This episode starts with a discussion on woodworking products based on Matt’s and Marc’s experiences. Matt is loving his new jointer and his ability to square things off in one pass! Marc discusses a new find, Magswitch magnets. They are awesome switchable magnets which provide a more efficient way to clamp and hold your work. The website is www.magswitch.com.au. Does the height of your wood shop’s ceiling affect your creativity??? Well listen up and you too will be enlightened with the little pearls of wisdom from Matt. First e-mail asks for an opinion on a motorized sharpening device that can be found at http://worksharptools.com. Neither Marc or Matt have seen this particular tool in action but based on a quick review it looks to be a pretty cool system at a reasonable price.
Next question is about ear protection. Marc talks about his headphones which are Work Tunes. Matt uses ear protection which can be found at www.zemzone.com. The third e-mailer wants to know if there are any secrets to be shared when it comes to changing and adjusting jointer knives. Marc suggests using a jig called a Jointer Pal.
The fourth question concerns using wax on a new saw top. Marc discusses the various products he has used over the years and suggests checking out Woodnet for further information. The next question is about a saw called a Saw Stop and if its worth the hefty price tag. Matt expresses concern about the possibility of falling into a false sense of security when using this saw. Marc thinks its a quality saw but probably not worth the extra bucks. The last question comes from a rookie woodworker who wants to know which woodworking projects have provided the best learning experience. Marc says for him its the ones he ventures off on with no plan in mind and seeing where it winds up. But more important to Marc are the various people who have influenced him and his approach to woodworking. Matt says for him it was making a dresser for his son.