|Forum topic by 8iowa||posted 1756 days ago||1283 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
1756 days ago
I watched Norm briefly on Saturday as he was making a doughbox out of reclaimed pine.
Frankly, I thought that some of his table saw working methods were a little scary. He doesn’t use a guard, and sometimes it looked as if his hands were rather close to the blade. He squared off one end of a board on a sled, and then removed the sled, turned the board around, and used the narrow edge that he had just sawn against the fence, to cut off and square the other end, feeding it by hand. With the slightest bind, the wood could be caught on the back of unguarded blade and be thrown off into space – or worse.
Norm also cut a “dutchman” repair patch using a hand held router and templates. That was OK. However, he then freed the patch friom the wide board by running it edgewise, in a manner similar to resawing on the table saw, with the blade extending about 3” above the table. No feather guard was used, and the blade was trapped in the board. Personally, I would have used the bandsaw – much safer!
Perhaps I just have a lower comfort level than Norm, but I’m not sure that he is setting a good example, especially to those new to woodworking
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