Disclaimer: If you follow ANY advice you see in this thread - I am NOT in any way responsible and you get what you deserve...
Had a horrible kickback today on the TS. Was a fairly large drawer front that 'could' have done some serious damage to my 'stuff' due to me being so tall.
Fortunately, I was prepared as always and the drawer front bounced right off me without even a scratch. (Made a hell of a dent in the drawer front though when it hit me)
I now introduce my custom designed (and FULLY adjustable!) ballistic groin protector designed especially for use with table saws:
Rope is worn around neck and is easily adjustable to set proper height of ballistic panel to protect ANYONES groin no matter how tall or short you may be. I 'generally' adjust this one so that the bottom of the ballistic panel is almost level with the top of the table saw. This usually provides me with plenty of 'coverage' when doing most TS cutting operations.
I still consider this a 'prototype' and under construction as my Kevlar fabric has not arrived from West Systems yet and it is not entirely complete until I get that all done and epoxied up properly... Plan to have it professionally painted (after the Kevlar and epoxy work is done) to match my clothes so people can not even tell when I am wearing it. May just take a picture of me in my normal work clothes and have the image enlarged and then stick that on the top of the ballistic panel - depends on how much the painting will cost vs. how 'realistic' it will look in the end...
Thinking about making the 'plans' for this available soon and selling them in the classified section here for about $75.00 or so. I think that is a 'reasonable' price when one considers what exactly they are 'protecting'.
Not one to be a 'slacker' and leave his dogs 'unprotected' when they are in the shop and possibly nearby when I am doing stuff on the TS - I hooked them up as well with special protective gear.
I NEVER do stuff 'half-way'.
What do you guys think? Am I on to something good here? (or just ON 'something good' here) LOL!