WT412 – Acer Sachar umm something

On today’s show we’re talking about: plane blade troubleshooting, keeping things square, cleaning furniture, and shop-made tools.


  • Nick wants to know what we use to clean our furniture instead of a product like Pledge
  • Cody needs some help tuning a vintage hand plane and preventing the blade from digging in.
  • Ben has trouble keeping his joinery square and needs advice
  • Andy wants our opinions on buying vs making tools for our shops.
  • Matt is considering an Alaskan Mill or a bandsaw mill and wonders about Silver Maple

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2 replies on “WT412 – Acer Sachar umm something”

Shannon, another difference between sugar maples and silver maples is the sugar content of the running sap. I tap my silver maples. The ratio of sap to finished syrup is 70:1. Sugar maples are about 40:1. So I have to boil almost twice as much sap as those lucky sugar maple guys.

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