Thanks for tuning in for the first WWGOA LIVE of 2020. Here’s what we talked about:
2:12 Burr oak cookie table George made
5:05 6” or 8” jointer?
8:45 Sharpening lathe chisels
11:50 New dust collector design?
12:45 Dust collection for 40’ shop
13:50 Cool new tool
15:00 Choice of SawStop saws
16:20 Pro advice on dust collection
17:00 Turn wood as you plane it?
18:40 Spiral or straight knife jointer
19:30 Details of George’s workbench
24:05 Other saws with flesh sensing technology?
24:40 Add a trim router?
25:40 One large dust collector or multiple small ones?
27:00 Identifying wood, book recommendation
27:45 Porter Cable vs other half blind jigs
28:30 Upcut spiral vs downcut spiral router bits
30:00 Table saw buying advice
31:15 Correct direction for moving a router
33:30 Wood glue recommendation
35:20 Buy a replacement spiral head for a jointer?
35:40 Tours of George’s shop?
36:18 Pine for face frames?
37:00 Filling holes and voids in table tops
37:40 Tips for routing a circle
39:00 Finding woodworking shows
40:30 Fence thickness for a crosscut sled
40:50 Use CA glue?
41:00 Assembling a wooden countertop
41:50 Toronto woodworking show?
42:30 George’s pine end grain bowl
46:12 Dado head recommendation
46:55 What is the top of George’s workbench?
47:40 Gap filling glue
48:12 Feet on a coat rack
50:00 Table top fasteners
50:45 Dedicated mortiser vs drill press
52:40 Stick bows in George’s shop
53:50 Bandsaw advice
55:10 CFM of dust collector
56:40 Resources for cabinet design
57:40 T track layout on assembly table
58:00 Lathe stand?
58:40 George’s bandsaw?
58:50 Titebond II shelf life?
1:00 Upcoming WWGOA classes
I heard you talk about glue a minute ago. Is there anything wrong with using Titebond III for everything to avoid buying three different glues?
What brand of router bits would you recommend for a beginner?
Hi Matt. A router table will simplify the process quite a bit. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate or expensive one. I would suggest setting up something this for your operation: https://www.wwgoa.com/article/down-and-dirty-router-table/
If you are set against using a router table, I would suggest the following:
– tongue and groove joinery
– Cut the groove by clamping boards to each side of the breadboard edge to stabilize the router, then use a fence to position the router bit. Center it as best you can, but run the bit through twice, once with the fence on one side of the breadboard edge, and once on the other. This will center the groove.
– mill the tongue using a straight bit and a router fence. Sneak up on the final thickness, checking the fit into the groove after each pass.
– Cut the tongue to length using a hand saw
– Glue only the middle 4-5″ of the joint
– pin each end from below using dowels, and elongate the holes in the tongue to allow for wood expansion and contraction
Paul-Woodworkers Guild of America
Are you coming to the Toronto woodworking show on Feb 7 to 9?!
FYI In South Africa the Baobab trees are 2000 years old
I’m fixing to buy a new dust collector and looking at the 2 HP PFlux2 with HEPA filter, is this a good choice for both brand and size? I am a hobby woodworker for over 30 years and spend a lot of time in the shop
A very cool and special project for your sister!
Hiw would I locate a professional company to survey my shop and advise on a total dust collection system?