WT194 – Matt Phones It In

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On today’s show, we’re talking about tortured outdoor finishes, string inlay resources, and leap frogging planes.

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What’s on the Bench

Marc – Making a grasshopper toy.
Matt – Moving the lathe from the basement to the garage.
Shannon – Dealing with a stubborn bridle joint.

What’s New

Starting a Makerspace
Awesome folding ladder
World’s Longest Wooden Carving

Poll of the Week

How Do You Cut Your Mortises?
How Do You Cut Your Tenons?


– Neil and Jeff both have questions concerning outdoor finishes in brutal environments.
– Marty is looking for resources on string inlay. Matt recommends this Woodtreks video and this American Woodworker article.
– Erik is looking for advice on high angle frogs.

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5 replies on “WT194 – Matt Phones It In”

I must be that “one other guy” that bought the tool roll. Our woodturner club has “Open Shop” once a month, where we meet in a member shop on Saturday morning. A lot of turners make their own tool carrying case with PVC pipes. I use my fancy-shmancy Wood Whisperer turners roll. It stores compactly out of the way when not in use.

Marc, if the tool roll is the same quality and style sold by Woodcraft, it is definitely a quality item. Heavy material and plenty of pockets for turning tools.

Regarding the bridle joint, I was thinking about cutting a series of kerfs about 1/8″ shy of the depth and knocking the bulk of the waste out with a chisel and mallet and finishing with a router plane. It sounded like Shannon was just making the cuts on the outer walls and chiseling between the two cuts.

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