Was it the recent full moon? Was it because Halloween is right around the corner? We ran into some technical goblins getting this month’s event started, and once we were up and running the power went out at Kayleen’s house, so we lost her. But we prevailed, and – thanks to your great questions – covered a lot of ground at the WWGOA LIVE event on October 28th. And this is pretty cool. We had viewers from all over the world: Scotland, Ireland, France, the Philippines, and the good old USA. That’s amazing.
WWGOA LIVE! October 2015
As promised, here’s the contact info for WWGOA Customer Service. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone number 1-855-253-0822
William here. I’m a premium member from South Carolina ” on the the porter cable 4212 router jig. does it matter which face of the pin board faces you when route the sockets? and Why?
Check out these videos on how to use the Porter Cable 4212 http://www.wwgoa.com/video/how-to-use-the-porter-cable-4212-dovetail-jig-004359/
watching from Manila, Philippines
I had to edge glue up 4 – 11″ x 1-3/4″ walnut boards for a table top. I used my 8″ jointer to square up each board edge. Before using the jointer I used a machinist square to ensure the fence was precisely at 90 degrees. However, one the boards were lined up it was obvious that the edges weren’t exactly square. I was able to do a work around and got the boards glued up okay. The question is: What’s the best way to ensure that the jointer fence is set at exactly 90 degrees?
I’m farthest, I am watching from New Zealand.
What is the smallest workbench you have used? I was thinking of one built on top of a bookcase, due to shortage of space. (from northern Wisconsin)
I am from Ireland
what type of biscuits did you use when making the stools
Hello George, William here. I’m a premium member and would like to ask about the porter cable 4212 router jig. does it matter which face of the pin board faces you when route the sockets?
Check out these videos on the Porter Cable 4212
Check out these videos on the Porter Cable 4212 http://www.wwgoa.com/video/how-to-use-the-porter-cable-4212-dovetail-jig-004359/
Best description between a Mill vs a Router and best use for each.
How does George sharpen his chisels and hand planes?
AJ Johnson from Warner Robins, GA. What is your “go to” wood finishing preference? Poly, lacquer, paint, etc. I really like the feel and look of poly but many many people on YouTube talk about using lacquer. I know there are MANY considerations, but in what you do for yourself, what is your preference.
whats your favorite router bit for making small boxes? Do you use it on a hand held or table router?
Joined late — will you have a live demo of wood CNC such as Shark at some time?
This is a great idea. I’ve been working with a bench top CNC and we’ve done a little video work with it http://www.wwgoa.com/video/do-i-need-a-cnc-machine-in-the-woodworking-shop-006968/ Maybe we can do some of this live next time.
Watching from Cedarville, MI. Audio #2 doesn’t work. Stick with what you’re using now.
As for welding band saw blades, when I was teaching I purchased 100′ coil stock and used a specialized band saw blade welder – I think the one I used was a cheaper Jet brand that did a pretty good job. It’s much, much cheaper to purchase the 100′ coil stock vs buying individualized bands.
My question – what style of blades do you usually run on your band saw?
Love your videos, What are your suggestions on the Best Projects to do for Fathers teaching their Kids to Love woodworking. Age 9-14
I’m watching from Scotland just wanted to say great show very informative no matter where you are
What are some of the more obscure uses for the drill press in the woodshop?
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Can you review proper band saw set up for correct operation?
This resaw article has some info about bandsaw set up http://www.wwgoa.com/article/easy-resawing/
What’s the secret to tight fitting dovetail joints?
Lots of great dovetail tips in these videos http://www.wwgoa.com/video/how-to-use-the-porter-cable-4212-dovetail-jig-004359/
Would you happen to have any videos using the Rockler jig?
Does anyone have any reference to the oriental style of center line layout? I am looking to do further research on this method and have found no reference material. Would you know of any?
Do you know how the inside-out Christmas ornament is made?
The audio on your screencast keeps cutting out.
How much band saw would be needed to cut antique reclaimed wood up to 3 by 6 which may have nails in it?
You’ll want to get the nails out before you start. Look into a metal detector. You can get carbide tipped bandsaw blades, which could probably go through small nails, but not big nails.
sanding belts are breaking on the seam, 1x and 3×21 4×24 all do it. there aren’t any directional arrows any longer. major brands and inexpensive alike. what’s happening?
For small items such as boxes is it best to finish with just shellac or put an undercoat of Danish Oil then Shellac?
how do you set up a router table as a joiner?
This free article by Dave Munkittrick is a good explanation of this technique http://www.wwgoa.com/article/edge-joint-on-a-router-table/
Appreciate your time George and your announcer. 🙂
Thanks. Krista does a great job. She’s keeping a lot of balls in the air on the other side of the camera. And it’s great having George Jr and Ginny in the shop helping when they’re available.
which one of the following tools would you buy first when starting to set up a new wood shop…Circular saw – drill press – band saw – chop saw – lathe
The table saw is the most used and versitle in your shop, second is the router with a good table and i use a Incra router lift. it allows me to make changes measured in thousandths of an inch. Good luck on your shop.
Hi George, I have macular degeneration so my depth perception is pretty mych non existent. I saw a youtube vieo from 2012 where you recommended a laser cross alighnment for drill presses. As far as I can tell, the one you liked is no longer being made. The one of peachtree that is availble got a lot of bad reviews, do you know of a current one that might work out ?
Hopefully we can get some help with an answer for Wade. The unit on my drill press came from Woodcraft, and it’s no longer on their site. Anyone have other ideas?
Thank you for having this session, I look forward to the questions users have. I would like to ask about Table Saw dust collection. I have a really small shop 8′ x 6′ shed. How do you deal with dust from the table saw? In my shop a cloud quickly develops.
Wade, that cloud you are experiencing is very explosive. If u dont believe me go outside and take a handfull of that stuff and throw it in the air and flick you bick. wear goggles. You should buy a shop vac and hook it to your saw. To help with the floating stuff i simply made a box that had slots in the front and back tht would receive air con filters. I had a fan mounted in the top and it sucked the air in from the filters and gathered it all where i could simply remove the filter and shake it off in the garbage. hope that helps .
Why are all router bits for any given size smaller than stated? I’m not talking about plywood bits, I’m talking about your standard 3/4″, 1/2″, etc. bits. They are all small. It would seem nice if they were a tad oversized to allow for sharpening but they are all small.
I’m getting ready to move to Alaska from Oklahoma in a few weeks, and was wondering if you have any suggestions on how best to protect my tablesaw, bandsaw, jointer, etc. during the move. I’m really concerned about rust since all of our household goods will be going to Alaska by both truck and ship.Thanks for any suggestions!
How to choose the right table saw?
We’ve having a small tech issue, and feverishly working on it. Hang tight!!
I’m writing from France, and have a question around a circ. saw that I’m updating with an engine of 2 CV (H.P.) (1500 W) @ 2800 rpm. As I would like to run a 180 mm (7″) dia Carbide saw, I was to fix a ratio of 2800 rpm x 185 mm motor wheel x 95 mm wheel on saw axis. This should lead it to 6000 rpm more or less. It is a belt type ! The saw axis have been rotating so fast when I test it that the belt left, the bigger wheel band left from, and engine bump out of table. I will have the speed reduce, as a belt transmission shouln’t be use at such speed I think. My question is now : For my saw ( 7″ dia, 32 tooth, Carbide), could I go down from manufacturer’ linear speed 60 m/sec = 190 ft/sec, to something like 30 m/sec = i.e. linear 99 ft/sec, keeping a nice job ?
Many thanks to just let me know if this speed could fit the saw.
Most saw blades run best at about 3500 rpm, so try to set your system up so the blade runs at that speed.