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    TS splitter

    OK one more more quick project.

    I am a big believer in splitters on the TS. If I had an old guard I would probably cut it up. But since I don't I needed to make one. Again, I am a woodworker. Why should I buy what I can make from scraps??

    Trace the existing throat plate out on piece of scrap lumber. Plane it to thickness. Put on a small blade and let the fence hold the plate in place. Slowly raise the blade up into the plate. Cut the slot through the back and add a splitter. Mine just happened to be round because that was the stock I had. But I like the shape. It seems to start easier.

    Another scrap pile freebie.
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    Nothing wrong with shop made. That's all I've ever used. I use ply for the stability factor but probably don't need to. There's not that much change in the weather around here. I love the surfboard look. Mahalo.
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    Glenn beat me to the surfboard comment. I thought Barbie was gonna hit the waves.

    Looks good, Jeff. Like Glenn said, nothing wrong with shop-made, and it's a good use of some of those little pieces of wood that a lot of us just can't seem to throw away.
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    That'll get the job done, Jeff. I made my own too, but didn't use the right material (weak wood) and it didn't last long. Found a deal on an Excalibur Merlin and LOVE it.

    BTW, for those who wish to do this, a riving knife shape may prove more benificial and even work with panel sleds (unlike my Merlin).

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    Very cool! Looks fast too!

    Nice job...
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    I guess I am farther inland than ya'll, I was thinking of the theme song from Jaws as it seemed like a shark fin to me!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    I guess I am farther inland than ya'll, I was thinking of the theme song from Jaws as it seemed like a shark fin to me!!!!
    Yeah, either that or "WIPE OUT!!!!" And all sorts of surfer songs start playing in the background. Jim.
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    After losing part of my left-hand second finger I decided to fashion a splitter and blade guard.




    As far as I am concerned, a splitter and blade guard combo is the single most important table saw safety feature--yet the stock setup on most saws leaves a lot to be desired.

    You can view and read about mine at:

    http://www.thewoodshop.20m.com/howto_splitter.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    Nothing wrong with shop made. That's all I've ever used. I use ply for the stability factor but probably don't need to. There's not that much change in the weather around here. I love the surfboard look. Mahalo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack loganbill View Post
    After losing part of my left-hand second finger I decided to fashion a splitter and blade guard.
    That is a really good idea Jack.

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