Marc is going to finish enclosing an outdoor patio and turn it in to a dedicated finishing room. What types of features would you want to have in this type of room? A utility sink, specialized lighting, or something else? Let us know what you think.
Marc and Matt discuss Marc’s experiences with the Earlex HVLP system.
Lazy people food (shop tools and materials): What else could you add to this list?
Peanut butter and jelly pre-mixed in a jar
Chamfering jig for block plane
Magnetic saw guide
Solid wood edging
Card scraper holder
Pre-made winding sticks
Lighting in the shop. What’s the ideal lighting for finishing (or in Marc and Matt’s case, even filming) in the shop? Marc and Matt also talk about photographing your work. With a semi-modern digital camera and the right lighting, you can get great pictures for sending to magazines or creating a portfolio. Marc just bought a lightbox from Steve Kaeser.
Voicemails / Emails
Dave – East St. Louis
Marc, I understand you take commission on pieces and you probably accept credit cards. I was looking at PayPal, but I’m not too thrilled about it. For smaller shops, have you experienced anything or can you point me in a direction?
Jason – New Brunswick, Canada
Saw a magazine the other day that had a beautiful picture of a set of built-ins in a craftsman style where the drawers had through-tenons. Everything was white oak except the drawer faces were basswood, but the tenons that came through were black. I don’t imagine they used ebony, but I don’t know if they used some kind of dye combination. I just can’t figure out how to achieve that look cause I think it looks great. Can you guys comment on how you could achieve that in terms of gluing it up and finishing it? I’d really like to give it a shot.