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Saturday, December 11, 2021



Plan to attend the next NRG Virtual Workshop on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 10:00 AM CST entitled "Using the Table Saw Safely".   Presented by NRG Director Kurt Van Dahm.  This is an updated version of Kurt's talk which was presented at the 2018 NRG Conference in Las Vegas.  As usual this event is free to NRG members while others can attend for the bargain price of $5.00.

The safe use of smaller table saws, like the Byrnes saw, will be the subject of the presentation.  Though smaller than full-sized table saws, model-sized saws can still take a finger off or severely injure the modeler if they are used in an unsafe manner.   Kurt will show how to perform rip cuts, cross cuts, lap joints, miters and other common operations in a safe and efficient manner.  Many modelers say they are totally intimidated by the dangers of the table saw and that they are hesitant to use the saw they purchased.  After this program, these modelers should be less hesitant to use their saw.   And those modelers who routinely use their saws will appreciate the tips on proper saw set-up.   At a minimum this presentation will provide a helpful review of safety tips and might even prevent an injury due to complacency.

Pre-Registration is required, and registration is now open.  Use the link below to register.  This is free to NRG members and non-members can attend for the low price of $5.00.  Follow the directions on the website link page to register.  




NRG members should be able to select the FREE registration option after starting the registration process and entering the email address on file with the NRG.  You may need to log into your NRG account to register for free.  If you're not sure how to log into your account, click here for more information

Not an NRG member?  Click here for information on joining!   We plan to have several of these Workshops each year.  With NRG memberships starting at $40 you will receive the quarterly Nautical Research Journal, discounts on NRG products and FREE admission to the Workshops. 

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In woodworking the table saw (the large one) is the most dangerous tool out there. And many of the same problems exist using the smaller cousins. Kickback from misaligned fences and blades, fingers slipping into the blade due to the unexpected and a whole host of other issues due to repetitive work and inattention are just a few of the dangers. I hope as many folks as possible will attend!


Keep a pleasant hobby pleasant!

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