Episode 048: Keeping Momentum

We want to thank our top Patrons on Patreon: Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Elliot Trent, Michael Schuler, Matt Kummell, Ty Moser, New England Woodworking Studio, and Glen Vajcner!  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.

Thanks to Marshall Toy, Scott Haun, Sebastian Ollari, Justin Capogna, Matt Cremona, Nick Carruthers, Robert Bakie, Joseph Muench, Tim Holiner, Dave Bebee, Brodie Brickey, Modern Builds (Mike Montgomery), Eric Burke, Christopher Pickslay, JM Tosses, Terry Mulligan, Michael Brindle, Eric Schneider, and Joe Pierce for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Tap handles for a Sangria company out of Mahogany and Ash.  Flower table top is in the works.  Finished the 99th bowl.

Sean – Working on the shoe storage bench and turning some pens.  

Brian – Worked on the credenza.

Main Topic – Keeping and gaining momentum

Guest Questions:

Braxton Wirthlin – Changing directions completely.  Follow Braxton on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, his website, and his website social pages (Twitter, Store).

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments

Jacob Burkhalter – Hey guys,
My friend and I are custom furniture makers who both worked at a furniture shop for a few years and both quit to start our own independent furniture businesses. We have so been inspired by your podcast and the very few other good quality woodworking podcasts that we want to contribute and start our own. I was wondering if you guys had some advice on podcasting to give some noobs.
I really don’t want to have yet another shitty woodworking podcast, and I listen to an insane amount of all types of podcasts, so I’m very conscious of wanting to do a quality, entertaining podcast.
I thought it might actually be nice to be able to call in on the show sometime and ask you a few podcasting questions for the call in segment but I don’t know if people want to hear about podcasting on the show.
Let me know what you think!
Live the show keep up the good work

Jacob Burkhalter

Founder // Craftsman
C H A S E R A N D B U R K
chaserandburk.com
816.217.9783

 

iTunes Ratings

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Episode 047: Networking

We want to thank our top Patrons on Patreon: Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Elliot Trent, Michael Schuler, Matt Kummell, and Ty Moser!  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, or a monthly group or individual hangout where we cut up and talk shop.

Thanks to Marshall Toy, Scott Haun, Sebastian Ollari, Justin Capogna, Matt Cremona, Nick Carruthers, Robert Bakie, Joseph Muench, Tim Holiner, Dave Bebee, Brodie Brickey, Modern Builds (Mike Montgomery), Eric Burke, Christopher Pickslay, JM Tosses, Terry Mulligan, Michael Brindle, Eric Schnider, and Joe Pierce for your support on Patreon as well.

Thank you to Leigh Jordan for donating through PayPal.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Spent 5 days in LA at the YouTube Space for the NextUp training.  Filmed a turning video in a black room with high quality cameras.  Working on the 99th bowl.  Two videos on the torus, one on the making of and one on the explanation of the design process.

Sean – Working on the shoe storage bench.  Went to Las Vegas and hung out with Nick, Braxton, Ty, Moy, Raymond, Zac, and Tommy.  Put out a video on making a bow saw.

Brian – Made some bench dogs.  Under contract to write a book.  Worked on the credenza.

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Main Topic – Networking

Guest Questions:

Matt Kummel – Design ideas for a fishing cart.  Building around/outside of the box.  Follow Matt on Instagram.

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments

Ben Green-Hi Guys,

I wanted to know how you guys deal with the amount of excess attention from the ladies the hobby brings? It has started to become a real problem lately, I’m just fighting them off! I tell them that I am happily married, but it’s in one ear and out the other … They keep telling me how they’d like to have their wicked way with me across my table saw, ..and I’m like … Girl ..No! .. do you KNOW how dangerous that would be!? .. not to mention the issues it could cause with rust on the cast surface.
And don’t get me started on what happens when I whip out my domino!!

I’m at tipping point I tell you. It’s exhausting. The only upside is that it only seems to happen in my dreams when I’m asleep, but I wanted to know if you suffer from the same thing and how to deal with it?

Love the show, keep up the good work.

Thanks, Ben

iTunes Ratings

Jmp2411 – Simply Great Entertainment – 5 Stars – Been listening for about a month now and am going back to the beginning to get caught up!  You guys are great and
I look forward to hearing more!  Keep up the great topics!  From Kolby @sawdustworkshop
If you have comments, questions, or suggested topics for future shows you can email us at contact@thedustylife.com.  Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram @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 045: Where Expectations Go To Die

We want to thank our top Patrons on Patreon: Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Elliot Trent, Michael Schuler, Matt Kummell, and Ty Moser!  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, or a monthly group or individual hangout where we cut up and talk shop.

Thanks to Marshall Toy, Scott Haun, Sebastian Ollari, Justin Capogna, Matt Cremona, Nick Carruthers, Robert Bakie, Joseph Muench, Tim Holiner, Dave Bebee, Brodie Brickey, Modern Builds (Mike Montgomery), Eric Burke, Christopher Pickslay, JM Tosses, and Terry Mulligan for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Finishing the double torus.  Video finished on the sprinter van.  99th vase/bowl is underway.  Started the “Flower of Life” table. 

Sean – The Urn is finish and veneering video is out.  Continuing work on the white oak Shoe Storage Bench, ordered the Seneca Domino XL ship and imperial thickness gauge for working with thinner stock.

Brian – The Credenza and the drawer retrofitting is still going.

Main Topic – Lumber yard experiences

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments

Guest Questions:

None…

iTunes Ratings

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Episode 044: Changing Gears

We want to thank our top Patrons on Patreon: Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Elliot Trent, Michael Schuler, Matt Kummell, and Ty Moser!  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, or a monthly group or individual hangout where we cut up and talk shop.

We met our second goal so now we will record our monthly group Patron call for the other patrons to see.

Thanks to Marshall Toy, Scott Haun, Sebastian Ollari, Justin Capogna, Matt Cremona, Nick Carruthers, Robert Bakie, Joseph Muench, Tim Holiner, Dave Bebee, Brodie Brickey, Modern Builds (Mike Montgomery), Eric Burke, Christopher Pickslay, JM Tosses, and Terry Mulligan for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Turned most of the double torus.  Sold the 98th Vase.

Sean – Veneered the urn and made the case, working on the trim work and finishing it up this week.  Getting started on the white oak Shoe Storage Bench and made a wooden spoon.

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Mentioned Nick Ferry and Braxton Wirthlin.  Check them out.

Brian – Working on the drawers and the 3rd Credenza and addded the Festool HK55 to the arsenal.

Main Topic – How we change gears from one project to another.

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments

Guest Questions:

William Walker – Keeping with your brand.  Follow Will on Twitter, Instagram, check out his videos on YouTube, and visit his website.

Email/Comments:

Chuck – I enjoy your content, don’t like your language.

I feel like a bit of an old school church lady pointing this out.  Believe me my language is very peppery, not a saint  BUT when my kids are around I do clean it up.
You see I listen to you guys mostly in the car when I am hauling the kids to and from activities.  Still at that age when I can program what I want on the sound system.
Brian….too many God Damn’s and Shits, man, please!
A couple of years ago I had a concrete pad poured for my shop 24 x 40.  The crew was out for about 3 days. I am sure you guys know what a crew of flat work guys is like….let’s say a ship full of cut-throat pirates might look like boy scouts compared to these guys.  But whenever the kids were outside a loud audible call would go out by one of the crew (whoever saw the kids first), “Kid in the yard!” and the salty language halted immediately! I thought that was awesome and I had great respect for that gesture.
So maybe my point is…when recording think “kid in the yard”?
Thanks for considering.
Chuck
Answer:  Aside from the explicit rating, we will each record a Disclaimer to play at the beginning of an episode that may not be appropriate for young ears.

Jacob Spence – Hey guys,

I love the podcast and I started from the beginning so I’m not quite caught up yet but I have learned tons already.

My question is a simple one: I believe, when using a card scraper I have the same issue some people have with plane irons where the corners like to dig in slightly.  Would this be an issue with how I burnish it or user error possibly?  If neither of these are the problem would you chamfer the corners like on a plane iron?

Thanks for everything guys keep it up.

Instagram @spence.made

Answer: User error, Jacob.  After proper tuning of your scraper you should flex the scraper with your thumbs pushing in the center and your fingers pulling in on the sides.  Tilt the scraper forward slightly until the burr engages with the surface and push to make a cut.  The corners should not be close to the surface of the wood.

iTunes Ratings

Matt Guerin – Mr. Guerin – 5 Stars – Down to earth and very easy to listen to.  A great, great podcast.
Chrispix – Really enjoyable – 5 Stars – I learn something from these guys every week.  The shows are always entertaining and enlightening, and who ever puts up the show notes does an amazing job.  I love all the photos and links to things they are working on or mention on the show.  Keep up the great work!
If you have comments, questions, or suggested topics for future shows you can email us at contact@thedustylife.com.  Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram @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.

Check out our individual websites (mccauleysdesign.com, woodbytoth.com, and seanrubino.com), our social media platforms, YouTube channels, subscribe!, and spread the word to friends, family, and coworkers.

Also, consider subscribing to The Dusty Life Podcast through iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Play, or the click the RSS on our homepage at thedustylife.com and please leave us a rating as it helps climb the ever growing podcast charts.

Episode 043: ΔCommission = ΔPlan

We want to thank our top Patrons on Patreon: Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Elliot Trent, Michael Schuler, Matt Kummell, and Ty Moser!  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, or a monthly group or individual hangout where we cut up and talk shop.

Thanks to Marshall Toy, Scott Haun, Sebastian Ollari, Justin Capogna, Matt Cremona, Nick Carruthers, Robert Bakie, Joseph Muench, Tim Holiner, Dave Bebee, Brodie Brickey, Modern Builds (Mike Montgomery), Eric Burke, and Christopher Pickslay for your support on Patreon as well.

What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Finished the falling brick table and glued up 2 of the halves of the new torus.  Made some coffee mugs and worked on the Sprinter Van some more.  Chris Shey stopped in for an interview.

Sean – Veneering without a vacuum bag or a press (curly anigre and curly quarter sawn white oak).  Made the base and lid for the urn (white oak).  Getting started on a Shoe Storage Bench and making 2 wooden spoons (possibly).  A very welcomed new toy arrived.

Brian – Finished the Roubo, made a handle for a hair brush, and got started on the 3rd credenza.   Videos released on the Roubo and the hair brush handle.

Main Topic – Dealing with commission changes after delivery.

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments

Guest Questions:

None…

Email/Comments:

Tyler (@thewoodworkingstudio) – Love the show, Boys.  If you had $1,000, $5,000, or $10,000 what would you buy with each amount?  Would you buy one big thing or a bunch of smaller stuff?  Again, Love the show keep up the banter.

Dusty Travis – Hey guys,

First off, I just want to thank you for naming your show after me- its a great honor!

All kidding aside, I am in the planning stages for an urn that I need to make for my grandmother, who recently passed.  I am using some wood that I stashed when they had to cut down the tree in her backyard that I grew up playing in, so it has great significance to our family.
That being said, I do not have large enough pieces to just turn a solid piece, but rather will have to mill what I have into boards and do a segmented piece.  Can you guys recommend a program, or some pointers for calculating the segment sizes to make sure that I’m not wasting a bunch of wood for the final piece?  Thanks for your help!
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iTunes Ratings

Please Grow the Beard – #BringTheBeardBack2016 – 5 Stars – Love the podcast, but it’s missing a certain hairy aspect…
McDrummin’ – If You Ain’t Dusty, You Ain’t Trusty – 5 Stars – Quite possibly one of the most fun podcasts to listen to.  Every episode is an interactive auditory experience.  Definitely over 10 words.  Much support and stay dusty.  Allen
If you have comments, questions, or suggested topics for future shows you can email us at contact@thedustylife.com.  Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram @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.

Check out our individual websites (mccauleysdesign.com, woodbytoth.com, and seanrubino.com), our social media platforms, YouTube channels, subscribe!, and spread the word to friends, family, and coworkers.

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Episode 042: They Make it Look So Easy!

We want to thank our top Patrons on Patreon: Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Elliot Trent, Michael Schuler, Matt Kummell, and Ty Moser!  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, or a monthly group or individual hangout where we cut up and talk shop.

Thanks to Marshall Toy, Scott Haun, Sebastian Ollari, Justin Capogna, Matt Cremona, Nick Carruthers, Robert Bakie, Joseph Muench, Tim Holiner, Dave Bebee, Brodie Brickey, Modern Builds (Mike Montgomery), Eric Burke, and Christopher Pickslay for your support on Patreon as well.

What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – End grain table and another torus.

Sean – Stools are outta here!  Video on making the stools was released.  Starting on an urn.

Brian – Finished the leg vise on the Roubo and got tools organized.

Main Topic – They make it look so easy!

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments

Guest Questions:

Dave Barlow – It’s all about veneering.  Follow Dave on Instagram.

Email/Comments:

Joon Orione-Kim – Hi guys,

Thanks for the great podcast.  Really enjoy the different perspectives on all topics woodworking.

Just listened to episode 40 and wanted to comment about the Stanley 62 dilemma.  I recall a few years ago an interview with Tom Lie-Nielsen discussing their release of their low angle jack and his comments sold me on buying one to try out.  In the interview he discussed how although it is based on the original 62 pattern the L-N is significantly improved over the original, the biggest difference being the use of ductile iron vs. cast iron.   The 62 was never a best seller for Stanley because the limitations of the cast iron in a low angle bed format which tended to be very finicky and brittle.  The ductile iron is very durable by comparison.  The L-N bed is also significantly beefed up from the 62.  Prior to this I had a 62 for years and found I didn’t use it very often because it was really a pain to set up and keep working well.   Needless to say that after buying and using the L-N low angle jack for a week the 62 went on eBay to pay for the L-N and I haven’t looked back since.   It’s a joy to use and I use it almost daily.  Lesson being that sometimes the new tool is significantly better in function.  Considering the Stanley 62 goes for a premium these days I’d say it’s a no-brainer.

Oh and btw the hole in the sole of a plane is no big deal generally speaking.  It sucks as far a aesthetics but it doesn’t affect the functionality at all.

With Regards,

Joon Orione-Kim

Ben  Green – Hey Guys!

Ben here, from the UK! The place with the dorky accents and Jeremy Kyle!

I have a question regarding milling long timber. For a few reasons I won’t go into, I have to get my timber delivered, which means I don’t always get the straightest stock. Assuming I have cut the pieces to length, and they still have a twist or bow that needs planing out, how do you do that with long pieces? …say where the timber is twice or more the length of your jointer

For example, in the case of a bow (exaggerated).

If you go concave down, then as you pass it over the joiner, the far end is going to hang below the input feed table, and as you pass it through, the area above the cutter will lift off, and you’ll just get a copy of the bow?Inline image 1

If you go concave up, then it becomes a balancing act and I assume dangerous?

Should we even expect long timber (more than 5ft) to be straight? Surely the longer it is, the more flex it has and so we can just clamp out any bow?

Keep up the good work guys. I always look forward to your show when I don’t have anything else better to listen to.

 

Ben

iTunes Ratings

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If you have comments, questions, or suggested topics for future shows you can email us at contact@thedustylife.com.  Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram @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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Bench Build-Off Entries

Thank you to all the sponsors of the Bench Build-Off!  We had a great turn out for such an ambitious project in a short period of time.  Below is a list of the entrants and a photo of their finished bench.  Thanks to all who participated in the Bench Build-Off!  Enjoy working on your new bench and go make something awesome.

Brian McCauley – A sweet Roubo bench from SPF and Mahogany

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Bob Buchan – A very nice Nicholson Bench

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Paul Jackman – Check out his video on YouTube

Justin Geiman – A nice Nicholson Style Bench

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James Wright – A bench for his kids.  Check out his video on YouTube

Joe Faraoni – Check out his Roubo style bench on his website or his Instagram

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Jake Curry – A good starter bench

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Ryan Overgaard – A beautiful French workbench, nice work, Ryan.

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Brock Kragenbrink – Beautiful multipurpose bench

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Brian Prusa – A quick and sturdy bench

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Josh Stedman – A multipurpose bench/countertop with storage

Mike Ellery – A sweet Nicholson Bench

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Jacob Burkhalter – Here’s a beautiful Moravian Bench

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Chris Philhower – Check out Chris’ bench on YouTube

Dave Barlow – Check out Dave’s Roubo!

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Huy Huynh – Huy made an awesome bench!

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Mike Nye – A cool kids Nicholson Bench

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Jeremy Wright – Fantastic bench.

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