Amazing Tools #4: cedar shake saws

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Blog entry by Gary Fixler posted 06-15-2009 06:56 PM 3328 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is without a doubt the scariest looking sawyer job I’ve seen yet. Check out how casually he thrusts his unsupervised hand at the 4’+ tall circular saw blade!

There are many more videos of people in this job with these saws on YouTube. Scary stuff.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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Peik Löf

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#1 posted 06-15-2009 07:04 PM

holy carp
wonder how many people have been dismembered by machines like that -.-

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#2 posted 06-15-2009 07:15 PM

Wow. I was nervous just watching it. Could NOT do that for a living!

...and proper shakes are riven with a froe, the old-fashioned way. ;)

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings -

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Chris Cunanan

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#3 posted 06-15-2009 07:17 PM

omg, every time he reaches and then cuts the one in front of him at the same time i shriek, haha….anyone know on average how much you get paid to do something like that?? better have goooood insurance, and even if so, i don’t think six figures would even be worth it once u make that first mistake….guys have to be losing arms/hands/digits yearly (maybe even monthly, or daily?? lol)

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#4 posted 06-16-2009 11:57 PM

Probably a min wage job:-(( Remind me of a friend who was building his house. He was hand splittliing shakes. An old man from the area came by, watched him for a while, then ask if he knew what was wrong with hnis shakes? Mark asked, “No, what wrong with them?” The old man said youi’re gonna have to replace them in about a hunderd years ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 12-19-2009 11:57 AM

You can NOT pay me enough to do that job. Ever.

It must be said, that guy has THE biggest balls.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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Kerry Drake

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#6 posted 03-05-2010 10:15 PM

Obviously no one from OSHA has seen this video!

-- Kerry Drake, Loudon NH,

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