Having broke my back in 5 spots years ago was a pain in the you know what.  My Rigid table saw has a really goofy insert plate, and I am thinking about doing a couple videos on both my sheet good supplier and local sawmill.


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    • Nick

      Will do. I have one of them lined up to do it for sure. I’m hoping to be able to both in early spring.

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  1. Brian

    Yes, i’d like to see the videos. I think the natural progression for hobby woodworkers is to start at the big box stores, only to find out their limited. Then go to the Rockler/Woodcraft types, and Whoa, it costs how much? Time for some pallet projects. Now my skills are improving and I want to try some nicer furniture, but I’m intimidated going to a hardwood supplier or a saw mill because I won’t buy much and don’t really know what to look for. That’s where I think your videos would help.

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    • Nick

      Well said Brian. I agree with the progression thing. And it is sometimes fun to challenge yourself and use some nicer wood and maybe try out some techniques or joinery that you haven’t done before. Once again very well said. I hope to have these videos for spring time.

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  2. Jack

    I know I would like to find a local small sawyer, there are ones that cut for railroad ties and pallets, but I haven’t found one that wants to work with ‘little guys’. There is a plywood supplier mainly supports the custom cabinet industry in the area. Still, good tips on what to look for and how not to sound and act like a noob would be nice! … Yes, trips to both would make good videos.

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  3. Jaime

    I agree with Brian. I have a lumber supply nearby but I’ve been a bit intimidated to check it out, mostly for hardwoods. I’d love to see those videos.

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    • Nick

      I think this could be a great video. You are not the first to respond saying you are intimidated to go to your local hardwood sawmill. I got my plywood supplier onboard with doing a video, hopefully I can get my sawmill guy too.

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  4. Steve Collins

    Really enjoyed your talk, Nick.
    Yes I think that would make a great video.
    I often have said to people that if they think their in full control of their lives, then they must not have a bad back. When the spasms come you find out quick that your back runs the show.

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    • Nick

      Thanks Steve. Yeah, the back is a complex thing and it’s never fun to be in pain. Hopefully I can get both suppliers to do a video with me.

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  5. Johnnie52

    It would be very informative to see the video of your suppliers. By all means do them!

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    • Nick

      Thanks Johnnie. I am going to do the plywood place this spring and hopefully the sawmill wants to do one too.

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  6. Troy Dake

    Nick, please do the videos. I believe you and I live relatively close and I have been looking for just such information for a bit now as my skills increase and my desire to branch out and begin using wood other than pine from the orange box store.

    Even if you could email the information I would appreciate it.

    Keep up the great videos, I’ve been enjoying them tremendously. Stay dry and soon stay warm.

    Regards,
    Troy

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    • Nick

      Cool. My plywood supplier has given me the green light and I hoping to get my sawmill to do one too. I will email you some info.

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  7. Kevin Hanes

    Good video. When I want green lumber I have two Amish sawmills within 30 minutes of me. I’m limited to what they are cutting at the time, but I get great prices. Nick I feel your pain, literally. I broke my L2 and herniated L1 through S1 in a motorcycle accident in 07. I don’t know how you do it. The videos anyways. I still take meds daily for the pain, and am still limited to about 2-3 hours a day at best in the shop. So props to you for making it happen!

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    • Nick

      thanks Kevin – yeah some days the pain is unbearable – I have to do a whole routine of stretches twice a day or nothing good happens – the worst is when I “throw out” my back – I know right when it happens and then I have to wait for 30 minutes until I can’t walk for2-3 days – at that point I can’t so much as roll on my side – terrible pain but luckily that only happens 2-3 times a year – what really stinks about it is that some people don’t understand and just tell me to walk it off and take some aspirin – oh well, life happens and it could be a lot worse – thanks for the comment!

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