WWGOA LIVE! March 2020

Duration: 1:00:14

We had a huge audience for the March LIVE Q&A. Here’s what we covered:

1:05 April LIVE streams. There will be an extra one or two
1:30 Spring Sawdust Sweepstakes
2:20 What wood is this?
3:20 Wall clamp rack
4:15 Setting up a miter saw
8:45 Measurements for half lap picture frame
10:30 Water cooled vs air cooled spindles for CNC
12:20 What does George do with his shavings and sawdust?
13:35 Crosscut sled on tablesaw. Where should the stops go?
14:40 Miter saw and planer recommendations
16:30 Organizing shop tools in a garage
17:50 Moving shop tools across country
19:25 Oil based spar varnish vs water based spar varnish
20:20 Vertical router jig?
21:16 Jointer recommendations
21:50 Setting depth of iron on a hand plane
22:35 Paste wax over Armor Seal?
23:05 Name that wood
23:50 Shop-made clamps Groz
25:13 Live edge outdoor sign. Bark….
26:10 Finish for shop-made cabinets
26:50 6” jointer ok?
27:28 Resin classes with Jess Crow
29:12 Squaring a drill press table.
32:00 Shop lay out
33:45 SketchUp class. Download SketchUp Make 2017 here.
35:00 Router table vertical jig for lock miters. See a lock miter cut here.
35:50 Stain, finish and glue still usable?
37:25 Flat top grind saw blade?
38:12 Meet the Makers in June? www.vondriskawoodworks.com
39:15 Shelf life of yellow glue
39:50 Cheap way to start woodworking?
40:45 CNC buying advice
41:40 Adding T-tracks to a bench
42:45 Portable CNC vs benchtop CNC
44:00 Doing shop math – Fractional calculator
46:10 Cord reels. What gauge? 12 ga cord reel
46:35 Starter tools
49:22 Euro hinges leave a gap
50:49 Lathe turning wood with cracks in it?
52:22 Is it worth milling ash?
52:40 Leather vs wood mallet
53:20 Jointing edges without a jointer
54:00 Radial arm saw?
55:10 Maker spots in the Twin Cities
56:00 14” bandsaw?
56:25 Benchtop router table recommendation
56:50 Height of a lathe
57:40 Bench chisel recommendation
59:15 Spring Sawdust Sweepstakes

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22 Responses to “WWGOA LIVE! March 2020”
  1. Scott

    How did you build the mechanism that turns on your dust collector when you pulled the trigger on your miter saw?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Scott!

      That’s a great question and we’d love to help!

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  2. Todd Lynch

    I am making a live edge / slab sign. It will live outside. Is there anyway of protecting and preserving the bark along the edge of the sign?

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    • Customer Service

      Todd,

      It will be tough to preserve the bark long term on an outdoor project. I’d suggest using spar varnish to extend the life as much as possible. I would thin first coat 50/50 with mineral spirits and slather it onto the bark pretty heavily and let it soak in.

      This is the spar varnish that I typically use: https://amzn.to/3dOiDC4

      Paul
      Woodworkers Guild of America

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  3. TOM

    In the video provided with the plans for your Benchtop Tool Cabinet it appears that you’re using crown staples for assembling the cabinet. Do you come back with screws after tacking it with the staples?

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    • Customer Service

      Tom,

      Nope, glue and staples are plenty.

      George
      Woodworkers Guild of America

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Ron!

      That’s a great question and we’d love to help!

      The ‘Ask an Expert’ section is currently for members to our online community. We do have a promotional offer if you are interested. This would include access to expert advice (like this), plus discounts, hours of Premium videos, etc. Please feel free to take a look. You can message us right back with your question if you decide to become a member and you will have a response within 1-2 business days from our experts!

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      Jessica
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    • George Vondriska

      Hey, Ron. A good height is the distance from the heel of your hand to the floor. Size depends on your projects, your space… My biggest bench is 4’x8’. I love it. A more common size might be 24”-36” wide, and a length that matches your shop and projects.

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    • Customer Service

      Hey John!

      That’s a great question and we’d love to help!

      The ‘Ask an Expert’ section is currently for members to our online community. We do have a promotional offer if you are interested. This would include access to expert advice (like this), plus discounts, hours of Premium videos, etc. Please feel free to take a look. You can message us right back with your question if you decide to become a member and you will have a response within 1-2 business days from our experts!

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      If you have any further questions, please contact Customer Service at 1-855-253-0822 at your earliest convenience, or chat with us on our site.

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      Jessica
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  4. Michal

    I’m constantly frustrated by adding and converting imperial fractions. Any tips for quickly adding measurement fractions?

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  5. Bob Mattison

    What is a good resource to determine tool layout, hose length and diameter for a whole shop dust collection system

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  6. Frank Kirschner

    Can I use the same compressor for the pressure pot for resin casting as I use for pneumatic tools, or is there some additional constraint?

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    • George Vondriska

      Yep, same one will work. My pressure pot only calls for 45#, so it doesn’t take much.

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  7. M David Brim

    Is adding an Incra fence on a SawStop worth it? Or is the accuracy of the standard SawStop fence reliable enough. I am planning on buying a SawStop and was wondering if I should also buy the incra fence.

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    • Customer Service

      David,

      I would definitely start with the stock fence on the SawStop and see if you feel the need for an aftermarket upgrade. The stock fence is very well made and accurate.

      Paul
      Woodworkers Guild of America

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  8. DANIEL

    Stop blocks on the miter saw – a southpaw like me would naturally want the block on the right because of the natural work flow.

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