On today’s show, we’re talking about belt sanders for fine woodworking, card scraper sharpening, water stone storage, matching baltic birch to solid birch, and respiratory protection when using epoxy and fiberglass.
What’s on the bench?
Marc is getting geared up for veneer work. Shannon built a grinding station on his lathe and finished more columbarium. Matt
Poll of the Week
– Dell has some feedback on Wood Talk #153 regarding building order, particular use of cut lists.
– Aaron’s Top Ten Woodworking Pickup Lines inspired by a comment in Wood Talk #152.
– Clint recommends Certainlywood.com for amazing veneer.
– Alan recommends a basic ryboba as an essential hand tool for power tool woodworkers.
– Kris (with a K) has a question for Marc about routing direction and safety.
– Jake works at a furniture company that uses the belt sander extensively and he wants to know if this is a normal practice.
– Jeffrey is having trouble getting a nice burr on his scrapers.
– John has some new water stones and is curious if he should store them in water. Matt suggests the following reference articles: Woodcraft and Lee Valley
– Thedude is wondering how well baltic birch ply will match up with solid birch.
– Bob wants to use holly for some inlay stringing and has questions about storage and use.
– Gene wants to protect his lungs from epoxy and fiberglass dust.
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