Safety Strategies The Do-It-Yourself Enthusiast
You will find body parts that should be protected, like the eyes. Using safety goggles or glasses will guard against dust, splinters, filings and grit from going into your eyes. When you are doing work around power tools, safety goggles are one of your most important components of safety equipment. Electric power devices can be very noisy and for your protection and comfort you should use ear plugs or defenders for ears. Long term hearing loss can be avoided if you take the precaution to protect your ears.
It is not easy to sustain good optimal health in fume and particulate saturated environments. Toxins and poisons are present. Elevated structures with scaffolding enclosed by fire retardant blanket. Noise levels that can and most of the time due require hearing protection.
As for the temperature, the average high January temperature is 29F, while the average low is 14F. And while Chicago isn't any windier than other cities (belying its "Windy City" nickname), wind speeds can and do average 8 mph in late summer to 12 mph in spring. Chicago winter tourism experts remind you that wind truly does seem to howl at times in winter if only because it often whips around downtown's skyscrapers in a true frenzy often making safety hearing the chilly temperatures become downright bone rattling!
If you haven't considered Electronic ear protection then this is another option, although the most expensive by a long shot. Electronic devices are fitted into earmuffs which reduce or remove any loud noises. They run off batteries, and are very sophisticated today. Many people who do shooting as a sport wear these, and they are good. At the end of the day ear plugs are just as good as ear muffs and vice versa as long as you use them for the right application.
It is standard to charge the consultation appointment, but prices can vary greatly. Ask the start so that they are not surprised by the total. Run the washing machine when you have a full load of clothes so that you can maximize the efficiency of water use. You do not want to waste water, as this will lead to higher water bills and can cause wear on the machines internal components.
Remember that your wood shop is your area for peace and tranquility, so take your time planning it out efficiently and effectively. A well-organized shop will make your time woodworking more fun and enjoyable and safer.