WWGOA LIVE! September 2017

We had a bit of an audio glitch, but once we got going things went great. Thanks to all for hanging with us, and participating.

1:17 Bowtie vs. epoxy
2:50 Making runners for a table saw
4:38 Jigs and Fixtures circle jig, fractional calculator
7:38 Pocket holes for a toe kick?
10:18 Phillips vs tork heads
11:10 Glue for rub joints
11:42 Easy Wood detail chisels
13:36 Silicone glue brushes vs acid brushes
14:43 Shop-made turning finish vs. Mylands Friction Polish
16:25 Recess or tenon when using a four-jaw chuck on bowls
19:52 How much clamp pressure?
22:12 Table saw fence; left or right side of the blade?
25:15 Light wood to contract with Sapele and blood wood
26:14 Ash for turning?
27:00 Concave edges from a jointer
33:08 Epoxied board through the planer?
33:25 Glue for edge to edge gluing?
34:40 Short vs long lathe chisels
36:12 Oil based finish for dresser top?
37:22 Wipe wet glue?
40:27 Problems gluing cedar
43:35 Inaccurate tape on table saw fence
44:42 Purple heart for turning?
45:42 Starter turning projects
48:29 Jointing on the router table
54:00 Sawmilling wood
56:00 Plain sawn four faces table legs
1:05:00 George’s teaching schedule www.vondriskawoodworks.com

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79 Responses to “WWGOA LIVE! September 2017”

  1. Satanand Sawh

    Hi George, I would like to know the advantages and disadvantages of a jointer with
    (a) spiral head over blades:
    (b) parallelogram jointer over dovetail. Thanks.

    • George Vondriska
      George Vondriska

      I’ve got a spiral head, for the first time, in the jointer I own now. I love it. It provides a better surface than the straight knife jointer I previously had. It’s typically easier to dial the beds into coplaner (should you need to) on a parallelogram jointer than on a dovetail ways jointer.

  2. Steve

    I’m making some table legs that will be close to 1.5 inches both wide and thick. I’m making them fro flat-sawn 3/4 in wood, so I need to rip four pieces for each leg, so that each piece will have a triangular cross-section. I’m trying to figure out the best/safesr way to cut them on the table saw. How would you recommend doing the beveled rips?

  3. joel

    Hello – I just joined wwgoa, very impressive. Also from WI, Monroe, and my local sawmill has a great selection – but I am considering starting to mill/dry my own logs. Have you ever dabbled in that?

  4. Jason

    My measuring tape on the right side of the blade on my Ridgid table saw is accurate when using over 18″ settings, but it is off progressively more as the width from the blade is smaller. The adjustable marker can’t be the issue, as it is accurate at wider settings. Any ideas?!

  5. aughtago

    to Ginny, ( no need for live review) Years ago I built an Ice Boat (do a you-tube search) my wife came out to the garage and asked if it was gonna work, my reply was ” well it Aughtago” (Aught to go ) hence the name of my ice boat and my user name, you can call me Stan.

  6. David

    I’m new to using a jointer, my edges are coming out slightly concave, like a frown, what am I doing wrong?

  7. Harry

    Thanks for your tips. This has likely been answered before but don’t catch all the shows. If one had a choice between a planer and a joiner, what would you recommend. Also the Dewalt vs the Ricon. I see the Ricon, for minimally more has higher rpm and helical blades. Thanks

  8. Satanand Sawh

    Hi George, am calling from Canada. Can you tell whether ash is too hard a wood for turning? Would you recommend it? Thanks.

  9. John Mahoney

    Hi George… What is your opinion on the short vs longer tools for the lathe?
    Thanks… John

  10. James

    Would an oil base finish be the best finish for a dresser top? The dresser is over 70 years old made with figured walnut.

  11. leninsebastopol

    George. What about the glue? Been seen putting glue on and NEVER wiping it off! So what’s up with that? And thanks for what you do for all in the community of sawdust makers.

  12. Tom

    I have a Craftsman table saw that will not take a standard size runner it is odd shaped were do I get runners to fit this Sears offer none

  13. rabbit

    I have an oval kitchen table that has a laminated top with an oak edging around the laminate. The oak edging (Approx 3/4″ tp 1″ wide) needs to be re-finished. What is the best approach to re-finishing the edging?


    • George Vondriska
      George Vondriska

      Sorry, but I’m not a refinishing guy. I’m not familiar with today’s strippers and refinishing chemicals.

  14. aughtago

    I recently used some Cedar on my patio. I then needed a curved shelf for my observatory and decided to use the 3″ wide scraps from the patio job. I edge glued several of these together with Titebond II. I did NOT let them dry very long (only a couple hours) and tried to run them through the planner. Several joints failed. I regaled them and let them sit overnight, next day when removing from the clamps, I was able by hand to pull two of them apart. I re-glued them again clamped for 24 hours and they have sat all week . I am afraid to try and work with them. Have you had any issues gluing red cedar?

  15. Bill Turley

    From the Emerald Mountain in rural Colombia I would like a recomendation for a minimum price CNC like a Carbide 3D or Piranja from New Vision

  16. Tim Bennett

    Which city in the U S is this live event coming from, I need to set my world clock as it is 10:00am here in Brisbane, Queensland in the land down under?

    • Sam Kirchoff

      We are based out of the Midwest. If you’d like to use a “city” to reference for time, you can use Minneapolis, Minnesota! Cheers and thank you for viewing.

  17. George Vondriska
    George Vondriska

    Working on the audio issue right now. Give us a sec to see if we can get it fixed. Hoping to be back on line very soon.

  18. Mike C

    I have a hundred foot 20amp extension cord that I reel in from its middle on a cheap garden hose reel. Works great. I take it halfway to the job, pull out both male and female ends at the same time.

  19. John

    What is your deciding factor in deciding what turning finish your home made or the bought friction polish you use

  20. Timothy

    Just graduated from a radial arm saw to a table saw. When ripping I can position the fence either right or left of the blade. Is there a preferred side of the blade to position the fence?

  21. ERIC

    How much clamp pressure is typically needed in a normal furniture panel, or face frame glue up? Bessey makes Revo and Revo Jr clamps that have 1500 or 900 pounds of pressure. 900 seems like it should be more than enough, or is there another difference.

    Thank you, love the show.

  22. Bill Turley

    any recommendations welcome

    From the Emerald Mountain in rural Colombia I am planning on getting a low cost CNC like Carbide 3D Shapeneko and New Vision Piranja and recommendations welcome

  23. Jim

    George, since the class in May all I do now is turn bowls! When using a 4 jaw Chuck what determines if I make a tenon or a recess? I’ve done both, but is there a rule of thumb of when to use which? Thanks

  24. John

    what is the deciding factor in deciding what finish you are going to use for turning you 1/3 ×3 home made or your bought friction polish

  25. aughtago

    After watching your DVD’s, I have been using the “acid brushes” for glue application for years now. I had tried the little plastic spatulas , but they one have limited certain situations where they excel over the brushes (like getting inside biscuit grooves). Recently I bought a set of re-usable silicon brushes, I love them and they are my new goto glue brush, quick wash with plain water and they are ready again. I keep the acid brushes on hand for the narrow dado or other application where the silicon won’t fit, or if I am using a non-water soluble glue. Have you tried these? and what do you think of them?

  26. mark

    7 pm cst that means 8pm edt since were still on daylight savings time? Gets a little confusing when people use standard time when were still in daylight savings time.

    • George Vondriska
      George Vondriska

      We’re having a tech issue. 7 PM CDT was the start time, but the audio wasn’t working. We’re trying to get it fixed.

  27. Frank

    The other night, you used a couple of the Easy Wood turning tools, a square tip one and a round tip one. Looking at the number of Easy Wood tools available, do you have other ones with different tips and which ones do you use the most?

  28. William Spier

    I read your article on conditions when gluing rub joints is appropriate, but what I was curious about is whether the type of glue matters, specifically between yellow/white glues and polyurethane glues. Is either fine, or only one, and why? Thank you.

  29. Howard from NJ

    I noticed while buying deck screws that some manufacturers use a philips head while some use a torx head. Is one
    any better than the other? I would think the torx would be better.

  30. aughtago

    I’m in the planning stages for a bathroom vanity. It will be Melamine case with birch drawer boxes and cherry Face frame, toe kick, drawer fronts and doors. I will use Sommerfelds tongue and groove system for most of the joinery except pocket holes for the face frame and air nails for select locations where it won’t show. Do you think it is ok to use pocket hole screws to hold the toe kick on, with pockets in the Melamine and threads in the cherry?

  31. John

    John, in Spirit Lake, ID
    I just watched “Jigs, Fixtures & Shop-Made Helpers.” When you made the circle cutting jig, it appeared you were using a 3/4″ straight bit. Wouldn’t it be easier to use something like a 1/4″ spiral bit?

    Have you tried Woodpecker’s X-mat system? It looks really great.

    I see you use the ProjectCalc fractional calculator. I’ve had mine for a lot of years and have yet to change the battery. How long have you had yours and have you ever had to replace the battery?

    Keep up the great work and making woodworking so much easier for all of us.

    • aughtago

      I too have the same calculator, although it only gets seldom use, I love its features when i need them. I have had it for 2 going on 3 decades. I can’t remember changing the battery, but I just looked at it and I wrote in sharpie LR43 on the battery cover (so I would know what battery I needed), therefore I assume I have replaced it at least once. In retrospect after reading your question, the battery should be replaced about once a decade just to make sure it does not leak and destroy the calculator.

  32. Vince