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David Freed

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02-02-2009 12:02 AM

I wonder if this guy is still alive.

-- David, Southern Indiana

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#1 posted 02-02-2009 06:55 AM

I cannot believe that someone would be that proud of such a bonehead technique. I have done a few unsafe things in my life but I certainly didn’t record for all of humanity.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#2 posted 02-02-2009 06:47 PM

the most dangerous thing in that video is where his daughter was if you saw her in the beginning….. in the line of kickback fire.

it almost looked in the video however, as if he were using the fence and miter gauge simultaneously.

the bucket balancing act could have turned into a surprise too…

(perhaps i’m giving this guy the benefit of the doubt), but i got the impression that the exercise he was doing was for diagnostic purposes….. the motor runs fine now… the starting cap needs replacement.

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#3 posted 02-02-2009 07:24 PM

I saw the whole fence and mitergauge thing too… oh man! That is actually very funny if it were not so unsafe, its like using tablesaws in the third world or something…

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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#4 posted 02-02-2009 07:39 PM

You think this one is dangerous? Check this one out.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#5 posted 02-02-2009 07:42 PM

That video is an awesome example of what keeps me busy everyday at work. The only thing that was missing was an open beer sitting on the table.Stupidity and alcohol are my best 2 friends and they will keep me coming back time after time.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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#6 posted 02-02-2009 07:46 PM

Looks like we have a couple of prime candidates for the Darwin awards.

These fish are definitely swimming in the shallow end of the gene pool!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 02-02-2009 08:15 PM

I wonder if anyone has talked to this guy about his video actuall both of them.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 02-02-2009 08:58 PM

I don’t think I could make myself do this if I was dead drunk.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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#9 posted 02-02-2009 09:12 PM

his video of ‘framing a house’ by himself is even more frightening when he uses the circular-saw with his hand in line of the blade….

and yes- check al the comments people posted on his videos…. they are all negative.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Tom Landon

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#10 posted 02-02-2009 09:40 PM

Those clips were enlightening but you have to check this one out:

I think some of these guys might have worked for me once :-)

-- Tom Landon, Lakeland, Fl. When you're through learning, you're through.

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#11 posted 02-02-2009 10:14 PM

What. The. $#%@?

Seriously, was that guitar one homemade? There is a reason why no one will manufacture a saw like that!

-- He said wood...

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John Ormsby

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#12 posted 02-02-2009 11:16 PM

Actually, I use shaper cutters and saw blades on a shaper spindle for cutting tenons and certain shapes. The difference is that we use proper guards for protection. I have a 9” diameter tenon cutter that can be used horizontally on the shaper or vertically on the saw arbor. It is common. The cutters are designed for these purposes. They are safe to use with proper safety precautions. The video of the guy making guitars comes form southern Brazil. I have seen many wood shops there and can attest to the unsafe practices. Most of their saw do not even raise or lower. They actually sell saw pillow block shafts that are attached to a wooden top and some legs. Power it up with a motor and pulley and you have a saw. Most shops operate this way.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#13 posted 02-03-2009 11:14 PM

Aside from the fact that I can no longer stand on one leg and do anything with the other, if I tried any of these tricks – they would probably be my last.

We need to have a group prayer session for these guys who have never had shop safety classes.

-- Making Sawdust Safely

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#14 posted 02-04-2009 10:50 PM

I hope that he has made many videos of himself. They may be the only memory his daughter will have of him. Vey few school systems have shop classes anymore – this certainly helps to keep the emergency rooms busy.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#15 posted 02-04-2009 11:13 PM

well theres an old saying you learn something new every day.
Well now there’s a new saying I don’t want to learn something new every day if this is it LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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