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This week we start things off with the harrowing (OK, maybe that’s an overstatement) story of a shopmade gift that fell flat on its face. Then, it’s off to the races as we answer a whole host of woodworking questions ranging from epoxy and spokeshave sharpening–to jointer tech and purchasing lumber off of Craigslist.
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With respect to sharpening spokeshave blades with the veritas MKII honing guide: Veritas also offers a magnetic blade holder to hold small spokeshave blades so that they can be used normally in the MKII. The item is located here: http://www.leevalley.com/en/Wood/page.aspx?p=44484&cat=1,43072,43078&ap=1
Love the show, keep up the great work!
To the question about honing spoke shaves. I successfully hone Veritas blades using their MkII honing guide.
Your podcast continues to be entertaining and informative.
I have a quick comment about the first question from Podcast 47. The question raised several issues about purchasing a jointer. I completely agree with Matt's advice about finding a vintage cast iron Delta 6" jointer or even another maker such as Yates, Oliver, Powermatic, Walker/Turner/ Boice Crane, etc. I also agree with Mike in that if you can get a good deal on an 8" jointer, go ahead and get that first. The point I want to raise is that the person asking the question wrote that he wanted to use the jointer to clean up cuts from his table saw. Unless you are making a board and are jointing the ripped surfaces that will be glued together, normally I don't think you should need to return to the table saw after ripping to width. If your table saw cuts are leaving a rough or burned surface, I think that needs to be addressed at the table saw and then hopefully that can be tuned to the point where you will be leaving a clean enough cut that it can be cleaned with a small hand plane or through sanding and not resort to going back to the jointer for that purpose.
Go on a lumber run with Matt Kenney and he'll show you how he reads a stack of lumber to help him find the perfect board
Fast, fun approach to making a comfortable, casual seat
In this video Michael finishes the first of the three boxes. Gluing-up, planing, sanding and finishing bring a new piece of art to the world.
In this video Michael starts work on the second box, a carved and painted Saddle lid box.
Michael begins carving the saddle lid box with his ripple pattern along the top. Then turns to his 5/30 gouge to texture the sides of the box. This isn't work…
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