I realised if I try do this in a well-considered and thought out approach, it ain't happening. So, without further ado I couldn't resist making a photo-response to this post [sorry :( I have come close a few times doing exactly that].
What I learned: if you think to yourself " This is stupid and going to end badly" you probably shouldn't do it. Don't mess with power tools. In thise case a bench saw. While making a wooden 'treasure box' for a friend, more on that when I actually get around to finishing it.
Those are little slivers of fingernail on my shirt :)
What I learned today: I need to learn 'formatting'.