We’d like to share an email we received from one of our woodworkers.
Today we received a load of re-claimed rough sawn white oak. It must have been used as floor joists at some point because there are 3/4″ holes near the ends (probably for wiring)of some of them. All were 10-12 inches wide heavy 8 quarter with the shortest about 10′ long and the longest around 14′. The only problem I could see (other than being filthy) was a bit of wain in most of them. I had one of our new guys straight-line these boards using a method I learned from the show.
All was going well at this point.
This new guy has been in the OJT program for 3 weeks and, near as I can tell, was trying to make a good impression. He had finished 50 or so boards when I heard the unmistakable snap of the Saw Stop followed by the other guys yelling. I rushed over right away and discovered he had ran his right hand into the blade. If that had been ANY other saw that man’s life would have been changed forever. As it turned out he got a minor cut in the palm of his right hand – didn’t even need stitches.
Everybody knows you use a Saw Stop cabinet saw and some will remember a year or more ago you had a contractor version of the Saw Stop on the show. I didn’t rush right out and buy one but I was impressed. Well last fall the non-profit I work for decided I would manage the furniture shop they were planning to open. I think I may have mentioned this to you about the same time.
To make a long story a little bit shorter, I argued for the Saw Stop while our director was in favor of a 12″ Grizzly. I won.
Now to the point.
Because you had that saw on the show our new guy, Jim, has a right hand. For that, I thank you and Jim would too if he knew I was writing.
While I can’t speak for anyone else, I listen when you talk about new products and this time it paid off big.
I do go on a bit, don’t I. Well I though it was important for you to know.
Tell everyone hi and have a great weekend.