Sunday, November 20, 2011

American Restoration

My buddy Tom told me the other day that the hit TV show American Restoration is filmed right in my neighborhood. (He was only half right - it was filmed just up the street, but has since moved.) I've never seen the show, so I set the DVR to tape a few episodes.

It's a pretty cool concept, with the guys restoring anything from old candy or coke machines to vintage motorcycles. But I nearly fell off the couch when I saw one of the fellows cutting a 2x4 on the tablesaw like this.

My first thought was - how are you going to restore your teeth if this board you're cutting kicks back and hits you in the mouth!?!

(Hint: when crosscutting, use the mitergauge or a sled.)


Jay Amundson said...

I saw this episode and the table-saw "accident waiting to happen" moment. It made my skin crawl.

I've also seen shows on HGTV with people doing the same sort of thing. One time a guy cross cutting (the 4 foot direction) about a foot off a full sheet of plywood on a small portable table-saw -on the ground- with the fence set up. He had a guy holding the end of the plywood helping him guid the piece though. I almost though up.

Burst pipe damage said...

nice.., really, restoration will work for prevention or repair the damages.