Storing Plywood, Biscuit Joiners, Invisible Seams & MUCH More!
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1)Jacob from North Carolina, long time listener, 3rd time questioner.
I’m building a trestle style kitchen table that will have a painted base. Not my first choice, but happy wife happy life. My question is: What do y’all use to eliminate seams when painting? Spackle, putty, or some other product. My seams are tight, right and smooth, but when I’ve painted projects in the past, the seams remain visible. For the trestle table legs, I would like them to be seamless and look like one piece. Any insight is appreciated. FYI, I’ll be spraying the paint.
2) Gentleman love your podcast and have listened to every episode, keep up the great work. My question is about fence length. Currently the saw I own is a 1980 Delta Unisaw with a 52″ fence. I purchased it new in 1980. I am retiring this year after I sell my company. My wife wants to purchase a new Sawstop for me because I’m always complaining about the dust collection on my old saw. She wants to buy me the Sawstop Industrial saw (I love tools), and wanted to know do I want the 36″ or 52″ fence. I think I can count on one hand the number of times I used the additional length on my current fence and was just wondering do you guys have the 36″ or 52″ fence assembly and is it worth having the larger fence. Normally I just have stuff sitting on it.
Second question is for Guy, as I’m in my late sixties and my skin is quite dry and I use lotion regularly I’ve heard you talk about using gloves in the shop. What type of gloves do you use and are you happy with them.
And one last thing Guy at 5’8″ I love my Laguna bandsaw the table height is perfect for me 🙂 Kris
1) Hey guys I just wanna say thank you for the amazing contact the guys put out! I found you guys about four months ago I’ve been going through the old episodes to catch up. But I was wondering if you guys could help me out and point me to a good affordable biscuit joiner. I would love to get a festool biscuit joiner but it’s just out of my price range, is there anyway you guys can recommend A biscuit joiner that is worth the best bang for his buck. Thank you again for awesome content Ethan thompson
2) I am contemplating making a new workbench to go with my inkliened vise. I like my current workbench made of southern yellow pine but would like to add a few features like a two piece top for clamping as well as an end vise/wagon vise. My question is would ambrosia maple be a good/bad material choice for a workbench? From my wood store is $3 cheaper than soft maple. I could see the color variance possibly being an issue during use and sighting material. I’m not sure the holes in the material would be that problematic. What says you guys? Thanks, Ryan
1) Hey guys. New listener here! Love the genuine vibe of the show and of course all the knowledge. I build barn doors, blind mount shelves and mantles out of my garage to support my family. I recently had to switch to plywood for most builds due to cost of solid wood (1x and 2x materials) . My question is..I live in Tampa Florida and my wife hates that our pool table room has become the lumber storage room. Now that I’m using sheet goods and don’t want to break them down far in advance of projects…what are your thoughts on ways to store plywood in a NON climate controlled Florida garage? Also storing solid woods as well. Oh, and my material is always pine or poplar. I would love your thoughts on this topic. Humidity, drastic weather changes hourly and no climate control? The garage is a dedicated, yet messy work space.
2)Hey Fellas, Thanks for addressing my last question on fuzzy cutting boards. Sean was correct – I was over-sanding after each raising of the grain. So many ways to shoot yourself in the foot it seems…
I want to ask your thoughts on the practical limits of mitre saws. I’m sure you’ve addressed similar before, but as Guy often points out, what haven’t you addressed before! Maybe not from this angle perhaps? There are folk who do anything and everything with a mitre saw and those who wouldn’t cut a precise mitre with one to save their lives. In my journey thus far I think the most important thing for novices is to appreciate the full capabilities as well as the limitations of their equipment.
Assuming a novice user.., one with a reasonable quality mitre saw and table saw.., one who has learned to keep both reasonably well calibrated.., but one who has yet to be collecting after-market devices such as advanced mitre gages etc..
Can you point to any examples of types of operations that represent a limit, or exceed the limit, of what a novice should reasonably expect from themselves and their mitre saw? Or put another way.. for this or that operation – have at it.. but at such and such a point.. well then it’s time to be pursuing table saw jigs or other skillsets to get where they need/want to go?
Thanks again, hope this finds you all well, keep on keepin’ on! Colin