Episode 087: Questions and Answers Version 3

Special thanks to our top Patrons on Patreon: Jameson Elam, Dustin Suits, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Elliot Trent, Ty Moser, New England Woodworking Studio, Glen Vajcner, Adam Zawalich, Nick Hinson, Dave Barlow, and Jedidiah Schultz!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as well.  If you choose to become a patron you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, or other rewards based on the level you choose.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Finished the 100 tap handles, worked on the 100th vase, and getting the new shop updated.

Sean – Working on the bathroom remodel still, tiled, grouted, sealed the floor, and poured the shower pan preslope.

Brian – Made a captured ring goblet and almost finished with the refinishing job.

Main Topic – Being overwhelmed and focusing on new goals

Guest Question:

Ty Moser –

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments:

Dave Barlow – Been meaning to ask about the ins and outs of making beds. I had a few specific questions but can’t remember a damn 1 of them thanks to working so much OT lately. The wifey found a few really good reference pics and I’m about to start reverse engineering it for the design drafts. Y’alls videos on beds and your other project videos that have similar techniques are awesome and have given me a really good place to start. Is there anything in the videos that haven’t been covered that you wish you could add to or may have left out? Anything that you would change?

Andy Eskew – Hi Guys,

Great show! I enjoy listening to your different perspectives. I had a question on how you all deal with differences in wood color, say for a walnut table top? I had picked out several 8/4 6″ wide walnut boards that were all similar color in the rough. Table top was going to be wider than my 15″ planer could handle so I glued them in groups of 2, planed them and then glued them together. After pulling off the clamps I found 2 board to be a lot browner than the others. Unfortunately they were next to each other and caused an offset racing strip effect. I ended up cutting the pieces apart and alternating the colors. I didn’t have enough 8/4 left to replace the 2 off color ones. Hopefully it will look ok when it is finished.
So basic question is just how do you look for / deal with color when making something wide that you can compare board colors like this? Do you have lots of extra that you can replace if needed? Do you plane all first to get a better idea? Do you mix and match and let it go, wood has different colors and it doesn’t matter?
Picture of color mismatch
Thanks,
Andy Eskew
SQ Woodshop

Thanks gents.  Cheers.

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Episode 086: The Seinfeld Show

Special thanks to our top Patrons on Patreon: Jameson Elam, Dustin Suits, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Elliot Trent, Ty Moser, New England Woodworking Studio, Glen Vajcner, Adam Zawalich, Nick Hinson, Dave Barlow, and Jedidiah Schultz!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as well.  If you choose to become a patron you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, or other rewards based on the level you choose.

Thanks to Marshall Toy, Scott Haun, Sebastian Ollari, Justin Capogna, Matt Cremona, Nick Carruthers, Robert Bakie, Tim Holiner, Dave Bebee, Brodie Brickey, Modern Builds (Mike Montgomery), Christopher Pickslay, JM Tosses, Terry Mulligan, Eric Schneider, Joe Pierce, Kyle Walker, Daniel Mendoza, Michael Jeffcoat, Kyle Thomas, Bruce Cooper, Steve Avery, Matthew Vitale, Matt Parker, Alex Garcia, Tim Marquart, Charles Alm, Chris Shanor, Stian Johannessen, Jeff Bull, Nathan Serviss, Mike Boehmer, Mike Merzke, Austin Dodge, Bobby Hickman, Sean McHenry, Keith Decent, Ron Sexton, and Kyle Bollendorf for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Delivered the Rubik’s Cube and turning some more tap handles.

Sean – Working on the bathroom remodel, making a vanity, and made a video on edge banding plywood with veneer.

Brian – absent

Main Topic – Being overwhelmed and focusing on new goals

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments:

Matt Gerber – What’s an unnecessary upgrade you’ve purchased and why was it worth it?  For example, I bought some ketchup and mustard dispensers for glue (thanks Kyle) and found the consistent bead and ability to get into tight spaces phenomenal.  Another example is I bought a 1.5 inch wide Japanese chisel and found the iron to rest flat while the handle goes at an angle allowing a straight cut on a flat surface.  Small and frivolous upgrades, but delightful to work with.  What other small upgrades have you guys found for me to spend my money on?

 

Thanks gents.  Cheers.

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Episode 085: Starting Anew

Special thanks to our top Patrons on Patreon: Jameson Elam, Dustin Suits, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Elliot Trent, Ty Moser, New England Woodworking Studio, Glen Vajcner, Adam Zawalich, Nick Hinson, Dave Barlow, and Jedidiah Schultz!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as well.  If you choose to become a patron you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, or other rewards based on the level you choose.

Thanks to Marshall Toy, Scott Haun, Sebastian Ollari, Justin Capogna, Matt Cremona, Nick Carruthers, Robert Bakie, Tim Holiner, Dave Bebee, Brodie Brickey, Modern Builds (Mike Montgomery), Christopher Pickslay, JM Tosses, Terry Mulligan, Eric Schneider, Joe Pierce, Kyle Walker, Daniel Mendoza, Michael Jeffcoat, Kyle Thomas, Bruce Cooper, Steve Avery, Matthew Vitale, Matt Parker, Alex Garcia, Tim Marquart, Charles Alm, Chris Shanor, Stian Johannessen, Jeff Bull, Nathan Serviss, Mike Boehmer, Mike Merzke, Austin Dodge, Bobby Hickman, Sean McHenry, Keith Decent, and Ron Sexton for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Finished up the giant Rubik’s cube and headed off to deliver it.

Sean – Working on the bathroom remodel and making a vanity an magazine cubby.

Brian – Refinishing antiques.

Main Topic – Getting a fresh start and starting new things.

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments:

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Episode 084: Machines and Creativity

Special thanks to our top Patrons on Patreon: Jameson Elam, Dustin Suits, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Elliot Trent, Ty Moser, New England Woodworking Studio, Glen Vajcner, Adam Zawalich, Nick Hinson, Dave Barlow, and Jedidiah Schultz!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as well.  If you choose to become a patron you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, or other rewards based on the level you choose.

Thanks to Marshall Toy, Scott Haun, Sebastian Ollari, Justin Capogna, Matt Cremona, Nick Carruthers, Robert Bakie, Tim Holiner, Dave Bebee, Brodie Brickey, Modern Builds (Mike Montgomery), Eric Burke, Christopher Pickslay, JM Tosses, Terry Mulligan, Eric Schneider, Joe Pierce, Kyle Walker, Daniel Mendoza, Michael Jeffcoat, Kyle Thomas, Bruce Cooper, Steve Avery, Matthew Vitale, Matt Parker, Alex Garcia, Tim Marquart, Charles Alm, Chris Shanor, Stian Johannessen, Jeff Bull, Nathan Serviss, Mike Boehmer, Mike Merzke, Austin Dodge, Bobby Hickman, Sean McHenry, Keith Decent, and Ron Sexton for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Building a giant Rubik’s Cube with 30″ Lazy Susans and LEDs and a display for a Samurai.

Sean – Released the Kydex sheath video for the aforementioned knife and remodeling a bathroom.

Brian – Sanding the furniture pieces for the refinish job. 

Main Topic – Making a project based on tools in the shop or based on skill and creativity.

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments:

Ross McCormic – If money were no issue, would you rather be making sawdust or videos?
Robert Lee – Where would you like your channel and your shop to be in 1 year and/or 5 years.
 iTunes Reviews
Austin Dodge – The Best! – 5 Stars – These guys are awesome and have become my favorite woodworking podcast (11 words, you can stop there, Kyle).  Kyle, I feel your pain, I hate reading out loud, but you are killing it!
Yekremnagol – Great Show! – 5 Stars – Love the show guys.  A different view from all of the other woodworking podcasts out there.  Keep up the great work!
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Episode 083: Designing with Contrasting Materials

Special thanks to our top Patrons on Patreon: Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Elliot Trent, Ty Moser, New England Woodworking Studio, Glen Vajcner, Adam Zawalich, Nick Hinson, Dave Barlow, Jedidiah Schultz, and Dustin Suits!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as well.  If you choose to become a patron you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, or other rewards based on the level you choose.

Thanks to Marshall Toy, Scott Haun, Sebastian Ollari, Justin Capogna, Matt Cremona, Nick Carruthers, Robert Bakie, Tim Holiner, Dave Bebee, Brodie Brickey, Modern Builds (Mike Montgomery), Eric Burke, Christopher Pickslay, JM Tosses, Terry Mulligan, Eric Schneider, Joe Pierce, Kyle Walker, Daniel Mendoza, Michael Jeffcoat, Kyle Thomas, Bruce Cooper, Steve Avery, Matthew Vitale, Matt Parker, Alex Garcia, Tim Marquart, Charles Alm, Chris Shanor, Stian Johannessen, Jeff Bull, Nathan Serviss, Mike Boehmer, Mike Merzke, Austin Dodge, Bobby Hickman, Sean McHenry, Keith Decent, and Ron Sexton for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Delivered the Tec Bar, turning more tap handles, and getting ready for the 100th vase to be turned.

Sean – Made a Kydex sheath for the aforementioned knife and remodeling a bathroom.

Brian – Finished the canoe paddles and released the bed video

Main Topic (Suggested) – Using contrasting woods/materials in design

Gentlemen-
Firstly, thank you for all the pearls of wisdom and jovial banter keeping so many of us entertained when we can’t be in our shops- we can’t thank you enough!
A question for the collective “you”- when considering the design of contrasting woods designed to highlight features in a project- what “outside the box” ideas have you tried and do you usually cut/mill them yourselves or do you purchase the product? Maple/cherry/walnut seem to be commonly used species, where people sometimes utilize large boards or thin strips to offset other species, but what other exotic species have you found that seemed to work well? For turned projects, is there something other than differing wood species that can be used for separating rings in segmented bowls- what about card stock, construction paper or fabric?
Thanks for the continued inspiration!
Chris Snyder
Madison, Wisconsin

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments:

Todd G – I am looking into buying a lathe.  My shop/garage is not capable of having 220 service at this time.  I am currently looking at the Nova Galxi DVR 1644 Lathe or Laguna REVO 18-36 Lathe, 110v, 1.5 HP.  Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

Ryan Hubbard – Hi Dusty guys!

I was the caller on the episode with Nick Ferry and just wanted to say thank you for your help and advice. I did get a Domino jointer and I love it! I have since finished the live edge slab table I talked about, and the video is up on my YouTube channel! Thanks again for your help, love listening to the show, keep doing what you do!
 iTunes Reviews
Lord Colbadiah – Enjoyable – 5 Stars – I enjoy this podcast.  It is pleasing to my ears.
The Grain Doctor – Great Podcast – 5 Stars – Highly enjoyable podcast on woodworking.  Also a great source for weather reports and information on Pennsylvanian alpaca husbandry.
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Epsiode 082: The True Romance of Sharp

Special thanks to our top Patrons on Patreon: Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Elliot Trent, Ty Moser, New England Woodworking Studio, Glen Vajcner, Adam Zawalich, Nick Hinson, Dave Barlow, Jedidiah Schultz, and Dustin Suits!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as well.  If you choose to become a patron you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, or other rewards based on the level you choose.

Thanks to Marshall Toy, Scott Haun, Sebastian Ollari, Justin Capogna, Matt Cremona, Nick Carruthers, Robert Bakie, Tim Holiner, Dave Bebee, Brodie Brickey, Modern Builds (Mike Montgomery), Eric Burke, Christopher Pickslay, JM Tosses, Terry Mulligan, Eric Schneider, Joe Pierce, Kyle Walker, Daniel Mendoza, Michael Jeffcoat, Kyle Thomas, Bruce Cooper, Steve Avery, Matthew Vitale, Matt Parker, Alex Garcia, Tim Marquart, Charles Alm, Chris Shanor, Stian Johannessen, Jeff Bull, Nathan Serviss, Mike Boehmer, Mike Merzke, Austin Dodge, Bobby Hickman, Sean McHenry, and Keith Decent for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Working on the Tech Bar and getting it done and delivered.

Sean – Made a wand, knife scales, osage orange bowl, electrolysis tank, restorded a hammer, and a Kydex sheath for the knife.

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Brian – Got a new job!  Finished the canoe paddles.

Guest Host:  Ty Moser – Bought a Domino XL and the connector kit for a very large dining table build.

Main Topic – Sharpening and the joys of being truly sharp

Guest Question:

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Listener Questions, Email, and Comments:

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iTunes Reviews

Haywood Jabuzoff – Three guys – 5 Stars – This is one of my favorite podcasts!  I love the way the three guys interact with each other.  They discuss many various topics that are always entertaining.  If I could give them more stars I would.
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Episode 080: Solving Tricky Projects

Special thanks to our top Patrons on Patreon: Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Elliot Trent, Ty Moser, New England Woodworking Studio, Glen Vajcner, Adam Zawalich, Nick Hinson, Dave Barlow, Jedidiah Schultz, and Dustin Suits!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as well.  If you choose to become a patron you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, or other rewards based on the level you choose.

Thanks to Marshall Toy, Scott Haun, Sebastian Ollari, Justin Capogna, Matt Cremona, Nick Carruthers, Robert Bakie, Tim Holiner, Dave Bebee, Brodie Brickey, Modern Builds (Mike Montgomery), Eric Burke, Christopher Pickslay, JM Tosses, Terry Mulligan, Eric Schneider, Joe Pierce, Kyle Walker, Daniel Mendoza, Michael Jeffcoat, Kyle Thomas, Bruce Cooper, Steve Avery, Matthew Vitale, Matt Parker, Alex Garcia, Tim Marquart, Charles Alm, Chris Shanor, Stian Johannessen, Jeff Bull, Nathan Serviss, Mike Boehmer, and Mike Merzke for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Working on the 100 vase, and the commission for the tech bar.  Found a potential place in NM thanks to Joseph Muench.

 

Sean – Osage Orange Mallet and a new kitchen table base.

Brian – Finished the bed and two nightstands.

 

Main Topic – Problem Solving and Solutions

Video on shaping a bowl gouge.

Guest Question:

Nick Carruthers – How do we deal with MADD and SOS?  Follow Nick on Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments:

Christopher Pickslay – Hey guys-

Love the show and all of your respective channels. I’m planning to build a floating desk and shelves out of a round slab (something like https://www.thelumbershack.com/Tree-Slices-2447/Tree-Slices-Circle-Cut-Lumber-1533/Reclaimed-Maple-Round-Cut-Natural-Edge-Table-Top-Wood-Slab-20719-24788.html). I plan to cut 2 adjoining sides off to use as shelves, and mount the remaining (pie-shaped) piece in the corner of the room.
My question is about surfacing this thing. I don’t have a planer. I have a block plane, but haven’t really used it. The mill will flatten one side, but that adds like $100. Am I going to have trouble planing on the end grain? Maybe I could go at it with my belt sander? Just wondering if I should spring to have the mill flatten it for me.
Thanks,
Christopher

iTunes Reviews

JB_Woodcraft – Loving the Podcast – 5 Stars – Just wanted to say good job guys.  I really enjoy the podcast!
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