My son's birthday gift

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More progress today support legs on, electrical done, cabinet installed and painted. Still need to poly the oak and make more accessories.
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Question for you all. My focus on this is building safety habits early. So with that do you think I should add a painted zero clearance insert as a reminder of the danger zone for a table saw? I'm not going to route out the spot for one, but painting is an option, but will it ruin the look... that's why I need your opinions. Thank you in advance.
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Beave2012 wrote:Question for you all. My focus on this is building safety habits early. So with that do you think I should add a painted zero clearance insert as a reminder of the danger zone for a table saw? I'm not going to route out the spot for one, but painting is an option, but will it ruin the look... that's why I need your opinions. Thank you in advance.
First, I would not worry about the look as long as it conveys what you want your son to understand and you teach him what it means. I think some kind of physical guard would be more of an every day reminder without having to maybe say stay away from the "red" area until he learns that concept.
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Gave the table a custom paint job. Just need to poly it up now.
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Re: My son's birthday gift

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It's great to hear that you're making progress on your son's birthday gift! It's always a special feeling to create something with your own hands.
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Sounds like you're up to something exciting for the big day. Can't wait to see the final result – you've got us all intrigued! You know, I've always appreciated useful gifts too. Speaking of birthdays, my buddy's got one coming up, and he's tying the knot soon as well.
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Looks like a great tool for a lucky kid! Very clever idea.
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Futurama Forever!
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Great looking project, great Dad effort. Using a nibbler was a brilliant choice, and I'm a Futurama fan too. Now that he's 5 years older has he upgraded any of his equipment?
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Re: My son's birthday gift

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An ad for the InvenTable cardboard cutting machine popped up on a video. It uses a nibbling tool like Beave2012 did with his design.

I now realize his son is 6 years older and maybe using other tools.
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