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What’s on the Bench?
- Shannon is making good on a promise and completing Christmas presents early. He is also diving head first into marquetry thanks to the influence of Paul Schurch!
- Matt finished up a shoe organizer that gets the job done, but thanks to a tricky glueup, he’s not quite as proud of it as he could be.
- Marc is finalizing a bed design for a client making extensive use of SketchUp to communicate effectively and eliminate problems before they happen. He is also finally organizing the new shop and doing a few shop projects.
Around the Web
- Chris Schwarz Charity Auction for National Breast Cancer Foundation
- Old Street Tools closes for new orders.
- YankoDesign – Submitted by Jacob Deis who says, “I’m always looking for new design ideas so I will frequent this site.”
- LEGO New Yankee Workshop – Submitted by Duane Hess.
- Birth of a Tool Part 1 and Part 2 – Submitted by Dan Sherman who says, “I found these awesome videos when they first came out, and then rediscovered them a week or so ago when i came across them again on fine woodworking.com I bet Shannon will love them.”
Poll of the Week
Working with an 8″ wide board, what is your preferred method for ripping off a 1″ strip? Personally, that sounds like a great use for the tablesaw! But I know there are lots of ways to get that job done. How would you do it? See the latest results!
Vic has a question about the flatness of his outfeed/assembly table.
Anonymous wants to know our opinion of Magswitch Featherboards.
“I’m at the point where a laminate router table on saw horses isn’t cutting it any longer so I’m planning on building a true base for it as my next project. I like the look of the infamous New Yankee deluxe router table with the Plexiglas center for the router compartment surround by small drawers on the sides and cabinets on the bottom. I’m definitely not married to it though. The only thing that I know for sure is that I want a built in power switch, possibly with a knee paddle, and that it will be on lockable casters. Besides that, can you guys offer any advice on things that you really like about your current router table setups or things that you would improve upon, either aesthetically or functionally (dust collection, size, mobility, accessories, etc.)? Matt, I assume that you have some nuggets here after recently upgrading yours.”
David Picciuto “The Drunken Woodworker” asks,
“Hey Marc, Matt and Shannon! I was wondering what is the safest way to store an oil varnish blend that I mix myself? I’ve found a combination of boiled linseed oil, satin whip-on poly and mineral spirits mixture that works well for me. Is it combustable? Should I only mix enough for each application? Thanks guys!”
A Jeremy Hopkins asks,
“Have you ever looked around and realized the clutter was taking over the shop? Not just project parts that haven’t been completed, but all those “someday” purchases, the vast collection of tools, or the growing collection of wood and wood scraps?”