The Woodworking Club Board prepared coronavirus specific rules for operating the woodshop that would help maximize the safety of club members using the shop. Those rules were submitted to the SCOV Board of Directors and the SCOV General Manager. Upon their review and approval of those rules, the shop was allowed to reopen. Click here to read the rules that are now in effect. Keep in mind these rules are not optional.
Club members are reminded that it is your responsibility to assess the risks presented to you by using the shop. If you feel it is not safe to use the shop or have any preexisting conditions that may put you and others at risk, stay away. If you have any questions, call or email a club officer. They are listed with the club article in the Tipster.
****2020 Club Dues Are Way Past Due Now!**** If you had not paid your dues prior to the coronavirus shut-down, be sure to pay them as soon as the shop reopens to retain your ability to work in the shop and use the equipment. If you wish to terminate your club membership, please inform one of the club officers so your name can be removed from the membership list. No Cash Please. Pay By CHECK Only!
Working With Small Parts Safely-or-How To Keep All Your Fingers
Many of our members make toys for Seniors For Kids, grandchildren, to add something to a collection or just for the fun of making something nice that doesn’t require lots of expensive materials. That is a short list of the pros of making toys and other small items. The cons are that these small items require the making of small parts that tend to bring one’s body parts very close to spinning blades and cutters with the potential of causing life-altering injuries. It is possible, though, to cut, plane and sand small parts safely and accurately if methods are used that will keep hands out of harms way. Those of us who have little experience in making small parts have resources in the shop to help us. Those resources are members who have experience and knowledge in this area. Ask questions; get their help. There is also some great information on the internet (YouTube) on the subject. On this website's Links For Learning page, there are several links that are well worth checking out. They are: