There’s a great website I’ve been meaning to talk about for quite a while, called CutList Optimizer. I’m currently working on a video about it, and this is the accompanying article. As the name says, CutList Optimizer generates lists for the optimal way to cut stock into the sizes you need for a project.
Sorry it’s been a while since I uploaded a blog post. I can’t say for sure why I haven’t been posting, but I want to remedy that. Here’s a start.
I just finished editing a new video, and uploading it to YouTube. The video has some closeups of my SawStoP PCS’s cast iron table top, which means that all the ugly scratches were brought out front and center. Don’t bother looking for them in the video, though, because I edited them out using various masking techniques. Why did I edit them out? Read on to find out.
Let’s go sleuthing! We’re going to uncover the secrets of a SawStop brake, like how it knows if the blade touched your finger or just a nail. And we’ll discover that it’s not as simple as we thought. So if you think you know everything there is to know about how, when, and why a SawStop brake gets triggered, Wait! There’s more!
It seems everyone and their brother are recommending this blade, so I thought I’d give it a try.
I made MAJOR progress over the last few days, even if I did have to build the drawer 3 times before I was satisfied with it.
I finally managed to get back to working on the router table. Today I added the melamine top.
Steve Ramsey announced on Instagram a couple of days ago that he’s opening up his “Powered Up” online course for enrollment again. And of course I don’t have the review video ready. It would have been nice if Steve had given me a heads up. 😛 (Just kidding - Steve has no idea who I am, I’m sure.)
I had an interesting (and very positive) interaction with Amazon today.
One of my favorite statements is “You don’t know what you don’t know.” It’s so true, and yet we forget it every day. Here’s an example, based on a real life event that happened to me yesterday.