Episode 017: The Joinery Juxtaposition

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Turned vase 95. Turned some coffee mugs for the store.  Filmed a video for TurboTax.

Sean – Procrastinated on making the headboard.  Worked on the turning saw side project by turning the handle, knob (both Kamani), and the toggle (Tiger Maple).  Cut some dovetails and cleaned up a cheap smoothing plane.

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Brian – Helped a friend with garage storage.  Resawed the drawer bottoms for the hall table which led to resaw photo ops.

Main Topic – Breadboard ends.  Revisiting Marshall’s table build and how he could have improved the construction of the breadboard ends.

Listener emails/questions

Guest Questions

Jonathan Ficke – What finish to use on knife handles?  Check out his blog at warriorwoodwork.blogspot.com and on Twitter.

Email

Tate Brown – Hey, guys.  I’m loving the show, but wanted to see if you’ve thought about making it available to the Stitcher website and app.  It allows streaming of podcasts and is easier to manage than the podcasts app on the iPhone.  I’ll keep listening either way, but I wanted to ask.  Keep up the good work!

Thanks,
Tate Brown
@bluecollardreams on Instagram

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iTunes Ratings

TreyStegall – 5 Stars – Woodworkers will love this podcast –  This has quickly become one of the best woodworking podcasts available.  All 3 guys are knowledgeable, laid back, and easy to listen to.

MWBMORLEY – 5 Stars – A Wealth of Knowledge Here – Another great podcast to fill my shop as I strive to be as half as good as these guys!  Thanks for putting on a great show guys.  Michael at Deacon Woodworks.

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Episode 016: The Pocket Hole Hypothesis

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Turned vase 94 and made a sign for a client.

Sean – Procrastinated on making the headboard.  Worked on the turning saw side project.  Cut some dovetails and added a rack to the joinery bench.

Brian –  Worked on the hall table drawers. Bought a strop wheel for the Work Sharp 3000.  Going to try out TransTint Dye on the drawer fronts.

Main Topic – Pocket Hole Joinery

Listener emails/questions

Guest Questions

Marshall – How do we creatively cover up mistakes?  Catch him on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.  Here are a couple shots of his table.

Jonathan – Do we use rasps and what kind do we suggest? Check out his blog at warriorwoodwork.blogspot.com and on Twitter.

Email

Huy Huynh –Hey guys!  Thank you for hosting The Dusty Life Podcast.  I look forward to your weekly episodes.  On Episode 015, Michael Morley asked about saw blades and expressed considerable frustration when it comes to resawing on his bandsaw.  I’ve had the same issues when it came to blade drift and burning.  Brian mentioned removing the fence all together and “eye-ball” the cut based on a scribe line.  I’ve tried this method in the past as well, and while I was able to get decent results, it seemed like a waste of resources given the fact that my 17″ Grizzly bandsaw came with a tall resaw fence specific to the task of resawing.  I did a search on Youtube and found Alex Snodgrass’ bandsaw clinic.  He went from start-to-finish on how to setup your bandsaw for resawing or scrolling.  I tried his method of setup and I was able to get flawless results with my resaw fence.   Here is evidence of my results on my Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/p/BBtLoXlSxHn/?hl=en).  I used a 1/2″, 3 TPI blade made by Woodslicer.  I was able to resaw maple down to less than 3/32″ (~0.085″) without burning or drift.  Seriously, no shortcuts, gimmicks, or special tools.  I followed Alex’s method to the “T.”  I’m now convinced that the setup method specified in my instruction manual is wrong, period.  My issues were two-fold: 1) My blade was centered on the crown of my wheel causing both the front and the back of the blade to oscillate, and 2) the blade I was using was the stock blade that came with my bandsaw.  Essentially, I had too many teeth-per-inch and the set of the teeth and depth of the gullets were such that the blade did not clear out enough waste.  Here is the video I used to setup my bandsaw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGbZqWac0jU).

I hope this helps and sorry for the long email.


Sincerely,

Huy Huynh

P.S. I do not work nor do I own any Carter products.

 

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iTunes Ratings

Mike and Rachel – 5 Stars – Great Podcast –  You guys are great, the combination of your different personalities and experiences at all levels make you guys very relate-able and fun to listen to.  Keep up the great work! -Thanks.

Cdstahlman – 5 Stars – Awesome Show! – Really like the show, keep up the great work!

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Episode 015: The Variety Show

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle –  Made a valet for a local parking company.

Sean –  Cut out the crest rail for the bed and gave the compass plane a test drive.  Began work on the turning saw.  Ron Hock is offering free shipping on any order containing a kitchen knife kit.  Check that out here.  Tim Babb, Woodworking Maniak, is hosting a Giveaway on his page.  Check that out here to win a Work Sharp Tools WS3000.

Brian – Worked on a hall table, cut some half blind dovetails for the 3 drawer fronts.

Main Topic – What would be your Woodworking Super Power?  Sean uses a 93-1/2″ x 1/2″ Lenox Tri-Master Carbide Tipped Bandsaw Blade in his 14″ Grizzly bandsaw.  This is not an affiliate link.

Listener emails/questions

Guest Questions

Michael Morley – Asks us about quality cutting tools vs. cheaper “disposable” tools (bandsaw and tablesaw blades, router bits, drill bits, etc.)  Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and visit his website.

Nate Crilly – Asks us how to grow a YouTube Channel.  Follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Email

Ron Baker – Wanted to know about cutting small parts with a track saw, how to cut your own veneer, and how to glue it to a surface without a vacuum press.

Riley Vicic – Riley left a nice “review” for us, again.

Brian Prusa – Asks Kyle if he knows Sasquatch’s long lost cousin?  Here you go, Brian.

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iTunes Ratings

Miter Mike’s Woodshop – 5 Stars – You know I packed my The Dusty Life podcast shirt to show support and wear while you did your podcast, I am very disappointed that I took up space in my luggage…oh well I had a blast with Kyle and Sean, can’t wait for the next one when Brian will be there…LOL.  Keep up the great work.

Daveborg98 – 5 Stars – These guys do a great job at taking what some people can make boring and create great content with it.  There are few things that can take my son’s attention off of his classic country music but this is one show that does.  At 8 years-old, it gives him insight and the opportunity to occasionally teach about not repeating everything we hear 🙂  Keep it up guys.  P.S. Thanks, Kyle, for making my son VERY cautious around the router table as it scares him every time I us it…he thinks it will chew up my pinky at any moment.

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Episode 014: The Woodworking Show Recap

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle –  Made some Leo Coasters from Kingwood and black veneer.  Also went to Atlanta and hung out with his buddy, Sean.

Sean –  Went to Highland Hardware (Highland Woodworking) twice, Thursday with my long time friend, Kevin, and Friday with Matt Cremona and Bob Barrett (and more).  Sat in the partially finished Maloof Lowback Chair and toured the classroom area.  Hung out with everyone at the show.  Here is a quick clip of the shenanigans we got into at Highland Woodworking.

Brian – Worked on a table, tile, and an interior wall.

Main Topic – Recap of The Woodworking Show in Atlanta.

Listener emails/questions

Guest Questions

Mark Dolan – Mark calls in to say “thank you” for making content.  Check him out on Twitter.

Email

Johnny Tromboukis – Hey Dusty Life Crew!  I’ve been woodworking seriously for about a year now and finishing is something that has confused me for a while especially when it comes to cutting boards. I realize you need a food safe finish on a cutting board, that just makes sense, but there are so many options. I currently use a generic cutting board oil from a store and then I apply a beeswax, grape seed oil, carnuba wax mixture and I apply two coats of each. I’m happy with the results but I never tried anything else. I’m wondering if general finishes salad bowl finish is good for this situation.

These are cutting boards that I sell and I’ve made some custom ones for clients too. I’m wondering what the dusty life has to say about cutting board finishes.

Thanks guys, love the podcast!
Johnny Tromboukis

Jonathan Ficke – Good afternoon guys, I guess this question is mainly for Kyle because he’s the one that went to “school.” Did they have a curriculum like I had in college? Like required classes, prerequisites, textbooks, and stuff?

I’m self-taught (mostly), do you have suggestions for how to recreate some of the “school” if I’m unable to jet off to Boston for a stint at the NBSS? Any chance you have any syllabi you could share (if they exist)?
Jonathan Ficke
Braxton Wirthlin – Dear The Dusty Life Guys,

Where do you get off?!?!  Recently I attempted to show my support of your podcast by purchasing a t-shirt, only to be faced with the realization that you do not offer clothing options for the “full figured” woodworker.  I am not a minority!  I represent a large portion of this community and I am not alone when I say “we demand satisfaction!”  I will continue to support your fine podcast, but I will not be silent about this issue until you have righted this wrong, and put an end to this horrible injustice.
Yours truly,
Braxton “3 XL” Wirthlin

Tim Babb – Tim is hosting a Giveaway on his page.  Check that out here to win a Work Sharp Tools WS3000.

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iTunes Ratings

JT Woodworks – 5 Stars – This has become my favorite woodworking podcast.  Sean, Kyle and Brian are great guys and fantastic woodworkers!

 If you have comments, questions, or suggested topics for future shows you can email us at contact@thedustylife.com.  Follow the show on Twitter @thedustylife.  You can support the show by purchasing a t-shirt, clicking the donate button for a one-time donation, or become a patron to help us keep this bus rolling.

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Episode 013: Où Est Le Boeff?

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Finished 100 tap handles and the Leo Mirror Frame

Sean –  Back from vacation.  New bandsaw and a router arrived.  k46f8A2s.jpg_large

Brian – Finished the marking gauge and worked on the Kitchen Helper.

David – Working on carving the ball and claw feet for a handkerchief table.  Visit his furniture blog follow him on Twitter see his work on custommade.com or etsy.com.

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Main Topic – Interview with David Boeff.  David discusses his work, how he got started, and where his interests lie.

Listener emails/questions

Guest Questions

Jeffery Kühn – Jeffery asks if a track saw would replace a table saw. Follow him on Twitter.

Email

None this week…

 iTunes Ratings

None this week…

 If you have comments, questions, or suggested topics for future shows you can email us at contact@thedustylife.com.  Follow the show on Twitter @thedustylife.  You can support the show by purchasing a t-shirt, clicking the donate button for a one-time donation, or become a patron to help us keep this bus rolling.

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Episode 012: The Organization Insinuation

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle –  Finished up some loose ends.

Sean –  Made the stiles and rails for the headboard assembly for the bed.

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Brian – Finished the marking gauge and worked on editing the video.

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Main Topic (Listener Suggested) – Organizing the Shop
How do we organize our shops and accessories?  Where do we store our drill/router bits, etc.?

Listener emails/questions

Guest Questions

Cory – Cory asks about our prefinishing routine on removing dust from the surfaces and keeping dust out of the finish between coats.  Check him out on Twitter.

Email

Matthew Royer – Completely enjoy your pod cast fella’s!  I’m never sure what I’m going to hear!  Question, how often do you have a sharpening day in your shops?  Is it a regular thing or as needed?  Do you sharpen just what do you need or make a day of it?
Thanks again and keep up the great content.
Matthew Royer
Mifflintown Pa

Elliot Trent – Hey Guys, hope you’re well!  It’s me again from whimsical England.  Just to chime in with a suggestion to get a machine shop to flatten your planes, its by far the best method!  Ray Iles over here in the UK (Ashley’s brother) offers this service.  He will even sell you a restored plane with the sole flattened and one of his after market irons for around 50-60 pounds.  I’ve put a fancy Veritas straight edge to the ones he has flattened and they are among the flattest in my collection of LN and LV!  Great show!!
Elliot

iTunes Ratings

None this week…

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Episode 011: This Do That Not

What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Turned a segmented vase and made some veneered boxes.

Sean – TDL LOGO.  Wood turning: a box and a bowl procrastinating on the bed build still.  Made the stiles and rail for the headboard panel for the bed.

Brian – Almost finished the Kitchen Helper and made a marking gauge.

Main Topic

Shop do’s and don’ts.  What you should use tools for and not use tools for.

Listener emails/questions

Guest Questions

Email

Rob Grow – Hi Guys,
Woodworkers Source has a YouTube Video on finishing mixed (Sap/Heart) Walnut.  Looks like it is just what John was looking for.
I enjoy the show and appreciate the differing points of views you share.  Keep up the good work.
Rob Grow

iTunes Ratings

Rvicic – 5 Stars – Imagine a world in which guitars were actually completed, no one was immature enough to turn inappropriate objects on their lathes, or internet connections weren’t destroyed by the cruel cruel ocean.  It is a sad, sad world.  Now imagine the opposite of that, you’ll have The Dusty Life guys, 2 of which are awesome, the 3rd is meh, but I won’t tell which.  In all actuality, it’s pretty great and worth a listen.

 If you have comments, questions, or suggested topics for future shows you can email us at contact@thedustylife.com and if you feel so inclined, you can click the donate button on our homepage to help us keep this ship afloat.

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