STL 162: Live with Mary May, Marc Spagnuolo, and Tim Rousseau
Recorded Live at Fine Woodworking Live 2018
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Joe Taylor: Friend of the show, Joe Taylor, started things off and told us more about Rikon’s new offerings including their 4-piece woodturning system and their soon to be released 10-306 10-in. Deluxe bandsaw, a mix of their 10-305 10-in. bandsaw with the features of the famous 10-326. Since the new saw is two-speed, it’s aimed for users who not only need a bandsaw for wood cutting, but also non-ferrous metals.
On the show, Mary schooled us on all things carving, answering the controversial this question:
Do gouges generally have a small bevel on the inside? If so, do you work this area with stones, or only when you strop? -Barry
Marc Spagnuolo: Marc, the Wood Whisperer himself came on and talked about his power carving class, podcasting, taking pictures for his upcoming book and the snafus that come with it.
Marc answered the following question from Erick:
How do you recommend applying Shellac when dealing with fairly large parts? I’ve been using a brush, and am having a hard time avoiding variations due to the finish flashing off as I apply.
Also, on a couple of occasions, some of the finish has dripped down the sides of the board I was finishing. I thought perhaps the shellac dissolving into itself would help, but I have found that there is a ghosting of the drip marks still visible. Is there a good way to get rid of these drip marks?
Tim Rousseau: Tim came on to bat cleanup, and thankfully, mock Matt.
Tim also answered the following question from Ken:
I worked in a cabinet shop for a while a few years ago, and watched someone apply clamps to the corners after measuring the diagonals. However, I don’t remember where to put the clamps to square the case up. I do remember that the clamp placement was not intuitively where I thought they would go. Can you explain how it’s done?
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