WT223 – Take a Class or Buy Tools

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On today’s WoodTalk “Weekend Edition”, we’re talking about whether to take a class or spend the same money on buying tools.

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Joe is wondering whether to spend his $1000 graduation money (congrats Dr. Joe) on 8″ jointer, a spiral head lunchbox planer, or take a week long Class at the Connecticut valley school of woodworking on Fundamentals of Furniture-Making with Bob Van Dyke and Steve Kain?

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WT222 – Freaky Teaky Crud

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On today’s show, we’re talking about attaching a sitting bench top to the base, is the router plane fence necessary, and dealing with mystery goo after finishing.

What’s on the Bench?

  • Marc’s got nothing
  • Matt is having his router bit time of the month
  • Shannon has the sniffles from his oily and resinous woods

What’s New?

    • Adam shared a video about the largest plane he’s ever seen.

    • Mitch shared an indie film about plywood: Love Letter to Plywood
    • Shannon shared Jim Tolpin’s video with stop motion animation and woodworking

Poll of the Week

Do You Use Metal Drawer Slides?

Kickback

  • Lance tells us that Ikea using solid wood has been happening in Europe for a while now and this new push must be a North American thing
  • Brian wants to know if Pretentious Matt has suggestions for safety monocles for shop use

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  • John wants to know of a good, strong way to attach a top to a sitting bench
  • Matt wants to know if router plane fences are useful.
  • Michael wants to know where the gooey mess in the bottom of his cedar chest cames from.

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WT221 – Measuring and Marking Tools

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On today’s WoodTalk “Weekend Edition”, we’re talking about measuring and marking tools: which ones we love and how we use them. We also talk about the premium tool market and what is really necessary and what is just bling. (Bling is good sometimes)

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Eric asked us which measuring and marking tools we own and specifically which brands we like.

Our Marking and Measuring Tools

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WT220 – Lil’ Dado and the Rabbets

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On today’s show, we’re talking about using a sliding dovetail to stabilize a panel, fixing gappy dados, and cleaning your files and rasps.

What’s on the Bench?

  • Marc is feelin’ groovy working on his chest of drawers or dresser or bureau.
  • Matt is getting matchy matchy with his chest dados.
  • Shannon is on the bent lam[b] with a Get Woodworking project.

What’s New?

Poll of the Week

Have you ever taught another woodworker?

Kickback

  • Adam reminded us that glue and sawdust also makes a great pore filler.
  • Lucas called us back to update us on the workbench he built over Christmas break instead drinking and partying like the other college kids
  • Dave was concerned about excess moisture in the wood if it is stored outside like in Shannon’s lumber shed.

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  • Jacob wants to know if he can use sliding dovetails to stabilize a wide panel cabinet door.
  • Alan wants to know how to fix a gappy dado.
  • Chris wants to know if he should and how to clean his files and rasps.

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WT219 – Storing Lumber

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On today’s WoodTalk “Weekend Edition”, we’re talking about how we store our lumber.

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David wants to know how we organize our lumber stash and just how organized one needs to be with their lumber storage.

Our Lumber Storage

Also here are some details on Shannon’s Garden/Lumber Shed

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