Well I was ripping the shelf nosings at 45 degrees today. Had a sacrificial piece clamped to the fence that I cranked the blade up into.
So away I went with the first cut. Things were going swimmingly until the end of the cut when I had the "uhoh" moment as I saw the offcut trapped between the blade and the fence. Before I was able to reach over and turn off the saw, the blade pinched the offcut and drove it back, impaling it 4" into the wall. The rest of the offcut shattered and knocked a bunch of stuff off the shelf above. Very impressive. Lucky I was standing off to the side.
So rather than fix the source of the problem by relieving the bottom of the sacrificial piece, I simply moved the piece of MDF over so that the remaining four offcuts hit it rather than the drywall! Just call me Mr. Safety Guy.
The good news is that now the nosings just need a few swipes with the plane and they will be ready to glue to the shelves.
This kind of thing is why I was happy to sell my router table to my friend and fellow woodworker Jamie. I replaced it with a very solid, quiet, and non grabby shaper that I love. And I don't even need earplugs for!
I have to confess that I plan to replace my tablesaw with a Hammond Glider that I have waiting to be restored. It's a super precision sliding tablesaw originally used in the printing industry back in the day. It's sort of the next project after I get the bookcase done.
My dream is to use the bandsaw for everything, and the Glider for precision crosscutting.
Also hit the beach for some more log slabbing on Friday. I thought I had bad luck last time with the maple splitting. This time as I was cutting off one end, the entire log split! Yikes! Never seen that before. Kind of demoralizing. Anyways I still wound up with four pretty good and two OK slabs.
Also picked up another 4" jointer. I only have six other jointers, so clearly I needed another. An old Beaver, it is sooo cute and has potential.
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