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On today’s show we’re talking about cleaning HVLP guns between coats,width of the plane mouth, swirlies, and our featured topic: kids in the shop.
What’s On the Bench
- Marc is editing Matt’s sofa table videos and has a public service message about woodworking plan scams.
- Matt is starting on casement moulding.
- Shannon is playing with SketchUp and making and re-making models.
- Jim attended a Lie Nielsen event and got the skinny on adjusting a rabbeting block plane.
- Chris was going to build his daughter’s bed, but upon Marc’s advice is not going to buy one.
- Oscar says the wax fixed up his Dewalt pine planing problem.
- James – Hey guys, I have a 4 year old son who is about the same age as Marc son and works in the shop with me almost nightly. Now we do live in a cul-de-WAC in a very nice subdivision and my son has made a friend with one of my neighbors who son is 6 years old. The neighbor kid would come over a few times week and work in the shop with my son drilling holes in scrap wood or using a handsaw to cut out different shapes. This was always supervised by me and they never used a power tool except for a drill and impact driver. Well once the neighbor kid mom found out what “danger” I had put her son into he is no longer allowed to visit our house. I tried to explain to his mother it was all supervised and I would never allow her son to use a power tool I thought he could get hurt on but it went in one ear and out the other. But now I’m starting to wonder if I’m really putting my son in danger and should I have him in the shop at all? How much do you think I should allow kid to do in the shop, is a drill to much?
Ryan is having a splintery problem with his router bit while trying to make a round over.
- Crickett wants to know what to do with the finish in the HVLP cup between coats.
- John is getting swirl marks from his random orbital sander.
- Chris wants to know how wide the mouth of his hand plane should be.