On today’s show, we’re talking about responsible wood usage, green mineral spirits, wood floor coating options, designing for strength, fixing a hand-cut mortise, Arm-R-Seal alternatives in the UK, riving knife usage, carving tools, radial arm saws, cross-cut sled usage, steel hardness, butcher block finishes, using good old elmers glue, and sprung joints.
What’s on the Bench?
Shannon is getting ready for a shop makeover. Matt’s playing with some laminated ring designs. Marc is finishing up his review of the Grizzly track saw and discusses a visit with Andy Chidwick.
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Poll of the Week
– Bill suggests the Sand Flee as an alternative to a drum sander in response to our discussion in Episode 127.
– Bo gives us some advice concerning liability in response to Episode 127.
– Michael recommends a book called Shop Class as Soulcraft in response to our discussion about masters and apprentices in Episode 126.
Michael wants our thoughts on designing pieces to use wood responsibly.
– Matt is not happy with the new “green” mineral spirits.
– Dell wants advice on a coating for his wooden shop floor.
– Peter wants to know how we decide on things like leg thickness when designing furniture.
– Jonathan wants to know how to fix a mangled mortise.
– Dave is looking for a Arm-R-Seal alternative in the UK.
– Marc wants some advice on riving knife usage.
– Mike is looking for a recommendation on carving tools.
– Marc wants to know why we don’t use radial arm saws.
– Kenji is looking for information on cross-cut sled usage.
– Andreas wants to know if there is an easy way to test steel hardness.
– Al wants a recommendation on butcher block finishes.
– Steelers510 wants to know if he can use standard white Elmer’s glue and if sprung joints are necessary.
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