Tuesday, February 26, 2013

cedar knot shrapnel

Working on another round of shipping crates and came across this gem of a cedar knot. 
every now and then table saw work will create this opportunity image, where the knot is really highlighted.
to keep working quickly i busted this slat at the knot, than finished the other dimensional cuts.
 i can't help but to admire the variety of the wood growth in a tree.

as a side note: when the table saw blade starts to slice into the knot it creates a sort of wood shrapnel effect that will pepper across your feed hand and possibly your face. 
safety glasses when working with saws is important for many reasons. wood shrapnel from knots is just one of them.

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