On today’s show we’re talking about finishing a project with nooks and crannies, using cut nails, and flattening a table base to accept the top.
What’s on the Bench?
- Marc is making a Gaming Table
- Shannon is restoring some old planes and hating it
- Dusty shared a Fine Woodworking article article about a bunch Wegner chair knockoffs being destroyed and raises the question of design protection
- Jesse got to meet two furniture designers while in Ireland and was impressed by their work. Check out Martin Gallagher Furniture and the Joseph Walsh Studio
- Justin has a question about finishing a really intricate surface without getting pooling or brush strokes when spraying isn’t an option.
- John wants to know when it is acceptable to use cut nails and when it is not.
- Matt wants to know how we flatten a table base to get a clean fit with the table top.
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8 replies on “WT275 – Travelin’ Matt”
Assembly of a large object (Table, etc.) – If you have the table base/legs sitting on almost ANY floor(other than an engineered superflat concrete slab) that floor is going to be uneven, sometimes surprising so. The table will rock depending on what high/low point the legs are sitting. If you are really concerned, throw a level on the base and throw solid shims under the legs before you start making decisions as to re-flattening tops or table aprons.
Just an FYI for Shannon: there’s no N in Restaurateur. Fun show though!
They are also called “wire nails” not ring shank. That’s a different type of wire nails. What can I say I’m a comedy of errors!
There are cut nails at the big box stores but they are for nailing wood to concrete, could they work?
They are worth a try but I bet they are probably harder and more brittle than typical cut nails and you won’t have the options in appearance and size that you do with nails made for wood. But I’ve often thought they would be worth a try.
I was surprised to hear Shannon say that he didn’t think the chair destruction would happen in the US. Did I misunderstand? Destruction at the buyer’s expense seems to be a common tool in the customs enforcement toolbox. Here’s a well documented example: https://www.sparkfun.com/news/1428 .
Cut nails (manufactured by Tremont) are also available from Lee Valley: