WT149 – Kicking Back The Kickback

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On today’s show, we’re talking about custom bandsaw blades, giant monster planes, and using sandpaper to flatten sharpening stones.


What’s on the Bench

Marc finished up the blanket chest project and is feeling good about HVLP. Matt has been selling off his unwanted tools. Shannon made a wooden wheel.

What’s New

– Join us for the Wood Talk meetup at the Keystone Bar & Grill in Covington, KY on Saturday October 19th, 2013.
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– Norm’s talk at Festool Connect 2013

– Steve from Woodworking for Mere Mortals is looking for financial support.

– Making a bowling ball on the tablesaw?!

– A treadle powered table saw!

– Popular Woodworking’s horrible WIA Promo


– Bill tells us about his Porter Cable OmniJig and how quickly he can make dovetails.
– Mike questions Marc’s opinions on metal drawer slides in fine furniture.
– Don clarifies a voicemail from Wood Talk #140 and asks another question about his bench top glueup.
– Clint gives us a little history on the Roentgen gadget furniture.


– Bianca has some issues with her bandsaw. Marc recommends a custom Wood Slicer blade.
– Stan saw a big giant plane type thingie and wants to know what it is and why more galoots don’t use them.
– Jason has a question about using sandpaper to flatten waterstones.

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2 replies on “WT149 – Kicking Back The Kickback”

Re: Norton flattening stone; are they flat? I recall a Chris Schwarz video where he takes a hammer to his to smash it to bits. Sort of a reverse of an endorsement.

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