STL 133: On bandsaw blades and waterstones
Which bandsaw blades do you really need? Waterstones: to soak or not to soak. Plus all time favorite techniques and tools (hint: Matt has discovered tape, but it’s not blue!).
2:12 – Question 1:
I have a drum sander, and was planning on using it to make bent laminations. What grit I should sand for an ideal glue joint. Is it better to leave the surface with a bit of a scratch pattern so the glue has something to grip, or do I sand as smooth as I can so the gap is as minuscule as possible? I understand that the differences I’m debating here are microscopic, but I was curious what you all thought. – Corey
8:32 – Question 2:
I have a complete set Norton combination waterstones. Would you recommend storing these submerged in water of shall I soak for 30 minutes prior to use and then dry for storage. Also, do I need to use the Norton flattening stone or should I use 220 wet/dry sandpaper on glass or granite? – Mike
12:33 – All Time Favorite Tools of All Time… for this week:
Mike – Box joint blades and a tenoning jig
Matt – Veritas Sliding Square
Tom – Shop-made bench horse
23:51 – Question 3:
I recently purchased some Japanese chisels. I, also, recently purchased a Tormek T-8 sharpening system. I find myself reluctant to use the Tormek system to sharpen the Japanese chisels. Am I needlessly concerned? – Gordon
27:56 – Question 4:
I recently ordered a Laguna 14BX band saw for my shop. I need some help on the blades. What are your blade recommendations to fully utilize this saw? Keep up great work guys, and do an event out west in the future. -Greg
33:42 – All Time Favorite Techniques of All Time… for this week
Matt – Handcut Dovetails
Mike – Drawbored joinery
Tom – Wipe-on finish
45:22 – Question 5:
I have started down the Lie Nielsen rabbit hole and I blame the four of you. However, I have a question about a #4 smoother. If you were buying your first one would it have a standard angle frog or would you opt for a higher angle? – Chris
48:40 – Question 6:
A while back Matt picked up a Hitachi Super Surfacer that needed some tuning. I have seen them in a Japanese woodworking video and they look pretty cool. Have you used yours? I saw a floor standing Hitachi PF 100F auto return super surfacer and was wondering if it was worth picking up.
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