We're keeping this as open as possible: We want to share information with a wide variety of people including:
-Someone starting out with no tools at all
-Someone who might have access to a shop but needs to pointers on using the tools
-Someone like a trim carpenter who's familiar with a variety of tools but needs information on furniture making and wood joints
Do you have information that could help someone who falls into one of these groups?
Set the blade height to about 3/8 in. above the workpiece. That happy medium will keep the blade cutting properly while not exposing too much of it to your precious fingers. As for offsetting the fence, don't do it. You are making the board travel in a crooked path over the blade, which is dangerous in my opinion. (Having a short fence that stops behind the blade, as the Europeans do, is a whole other story, and is fine.) Instead, be sure to keep the splitter in place. That will take care of kickback in almost all cases. Better yet, buy a saw with a riving knife. They hardly ever to come off the saw, even for angled cuts and cuts that don't go all the way through a board.
--Asa Christiana, editor, FWW
Floater: Here's a tip on our site that describes how to modify your tablesaw on/off switch with a paddle:
Sorry to hear about the trouble. It looks like you did get one entry in:
If you have additional questions/concerns, please email information about your situation to fw-web AT taunton.com
This isn't a box! Can you delete the entry from the box challenge gallery and repost in the regular gallery:
MokusakuSensei: I assume this is like the Cricket Table project that Gochnour wrote about in the magazine:
Fantastic. Do you have any more pictures of this? Gina
That is mighty kind of you. We'll send you an email with the contact information so you can follow up directly.
Let us know how things turn out so we can feature a positive follow up in our blog!
Kind regards, FW editors
Hi Ohara! I hate to admit it but your post exposed a bug in our photo software. Because you're images were square, our system failed to create the small versions that are used for the thumbnails. A fix for this is going out soon but could I trouble you to upload new images for those that don't appear, making sure the dimensions are anything but exactly square. Thanks, Matt Berger, Fine Woodworking
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