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  1. It was a typical "something happened, check for blood and missing digits" moment. I was pushing the plywood through the cut, there was a loud bang and the saw stopped, and I was looking around to see what happened. I was a little perplexed because all went suddenly silent, except for the dust collector. I am pleased that the saw worked as intended. As for the force of the brake, I had to use a hammer to beat the brake off the blade. It tore a tooth off the blade in the process.
  2. I was crosscutting a 1/2 inch piece of Baltic Birch plywood on my SawStop contractor saw last weekend when my brake went off. No part of me was near the blade, and the only irregular thing was that I was cutting a 45 degree bevel for a box. As expected, the blade was ruined. I emailed SawStop to figure out what happened, and got this response: Who knew? Big Brother exists.
  3. Epoxy on plywood will work. Fiberglass is not necessary unless you need it for strength.
  4. Not woodworking advice, but when in Williamsburg you need to go to Pierce's Open Pit Barbecue on Rochambeau Road. Also, get a sandwich at The Cheese Shop on Duke of Gloucester Street. Try the house sauce on your sandwich. Have fun!
  5. With regard to wood movement, search for Todd Clippinger's video about building an interior door. He made the door with a core of OSB and wrapped it with 3/4 inch stock (poplar, I think, because he was painting it). It made for a very straight and stable door. I will follow his method next time I need to build a door. I found the link: http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com/journal/2014/7/20/demystifying-door-construction
  6. Thanks for all the replies. I think I will stay away.
  7. I use a service called camelcamelcamel to track prices on Amazon and to provide me with notices when the price of items has dropped below a certain threshold. One of the items I am tracking is a Festool Domino XL. I keep getting price alerts on a Domino XL which is $700, around half the price of a new one. It is purportedly "used-like new" and the seller is a new seller to Amazon. The link is below: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B007RB7JA4/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used My question is this: Has anyone had any experience purchasing from non-Amazon sellers on Amazon, and if so, have they been bad experiences? If this was eBay I wouldn't even think about it; I just wonder if Amazon has any further vetting of its sellers.
  8. Green Valley Wood Products is in Brazil, Indiana, which is around 60 miles West of Indianapolis. A link to their webpage is below: http://www.gvwp.net/
  9. This is quite the haul of hand tools coming up for auction in a couple of weeks: http://kaufman-auctions.com/index.php?ap=1&pid=51428
  10. Well, it sounds like it was a coincidence, but.... If I was a business that occupied a market space that was fairly narrow and defined, and as some say shrinking or dying due to an aging demographic (not that I agree, but just for example), I don't know that I would cede any ground to my primary competitor. I would take steps to keep my name in front of my customers and would-be customers through all available means, just to remind them that I am still in the marketplace, particularly during an event that is sponsored by and focused on my primary competitor. A number of years ago, Coke sponsored nine cars touting their brand during the Pepsi 400, the 4th of July race at Daytona. It allowed for the word "Coke" to be frequently stated during the race to break up the Pepsi monopoly. BTW, it would have worked better if Jeff Gordon hadn't won driving a Pepsi car.
  11. Hey Ben - some of us were curious about the timing of the new website launch - there was something going on in Cincinnati in that same time frame. Just a coincidence, I assume? Website looks great, and the podcast is even better with you and Tom (no slight to Asa and Ed). You, Mike, Matt and Tom seem to have a very good chemistry. Keep up the good work.
  12. Do you think the trees are attacking to get even for all the furniture making?
  13. Barring a miracle or some other supernatural event, my plans to attend WIA in Covington appear to be going up in smoke. Work intervenes, which stinks, because I have been waiting for it to come back to Cincinnati since it is only 2 1/2 hours west of here. Anyone going? I feel the need for salt for my wound.
  14. As first glance, I wondered if this was a jab at April Wilkerson, given the similarity in dress. However, it looks like she has other videos on non-woodworking topics where she is similarly attired.
  15. I'm not sure what is going through her head, but I would guess that she is going to stick with simple construction methods because that's what keeps her audience coming back to her Youtube channel. As Marc has said, his business is producing videos; they just happen to be about woodworking. If Ana White tried to head into the territory occupied by the 360 Woodworking guys (i.e., more historic or fine furniture), I think her audience would disappear. I think Ana White is more about process than result - she appeals to the "look what I did" crowd. Besides, if her projects fall apart after a year or two, her fans can simply rebuild them.