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Houston, TX, US
This was a great inspiration! Keep these types of content coming.
The first project I did was a chest of drawers. Since I am an engineer (like a lot of my fellow woodworkers) I treated it like a set of machined parts to be assembled. I made a great 3D model, made part drawings with all of the dimensions, cut all of the parts and then tried to assemble it. I emphasize tried. I made a lot of mistakes on that project and soon learned about relative dimensioning and all of the inaccuracies involved with building with an organic material. We call it a tolerance stackup in machining and fabrication. All of the small errors eventually stackup and lead to larger errors. I'm still just an amateur and I have not made a cutlist since the first project.
I don't have the patience to read all of these posts (or actually install the guards on my contractor saw), but I haven't seen one post supporting this guy. I think woodworker's should band together to do two things; send a petition to the appeals court to reverse this decision, as well as be sure that EVERYONE knows the safety risks of using cutting tools. I know that every video, book, and TV show has the safety lesson there for a reason. Why isn't the instruction manual enough to remove the liability from Ryobi?
Dude!! Now that is commitment. Congratulations!
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