Episode 083: Designing with Contrasting Materials

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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!
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Author: Spunjin

I am a woodworker, maker, and DIY enthusiast.

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