This weeks feature shows a block cutting guide designed by Larry Haun. To begin with I think Larry is a very skilled framer and has probably forgotten more about that aspect of the business than I will ever know,however…..It appears to me that this could be a very dangerous design.Whenever you cut short blocks from longer stock these blocks should fall free from the saw (blade).The illustration shows the guide being held on the short block.When cutting in this manner the last few inches of cut are critical because you not only have to hold the guide but you also have to hold the block not mention keeping the saw running in a straight line because by this time the guide has probably slipped.Maybe I’m making a big deal out of nothing but this is how it appears to me.Oh and by the way in the illustration are my eyes deceiving me or is this guy already missing a thumb!
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