Honestly, there is a very slim chance that you will discharge on your computer, you working on smooth plywood you should be safe. If you are still afraid that something my happen purchase a anti-static wristband.
I dont really want to purchase a wrist strap. I would like to use the method of touching the case every so often. My case only has the cd drive installed and it is completely painted. Can I still discharge myself with it?
Okay, thats fine. You said you were working on plywood, just touch your air vent (from your home) every 5 minutes or so, and you should be fine. I know how the fear of damaging your brand new purchase can feel, but static discharge is very unlike to happen unless your working in a carpeted area, or very dry conditions.
Airvent? I live in Alaska. I dont have airvents. would touching a painted metal surface work? because like I said, my case and most metal things in my house, are completely painted.
That blind sided me... my best friend is from alaska!
You can always touch your wall-outlet (the metal part round it, not inside of it) and that should discharge you.
ahh okay. Ill do that. Im going to rub my head on the carpet and then touch the outlet to make sure it works.
Best answer selected by peter379.
This time of year up there should not be a big issue. You would only want to really worry in the winter when the air is dry.