Originally Posted by HUSKY
ALWAYs wear eye protection and breathing filters when turninf and sanding wood. Some of it can make you quite sick.
Particularly exotics. Turned a very small piece of Rosewood without a mask on figuring it was so small thare wouldn't be a problem - I was wrong. Spent 3 days with my lungs on fire.
Also, don't forget to remove any rings and NEVER wear any loose clothing or gloves around your lathe, drill press and table saw.