As the owner of this Web site, I am committed to respecting and protecting your privacy as a visitor. Please do not be offended by the harsh tone of this document. Very little of it applies to normal visitors and is directed largely towards people who would attempt to abuse the site.
As a user of this site, you agree to be legally bound by this document. If you do not agree with this policy, you are free to direct your web browser elsewhere.
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Web Cookies and Advertising
If you have questions or concerns about web cookies and how they can impact your personal privacy, I highly recommend the resources at AllAboutCookies.org. Included there are instructions for managing cookies on most modern browsers.
Third Party Links
This site and the computer equipment on which it runs are my private property. I have zero tolerance toward spammers or so-called hackers. Your activities on the site are being monitored manually by me personally and by an assortment of off-the-shelf and custom automated tools. Malicious behaviour of any kind will get you banned from the site, sometimes without warning, depending on the severity of the infraction. Scanning for site exploits, misbehaving bots, malicious URL manipulation, attempts to alter content that you did not personally create on the site, attempts to inject malware links or unsolicited bulk email into the blog or simply link spamming — all will get you banned. Bans will generally be temporary, however I reserve the right to permanently ban repeat offenders by blocking their IP address or entire subnet and if applicable, locking their account on the system.
This is a family friendly site. That means that I also have zero tolerance towards bullying, trolling, foul language or content of a sexual nature.
Essentially if you are respectful to other people and are sincere in your interests about woodworking and/or writing, I'm happy to welcome you.
Health And Safety
From time to time photographs may appear on this site which show various pieces of workshop equipment in use. Know that the safety guards have been removed for photography only so that you can clearly see the techniques or work in question. You should never operate workshop equipment without the manufacturer's safety guards and personal safety equipment in place. This includes, but is not limited to guards over spinning blades, push sticks, dust collector, safety glasses or full face shield, respirator and environmental air cleaner. Ensure that you remove all jewelry and don't have any loose clothing which could get caught and drag you into running machinery. Read the manufacturers instructions before using any equipment and understand the basic principles of workshop safety with regard to any equipment you are using.
As the owner of this site, I am not responsible for your actions in the workshop, nor is anyone who posts advice, photographs or other content on this site. By using this site, you assume full responsibility for your own actions. You should not believe everything you read on the Internet nor necessarily act on it.
All content on this site is protected under a Creative Commons License.
Changes To This Document
If you have any questions about this policy document, please feel free to inquire by clicking on the Contact link at the top of this page.
This document was last updated on March 3, 2012