WWGOA LIVE! March 2018

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  1. Thom

    Hi George I’m using CA Glue on ambrosia maple ( the grayish parts or figure) should I do this before sanding or just apply at last grit of say 220??? As a finish I’m going to be using General Finish Arm r Seal.

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  2. Mark Blacketer

    What is your preferred way to remove glue squeeze out. Wipe off, wait until it skins over, tape prior to assembly, or just take it off with a scraper or chisel?

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  3. John

    For personal use, how many routers do you think is needed? I have one in my router table, one with a fixed base and a plunge base, and a 3rd palm router for edging and such.
    Thanks.
    John in northern Idaho

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  4. Stan Howe

    i asked the question about burning cherry and the sandpaper on my 16/32 drum sander a few weeks ago, you were dead on, i installed a more course grit paper and slowed down the feed rate, no more burning. Now the issue I having is the stock frequently stalls in the drum sander creating snipe at multiple places on the board. I’ve tried cleaning the conveyor belt, could it be time to replace the conveyor? or is there something else you recommend?

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  5. BRUCE W SIMDON

    just purchased a used craftsman contractor table saw. Is the “Align-a-cut” fence any good?

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  6. Mike

    How can you get a straight edge on plywood using a square if the Plywood edge the square is resting on is crooked?

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  7. Digin Bones

    George, I have a Craftsman router # 315.268350 in my router table. I have very little travel .437 for depth adjustment on the router, loosen collect W/ a dial indicator, hoping to achieve the dimension I’m after.

    Is there a retrofit fine adjustment mechanism like the fine adjustments on your router table available?

    can you show the underside of your router table top with a clear view?
    Brighton, Colorado

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  8. Mike

    Titebond sells more then one kind of clue, I use #3 for all my clue ups does it matter?

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  9. Kirk

    Is there a simple rule of thumb or math formula to figure the amount of expansion or contraction (in inches) that I can use to calculate how much a panel glue up will grow or shrink across the grain.

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  10. kevin

    I have the dewalt planer. it seems to bog down when I plane wide boards. would a helix cutter head plane it better than compared to the knives that come with it?

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  11. Sid

    I am building a dresser out of walnut. How close can a mortise be to the outside edge. I tried 1/4 of an inch, but it seems too little wood is left. Is 3/8 better, or is there a general rule of thumb?

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  12. Mike P

    How do you maintain the spacing of inset drawers? I finished inside and outside face of drawers and they still shrink a at least 1/8 to 3/16 of and inch. Spacing is then all uneven, looks terrible..thanks,Mike

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  13. Lance J Chase

    how do you prepare Cedar before you apply Varnish? I did a Adirondack Set-T and the really good varnish peeled off within two years.

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  14. Mark Barron

    George what is your favorite type of hinge to apply to your cabinets.

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  15. Fil Villarreal

    New to woodworking and having trouble deciding what finish to use, lacquer, oil based or water based, to use that would minimize the lingering smell. What do you suggest?

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  16. Digin Bones

    I have found on a large glue-up I use a 1″ 8 threaded rod as a spreader much like a motar trowel.

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  17. John

    Is there a jig to help hold a flat 6 sided flat frame together until secured?

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  18. John

    Referring back to the question about straightening a long edge, wouldn’t it create a much nicer edge to use your router rather than a circular saw?

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  19. Rick Redfield

    Is there any use these days for biscuit jointers? You mentioned in a previous video that edge gluing is stronger than the wood itself and no biscuits or dowels are needed so when would you use biscuits?

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  20. jon

    George could you please explain the most stressless way to do glue ups? Is it something you just master in time or is there some definite steps to do it less stressful

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  21. James

    I am making an exterior door out of Walnut, what would be a good selection of wood to make the door frame out of. The door is 1 3/4 thick 36″ wide and 80″ tall.

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  22. Don

    Not having a lot of experience with water base top finishes, I am working on a desk top made from Pine. How many coats of top finish would you recommend for a durable finish?

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  23. Bill

    I purchased my first jointer. The stand i got is too tall causing me to put weight on the boards with my hands higher then my shoulders. I am capable to take a reciprocating saw and lower the table. What is the recommended height the jointer blade should be?

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  24. gary rogers

    I have a wooden make up table that I have prepped to paint for my grand daughter. There are a few areas that are ornate and I was going to spray but non of the paint suppliers have spray cans that match the quarts of paint that I was going to roll. There are a few hlvp sprayers that are quite inexpensive out there (rocker) for around $200 or so. Would I be wasting my money? should I save up for a more expensive one.

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  25. BILL

    I have just gotten a CNC which was made in Colombia. What bits should I get for a wide variety of jobs/What material?

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  26. TIM

    Is it better to use a dado blade or a router table to control the amount of blowout, say at the corners?

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  27. Christopher

    Most videos I’m seeing online use a lot of baltic birch for furniture and jigs. Unfortunately I don’t have any great sheet good suppliers near me that sell it. Everything is thin veneer, birch or maple sold by Home Depot. How important is baltic birch over these goods for jigs and furniture, because baltic birch is expensive to get shipped.

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  28. Matthew

    What is the difference between a Rabbet plane and shoulder plane? When would both be utilized?

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  29. Christopher

    I found a table online that uses 1/2″ hardwood glued to a 1/2″ plywood in a brick pattern (the hardwood bricks were approx 6″ x 24″). Will the plywood prevent movement on the hardwood bricks? The plans don’t call for any spacing between the bricks.

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  30. Dick Simmons

    Tips for machining hickory. It is hard and brittle. Especially doing lock miter joints.

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  31. Henry Gibbons

    I’ve seen you use several different types of hearing protection. Your favorite?

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  32. Michael

    Making euro cabinets with melamine and will be edge banding with soft maple that must be stained. What order do I finish and attach the banding?

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  33. Gregg Hunemiller

    How many coats of Minwax Tung Oil do you recommend for a jewelry box and how many hours do you wait between coats?

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  34. jeff hansen

    what is the best way (or your favorite way) of joining two boards for table top

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  35. Glenn

    Tried to make some dowels on my router table using bullnose bits running though both sides, approximately 5/8 inch. Unsuccessful. Any tips?

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  36. Fred Serota

    Is there a simple finish you generally use? All the finishes available are mindboggling. Does it depend on the wood? (Mahogany) I understand that the use is also determinative. But what would your go to finish be for simple projects?

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  37. Joe Sindoni

    I love Woodworkers Guild of America. My problem is; on a fixed income and cannot afford membership. Anything I can do to become a member under a cheaper rate?

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  38. Gary

    I just bought a Laguna 14-12 band saw. It recommends relieving tension on the blade if the saw will be left overnight. Is it enough to loosen the quick-tensioning bar or would it be better to remove the blade altogether?

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  39. Jeff

    Any suggestion for self closing / spring loaded hinges that could be used for small (16″ x 6-8″ x 1-3/8″) louvered closet doors

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  40. Sidney

    Looking back at your desk, I’m guessing you will use pocket-hole screws. Or, is glue and biscuits enough?

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  41. Rick Redfield

    Thanks for the great answer on biscuits! Take care of those arteries, we need you !

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  42. Scott Rogan

    Where do you go to get good quality plywood or wood in general, in the Western WI area?

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  43. Rick Redfield

    I make small dovetail boxes out of wild wood cut on my farm. Drying wood down to a stable level is a real problem. How accurate are moisture meters? How can they accurately determine the moisture content internally in the wood when the probes can only contact the surface?

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  44. Bill Ross

    I want to refinish our old oak table top/ The finish has “rubbed up’ AND IS STICKY. what would you reccommend for preparing the wood prior to refinishing.

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  45. Russ

    I mount all my Model railroad structures to a plywood base. I have trouble getting plywood that stays flat without warping slightly. Is there a type of plywood I can buy, that will stay flat, such as cabinet grade?

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  46. BILL

    Carbide or HSS or what material should the bits be made of/ Please send me a list of bits that I can source locally

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  47. bob

    if you were going to purchase a cnc; would you purchase a Laguna, Axiom or Legacy?

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  48. Rob

    your thoughts on the ideal height for a bench drill ie what height should the chuck be at.

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  49. Vincent

    Can you talk about what features are most important in choosing a router table? Any more specific recommendations, or items to stay away from?

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  50. Ken Nordin

    Listening from Walker, MN. Best home made wooden drawer glides?

    Thanks, Ken

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  51. Scott Keadle

    I live in Eckert, Colorado. This is on the western slop of the state. My shop is 60 ft. x 27 ft. Thank you for the information.

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  52. GEORGE H ROTHFUSS

    Watching from Brooklyn Michigan about 70 miles west of Detroit on Wamplers Lake. Great show. You are a fantastic communicator.

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  53. Michael Melovich

    I am watching you from Crescent City, CA which is in Northern California 20 minutes from the Oregon border,

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