Originally Posted by bobj3
but that's a bit scarey for most router table users.....and use the term "finger"
Maybe I just don't know enough to be scared --
Or - maybe I am brain damaged
after all --
I DID grow up swinging on swing sets with WOODEN seats and sliding down tall METAL slides and riding in the front seat of the car with no car seat (or even seat belt).
But what Harry shows there - is pretty much the way I have always
used a router table. And I was never scared -- just concerned enough to respect it.
In fact -- it was only fairly recently I bothered using feather boards and push sticks.
I just hold the stock with my hand - make sure I know where the bit is and where my fingers are -- and make sure they aren't in the same place.
NOT criticizing BJ -- anything someone does not to get injured is a good thing for them. And I am not encouraging anyone to take up my 'bad habits'.
Just an observation that if all the things in the world that someone tells us are dangerous - were half as dangerous as they want us to believe --
Most of us wouldn't be here.
AND YET -- at the same time --
A glass of water is dangerous -- if used incorrectly -
Pretty much everything in life is a balance of risk vs benefit.
And yes -- Harry -- I am PROUD of you for not trying to convince me/us that we had
to have such and such a setup to do this