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thekingisdead
08-22-2007, 01:20 AM
My college says I have to leave my singing saws at home "unless I have an academic reason" for bringing them, because they consider them to be weapons.

Eff. That. Ess.

It's an art school, and I know at some point I will be taking recording classes, but not for a few quarters.

Academic reasons, anyone?


or, is it possible to wear down the teeth and still have a good sounding saw? suggestions on how to grind those chompers down?


[Edited on 8-22-0707 by thekingisdead]

garyw
08-22-2007, 02:55 AM
so you don't forget how to play it?:mad:

tomatoesandradiowires
08-22-2007, 04:34 AM
I know the last thing anyone in college wants to do is spend money, but you could invest in some toothless saws.

i.am.superman
08-22-2007, 08:00 AM
yeah and i could bash someone over the head with my banjo pretty hard and do a lot worse than you could with your saws.

jefferoo
08-22-2007, 08:08 AM
why not take your saws to an auto body shop and have them sand the teeth down for you?

thekingisdead
08-22-2007, 08:13 AM
will sanding down the teeth affect the sound?

jefferoo
08-22-2007, 08:18 AM
It's time to find out.

WITRDJDan
08-22-2007, 09:44 AM
just take them...but make sure you are discrete about having them...if kids and get by with storing copious amount if illicit substances you can keep a saw.

jacky-chan
08-22-2007, 09:45 AM
I say just bring it and apologize that you "misinterpreted the school's policy"

Odds are that nobody will hassle you about it.

Aqualad
08-22-2007, 10:21 AM
tell them you didn't know musical instruments were banned from school grounds.

jefferoo
08-22-2007, 10:43 AM
I smell a lawsuit.

funeralpudding
08-22-2007, 11:05 AM
For what somebody would charge you to sand down the teeth you could probably buy your own Dremel and do it. Just round them enough so that a demonstration on your arm doesn't hurt too bad.

jefferoo
08-22-2007, 12:20 PM
who is the guy-guy around here? let me guess...

tomatoesandradiowires
08-22-2007, 12:22 PM
If they're still not convinced your saws aren't weapons, threaten them with your gun.

Stephen_Pearcy
08-22-2007, 02:19 PM
Originally posted by jefferoo
who is the guy-guy around here? let me guess...

Me, motherfucker

http://www.stephen-pearcy.com/bio_files/Press-Small-Color.jpg

emmi_i
08-22-2007, 04:25 PM
Originally posted by thekingisdead

It's an art school, and I know at some point I will be taking recording classes, but not for a few quarters.

Academic reasons, anyone?

[Edited on 8-22-0707 by thekingisdead]

you could try sanding them or wearing them down. I haven't tried it on mine, but even bending in the teeth with a hammer might work since it's the vibration on the opposite side that causes it to resonate, if you have a really cheep saw it might be worth it to see if that works while still keeping the sound pure.
... It's an art school though, so maybe you'll "need" it to saw wood for some sort of art project? tell them you plan on making a kick-ass table or something if they're really serious about it.

theaddingmachine
08-23-2007, 07:26 AM
give them a free concert

Drake19
08-23-2007, 12:30 PM
Tell them you're the gardeners new assistant. Or shave the teeth down.

poe
08-23-2007, 12:36 PM
unless you can play it in PEP BAND you might have a problem with this one!

Siah
08-23-2007, 12:54 PM
Tell them that you need it for the recording classes in a couple quarters?

tomatoesandradiowires
08-23-2007, 01:02 PM
Do one of those magic shows where you saw someone in half but not really to wow them and show how safe they are.