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My main focus is on newbies, but I also have a lot of content that may be more useful to the seasoned woodworker. So whether you’re just starting out, or you’ve been doing this for a while, take a look around.

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Blog Posts - Page 2 of 6

How you can help my YouTube channel

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Sometimes it’s hard to be a YouTube content creator. You have to come up with a new idea, figure out how to present it, then film it and edit it so that people won’t lose interest and stop watching. Not to mention coming up with a thumbnail and title that hopefully will interest people, without misrepresenting what the video is actually about (clickbait). But that’s not what this post is about.

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The Masters (with pictures!)

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In yesterday’s post I talked about hitting a wall, and how I needed a little break. It’s actually perfect timing, because The Masters (golf tournament) started today, and my wife and I love to watch the TV coverage.

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Hitting a wall

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Sometimes, when engaging in a creative endeavor like making videos, writing books, or making music, there comes a time when you just hit a wall. Full stop. WTF am I doing, how did I get here, and can I go home now?

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Wax On, Wax Off

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Today I tried again to clean some rust and smudges off my SawStop PCS’s cast iron table, and put a protective coating on it. It continues to amaze me that I don’t seem to be able to exhaust the ways in which I can fail, or at least not totally succeed. But I continue to gain comfort in the knowledge that my failures are the reason I can create videos and articles that help other people avoid those failures.

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Setting Up a SawStop PCS T-Glide Fence

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I’ve got a new article up about how to setup a SawStop PCS T-Glide fence. I’d like any input you might care to give. I already have some changes coming, but I know it’s a work in progress.

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How would you respond to this?

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I received a comment on my SawStop Saved My Thumb video, and I’m trying to come up with a good response. I’m hoping some of you might have some suggestions. And just so you know, contrary to what you might think, these comments don’t bother me. I usually come up with pretty good responses. But this one has me a little stumped.

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Saying Goodbye to a Dear Friend

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It was time to say goodbye to a dearly beloved friend today - someone who had been there for me from the beginning, but always put me in place when I got out of line. Yes, it was time to say goodbye…

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I’ve never really felt old, until today

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I’m 62 years old, but normally I don’t feel old at all. Oh, some grunting when I get up out of a chair, a few aches and pains, but I just don’t normally feel like I’m 62. Until today.

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