WWGOA LIVE! January 2017
We had one little technical glitch, but overall the WWGOA LIVE went great. Thanks to those who joined us. Here’s what we covered.
0:45 Aspen cupped when sealed with water based finish
4:15 How smooth should tenons be?
7:13 Quartersawn four sides
13:46 Bandsaw box blanks
16:20 Reducing hose size on a shop vacuum
19:15 Acrylic finish over tung oil?
20:35 Securing wood on a lathe
25:20 Paddle bits, forstner bits, holes saws
27:56 Internet outage Oops!
30:06 Social media platforms for WWGOA and George Vondriska
32:00 Bandsaw blade tension
35:52 Bandsaw upgrade. 14” and riser, or larger saw?
38:00 Guitar George built Kit company U.S. Guitar Kits
40:10 Working with cottonwood
41:53 Finding glue residue before finishing
45:45 Answering Live questions
47:51 Dust collection pipe recommendations
55:34 6” jointer… Good choice?
58:44 Belt sander buying advice
60:00 George’s upcoming teaching schedule
Watched on Feb 3. Concerning hose sizes on vacuums, I disagree with George. When you attach a hose that is too small you hear the motor speed up. This is proof that the air flow is restricted, in some cases severely. George’s observation that the lower speed of the air inside the larger hose is only relevant if you are using just the bare hose to pick up debris. If instead you attach an appropriate vacuum tool to the end of the hose, then the speed of the airflow at the vacuum tool (brush, duster, crevice tool) will be increased. The larger hose will always allow more airflow.
I do not like the fence on my router table. Inexpensive plastic 2 piece, adjustable and am going to make my own. Should I split it, just make a hole in the center , or leave it whole , as is? Thanks.
Watching on Saturday 21st Jan from just south of London, UK.
Enjoyed the show. It was my first viewing from Wilmington, NC.
Watching from Buffalo, NY-my first live show. Thank you for some fresh opinion-differing approaches keeps our hobby interesting. Thank you
watching from Boise, Idaho
Viewing from Rainbow Flat NSW Australia
I notice when you answer the dust collection pipe question from Dallas you said that to watch out for the 90 degree fitting and the Y fitting , you can get the “Y” in PVC and what is called a long radius 90 (has twice the radius of a regular 90) both work great on a dust collection piping, you can get these in two inch and up pipe
whats your thoughts on using reclaimed wood for tables as using new wood.
George thanks for the info on my walnut leg problem.I was more concerned about your thoughts on the stability of solid flat sawn wood for legs. should I laminate for stability sake? Hey IM a poet. Thanks
Do you ever come to RI. for any classes.
Btw George I’m in Indianapolis indiana thanks for the broadcast
Thanks for watching!
Can you give me another option for finish coat other that polyurathane. Im tired of waiting fir it to dry between coats
Shellac and lacquer both dry very quickly. I use Zinsser Sealcoat frequently goo.gl/qsY38x
Just checking in
Thank you for your great answers to such diverse questions! I’m a longtime viewer (from St. Louis, MO) who has ordered literally dozens of videos over many years and am currently a member. I remain a faithful, determined although still comparatively ignorant woodworker . . . but improving slowly! Your willingness to respond to so many questions and do such a great job is admirable.
Thanks so much for the nice comments. It means a lot to me to hear that.
I have a small shop and am looking to purchase a joiner is a 6 in delta a good choice
Answered at 55:34
Watching from Stewart Island, New Zealand
meant power belt sander
Buying advice for portable belt sanders at 58:44
Checking in from Salt lake City
I just became a gold member and I am enjoying your podcast!
Glad you like it!
Really enjoying this from Shakopee, Minnesota. Thanks George!
Glad you’re watching.
Greetings from soggy California–thanks for the live event today!
Dave, Stillwater MN Lots of good info
Watching from Lancaster, Ohio.
Panama City, Panama but I live in Apple Valley, MN
Vero Beach, Florida
George if you can publish more videos using hand power tools in place of a stationary tool. It would help those of use with small shops I’m from Elk Grove Village, Illinois. My question is this. What should I look for in power sanders.
This is a great idea. You’re right, I should do more videos with only portable power tools. Thanks for the suggestion.
Thank You I’ll be impatiently waiting HA HA My work space is very small a one car garage, that still has to hold a car most of the time so I have resorted to lots of mobile options and making a fold down workbench etc.
Greetings from British Columbia, Canada
Watching from Perth, Western Australia
Watching from Birch Run, Michigan
Des Moines, Iowa
Hey George, enjoying the first live streams as a new gold member minus the technical difficulties, lol. I noticed in the background what appeared to be metal piping for dust collection, what are your suggestions for that… (metal pipe, pvc pipe, size of pipe)? My new shed I’m building is 10′ X 20′ and I want to make sure I’m removing dust from machines in the best possible manner. My dust collector will be 2 hp, approximately 12-1500 cfm. Thank you and really enjoying this!!
Answered at 47:51
Got some waterfall babinga really expensive so I wanted to redraw a 5 quarter price couldn’t cut it no matter what I tryed have you had any experance with this wood
Answered at 43:43. Timberwolf blades http://pswood.com/
After finishing a project I notice glue residue…what can I use to make sure glue residue is no longer visible after applying finish?
Answered at 41:53
George, have you ever worked with cottonwood? I just picked up a 1″ by 10″ by 12 feet piece. What should I look out for?
Answered at 40:10
George, looking to upgrade my 14″ band saw from a cheap version to a nicer one. Should I upgrade to another 14″ saw with a lift kit or go to a 17″ band saw. Going to use for cutting things, no plans to do veneer cuts. Ideas for the size?
From Bradford penna. home of zipped and case knives
Hussein, Sri Lanka,
The blade in my 14″ band saw cracks across the gullet of the blade. What could be the reason or reasons for this. My band saw is not a branded one, and the markings for blade adjustments are not accurate at all. Need some guidance.
Thanks George, I’ll try that today.
Answered at 32:00
Keeping with thoughts about tenons – How tight should the fit for a tenon into the mortise be?
Mortise tightness question answered … thanks George
Hi from Canada.
Can you tell me when its best to use spade bits and Forsner bits and hole saws. Thanks
Answered at 25:20
Do you use any of the social media platforms? I would like to see what you’re up to between Live shows.
Answered at 30:06 Instagram @vondriskawoodworks FB Vondriska Woodworks http://www.vondriskawoodworks.com/
I recently suffered an accident at the lathe where a medium sized (6x6x8) piece of log flew off the head and tail stocks and hit me in the face. I’ll be okay (dental surgery is in order) but now I’m gun shy and want to know the most secure way to lock an awkward piece of log so that this doesn’t happen again. I purchased the new face shield that you recommend (with the filtered air system) so I am feeling better protected. Thanks for all that you do, George. You are making wood working more enjoyable, more manageable, safer and a delight.
Answered at 20:35 Using a four jaw chuck on the lathe https://www.wwgoa.com/video/using-a-4-jaw-chuck-when-turning-a-bowl/
Will brush on acrylic work on top of tung oiled mahogany veneer (paperless)? If not, which protective clear coat will work best?
Answered at 19:15
waiting to get started
I am building a small walnut chest , and I have some 8/4 walnut boards for legs. The 8/4 walnut is flat sawn lumber. Cant find 2 inch quarter sawn . With flat sawn boards should I laminate two 1 inch instead of solid 2 inch?
Answered at 7:13
how clean does a tenon needs to be. does it need to be smooth or can it be a little rough on the faces
Anwered at 4:15
Where is a good supplier for blanks to make bandsaw boxes? And what size blanks recommended.
Answered at 13:46
Log cutting on a bandsaw https://www.wwgoa.com/video/cutting-a-log-on-a-bandsaw-000236/
George, do you find that the older you get you find yourself using hand tools more?
Answered at 14:46
Hairy from Lakefield mn. I am working with some rustic aspen. I plained the material to 7/8 of an inch jointed and cut the pieces for glue up 3 pieces to make a 14 inch wide board. I biscuit cut and glued the pieces together, biscuits were about 12 inches apart using tightbond number two glue. After drying for 24 hours I ran the pieces through a super max 19/38 drum sander. Material turned out great. I then cleared with valspar water base satin clear. After the first coat the material started to get a little bow in it. Did the water base clear loosen up the glue and cause this, I am kinda stumped . Is it the wood. I have done this before with oak and hackberry and have had no problem.my wood shop stays at 65 degrees all the time.
Answered at :45
Last month you discussed the differences between dust collectors and shop vacs in regards to dust collection specifically how they were inverse to each other. If a dust collector requires the largest pipe for the longest part of the run as possible, does the same hold true for a shop vac or just the opposite? Am speaking in regards to using a 1-1/4 hose vs. using a 2-1/2″ hose.
Answered at 16:20 Shop vacuum vs dust collector https://www.wwgoa.com/video/shop-dust-collection-shop-vacuum-vs-dust-collector-009276/