WWGOA LIVE: Q&A with Elisha Albretsen

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Join George Vondriska and special guest Elisha Albretsen for this LIVE Q&A. Elisha is the craftswoman behind Pneumatic Addict. She is a life-long “Maker” and former furniture flipper who has been creating DIY Home Improvement content online for 10 years. You can find Elisha’s how-to tips shared across social media, as well as her website PneumaticAddict.com. George and Elisha cover topics such as leg to seat joinery, tips for outdoor projects, shop-made scribing tools, and wipe on oil pros and cons.

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8 Responses to “WWGOA LIVE: Q&A with Elisha Albretsen”

  1. Anthony BRISKIE

    Enjoy your presentations, can you tell me how I determine when I need to sharpen my planner blades? I have a dewalt 735. just started planning on it. I am planning 4 quarter white pine. I has dried for 30 months inside my unheated garage. just going to plan it smooth and then rabbit edges to hang vertical. I have about 100 10′ pieces 12 inches wide.

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  2. Michael John Horan

    #43120I am making a plywood “steering wheel” for an outdoor pumpkin patch playground application. I am making it from 2 thicknesses of 3/4 exterior plywood (glued together with exterior glue). I am considering soaking the wheel in linseed oil but want to know if that is logical and will provide the best protection from the temperature extremes (central ND). Am I on the right track or do you have a better suggestion?

    Hello Michael,

    Linseed oil looks beautiful but it provides virtually no protection from the elements. I would suggest using a clear deck sealer.

    Paul
    Woodworkers Guild of America

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  3. Chester Bammel

    have refinished a number of flat surfaces like lamp tables, etc. A number of times, particularly on veneers, I have sanded through the grades and everything looks great. Then, when I stain, it looks like cat-claw marks all over the wood where it looks like the courser grade scratches did not sand out. How can I prevent this?
    Hello Chester,

    Hit it with a light wipe down with some mineral spirits and use a light to check it carefully. And if you miss something with that approach, let the stain dry and sand it down again.
    Paul
    Woodworkers Guild of America

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Esteban,

      George started woodworking at an early age and knew from very early on that he wanted to pursue a career in woodworking education.
      My path was very different and quite a bit later. I built a deck for my first home because I was too broke to hire someone else to do it, and I realized how much I love working with wood. So I set up a small shop, started building furniture for my family, and have been going non-stop since, for 25 years now. About 12 years ago I wrote an article for WWGOA, had a blast with that, and have been doing stuff with WWGOA ever since.

      Paul
      Woodworkes Guild of America

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  4. Brian

    Want to build a bench top router table for full-size Bosch plunge router. Suggestions? Drop in plate or just a hole for the bit and fasten the router to the top?
    Thanks

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    • Customer Service

      I like the idea of a drop in plate. It’s a nice convenience when you are using it.
      Paul

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