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What’s Going On In The Shop
Kyle – 120 Tap handles, do or die art, more Disneyland stuff. Made some legs for couches for customers. Went on vacation over the weekend.
Sean – Working on the 4 bar stools. The legs are glued up with the seats. Time to attach the stretchers and begin shaping.
Brian – Building the Roubo bench for the Bench Build Off.
Special Hop-In Guest Matt Cremona – Working on the Saw mill.
Main Topic – Taking jobs just because you need the money and the downside of doing so.
Listener Questions, Email, and Comments
Chris Schoblocher – Grinding new bevels on gouges? Follow Chris on Twitter and YouTube (future videos coming).
Chris – Hello Boys, first of all, great podcast! I really appreciate the well balanced backgrounds of the group and Kyle’s experience with turning which compliments the woodworking background of the group which sets this podcast apart from the rest.
My question for you- I’ve been turning for 2 years and have turned 2 segmented small bowls. I enjoy the visual appeal of contrasting woods as much as the next person which is where I think the “sexy” allure comes from. The question is this- in order to achieve that contrasting appearance between segments giving the brick and mortar appearance, what is the extent of material options to set off different segments? For example, am I limited in trying to rip 1/32″ slices of contrasting wood to get that effect between rings or individual segments or can I use something else? I’ve thought about black construction paper, card stock, even felt glued between layers of wood with CA glue to instill some structural rigidity. Also, if something other than wood can be used, does that influence a movement away from yellow glue to something else like CA glue? I’m not looking to reinvent the wheel so suggestions are welcomed. There’s something about thin black lines outlining segments that I hope to practice.
Thanks for a great show and all the wisdom masked in entertainment! Keep up the great work!
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Spencer – Hey dudes, a few episodes back and about every couple episodes in one of the woodworking podcasts we all listen to we hear a questions about sharpening, methods, grits and so on. Well I never really understood the differences between “grits” on sand paper, diamond stones, water stones and what’s actually going on. But then I found this article online from Chris Schwarz on popular woodworking where he shed some light on it and also included this really handy chart that broke down all the main manufacturers and what their grits or coarseness actually means in terms of not sharp to sharp. It’s all measured in the term microns and once I read this it began to make sense. He does a better job than I could explaining it so here’s the link. Hope it help clarify for someone else who may be scratching their head like I was. Thanks guys for what you do!
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GG807 – Love it! – 5 stars – The Dusty Life Guys give great insights in an approachable way. Out of the many maker/woodworker podcasts, this is one of my favorites.
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