Upside Down Rainbow All The Way Across the Sky

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On today’s show we’re talking about: troubles with a low angle Jack plane, does a square need to be square, and poly or varnish?

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What’s On the Bench

  • Marc finished up his Miter saw bench and built a lollipop rainbow
  • Matt is playing daddy while trying to work on his sideboard
  • Shannon got a new adze and is carving bowls

What’s New


Will has the Woodpecker’s DelVie square and it has become his most reached for tool.


  • An Ethiopian woodworker called in for advice on locating used industrial grade machinery
  • Stan is a dentist who called in to comment on Marc’s dental power carving experience
  • Spencer is excited to get rid of his miter saw fence

Lumber Industry Update

Thousand canker disease is rampant and Walnut is quarantined from import from other states. Check out the quarantine map to see how it might effect you.


    • Differences between polyurethane and varnish
    • Dan wonders how important it is for a square to be perfectly square
    • Andres is having trouble with his low angle jack when he pushes it, yet it works when he pulls it.

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2 Responses to “Upside Down Rainbow All The Way Across the Sky”

  1. So… yeah, my smoother and block planes work great. Now I have to clean my bench enough that I can lay it down and chop the legs a few inches. Thanks for the extra work, I guess.

    But really… Any time in the shop is good time, right?

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