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Phonograph Table Saw

The other musical saw
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Take some regular 10-inch table saw blades and inscribe phonograph grooves on them. Outfit your table saw with a needle, amplifier and loud speaker.

Now you can enjoy the lovely strains of “Tea For Two” when cross-cutting, or “Moon River” when ripping. (Your music selection may vary.)

The only technical problem I foresee is that it would be difficult to cut wood with the blade spinning at 33-1/3 rpm.

AO, Jul 11 2003


       Press the blade to play the recording at the correct speed while revolving at standard table saw speed. The recording will be over before you know it, but you won't know it 'cause table saws are really loud.
snarfyguy, Jul 11 2003

       If you used 10-inch serrated CDs, you could spin them at speeds more conducive to cutting and still get a reasonable quantity of music onto them.
friendlyfire, Jul 11 2003

       snarfy is right. You won't hear a thing, and then you'll reeeaally regret it when you bend closer to get a better listen.
Nickynackynoo, Jul 11 2003

       Could you record the song into the boards you're cutting? Thinner areas for high notes, thick for low. Then you can control the tempo, and the song is limited only by board length.
Amos Kito, Jul 11 2003

       "If I had a hammer..."
phoenix, Jul 11 2003

       I'll take the blade from some old table saw
I'll take the arms from some old chair;
I'll take the stuffing from a sofa
And from a horse I'll get some hair (I'll get some hair)
And then I'll put them all together
With some wire and some glue,
And I'll get more singin' from that Goddam dummy
Then I ever got from you.
FarmerJohn, Jul 11 2003

       "The first cut is the deeeepest..."
Nickynackynoo, Jul 11 2003


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