Episode 068: Mental Health Maintenance

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Finishing up the bar and some mugs.

Sean – Finishing up the Mantle and ready for installation.

Brian – Finished the trestle table and video.  Delivering the table to the house in VA.

Main Topic – Maintaining good mental health.

Recommended Book – The Road Less Traveled, M Scott Peck, M.D.

Guest Question: 

Mike (Leatherneck Garage) – How to raise awareness for We Make Makers?  Check out the Kickstarter, the Instagram page, and the Facebook page.

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments:

Poll results – 64% Refrigerator, 21% Big Screen TV, 8% Kegerator, 7% Fog machine

Kyle Thomas – I’m building a Roubo style workbench in the near future and I’m getting plans together.  First, split top vs solid top.  If I go with a split top, how are the insides of the tops supported? Stretchers and aprons under the tops?  Second, how much overhang do I need on either end?  Usually on the leg vice side the overhang is much shorter than the tail vice side.  It’ll be about 6′ long.  Thanks for any help guys!

Ron Baker – Hey Brian,
(repeating my comment on YouTube)
Thanks for the great shows.
Have you investigated any more into the depth of cut issue on the mega dado/box joint sled?
My guess is it is problem with the key, but you would have to make some careful measurements. Maybe the hot glue doesn’t give a consistent offset depth.
Another possibility is that the screws attaching the fence spread the plies a few microns.
Drill couple of holes in the sled deck and measure the distance to the top of the saw table.
I would love to hear a follow up on the Dusty Life Podcast .
I hope you get those internet issues ironed out so you don’t miss any more shows.
All the best.

Dobry Kolacz – What’s a tool or technique that you’ve acquired that completely changed or enhanced the way you do or go about doing a thing?

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