On today’s show, we’re looking at the year in review. We’ll also discuss the wide world of hand planes, wood movement after milling, digital vs print magazines, the Domino vs the Multi-Router, and oil finishes causing blotching in cherry.
What’s on the bench?
Shannon’s doing pretty much the same thing as last week. So is Matt. And guess what? So is Marc. Although Marc did mention he is having a virtual Holiday Party on the live page on Dec. 13th at 9pm Eastern.
Year in Review
Shannon exceeded his goal of taking a 5-day class by taking a 7-day class. Overachiever! Matt made good on his promise to himself that he would reorganize his shop space and he’s really enjoying the new layout. Marc achieved his goal of doing more client work and more projects that are “personally satisfying.” But Marc and Shannon’s plan to do a joint sculpted rocker project didn’t quite pan out.
The mention of the sculpted rocker sends the guys into a discussion about intellectual property and the ethics involved in making pieces heavily inspired by others.
Around the Web
Gary Rogowski shows you how to level legs at the tablesaw.
Chris Schwarz sets the record straight after a flub in a recent Fine Woodworking article.
Cool commercial showing amazing wooden musical instrument.
Turn in to Woodworking for Mere Mortals on Friday for a special holiday treat!
Poll of the Week
Ben wants to know whether he should buy the Domino XL or the Multi-Router. Marc recommends the Domino for the sake of portability and being able to take the tool to the wood. The Multi-Router is an amazing tool but is really a stationary tool, and is better suited for studio furniture.
Chris wants to know how to clean up epoxy squeezeout. Shannon usually scrapes it away. Marc typically uses acetone but recently heard that vinegar works fairly well.
Morgan sent in some feedback about last week’s tool purchasing discussion.
Nathan is confused by all the different options in planes. He wants to know what the various planes do. He also wants to know if we have any recommendations for building planes.
Shannon gives a quick rundown of the various planes on the market. Marc recommends Nathan check out Schwarz’s Coarse, Medium, Fine. Matt recommends Patrick’s Blood and Gore and the Hand Plane Book by Garret Hack.
Eric asked for advice on wood movement after milling. He’s perplexed because he follows all the typical rules. Marc recommends he start investigating deeper to determine if the source of the issue is the tool calibration, the user, or the wood itself.
With more and more Woodworking Magazine companies going to Apps and/or DVD releases, do you guys prefer the DVD’s or actual magazines? Do you think they will stop making the physical magazines any time soon? —– Tom Gentry
I’m making a jewlery box for xmas and it’s all solid cherry. I want to use Semi-Gloss Arm-R-Seal but after listening to WTO episode 72 you mentioned that an oil finish can cause blotchiness. Should i seal with shellac first or did i hear wrong? —– Greg DiMarzio
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