On today’s show, we’re talking about breaking down plywood, Shapton glass stones, adapting Festool hoses, some hand plane talk, and Kickstarter campaigns.
Whats on the Bench?
Shannon is trying to figure out what to do with his scrap wood hodgepodge chair. Matt is trying more cold weather woodworking and is dealing with a bunch of Craigslist scammers. Marc delivered the Dogon Platform Bed to the client and has been spending all of his time writing his new book.
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Pole of the Week
Michael wants to know how we prefer to break down large plywood sheets.
Steve asks our thoughts on Shapton Glass Stones as well as whether we think it’s necessary to purchase their $300 lapping plate for flattening the stones.
David wrote in to pass on some advice for adapting Festool tools to non-Festool hoses. Here’s an excerpt from McFeely’s website: To attach your Festool to another brand dust extractor, simply purchase a Festool hose (item 452877), which has a standard 2 1/4″ sleeve. Keep in mind that the connection between the tool and the hose is more critical than the connection between the hose and the dust extractor. You want to have a snug fit on the tool side to make sure the hose doesn’t come off when you are working with the tool.
Ben wanted to get our thoughts on the usefulness of a rabbeting block plane and whether he should buy a smoothing plane or a jack plane as he begins to get his feet wet in hand tools.
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