Welcome back to another episode of Wood Talk Online … a little late … or early depending on your point of view. This week’s episode starts out with Marc and Matt sharing their most recent experiences from the past week, some shop related and others not so woodworking related. We received some fantastic emails from many of you and just want to let you know, we may not get back with you right away but we’ll do our best to answer your questions as soon as possible. So for this week, let’s start with a neat looking video of a recreation of Leonardo DiVinci’s lathe design that was sent in by JY click here to check it out stuartking.co.uk/articles/leonardo.htm .
The next big discussion was inspired by an article sent to us from Herman regarding “Ground PVC and other Dust Collection Myths”. The reason for the article was as a follow up to our first voicemail for the epsiode sent to us by Herman asking about recommendations for ductwork (metal vs PVC), how to get the fittings to match up, and recommendations for cyclone collectors. The next voicemail was from Rob, who had a follow up suggestion for a spray finishing book. “Best of FineWoodworking Book Series- Spray Finishing and Other Techniques”. Other voicemails for this episode include Alex who shares his finishing disaster with us, Mike who asks about any recommendations for finding hardwoods to practice on without breaking the bank and another international listener Joene from Belgium who asks about plywood cutting softwares. Marc’s recommendation for Joene is to checkout cutlistplus.com and Matt turn’s to a favorite standby for finding timesavers and possible software, woodbin.com .
Our emails this week include a rather lengthy discussion of a 5 part question trying to uncover which tools do we favor the most, which are essential and which can we do without. Also which are ones we wish we had from day one to which ones do we wish we hadn’t. Jason from New York asks about suggested methods to overcome wood rot on outdoor furniture, even though he’s using Western Red Cedar he’s concerned that this rot resistant wood may need a little more help. Marc found an article at plowhearth.com/magazine/woods.asp to help shed some light on the question. Then Keith sends a little note about his inheritance of a couple of older Powermatic tools… was it just bragging or a legitimate question? Matt suggests that if anyone is interested in finding out more about their older tools to check out Old Woodworking Machinary.com at owwm.com . And to round us out this week is a question and a story from Ron. Ron asks about what are the differences between the various veneer backings available and then a nail gun story, not a good one either. Remember if you have a question, comment or suggestion send it to email@example.com or leave us a voicemail at woodtalkonline.com.