WT262 – Silver is the New Gray

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Today’s show is sponsored by SawStop!

On today’s show we’re talking about preventing cedar from graying, seeing grain direction in a board, and hinge recommendations for large dropdown drawer fronts.

What’s on the Bench?

  • Marc has starting working on his clothes hamper project.
  • Matt spent some time at his lathe.
  • Shannon is breaking in a new shop dog.

What’s New?


  • Josh and Wilbur both used Douglas Fir for their workbenches. You can follow Wilbur’s entire build on his blog, Giant Cypress
  • Keith and Mark both have good stories about making money from woodworking.


  • Cliff is wondering how to keep his Cedar project from going gray in the sun.
  • Greg needs a hinge recommendation for a fold out shoe drawer.
  • Matt wants to know an easy way to read the grain.

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2 Responses to “WT262 – Silver is the New Gray”

  1. Regarding granite top table saws/tools, as of earlier this year (March 31, 2015?), Steel City tools actually shutdown and liquidated their assets/operations. That closure brought the granite tools concept out the market with them.

    Also regarding Shannon’s comment about Ridgid selling a granite saw years ago. It was a saw manufactured and sold by a manufacturer who also made Steel City tools. Hurray for rebranding.

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