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Shop Talk Live 15: Curvy Cabinet Conundrum

comments (10) September 14th, 2012 in blogs

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This week on Shop Talk Live, were asking readers for their opinion on two potential designs for a cabinet to be built in an upcoming video workshop. Heres design number one.
This week on Shop Talk Live, were asking readers for their opinion on two potential designs for a cabinet to be built in an upcoming video workshop. Heres design number two.

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 Shop Talk Live 15: Curvy Cabinet Conundrum

On this week's edition of Shop Talk Live, Asa Christiana, Matt Kenney, and Ed Pirnik take your questions.

Cabinet Conundrum

Also on this week's show, we're after reader opinions regarding some cabinet designs Matt Kenney is currently working on, in anticipation of an upcoming Video Workshop series. View the sketches at the top of this post and be sure to let us know your preferences in the comments section of this post. We're hoping to introduce some new woodworking techniques into our video series lineup and want to know what our audience is after!


Asa Christiana 
FWW editor

Matt Kenney
FWW senior editor

Ed Pirnik
Senior web producer

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Comments (10)

Davebl Davebl writes: I'd vote for both projects, if possible. More work for you I'm sure though. It'd be nice to see it done the way you did the box videos, a simpler one and a more complicated one. Then again they both look pretty involved.

A big thumbs up for either one though. Love the Krenov inspired look, my favorite style. I'm also very interested in the curvy front veneer work.
Posted: 2:01 pm on October 9th

rkeljr rkeljr writes: Interesting to hear your comments on pocket screws. Regarding durability, I find that employing pocket screws with glue produces a very sturdy long time joint, and the screws first serve as clamps then as an additional sort of tenon to increase strength. Am I wrong?
Posted: 7:50 am on September 23rd

biffe biffe writes: i would say lets built them both (matching pieces ) would look nice in may place
Posted: 10:33 am on September 17th

dandegennaro dandegennaro writes: Design #2 would make a great place to store part of my vintage plane collection, and perhaps my old pocket screw jigs. I understand pocket screw technology goes back at least three hundred years, and I'd bet some of those pockety pieces still survive. I enjoy listening to your podcasts, although my wife prefers I wear headphones while listening, but then wants to know why I break out laughing so often. She's not a woodworker.
Posted: 12:51 am on September 17th

Manuelchaos Manuelchaos writes: Hello guys, my vote is for number 2. Like the more modern lines. What about the size?

Good podcast.

Manuel C.
Posted: 12:50 pm on September 16th

Ed_Pirnik Ed_Pirnik writes: Antondeg: You don't need iTunes to listen to the podcast. Just click on the red "Listen to the Podcast" link and you can stream it right through the browser.
Posted: 6:39 am on September 16th

beem beem writes: My vote is for design #1. Something about #2 doesn't jive with me. Perhaps it's because there are less places for hiding stuff....if I happen to move to California....for medical reasons. ;-)

Another great Podcast, guys!
Posted: 8:29 pm on September 15th

Antondeg Antondeg writes: I am not sure who looks after your website but it a real pain to use on a mobile browser. The fancy bar that should be at the bottom is always in the middle and it covers the "Listen to podcast" link so this page is useless. Not very friendly for something that is meant to be used on a mobile device.

Hopefully you can get that fixed, but as it has been like that for ages I am not very hopeful.

As I mentioned before what happened to the videos, was there not a need because I have not listened to them since you stopped doing the videos.

What about other distribution channels other than iTunes not everyone uses Apple products.

Making things easier to use and getting it onto more channels will help in spreading the good work.

Posted: 5:46 pm on September 15th

mn_pete mn_pete writes: Haven't listened in yet, but I like design sketch #2. It's a bit more modern which is what I'd like to see more of.
Posted: 2:52 pm on September 15th

cahudson42 cahudson42 writes: For Matt's new video series, I vote for the vertical design..:>) Less of a dust collector. More of an opportunity to showcase some nice veneer or solid wood on the doors and drawer fronts. Even an opportunity for a bit of marquetry in them..
Posted: 12:42 pm on September 15th

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