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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-13-2013, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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While looking up something else on Youtube I came across this video of a fellow making large scale wooden dice, specifically with rounded corners.

While I love to see how people solve problems and create I was a little dismayed at his easygoing attitude toward his pantograph-mounted router. Since I've never made or used a pantograph myself I don't know what kinds of safety shields one might create.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJd9SL8hjig

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Paul, Mathias is a highly skilled woodworker and he creates some very neat stuff. I do not see the need for any additional guarding on his pantograph.

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I built this pantograph and my hands are nowhere near the cutter. One of the safest tools I use.
I will grant you that Matthias isn't always the poster boy for safety, but in this case I see no need for concern.
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Paul Mike is totally correct as Mathias is very skilled and I suggest that you look at more of his videos, I have said a few times on posts that safety is the number one issue however I have also said in what seems to be a contradiction that I like to see the saw blade and my router cutters and I don't like them covered up as I want to know exactly where they are, it is also a number one issue about wood working, and life, don't treat anything with contempt as it will bite you if you do, if anyone saw me working then you may think that I am not being careful but years of working with dangerous tools has only made me watch the cutters very closely, even more than I use to do. look at the worst traffic accidents and you will see that they happened because someone lost focus, if you look at Mathias's video again you will see that he never put his hands anywhere near the cutters, he is like me as we both like to see them working and we also keep clear even though it may not look that way, I would be very surprised to hear that Mathias hurt himself but that could happen to any of us so, keep your work area clean, use hearing protection, uses eye protection, keep your cutters sharp and your eyes open, and enjoy yourself as you work with wood. NGM
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