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STL253: Woodworking is simply tips and fixing errors

This episode is sponsored by Titebond, The Northwest Woodworking Studio, and Pony/Jorgensen

You’ll want to observe Ellen on Instagram and
take a look at her super-cool inlays we talked
about on this episode.

Query 1:

From Invoice:

It’s with a heavy coronary heart that I’ve needed to come to phrases that I’m going to have to put my workshop into an prolonged storage.  My spouse and I are returning to Massachusetts from Pennsylvania within the coming month.  When all is completed we can have our dream home and I’ll have my dream store.  Sadly we’re constructing a house and it will likely be 15 months till we get to maneuver in.  As such I’m having to put all of my workshop – hand instruments and huge woodworking machines in storage. I would love your steerage on learn how to correctly prep and retailer my instruments.  Moreover I might be storing roughly 1000 ft do lumber and would love your steerage there additionally.  Over the quiet interval I plan on studying about, listening to and dreaming of the higher woodworking days forward.  Nevertheless it’s going to be tough!

Query 2:

From Spenser:

I’ve a query relating to jointers.  I see that almost all jointer planes are 22 inches lengthy, and are the foremost at flattening boards by hand.  Nonetheless, in terms of energy instrument jointers, every thing I’ve ever learn, seen, or heard states the longer the beds of the jointer, the higher it’s for flattening operations.  What’s the reasoning behind this? Is it merely that the facility instrument jointer wants the additional size to assist the workpiece, whereas with a handplane the workpiece is clamped in place?  If that is so, then might I nonetheless get good outcomes from inserting a curler stand on the outfeed aspect of my quite brief 6 inch Craftsman jointer (classic, belt pushed with forged iron beds and fence)?  If not, what’s the approximate size of inventory one can safely and precisely flatten on a jointer of a given measurement (i.e., twice the size of the outfeed, and so on.)?

Machine Setup – The Jointer

On this episode, Matt Wajda units the jointer tables utilizing solely a straight-edge and a few scraps of paper

Device Take a look at: 8-in. Jointers

We take a look at the Grizzly G0495X, Jet JWJ-8HH, Laguna MJOIN8012-0130, Laguna MJOIN8020-0130, Oliver 4230, Powermatic PJ-882HH, and Rikon 20-108H.


Ellen: All time favourite instrument – The Unisaw

Anissa: All-time favourite approach – Bob Van Dyke’s use of wedges to disassemble a dovetailed field (video at 47:45)

Ben: utilizing a pair of dividers and a degree to completely place screws for mounting issues with keyhole slots

Query 3:

From John:

Not too way back, I milled up a walnut tree on my mother and father’ property. All the lumber might be used for dimensional boards besides this reside edge piece I had left over. I’m nonetheless unsure what I need to do with, I’m between a corridor desk, espresso desk or small bench using the reside edge look of the piece. The issue I’m working into is what species of wooden ought to I exploit for the legs and different options of the piece that may go properly with the mixture of sap and coronary heart wooden current. I reside within the Midwest and would favor to make use of a local species if doable. What would you counsel or does this appear to be an excellent piece of firewood?

Anissa mentions Tim Coleman’s “Three Tales” cupboard.

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