A beautiful night outside, and a great night to be in the shop answering your questions. Thanks to everyone who participated. You had lots of great questions.
0:25 Buying advice on a drill press
2:14 Rustic lumber; is it any good?
3:00 Ceiling height of a workshop
6:45 Dimensions for a picture frame
8:30 Four jaw chucks for a lathe
10:32 Jointing on the router table. How long a bit?
12:30 Getting a bow out of a board
13:37 Dovetail spline jig
16:18 Thickness of bottom for pull out trays
18:56 Scroll saw in George’s shop
19:52 Gluing glass to wood
21:15 Table saw recommendation
22:12 Recommended humidity level for a shop
23:00 Top coat for hickory
25:44 Tablesaw lock mechanism doesn’t hold
26:52 Brushing on polyurethane
29:30 Leveling end grain cutting boards
31:40 Dovetails in thin stock
33:00 Extended time glue
34:30 Knife kits
37:00 Creating a weather wood look
37:44 Tuning a hand plane
38:15 Two hand planes for George
40:15 Sanding a cylinder
42:17 Become a better finisher
43:45 Table saw recommendation
44:33 George’s mustache
45:29 All about threaded inserts
47:22 Polyurethane over oil?
49:17 Resawing on the table saw
55:44 Material reacts as it’s being ripped
56:34 6” or 8” dado head?
1:01:08 George’s teaching schedule
WWGOA LIVE! August 2017
A beautiful night outside, and a great night to be in the shop answering your questions. Thanks to everyone who participated. You had lots of great questions.
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As for your weathered oak table, just finished a tabletop using Verathane’s Weathered Wood Accelerator and it started out grey after 2 coats. Then changed colors when I applied a water based poly to almost walnut or dark walnut. And even darkened with a second coat of poly. The finished product was great but it did change colors in the process, so test on scraps.
I’m an amateur woodworker in Yuma, AZ which is normally a wee bit hotter than most places and have discovered Titebond Type II Extend which works well for me as it has a longer set time. Was discouraging to have the glue dry before I could join 2 boards together before I found this.
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Thanks for the show.
Just a request…give us huddled masses a day or two reminder before the live Q & A. I like to watch them live but I usually remember/find out about the telecast when the notification comes up that it started xxx minutes ago.
Thanks I just started turning about a year ago,don’t what i am doing but have fun. San Jose,CA
George do you have any plans on a class @ Rockler Denver?
Nothing on the calendar, but if you talk to the store manager about me, and they want to bring me in, I’d love to come out.
On the open time question earlier. Titebond shows the same open time for Original as III. I chose III then for versatility.
Elysian Fields, Texas
My existing Delta miter saw is starting to show it’s age. Currently I use it with Biesemeyer side outfeed tables. Do you think the Festool Kapex saw is worth the extra money. In fact are any of the Festool tools worth the premium price? I fear I am going to have to modify my Biesemeyer miter tables to match the height of whatever brand I buy. If the Kapex is not your first choice what would be. Do the setup of my miter fence, ( sitting on built in 24 inch deep cabinets ) I don’t have the depth for a sliding saw. Have you used the bosch articulating saw? I have heard it’s difficult to keep it dialed in.
I was seriously considering the Kapex but decided on the Bosch GCM12SD 120-Volt 12-Inch DB Glide Miter The only thing I think I will miss is the double laser guides, e.g. one on each side of the blade. You can get a laser from Bosch for one side but not both sides. This saw will work on your 24″ deep cabinets.
I’ve got the Kapex and the Bosch, and like them both. I also have a handful of Festool sanders, and their Domino. They do make good tools. I’ve never had accuracy issues with the Bosch saw.
Dan from Pittsburgh…
My daughters bought me a 6″ stacked dado blade as a gift. I think this will work fine on my 10″ table
saw but I was told I would be much better off with an 8″ blade. I’m new to woodworking so what would you recommend? Any advice is greatly appreciated, Thank you in advance
To properly setup a bandsaw see alex snodgrass bandsaw on YouTube. I also highly recommend using Carter Products bandsaw blades
What is the best way to sharpen chisels?
As a min you need a set of sharpening stones. I have a set of ceramic I use with a holder, today I’d get the diamond plates, I shapren to 8000 grit, I also use a JET slow speed sharpener
What software do you use when creating a 3-D carving for cutting on your CNC
I do all my lay out and tool path work with VCarve Pro from Vectric.
Northeast Georgia. Like the immediacy and real experience of viewing this live. Keep it real! Keep it up!
Thanks. Glad you enjoy it.
Watching from Wausaukee, Wi
Table saw for new shop, take a look at the jobsite sites from saw stop and Bosch REAXX both have safety stop feature, just don’t cut wet wood or nails
Watching from Florida
I love the aged tabletop.
More on Titebond, use Titebond Extend Wood Glue
I live in AZ and the tack time is super short. Some good info at http://www.cvwa.org/titebondglue.html
I’ve used gray stain that was designed to look weathered and it gives the exact look you’ve got.
Titebond said I could add up to 10% water to slow drying, without affecting strength.
What is the best CNC for a restricted budget
Thin the Titebond to extend the tack time, following is from Titebond site
Can Titebond Wood Glues Be Thinned?
Yes. Most of our wood glues can be thinned with water up to 5% by weight or
volume. Adding more than 5% water to our glues could negatively affect the
bond strength. Titebond Polyurethane and Titebond Liquid Hide Glues can be
thinned by carefully heating the bottle in a pan of warm water.
from Norfolk, Va. I am building your sofa table from the furniture making class. My garage is unconditioned. Should I put the wood (using Poplar as my first run at building the table) in the house and take pieces out that I will be making, cutting etc out to the garage as needed? Are some woods more prone to wicking humidity from the air than others? How long is too long to leave wood that you are working with in an unconditioned space? If I don’t leave the wood in the house before and after working with it what am I risking with the Poplar version?
It’s possible that some woods are more prone to absorbing moisture than others, but I don’t think that’s a huge issue. If there’s a big moisture/temperature difference between the house and garage I’d store the wood in the house, work it in the garage. If they’re similar, don’t bother. Even if you store the parts in the garage you’ll probably be ok. The top is designed to float, specifically so it’s capable of seasonally changing.
Titebond 2 is there extended time glue
Use Titebond Extend Wood Glue see http://www.cvwa.org/titebondglue.html for some info
What is the best way to control sawdust in a small workshop
Look for a dust collector that’s a good size match to your tools.
That’s the bit I have
Your inside-out video, works ok but, instead of double sided tape I glued ends 3/4″ outside the finished work piece. Lathe formed the inside to what I wanted. Using parting tool to just outside of parting pieces into. Sanded, sealer and Stained a dark walnut. With no top coat.
I separated the pieces, placed them in the proper configuration, glued complete. Re-centered and finished piece. Your thoughts? Brighton, colo.
It sounds like a great approach
Hi George. I recently bought a Triton Workcentre with router module and table saw module. I did this mainly for space constraints. What is your opinion of the table saw module and specifically the rip fence? thanks
I’ve got a WorkCentre, and like it. I wish I didn’t have to lock the rip fence in two spots, but I can live with that. Overall, it works fine. For those not familiar with the tool, you can see it here http://amzn.to/2vtp8Va
Where can I find a take-apart (?) bandsaw blade? saw one on the web cannot locate one for purchase. Thanks for any help, LB.
Sorry, never heard of such a thing.
I have a 10″ table saw. My daughters bought me a 6″stacked dado as a gift. I think I will be okay with the 6″ but I wonder if I would be better off with an 8″ blade. What would you suggest? I’m new to woodworking so any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance
Answered at 56:34
I’m an experienced woodworker, but at 81 years old myshop is one quarter of the living room. I don’t have a table saw. Is there any other small tool to rip wood?
A benchtop bandsaw might be a good choice for you.
Hey wondering if you know anything about a take apart band saw blade. Saw one on the web, unable to locate for purchase. Thanks for any help. LB
Sorry, I’ve never heard of it.
I would like to know if you can explain to me after i have edged and planed my board and start ripping it in my table saw, it starts to close in on its self jamming my blade. And if i manage to rip it right through when i’m done ripping it, it’s completely warped and when i started ripping it was perfectly straight. Thanks.
Answered at 55:44
What is the easiest way to join wood panels together seamlessly.
First ensure the boards are the same thickness, use either biscuits (tight fitting) or dominos to help with the alignment. Put the boards on a clamp, I use long pipe clamps, after you apply the glue and get the boards positioned put a few cauls on the top of the boards running perpendicular to the boards (put wax paper under the cauls to prevent gluing the cauls to the boards). Clamp the ends of the cauls, check each seam with your fingers to ensure all is aligned. Sometimes I will put a clamp on each seam.
Would like some tips for re-sawing Hemlock planks on a table saw.. My band saw is not big enough for re-sawing.
Answered at 49:17 Magswitch magnetic featherboard http://amzn.to/2hPuqHl Microjig Grripper
Love your shows and the content I’ve purchased. I’m really new to finishing and want to know if I can use polyurethane over oil, or should I just go with an oil-based wipe-on finish?
Answered at 47:22
I am here from Rural Colombia
Threaded inserts or just screws is one stronger than the other?
How deep should the hole be for an insert? Should the insert bottom out in the hole or should the hole be deeper to have extra room for the bolt to pass all the way through the insert?
Answered at 45:29
I just logged in… What happened to the stache? I’m really disappointed!!!
Answered at 44:33
I am moving soon and have a chance to set up a small workshop but space is limited and I need a new table saw that is a step up from a basic saw. What brands and models do you recommend?
Take a look at jobsite saws, espically the sawstop and Bosch REAXX, both have the safety stop feature.
Answered at 43:45
do you have recommendations for improving finishing skills? the book that I purchased seemed overly complicated.
Answered at 42:17
WWGOA Finishing Essentials class https://www.wwgoa.com/class/finishing-essentials/
What is the best/quickest way to sand a long cylinder shape? Is there an electric sander that can handle this job?
Answered at 40:15 Klingspor Sanding Mop http://www.woodworkingshop.com/product/fs36120/?inMed=GSTORE&dfw_tracker=18711-5664&gclid=Cj0KCQjwiLDMBRDFARIsACNmiX-lq-Cp_ikIrtGfQ4dvxDHNuGLTAZSM-x4LrYbfHBXBULtdD39ClSwaAkNOEALw_wcB
By the way…Frank is from Kodak, TN!
If you only had two hand planes what would the be?
Answered at 38:57
I recently purchased a Stanley No. 4 Smoothing plane – my first plane. I’m having a difficult time getting it tuned in. It either cuts too much or not enough. I can’t get it to the point where it cuts paper thin like others I’ve used in woodworking classes. I’ve been through your mini videos on the website. Any tips on the sequence of steps I should take?
Answered at 37:44
1 Where do you get your knife kits.
2 I really enjoy your website and was wondering what do you do with your projects do you sell them?
Answered at 34:30 Jantz Supply http://www.knifemaking.com/Default.asp Sarge knife kit http://amzn.to/2wN7CKX also sold by Rockler
Steve from Connecticut.
What glue will allow a long working time. I used Titebond III on a cabinet project. The glue on the plywood panels starts setting up prior to having all the sides in place.
Answered at 33:00 Titebond Extend Wood Glue http://amzn.to/2vrD0zl
I’m in the process of building some small (4″x4″x12″) boxes out of white oak. I had originally planned to join the sides of the box using hand-cut dovetails, but the process of resawing and planing them didn’t go as smoothly as I had hoped. The sides are now only about 5/16″ thick. Would dovetails still be appropriate, or are the sides too thin for this joinery method?
Thanks for your answer! Finger joints sound perfect for my situation.
Answered at 31:40
Good. Hope the boxes work out for you.
Answered at 31:40
I’ve made several end-grain cutting boards following your video and have one main issue: when I use my router (2-1/2 hp) to flatten the final cutting board, the ends of the cherry are very rough requiring a lot of sanding to get a smooth surface. The maple survives this process much better. When you flatten the surface in the video with your router, you do not seem to have this problem. I’ve run my brand new bit (1-1/4” diameter) at slow speeds and faster speeds. I’ve removed about 1/8″ at a time and I’ve removed as little as 1/32″ at a time neither of which seems to make a difference. What am I missing, what should I do to not have this problem?
For note: I’m from South Pasadena California
I use a router to flatten a lot of stuff and normally finish with either my drum sander or palm sander. Recently I was flattening AZ Sycamore with my 1 1/2″ bit and did not have the problems you have encountered.
Answered at 29:30 Infinity planer bit http://amzn.to/2vrHtBU
From Tracy, CA. What is a good way to apply poly on furniture. I built a bar and used a brush for several coats of poly but there are still brush marks. Is spraying the only way to get a smooth surface?
Answered at 26:52
Titebond always has great stuff!
After setting my table saw blade height, the first several cuts are fine but then the height of the blade decreases several hundreds of an inch. I am using the locking feature of the table saw. Any suggestions.
Sounds like something is loose in your saw. What kind is it and how old is it.
Answered at 25:44
What would be the best top-coat for a hickory desk to preserve as much of the original color and character as possible? I am leaning towards a water-based poly right now. Any advice regarding a brand? Thanks.
Answered at 23:00 Zinsser Seal Coat http://amzn.to/2nkCopB AquaCote Cross Link Lacquer http://amzn.to/2nSXxZ3
On my first use of my router table for jointing, all I can say is SWEEEET! I have a 2-1/4 HP router with a 1/2″ collet. How tall of a bit can I use with it.
Also, I have 3/4″ piece of red oak. It is 6″x32″. I discovered after planing it to thickness that it is a little bowed and cupped. What is the best way of straightening this out?
P.S. This is a duplicate of two questions I previously posted. I don’t see any questions in the queue.
Hi, I have a glass football paperweight and would like to glue it to the wood base. What glue I should use? The bottom gluing size is oval, only 1.5″x1″. Thank you.
Answered at 19:52 Titebond thick CA glue http://amzn.to/2hPoFtd Loctite two part epoxy
I want to install some pull-out shelf kits (sliding drawers) in some existing kitchen cabinets ( 32″wide x 23″ deep). Some kits I’ve seen online at Rockler have a 1/4″ thick melamine bottom as the bottom of the shelf. The slides for the shelf are rated at 100# maximum. I’m thinking the 1/4″ melamine bottom is not substantial enough and would “bow” with time and weight. Have you built pull-out shelves and, if so, what kind of material did you use for the bottom of the shelf?
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I have 2 questions the 1st one is the jig that you used to cut dovetail splines on the router table do you have plans for that jig. The second question is what is a good quality forstner bit, I have tried to buy some that I thought were good quality from a reputable company but they don’t seem to cut unless I put them in a handheld drill instead of a drill press and wiggled it back and forth a little. Thank you and I am from Vandalia Il.
Answered at 13:37 MLCS spline jig http://amzn.to/2vUrkYR Porter Cable forstner bits http://amzn.to/2vrs0Cc
I have a piece of 3/4″ red oak, 6″x32″, that has a bow that I didn’t notice before planing it down. What is the best way to get the bow out?
Answered at 12:30
I had the opportunity to use my router table as a jointer for the first time. All I can say is, “SWEEEEET!” The question now arises, how thick can I go? I am using a 2-1/4 HP router with 1/2″ collet. How long a bit can I use?
In general, I don’t like to cut deeper than 1/4″ but I have made cuts as deep as 3/4″ when cutting finger joints. I’ve changed to cutting finger joints on my table saw with a dado blade
Answered at 10:32
How does one measure the wood for a picture frame (no miters) where the four corners are staggered for embellishment?
Answered at 6:45
Love making wood projects. Don’t like covering up the beauty of wood with paint! Stains that inhance the wood grain is acceptable.
I am new at all of this. Trying to take in as much information I can. I am into the crafty part and shelve building for small craft room.
Best 10″ compound sliding duel bevel miter saw for wood shop. Replacing Protech 10″ single bevel miter saw about 15 years old. Getting ready for retirement which will allow me daily shop time. Thx love the show and I watch every one of them.
I will be getting a new saw in the near future and will get the Bosch GCM12SD 120-Volt 12-Inch DB Glide Miter
Answered at 3:55 David’s review of the DeWalt miter saw https://www.wwgoa.com/article/tool-review-dewalt-dsw-780-12-dual-bevel-compound-miter-saw/ George’s Bosch saw http://amzn.to/2vJJbBu
I want to build a storage / workshop and I have approximately a space that is 8’w x 4’d and I am 6′ tall. what do you suggest the height should be with such a small area to build and what kind of wood is good for this?
I’d suggest 10 foot ceiling otherwise 8 foot stuff will be hitting the ceiling or lights. I also suggest lots of LED lights.
Answered at 3:00
i recently got some rustic lumber from my grandfather house, they where in a shed so no water got onto them. how can you tell if good enough for a project?
Answered at 2:14 You may want to consider getting a moisture meter http://amzn.to/2vnCjbJ
I am a gold member looking for a good woodworking drill press. so many choices and I want to do this right one time.Please give me your recommendation on the floor model you choose.Thank you so much
Today I’d get the Nova
Answered at :25 Rikon variable speed drill press in George’s shop http://amzn.to/2vrMril
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