Plutonium is not too radioactive, ie radiation from plutonium is not that
strong (I believe). Pure uranium is very weak alpha radiation, just about
harmless. One of the biggest problems of plutonium is that is very toxic
especially the dust. Of course, if you exceed the critical mass, there is
going to be a lot of ashes.
This thread got me thinking last night. How about a "Value Package" for the
You buy a new cabinet saw with thick granite top. The underside, however,
is engraved with your name and date of birth. This serves two purposes. If
your saw is stolen and recovered, you can easily provide proof of ownership.
Next, after you die, it serves as your tombstone.
"Puckdropper" <puckdropper(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote in message
I'll lay odds that the fracture toughness of cast iron is greater than
granite. The next time I'm near a Charpy tester, I'll try to find out.
Might have to wait a while, tho. It's 20 years and counting as of now...
Forget why I was doing something so stupid, but for some reason I felt
was good enough at the time, I was tapping with a hammer around the
throat plate on my Steel City granite-topped saw and chipped the
stone. Tiny chip, but the sharp edges are very sensitive to
A valuable lesson, with essentially no impact on the top, but I will
never go near it with a hammer again, I tell you whut.
Don't think a cast top woulda cared about what I was doing.
I sometimes like to use the magnetic base for my dial indicator to
"remember" the position of my fence so I can come back to it at after
performing some other cut (if its presence doesn't interfere in some
way). Sometimes this allows me to insert spacer blocks (like those
brass setup gauges) to offset the fence a specific distance from a known
position, then return to the original position once the secondary cut is
performed. Can't do that with a granite top.
Free bad advice available here.
To reply, eat the taco.
I'm in the granite/quartz/solidsurface bidniss, and I still think cast-
iron is the way the go....IF done right.
Nothing worse than a bad piece of cast iron, and even though it seems
to be getting better across the board, there are still some pretty
crappy castings out there. But if flat is what you're after and
something that stays flat, granite is your solution. These mill-
wrights don't haul those slabs of reference granite around for no
Besides, granite is pretty and it doesn't rust.
As for the ability to use magnets? I haven't used a magnetic anything
on a TS top in 30+ years. Jointers and planers yes.
I bought these ones this past summer and they worked well without any
slipping that I noticed. I suppose with enough leverage, most anything
magnetic can be moved, but the convenience of being able to place them most
anywhere on the table saw negated any worry I might have had about slipping.
Lee Valley's website says it uses magnetic clamps with a combined breakaway
strength of 210 lb. I figure if they fail to do the job they're designed
for, then I'm not cutting my wood properly (or safely) and there's a problem
I definitely trust the mag loc not to move..
Two 30mm rare earth magnets on each of the two locks on that puppy..
I trust it more than a miter slot, unless the jig or feather board has slot
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