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On today’s show we’re talking about popping figured maple without warming it up, gluing face grain to edge grain, and traditional turning tools vs carbide insert tools.
What’s on the Bench?
- Marc is working on bent lamination rockers
- Shannon’s shop is being taken over by house overflow.
- Matt has released his dresser project in a video on demand format.
- The Design in Wood Competition is coming to the San Diego County Fair
- Peter Korn has a new book and listen to this interview where he talks about it, “Why We Make Things, and Why It Matters”
Poll of the Week
- Jeremiah left us a voice mail with a not so good review of Woodworker’s Journal
- Larry, Dave, and Steve all had great information about Woodsmith merging with ShopNotes.
- Oscar suggests using a Forstner bit for the radius edges of a hinge mortise.
- Greg has some great feedback on using tinted lacquer from a luthier’s perspective and urges use to check out the Telecaster forum for more info.
- Robert is looking for a finishing solution to pop the grain on figured Maple without adding too much additional color to the natural wood.
- Richard has a question about grain orientation while making a long grain cutting board.
- Chris is just starting with wood turning and wondering about the differences between traditional gouges and carbide insert turning tools.