Saturday, December 23, 2017

Dolphin Sculpture Scroll Saw Pattern.
This dolphin sculpture is a little over 9 inches tall. It's designed to sit on a shelf but if you enlarged it to ~15 inches it could be hung on the wall.

WEN 3410 3-Speed Air Filtration System video un-boxing and initial thoughts:

As I have gotten older and hopefully wiser I have begun to take safety in the shop more seriously. One aspect of safety in the shop that is often overlooked is air quality. I would venture to guess that the percentage of hobby woodworkers who protect their lungs from dust is pretty low. I hope I'm wrong.

It's all too easy to not put on your dust mask. Well if that's you then it's time to reconsider your priorities. I get email from readers often telling me they have developed serious issues from working unprotected in their workshop. Don't let that be you. The workshop can be a safe place. You just have to make it that way.

I'm guilty of not wearing a mask for every operations I do in the shop. I have also begun to see symptoms from time to time after being in the shop for long periods. My symptoms are coughing and congestion. The coughing can take a day or two to go away. MDF and certain species of hard woods are particularly troublesome for me. I am going to be more thoughtful of using my dust mask.

I also decided to update my air filtration from my shop. In this video I will un-box  and give my initial thoughts of the WEN 3410. 

Not only does air filtration help protect your lungs but it keeps your shop cleaner. Let's take a look.

I received the WEN Air Filtration system today. I spent a little time in the shop getting it installed and checked out. This short video will show you how it went.

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Don't get left out.

Stephen over at Bear Woods is in the Christmas Spirit.
He wants to have three winners for this months giveaway. 
Each winner will receive their choice of
a $25 gift certificate.

I'm feeling the spirit also so I will double that offer.
I will give a Bear Woods $25 gift certificate to each winner also.
That's $50 worth of goodies from Bear Woods.

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