On today’s show, we’re talking about double tenons vs large single tenons, mortising for curves, when to sharpen your hand saws, and our thoughts on two new furniture-building shows (Framework and Ellen’s Design Show).
What’s on the Bench?
- Marc – Starting the chest of drawers, because calling a tall chest of drawers a “dresser” is dumb.
- Shannon – Started display shelf and thinks it boring
- Matt – Started the dresser build, because calling it a tall dresser is as cool as bowties and beards
- TWW Live on Friday at 8pm Eastern at TheWoodWhisperer.com
- A Video Look at an English Lumber Yard
- A video shared by Brandon Gore called Gas Dust and Grease
Poll of the Week
We share our thoughts on Ellen’s Design Challenge and Framework, two new TV shows about furniture design.
PLUS…tune in to this week’s Weekend Edition of WoodTalk for an interview with Brandon Gore, one of the judges on Framework for an insider’s take on the show and furniture design.
Roberto sent us a picture of what happens when you put a lightbulb, finish, and glue into a Coleman cooler and leave it for two weeks. (sounds like an intro to a bad joke).
Glenn, Glen, Tim, and Jeremy all have suggestions for keeping finishes and glue from freezing. None of these we recommend (see the episode on Project Creep).
- Crickett wants to know if he should use single or double tenons.
- Dan is stumped on how to deal with a curved rail and many slat mortises.
- Craig wants to know how to know when his saw is dull and how to know if it is a poorly tuned saw or bad technique throwing off his cut.