WWGOA LIVE! July 2018

A stormy night, which made for a great evening to be in the shop answering your questions. Thanks for watching!

00:40 Alternate growth rings on a glue up?
2:44 Material for dressers?
3:20 Face jointing
7:30 Odor from finish
9:00 Is elm a good wood?
9:35 George’s favorite hearing protection
11:00 Squaring up a frame
11:30 Spaceballs
12:50 Drywalls screws vs wood screws
15:15 Steel wool for abrading between finish coats?
17:15 Uses for OSB
18:24 Start with a table saw or miter saw
19:00 George’s new workbench
22:00 Inexpensive dust collection
23:50 Hand pressure when jointing
25:10 How deep for mortises and dowel holes?
25:50 Gluing over an area that already has glue on it
26:30 Staining blue
30:08 Maintaining a rustic look
30:48 Precision for puzzles
32:00 Dust pipe size
33:12 Grit for sanding between coats
33:44 A closer look at George’s bench
36:40 Pallet wood
37:14 Bowl finishes
39:26 More uses for OSB
40:00 George’s teaching history
40:40 Apple wood
41:30 Bowl blanks with no bandsaw
42:50 Ply laminate splits
43:20 Knocking down gloss
43:40 Best drawer construction method
44:30 George’s transition plane
45:45 Uniform stain color
47:00 Jointer procedure
42:12 Canoe
48:50 Cleaning up aniline dye
51:20 Sawdust to fire blocks
53:00 George’s canoe project
56:30 Electric chainsaw
59:30 Adding legs to large slabs
01:00:00 Japanese pull saws

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146 Responses to “WWGOA LIVE! July 2018”
  1. Shane

    Very new to woodworking & love the live show, along with all the videos. Thanks for all the help & knowledge you continue to post. Shane in New Orleans.

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  2. Richard

    From Houston, Texas. Is it necessary to alternate growth rings on edge to edge panel glue ups?
    Thanks

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  3. Karel

    What’s the best material to build modern dressers to make it cost effective and not looking cheap?

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  4. Bob

    I use a jointer for edges and a planer for face. When would I use a jointer for face. Canada

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  5. Bob

    From Amherst, New Hampshire. I have greatly advanced my humble woodworking skills thru WWGOA and look forward to this program!

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  6. Fil Villarreal

    When staining, the odor is strong and stays even after it dries. What would help to remove the odor?

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  7. Rick

    I have a dead Elm Tree that is being taken down next week. I have an opportunity to having it milled. My question is this a good wood to work with (I’m just starting out)? are there project this wood is better suited for?

    Thanks,
    Rick

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  8. howard

    When making a picture frame using butt joints, is the another way to check for squareness other
    than measuring the diagonals?

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  9. Jeff

    Have you ever used “space balls” (small foam balls to keep the panel of a raised panel door from rattling inside the rails and stiles.) have you used them and do you recommend them?

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  10. David

    Hi George. I have been watching you build some project videos recently, and I’m seeing you use what appear to be drywall screws to join two pieces of wood. Am I correct in what I think I’m seeing? I’ve always heard they’re the wrong thread and also not strong enough for woodworking. Comments?

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  11. Tim

    We used steel wool when finishing in shop class many moons ago. I’ve seen several finishing videos & never seen you use or suggest it. Is it no longer considered a good idea?

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  12. Nancy A Eichhorn

    My husband died and left 20 sheets of OSB in the garage, Can I use them in place of plywood when making things

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  13. Gus

    Hello, beginner here, wondering what tool you would choose to purchase first: miter saw or small, portable table saw? Thank you.

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  14. Tim

    I never see you suggest steel wool when finishing. Is it no longer considered a good idea?

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  15. Ivette

    New woodworker here…..what is the most cost efficient way to incorporate a dust collection system to a shop?

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  16. Matthew

    Can I glue a piece of wood over an area that has had glue applied before and has dried already.

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  17. Bob Kokko

    I am making a sleigh crib/bed out of red oak. It has many mortices and tenon as well as a dozen or so dowels. For both techniques how much extra room should be allowed in the holes for both excess glue and to insure I don’t bottom out? I have 3/8 inch tenons and 5/16 inch dowels.

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  18. Sue

    I have old worn out wood trellis. It’s got a grey tint to it. I’d like to put some blue into it and build some frames for needlework projects. Never made frame before and never stained blue before, keeping wood and grey tint. Advice?

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  19. MIKE MCMURRAY

    HI FROM SEATTLE WA MET YOU AT WEEKEND WITH WOOD LOVEED YOU CLASSES THANKS

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  20. RODNEY

    I have a 150+ year old barn wood board 151/2 inches wide by 6 foot long by 1 inch thick making a bench how much sanding needs to be done to get the rustic look???

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  21. Bill AppleBill

    I am making wood puzzles that requires precision of 0.002 inches for good results. Any advice

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  22. Doug

    Hi George, rom Williamsburg, VA! Love the teaching you do. You seem to have wide dust collection ducting, even your flex ducts. Have you modified the exhausts on any of your power tools to make the diameters larger and do you recommend this?

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  23. Boyd Walden

    Love that table you are talking from. What is the basics of the construction

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  24. Michael

    what do you think of the idea of using lumber from shipping palates in wood working projects

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  25. Albert

    Hello, what type of finish can you use when turning out bowls that can make it food safe.

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  26. Jim Olsen

    I also got stuck with a couple dozen osb boards. what can be done with them other then firewood

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  27. antlerman

    George you are a VERY good teacher! Were you a shop teacher in a former life?

    John

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  28. Gregory Baumgartner

    we will be cutting down a couple apples trees. is apple wood any good for woodworking/

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  29. Deb

    Is there a good way to prep woodturning bowl blanks from a log without a bandsaw?

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  30. Eric

    What is the best way to keep laminate plywood from splitting on the cut edge?

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  31. Hector

    George, I just finished a maple hall table with high gloss poly. Any way to tone it down because the wife unit is complaining it is too shinny

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  32. marvin

    i’m having trouble keeping stain color even on larger or multi piece projects.

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  33. Richard

    why do I end up with a triangle when I pass a piece of wood across my jointer after a few times?

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  34. David K

    OK, let’s visit the canoe in the background. It’s a Leroy J Gibbs thing.

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  35. gardo

    Howdy, from Iowa . . . so, how DOES one get aniline dye off of their skin?!? 🙂

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  36. Hector

    Just finished a maple hall table with high gloss poly. Any way to tone-it-down to more like satin? Wife unit does not like it now

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  37. Doug Westberry

    Greetings from Jacksonville, Florida. I’m in need of a paint sprayer for finishing furniture, cabinets, doors, etc. Do you have a recommendation for the best sprayer for these types of applications? Really enjoy your videos.

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  38. Ed

    When my dust collection bag gets full I have been using the saw dust as mulch around trees, fence posts, etc. Is there any way I could make logs out of the saw dust so that I could burn them in my fireplace?

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  39. Jean

    I saw the boat in the background, are you doing a video series on building one?

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  40. JOHN GETZ

    Burning OSB is terrible for fireplace e. It will gum up the flue and can cause chimney fires. Same with pine. No N o No

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  41. Timothy

    Member here – I am setting up a new shop, does the club have help or do you have suggestions for arrangement planning?

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  42. garyknable

    Gary from the Philippines ( ex pat ) I work with slabs mostly and have 2 tables on my list. When I get to the leg attachments 1 is a bit over 4 feet long the other is 9 feet about, I want to router in the legs from left to right but they will be 3 panels wide. Will it depend on grain direction? It is very hot and humid here. Mahagony for the most part is my wood.

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  43. Gailen

    You should check all the specs on pallet wood before you use it. Some are fumigated with Methyl-Bromide, a poison.

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  44. Cedric

    What do you think of the 5 cut method for a sled. Do you recommend a different approach for a square sled?

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  45. Alan

    I have several various kinds of native lumber that has been air drying for 3 – 5 years. Should I still kill dry the wood before building a wine cabinet

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  46. MIKE MCMURRAY

    MIKE FROM SEATTLE BACK TO YOUR JOINTER TUING UP A JOINTER! THE OUT FEED TABLE AND THE BLADE ARE TO BE AT THE SAME HIGHT RIGHT ???? THANKS

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  47. Timothy

    In Northeast Nevada – Spring Creek, NV near the beautiful Ruby Mountains

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  48. Brian Moore

    From southwest missouri watching from Stafford Va (had to move daughter)

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  49. Robert

    I am from Long Island, NY, but I’m watching you from Negril, Jamaica right now…yeah Mon!

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  50. joel.larsen@nfadvisors.com

    Woodland, CA near Sacramento. BTW, do you have a video “tour” of your shop. It would be great to be able to browse at my own pace, looking for ideas… Thanks! Joel Larsen.

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  51. Ron

    Watching from Charlotte, NC Enjoy learning from you. Age 66and still learning.

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  52. Keith

    In New Hampshire….if my woodworking skills were a golf game, I’d be radically handicapped but, I’m learning. Expect delivery of my future woodworking shop, (a 12’X24′ lofted barn), any day now…personally, I’m looking forward to learning how to use primarily hand tools.

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  53. Matthew Groters

    Hi George, I’m watching from Chicago. Love your stuff! My workbench is made of two laminated 46-or-soX24 inch quarters of laminated 3/4 plywood. I laminated them with glue and screws and sanded the edges. I’d like to cut some dog holes and t tracks into this bench, is there a recommended practice for going about this. The top is screwed to the frame by the way. Thanks!

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  54. Timothy J Fixmer

    I made an oak tabletop several years ago. It has breadboard ends. due to changes in humidity they protrude past the sides of the table in the summer. Can I trim them and re-rout the profiled edges and epect them to remain flush, or will they continue to expand and contract forever?

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  55. Lawrence

    hi from somerset wi. my question is did you apply a finish to your new workbench

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  56. Rolando Vasquez

    How do I get zero bubbles laying down deft laquer . I don’t have a spayer

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  57. PAUL

    George I totally enjoy your tips/how to’s.
    The technique that I would like to try to do is cutting dados with a single blade on a portable table saw. How do I go about do this because I have a small shop with limited space for most of my tools. Thanks for the tip.

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  58. Tim Marsden

    I need to build a podium with a adjustable height do you have any ideas on a mechanism for adjusting

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