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Everything is looking great. I’m not letting my wife see this thread, she will want me to build a rise bed seeing I stole the spare bedroom.

On a side note, when you had your TS accident did you slip, knot in wood, ripping wood, etc, just curious. We all get very comfortable with our tools and this is the one thing that scares me. Years ago working on my motorcycle with a utility knife cutting plastic. I slipped and took of a tip and lapped the next digit almost off, hanging. It’s not the accident but the recovery that sucks.
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Thanks and I’m happy to share the details; but quite honestly I am still unsure how exactly it happened other than to say i broke at least a few rules.


Left hand placement: no bueno
I was cross-cutting TWO pieces of rough pallate wood at once: dumb
I wasn’t using a push block or stick: asking for it
I wasn’t using a cross-cut sled: I deserve this

I THINK the further away piece caught in the blade, spun up and over or shot sideways, and brought my fingers right onto the blade. Either way, the blood spatter went directly left at 9 o’clock.

If I knew how to use the spoiler function, I put a picture in of the actual damage.

Long story short, I didn’t even realize that could happen, but it would not have happened if I was safer. I hope this might save somebody from making a similar mistake!
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Thanks and I’m happy to share the details; but quite honestly I am still unsure how exactly it happened other than to say i broke at least a few rules.


Left hand placement: no bueno
I was cross-cutting TWO pieces of rough pallate wood at once: dumb
I wasn’t using a push block or stick: asking for it
I wasn’t using a cross-cut sled: I deserve this

I THINK the further away piece caught in the blade, spun up and over or shot sideways, and brought my fingers right onto the blade. Either way, the blood spatter went directly left at 9 o’clock.

If I knew how to use the spoiler function, I put a picture in of the actual damage.

Long story short, I didn’t even realize that could happen, but it would not have happened if I was safer. I hope this might save somebody from making a similar mistake!
Wow, you are lucky considering what the damage could have been, like the palm of your hand.

I do some risky stuff on the saw too, but keep my limbs out of the way.
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Thanks for sharing so we can learn something. Of all the "wheels of death" in the shop, the TS is the one I feel myself having the most fear and healthy respect for, just because of stories like this. Can't let your guard down for one second around these things - they are omnivores.

I hate that you were hurt working on your theater and hope you are able to fully recover.
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You guys are the best, my thanks, I really appreciate everybody’s sympathy on this one. Now, my table saw is waiting for me. Note GrrrRipper:

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Hey they're called accidents for a reason! Glad you're on the road to recovery. As long as we all learn from them then all is not lost. Thanks for sharing!
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Adult Cave! (but not in a creepy way) 13x16x7.5 ~1800 cubic feet

Completed bullnose of the steps and the front of the riser, with underslung, ESP8266 controlled, addressable LED’s.

Bull nose with lights, in shop:



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With regular seating:


With bed out:


Next up: design and make 2x2x2 “end tables” that house my two infinite baffle subs. The space under the “end tables” communicates with another 14 cubic feet or so on each side of the riser.
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Everything is looking great. I’m not letting my wife see this thread, she will want me to build a rise bed seeing I stole the spare bedroom.

On a side note, when you had your TS accident did you slip, knot in wood, ripping wood, etc, just curious. We all get very comfortable with our tools and this is the one thing that scares me. Years ago working on my motorcycle with a utility knife cutting plastic. I slipped and took of a tip and lapped the next digit almost off, hanging. It’s not the accident but the recovery that sucks.

I forgot to ask- what you ridin’? There’s at least one other serious motorcycle gearhead on here- I am equally amateur at motorcycle maintainence as I am at most home-theater-related skills (I ride a gen1 vmax, done a mild-to-moderate amount of mods on it)
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I forgot to ask- what you ridin’? There’s at least one other serious motorcycle gearhead on here- I am equally amateur at motorcycle maintainence as I am at most home-theater-related skills (I ride a gen1 vmax, done a mild-to-moderate amount of mods on it)
I don’t ride anymore, too many idiots here in South Florida. I had a 2001 Yamaha R1 since brand new. I sold it in 2013 and have not looked back. But now my son and nephew are bugging me to get some Honda grom’s to have fun with. For now we are riding on Segway Ninebot Max and Xiaomi m365, lol. The Max is mine though and they have been a lot of fun especially at night with the quarantine.
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I have an 82 Silverwing sitting in my parents shed. Has been for a good 15 years now . . .

Every spring I think about getting it out, but people around here don't see me now as it is, and I drive a crew cab 4WD Chevy pickup!

I'm glad your paw is healing okay, so far!
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Distracted from my IB setup by completing the rear-row hover-BOSS:


Screening of Big Hero 6 for the kids:
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Hover-BOSS almost done:



Back to housing these magnificent specimens:
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Adult Cave! (but not in a creepy way) 13x16x7.5 ~1800 cubic feet

Ohhhh table saw. Danger danger!

My IB315’s were shipped this weekend!
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Ohhhh table saw. Danger danger!

My IB315’s were shipped this weekend!

My table saw and I had a long talk.

Spoiler!


We’re good now, reached an understanding lol
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Oh and @sor ; , I’m really really digging these guys:


Seriously, I’ve done a moderate amount of reading on putting an acryllic/Lexan top on my side tables just to admire them go. Of course, with led lighting. It’s kinda rice-burner, i know, but it could be really fun watching these guys hitting 15 hz.
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This rack is a tad too deep. Time to introduce it to my angle grinder and stick welder.

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Adult Cave! (but not in a creepy way) 13x16x7.5 ~1800 cubic feet

One down, 11 to go


Lol this poor MidAtlantic rack:


Weldin’ time! Five and 3/4” shallower now
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Lol this poor MidAtlantic rack:

Weldin’ time! Five and 3/4” shallower now
Wow that's a lot of work. 5 3/4" is quite a bit to take out though. At least it wasn't just 1/2" too long.
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Wow that's a lot of work. 5 3/4" is quite a bit to take out though. At least it wasn't just 1/2" too long.

Quite honestly I was really surprised how quickly my grinder went through it! The whole measuring and cutting part took about 90
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I almost did that to reduce the height of my rack, but ended up making the closet door opening larger instead
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Your recent experience and my history of getting nicked has convinced me to get one of these before I start finishing my next theater:

SawStop Table Saw

If it can protect a hot dog, it should be able to protect my sausage fingers! Video

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Your recent experience and my history of getting nicked has convinced me to get one of these before I start finishing my next theater: SawStop Table Saw
Not to get too off topic but I will tell you this even without the safety protection the SawStop is one of the best saws made. I had a Rigid for many years then went to a PM66 for a decade and about 5 years ago switched to the SawStop the quality of the saw is second to none. It is accurate, smooth, quiet, and has some of the best dust collection out there for a TS.

Ok sorry infomercial is over
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@James92TSi ; , right? The amount of head-scratching and labor to accommodate the super-deep rack was less than the time it took to modify this.

@mhutchins ; and @pkinneb ; , yep, I have strongly considered a Saw Stop. The reviews (pkinneb’s, an accomplished wood worker included) are great even independent of the safety features.
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I figure it's far cheaper than just the ER visit, let alone any surgery or hospitalization for a severe injury. Your post was a tipping point for me.

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I figure it's far cheaper than just the ER visit, let alone any surgery or hospitalization for a severe injury. Your post was a tipping point for me.

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Back to theater progress:

Note AV rack, which no longer juts past screen:



Metal work is so satisfying...
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