interesting video I found on improving a mitre saw purchased at the lower-end of the market…
This one appeared as a ‘related video’ alongside my own this morning and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I don’t need to make such modifications to my own saw but I do like the mitre cutting-jig idea, as I’m planning to make a small picture frame, very soon (once I’ve finished those chopping boards…).
I’ll have another blog post for you over the weekend as I’ve been busy repairing the 6x6ft fence panel that blew down, erm, three-months ago! There’s more to come on that and, if you’re really lucky, I’ll have the second instalment of my latest cutting boards series as well!
Stay safe in your workshop and enjoy your weekend! 🙂