Episode 199: New Year, New Goals

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Took a break and did some traveling and sold some stuff.

Sean – Finished the Koa Vase and some Wine Stave Fruit Trays.  Added new LED bulbs to the shop, cleaned up the shop, did some machine maintenance, and picked up some sweet Curly Maple for the TV Stand and Blanket Chest commission.

Grant – Traveled to CA and is working on the last bit of the large cabinet project.

Main Topic – Just the tips

What we are watching/listening to:

Sean –The Mandalorian, lots of Marvel Movies (Disney+), and Lost in Space (Netflix).

Kyle – The Watchmen (HBO) and Schitt’s Creek (Netflix).

Grant – High Maintenance (Hulu+).

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Author: Spunjin

I am a woodworker, maker, and DIY enthusiast.

2 thoughts on “Episode 199: New Year, New Goals”

  1. Gentlemen,

    I am in the final stages of completing a bow arm Morris Chair and requisite foot stool. The motivation for this project was sipping Scotch. It is made of QSWO a with turned walnut pegs for the recliner and seat adjustments. The upholstery will be a simple full grained black leather which should play nicely with the medullary rays and quarter sawn grain of the white oak. I am currently completing the finishing (BLO, 2 coats, #0000 steel wool between costs) and sub assembly glue ups and beginning the upholstery process. Its been a long, educational, frustrating and yet rewarding project and I am looking forward to commissioning the chair. I would appreciate some opinions on the commissioning process:
    1. What tumbler should I get? I personally like the Rauk Heavy Tumbler. I figure Kyle would have a good recommendation.
    2. What Scotch is preferable for a Morris Chair Commissioning? (Again a Kyle thing)
    3. Up or Rocks? (Kyle)
    4. What is the appropriate attire? I hate to over dress but would consider putting on my Sunday best for this event.
    5. What Music? I would pick some smooth piano bar jazz (Bill Evans)
    6. Do I need to practice first by watching Nick Offerman’s Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch Video?

    I am considering playing the Offerman video during the commissioning kind of like training wheels.

    I appreciate any input.

    Kind Regards,
    A loyal listener and new patron


    1. Gray, that Raul Heavy Tumbler is pretty amazing. I can’t see how you could go wrong with a glass with like that. Tune in this week for our answers.


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