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WWGOA LIVE! October 2020

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Looking for some new woodworking knowledge? Here’s what George Vondriska covered in October’s WWGOA LIVE Q&A.

1:15 WWGOA Fall Sweepstakes
3:00 Fitting miters
6:15 Tear out on router cut dovetails
9:00 Bit for mortises
11:30 Finish for cherry vanity
14:35 Pressure sensitive adhesive abrasives
16:20 What is a mortise chisel?
20:55 When to sharpen a table saw blade?
24:40 Finishing log cookies – Pentracryl preservative
26:00 Quilt ladder
27:00 OK to dry sharpen?
27:50 Reconstituting old glue?
29:30 Sheet sander vs orbital sander
33:30 Spiral/helical head on George’s planer?
36:30 Shou sugi ban
40:30 Oil or water to lube a whetstone?
40:50 Starter woodworking projects
42:30 What’s needed to make spinning wheel parts?
43:10 Backlash on planes
44:28 Jointing issues
46:48 Life span of carbide cutters on resin bowls
47:50 MDF for an outfeed table?
48:30 Brazillian Cherry in a cutting board
49:00 Wedgie sled?
49:10 Handling cupped maple for cutting boards
50:10 Epoxy for casting bowl blanks
50:55 Finish for outdoor table
52:20 Oiling wood to prevent cracking?
53:45 Stroke sander
54:30 Small shop table saw
56:00 George’s cedar strip canoe

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10 Responses to “WWGOA LIVE! October 2020”

  1. Ian Pinnock

    we all make mistakes from time to time whilst woodworking, what was your most embarrassing one or most painful one?

  2. Jason Bourne

    Often times the jointer tables are not true, both flat and parallel, that can lead to undesired dimensional changes.

    • Customer Service

      Hello Leland,

      Thank you for the question, here is the experts reply:

      You should plan on sanding wood after it has been planed. I have never measured how much material I remove when sanding material that has been planed, but 1/64 to 1/128 is probably in the range.


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  3. Leonard

    When making a resin table top will the resin glue the two parts together on its own or does there need to be a way to have the resin to adhere to the wood.

    • Customer Service

      Hello Leonard,

      If you’re using two separate resin sections and wanting to join them then yes, resin will hold them together. I’d suggest scoring them and then joining.

      If you’re joining a resin section to wood I’d sand the wood area with 60 or 80 grit sandpaper, as well as the epoxy section, and then do the join. Also, keep in mind the placement of the joint– a high stress point may need more reinforcement project depending.

      Good luck,
      Jess, Woodworkers Guild of America

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