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About mattvan

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  • Birthday 04/16/1971

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  • Woodworking Interests I like woodworking. I like lamp.

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  1. mattvan added a post in a topic Matt vanderlist ears are ringing...I knew someone was talking about me... CHORTLE!

    Thanks everyone for the kind words and the support!

    Marc is absolutely right about not being able to leave. No sooner do I think the show would do better with someone else... then I realize my co-hosts wouldn't have anyone to befuddle them with mixed up figures of speech or mispronounced words. They'd get away with murder!

    PLUS, I keep thinking we're only days away from that full-on Grape Soda sponsorship. How could I miss out on that opportunity??? And besides...I can't let the trolls and haters win, they'd like that too much.

    Thank you again everyone, I'm not going anywhere...I bleed Wood Talk!
  2. mattvan added a post in a topic Do I have to use a dust collector with a SawStop?   

    For what it's worth, I think this was already addressed in the previous replies, a shop vac is not ideal...but it could help at the least.

    Not too long ago I forgot to reattach the DC hose to my SawStop and didn't notice until I was done cutting. There was a little bit more sawdust in the air, but nothing outrageous. And when I walked around the back to reattach the had shot a stream of dust and chips out the back at least 4ft in a line. It looked like it had been deliberately sprayed there.

    Inside the cabinet, not much dust had accumulated. The dust shroud worked amazing.

    Just to be transparent about my relationship with SawStop they are a Sponsor of my show...but I'd tell this story even if they weren't.
  3. mattvan added a post in a topic Table Saw Help!!   

    Glad to help alleviate at least a little bit of the unknown. That's the stressful part. Now that you've identified it, at least you know you're not going insane LOL.
  4. mattvan added a post in a topic Table Saw Help!!   

    That's kind of what I was thinking. This type of fence is easy to deflect and sometimes needs a little extra help on the backside. I went so far as adding a clamp. I feel your anger!!!
  5. mattvan added a post in a topic Table Saw Help!!   

    What model saw is this, if you don't mind sharing? What type of fence system does it have? My first saw saw had a decent fence system, BUT I noticed it still deflected while the cut was being completed. As soon as I finished the cut, it went right back into place. i never felt the deflection, but had the same exact result you did.
  6. mattvan added a post in a topic Table Saw Help!!   

    My gut says the issue is still the fence BUT I'm wondering if the blade needs to be further adjusted? How is the parallelism of the front and back of the blade with the miter slot and or fence?
  7. mattvan added a post in a topic Podcaster "Put-Ups"   

    Thank you! It's much appreciated. It's the little golden nuggets that help the most.

    Take that Shannon you anti-hand plane fence person you!!!
  8. mattvan added a post in a topic Step Up and critique the Podcasters   

    I've extended this offer numerous times over the years, only a few have ever accepted (Shannon). My show is always happy to accept videos and episodes from people who would like to try their hand at the whole podcasting thing.

    No long term commitments, just an opportunity to dip your toes in the water. Any takers?
  9. mattvan added a post in a topic Step Up and critique the Podcasters   

    John D...Blah right back at you LOL!!!
  10. mattvan added a post in a topic Step Up and critique the Podcasters   

    So after thinking about it some more I want to extend John an apology for my gut reaction vs a more thoughtful and perhaps humorous response. I love some biting sarcasm and wish I had thrown some into what I wrote LOL.

    John you are entitled to your opinion whether I like it or not. Same with everyone else who wants to do the same.

    My question back to John and everyone else who feels my show has degraded, when was the last time you visited? Was it over the summer? Was it just recently when I'm starting back up with build projects?

    And regarding the amount of talking, what would you suggest would be better? Pantomime lol??? But seriously, are you looking purely for tool scenes and no explanation or sound?

    I'd love some genuine feedback!

  11. mattvan added a post in a topic Step Up and critique the Podcasters   

    "One Big Fat Infomercial....nothing really learning from this podcast anymore...irrelevant unless you want to know about the latest gimmick or um gimmick. To much talking and not enough visual."

    I'm sorry you feel my show isn't worth the effort anymore, after 6 almost 7 years of creating FREE content it can get a little stale at times. But what's amazing to me is the consistant flow of emails and comments from people who are just now getting into woodworking and found my content useful.

    Since YOU don't find it useful anymore, rather than "critqueing" it as "nothing really learning from this podcast anymore...irrelevant" why don't you call it what it is to you..."remedial". Your critque easily suggests no one should watch it simply because you don't like it anymore.

    I realize there are a lot more advanced woodworkers out there and my content isn't geared to them, fact is, it never was. From day 1 I've never claimed to be a professional or any such thing, I'm an amateur woodworker sharing my experiences...that's it. This includes projects, techniques and tool purchases (were you ever there at some point in your woodworking career?)

    As for "To much talking and not enough visual" from day one MBW was an audio only iPods didn't exist until easily 6 months AFTER I started the show (and by the way I was the first to take a chance on this medium, no one else was around at the time and I can't tell you the number of emails I received telling me it woodworking podcasts will never take off...ever!)

    To this day...OVER HALF of the audience still listens to the audio only feed. And regardless of that fact, what would you rather have me do, stand there and point at what's happening? Going back to my earlier point about new woodworkers finding my content helpful, it also has to do with my explaining what's happening and why.

    I understand you're offering what you think is a helpful critique but it seriously lacks any real merit. A critique is someone who has experience in the area they're talking about. Where's your content? Would it just be clips of wood being cut or shaped without any narration of why or what is happening? Would you NOT share your experiences with existing tools or new tools people have questions about?

    I'd offer you a refund, but I don't get paid to produce the content. I make very little income off of advertising on the show (in fact, I usually receive tools or supplies in exchange for that ad money), I work 40 hours a week plus spending time with my family plus everything else I do with other shows and with all do respect to my fellow podcasters, I still manage to get a video out on a regular basis.

    I don't claim to have the best show, I don't expect special treatment because I was the first, but I'm not going to sit here and have my show slandered! You obviously have a problem with me...John my email is feel free to send it directly to me.
  12. mattvan added a post in a topic SawStop works!!   

    I wonder if I can get a sponsorship?
  13. mattvan added a post in a topic SawStop works!!   

    From what it sounds like, and I have an extra cartridge to try this out with when I do my review of my SawStop saw, the actual damage to the blade can be minimal.

    The choice is then up to the user whether they want to continue using it. I have a crosscut blade for my old mitersaw that threw a tooth a long time ago. What scares me the most about using it still is that I have no idea when it broke free. But after inspecting the rest of the blade I don't see anything wrong with it or any loose welds on the carbide tips.

    I guess I'd do the same with my tablesaw blade if I considered reusing it?
  14. mattvan added a post in a topic SawStop works!!   

    I automatically find myself kind of "stepping to the side" whenever I start up the saw's come from years of remembering who used it the last time and anticipating that I forgot to tighten something for some reason LOL.
  15. mattvan added a post in a topic SawStop works!!   

    As soon as you mentioned knicking the miter gauge it immediately made sense about the brake kicking in. Maybe for cuts made where there's a possibility of hitting something like a miter gauge or such I'll have to activate the Bypass option for those cuts LOL?!

    I remember hearing also that the blade typically can be reused after tripping the brake, but it's a comfort issue as far as I'm concerned. If you're not comfortable with it...or if you want to use it as a great excuse to buy a new one!

    Glad to hear your safe, that's all that matters!