MarknSam

NJ, US
member




Recent comments


Re: UPDATE: Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman by Peter Korn

Always looking for a good book

Re: Win an all-access pass to Fine Woodworking Live!

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Never been to a ww show before.

Re: California Considers Tougher Safety Standards for Tablesaws

This is a small part of a bigger picture, the fact that it is "NOT MY FAULT" is the idea of the day. The American mentality seems to be that I want to do it my way, whether that "way" is safe or not, until something bad happens, then all of the sudden, the problem is that it's not my fault that I used the tool incorrectly and got hurt. The fault must therefore be that of the manufacturer for mot making sure that I could not possibly hurt my self.
Perhaps we as a people need to accept the responsibility for our choices. If the tool is designed in a negligent manner that causes injury (such as a part not being strong enough to do the work that it is designed to do resulting in injury) then the manufacturer is responsible for their negligence and should be penalized for the bad design. If we choose to use an otherwise safe product in an unsafe way and get injured then shame on us.
MArk

Re: Behold, the Speed Tenon

The method seems to work very well, although I have not tried it myself. My only question would be doesn't Fine Woodworking constantly preach that a miter gauge and a rip fence should never be used together on the same cut?



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