We had an excellent live stream, with no technical issues and great expertise help from Jim Heavey of WOOD Magazine. Glue ups to turning to screw selection, we covered a lot of ground.
0:23 Jim Heavey introduction
2:06 What type of wood screws for the shop?
4:11 Case hardening and table saw cuts
6:45 Depth of cut when routing a dado
9:08 Home center vs hardwood supplier material
11:10 Jim at The Woodworking Show
12:15 Using a hand planer to flatten wood
14:28 Using an abrasive cleaning stick on a surface sander
16:35 Tips for gluing up panels
19:28 Avoiding tear out when using a scraper on the inside of a bowl
24:08 Removing nails from reclaimed hardwood
27:56 Weekend with Wood 2017
29:30 What’s the deal with parallel jaw clamps?
33:54 Jointer or planer?
36:27 110 v or 220 v?
37:17 Hands on classes at Vondriska Woodworks
39:00 Food safe finish for hot drinks
42:00 Table saw blades
44:17 Sharpening on a WorkSharp 3000
48:56 Wiping glue?
51:15 Mill to final dimension, or wait a day?
53:30 Slow drying poly
55:45 Woodworking videos on a Shopsmith
57:00 Our viewers are from…
WWGOA LIVE! September 2016
We had an excellent live stream, with no technical issues and great expertise help from Jim Heavey of WOOD Magazine. Glue ups to turning to screw selection, we covered a lot of ground.
do you know anyone that does router work on wood in liviona mi Mike
Liked the show watching in Iraq
Viewing from southern England, UK, on Friday.
Hope I can see the program this time without any trouble.
Nice job. Thanks. Robert from Stanwood Washington
My first large tool was a craftsman radial arm saw at 110v it would stall and grab cutting anything bigger than a 2×4 . I converted it to 220v and i could go through a 2 x 12 and it wouldn’t even slow down. I had an neighbor that was a electrical engineer he explained that at 220v the motor was being hit at 2 phase angles that doubles the torque.
Enjoyed the live broadcast tonight. I happened to find it rather than having scheduled it. Is there a time each month? Could this hour be noticed on your regular broadcast so that we can get to it on purpose instead by accident? Jim Whiting from Springville,Utah.
We always run at 7 PM CDT. In October we’ll be switching from Wednesday nights to Thursday nights, but I don’t have the exact date yet. If you check the WWGOA Facebook page, there’s typically a notice of upcoming Live events a week or so ahead of time.
WHEN USING A 15 TO 18 GAUGE NAIL GUN, I FIND A PAIR OF SIDE CUT OR FENCE PLIERS TO PULL THE NAIL OUT AT THE SAME DIRECTION THE NAIL WAS PUT , WATCHING N GOLDEN VALLEY ARIZONA
for pallet wood check izzy swans video(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iszNusNVJ2k)
WHEN USING A 15 TO 18 GAUGE NAIL GUN, I FIND A PAIR OF SIDE CUT OR FENCE PLIERS TO PULL THE NAIL OUT AT THE SAME DIRECTION THE NAIL WAS PUT
I’m not sure if you are aware, the video stops & starts as the video is downloading. I’m not sure if it’s happening for many of your viewers or it’s just me.
Live in Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico
san tan valley, AZ
I would like to get your shop address if you will visitors to show your shop?
Yes, visitors are welcome, as long as I know ahead of time. Shoot me an email GeorgeV@wwgoa.com
Watching from Bangor Maine
The acoustics in George’s shop are terrible, multiple echoes and sounds like he is talking in a well
Can you help with a good type of table saw to purchase I need one badly.
I recommend to anyone looking for a table saw that they check the SawStop machines. Their safety feature is great, and worth every penny.
Listening in from Baltimore Maryland
God job George & Co
Greetings from Ottawa, Canada
Both of you guys are great teachers. Good communicators and very engaging. Thanks again from Japan.
Viewing from NJ by the Delaware Water Gap
Jennings, LA – audio and video is much better than it has been in the past.
Always watching from Mesa, Arizona! good questions and answers.
Hi George! I’m watching from Mikado in northeast Michigan. Excellent show! Nice to see Jim on today.
Woodworking instructor royalty and two of the best. Thanks for dropping the knowledge, fellas!
Thanks so much for the nice comment. And thanks for watching.
I’m enjoying watching from Clayton CA (30 miles east of San Francisco). No question, but a comment: life is too short for cheap tools. And I agree that parallel face clamps are the way to go.
Madeline Island in Lake Superior
Valley Springs, SD
The two part bar top finish should be ok for food contact and would hold up to coffee.
Watching from Wakefield, Va
Good to be here! Watching from Nassau, The Bahamas
Great info and tips!
Ft.lauderdale, Florida. Appreciate all the knowledge!
Watching from Campbellton, New-Brunswick Canada
From Del Rio, Texas
West Brooklyn, IL
John from Tampa Florida
Watching from LaCrosse, WI. Great show!
Hi, i am in Salt Lake City, Ut. Love the shows. Great job!!
Watching from Rolla, Missouri
Watching in Chelsea, Alabama
watching from Sumrall, Ms.
Watching from Denton, TX. First time to watch live!
Watching from Mobile, AL.
What is the best way to set new blades in a joiner
Lots of jointer info here https://www.wwgoa.com/?s=jointer
San Pedro, CA
Russ Philstrom in Emily, MN
South Pasadena California (a separate city from Pasadena)
Brookline, New Hampshire. Always enjoy the show.
Brooklyn, New York
Thanks for an informative morning tea break, Terry, Australia
Thanks for tuning in.
Spray Poly dries extremely more slowly than wipe on Poly. I live in Dallas TX area. What is going on? How can I get spray poly to dry quicker?
Answered at 55:30
George, Jim. I’ve heard people recommend to mill your rough stock to – almost- final dimension. Then let it sit a few days and then mill to final dimension. Why is that? Is it really worth the extra step?
Answered at 51:15
Technique – use the black pipe for the clamps, then use auto paste wax and coat them well. Glue won’t stick and black marks won’t be as much of a problem – for what it’s worth.
A revisit on the glue removal question earlier. I realize there are differing ways of doing the same thing, but consistantly on WWGOA you (George), have stated that water and glue removal don’t mix due to possible cupping etc.
Answered at 48:56
Pulling Nails…If the nail is above the surface, I have had some luck using a channellock pliers or a visegrip pliers depending on the size of the nail
Will.you ever have a segmen t on the ShopSmith for us small shop people?
Answered at 55:45
I have osb subfloor and was putting down 3/8 plywood over it before I install laminate floor would it be ok to put a sealer on the plywood before installing the flooring
This is a home building question that the folks at The Family Handyman might be able to help you with.
Just wondering how your parachuting with your daughter went?
Answered at 47:55
Video on the Vondriska Woodworks Facebook page
Hey Jim, perhaps many of tonight’s listeners are not familiar with your article ” Just Shut-Up”. How about summarizing that for us.
Charles here. My question, the new tite bond thick glue, good for chair repair. Over hide glue.
Either should be fine, provided the joint is sound.
Speaking of the 19/38 I am having a hard time keeping the paper completely square on the drum .The paper wants to ride on itself about 6 to 8 inches from the right side. from Lakefield mn
Make sure you’re cutting the angle correctly on the paper, and holding it taut while wrapping.
I’m from Milwaukee but living in Christchurch, New Zealand now. Love your show. I’ve got a ShopSmith I bought in 1987.
WATCHING YOU FROM SAN FRANCISCO,CALIFORNIA & I HAVE LEARNED QUITE A LOT FROM YOUR TIPS.
Thanks for letting us know where you’re watching from. Glad the tips are helping you.
How is my money best spent on clamps? What types, sizes, quantities?
It’s really hard to answer this question without knowing your budget and what kind of woodworking you’re doing. I recommend getting clamps as needed for specific projects, and your collection will grow over time.
Where do find reputable hardwood suppliers.
Try talking to other woodworkers or local cabinet shops to find out where they get their material.
Thanks George. Really enjoyed the live program last night.
I have a router that is one speed. I’ve seen 3rd party controllers that provide variable speed to those routers. Is that safe to use for the router motor?
I don’t recommend it. I think that routers that come with variable speed are made for variable speed. I believe that it voids the warranty if you add variable speed to a single speed router.
Where do you go to get a router bit sharpened? Are there any sharpeners on the market?
You can do some amount of sharpening on a diamond stone. But a pro sharpener will do the best job of keeping your router bits super sharp. Check with local cabinet shops to see who they use and trust.
Can you provide recommendations for refacing kitchen cabinets using veneers and plywood?
What finish for food safe if the food is hot? coffee and / or soup may degrade the finish and ruin the taste of the food. I’m hoping to start coopering large coffee mugs and don’t want to be confined to ice coffee.
Answered at 39:00
Where s Sheba the bench dog? She should be your trademark!
Stillwater , MN
You’re right, I should have brought her over.
Your live web events are great. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I am watching from Japan.
That is very cool. Thanks for tuning in.
What is the best way to line your miter saw fence with the saw blade?
This article describes how to square a miter saw, but you can use the same approach for your miter gauge.
Oops, forgot the link https://www.wwgoa.com/article/set-up-your-miter-saw-for-perfect-cuts/
I have a Work Sharp 2000 tool sharpener that was purchased at Menards and given to me. What is your opinion of this for sharpening my lathe tools and other chisels?
Answered at 44:17
Appreciate tips on doing panel glue-ups without smearing the glue on the underside of the panel.
I think Mr. Heavey may have answered my question, but unfortunately the reception was cutting in and out, so I am not sure and don’t know what his answer was. Oh well.
Answered at 16:35
How do I find the answer?
Go to 16:35 on the video above.
WHAT IS THE PROPER WAY TO CARVE WITH A CHISEL & HOW DO YOU SHARPEN ONE?
We have a little bit of carving info on WWGOA.com. You can see it here https://www.wwgoa.com/?s=carving
Have kreg router table,need new router that accepts 1/4&1/2 shanks and possible lift. Suggestions on router and is lift necessary if so options there as well. Tia Dave
There are a number of routers that would be good candidates for a router table. 12 amp or 15 amp machine will serve you well. If you’re not using a lift I prefer a fixed based router in the table, as opposed to a plunge base. Most routers these days will accept 1/4 ” and 1/2″ shanks, but confirm that before you buy. A router lift isn’t a must-have, but is very nice to have.
I buy my wood/lumber from the retail box store and find, regardless of how much I search, I always end up with crooked wood. I’ve got limited funds and want to buy a jointer or planer. Which should I get first?
Answered at 33:54
I had some curley maple 2″ thick. When I resawed it in half it bowed. How can I prevent this
This is case hardening. If the material is case hardened, there’s really nothing you can do about it.
what size air compressor is good just using a nail gun? also later down the line i might get a HVLP spry gun would that effect the compressor size.
Most nail guns don’t require much air supply. HVLP sprayers do. Check the HVLP gun you’re considering, and look for specs on the CFM (cubic feet per minute) it requires. That’ll help you size your compressor.
George-I have a lot of your DVDs, but am looking for some hands on woodworking classes. Do you offer those?
Answered at 37:17
If a table saw can run on 110 or 220 how much of a benefit is it to run on 220?
Answered at 36:27
How do you Properly offset European door hinges and install overlay door alignment perfectly, Thanks!
What is all of the “hoop-lah” about these parallel bar clamps? I have been using my trusty pipe clamps as long as I can remember. Is there a true return on making an investment in these not-so-cheap clamps?
Answered at 29:30
What is the best technique to use when planing with a hand held power plane?
Unless you plane a board that is 6 inches oversize I can’t see how you can do it keeping the plane in contact with the board for the whole length.
How do you plane a larger surface such as a table top with these power planes?
Am I trying to achieve the impossible?
Am I using the wrong tool?
Cheers for now
David Handley, Leavenheath, Colchester, Essex, UK
I would not advocate using a hand held power plane for this type of work. A traditional hand plane would provide a lot more finesse, and even that would be challenging enough. I like power jointers and thickness planers for the tasks that you are trying to achieve.
Answered at 12:15
I am in the market for a new table saw would like to go with one of the hybrids have been looking at the grizzly g0715p. But it seems when I look at reviews all the Hybrids seem to have problems do you have any recommendations. Also can you get a board good in square to work with with a surface planer table saw and router no access to jointer your right now. Rick wells Vandalia Il.
Hi Rick. In terms of hybrid saws, I think there are lots of good options. I like Sawstop, Jet, Ridgid and Laguna, and there are likely others.
In terms of getting a board square without a jointer, I’d suggest the following:
– use a hand plane to get it “flat enough” to run through the planer- put the flat hand planed surface face down and plane the opposite side- flip the board and plane the side that you hand planed, which will clean it up.- use a band saw to cut one straight edge on the board- place that edge against the table saw fence and rip the other edge parallel- flip the board again and put the edge that you just cut against the fence and rip the other edge parallel.
I have one of those, after getting it properly setup ,I love it
I HAVE A MAHOGANY DINNING ROOM TABLE THAT HAS A BROKEN LEG WHERE IT BOLTS TO THE UNDERSIDE. IT IS SQUARED AT THE TOP AND HAS SPLIT IN IT. CAN I USE DOWELS AND GLUE TO REPAIR IT? IF SO WHAT SIZE DOWELS 1/4″ OR LARGER?
It’s hard to know without seeing the break. If the break comes together clean, you may not need dowels at all. Good yellow glue, like Titebond original, would do a great job. If you need to reinforce it with dowels, 1/4″ should be fine.
Thanks for your unbelievable WWGOA site. I’m on line most everyday fishing around looking at your very interesting videos and articles. I also appreciate your live programs, they are very informative.
My issue is as follows;
I recently built a table for my boat. The table was used below deck in an out of the weather cabin. The table was made in a square ‘pie shape’. basicly 4 triangles glued together. This section was made of walnut. This center section was picture framed with 4.5″ wide cherry, mitered and glued together. I used walnut splines in all glue joints. The glue used was ‘titebond 3’ waterproof glue. After a few months I noticed the mitered cherry joints opening up and these transmitted to the center walnut area. I cannot figure what caused this failure other than that the cherry may have a different rate of heat related expansion than the walnut. At this point the joints have opened 1/4″ on two of the corners making this a total redo.
The cherry and walnut were made of 5/4 material. All were thickness planed to uniform dimensions and all glue joints were planned and squared on a jointer.
Any thoughts you may have to explain this failure will be appreciated and I look forward to your live program.
I also made a pie shaped table and had similar problems. I think it has to do with expansion and contraction of the pieces working against each other.
I’m wondering how to avoid tear out when I’m turning the inside of a bowl especially when I’m using a scraper.
Hi Ed. The best things that you can do are to get your tool as sharp as possible, and find an RPM where the tearout becomes minimized. Also, try holding the tool at different angles. Sometimes tilting the scraper at 45 degrees can provide more of a sheer cut than a scraping action, and it can make a big difference.
Answered at 19:28
I have some reclaimed oak that has nails in it installed with a nail gun. When I tried to remove them they just break off. Can you suggest a way to remove them without breaking them off?
Hi Joe. Good question. I normally just cut around them. Depending on how pristine you want your project to be, you could also use a nail bunch to bang them in below the surface and fill with putty. That might be ok for some projects, and not for others.
My neighbor reclaimed some Hem-fir from a building constructed in WW2. He had the same problem. So he used an old fashioned soldering iron to heat each nail until it was red hot, let it cool and the nail came out. Long very tedious job.
Answered at 24:08
is it safe to use a cleaning stick on a supermax 19-38 drum sander?
Hi Charlie. Supermax recommends this in their manual, and describes the process on p. 14 of the manual: http://www.supermaxtools.com/wp-content/uploads/19-38-Drum-Sander-DIGITAL.pdf
Answered at 14:28
Tips on get the best possible straight cuts on a table saw both rip and cross cuts.
Make sure your rip fence and miter gauge are correctly set. Use the right blade; 24-40 teeth for ripping, 60 teeth for crosscutting.
Table saw blades, best number of teeth for rip cutting blade, best number of teeth for cross cutting blades or is there a blade that does an excellent job on both. In your mind and experience who makes excellent table saw blades.
Hi Phil. On a 10″ table saw a standard ripping blade generally has 24 teeth, cross cutting blades can vary but 60 teeth is a common configuration. A combination blade is generally 40 teeth.
There are lots of good blade manufacturers out there these days. I’ve had the best luck with Freud and Forrest.
In terms of how to get the best results on your table saw, we have lots of materials on this topic: https://www.wwgoa.com/how-to-use-a-table-saw/ .
Answered at 42:00
Several years ago I was ripping a piece of hardwood and it was giving me fits. After it went through the blade the wood was closing up on the blade. Well, I was trying to force it through the blade and things got out of control and my hand slid into the blade. After four surgeries I can use my hand again. Anyway I was wondering if there is a name for this phenomena and what causes it. I had never run into this before my accident and since then I have had it happen twice. Now when it happens I immediately trash the board!
Hi Rand. I’m very sorry to hear that this happened to you. This is caused by internal stress in the board that is released during the cut. The stress was likely caused by drying the wood too quickly in the kiln, or from natural grain patters occurring in the board.
Answered at 4:56
I know it depends on the bit diameter and material but…When I rout a dado, how do I know how much to take with each pass?
Hi Darwin. It depends on the material density, bit size (both cutter diameter and shank size), as well as the power of the router itself. It’s pretty easy to tell when you are trying to bite off too much, as the router will make unpleasant sounds and you might see some chatter. I’d suggest starting with 1/8″ for your first pass, and go deeper gradually until you feel like you have found a sweet spot for your setup.
Answered at 6:45
what is the best dust collection you would recommend,Keep up the great videos yours is one of the very best thank you an yours.
There are lots of great dust collection options. Cyclones have hit the market big time, and do a great job of separating dust and chips. You have to do some research and match your tool/dust collection needs with the size of collector, and decide if you want to pipe your shop, or simply connect the collector to one machine at a time.
Jim is one of my favorites. Seen him at many ww shows. I like that he keeps things simple. JimE
I was wondering if I could get George to answer the following woodworking question. Two years woodworking and I finally invested in an impact driver and I would like to stock up in wood screws and the corresponding driver bits to match. There are so many options, square, star, … and of course all the myriad of screw types. What type of screws would be George’s go-to screws he typically reach for say quick assembly vs fine furniture? Sizes too… i.e. #8 1″, 1 1/4″, … Thanks in advance! Bill Vanca
Hi Bill. You’ll want to have a variety of lengths of wood screws. The most common is a #6 or #8 in the 1″ to 1.5″ range, but occasionally you’ll find a need for 2″ to 4″ as well.
Answered at 2:06
See you there…
Like your show, have person reading questions to you talk closer to mike so we can hear her.
George is was another great live segment, as always. You better watch out your daughter may have a carrer in woodworking. Hope to talk to you soon. Vince Choraszewski, From Livonia Michigan.
Thanks, Vince. Tonight was great. Really glad to have Jim with us.