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On today’s show, we’re taking a bunch of questions from our new Facebook page. Topics include the Festool Domino, Tool Chests vs Tool Cabinets, Drill Presses, Wood Storage, Urban Harvested Wood, Mallets, and of course we’ll have a couple of cool links from Around the Web.
What’s on the Bench?
Shannon has no power so he built a candle holder to, wait for it, hold candles.
Matt is starting on a set of bedside tables because college furniture is getting old, according to his wife Sam.
Marc has been getting the new shop up and running and is going to install a SHELIX Cutterhead in his jointer. Goodbye knife adjustments. Here’s the link to the disposable blades Marc mentioned: ESTA-USA Self-Set Knives
Around the Web
Poll of the Week
How do you cross-cut? – Vote and check the latest results!
Mike From LA wants to know whether he should build the Anarchist’s Tool Chest or a wall-hanging tool cabinet. While Marc, Matt, and Shannon pretty much agreed that a wall-hanging tool cabinet would be the best bet, they highly recommend you read Chris Schwarz’s book, The Anarchist Tool Chest.
I would love to hear a discussion about Festool’s Domino Systems. I am an advanced woodworker that does woodworking as a hobby that often competes for time with my wife’s ideas of me spending time with the family. The Domino is not something I need, but it would be nice to have and it would certainly speed up projects. My conflict is that I think the Domino is “cheating” and not fine woodworking. It must be the radiuses loose tenons, because I do not see anything wrong with a hollow chisel mortiser. I know Shannon is against this kind of thing, but I would love to hear a discussion between you three on using a Domino for “fine” woodworking and whether or not it cheapens the piece even if only in our minds. Thanks again! – Tom Collins
How much drill press does a woodworker really need? – Shawn Robert McKee
Is it better to store wood vertically or horizontal? Does it really make a difference if the wood is properly supported? – Billy from Billy’s Little Bench
Can you discuss mallets: types, how use, make or buy, ‘sweetspot’ of different types, weights… a very overlooked tool used in all shops. – Shawn Graham
Urban harvested, air dried lumber. Is it worth the hassle and time? – Andy Brownell
Matt recommended UrbanWood.org
Thanks for the 5-star review GauchoWoodworking (Bobby!)