Oh, table saw . . . . it's a funny story. My brother-in-law is a doctor. I get to hear a lot of stories of people coming in with table saw accident injuries. Some are minor, some are pretty bad, and he doesn't even get to see the disaster cases that are carried by ambulance straight into emergency room. I just ended up being very reluctant to get a table saw.
As far as what I use, it will be solid woodfloor, mostly mahogany. It's good, clean starting material. 3" wide, 3/4 deep is what I am looking at . . . . most staves will end up being 2" to 2 1/2" wide, anywhere from 4" to 30" long, most probably 7.5 degree edge (more like 82.5 degrees . . )
I will look into making some wedges . . . there is just no end to these angles.
Thanks for the advice!
wm_crash, the friendly hooligan