Noel Voos, Watertown, NY, NY, US

Recent comments

Re: Semi-Permanent Bench Grinder Mount

I have seen wood working site videos which show the use regular metal taps in wood - which actually hold very well. Bot don't over tighten them. If there is room, use 1/4-20 threads with a knob attached to tighten and loosen by hand. The coarse thread tap for soft woods seem best, while a finer thread cut in hardwood provides a very strong grip.

To make sure I don't torque down too much - I use a "sandwich" made of a rubber washer (plumbing type) between two metal washers (slightly larger in overall diameter that the hex head of the screw) - this little bit of compression area ask I near the end of the threads tell me "stop tightening". They do not wear as one might think with repeated use - provided you don't over tighten them.

Re: UPDATE: Fine Woodworking Best Workbenches from the editors of Fine Woodworking and a special magazine issue, Workbenches.

A wired shed with a rebuilt 1960 contractor saw, a 3hp 1/2" router and table added on, a second hand band saw (under $100), cordless drills, and a host of other tools collected over 20 years of "military moving", I am read to do some woodworking - now if I just had a book to show me what to do with all these tools!

Re: UPDDATE: Shop Improvements: Outstanding ideas from the world's finest woodworkers from Fine Woodworking magazine

A chance to win a free book - it would be the first thing I have ever won; but I would be just as pleased to receive the digital version & save the trees for lumber woodworking.

Re: CPSC Drafting New Tablesaw Regulations

Richard Davis, developer of the Second Chance protective vest, demonstrates the effectiveness of his product by shooting himself at point blank range, or others shooting him - and totally survives. He has demonstrated the effectiveness of his product in this manner over 200 times.

Is Steve Gass, engineer and inventor, willing to do the same to show the effectiveness of the this product in the same manner?

A hotdog on a slab of plywood is not a human finger - Steve Gass has ten of them - but is he willing to sacrifice one of them to stand behind his invention?

I think not - I think he envisions his name to change at the expense of others stupidity and careless ness - and if this goes through he will spell his name - $teven Ga$$.

Re: More Details on the Carlos Osorio Tablesaw Lawsuit

Gass leaves one flaw is his proposal (to become more wealthy) and that is the volitional use feature.

We need only one or two volunteers to cut themselves after switching off the feature, cut a piece of aluminum, and then leave it off and have a small injury.

We can then take Gass to court and sue him for not putting technology on the feature which reminded the user the last time the saw was used, the feature was user disabled.

Of course, Gass cannot put this feature on his saw (the inability to use the saw without his feature enabled) and a good lawyer could argue this and possibly win.

But then again one would think McDonald's had good lawyer when some spilled their coffee in their lap.........

Re: More Details on the Carlos Osorio Tablesaw Lawsuit

One other subtle lesson learned: apparently a jury can be over 90% "defectively designed" as well.

Makes you wonder if One World Tech's lawyer might have a good chance as the new corporate lawyers for McDonald's Inc.

Re: Man Wins Big Money in Tablesaw Lawsuit

How come he didn't buy the SawStop machine? I always wondered where the McDonald's lawyer went to work after loosing the "hot" coffee case - now I think I know.

Why didn't Mr O buy a saw stop band - seems he was aware of it and what it offered, yet he bought another brand "with knowledge and aforethought" it could injure him.

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