|Forum topic by gwebb||posted 04-18-2009 05:36 AM||3715 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
04-18-2009 05:36 AM
I’m new to woodworking and I had a safety question regarding the table saw. I wanted to make an endgrain tumbling block cutting board. The way I envisioned doing this is cutting 1.5” by 3/4” by long pieces of wood into diamonds onto the table saw and then cutting them on a mitre saw to proper thickness.
To keep the piece stable I was thinking I would clamp a piece onto either side of the stock (running on the 3/4” edge) and run it through the table saw with the blade set at 60 degrees. Then I was thinking this could cause a kickback due to the trapped piece of loose stock. Is this thinking correct? and could I fix this by having another board behind the pieces I was working with (like a crosscut fence)?
since I don’t have pictures online here is very simple ascii drawing. The brackets are the guide wood, the upright lines are the stock I am cutting, the v is the cut lines although they would go through the edge of the good stock.