The danger of the internet (and YouTube)

Disclaimer before I begin: this is one of the stupidest, most dangerous builds I have seen in a long time. I am only referencing the video because of that, not because it has any merit whatsoever.

This person’s channel has about 24000 followers. My YouTube channel currently has about 400 (I haven’t tried promoting my videos on YouTube at all, perhaps this is an example of why not).

What is perhaps the most shocking of all, is the massive number of comments, all complementing the build, and wanting to emulate/duplicate it.

Even those concerned with the safety aspects have missed the fundamental safety issues with the design.

Want to learn how to remove one’s hand? Watch how the ‘saw’ is used at the end. Sadly, the person shows some skill with the build, further disguising the fact for the unaware just how dangerous the device is that has been created.

24000 followers. And the video has been watched 840000 times.

How many of these have become candidates for the Darwin Awards?

Saw Slider


Another early look at the recently-released SawStop sliding table upgrade. Available in the US now, it will be in Australia Feb 2015.

Not sure of price yet.

That is a lot of range for a sliding table!

An Engineering Truth


Tuning a Bandsaw

An interesting video on tuning a bandsaw. Nothing controversial in there I can see, and some definite advantages! Not specifically an ad for Carter, but you become very interested in the Carter guide for fine blades after watching it!

Ripping Veneers

Had a bit of fun at the show, ripping thin veneers on the MiniMax bandsaw.

Was getting under 1mm slices easily (and consistently), around 0.8mm.

One setup got me a 0.6mm thick veneer, which I was pleased with, that is until I decided to push the boundary, and pulled off a 0.35mm veneer. You can clearly see light through the result! Surprisingly strong too, and flexible (funnily enough!)

And repeatable- it was not a fluke.



TWWWS Panorama 2

TWWWS Panorama 1


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