Episode 080: Solving Tricky Projects

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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.

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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Author: Spunjin

I am a woodworker, maker, and DIY enthusiast.

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