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Old 07-01-2014, 22:15   #31
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That wouldn't have worked as well, and taken quite a bit longer. The jig I built had two handles on it, and the edge of the 3/4" plywood ran up against a collar, with the cutter head engaging the work clamped into place, but only to the depth the collar allowed - around 1/32nd". Featherboards couldn't be used because of the curves involved. It was more a matter of carefully cutting the finish piece on the band saw, then carefully easing it into the spiral cutter for finish cutting. In any case, it was hairy.



I bet. Sounds like a nice jig, and it came out beautiful. All that matters in the end is that and going home with all your parts.
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Old 07-01-2014, 23:17   #32
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Terrifying man you haven't had to work with my miss;s.THATS TERRIFYING. hope shes not reading this ill be cod bait.
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It's a pneumatic hi torque hi speed grinder motor attached to a shaft with a whole bunch if thin kerf skil saw blades attached to it at an angle. The guard is a joke!
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Darn, Except for hammers and wenchs and a half inch drill motor, I just stay away from power tools like that !! UGG, if it was possible to mess the hull up with a tool like that I would be the one to do it !! LOL But it would have been a wonder when I bilt my colvin !! doing that type of work with a wood plane is a bitch !!
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Re: The Most Terrifying Tool Ever

When I read the title, I was thinking a 3/4" worm gear drill as dangerous. That thing is scary, just to look at. Kind of like a chipper with out the flashings.
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The scariest piece of human engineering I'd ever encountered was when I took a few months in a cabinet shop for a friend.

Lemme see if I can describe this hellish monstrosity. I still shiver from the thoughts of what could have been.

A 10" toothed blade without a guard at the end of an arm which was purpose built as a cut off saw for rapid cutting of multiple like sized pieces such as the stiles for cabinets. The arm extended to a hub which held a belt driven gear which powered the blade along a drive shaft which was the length of the arm. Continuing outward the opposite side of the hub was a counterweight. So...the open (unguarded) saw blade was on a swing which was exactly matched by the counterweight which meant the saw blade was so statically balanced that this spinning wheel of death could swing near endlessly. The only thing holding it in check was your hand upon the handle soldered to the head of the arbor which held the saw blade. That plus the ON/OFF switch. Of course, it would take milliseconds for that thing to spin up (torque!) but a few seconds to come to a stop when switched OFF. Meanwhile, if you ever let go of the arbor head, she would swing freely and it was a guessing game if you could again attach your hand correctly and timely to the handle.

Even with the saw switched OFF it would swing about it's supporting axis. The saw of death. At least a router or shaper bit might take only the flesh from a finger. And a table saw or band saw might only take the stray finger or web of hand. But this thing I describe would take a whole hand or arm or conduct open heart surgery if allowed.
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Of course, derived from practical experience (not mine, but from observation) is the hole hawg - because it hogs out a hole in record time - which is a high torque right angle drill favored by electricians and plumbers. One inattentive moment can result in a broken hand. I've seen guys get twisted off a step ladder to fall face to the floor. A 2" forstner bit chucked into such a beast is a recipe for disaster for the inattentive.
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I'd rather take my chances with sharks and pirates.
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I'd rather take my chances with sharks and pirates.
Wuss.

Say, did I ever tell ya about the time I was at 80' waiting for the shadows above to disappear. Then I ran out of air and had to ascend warily back to the boat.
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Of course, derived from practical experience (not mine, but from observation) is the hole hawg - because it hogs out a hole in record time - which is a high torque right angle drill favored by electricians and plumbers. One inattentive moment can result in a broken hand. I've seen guys get twisted off a step ladder to fall face to the floor. A 2" forstner bit chucked into such a beast is a recipe for disaster for the inattentive.


I suspect a friend of mine died by hole hawg. Running 6" carbide abrasive hole saw through 1 1/2" of solid carbon from the top of a ladder. Broken jaw, many lost teeth, looked like he got beat with a bat. Six months later he died suddenly of an embolism.
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Re: The Most Terrifying Tool Ever

That thing would make the greatest Halloween monster prop ever!
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To be sure! I am looking to live a long boring life.
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