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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-21-2017, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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My plan was to cut a piece of a Cherry log to make some signs on the CNC. I cut two pieces before disaster struck and it was all my fault. I'll tell you before you watch this that it isn't pretty but this video is not gory, no blood. But a Laguna 1" Resaw King blade was destroyed in the process. This is my Public Service Announcement for 2017 - don't do what I did.

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whew...
glad yur okay...
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WOW , David you scared me , I thought you had lost a hand, WHew what a relief, you are OK. Please don't do that again. That round went from zero to 60 in less than a second.

I was thinking when you started that was a good looking jig you made, guess you needed a dog or hold down of some sort if you don't want to flatten the back and bottom.

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Good grief David , you scared the heck out of me !!
I was actually having a difficult time watching , as obviously were anticipating something going wrong as the video progresses .
To heck with the blade , I'm just very happy that your ok . I've never seen anything like it before , and cannot get over how fast that log started spinning
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Btw , I thought that reaching around the blade was a no no even before you mentioned it . Just looked dam iffy at best .
This video certainly shows how fast things can go south.

I still remember a member here mentioning not to reach over the blade on a table saw also , so I try my best to avoid that to
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Holy cow. That was a shocker. You are a lucky guys, a couple of hundred for a blade is nothing compared to what could easily have happened.
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Holy cow. That was a shocker. You are a lucky guys, a couple of hundred for a blade is nothing compared to what could easily have happened.
Tom, one of my former co-workers said he didn't buy a fancy over arm blade guard for his table saw because of the price. Then he got the bill when he cut the tip of his finger off...


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I ended up with a broken knuckle and 30 stitches on my left hand after a momentary distraction. Fortunately the Good Lord was watching over me that day and I have healed almost as good as new. Your guitar playing intro had a special impact on me... I lost a little speed and mobility on my bass due to the scar tissue on the knuckle.

So glad you didn't get hurt, and that you have the intestinal fortitude to share your mistakes to keep others from maybe falling into the same trap.

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Woa! Gives me the shivers.
Thanks for the cautionary video. Should make us all stop and think.
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WoW... Guess I had a false sense of security about my band saw. I'd have to say your reflexes were working at 110% though. As fast as that log was spinning, your hands pulled back way before the log flew off the table in the quarter speed scene.

Nice video. I will definitely quit being so complacent at all my saws. Guess we all need a wake-up call occasionally. Thanks for sharing. Glad your well.
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First of all David, I'm glad you're OK. That could have been tragic. Your lead-in playing guitar was a great way to make the point. I can appreciate it because I was learning to play fingerstyle guitar when I had my ladder accident and damaged some nerves in my hand due to my wrist being broken. So fingerstyle is out now. Gone in an instant.

That's some nice playing. I never wanted to be another Tommy Emmanuel, but the nice, subtle alternating thumb playing you're doing in the second part makes for a full rounded sound. That was my goal. Nice. Nice Takamine with graphic equalizers, too.

Your experience on the video makes me glad that I'm a coward when it comes to moving blades and bits. As you demonstrated, it can happen soooooo fast. And it shows that it's important to resist the temptation to cut corners and save time. Thanks for this.
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