WWGOA LIVE! March 2017

George was joined by his daughter, Meg, for the March WWGOA LIVE. She’s not a woodworking expert, but brought her great sense of humor along. It was a very fun session.

0:55 Stacked dado and tenons
1:45 Eval of Trend Air Shield Pro
3:07 Drill chuck for a router?
4:15 Woodworking vs carpentry
5:26 Digital angle gauges
7:17 Rolling material storage project
8:02 Sharpening lathe chisels
11:47 4 x 4, or glue two 2 x 4s?
12:22 Benchtop bandsaws
13:50 Does George like Titebond?
14:28 Titebond II vs Titebond III
15:52 Video on window joinery?
17:00 Setting up a dado head
22:20 Shop-made dado gauge
23:24 SawStop brakes
24:21 HSS or carbide lathe chisels?
26:18 Chatter on the lathe
28:20 Drill Dr?
28:30 Portable table saw advice
30:30 Tape measure recommendation
31:58 Prototyping?
33:56 Humming noise from bandsaw motor
34:56 Wood expansion
36:17 Lubricating a router lift
45:00 George’s bowl turning class
48:35 Router bit for flattening cutting boards
49:55 Wood movement in a dovetailed bar cabinet
53:23 Stain and finish for poplar
54:47 Epoxy to fill cracks, and how to color it
56:29 Blades for table saws and miter saws
57:48 George’s teaching schedule
59:42 When is the next Live?
1:01:30 George’s St Pat’s joke
1:01:50 Meg’s joke

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63 Responses to “WWGOA LIVE! March 2017”
  1. Chris

    Hello George, always a fan of the WWGOA Live shows but as I’m in the UK, I watch the day after due to the time differences. My broad question is, I’ve spent my spare time since August 2016 building a 12ft by 8ft workshop in the back garden, out of wood with a pitched roof, double skinned walls, all round insulation, windows on one of the 12ft sides, doors and windows in the roof on the 12ft length adjacent to the wall windows. I’ve built a 12ft long bench on the windows side (roof and wall), with cupboards underneath. Plus of course electricity outlets for power tools and lights.

    So the fun part now starts where I’m transferring all my power tools, drills, mitre/compound saw, table saw, hand drills etc intothe new space. With all this stuff comes other stuff like miscellaneous screws, bolts, spanners, biscuits for the biscuit joiner, miscellaneous plastic pots, etc, etc.

    Any tips on what I can do to ensure I don’t have too much stuff, screws, nails, spanners, even wood cut offs that will take up space in my new workshop that I will only use sometimes? What are the most common screws you need to have at arm lengths to ensure you don’t have to wade through all that stuff to find? What about wood glue, how to store it best so its handy and doesn’t go bad? The tins of finish, can you have to many? I don’t want to buy cheap plastic pots for bits of woodworking essentials but perhaps make some small and uniformed wood boxes to house stuff, screws etc? Perhaps I should keep the purchased screws in the box they come in, but it looks unprofessional? What about holders for saws, chisels, drills, screwdrivers etc, where do they go, some I’m not buried in stuff thats important but is taking up room that I don’t use everyday.

    Of course I will need to find a home for the safety equipment that I will use most days, eye protectors, ear protectors, masks, first aid bag of some sort (what goes in it anyway?). Not yet thought about dust extraction, I do have an old Hoover though. Do I really need anything else for a one man hobby workshop in the middle of the back garden?

    We are lucky in the south of the UK that the temperature doesn’t usually drop below zero degree’s so a potential to work most days in my new workshop, so I want to ensure this one time move into my new space turns out to be efficient, everything i may need frequently is contained and within easy reach, other stuff is accessable easily, so i can spend my time creating not searching.

    One last thing, what about shelves? Open, closed, how wide, made out off, etc?

    Thanks Chris,from the UK.

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  2. Joyce Smith

    What is exactly Wood working, I want to learn basic carpentry. Is there a similarity?

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  3. Robert Panna

    Why must there be auto enrollment in the gold membership? Everywhere I turn, there is auto enrollment when something is renewed. (Way to much trouble – after the fact to remove should you wish.) However, whatever it is that I’m signed up for is something I’m still interested in, and I’m able to at the time – I would continue. This should be important for everyone, but is especially in important for those of us that are retired.

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    • Barry Straughan

      I see the questions listed here but not the answers? Like the auto enrollment for the gold membership question.

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  4. buywood

    Have you done a review of digital angle gauges and is there any one you are “sold” on? I have looked at reviews on Amazon and websites have done reviews but I don’t trust them.

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    • George Vondriska

      Answered at 7:17 Sorry, we don’t have a plan up for a material cart.

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  5. Craig Reich

    What epoxy is best to use for filling cracks and voids and how do you color it?

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  6. Philip Polstra

    I’ve seen mixed reviews of the helmet with respirator you sometimes wear while turning. You’ve obviously put some time on yours by now. What’s your opinion of this product after using it for a while?

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      • Philip

        Thanks for sharing your opinion on this one. It’s a large investment. Also, thanks for the awesome instruction. I love the way you deliver this knowledge to newbies like me. I’ve just gotten started in woodworking having recently inherited a 1976 ShopSmith that belonged to my grandfather. Using your videos to teach myself and 7 year old son a little about woodworking and documenting it on a YouTube show “Two Philips, Two ShopSmiths”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s85U1cGoDxk

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  7. Rick

    Do they make a drill bit chuck for a router so a person could have a portable drill press with his plunge router.

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  8. David

    Enjoy seeing the free videos. I wish the reduced price memberships I’ve seen advertised lately would just be a single year with no automatic renewal. I have memberships for other yearly items that don’t require automatic renewal.

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  9. Don Erickson

    Would you consider doing a program on window joinery — stiles and rails, etc.

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  10. Dave

    What is a good portable table saw, That is moderately priced, and why would buy it

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  11. Fil

    I want to make a blanket box but afraid to buy good wood and mess it up. Would you recommend trying box on smaller scale with cheaper plywood or go for broke with good hardwood? My skills are so-so.
    Fil Villarreal in San Antonio, Texas

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  12. Bob Marquardt

    George: I’m in the planning phase of a buffet and hutch for our dining room. How should I accomodate the wood expansion in the base of the cabinet and the back of the hutch. I’m planning on using solid wood panels.

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  13. Teryl

    what can I spray (if anything) on my router lift to make it move more freely?

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  14. Bryan Ray

    Would you have your dust collector piping designed or just run duct and hook it up to the collector?

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  15. Jim

    I’m interested in your wood turning class in May. Could you describe what all is covered in the class.

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  16. Rustedoakwoodworks

    Hey!! Love y’alls feed and grateful for y’all sharing my work 🙏. What is y’alls recommendation for a router bit to use on flattening slabs/cuttingboards?

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  17. Ron

    I’m building a bar cabinet that is 62″ x 22″ deep. I was planning on halfbling dovetails to connect the top and bottom to the two ends. What concerns should I have from movement and should I glue each dovetail.

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  18. Wayne Rutledge

    Wayne in Timonium MD – What stain and finish works best for poplar cabinets for the shop/laundry room and do what conditioner works best.

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  19. Greg

    Just beginning to learn to turn wood on a lathe. I’ve purchased your videos and watched several of your turning videos one line, all of which are excellent. I purchased pine 2×6’s from the lumber yard. I thought I’d experiment by plaining flat and gluing up four pine 2x6s 7 inches square in a stack. I mounted the stack on the lathe and formed the bowl. I left it for a few days on the lathe and came back to find several lateral cracks. I assumed the wood was kiln dried. It is in a heated shop. Why did this happen? By the way I’m watching from Saskatchewan Canada.

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  20. Ed Straub

    I found out something, if you heat the endgrain put the glue on it and wait 10 minutes, then glue as normal, it really adds strength to the joint.

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    • George Vondriska

      Every once in a while, but not too often. I primarily buy my lumber kiln dried from a hardwood supplier.

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  21. VERNON EKSTROM

    I’M IN ARIZONA WHEN MAKING A TOY CHEST IS IT BEST TO START ASSEMBLY WITH THE SIDES AND ENDS THEN THE BOTTOM IF USING POCKET HOLE OR TRY TO ASSEMBLE ON THE BOTTOM

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    • George Vondriska

      There are a lot of “it depends” on this. Dry fit the entire project, and as you do you’ll get a feel for what sequence of assembly makes the most sense. On large projects it sometimes makes sense to put things together as sub sections. In other words, can you get portions of the project put together, let them sit while the glue dries, and then move on to the next part of assembly.

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  22. PAUL-SAN FRANCISCO

    ON THE QUESTION FROM CHRIS IN THE U.K. ABOUT A FIRST-AID KIT AND YOU MENTIONED ABOUT LOSS OF DIGITS YOU MUST HAVE A CLEAN PLASTIC BAG & ICE AVAILABLE TO PRESERVE IT IN THE CASE THAT IT CAN BE REATTACHED IN SURGERY IN A GOOD AMOUNT OF TIME & IN FAIRLY GOOD CONDITION. I AM IN VOLUNTEER FIRE RESCUE MEDICAL TEAM.

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  23. John williams

    Good ay George, l know that you don’t use handsaws all that often,do you think you can dig one out, and show us the correct way to use a saw set and hand file to sharpen the blade,and what type of handsaws are not reset and only sharpened,on one of your q&a shows please.Thanks Mate. John, Sydney Australia.

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