WT211 – Ear Juice Finish

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On today’s show, we’re talking all about paring with Japanese Chisels, dealing with overwhelming fear of sawdust piles, lumber checking, and wood plugs for stretched ears.

What’s on the Bench?

Marc: Website stuff.
Shannon: Finished a project started 3 years ago.
Matt: Snow bound and amazed at no rust on his lathe and tools in the garage.

What’s New

– Japanese timber frame joinery:


– Brian from Boston, Michael, Gerald, Chris, and Chris from Alaska all had comments about our previous discussion on What is Fine Furniture.
– Jason (the OCD Woodworker) gave us some clarification on his previous comments and tenons bottoming out.
– Both David and Jason from smelly Gilroy wrote in with some thoughts on Todd’s end grain question from last week.


– Stretched Ears Guy is looking for wood species that will be safe against his skin.


– Rick is debating a paring chisel purchase.
– Hubert is trying to keep the dust to a minimum in his garage shop.
– Tommy has a bunch of new mahogany and is looking to prevent checking.

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8 replies on “WT211 – Ear Juice Finish”

Yup. In the Soundcloud player you’ll see a little down arrow at the top right. Click that to download the file. Admittedly, it’s a little finicky. I had to click it a few times to get it to work.

Do you have a new rss feed address? The one I have now will not update the new podcast, episode 211. I use Beyondpod podcast app.

Hello Marc,
I’ve just finished to watch the YouTube channel about Japanese timber frame joinery.
Amazing precision and scary too (no safety equipment, always hoping nobody will loose his balance…).
Thank you for your different shows.
Have a nice one.

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