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
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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

None…
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 041: Lone Survivor Tool

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 – 98th vase is finished.  Made a work surface for the shop and making an endgrain table with leo veneer.

Sean – Stools are still getting finish wiped on.  Video on shaping the seats with the ArborTech TURBOPlane was released.  Just got back from vacation.

Brian – Finished with the Roubo Bench and added a Record Circular Plane to the tool cabinet.  No peg board there.

Main Topic – Deserted jungle island, one tool, what do you choose?

Sean’s Choice – ApolcalAxe

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Listener Questions, Email, and Comments

Guest Questions:

None…

Email/Comments:

Johnny Tromboukis – Hey guys

A few episodes ago Kyle mentioned that he doesn’t paint client projects.  I also don’t like painting or even staining.  I recently got a request to repair and paint an outdoor project.  So here’s my question.  Why don’t you paint?  How do you respond to a client that asks why not?
Sorry Kyle, I tried to keep it under ten words.  Keep up the awesome work guys.
– Johnny

Adam Beasley – Do people ask you to only design plans for them to purchase?  Recently I’ve had a handful of people email me asking only for custom plans.  Not for a website or a repost, but strictly so they can build the project themselves.  How do you feel about that?  It seems like easy money, but then the question is, what is something like that worth?  My thought is $20-$30 for my time for a customized plan.  Also, would you put parameters on it like you can’t repost this as your own on another website?  So many things to think about… which is why I almost think a higher price is worth it.  If I were sharing plans of something I already built and sold that’s one thing and I’d charge around $5-10.

PS: my RZ Mask velcro has worn out as well.
Thanks!

Adam

iTunes Ratings

MSchaefermeyer – These Guys are Cool! – 5 Stars – I love reading these reviews!  I promise to give Marc Schaefermeyer my 100th vase after I finish turning it!  With that out of the way, these guys keep me entertained and I keep coming back every week!  Thanks, Kyle, for reading this review on the air so that all of your listeners will know that you will give me your 100th vase!  You rock!!
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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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.