Ask WWGOA: George’s Solid Wood Storage

Question:

George, I have the same system throughout my workshop, garage, and Shed, (from the George’s Solid Wood Storage video) but I put 3/4 ply down for more consistent support. Do you think the ply was a good or bad idea?

Submitted by Tim K.

Answer:

No, no problem adding a plywood deck. In fact an advantage to your approach is that you can store shorter pieces. You don’t have to worry about them spanning from one support to the next.

George


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8 Responses to “Ask WWGOA: George’s Solid Wood Storage”
  1. Eric hansen
    Eric hansen

    I heard Titebond glue has a useful life of 2 years. I have used Titebond that is… maybe… 10 years old. Are my projects in danger of falling apart? (I have since bought new glue!!!)

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      Customer Service

      Hello Eric,
      Here’s what the experts had to say about your question:

      I asked an engineer who worked at a glue company about that one time and he said that PVA glue has its best working characteristics in terms of smoothness and consistency for the first couple years, but he said that it can form a bond that is stronger than wood for many years. He said that as long as it is still in a liquid state, it can still form a strong bond and it doesn’t pose a risk of breaking down after it cures in a project.
      Paul

      Sincerely,
      Danesha
      Wood Workers Guild of America Video Membership

      Reply
  2. Benjamin Brattin Sr
    Benjamin Brattin Sr

    What advice would you suggest for one who is just starting out in their own shop using reclaimed pallet wood to start with?

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      Customer Service

      Hello Benjamin,
      Here’s what the experts had to say about your question:

      Pursue your passion with a reckless abandon. Don’t let yourself get caught in a rut. There’s always something new to learn. Keep pushing yourself to try new things, develop news skills. Enjoy your new hobby!
      Paul

      Please let us know if you have any further questions
      Sincerely,
      Danesha
      Wood Workers Guild of America Video Membership

      Reply
  3. Steve O'Donnell
    Steve O'Donnell

    When using the bandsaw with a 4 TPI blade, cutting 1 1/2″ thick hickory, there is always burning on the wood.
    Any suggestions to prevent the burning of the hickory? Burning is not a problem with Oak & other woods.

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      Customer Service

      Hello Steve,
      Please let us know if you have any further questions

      It shouldn’t be burning. If you are using a fence for your cuts, try it without the fence to see if it still burns. If it doesn’t, then I’d say you have a fence alignment problem. If you are not using the fence and it is burning, I’d suggest trying a fresh blade. A new 4 TPI blade should work, but a 2 or 3 TPI blade would be less prone to burning. I use a 2 TPI blade for most everything, and while it leaves the wood a bit rough, it’s like getting a horsepower upgrade for your bandsaw, and it runs a lot cooler than higher tooth count blades.
      Paul

      Sincerely,
      Danesha
      Wood Workers Guild of America Video Membership

      Reply
  4. Pat Aiello
    Pat Aiello

    My shop is only 14′ X 28′ so I would like to incorporate a bench, (such as the one that we see on your monthly stream), as an out feed from my table saw. Does WWGOA have plans for that particular bench?

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      Customer Service

      Hello Pat,
      Here’s what the experts had to say about your question:
      Not yet, but it is on George’s to-do list to create something for this. Thanks for asking.
      Paul

      Sincerely,
      Danesha
      Wood Workers Guild of America Video Membership

      Reply