Woodworkers have a way of collecting table saw blades. It starts innocently enough with an all-purpose blade or two, and before you know it, you’ve added a dedicated ripping blade, a crosscut model, a dado set, and specialty blades for cutting everything from plywood to composite materials and even metal.
On August 24, 1814, the two year-old War of 1812 took a particularly ugly turn when British soldiers torched the U.S. Capitol Building. The conflagration turned marble columns to lime, reduced the new congressional library to ash, and decimated both the House and Senate chambers. As a result, Congress had to convene in temporary quarters for the next five years.