507 – Euro Meat

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It’s show #506. On today’s show, we’re talking about Baltic Birch frustration, sanding before finishing, finishing an outdoor bench, and what’s the deal with compression bits?!

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What’s On the Bench

  • Marc went on vacation
  • Matt organized the shop
  • Shannon built some tools and hated himself for it

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Emails and Voicemails

  • Pavel is making an outdoor bench and has questions
  • Keith questions the reasons for up or down cut spiral bits vs compression bits
  • Joe asks about finish prep sanding and whether it will loosen your perfectly cut joinery
  • Devin wants the secret handshake to get into the Baltic Birch club

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5 replies on “507 – Euro Meat”

The term Shannon was looking for is trademark genericide. My favorite example is Escalator. Because I have no idea what it otherwise would be called.

Hola! It feels good to listen to a “fresh” episode. I only started listening about a week and a half ago. I’ve listened from newest to oldest and I got to “They Quit” when this episode dropped. I’m cool if you quit since there are 450+ more episodes for me to listen to SO LONG AS YOU COME BACK when i get caught up 😀 Have a good one!

Danny a.k.a. Woodworks by Grampies

I use down cut bits when engraving or dad’s on the CNC So I don’t have tear out to clean up, especially on sheet goods. I use compression on through cuts, but if you have to take multiple passes you have to make sure to go down past the upcut part. 3d carving typically use upcuts to clear materials. There are different applications for each spiral type.

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