My name is Erjk Bouwer, I’ve been working with miter saws and various other power tools casually for over a decade. While a teenager, I worked summer jobs doing almost every construction trade, learning little tips and tricks and, more importantly, what not to do! I certainly wouldn’t consider myself an apprentice in any one trade. I have worked on projects and done labour for a certified tradesmen in almost every common trade when it comes to residential construction.
The last few years I’ve been doing little woodworking projects here and there. Any type of weekend project for home or shop that helps out friends and family. I consider myself a hobbyist and nothing more. The advice and guides I write about here are purely from first hand hobbyist experience, with a dash of workplace experience. I certainly don’t know everything there is to know about power tools, but I am continually learning with an open ear. The reason I started North Morgan Creek Hardware is to have a space that I can talk about power tools and anything related to them. I chose to focus on miter saws as I begin this journey simply because they’re the tool I’ve found myself using the most!
Much of what I write about here whether it’s about miter saws or other power tools, is information that I wish I had readily available to me when I started out. Much of this information is simply a compilation of information available on google. When I had a question or didn’t know how to do something, I would research the answer. This lead me to many sites and online forums in that are construction or tool related. My hope is to answer the same questions I had for anyone else who might be in the same position as me.
Again, I’m a hobbyist. I do not declare my information here is the bible of miter saws and power tools; and I don’t think that my guides are completely exhaustive. Much of the content at North Morgan Creek Hardware is simply a solution I found to a problem I had at the time.
For example, one day I realized my miter saw blade was really gummed up from cutting wood that was probably too sappy, wood I shouldn’t have been cutting in the first place. My miter saw blade was a mess and I figured I’d be opening the wallet to purchase a new blade. I thought I may as well see if I can find any good guides on how to clean a miter saw blade.
I eventually found many guides explaining how to clean a circular saw blades. However, these guides were mostly for skill saws and table saws. The first half of the guide was explaining how to remove the blade from your table saw or other circular saw. While it isn’t that much of an inconvenience, I figured I could make my own guide. What worked and didn’t work for me. Guides that are geared specifically towards miter saws.
The aim of all the content here at North Morgan Creek Hardware is simple, be helpful. The goal is to point people in the right direction and offer tips along the way.
If you would like to offer another or better solution to a problem I’ve posted about here, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d be glad to update my content with the latest and greatest options for miter saw solutions. I’m still learning, and plan to do so as long as I’m using power tools!