WT496 – Put A Ring On It

It’s show #496. On today’s show we’re talking about wood movement, rasps, diamond stones, store bought workbenches, and finding free logs.

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What’s On the Bench

  • Marc finished his gaming desks and then built a quilt ladder with Nicole
  • Matt got started on his serpentine chest of drawers
  • Shannon wrote an article for WoodSmith and is working on another

Emails and Voicemails

  • Dan’s workbench top moved after being stable for years
  • Janine asks about left vs right handed rasps
  • William wonders if “budget” workbenches are worth considering
  • Alex asks when his herringbone table is going to explode
  • Steve asks why Shannon switched from Shapton to Diamond stones
  • Kyle wants to know the best thing to search for to get logs for milling

Rockler Desks for Kids

With so many kids studying from home, the need for desks is way up. Rockler wants to encourage woodworkers to build and donate desks for kids in your community. The first 200 people to build a desk for donation and post their completed desk on Instagram with #RocklerDesksforKids will get a $50 Rockler Gift Card! Rockler has provided some easy-to-follow free plans (including one from Marc), or you can make up your own design. Find all the guidelines at Rockler.com/kids-desk-plans-diy. This initiative was inspired by Max Poindexter, the winner of the #RocklerDeskChallenge. He built 99 desks for donation in his community during the challenge.

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3 replies on “WT496 – Put A Ring On It”

Marc: Support for the broken bandsaw blade issue you mentioned on the Feb 10 Wood Talk. I’ve also broken two 1/2” Lennox carbide blades on my PM 1500. Both broke at the weld and were bought at bandsawbladesdirect. I’ve gone back to WoodSlicer for now.

What’s funny about this is that they act very surprised when they hear from me. If you had the same experience I have to imagine there are others. At some point they need to stop being surprised and start determining the cause.

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