On today’s show, we are getting ready for Woodworkers Safety Week by discussing our scariest workshop moments.
What’s on the bench?
Matt complains about how his wife changed her plans for their new entertainment center. Marc has been working on a video about the MicroJig’s MJ Splitter. Matt mentioned using the MJ Splitter for Dados and there is a slideshow on MicroJig’s site on this topic. Shannon is using his new joinery bench to work on his new clock project.
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I’m slowly but surely building a Roubo workbench. I noticed that Shannon positioned the parallel guide on the leg vise at the bottom of the leg, while Marc has his above the shelf… I’m curious what both of you think about advantages/disadvantages of this placement? …Shannon, any regrets on putting it on the bottom of the leg? Marc, I’m guessing your choice of placement was largely guided by the Benchcrafted hardware. —Mark Jacobs
I’m considering purchasing a Lie-Nielsen #4 smoother with the 55 degree high angle frog. Is this a good idea to go with the high angle frog to use as my primary (only) smoother? Aside from having to push sightly harder and sharpen more often, is there any downside to using a 55 degree smoother for every smoothing task? I typically use cherry and walnut, but I’d like to use some curly cherry or more figured woods in the future. Adam Weigand (Why-Gand)
Dyami sends in a router safety story and reminder.
Matt describes a scary router accident. Shannon tells the tale of his tablesaw kickback. Marc confesses to a recent bandsaw cut that almost resulted in an ER visit.