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On today’s show, we’re talking about choosing joinery, sanding small pieces without rounding them over, hand planing crowns, and glueing up joints.
What’s On the Bench
- Marc is making boxes
- Matt went to IWF
- Shannon is gluing up a 30″ wide Sapele panel
- Brandon and Kevin both shared this handheld CNC router called the Origin.
- Shannon has a man crush on Chris’ coat rack.
- Metis highlighted a Maker space in the Twin Cities.
- Adrian is concerned about using Tried & True oil on his rocker and wants Marc’s impression of the finish.
- Joe schools us on relative humidity and wood movement
- Jack spoke with a trauma department head who says there are more bandsaw finger amputations than table saws.
- Bill wants to know how we choose our joinery.
- Michael keeps rounding small parts over when sanding and needs help.
- Erin keeps planing a crown in the edge of his boards with his Jack plane.
- John wants to know if we put glue on all the surfaces of a joint instead of just the long grain surfaces.
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9 replies on “WT322 – It’s My Matt in a Box”
Did Shannon describe how to get planer snipe with a hand plane?
Shaper is launching Sept of 2017 the tape supposedly isn’t expensive and is not reusable
I definitely need to plan for wood movement. My summer indoor air is 70F, 60%RH+ (or 11% EMC). My winter indoor air is 70F, as low as 20%RH (or 4.5% EMC). That is with HVAC running year round and a whole house humdifier. Here in chicago we have very humid summers and cold winters, with forced air the dominant type of heating.
A 12″ wide flatsawn cherry board will shrink ~.25″ under such conditions. Yes, this is something I need to think about when building furniture.
I recently discovered that there are now hard and extra soft plattens available for the Bosch ROS 10/20 sander. I found them on Amazon for about 16$ each. 3M also makes a foam interface pad that seems like it will be great for sculpted forms.
Maybe you guys could discuss cases where harder or softer plattens would be better
Bosch RS035 5-Inch Hard Hook-and-Loop Backing Pad for Ros10/20Vs-Series
Bosch RS033 5-Inch Extra-Soft Hook and Loop Backing Pad for Ros10/20Vs-Series
3M Clean Sanding Soft Interface Disc Pad 28321, Hook and Loop, 5″ Diameter x 0.50″ Thick
Two weeks ago you guys were talking about working with pressure treated wood; One thing that I learned the hard way: if you are cutting wet pressure treated lumber on your Saw Stop; the wet lumber will activate the brake. It was an expensive education. The next time I am working with wet pressure treated lumber I will turn on the bypass mode.
I have watched every video I can find about the Shaper Origin. I can imagine using it in many ways. Hope to do inlay without the expensive template. I ordered one using someone’s code which gave me $100 off. If you order using my code you will give the discount and I will get credit. https://preorder.shapertools.com/ref/EDR0TKKHF
Thanks for the great show.
To the caller who asked about choosing joinery, just get Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking. It is a classic text with a whole section containing detailed information about most standard and some exotic joinery methods with diagrams and methods for each. I use it all the time to choose which joint would work best in a project.
Shannon what do you think of paul sellers technique of starting a #4 plane at the front end of the edge of a broad. How would this technique apply to jouinting?
Shannon you can send me all the white oak you want!
Love it here in VA!