WT244 – Asian with His Feet in the Way

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On today’s show we’re talking about panel movement in a grill stand, concerns over basement humidity, and cutting compound angled tenons.

What’s on the Bench?

  • Marc is working on the headrest for his rocking chair
  • Shannon played with his axes and bungee lathe
  • Matt is having new project indecision

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  • John sents us a link to a rust prevention product called The GoldenRod and another one called CRC 36


Bob from The Tulip City called in with a question about choosing hinges. Marc mentioned an article from Rockler


  • Cliff is concerned about the best way to handle wood movement for his Cedar Smoker cabinet.
  • Kevin wants to know a good way to deal with a high humidity basement workshop.
  • Tim is wondering how to deal with an angled tenon shoulder on a chair back.

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11 replies on “WT244 – Asian with His Feet in the Way”

Kickback regarding board measurement:
So, it should be Height X Width x Length, right?

Take a 2″ x 6″ x 8′ which is the way Shannon says is the correct way to report it. Standing it vertically on end with one of the faces toward you. Now rotate it 90 degrees so you see the edge.

NOW, it is 8′ H x 2″ W x 6″ L.

It all depends on your perspective of the board. :>)

You discussed humidity in a workshop. I have a 20’x20′ basement workshop in New England. I have a dehumidifier running in my workshop but the best thing about it is that it has a pump built in. I have run a flexible tube through the sill and outside the house. It is great. I never have to empty any tanks and I get a constant level of humidity. I can set the humidity level on the dehumidifier. I have another dehumidifier running in the finished portion of the basement and that one flows directly to a drain.

This is the dehumidifier I use:


Be careful as to what kind of rubber you use as spacers for wood expansion. We have actually seen the shape of the rubber bleed through to the face of the door after finishing. It is hard to believe, but true. Space Balls don’t seem to cause a problem.

I enjoy listening to WoodTalk on the way to work. Thanks!

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