Santa's elf needs to distress some redwood for keepsake boxes, and doing it
with a wire wheel mounted on the lathe headstock to "sandblast" it seemed
like a good idea... but there are some hazards..
I got to thinking, could I mount the wire wheel on the tablesaw arbor, with
an appropriate zero or nearly zero clearance plate and "rip" my lengths of
stock with the wheel projecting say, 1/4" above the table? I have board
buddies to use for hold downs and I think I'd get a more consistent texture
on the boards.
If the wheel is covered by the board, I'm using board buddies to hold the
board firmly, and am wearing safety equipment, what might I be missing,
other than the grey matter that I've been after for years?
The wheel is rated for 6000 rpm, the arbor runs about 4,000. Does this seem
like an okay idea or will my last words be "hey y'all, watch this!"?