WT497 – I Hate You

It’s show #497. On today’s show, we’re talking about table saw extension wings, what you get when you pay more for a random orbit sander, wet wood, identifying wood, material for a new bench top

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What’s On the Bench

  • Marc is making a fancy quilt rack full of bendy bits
  • Matt started shipping bench kits
  • Shannon finished up a serving tray

Emails and Voicemails

  • Eric just found the show and asks if he should go back and listen to all the previous episodes
  • Logan wonders about the differences between a $60 and $600 random orbit sander
  • Mark needs help to identify a bunch of wood he won at auction
  • Pat wants to make a bench top using a bunch of leftover scraps
  • Mark asks about shortening his extension table on his tablesaw
  • Christian has sopping wet wood and wants to build furniture from it quickly
  • Terry has an old Apple tree and wants to mill the logs with his bandsaw

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One reply on “WT497 – I Hate You”

I will say that for my area of Illinois we have a lot of sassafras trees, which are about the only exception I’ve seen for using bark-on logs for bed posts. Although, the bark is still helped out by coating with a healthy amount of finish of some sort.

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