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Sparky01/12/2010 19:06:52
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I think the best health & safety advise to give is to get someone else to do it! lol
jack dusty14/12/2010 17:46:34
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        As a self taught and keen hobby woodworker,   I believe it is imperative to have the greatest respect for all woodworking activities and with machines in particular, be they fixed or hand held.
        I have yet to discover any of my woodworking tools that can detect the difference between wood and bone.
         A previous next door neighbour and friend of mine went into business building pine furniture,  he had made a sub fence for his very posh spindle moulder from a pine off cut.
         Whilst putting a substantial moulding on a large section of timber and using the sub fence, he said " there was a bang, I stopped pushing the timber through, looked down, and checked that all of my fingers were there (machine still running!!), I carried on, ???,  and felt a flick, there was blood every where".
          He is left with a thumb on his right hand, all fingers on that hand were taken off below the knuckle. 
          The pine fence had cracked/split and was dragged into the cutter block, with his fingers.
           A complete lack of common sense,and respect, I would use mdf/ply in preference for a sub fence, and I would have switched off the machine to check what had caused the bang.

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