Episode 042: They Make it Look So Easy!

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – End grain table and another torus.

Sean – Stools are outta here!  Video on making the stools was released.  Starting on an urn.

Brian – Finished the leg vise on the Roubo and got tools organized.

Main Topic – They make it look so easy!

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments

Guest Questions:

Dave Barlow – It’s all about veneering.  Follow Dave on Instagram.


Joon Orione-Kim – Hi guys,

Thanks for the great podcast.  Really enjoy the different perspectives on all topics woodworking.

Just listened to episode 40 and wanted to comment about the Stanley 62 dilemma.  I recall a few years ago an interview with Tom Lie-Nielsen discussing their release of their low angle jack and his comments sold me on buying one to try out.  In the interview he discussed how although it is based on the original 62 pattern the L-N is significantly improved over the original, the biggest difference being the use of ductile iron vs. cast iron.   The 62 was never a best seller for Stanley because the limitations of the cast iron in a low angle bed format which tended to be very finicky and brittle.  The ductile iron is very durable by comparison.  The L-N bed is also significantly beefed up from the 62.  Prior to this I had a 62 for years and found I didn’t use it very often because it was really a pain to set up and keep working well.   Needless to say that after buying and using the L-N low angle jack for a week the 62 went on eBay to pay for the L-N and I haven’t looked back since.   It’s a joy to use and I use it almost daily.  Lesson being that sometimes the new tool is significantly better in function.  Considering the Stanley 62 goes for a premium these days I’d say it’s a no-brainer.

Oh and btw the hole in the sole of a plane is no big deal generally speaking.  It sucks as far a aesthetics but it doesn’t affect the functionality at all.

With Regards,

Joon Orione-Kim

Ben  Green – Hey Guys!

Ben here, from the UK! The place with the dorky accents and Jeremy Kyle!

I have a question regarding milling long timber. For a few reasons I won’t go into, I have to get my timber delivered, which means I don’t always get the straightest stock. Assuming I have cut the pieces to length, and they still have a twist or bow that needs planing out, how do you do that with long pieces? …say where the timber is twice or more the length of your jointer

For example, in the case of a bow (exaggerated).

If you go concave down, then as you pass it over the joiner, the far end is going to hang below the input feed table, and as you pass it through, the area above the cutter will lift off, and you’ll just get a copy of the bow?Inline image 1

If you go concave up, then it becomes a balancing act and I assume dangerous?

Should we even expect long timber (more than 5ft) to be straight? Surely the longer it is, the more flex it has and so we can just clamp out any bow?

Keep up the good work guys. I always look forward to your show when I don’t have anything else better to listen to.



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Author: Spunjin

I am a woodworker, maker, and DIY enthusiast.

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