Decatur, AL, US

Recent comments

Re: You Can't Beat the Physics of Kickback

A aftermarket ripping knife (most of function of riving knife) is available for some saws at TheBorkStore. He has a few reviews referenced.

Myself, I'm paranoid about using every available guard on all the tools. Anyone that doesn't use them is nothing short of stupid (unless the particular cut will not allow their use). Just a moment lapse in moving a hand could cause a serious accident.

I object to several of the TV shows that run without the guards with the silly excuse that the cut can't be seen.

Re: UPDATE: 2011 Fine Woodworking Archive DVD-ROM (1975 - 2011)

This solve the problem of the missing issues and going through 30years of the documents. Have you noticed that they just magically mis-sort themselves on the shelve ;>)

Re: Blade brake inventor aims to compete with SawStop

I would love this device. I believe in using every safety device to its maximum. I always use the blade guard, push sticks, full face shield..., but I have had kick-backs and can see the potential for mistakes. This device would limit the damage. I don't mind a nick, it is the major cut or loss that is a worry.

This device is viable because it is retrofit instead of $2500 for whole new machine.

Re: CPSC Drafting New Tablesaw Regulations

If they all refuse to use the guards, then guess what will happen after the first time the SawStop false-fire because a piece of damp wood is fed into the blade just right (it does happen)? The guy will just cuss the $100 cost to replace it and the destruction of a $150 blade. Which means, it will not be replaced. So all in all, a loss of $300 for no benefit.

Using the tablesaw without the guard is as stupid as riding a motorcycle without a helmet. The easy fix is to change the libel laws to immediate find fault with the idiot.

The government has gone control crazy about everything from equipment to diets. A manufacturer that stays in the US is nuts.

Re: We're Giving Away Grooving Planes!

Yes, it is a "grooving" plane!

Re: We're Giving Away Grooving Planes!

You think I am doing What?

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: How to Make Picture Frames, from American Woodworker

Just want my wife wants me to read and do. Thanks.

Re: Exploding Shellac: Finally, an Answer

Why is gas produced when the shellac/alcohol contact the metal?

Re: The Mysterious Case of the Exploding Shellac Can

Had the same thing happen with a can of polyurethane that was a couple of years old and partially used. Assumed it was some type of slow oxidization of the chemicals. Don't know why that would cause pressurization since there would be no heat involved.

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