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On today’s show we’re talking about a low toxicity walnut finish, making raised panels, and selecting proper drawer depth. And we’re joined today by special guest Jay Bates from JaysCustomCreations.com.
What’s on the Bench?
- Marc is building Gingerbread Houses
- Shannon is building pencil box Christmas gifts
- Jay is cleaning shop in between projects and preparing for a box jig build
- Stephen shared a video on a gaming table
- Dane shared a link to an article on microscopic sharpened edges
- Jay shared a great video on an Extreme Rocking chair
- An anonymous poster (Marc forgot the name) wants to know why buy wipe on poly when you can mix your own cheaper.
- Adam suggested looking for reclaimed truck bed flooring for workbenches because it comes in 53 foot lengths.
- Bob suggested AJ look at Bob Lang’s 21st Century Workbench build.
- AJ is looking for a good, easy win, first project to break up his workbench build
- Bob is looking for some wood species suggestions for a small box he is building
- Brian is looking for a non toxic finish solution for Walnut
- Dave needs some advice on sizing drawers in a base cabinet
- Scott is looking for advice on making raised panels and the thickness of the parts
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2 replies on “WT286 – Jay Bates Drinking Game”
Do you have any idea where one would find the reclaimed truck bed flooring that Adam mentioned in his comment?
Regarding Shannon’s pencil box grooves for the bottom and the sliding lid: I’m pretty happy with plugging the end grain on through grooves. I’m happy because I decided to use ebony plugs instead of trying to match up same species offcuts. What a hassle that is and I could never quite match it. With ebony plugs: they look structural/functional when they aren’t. Nice. Plus I’ll bore out a 1/8″ hole in a 1/4 by 1/4 plug blank and fill that hole with a 1/8″ dowel using a light colored species. So the end grain of the plug is a black square with a light circle within it. I only use I such doweled plug on a box as a sort of signature. The rest of the plugs are ebony with no dowel. The reason I’m happy is because I’m embracing the imperfection of a through groove and working with it to turn that imperfection into a design feature. And I feel more creative for doing so.