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I have a hard time with this guy. I don't think he is very safe.
He uses a 10 to 12 inch wide board and says its hard to reach over it...
so my method is better.
I would not be using anything that wide. Maybe 4 to 5 inches.
I put mine on both sides, but only the side closest is important
Next I would never use a push stick like that. The danger of the piece
folding and dropping to the blade is too great. I use a flat bottomed
push guide. Also I think the magnetic jig is on the wrong side of the
blade and should be where his hand is.
Flame shields on.. but this is a woodworking topic... :-)
You just support it like you would any other long piece of wood for any
If you can configure some hold-downs, go for it, but it's not that
It not much different than cutting dadoes other than the angle and
having the fence in front helps with that. Speaking of dadoes, I used
dado blades to cut mine.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
They're helpful for accuracy, since you're working over the
heel of blade, which wants to lift the cove. Saves you from
having to make extra passes. Nothing fancy, just a short
bit of 1x tacked down to the rear block, if the block and
workpiece are the same thickness.
After watching the video and reading the comments, I just want to
remind everyone that there are many ways to skin a cat per se. As
long as the individual is doing the task that feels comfortable and
safe to him/her, that is what matters. Whether he uses a wide board
or a skinny board has no bearing on the instructions, as long as it
straight. He didn't feel comfortable reaching over the board, so he'd
rather be safe by having it on the far side. Good for him.
Regarding the push stick comments. that may be the only one he has or
its the one he has that he felt comfortable with.
The video was made to show the technique used to make the molding.
Everyone has different ways for doing things based on unknown factors
and preferences. Just watch and learn from the video and don't be a
I'm sure that most of us, obviously after watching the video and reading
the comments, obviously thank you from the bottom of our hearts for
taking your obviously valuable time to point that out, obviously. :)
BTW, that begs the obvious question ... which end of the cat has the
"per se"? ;)
Actually many that have accidents felt comfortable with the methods that
they used. So feeling safe does not equal being safe. Concerning the
wide or skinny board, it damn well better be wide enough that it will
not bend while you are feeding against it. Yes it needs to be straight
and needs to remain straight.
Actually this is the guy that suggested several years ago to run your
boards through a jointer with our push blocks. He feels that you need
to feel what is going on with the wood while surfacing the board, so
push them through with your bare hands. I'll pass.
I prefer to always feel a bit "unsafe" in my mind.... keeps me on guard
and aware of safety procedures. I don't ever want to feel perfectly safe
when running anything that can maim or kill me, know what I mean?
Wow. How is this guy still getting paid by someone?
Reminds me of guys in here I've read saying they don't use ear
protection because they like to "hear what's going on" with the power
tools they're using.
I like to hear it, too... just 32dB quieter. :-)
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
Yea me too. I have had kick back on the jointer. When hitting a knot or
figured wood. Sometimes the board is not sitting flat (hence the need to
joint) and when it hits tough wood it can shake, rattle and roll :-)..
or scare the shit out of you. Nope, would not keep my hands there. I
had the foam on my pushblock ripped off while trying to fight the
kickback once. Only an idiot would stick his hands near that blade.
Gives me the shudders thinking about getting too close to it.
BTW recovering from a dog bite (tried saving my dog from an attack), if
the bite is like a jointer or tablesaw accident, Then I recommend you
are better safe than sorry.
Ouch ... the 2nd most painful injury I ever had was a dog bite. My Dad's
Staffordhire Bull Terrier (aka pit bull), bit completely through my left
hand ... a long story.
First was, bareknuckle prizefighting in Oz way back when, my opponents
tooth broke off in my hand and, being in the tropics, became infected
quicker than you can say it ... an even longer story.
Third is ongoing ... stuck the tip of my ring finger on my left hand
into the impeller of a leafblower last week ... to the bone. SOB does
that thing still hurt.
... long enough now to make me want to reorder the above list, at
least for the moment.
Heal fast, Bubba!
Thanks, between Sandy , a cold, the bite, work, I can't get any time in
the shop. I feel like I lost a whole month.
The wife was proud of me for taking one for the dog... I should have
kicked the other dog off instead of trying to grab him off.
My guy is 13 years old and gentle as anything. I didn't think he was
going to take another attack. The previous one a neighbors dog had his
head in his jaws and did lots of damage. That was an expensive hospital
He ripped his neck and head apart a freaking bloody mess.. I can't
imagine the pressure on his head by those jaws.
So this time I was there (different dog) and jumped right in after the
Just out of curiosity... what did you have your finger into the impeller
for? You're a smart guy, this had to have been a freak issue?
Yep, to the bone hurts, thats how deep the wounds were on both my hands.
Turns out they don't stich them up... they leave them open in case of
infection. And you have to take these Augmentin horse pills..
In my case I had showed up at our farm with my dog, a big Shepherd, in
the back of my truck, not knowing my Dad's dog was out (he was gentle
with people and kids, but would kill any another animal in a heartbeat,
so he rarely was let loose on the farm).
There were other visitors, including a family with a toddler around 3
My dog jumped out of the the truck, Dad's dog attacked immediately.
They met right next to the toddler, who immediately ended up underneath
both dogs locked in mortal combat. I jumped in, grabbed my dog by the
scruff of the neck and started dragging them both, locked together by
jaws, away from the baby, and just as I did, Dad's dog, in an attempt to
get a better death grip on my dog's throat, grabbed my hand instead.
Managed to pull both dogs away the kid, but it took another five minutes
to get my hand out of that dog's mouth ... he bit me on the other damned
hand while I was trying ... we literally had to pry open his teeth with
a stick to make him let go and get my hand out.
He had bitten completely through my hand in two places, from both sides,
all the way from the back to the palm.
I sympathize with anyone bitten by an animal. Took about three months to
heal properly (I was just out of the service with a brand new baby girl
myself, so I was back shoeing horses about two weeks later ... had to,
with a new baby of my own to feed). ;)
Yeah, real smart! The shop dummy was cleaning out the shop last
Wednesday with an old leaf blower that was missing the guard over the
impeller, bumped the lumber rack, leaf blower slipped, he adjusted his
grip toward the other hand, just like that dog did ... and you know the
Stupid is as stupid does.
Doh... sorry to hear that. It sucks when you don't have all your digits
working for you. It seems as though when you are getting near healing
you will start to ignore it... then we will do something dumb and bang
it on something and set yourself back a few days...
A little hardware cloth over the impeller will be a usable new guard..
just screw it through the housing with washers...
As for the finger no more Swingy... now just stumpy.
Sheperd's are great dogs. What kind of dog (aside from not friendly to
other dogs) was your dads?
Have a Happy Thanksgiving, it will give you an extra day to heal and not
be in the shop injuring stumpy. Let someone else carve the Turkey.
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