In this episode of FerryTalk I mention how I am working on putting together plans for the projects and how close I am to finally getting a table saw.  And of course how this is the very first video I had done on the first try and in one take.


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4 Responses

  1. Steve Collins

    Enjoyed it, Nick. Glad to hear about the saw. I’m still using my Craftsman 113 that I bought in 95 which I have had no problems with other than the fence, but solved that with a T2.

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    • Nick

      I hoping sooner than later on the saw but we’ll see. I’m like a kid on christmas morning, can’t wait.

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  2. Bob Bollard

    About to watch your video, know it will be good. Wanted to talk saws a bit first. I got bit about 2 months ago by a $300. contractor model. Thank God the blade was up only 1/8″. As it was, I made a nice 1/8th kerf cut along all four fingers! I am pretty much healed up, but have lost feeling in the tip of my “rude” finger. Even such a minor loss, however, is a daily, heck minute to minute reminder of that split second. SO, where was I? Oh yeah, so the blood spots won’t come off the saw table, another subtle hint to be careful. But my main thought is “$2000.00 for a SawStop is NOT too expensive, never, not now way, no how!” Personally, I am saving $100/mo out of my VA disability and in 18 months, well, call the SawStop people!! Until then, You and I be extra careful. Enjoy your shows & chats & all, Nick. Consider you friend. Best regards, Bob Bollard, San Diego, CA

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    • Nick

      I know a lot of people will disagree when it comes to this issue and of course we need to each make our OWN decisions regarding what safety level we take in our own shops. One thing I do know for certain is that I am fallible and I do have reminders of that from time to time. Having that safety net makes me feel better. Some may not justify the safety feature but I do. Also, it is of my opinion that it is not necessarily an added cost. Steve Johnson wrote a great article (which I agree with) comparing quality, high end saws. And feature per feature, quality per quality, the SawStop is right up there with other high quality saws. The bonus is the safety aspect. Glad to here your experience wasn’t worse, we all know it could have been. I don’t know how long it will take to save for it but I will, I’m determined. But the harder you work for things, the more you sacrifice, the more weight they hold in how you value them. Which I’m sure you know all too well being a veteran. And thank you for your service! It has been a hot button topic as of late regarding advertisements in woodworking videos. But given the right opportunity, I would seriously consider it. Without a table saw I feel limited on the projects I can show you guys. I’ll get there, I’m not worried about that. Thanks for the support Bob, it is much appreciated!

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