On today’s show, we’re celebrating 6 years of Wood Talk by doing absolutely nothing out of the ordinary! We’re talking about circular saw blades, liability insurance, cutting face frames without big tools, upgrading your chisels, planing thin stock, choosing a shop space, creating stoped dados with hand tools, and applying Arm-R-Seal over newly stained wood.
What’s on the Bench
Shannon has paralysis by analysis concerning a gorgeous piece of walnut. Matt has a box of mixed wood that he’s really enjoying and can’t quite figure out what the species are. Marc gave in to peer pressure and purchased the Incra iBox jig.
Around the Web
– Portable Mortising Router (video)
– High-end saws at decent prices
– Paul Sellers Poor Man’s Router
– National Geographic story about mahogany harvesting: images, text, layered map
– Mysterious door in Golden Gate Park
Poll of the Week
– Stefan lets us know how a woodworker becomes known as a master in Germany.
– Jason is looking for a recommendation on circular saws.
– Mike wants to teach some friends and family in his shop and he’s wondering if he can protect himself with a waiver, or if he needs full-blown insurance.
– Dustin is wondering how to make rails, stiles, and face frames without a tablesaw.
– Don’s Buck Bros. chisels aren’t holding up and he wants our recommendations.
– Nick is having trouble planing thin boards on his workbench.
– Erick is doing some bent laminations and wants to know if he can get away without using a drum sander to smooth the laminations.
– Milo wants our opinion on his potential shop options.
– Jeremy is looking for tips on making stopped dados with hand tools.
– Larry wants to apply Arm-R-Seal over stain and wants to know how long he should wait. Marc recommended his DVD.
Reviews and Thanks!
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