WWGOA LIVE: June 2017

Thanks for watching. We’re so happy to be coming to you with much better technology. Check out the great audio and video on this live stream. And, check out the great questions, turning to tablesaws, we covered a lot of ground.

1:21 Festool Domino
2:03 Proper length of fasteners
2:53 Setting a combination square
4:36 George’s new favorite joke
5:24 Changing brakes on a SawStop
10:46 Avoiding/dealing with squeeze out
13:25 Titebond 2 vs Titebond 3
14:30 Durable top coat for a bed
15:00 Using a jointer and table saw for rips
17:55 Can teak oil be tinted?
19:25 Fastening a vise to a workbench
20:52 Routing sapele and mahogany; reducing chipping
22:40 Drawer lock joint in corners that don’t meet at 90-degrees
24:56 Most difficult wood George has ever turned
26:13 SawStop blade won’t retract all the way
31:13 Pencil for marking dark wood
33:54 Caster recommendations
36:20 Making bow ties for slab furniture using Aspire
37:40 Damp rag for wiping glue?
39:00 Clamping pocket hole joints
40:27 Molasses for rust removal?
41:20 Retrofitting an old table saw with guard and splitter
43:00 Bar top finishes than can be used outside
44:00 Parts for a Performax 22-44
46:00 Sealing metal to avoid rust
47:03 Shop vacuum for dust collection?
48:40 Router or dado head for dadoes?
49:00 Woodworking as a career
51:42 Wood cups after glue up
53:41 Face frame on a corner cabinet
54:00 Favorite brand of lathe chisels
54:30 Squaring a cabinet
1:00:43 George’s teaching schedule

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165 Responses to “WWGOA LIVE: June 2017”
  1. John

    Along the lines of your suggestion of sizing for screws depending on board thickness, Is there a similar theory for the once in a while used Nails? Remember them?

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  2. jon

    i know how to read a ruler, but how do i know if i set my combination square to the correct measurement.

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  3. George Vondriska

    Hey folks. We had originally scheduled a Live for Thurs June 8, but had to reschedule it to June 20. (See description above.) Thanks for understanding.

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  4. Darwin Witzel

    I am making a bed using red oak. On previous builds I have used stain, de waxed shellac, and poly. This time I would like to have a more natural look. Can you suggest a robust finish. Thanks Darwin

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    • Bob

      When using a fence on a router table to create decorative moldings should the work piece pass BETWEEN the bit and the fence? I did it successfully several times today but also lost control and launched two missiles across the shop when I didn’t hold on tightly. I’m wondering if I should only engage the router bit with the face that’s away from the fence.

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      • George Vondriska

        NEVER rout between the bit and fence. Sounds like you learned this lesson today.

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  5. Adrian

    I’m new to woodworking and I’m trying to understand the need to use a jointer instead of using a tablesaw to rip both sides of a board for a straight cut.

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  6. Kenny Norman

    I am finishing some outdoor tables and benches. I really like the finish with Teak Oil but would like it colored darker. Can I tint Teak Oil to make it darker, say walnut colored?

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  7. John

    I’m mounting a vise on the underside of my workbench I’ve heard use lag screws to hold it on and heard heavy wood screws which is better

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  8. Ely

    Any hints on template-routing sapele or mahogany? The interlocked grain cause severe tear-outs and climb-cuts don’t make a difference.

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  9. John Quintrall

    Can you use drawer lock joints for a joint angle greater than 90 degrees?

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  10. John Slaughter

    Do you have any classes coming up in the Spokane, WA/Coeur d’Alene, ID area?

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    • George Vondriska

      I don’t, but talk to local woodworking stores, guilds, or clubs, and have them contact me. I’d be happy to travel there, or anywhere to teach.

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  11. John Field

    My SawStop bland will not go completely down! About 1/4″ is still above the surface. I called SawStop support and he said to clean then grease the gears that raise and lower the blade. It did not help.

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  12. Bernard

    I am going to make a natural edge table from an oak tree we took down in our yard. I let it naturally dry and it has some natural cracks from drying. What is the best way to fill these cracks?

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  13. Bill Turley

    I am a handicapped retired educator who is trying to learn woodworking. I live in rural Colombia

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  14. John

    Can we see the young lady on the other side of the camera, or do you then have to pay here. she works very hard and deserves some visual recognition . Thanks.

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  15. Dave

    what type of marker do you use for making “white” marks on dark wood. thanks.

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  16. Adrian

    Not sure if my question went through since I posted before the broadcast. My question is why is it necessary to use a jointer verses just using a tablesaw to rip both sides of a board.

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  17. Mark

    I have a tiny shop so have to move tools and workbenches around a lot but also want stability when stopped. Do you have a favorite way to mount tools and benches on wheels?

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  18. Judy

    why can’t you just use a wet or damp rag/cloth to wipe off glue squeeze out?

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  19. Steven

    I can’t join boards with pocket hole screws without getting an undesirable shift … There always seems to be some “slippage” … any suggestions.

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  20. Mike

    Hi George, I’m repairing some old hand planes and a local (Aus) recommended using Molasses for rust removal, do you have any experience with restoration of old tools, and can comment on this method?

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  21. William

    I have a 25 yo table saw without a splitter or guard. It still is a precision tool but should I bit the bullet and buy a new saw. Or is there any after market solutions?

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  22. John Fortiner

    What would you use for a scrollsaw blade to cut 1/8″ abs plastic?

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  23. Stev

    When using an 18 gauge air nailer is there a trick to make sure that it sits square to surface? It is frustrating to see a nail come out of a thin part (drawers sides).

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    • George Vondriska

      I do this by eye. It just takes practice, but I agree it’s frustrating when a nail comes out where it shouldn’t. Be sure you’re not using too long a nail.

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  24. Mike Rider

    I picked up a 22-44 performax for $300.00 and it’s an older unit. Any suggestions for who to get parts and is a rubber feed belt worth buying for it or stick with the sandpaper belt? Thanks !!

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  25. Wayne

    I do hobby woodworking but I really want to do woodworking as a career. What do I do? Advice?

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  26. John Slaughter

    I built the planter you built in one of your videos. i used some 2″ brads and found that they protruded about 1/16″ to 1/8″ from the opposite side. Is that normal?
    BTW, did you realize that your cut list says to cut 8 long sides and 8 short sides instead of only 4? 🙂

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    • George Vondriska

      I thought the typo on the part count had been corrected. Sorry about that. No, the brads shouldn’t protrude.

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  27. ADAM

    Do you any tips for someone who is beginning to start a small woodworking business? For example: How do I even start up the business?

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    • George Vondriska

      Answered at 49:00, but lots to consider here. Check with your insurance agent about liability insurance. Explore the market place to see what you might be able to produce and sell.

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  28. Gary

    I am looking to add a central vacuum system for all my tools but already have a 5 hp Rigid vacuum would that be enough plus the PVC piping to have enough suction for a tool or two?

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  29. Alfons van hoof

    All the way from Cambodia: audio seems much more consistent. Before, it tended to drop out at times, but not now. Excellent microphone!
    A question: Is there an effective way to protect bare metal against rusting in a hot, humid climate? Saw blades are turning black and then rusty in no time; same for chisels, planes, drills, etc. I’m currently sanding lightly and spraying some penetrating oil. Unfortunately, anything sophisticated is not available locally, so the solution must be very simple.

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    • Alfons van hoof

      Thanks for your answer. I’ll try to find a silicone-free paste wax.

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    • PAUL

      I find that using anything that is tomato based (i.e. catsup, tomato paste, etc.)and applying it directly to the tool and letting it set for 1 hour or longer then removing it with a fine grit sandpaper works pretty well. then wipe it dry with a clean towel (DO NOT WIPE WITH WATER!!!) once it is dry apply a thin coat of 3 in 1 oil or something similar. If the area you are in is really damp continually apply the oil every month or every other month to prevent extreme rusting again.

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  30. Aaron

    what affects pressure treated lumber losing its “pressure treated” color? how does adding various finishes change that loss of color?

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  31. BobE

    You did a video on how to trim edge bands without damaging the veneers using a router. You used a shop made jig using a straight bit and showed how to set the depth of cut using paper. Why not just use a flush trim bit instead?

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    • George Vondriska

      It’d be impossible to balance the base of a router on a narrow edge band, like 3/4″, and make this cut with a flush trim bit.

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  32. Scott

    Hi there, I’m pretty new to woodworking, and am currently edge joining pieces of wood together. These pieces of wood are jointed and planed square. However, the wood has been cupping after the glue-up. I’m using 3/4 pipe clamps and feel like I’m providing adequate pressure, just a little confusing as to why glued up piece won’t say flat. Thanks!

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    • Scott

      Yes George, I’m working with Lowe’s 2×6 wood, unfortunately, as I’m just a beginner. Thanks for your answer, will work with better wood going forward!

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  33. Rich shulman

    Where does one suggest I get plans to make a sideboard. I’ve done some tables, etc and usually “wing it”
    This is going to be a fairly large project. What do you do? Draw something and build it? Get ideas and copy them with small changes? Buy plans? And if so from where? Thanks

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  34. James

    Really would like to purchase one of the shirts you wear in some of your videos but don’t see them listed on the web site. Only have t-shirts. I would prefer the casual collared shirts with the WWGOA logo. Need to look good while working in the shop.Thanks so much and enjoy and very much appreciate your expertise.

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    • George Vondriska

      The polo shirts I used to wear were made only for video work and other occasions. Sorry, they’re not available for sale.

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      • James

        You should consider. I think they would be a hit! I know I would grab a couple.

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  35. Mike

    I’m building a corner cupboard. What’s the best way to attach the face frame? Pocket screws?

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  36. Ron

    Audio and video is much better. Can even hear the caster on the tripod. George, when squaring a cabinet with K clamps and measuring cross corner (with all sides cut exact)…I’ll be out maybe an 1/8 on an inch. What method would you use to pull the cabinet into square. (I have no more hair to pull out in this problem)

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  37. Steve

    What is the difference between Boiled Linseed Oil and Tung Oil finishes? Also, is it okay to put a poly or shellac on over it?

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  38. Greg

    I was given a 2″ slab of mahogany burl wood and I’ve never worked with burl. What are your tips for bandsawing and planing and generally working with it? I find that it can be punky and also hard. It breaks up easily. How would you fill some of the larger voids?

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    • George Vondriska

      You can fill voids with epoxy or cyanoacrylate (CA). Planing any burl can be tough because of the multitude of grain directions. Sand instead, if you can, or use a cabinet scraper.

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  39. Dave Goodman

    Audio & video are much better. I can hear every piece of wood particles on the floor as the camera is moved

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  40. Tim

    I seem to have issues trying to make drawers.. What video do you recommend to learn?

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  41. Satanand Sawh

    Hi, I am in Canada. I wish to make 3/4″ beads along the length of a 6 foot long by 6inches wide board. How to do this?. I do not have molding cutters.

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  42. Eric

    Hey George, tell us about the workbench base your standing behind. I’m interested.

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  43. Satanand Sawh

    Hi, I am in Canada. I wish to make 3/4″ beads along the length of a 6 foot long by 6inches wide board. How to do this. I do not have molding cutters.

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    • George Vondriska

      If you can find a bit that matches the profile you’re trying to produce you might be able to do it on a router table.

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  44. John

    Do you feel a sliding table saw like a Hammer or Felder is worth the investment as opposed to a cabinet saw when working with sheet goods?

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    • George Vondriska

      Large sliding saws can be great for working with sheet goods, but I don’t know much about them. I’ve only worked in couple cabinet shops that had them.

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  45. WILLIAM

    I have a Grizzly bandsaw. I replaced the blade to a 3/16 size one. It continues to slide out, it does not stay centered. How can I fix this?

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  46. Scott

    Concerning dust collection. Is it worth the hassle to have dust collection at the blade on a table saw. It seems like it would get it the way.

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    • George Vondriska

      I’ve got dust collection on the guard on my saw, and find that it significantly increases how much dust gets collected. I love it.

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    • George Vondriska

      Lots of good stuff out there. Woodpecker makes great stuff. I’ve got an older JessEm table and lift in my shop.

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  47. Kenneth

    What is your recommendation for paint finish on kitchen cabinets (type or brand)? To get a sand through finish to the natural wood – not two colors. Would you use shellac as a primer?

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  48. Thomas

    I have a powermatic pm1500 bandsaw with a 1/4 inch timberwolf blade and I can’t get the blade to stop wobbling. It’s very minor and seems to cut true — other blades work well — what do you recommend?

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  49. Andy Wendel

    I have a 40 year Rockwell 12″ table saw and needed a guard with riving knife and kick back pawls. I found Shark Guard by Lee Styron. I was pleased dealing with him and his product. Google Shark Guard.

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  50. Anthony

    When I’m trying to joint rough cut lumber on my joiner. It keeps jointing uneven, with the side towered me being higher. Is there a special way to run the wood through? Or is my blade uneven.

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    • George Vondriska

      It’s possible your knives aren’t straight. I’d start by checking that.

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  51. AndyK

    Just got a set of ISOtune Pro’s from Rockler for $79.00 sale till end of month.

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    • George Vondriska

      We’ll see what happens. Live from the show in Vegas would be a blast, but the logistics might be tough

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    • Larry

      Sorry I missed the live show but, I did want to let you know the sound is better. I’m 68 and I have bad hearing so the broadcasts are sometime hard for me to understand. Your new sound is much better for me. BTW….thanks for all you do I love watching. Be well.

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    • Bud & Beverley Obst

      I’m watching from Christchurch, New Zealand but I grew up and raised my family in Milwaukee.

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  52. Larry

    Sorry I missed the live show but, I did want to let you know the sound is better. I’m 68 and I have bad hearing so the broadcasts are sometime hard for me to understand. Your new sound is much better for me. BTW….thanks for all you do I love watching. Be well.

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    • Customer Service

      Hi John. I am a fan of Nova Chucks http://www.novatoolsusa.com/.
      Choose one that fits your requirements. I have a 4″ and 5″. I use the 4″ for smaller items and the 5″ Titan chuck for large bowls. If I had to choose only one for general purpose it would be a 4″, but for large bowls (15″ and up) the additional grip that the 5″ brings is fantastic.

      Paul-WWGOA

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  53. Doug Miller

    There was a question re: Boiled Linseed Oil vs. Tung Oil and whether or not you could use poly with it. The difference is that they come from two different plants. Linseed oil will not dry on its own, which is why it is boiled. that process changes it at the molecular level so that it will eventually dry. Tung oil does dry and is a bit harder and clearer than BLO when it has dried. Both products not only can be covered with poly, they can be mixed with as well. In fact, a mixture of 1/3 oil, 1/3 poly, 1/3 mineral spirits is commonly known as Danish Oil.

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  54. Andy Wendel

    This was my first time watching your live feed. I enjoyed it. I get your news letters. Sometimes I don’t have time to read them and save them to a file. Then don’t get back around to them. Someone asked about a blade guard for his older table saw. I needed one for my 40+ year old Rockwell and found Shark Guard http://www.thesharkguard.com/. I’m pleased with it. The gentleman, Lee Styron was very nice to work with.

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  55. Karl Newton

    Your question regarding downward travel of table saw blade past the table surface. I came across a yard sale. Cabinet Table saw. (Little smaller than commerial size table saw) $145.oo WoW! I grabbed it. After hauling to my shop, I found out Why. This table had same issues. Downward travel. I found the Worn gear was slightly worn, but the last 6 to 8 teeth on the drive gear were missing, like it had been forced down with teeth full of dust / material. It took well over my purchase price to replace these parts. I went http://www.replacement parts.com They had the parts i needed. Today it is a sweet running machine.

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