Episode 075: When Machines Go Down

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – NEW Lathe, Making tap handles, working on the 100th vase.

Sean – Turned 2 bowls, finishing up the modern stool and preparing for the VWW event in OK.

Brian – Working on the walnut bed

Main Topic – When things go wrong and machines break down.

Guest Question:

Jedidiah Schultz – Suggestions for starting YouTube or a business.  Starter lathe.  Check out Jedidiah on YouTube.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Listener Questions, Email, and Comments:

Rob Berger –  Thanks for the great shows. As a new woodworker, I really enjoy them, as well as each of your YouTube channels.

I had an epiphany as I was listening to your last show about Kyle’s veneered globe dream project: when you buy a globe, buy 3 identical globes and make sure they DON’T have any raised topography. Cut the first one like you’re slicing an orange and use it as a template for your veneer slices. Lay them on the second globe as dry fit testing. Cut the third globe in half (or quarters or whatever you want) and use the inside of it as a negative image caul to apply even pressure to the veneer pieces once glued.

Stay dusty,
-Rob Berger

Johnny Tromboukis –  Hey guys,

In reference to Kyle’s dream build (a super awesome globe!), I may have found a solution to the tricky situation of clamping the veneer glue up. What if you split the globe in half and glue on the veneers to each half in your vacuum bag? Then obviously glue the two domes together to get your sphere.

Hope this helps!

Marcin Szczepanski –  Hey dudes,

Thanks for the awesome podcast.  Appreciate your guys’ relaxed style, constant interaction with your audience and even the occasional f-bomb (and by f, I mean FUCK) Ha!

Two questions: just got commissioned to build a large dining table made of Ash (yep, it’ll be a big Ash table).  The top will be 11’L x 50″W and 2″ thick (total of 92BF).  Having always made things of reclaimed wood, this will be my first hardwood order.  With the size in mind, how much Ash would you order for the top taking into consideration waste?

Secondly, the customer wants a weathered/textured finish where you can run your fingers across the top and feel the grain. Normally, with doug-fir, this can easily be done with a wire wheel to give it that texture.  Any suggestions on how I could accomplish this with Ash?  Do any of you have experience media-blasting wood before to weather it?

Anyways, hope this isn’t too long.  Thanks for any help and keep up the great work.

Marcin (pronounced Mar-sin)



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Author: Spunjin

I am a woodworker, maker, and DIY enthusiast.

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