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Just about everything you work with is stronger than your skin and bones including the wood itself. With that in mind, think about the fact that the tools that you use to work with the wood are designed to cut, rip, and otherwise tear this wood.

Still on the subject of air safety it is important to make sure that your work area is reasonably well ventilated so that there is face reusable mask filters not a build up of solder fumes where you are working.

#4- After sanding and scraping; you’ll want to make sure all trim and siding parts are secure and without rot. After inspection, you can begin patching any holes and caulking any cracks. make sure to use all exterior rated products.

2). Identify all places where water is likely to come in and have these fixed or sealed. Flooring, ceilings where there is leaking from above, leaks from pipes and water supply and entry points when there are floods are all possible sources. Defective construction and poor workmanship all contribute to the entry of water.

Air ducts cannot be cleaned without tools! So, you will need a ladder, screwdriver (look at duct vents to determine), flashlight, wet/dry vacuum with long hose and soft bristle attachment. Also, you need to wear rubber gloves and face mask (respirator) for safety. You do not want to breathe the contaminants from your air ducts. Once you have the proper cleaning equipment then you must examine the ducts for contamination. First, run your finger along the inside of the ducts. If you see dust on your finger then your ducts are dirty. So, proper tools, training and contamination severity are the first thing you need to determine. Once this is complete you can move forward to the cleaning process.

Turn “on” the vacuum and begin the cleaning process. When cleaning the ducts make sure to clean with ease…..do not clean with force! Use just enough power to break the dust or mold away from the walls of the duct work. Use whatever cleaning pattern works best for you. Be sure to clean all the cracks and crevices (hard to reach places) so you can achieve the best results. You are only going to clean up into the vent so far with the length of hose. So, when there is no more hose to clean with you have gone as far into the duct work as your going to go. This process may take some time!

A wood lathe spins wood at high speed while woodturners stand in front of it. While the wood is supposedly held firmly in place, accidents happen and the wood can fly off the lathe. Unseen cracks and defects in the wood may react to a catch with a tool or merely with the centrifugal force of the turning and fly toward the woodturner’s face. For this reason a face mask should be worn.

These are all common sense approaches to safety in the work shop but it is important to do them. The other power tools as well as hand tools have their own safety requirements and they also should be followed. Safety adds to the enjoyment of the turning and ensures it for a long time to come.