Flying monkey plaque

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This plaque is made of Monkey Pod. It’s a project that no one wants to make. The circular indentation explains how it was made on a table saw without the riving knife. This plaque now hangs in my shop so I know not to make another one. I was saved by standing to the side of the saw so it just scratched my right side. Lesson learned and shared.

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#1 posted 941 days ago

i’ve made a few of these myself

but never knew they were plaques

i just cut off the bad
and thin them down

for the next project

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 941 days ago

Glade you’re ok Will! Close one, be safe!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#3 posted 941 days ago

Yikes that’s a big board – that would have done some real damage had it hit you. I’m glad you’re okay and have learned a valuable lesson. Whew – don’t know if you believe in angles – but someone was looking out for you.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#4 posted 941 days ago

Been there, but a little over to the left and caught the plaque in my stomach, left a nice 3/4 in shaped bruise from the corner, now I stand a little farther to the right and pay more attention to where my fingers are at all times. Play safe.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

#5 posted 940 days ago

OOOO, I have one of these too. Actually I have three of them, from three different saws, and three different user errors (it wasn’t the saw’s fault.) I learned the third time that I shouldn’t be operating a table saw…..

It’s part of the reason my table saw stuff is up for sale.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#6 posted 940 days ago

Funny how when you lose your respect for tools, or get a little careless, that they have a way to get your attention again. Glad your OK. Made a few of those back in the days of the cabinetshop. Not sure which is worse, the heavy thick ones that beat you to death, or the piece of 1/4” plywood that slices you like meat! Not much fun either way!

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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#7 posted 938 days ago

My dear dear Betsy
Angles are here whether we believe or not.
Angels on the other hand may or may not exist. (on earth that is)

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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#8 posted 888 days ago

I’m glad it changed the board not your life,

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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will delaney

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#9 posted 888 days ago

Thanks Phil! It did change the way I use my tablesaw.

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#10 posted 863 days ago

Glad you’re undamaged.
I had to look monkey pod up.
Wow, it can be some amazing looking wood !!

I am getting so bored of oak.

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#11 posted 610 days ago

I knew exactly what is was when I saw it, pun intended. Be careful.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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