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.

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Episode 010: Wood Turning

What’s Going On In The Shop

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

Sean – Wood turning some boxes and a bowl procrastinating on the bed build.  The Dusty Life has a new graphic and t-shirts for sale.  Thanks to K.C. for the design.  Contact K.C. if you have a graphic you would like made at thewonderdrummer@gmail.com.  He makes awesome stuff and is a talented graphic designer.

Brian – Almost finished the Kitchen Helper and worked on a table build.

Main Topic

Wood turning in our shops.  Our methods, projects, and finishing techniques, well, mostly Kyle’s methods, projects, and finishing techniques.  Here is a chart to follow for segment turning.

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Listener emails/questions

Guest Callers

Jordan Patterson – Jordan asks about sapwood wood in walnut and what to do about it.  Do we integrate it, highlight it, stain it, or ditch it?  Follow him on Instagram and Twitter.

Email

From Chris – What’s up guys, loving the show, it’s quickly becoming one of my favorites.  Ok, so here’s a question: How do you deal with shipping your larger pieces?  Any tips or suggestions when freight shipping furniture?  Or do you try and keep things local?  Thanks in advance, keep up the awesome work.

From Ryan – Since I’m here….(I smashed my finger with a hammer so you’re not getting any shift function for capitalization today, haha.)
Do you guys use things like Snapchat for builds? I ultimately post what I’ve done to Instragram but during builds I will post updates to Twitter and Snapchat as an insight to the process.

Have a good one….

Ryan “Can’t Operate Skype” Smith

 

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Episode 009: Stick it in Your Shop

What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle -Released the Torus video.  Sold the Torus.

Sean – Prepared for and performed a live demonstration of the cherry blossom inlay on Russ Claridy’s show.  Rearranged the shop.

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Brian – Designed the Kitchen Helper with his wife.

Main Topic

Reinvesting money earned back into the shop

Listener emails/questions

Guest Callers

David Gunn – David asks us where we see our selves in 5 years with our woodworking careers.  Check out David’s website and follow David on Twitter and Subscribe to David’s YouTube Channel

iTunes Ratings

49cfr – 5 Stars: I have thought about this a lot and have listened to every podcast so far and have put together my thought so far.  So this is what is wrong with this young woodworking podcast: Nothing.

Artzgirl56 – 5 Stars:  I’m digging this podcast.  The three of you have good chemistry, and it plays well.  The “flow” gets better each week.

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Episode 008: How Would You Like To Finish?

What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle -Turning the torus and repairing a desk.

Sean – Made the template for the headboard crest rail.  Milled parts for the headboard.  Released the Make it Forward wrap up video.  Working with a graphic designer to get shirts made.  Gala auction art piece.

Brian – Made a marking knife.

Main Topic

How do you finish? Oil, Waterborne, Shellac, Lacquer…

Listener emails/questions

Guest Callers

Ty Moser  Follow Ty on Twitter, Instagram, and visit his Website and Subscribe to his YouTube channel.

Mike Murray – Follow Mike on Twitter, Instagram, and visit his Website and subscribe to his YouTube channel.

iTunes Ratings

MWBMORLEY – 5 Stars: Another podcast to fill my shop as I strive to be half as good as these guys!

Miter Mike’s Woodshop – 5 Stars:  Y’all are doing a fine job.  Now I have a bluetooth in the shop so I can listen to all the podcasts I have been backing up on.

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Episode 005: We’ve Got Wood

Whats Going on in the Shop

Kyle – Pedestal Table Video and Sprinter Van.

Sean – Working on the main inlay on the headboard panel…still, and starting on the rails.

Brian – Cutting Dovetails and installing a clients bar top.

Main Topic: Lumber!  Where we buy it, how we choose it, where we store it.

Listener Emails/Questions

Email from Marty about cambered chisels and plane irons from Episode 004:

Hey guys. I’ve been enjoying your new podcasts and look forward to future episodes.

I wanted to offer a rebuttal to the suggestion that cambered blades have no place in woodworking. For many years I used waterstones and diamond plates in combination with guides (love the Veritas MK II) to sharpen my blades. Then a few years ago Paul Sellers turned me on to cambered sharpening, sans the guides. I haven’t looked back. All of my plane irons and chisels now have cambered edges. I can now freehand sharpen with my diamond plates and finish with the leather strop. Insane sharpness and very fast.

Until the last 50 years or so, I think most tools were sharpened with a cambered edge. I recently read Virtuoso: The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of Henry O. Studley. In the section where the condition of the various blades were discussed, turns out the edges were cambered.

If you’re so inclined, give it some serious consideration. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Marty Backe
Downey California

Braxon Wirthlin calls in to ask about itemizing a customer’s invoice.  Check him out at braxtonwirthlin.com.

Matt Cremona calls in to ask if we have any unique quirks that we do in our shops during the work flow.  Check him out at mattcremona.com.

iTunes Ratings

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C-Pad1615 – 5 stars: I really enjoyed the first couple of episodes.  It’s a little rough around the edges right now as far as sound quality and how natural these guys transition into things but all that will probably improve with time and the content is great.  I will definitely continue to listen.  Keep it up fellas!

Diyfan – 5 Stars: Great to have another podcast devoted to woodworking.  These guys have great tips and ideas.

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