LumberJocks

Smokers pipe making video see how this guy uses a circular saw?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Safety in the Woodworking Shop forum

Forum topic by SCOTSMAN posted 02-10-2015 12:25 PM 1284 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View SCOTSMAN's profile

SCOTSMAN

5839 posts in 3046 days


02-10-2015 12:25 PM

Dangerous or what? I simply could not believe my eyes .Watch and please tell me what you think of his technique.Bordering on madness I think.Alistair

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xDclEWYEvE

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


22 replies so far

View knotscott's profile

knotscott

7208 posts in 2836 days


#1 posted 02-10-2015 12:35 PM

Oh man….”not me, not now”!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

View Kaleb the Swede's profile

Kaleb the Swede

1727 posts in 1430 days


#2 posted 02-10-2015 12:45 PM

Scary. But these guys sure know what they are doing, I wouldn’t want to try it. A band saw would be nicer, but like I said these guys have done it many, many times, but that one slip….

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

View  woodshaver (Tony)  's profile

woodshaver (Tony)

4001 posts in 2814 days


#3 posted 02-10-2015 01:14 PM

When he was at the saw….. I cringed as he pushed the wood past that open spinning blade. I found my self looking at his hands and counting his fingers then looking for blood spat. Yikes!

But it regardless of the dangerous saw operation the video was very interesting. I guess he knows his limits. 

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

View MrRon's profile

MrRon

3926 posts in 2704 days


#4 posted 02-10-2015 04:04 PM

All I can day is: DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME. Watching it made me cringe. I couldn’t watch it through.

View TheFridge's profile

TheFridge

5764 posts in 947 days


#5 posted 02-10-2015 04:32 PM

Hell with that.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

View  woodshaver (Tony)  's profile

woodshaver (Tony)

4001 posts in 2814 days


#6 posted 02-10-2015 04:49 PM

I had to watch it through .. I might have had to give him a “HAND”.....

I can only say that because I didn’t have too.

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

View MrUnix's profile

MrUnix

4208 posts in 1660 days


#7 posted 02-10-2015 05:26 PM

The way the saw is setup, the cut is similar to that of a band saw. Very impressive, and obviously something that they have been doing for at least 70 years based on the narration (and apparently without much incident as they still have all their digits). I wouldn’t want to try it myself, but I applaud their skill.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

View Dutchy's profile

Dutchy

2012 posts in 1629 days


#8 posted 02-10-2015 05:46 PM

What he is doing is forbidden by the european (EC) law. The least annoying thing is when he gets an accident he don,t get any insurance payment.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

View Rick M's profile

Rick M

7909 posts in 1841 days


#9 posted 02-10-2015 06:24 PM

Italians are more manly and don’t mind losing a finger or hand to prove it.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

View SCOTSMAN's profile

SCOTSMAN

5839 posts in 3046 days


#10 posted 02-10-2015 08:33 PM

The way the saw is setup, the cut is similar to that of a band saw.
Sorry that’s just not true. A bandsaw cuts very differently to a circular saw .The physics involved are no way even similar.
A circular saw can throw the wood back towards you and even if it climbs the cut draw your hand into the blade.Doing this with no jig or pushsticks is foolhardy and very dangerous. I reckon it will only be a question of when a serious accident will occur as oposed to if.The man is either, very badly trained, or an idiot Ssorry it has nothing about brave Italians.Just a lifetimes supply of very dangerous bad habits along with no idea of the dangers involved .If he did he simply would not do this.There is not a competent wood worker alive who thinks this is brave or acceptable or would condone this in any way. I actually feel sorry for him so far he’s been very lucky. IMHO Alistair

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

View MrUnix's profile

MrUnix

4208 posts in 1660 days


#11 posted 02-10-2015 08:56 PM

The way the saw is setup, the cut is similar to that of a band saw.

Sorry that’s just not true. A bandsaw cuts very differently to a circular saw .The physics involved are no way even similar.

I was referring to the direction of the cut.. the blade is travelling downward when it meets the wood, and the piece is held firmly on a stationary table, very much like that of a band saw. The physics involved doing the same process with a table saw would be very different. And as the narrator mentions, they have been doing it that way for at least 70 years, so I’m sure lack of training isn’t an issue.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

View Dark_Lightning's profile

Dark_Lightning

2632 posts in 2570 days


#12 posted 02-11-2015 01:51 AM

I wouldn’t do this, and am glad I don’t have those shoes to fill for a living. I don’t use tobacco in any form. In my family, death is early and painful for tobacco users.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

9432 posts in 3513 days


#13 posted 02-11-2015 02:12 AM

I clicked that link, at the very start of this thread, only to see how they got the briar, cured it, to get READY for making a pipe…

NOTHING about making a pipe… No Saws… No Nothing…

I think the link is wrong… YES??

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

View mahdee's profile

mahdee

3548 posts in 1228 days


#14 posted 02-11-2015 02:22 AM

I need to try that with my radial arm saw!

-- earthartandfoods.com

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

TopamaxSurvivor

17654 posts in 3137 days


#15 posted 02-11-2015 08:19 AM

Definitely looks like a sure fire ”do not try this at home” technique. Putting things into perspective, they seem to be quite comfortable with it. We have only had OSHA trying to protect us, U.S., for 40 years now. They still have all their fingers. I never saw anyone fall from a steel beam before fall protection was required. I was quite comfortable until we got above 80’, not that it mattered much ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

showing 1 through 15 of 22 replies

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com