Time for another Tablesaw Training Workshop. I’d like to do it next Wednesday, Aug. 16 starting at about 6 or 6:30pm. The workshop lasts about 2.5 to 3 hours.
We’ll need a keyholder who is willing to bottomline the event and someone more in touch with what going on than me to let me know if we will be conflicting with or disturbing any other events or activies going on. Does anyone know if someone has made a crosscut sled for the new tablesaw?
Then, of course, we’ll need participants. 5 is about the max considering the space available and ensuring enough time for everyone to do practise cuts. As a participant you will be required to provide your own safety glasses (required), dust mask (optional) and hearing protection (optional). I will bring some suitable scraps of wood for demonstration and practise cuts. There is no charge for this training although I’m sure the Donatio box wouldn’t mind being fed something.
The training will cover safety extensively (including kickback prevention/mitigation techniques), machine anatomy, machine settings, basic operations, blade selection and basic ripping and crosscutting techniques. Everyone will get a chance to perform a few practise cuts. You should come away from this knowing enough to confidently and safely operate a tablesaw to perform basic ripping and crosscutting operations. The tablesaw can do much, much more than this but this will provide a good jumping off point for those who want to explore more advanced topics after they’ve gotten a bit more experience with the basics.
Respond to this thread if you would like more info or if you would like to reserve a spot for the workshop.