WT139 – Less Than 1%

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On today’s show, we’re talking about expansion differences between hardwood and softwood, resaw alternatives to the bandsaw, and the difference between parallelogram and dovetail way jointers.

What’s on the Bench

Marc is fresh off his trip to Nerdtacular 2013. Matt went camping and brought a wooden 6-pack carrier. Shannon is thinking about designing a room’s worth of furniture for his in-laws house in Maine.

Around the Web

– Adam Savage (Myth Busters) has another woodworking related video, this time about coping saws:

– Making drinking vessels in Romania:

– Wooden Batteries:

– Never Wet

– Handheld CNC:

– Making a wooden lampshade:

IKEA uses a staggering 1% of the world’s wood every year!


– Jeremy wants to know if softwoods expand and contract at different rates than hardwoods.
– James is looking to resaw some boards with something other than a bandsaw.
– Jacob wants to know the difference between parallel and dovetail way jointers as well as our thoughts on Grizzly tools.

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4 replies on “WT139 – Less Than 1%”

Another good show. One thing that should be pointed out. You mentioned that Grizzly has an ISO certified plant. Having certification in ISO, or QS9000 or any other system is no guarantee of quality. These are tracking systems. A plant can make junk continuously, and as long as the paper work is OK and everything is tracked properly, you get your certification. The product does not have to be “good” or “in spec”. The only thing required is that it is all logged where and by how much..


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