STL219: Dadoes without dado blades
Mike, Anissa, and Ben discuss dust collection for bandsaws, keeping notes during a project, a listener's odd glue-line failure, and try a woodworking potpourri for the first time.
Dear Ben, Fine Woodworking brain trust,
For the past 4 years, I have been doing hand-tool only woodworking and I don’t own any machine tools. It really floats my boat but thicknessing boards say from ¾” to 3/8” isn’t my idea of a fun Sunday. Lately I’ve just been working with a local company and buying pre-milled S4S in desired thicknesses. I have been thinking of getting a bandsaw for resawing purposes. I worry about dust and my lungs. What sort of specs should I look for in a dust collector if it is only going to be used for a bandsaw?
In episode 214.5 the importance of taking notes during a build was touched upon several times. What method do you use for keeping records of each project? Thanks for the many enjoyable hours of info, insights, and humor on your podcasts!
Segment: Segment pot luck!
Anissa: Smooth move- moving the fence in the wrong direction trying to trim a piece for 20 minutes.
Ben: Tool Bomb – Folding ruler
Mike – Wedging pulls from Hida Tools
Hello everyone, especially Ben,
I’m designing a wall shelf with the horizontals and verticals overlapping on all sides, similar to a shelf I found on Chris Becksvoorts’s website. Do you happen to know how he does the joint exactly? I can’t make it out from the photo. Obviously it’s some sort of a lap joint, but since it’s so deep, I think there needs to be support for the loose sides of the boards so that they don’t bow. Is he also running a shallow groove to house the loose sides?
I have a tablesaw (no dado blade though, illegal in Europe!) and a router table (plus a planer, drill press and hand tools). And I’m a beginner-ish woodworker, but I’ve done a few projects already and I think I can pull this off.
*note – All of the possible reasons we came up with about the reasoning behind this law is wrong. We’ll publish something soon explaining it all.
Help me Oh-Ben-Strano, STL is my only hope!
I recently encountered a glue line failure on a desktop. I’m trying to understand the cause and repair the piece. It may be a question that only the late R. Bruce Hoadley could answer. The desktop is 40 x 20 from a single 4/4 hard maple board The desk was completed in April 2017 and didn’t present the problem until a couple of months ago, when a gap as large as 0.055 inch opened up over 18 inches of the glue line:
The glue-up went very well at the time. There was plenty of squeeze-out, top and bottom, and the result was a gap free and straight top. The ends of the joint are still very much intact, with no signs of separation. About a year ago, my daughter acquired a gaming laptop which has been used on the desktop since. It looks like the narrower side has shrunk where the gap is, and the wider side has not. The computer can run very hot, leaving me to wonder if that somehow affected the glue? Could I have starved the joint by over clamping?What am I missing? How do I repair this? Should I rip along the glue lines, re-joint and glue, or will I have to do this again in 3 years?
Ben: Mario Messina on IG – messina designer craftsman
Anissa: Mister Tfue on YouTube
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