Thanks for watching, and providing all your great questions. The live streams are a lot of fun. From table saw to planer to hand cut mortises, we covered a lot of ground.
:40 George’s bad joke
1:25 Kauri Wood
5:12 Cutting mortises. Hand cut techniques
10:12 Allowing for wood movement in solid panels
13:36 Sanding sealer vs. dewaxed shellac
14:50 Tung oil-Sand between coats?
16:00 Avoiding table saw kick back
20:00 Track saw or stationary tools
22:35 What size SawStop?
24:06 Imported plywood and frameless cabinets
26:50 3D carving on CNC machines
28:57 Boring for Euro hinges
31:56 Warped cherry. Case hardening? Now what?
35:07 Disassembling a cherry organ
37:14 WWGOA content on CNC machines
37:49 Curved irons on hand planes. What’s the deal?
38:45 How do I know when my blades are dull?
41:40 End grain bowls? Dry wood or green wood for bowls?
43:04 Bandsaw drift
44:21 Minimum thickness for edge gluing
44:57 Painting over top coats
46:42 Planing thin pieces
51:56 Planing cupped boards, or not
54:45 How to clean saw blades
57:55 Date of next WWGOA Live
58:12 Shop-made CNC routers
59:12 End grain tearing on bowls
1:02:00 Where are our viewers from?
1:04:36 Sheba the Benchdog and her tricks
WWGOA LIVE! July 2016
Thanks for watching, and providing all your great questions. The live streams are a lot of fun. From table saw to planer to hand cut mortises, we covered a lot of ground.
My hoby needs are kicking in and I need to know how to purchase and use a router properly.
Hi, Brian. Glad to hear that the sawdust bug is biting you! If you search for “router” on the WWGOA home page, you’ll find tons of resources on routers. Here are a couple of examples:
Not really anything to do with this live event but I would like to submit this tip to members and I can’t find anywhere on the site to leave such tips? I found the members tips page but no way of submitting them.
So here is my tip, very recently I was building a garden shed with stud walls. The studding and any long lengths of wood that need to be the exact size. I don’t have a workshop, just a combination saw and a “pop up” folding table and a support stand alone adjustable stand for holding long pieces of wood. . So I fixed the wood in the combination saw at the exact length of what’s needed for multiple length of wood cuts. The end of the length of wood supported. I cut the length of wood at the required length and keep it in situ. Prior to cutting I nailed a vertical piece of plywood to end of this piece of wood, about 6 inches vertically. I then placed the second piece of wood on top of the first with its end up against the plywood. I make the cut. Then I repeat the process until the required number of timbers are cut. All cut lengths are therefore all the same length.
Thank you; I REALLY appreciate your “index” of the show. Certainly makes it quicker to go back for a refresher course. Keep up the great work. John
From Lake Nebagamon, WI Enjoy your shows
Have you tried simple Green to clean blades it cuts through pitch but on craftsman blades it removes the labeling
I haven’t tried it, but I can see how it might work. Good tip.
I’m in San Tan Valley Arizona 85143
I enjoy your show and information, Thanks
Watching from Peoria, AZ
Watching you from De Soto, Kansas
I come from ESSEX U. K.
Hi, Great Program I c0ome from ESSEX, U. K.
San Jose, California
Can you or I eliminate the banner? It interferers seeing the details on the bench. Thanks
Great point. We’ll keep that in mind for upcoming Lives.
Watching form Stanwood Washington
Watching from the UK, after the event. Good stuff. Chris.
Wasn’t able to watch live but enjoyed the show from Bay City Michigan.
Router guide can not be downloaded.
Please see your Email for this information.
Watching from Sydney Australia, love the show,thank you George.
Watching from Australia
Only cubords work
Please give your assistant a dedicated mike. When I can only hear your answers I have to guess what the question might have been. Otherwise..terrific show.
South Park Pa. 15129
Very informative. I am a new woodworker but I love working with my hands and wood. I watched your show tonight from Eureka, Ca right on the redwood coast.
Live in Tea,SD. Love your site and everything you provide!
Bismarck, North Dakota great show
I signed up & paid my $10.00 Why can’t I log in???
Hi, Richard. We are sorry to hear you are having trouble accessing your account. Please contact us at 1-855-253-0822; our Customer Service Team would be happy to assist you!
The issue has been resolved and I am watching every VID on the site. Thank you.
Ty George for making WWWGOA affordable for retired guys like me. I am building my shop in an 8’x20′ trailer and have all my tools and machines to start making pens & bowls. I have a Porter Cable router and a Craftsman table which I can’t see any way to get the router under the table. It’s a fixed base router, am I going to have to buy another router to make it work? Thank you and I am going to click on the banner to check things out so have a good evening.
In what way does the router not fit under the table?
It wouldn’t lineup with any of the holes in the table. Since then I have found a better Sears table and a router that works with BOTH tables. Thank you George, I’ve been watching every VID on your site.,I love the one on finishes.
League City Texas
Called swamp Kauri also found in the bottom of lakes.
Ojalá tuvieran estos cursos en español.
With my Jointer I get a snipe every time, how can I stop this from happening? I am from Vancouver, WA
Im building a kitchen and need to build slab doors that are sprayed white ( a specific white) . Do you have any recommendations on door material and product for spraying? I was going to use laquer that’s been tinted but is there a better way?
MDF, poplar, birch, and maple all paint well. I’d check with a paint store to get a pro’s opinion, but tinted lacquer or an enamel paint should work.
Not sure I get the news letter.
Hi, Steve. Please contact us at 1-855-253-0822; our Customer Service Team would be happy to look into this further with you!
Thanks from Minnesota
My first time watching, will do again in August 31. From South Bend,Indiana
Sorry I’m late. Enjoyed the last one very much
I am in Emily, MN
I signed in late to listen . I have a cutting board that is 2.5 in. thick by 19 by 33 in. I want to use it for a bathroom counter top and need to cut the width in half. Any suggestions how to do that?
The width, 19″. Most table saws will handle up to 3″ of thickness, so you should be able to rip that on a table saw.
The climate in Sri Lanka is somewhat humid throughout the year and maintaining hand tools clear from corrosion is a very difficult. What can I use to keep them clear of corrosion? – Hussein, Sri Lanka
A coat of paste wax should help. I use an aerosol called GlideCote, but don’t know if it’s available in Sri Lanka
Living on the California coast I run into this problem too.
Watching from Nashville, MICHIGAN. Thank you. That was fun.
Louisville, ky. Met george at weekend with wood.
Watching from Ham Lake, MN. Thanks, I really enjoy WWGOA!
From: Pittsburgh, Pa
Bay City, Michigan
Watching from Perth Western Australia….great show George and helpers…..from Dave
Mission Viejo, California
New Brunswick, Canada
Northwoods lakehome near Minocqua, WI
No TV up here so thanks!
San Pedro, California
San Mateo, CA
I am from NB, Canada
I understand steel pipe is best for dust collection. Does this apply for exhausting to outside also?
I’m not clear on what you’re exhausting from the dust collection system. You might want to check with your dust collector manufacturer for their suggestion.
gardo from Iowa City, Iowa: Just started using Waterlox original and love the ambering but I think I’m getting too much finish on because there’s pooling at the bottom of vertical surfaces. I’m using foam brushes but am thinking that wiping this product on (like with a chunk of t-shirt inside a piece of panty hose) would alleviate that. Have also been using a dry foam brush to take excess off . . . any other tips for using Waterlox Original?
Sorry, but I’m not familiar with this product. I wonder if a finishing pad would work well. It’s shop made; a pad of cheese cloth wrapped in a cotton rag.
Can you go through the process for creating wood blanks for turning from fresh cut or downed tree logs. Removing pith, coatings, environmental storage until turning etc?
http://www.wwgoa.com/video/how-to-cut-bowl-blanks-from-logs-009264/ and http://www.wwgoa.com/video/electric-chainsaw-log-wood-turning-blanks-010224/
I have 10 in. wide pine boards that are cupped. I want to mill them down so they are flat. My thickness planner does not work, it simply flattens the boards when they go thru the planner , the rollers flatten them out. Do you have a suggestion.
Answered at 51:56 Dave’s article on flattening boards http://www.wwgoa.com/article/face-joint-wide-boards/
I have problems with the end grain in turning, particularly the inside of a bowl. I spend hours sanding it.
Answered at 59:12 Lots of bowl turning info here http://www.wwgoa.com/?s=bowl%20turning
george, I have looked on wwgoa for hand saw sharpening with no luck where can i look? Joe way over in green bay
Sorry, we don’t have anything on sharpening handsaws.
so what is the best way of removing sap & resin from blades?
Answered at 54:45 Article here http://www.wwgoa.com/article/no-mess-saw-blade-cleaning/
Great difficulty connecting, not only tonight, missed the first 20 minutes
I was more interested in if there will be a video on how to make your own cnc routers, not buy one off the shelf. Also, is there a good resource for plain woodworking plans? I am wanting to make a vanity for the bathroom and have had limited success finding plans.
Answered at 58:12
I am a new to woodworking and someone gave me a Dewalt DW745 compact job site table saw. I need a stand for the saw. What do you suggest if I don’t want to spend a lot of money.
Sounds like a great shop project. This project might give you some ideas. http://www.wwgoa.com/video/build-a-shop-cabinet-for-benchtop-tools-000122/
I am re-purposing a 6ft wide tv cabinet/entertainment center into a child’s play kitchen and I need to prime and paint it. I would prefer to spray it with HVLP (I guess with latex paint) rather than use a brush and roller. I don’t have an HVLP yet but I do have a Craftsman Prof. Compressor 25gal 150psi and thought about purchasing an HVLP spray gun. I know this compressor might not keep up with it on this large project but that’s ok. What size tip should I use for latex paint? Would u suggest I buy the HVLP all in one unit (turbine/gun)? Maybe my compressor won’t be enough to put out latex paint..?? I will eventually have a much larger compressor though but not for this project. A little help please. Thanks
I use a 1.4 tip on my HVLP turbine sprayer when spraying latex paint. I thin the paint about 20%, and it will level much better if you use a product like Floetrol as a paint additive. It helps the paint level out. Floetrol is available on Amazon.
Most of the time I will be spraying thinner finishes than latex but I’m at a crossroads at deciding to buy an HVLP gun for my compressor or spending a lot more money on a complete HVLP turbine system.
Do you think my current compressor can handle small jobs with and HVLP gravity feed gun?
And do you think I could spray latex with it thinned like you suggested?
Hi, Kelley. Compressor-based HVLP guns gobble a lot of air. I use a turbine-based but, but from a little Google research it looks like many compressor-based HVLP guns need around 15-20 cfm (cubic feet per minute) of air. If your compressor can provide that, you’re good. If not, you may not get enough air to effectively atomize your finish, so will have lousy results. I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting with latex paint lately. For my system I’m thinning about 10% and adding Floetrol, and getting great results.
Is it possible to use the planer to thickness thin strips of wood accurately, such as thicknessing a 2 mm thick piece down to 1.7 mm?
Answered at 46:42
Can you increase the volume for the lady reading the questions? I can hear George pretty well, but the questions are hard to hear. Otherwise… I love it.
Thanks for the advice. We’ll note that for our next session.
What would you say is the minimum thickness for good edge gluing of hardwoods ? Is 1/4″ too think ?
Answered at 44:21
How do I know when to sharpen my blades, What kind of questions should I askl them before sending them my tools
Answered at 38:45
I just purchased a lathe. I’ve watched some of your videos where you’ve turned a bowl from a log which was cut in half. Can I turn a bowl from the end grain of a piece of log? Also, any issues using dried logs versus green logs?
Answered at 41:40
Will there be an article on a did cnc router and how to make it?
No, nothing on shop-made CNC machines in the immediate future.
i have a question about bandsaw setup for drift. i have watched alex snodgras’ video called the bandsaw clinic and he says if you put the blade gullets on the crown of the wheel there is no drift what are your thought on this
Answered at 43:04
sharpening of hand plane blades I have a curved blade what is the advantage of these
regards Michael from Adelaide from Australia
Answered at 37:49
thanks for your answer of the webcast
Planning on painting a “natural finish” front door with red enamel. Should I prep first with some kind of sealer in case I decide in five years to go back to natural?
Answered at 44:57
I have a Hammond Organ I want to take apart its a 1961 made out of Cherry wood whats the best way to disassemble it.
Answered at 35:07
Hey George. Any suggestions or tips on making a dead-on miter sled? I know there are many out there.
Build the sled. Micro Jig makes great adjustable runners for table saw jigs. Add the fence AFTER the runners are on and you can start doing test cuts.
Anytime I see any woodworking professionals making cabinets or furniture online, I do see them consider wood movement or even mention it. When should wood movement be considered and by what size gap?
Hairy from Lakefield mn . How do you get the correct measurement to drill the 35mm inset for the hinge from the bottom and top of the door for the for the compact blumotion hinges
Answered at 28:57 More on Euro hinges here http://www.wwgoa.com/article/establishing-cup-distance-for-euro-hinges/
I bought a beautiful 2 x 8 cherry board flat sawn with gorgeous cathedral grain,then found out it is unstable to build with.what can I use it for safely.Worried about cupping etc.Have a bandsaws could resaw it.
Answered at 31:56
I’ve had some instances of table saw kickback and have been fortunate to avoid serious injury, so far. Without going into blood and gore, let’s just say I’m going to do something. I’m stuck with a wonderful table saw but it’s an older Delta and was made before riving knives became standard or commercially available. I need your opinion about the microjig splitter system versus the Shark or BORK. The last two have a blade guard, whereas the microjig does not. Since I’m wanting anti-kickback protection primarily and not blade protection or dust collection, what would you recommend?
Answered at 16:00
When finishing with Tung Oil is it necessary to sand between coats?
Answered at 14:50
why should i buy a professional model over contractor model for stopsaw?
ment to say sawstop
Answered at 22:35
New Gold WWGOA member here. Will be joining the live discussion Wednesday evening. I have a question on plywood and cabinet making. Sorry if this is too long for your live events. First some background.
I’ve done some smaller vanity cabinets before but as part of a master bedroom suite remodel on our home, I have volunteered to do the closet cabinets for my wife. Based on her ideas on design, I am doing face frameless cabinets with full overlay doors. They are 83” x 33” x 23 1/4”. Each cabinet, in addition to the top, bottom, left and ride sides, has a fixed shelf in the middle thus creating an upper and lower compartment for hanging clothes. There will be 3 cabinets on 2 opposing sides of the closet. Each cabinet has a set of upper and lower doors for a total of 4 doors per cabinet. The doors will be 2 1/2” maple with in a sort of shaker style each with a pane of glass. I am using pocket hole joinery and am using prefinished birch plywood to help speed up the project.
I found a local source for plywood at rather low prices. The plywood source is usually China or Russia and I assume that’s why the prices are so good. I have noticed that some of the plywood has some “bending” along the long edge. I am counting on my top/bottom and middle shelf to take out any “bending”.
So far the construction has gone pretty well. I built one full cabinet, doors and all, to test out my processes and design. Things looked good, so I built 2 more cabinets, less the doors, and proceeded to install them on top of a 3 1/2” base which I leveled left to right and front to back. I had problems with the installation. Getting the cabinets to fit next to each other without gaps and so the cabinets were not racked proved pretty much impossible so we changed the design and placed a wood spacer recessed from the front, between each cabinet. This let the cabinets stand freely on the based without racking.
Finally, here are my questions.
1) What are your thoughts on using imported plywood to save some money?
2) Do you have any recommendations for making and installing frameless cabinets that would help to avoid the problems I had during the installation.
Thanks and looking forward to any ideas.
I’m making a kitchen with the same prefinised birch ply, and your right, it can be warped. I find the best way to deal with it is to screw all the cabinets together, which tends to staighten them out, at least so they are passable
Answered at 24:06
• What is the difference between sanding sealer and regular unwaxed shellac? When would you use one and not the other?
• In wood turning, what is the difference between a tennon and a spiggot? The words seem to be used interchangeably. True?
Yes, tenon and spigot are used interchangeably.
Answered at 13:36
i am very thankfull
Looking forward to the event
What is the best joints for building doors.
Mortise and tenon or slip/floating tennon
Cope and stile works great for cabinet doors. Lots of content on this here http://www.wwgoa.com/videos/how-to-make-cabinet-doors/
I’m in Australia, previously had every type of machine a workshop could possibly need and then some.
I have had a hiatus for some 8 years and am now restarting.
My question is: is it better to get something like a track/fence arrangement that will allow you to use a power saw, your router and jigsaw from above, or the traditional table for each device?
I’m sure many beginners or people like me with limited funds would like to know this.
If you could please email your response, as unfortunately, the time difference means I am probably going to miss your live show
Regards Robert James
If I was starting over I would go with the complete set of Table, track and vacuum system made in Germany
I have problems with mortises. Are my chisels just dull? Any tips or tricks.
Answered at 5:12
Quite a bit of info on mortisers here http://www.wwgoa.com/?s=mortiser
I have some questions about the CNC machines. Can you do 3D carvings or can you take picture of someone and carve them on a board at least embossed on wood or other material?
Answered at 26:50
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