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I should probably clarify that the sliding cut technique doesn't involve multiple cuts.It is one very light cut that tracks laterally until the cut line is reached, and then through the stock. I'm also sure Steve would agree that it's not a long-term substitute for fresh fence and deckplates on the sled.
It's also worth pointing out that Steve's occupation is training college kids for careers in production wood shops. I'm sure his students would tell you how firmly he emphasizes the ideas of safety, efficiency and proper set-up.
WoodJack - I was on the road for a couple of days so I missed your comment. Sorry for the slow reply. The sides are about 1/4 in. thick, maybe 5/16. I'll measure them tonight...
I think you might be onto something there. It's funny, because I've been tossing pens into it while it sits here on my desk, but they don't know whether to lie down or stand up, and the whole affair winds up looking a little sloppy. Your idea is a touch of class - thanks!
Thanks Gary! Nice photos on the site of an impressive and worthwhile project. Folks, check the "activities" link on the Diablo homepage to find photos of the project and a PDF of the club's instructions. Gary, hope you find building the case a rewarding experience - Best of luck! Steve S.
Thanks very much for your comment. Although my Dad received some jump training - and loved it - he actually wound up in missiles (air-defense artillery they called it in the 60s - not sure if the term exists today). He served at Nike missile batteries in Germany and S. Korea. Thanks again, and thanks for your service!
Thanks very much for the note about Rob Cosman. I fixed the language in the blog post to reflect Peters' broader influence.
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions! As a former Dallasite, I was especially glad to see the Texans weighing in.
Anyway, I'll share your ideas with our reader. Thanks again!
Thanks for mentioning that, ctsjr82 - that was a great one. I remember Blake staring up at the helicopter as it airlifts his desk into the sunset.
Trapper: “Sending it out to be waxed, Henry?” Wonderful stuff.
Oooh - sharp eye, Tim! It might actually be Gannon, but only if “This is the City…”
I wish our website had video of Gannon’s partner, Joe Friday, lecturing some youthful offender about tablesaw safety. He always meant business.
Given your review, maybe the word "splintered" in the title constitutes truth in advertising...?
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