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Episode 38: Kielbasi Thanksgiving
Episode 38 - Dan is finishing up  the barnwood doors, masking some cutting boards (but not finishing them), and refinishing some stair treads for a client. Mike was sick all week, but feeling better, wrapping up the redwood bench, working on some custom trays, and he set up his laser! Pete is painting wooden paneling, making a bunch of cutting boards, taught a private class, making cherry swing seats, and he’s redesigning a wall in his shop to make room...for a secret tool. Sponsor: MIRKA Sign up for Patreon for Early access, and special Patreon-only content: Raffle for Woodworkers with disabilities fund: Voicemails: Adam Barnett Barnett custom builds How do you price work for CNC? Adrienne Hickory Holdstead Creations What sales were you looking to take advantage of this black friday? +Barbara - MWIS Workshop - What is your Thanksgiving family tradition? Will king Fabled labs Resawing.  How do you process your wood when you resaw? Ben Miller What was the first order that made you realize you can go full time? What project, once finished, you felt such relief you wanted to sleep for days? Josh The Dad JoshTheDad1 What has been your favorite christmas gift to make? Giveaway: Listen to the podcast for how to enter! Odies Super Duper Dark 9OZ, 1-Scotch Brite Non-Abrasive pad ($40.49) Sponsored by MacBeath Hardwood Winners: David J. Sipich Micro Jig Dovetail Clamps DVC-538K2 ($44.99) You can leave us a voice message at (754) 225-5297 or you can record your question or comment on your phones voice memo app and email it to You can follow us all and the podcast on Instagram and YouTube! Podcast: Pete: Mike: Dan: Support the show (
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Woodshop Life Podcast
Woodshop Life Podcast
Woodshop Life Podcast
Episode 59 - Which Cordless Tools?, Drum Sander Preference, Outdoor Dust Collection, & MUCH More!
Support us on Patreon: Guy 1) Hello, got a question for the show! Will wiping mineral spirits on wood before finishing, to get the dust completely off, mess with the finish being applied correctly? I have read some places that mineral spirits will not change anything, but on Rubio‘s website for example, they say mineral spirits can mess with the finish. Just not sure if they’re saying this so that you buy their wood cleaner instead. Thanks! Buffalo Custom Woodworking 2) So I'm interested in getting a drum sander. Most of its use will be for panel doors etc. One of the things that I really like is a quality piece of equipment that I'm really not going to have too many problems with. I've looked at the Laguna supermax, the jet, and the powermatic. What can you tell me as far as quality in these different models and what should I be considering or looking for? Is there another company I should consider? Thanks again for a great podcast. Marlan Sean 1) Hey guys, thanks for answering my last question about the MFT. I was wondering if you all could talk about the cordless tools you use in your shops. I wouldn't say I'm in the market for new stuff (been using Ridgid 18v for close to a decade), but I'm always curious to hear what other people prefer/use and why. Thanks for the great show! Cardinal Custom Woodworking 2) Do you think machine cutting joinery instead of doing it by hand (dovetails for example) makes the finished product less desirable to a client or the general public? I've been practicing my hand cutting of joinery for about a month now and I think I would enjoy other aspects of building much more but I don't want to lose potential customers by not having that aspect in my builds. I look forward to your feedback and keep up the great work. Thanks. Miller Huy 1) I just recently started listening to your podcast and I've already learned a lot. I've followed you on Instagram and have been really inspired by your work. I started a woodworking business this year and I'm constantly trying to set up my shop to be the most beneficial for my daily tasks. One of the things I'm trying to improve right now is my dust collection. I currently have the harbor freight dust collector that I have run to my larger tools like my table saw, bandsaw, jointer, and planer. I'm trying to cut down on the amount of dust that is in the air in my shop as much as I can. My question for you is this: Is there anything wrong with setting the dust collector completely outside of the shop in order to take one more step to keep dust out of the shop? And part of the reason I ask that question is because I actually live in the middle of woods with no neighbors around me to have dust blown into their yards or complain about the sound of the dust collector. I also wonder if this would eliminate the need for a filter. And I would also obviously cover the dust collector in some way to keep it from the elements. Thanks for all the help you guys provide on the podcast and keep up that good work! Heath 2) I recently got a spray system and am beginning to incorporate spray finishing to as many projects as possible. I am starting a new build of walnut record cabinet, and I am contemplating pre finishing. The finished piece will be about 60"x30", so it will be much easier to pre finish the panels before assembled. I am thinking of using conversion varnish for durability. My question is, should I prefinish the inside and outside of all of the panels? Or just the inside, and finish the outside once the whole cabinet is assembled? If I only finish one side, do I have to worry about warping within the few days until I glue it up and finish the other side? On the contrary, it seems it would take quite a bit longer to prefinish both sides at once, having to wait for a side to dry before you can flip it over for a coat on the other side? Id love to hear how you guys have tackled prefinishing a cabinet in the past! - Sean Moore
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We Built A Thing
We Built A Thing
071 - Unnecessary Walnut Coin Display, New Camera Equipment & Pinto Drill Press
In this episode, Mark is prototyping the unnecessary walnut coin display and gets an office to himself! Drew is making progress with the gaming table. Bruce bought a new camera and films a cost breakdown of the dust collection system and piping. Get 15% off your entire order at Bits & Bits with coupon code: WBAT15 through Jan 31, 2021! Limit one use per person. Become a patron of the show to receive awesome rewards! Help us grow our audience by sharing the show on Instagram and tagging @webuiltathing! OUR TOP PATREON SUPPORTERS: -YouCanMakeThisToo -JK Canvas -Jennie and Davis -Tom's Woodwork -Chiseled Woodworking -Tim Morrill -Brent Jarvis -Dad It Yourself DIY -Broken Lead Woodworks -Chris Powell -Christopher Simonton -Maddux Woodworks -Ray Jolliff -Firewood Designs We Built A Thing T-shirts! We have two designs to choose from! (You can get one of these as a reward at certain levels of support) Bruce's most recent videos: Drew's most recent video: Mark's most recent video: We are all makers, full-time dads and all have YouTube channels we are trying to grow and share information with others. Throughout this podcast, we talk about making things, making videos to share on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, etc...and all of the life that happens in between. CONNECT WITH US: WE BUILT A THING: WE BUILT A THING EMAIL: FISHER'S SHOP: BRUDADDY: GUNFLINT DESIGNS: Music by: Jay Fisher (Thanks, Jay!)
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The Building Science Podcast
The Building Science Podcast
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What Would This Old House Say?
This Old House has been the gateway experience for countless numbers of building science enthusiasts and we’d wager many of you listeners have intersected with the show at some point in your life and career. Media, whether television or podcasting, is about so much more than sharing information - it’s about telling stories. And the important stories are the ones that change paradigms and facilitate progress in the world. Join Kristof as he interviews Chris Ermides of This Old House and the Ask This Old House podcast about leveraging stories to create meaning and context for anyone building a home. Chris Ermides: Chris Ermides joined This Old House in December 2018 as the editor of pro content. Since then, he’s written and produced a wide array of digital content, including articles and videos geared towards professional tradesmen and women. He is the host of the Ask This Old House podcast, the Idea House Build series, and many interviews on This Old House: Live. His interest in home improvement began at the age of 6 when he accompanied his dad to the local hardware store on the weekends and helped him on projects around the house. It was during this time that he also started watching This Old House and New Yankee Workshop. The trades have been a strong part of his family for several generations—Chris’s grandfather, an immigrant from Greece, was a cobbler and his great grandfather was a carpenter in Greece. While studying English in college, Chris worked full-time at a local hardware store before graduating with a Master’s degree in teaching English. He went on to teach high school and middle school English while working as a house painter and repairman during the summers. After four years of teaching, Chris returned to the trades starting with a brief stint on a ranch in Wyoming. His career path continued to evolve on jobsites, working his way up from a laborer to carpenter and eventually site supervisor for a custom home builder in upstate New York. He combined his love for the trades and writing chops with his jobsite experience and became an editor at Fine Homebuilding and Tools of the Trade. He’s been a contributor to JLC, Deck Builder, and ToolBox Buzz. Throughout his career he’s reported on many aspects of residential construction including how-to, tools, materials, and building science. Follow Chris on Instagram @ChrisErmidesTOH.
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