Wood Club Rules and Regulations
Wood shop Wednesdays General rules
Always Wear Safety Equipment
Dust masks and eye protection must be worn in woodshop at all times
Ear protection is highly recommended. NO MUSIC HEADPHONES OR EARBUDS
Wear Appropriate Clothing
No loose clothing. Keep hair pulled back. No open toed shoes
Avoid Drugs and Alcohol
No drugs or alcohol while in the shop
Disconnect Power BEFORE changing blades
Turning on a tool on while changing blades DOES happen.
Use Sharp Blades and Bits
Dull bits or blades are dangerous when forced to cut
Always Check for Nails, Screws, and Other Metal
Metal not only damages blades and bit but can cause bodily harm
Always Work Against the Cutter
Cutting blades are designed to cut the opposite way they are rotating
Never Reach Over a Blade to Remove Cut-Offs
Reaching over any spinning put you in serious danger
Never lose eye contact with your work when using tools. Even for a millisecond.
No dust making machines in assembly room
Assembly room is not the woodshop. Make a mess in there
Use push sticks / fences and mitre gauges
Keep your fingers away from the blades. Let them cut wood instead
Follow machine safety and operation instructions
Don’t know? Ask. Never use a tool for anything it is not intended for.
Report damaged or missing tools
We know tools break and get lost. Let us know so we can keep the shop in working order.
No tool lending
This is not a tool lending library. Keep tools in the woodworking area for everyone
Limit your tool time
Don’t hoard tool time. When shop is full limit single tool use to 30 minutes. Give everyone a chance
No open door policy
If your friends are not a part of a wood shop organization they cannot come in and help. They may sign up to join and go through orientation course
This is not your place of business
No commercial production in the woodshop
We have limited space. Keep your name, phone number and date on your projects. Update the information as you work on them. Anything not updated will become the communities property to use as needed after 1 month for members or 5 days after membership expires
Keep floors clear
of debris, cords and tools. Clean as you work.
Clean your workspace. Clean your neighbors work space.
Put your work in storage area
Put the tools back where you found them.
Dust off all hand and power tools before returning to cabinet
Dust off all work tables and stationary power tools
Sweep the floors in both the woodshop and assembly space. If you’re really nice sweep beyond these areas as well
Unplug the compressor
Lock the tool cabinets
Life rule: Always leave things better than you found them
Have fun and be safe