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Below are various woodturning / woodworking industry articles, publications & documents. Our thanks go to the authors for sharing their knowledge & experience.
All are in PDF format and you will need to have Adobe Reader to open them, see the link Below if you have not got Reader installed on your computer.

If any member has an item they would like added to the BWTA Library for the benefit of members please pass it on to the Secretary.

Technical Articles

Rotary Knife Wood Turning

Rotary Knife Tooling

Practical Advise for balancing Rotary Knife Hexagon Tooling

Secretaries Notes (Roger Pugh)

LCTP & Braking

New Noise Regulations Notes

New Fire Safety Regulations

New waste regs 2005

Notes re Safety

Fire Safety

Energy Efficiency

Slips and Falls


HSE information sheets

Wood dust; hazards & precautions

Safe stacking of sawn timber & board materials

Beam panel saws

Noise reduction at band re-saws

Noise enclosure at band re-saws

COSHH and the woodworking industries

Noise reduction at multi spindle planing & moulding machines

Assessment and control of wood dust: use of the dust lamp

noise at woodworking machines

selection of respiratory protection

safe working at woodworking machines

circular saw benches

safe use of hand fed planing machines

safe use of vertical moulding machines

Health risks during furniture stripping

Guarding CNC routers and machining centres

LEV Dust capture at sawing machines

LEV dust capture at fixed belt sanding machines

Rotary Kmife Wood turning Laths

Occupational hygiene and health

Toxic Woods

Safety in the use of narrow bandsaws

safe collection of woodwaste

safe use of power operated cross cut saws

safe use of manually operated cross cut saws

PUWER98 selection of tooling for use with hand fed woodworking machines

Puwer98 retrofitting of braking to woodworking machines

safe use of single end tenoning machines

safe use of four sided moulding machines

Woodnig news issue 27

Woodnig news issue 28

Woodnig news issue 29