|Project by nayo||posted 02-03-2014 12:48 AM||1441 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
So a friend asked me to do a magazine holder. being that i wanted to try mortise and tenon joints i decided to take this path with this little project. My dad was telling me that he used to do this joint only with hand tools, so i thought that it will be not that difficult.
i had all the pieces cut and was ready to glue them up, then i noticed a little crack in one of the pieces, as i did not want to do another one(even tough i had the set up already on my little table saw) i tried to fix it by making a cut on said piece using the table saw and then glue a little piece of wood. then i proceed to do the cut about five inches long by 1/8 wide. as i did not find a piece that fits i decided to cut a piece of 6×4x1/2 to get that width, the problem is the saw has a big opening and lazy me did not want to put a little piece of ply underneath as my dad always tell me to do.
so i was almost done with it when the piece went under the table saw and as i was not using a push stick, BAM! it got a little of my left thumb, not much but that was really a close call.
that was on Tuesday of last week and still hurts so much that i can not do pretty much(i am lefty)
so, don’t be lazy like me and always take all the precautions that you can so all your projects don’t have an additional story to tell.
this is the damage one day after: http://imgur.com/FxfsucZ
back to the magazine holder. i was able to finished and from far away does not look that bad, there were a couple of gaps in the joints but were fixed by my dad. my friend wanted stained as in my country if is not stained, it is not monogamy, don’t ask me why, but here natural looking wood is not the norm. sadly.
anyway thanks for reading and always be safe.