OSHA and Combustible Dust Topped Week's Wood Industry Stories The fire that destroyed Wagner Hardwood Lumber's Owego, NY mill was the most viewed report this week. But OSHA action regarding combustible dust at two other locations - a report stating a wood pellet plant dust explosion in Rhode Island was preventable, and a fine for a Homerville, GA lumber mill for layers of dust - should have woodworking plant managers on their toes. 

Rules regarding combustible dust as a source of explosions are still fluid. But OSHA citations regarding the presence of combustible dust as a potential danger to employees may be on the rise. 

Also popular was Jimmy Fallon's stage set. Here are the week's most viewed wood industry reports:

Wagner Hardwood Lumber fire

Wagner Hardwood Lumber Mill Hit by Massive Fire
By Bill Esler | Posted: February 27, 2014 - 6:10 AM
Wagner Lumber's Owego, NY mill was hit by a massive fire. The blaze drew 17 area firefighting companies. A fireman's helmet webcam shows the destruction at one of the largest hardwood lumber mills in the Northeast U.S.


OSHA ComDust Firefight Guide

OSHA Cites Lumber Firm for Combustible Dust as Hazard
By Bill Esler | Posted: February 27, 2014 - 8:54 PM
Violations of lock-out tag-out rules, exposure of employees to electrical shock and other hazards were listed by OSHA in a citation against Dupont Yard, a lumber mill. Notably, combustible dust accumulation of more than 1/8-inch was listed as a safety and health hazard.


Eccentric hinge

Video: How To Create Eccentric Hinge To Clear Wide Space
Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: February 24, 2014 - 8:32 PM
How to create a linkage hinge - an eccentric hinge construction that clears a box. It originated on a German tool box. The woodworker shows how to replicate it.


Fine Woodworking Design Behind Jimmy Fallon's Manhattan
By Matt Schumake | Posted: March 5, 2014 - 8:30 AM
Fine woodworking design is one of the many changes Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers have brought to late night television in the past few weeks.

FS Tool

‘Bit’ of Cutting Tool Knowledge for Woodworking
By Karen Koenig | Posted: March 5, 2014 - 12:14 PM
Read what experts says about bit & tool holder developments and their impact on the production of quality wood products.

‘Bit’ of Cutting Tool Knowledge for Woodworking

By Karen Koenig | Posted: March 5, 2014 - 12:14 PM

Read what experts says about bit & tool holder developments and their impact on the production of quality wood products.

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4 AXYZ furniture printing

4 AXYZ On-Demand Furniture Printing Technology
By Bill Esler | Posted: February 26, 2014 - 11:10 AM
3D printing of real wood furniture is in the offing, says 4 AXYZ, a start-up that has developed a proprietary process for producing high quality, real-wood products formed from solid wood.

Godar Furniture Birch Plywood Coat Rack Kickstart Marketing
By Bill Esler | Posted: February 22, 2014 - 2:32 PM
Godar Furniture's Justin Godar launched a Kickstarter campaign to market his Sutro birch plywood coatrack - modeled after San Francisco's famous utility tower. His effort is an excellent step in marketing. And CR Onsrud gets a nice plug, too.

12 years a slave woodworking

Top Wood Worker Academy Award Winner: 12 Years a Slave
By Bill Esler | Posted: March 3, 2014 - 3:06 PM
In the powerful personal saga, '12 Years a Slave,' 19th century practices in saw mills, woodworking and carpentry are revealed along the road to a much larger story.

Look at Wood in Computer Design as Apple's Mac Turns 30
By Matt Schumake | Posted: January 30, 2014 - 10:59 PM
As Apple celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh computer, we look at the model that started the home computer revolution and the role woodworkers played in making it happen.

inferno wood pellets

Wood Pellet Plant Dust Explosion Was Preventable: OSHA
By Rich Christianson | Posted: March 5, 2014 - 2:35 PM
A combustible wood dust explosion and fire that injured a worker at Inferno Wood Pellet Inc. was "preventable," according to Patrick Griffin, area director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's office in Rhode Island.

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