537 – Everything is Matt’s Fault

It’s show #537 On today’s show, we’re talking about predicting sag on shelves, modern design with hand tools, and cutting up pretty boards

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What’s On the Bench

  • Marc is building a beam compass under new LED lights.
  • Matt is practicing his high wire act on the roof of his barn.
  • Shannon built built a pair of hollow and round planes


  • Jeff thinks content creation can be about just showing your work and doesn’t have to be dominated by ads and product placement. He cites Mike Farrington as an example

Listener Questions

  • Jim asks about sag in shelf creation and how to account for it. Marc suggests the Sagulator calculator
  • Justin wonders why modern designs and MidCentury furniture isn’t made by hand tool users.
  • Roman asks if we have ever had a piece of wood too pretty to cut up and make into something.

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One reply on “537 – Everything is Matt’s Fault”

Love the show! What can I blame on Matt? Inflation, gas pricing, gender reveal party disasters, wood boring beetles, and the decline of society in general.

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