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About mattvan

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    I like woodworking. I like lamp.

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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. John D...Blah right back at you LOL!!!
  10. 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 s
  11. "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 fro
  12. I wonder if I can get a sponsorship?
  13. 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 reusi
  14. 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. 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!