So I know this has been brought up before, but safety can never be brought up too many times. Today I had a close call while using a table saw. My dad and I were sawing some 2x8, taking off 6 inches from the end. The first one went fine, though we had to stop the saw and flip the wood over to get that last little bit. The second one was when we had the problem. We had just gotten through and I was reaching to turn the saw off, the saw caught the 6x8x2 piece of wood and shot it at the ceiling with it ricocheting down, nicking my back on the way to the floor. The speed in which it happened is astonishing and it was a very good reminder, always be careful around power tools! I suppose there might have been a safer way to do the cutting, but the radial arm saw wasn't working and we were doing the best we could with the table saw. Though this was just for our garden it could very well have been for theatre. I know how often we all have to cut corners in theatre, but please at all times be careful, if the block of wood had been shot a little lower I could very well be dead.