Episode 109: Minty Fresh Dollar Bills

Special thanks to Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Ty Moser, Glen Vajcner, Adam Zawalich, Dave Barlow, Jim Rumsey, and Marcin Szczepanski, our top patrons on Patreon!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as many fine folks have.  If you do so you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, a weekly hang out, a monthly giveaway, or other rewards based on the level you choose.  Head over to patreon.com/thedustylife and check it out.

Thanks to our $3 and up Patrons Justin Capogna, Nick Carruthers, Tim Holiner, Bruce Cooper, Steve Avery, Matthew Vitale, Matt Parker, Alex Garcia, Tim Marquart, Chris Shanor, Stian Johannessen, Mike Boehmer, Noah Berg, and Allen Grant for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Turning tap handles from Cherry.  Put out the video on covering the drywall soffit with a faux beam.

Sean – Made a bunch of essential oil sample bottle/business cardholders and made a chef’s knife.

Grant – Shaping knife scales and making a wishing tree for the local library.

Main Topic – The history of sand paper

What we are watching:

Sean – Westworld (HBO), Game of Thrones (HBO), Meat Eater (Netflix), and DN Handcrafted

Kyle – Uncommon Types (Audiobook)

Grant – Making it, Tour de France Spoof

Guest Question:

Listener Questions, Email, Tweets, and Comments:

iTunes Reviews
J&M Carving Creations – Appreciation! – 5 Stars – Hey Guys, thank you very much for the follow on Instagram.  I really enjoy your podcast and I learn each and every time I listen.  Each of you have a great amount of knowledge that you aren’t afraid of giving to the rest of us simple folk.  You guys do indeed make a difference.  It is hearing you guys deliver spot on content with a bit of humor now and then…grin.  I have had my side business for about 4 years and content like yours allows me to give my own work the “thousand foot view” to see where I can improve.  Now if I can just get down from this TV antenna I can get back to work…LOL.  Thank you for all you do and keep up the great work and remember…stay dusty my friends.  Mike Craft
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Episode 108: Ill Turning in Boston

Special thanks to Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Ty Moser, Glen Vajcner, Adam Zawalich, Dave Barlow, Jim Rumsey, and Marcin Szczepanski, our top patrons on Patreon!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as well.  If you choose to become a patron you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, or other rewards based on the level you choose.  Head over to patreon.com/thedustylife and check it out.

Thanks to our $3 and up Patrons Justin Capogna, Nick Carruthers, Tim Holiner, Bruce Cooper, Steve Avery, Matthew Vitale, Matt Parker, Alex Garcia, Tim Marquart, Chris Shanor, Stian Johannessen, Mike Boehmer, Noah Berg, and Allen Grant for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Working on the TV Lift Cabinet and turning some tap handles.

Sean – Sick again.

Grant – Moved to Boston.

Main Topic – Woodworking as a lifestyle and getting new work.

What we are watching:

Sean – N/A

Kyle – N/A

Grant – N/A

Guest Question:

Brian McCauley – New channel on YouTube “Workshop Review.”  Check it out on Instagram too.

Listener Questions, Email, Tweets, and Comments:

Kyle Wagers – Hey guys,

I have built pieces in the past based off of drawings that I have seen online and built others with the “winging it as you go” method with only crude sketches that I drew out. Both were ok, but I recently built an end table off of full scale plans that I purchased that were printed on one sheet of paper. It was really nice to have the plans and several times I took direct measurements to make a story stick or used dividers to transfer the measurement to the piece. I also had a really good idea what the scale would be on all the parts which allowed me to tweak things to my liking.

I also recently watched the video series on Fine Woodworking with Matt Wajda (with a cameo from Grant) building the NBSS toolbox. The full scale drawing that he had really seemed like a valuable tool. Something that you could live without but made the job so much easier and more precise.

You guys have talked recently about drafting. I know I can use a CAD on the computer and I have a little bit before. It’s just not something that I feel like I want to invest the effort in learning. I’m not an old guy that hates the computer. I’m in my twenties and use a computer at work every day. The whole reason I got into woodworking was the tactile experience with my hands. The little that I have drawn out by hand has been a pleasure so far.

Can you guys point me in the right direction regarding how I could go about learning to draft plans in the style that Kyle and Grant were taught at NBSS. Possibly books, classes, or any instruction online. I have thought about trying to find a technical drawing class but I’m not sure if that is a whole separate thing altogether. In addition, what tools and setups do you guys use to make your drawings.

Thanks for any insight you may have and I really enjoy the show.

Cheers,
Kyle Wagers from Chicago

P.S. In reference to the crosscut boat/sled conundrum. I usually rock a sled in the winter and sail the boat when the thaw hits.

iTunes Reviews
Tomcrackerjacks – Awesomeness! – 5 Stars – Great podcast, kept up the great work gentlemen.  Many thanks – PkLumber
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Episode 107: Getting a Foot Hold

Special thanks to Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Ty Moser, Glen Vajcner, Adam Zawalich, Dave Barlow, Jim Rumsey, and Marcin Szczepanski, our top patrons on Patreon!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as well.  If you choose to become a patron you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, or other rewards based on the level you choose.  Head over to patreon.com/thedustylife and check it out.

Thanks to our $3 and up Patrons Justin Capogna, Nick Carruthers, Tim Holiner, Bruce Cooper, Steve Avery, Matthew Vitale, Matt Parker, Alex Garcia, Tim Marquart, Chris Shanor, Stian Johannessen, Mike Boehmer, Noah Berg, and Allen Grant for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Working on the TV Lift Cabinet.

Sean – Spent most of the week in San Diego.

Grant – Picked up an old table to refinish and finished up some shelves.

Main Topic – Woodworking as a lifestyle and getting new work.

What we are watching:

Sean – The Winter Olympics

Kyle – The Winter Olympics

Grant – The Winter Olympics

Guest Question:

None…

Listener Questions, Email, Tweets, and Comments:

iTunes Reviews
None…
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Episode 106: Table Saw Boats and Sharpening Ponds

Special thanks to Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Elliot Trent, Ty Moser, Glen Vajcner, Adam Zawalich, Dave Barlow, Jim Rumsey, and Marcin Szczepanski, our top patrons on Patreon!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as well.  If you choose to become a patron you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, or other rewards based on the level you choose.  Head over to patreon.com/thedustylife and check it out.

Thanks to our $3 and up Patrons Justin Capogna, Nick Carruthers, Tim Holiner, Bruce Cooper, Steve Avery, Matthew Vitale, Matt Parker, Alex Garcia, Tim Marquart, Chris Shanor, Stian Johannessen, Mike Boehmer, Sean O’Steen, and Noah Berg for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Working on the TV Lift Cabinet and picked up Todd, the Golden Doodle.

Sean – Still turning the vase.


Grant – Teaching a student new tricks and avoiding the roof leaks.

 

Main Topic – Building with the future in mind

What we are watching:

Sean – GuysWoodshop

Kyle – The Dog Whisperer

Grant – GuysWoodshop

Guest Question:

None…

Listener Questions, Email, Tweets, and Comments:

From Instagram:  Kyle is the favorite.
From Twitter:  I want a whole show with the German Scientist.
iTunes Reviews
None…
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Episode 105: Stick Your VCR In It

Special thanks to Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Elliot Trent, Ty Moser, Glen Vajcner, Adam Zawalich, Dave Barlow, Jim Rumsey, and Marcin Szczepanski, our top patrons on Patreon!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as well.  If you choose to become a patron you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, or other rewards based on the level you choose.  Head over to patreon.com/thedustylife and check it out.

Thank you to Greg Loftus for his one-time donation.

Thanks to our $3 and up Patrons Justin Capogna, Nick Carruthers, Tim Holiner, Bruce Cooper, Steve Avery, Matthew Vitale, Matt Parker, Alex Garcia, Tim Marquart, Chris Shanor, Stian Johannessen, Mike Boehmer, and Sean O’Steen for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Finished the waterfall table for Grizzly, inlayed brass dowels into the bubinga record cabinet.

Sean – Sharpening still and turning a vase for the Loma Linda Children’s Hospital Fundraising Gala.

Grant – Made a bifold wall hanging tool cabinet for the shop in Boston. 

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Main Topic – Problems solving on the fly vs being fully prepared

What we are watching:

Sean – Rob Cosman and David Charlesworth

Kyle – Playing with the Echo in his shop.

Grant – The Cloverfield Paradox (Netflix)

Guest Question:

None…

Listener Questions, Email, Tweets, and Comments:

 None…
 iTunes Reviews
 shoenfelt – A bunch of emojis (thumbs up, clap, clap, clap) – 5 Stars – Great podcast, always very entertaining.  Always looking forward to the next one.  Keep up the good work. Thanks.
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