Its been a while since I’ve been able to post (I never did get a chance to photograph the joints I’m making, yet).
Had some interesting experiences with my power tools and in light of what I’ve been reading here I am considering myself extremely lucky. I experienced my first jointer kickback and I now realize how tremendously lucky I was not to suffer a lot more for my inattention. Next time I’m in the shop I am placing large warning stickers 6 inches either side of the jointer blades.
I gained a lot more respect for the undivided attention the router requires to safely use it as I had a router bit work loose as I was half-lapping away. I’ve come to the conclusion I must pay far more attention to what I am doing than I was previously and I consider my self very fortunate to have had both of these events with out any bloodshed. I hope Phildo’s recovery is going well and I’ve have a small inkling of how scary it must have been.
-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2