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Blog Posts - Page 3 of 6

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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Bought the SawStop PCS

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I bought the 1.75hp SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw with the 36” top and T-Glide fence from the Woodcraft store in Fountain Valley, CA. The store’s run by a really nice couple - the kind of people I’d love to get to know. Too bad the store is so far away, relatively speaking. If you’re in the neighborhood, drop in and say Hi.

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Dust Collection using 4 Dust Deputies

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There was an interesting post in the SawStop Users’ Group on Facebook, by Owen Howlett. I asked him if I could share it in my blog and he graciously said “yes”. I’ll try to do it justice here by copying and pasting, but I’ll also ask Owen to comment on the post once it’s up. If I make any changes, I’ll modify the title or something so you know there’s new info.

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A little more progress, a little more pain - Router Table: Day 20

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I got the tongue & groove video out yesterday, and I got a little more done today. But my posts will be kind of sporadic for a little while, because I managed to slice a finger yesterday, and a thumb today, on the same f’ing chisel blade. That makes it a little difficult to type, and I’m actually a little discouraged for having done 3 dangerously stupid things in the span of a week. So I’m in no hurry to get anything else done for a while.

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Woodworking and ADD

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This post is about how my ADD affects my woodworking, and a revelation I just had that I think will have a huge positive impact on my woodworking life, and hopefully others. If you agree, please share this post.

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My SawStop Saved My Thumb (pt. 1)

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Most of you who read this blog already know this from my social media posts, but yesterday I found out that my SawStop brake works just fine. I stuck my thumb in the blade, and BAM! the brake kicked in, and saved my thumb.

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No scheduled blog posts until Monday

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I’m working on a new video, so I don’t have any blog posts planned until Monday. Yes, this is a blog post telling you there’s no blog post. Think about that for a while.

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