On today’s show, we’re celebrating 6 years of Wood Talk, by doing absolutely nothing out of the ordinary! Today we’re talking about circular saw blades, liability insurance, cutting face frames without big tools, upgrading your chisels, planing thin stock, choosing a shop space, creating stopped dados with hand tools, and applying Arm R Seal over newly stained wood.
Around the Web
- Portable Mortising Router – part 1 (essentially a homemade domino)
- High end saws and good prices – Bontz Saw Works
- Paul Sellers’ Poor Man’s Hand Router
- Eric sent some links to a National Geographic story from April 2013’s magazine about the dilemma of trying to save Peru’s Mahogany forest from illegal harvesting, with some great photography. The Article, The Photos, The Map
- Milo sent a link to a post about a mysterious door in a tree…Gnome home?
Poll of the Week
How Important is Tool Matching?
Stefan sent in a follow up comment to our discussion about master woodworkers and titles from last week:
“That’s how I earned my master degree: 3 years as apprentice, 3 years as “Geselle”(no english word found). 1 year master school, ending in theoretical and manual (skill) tests, with the grand finale, designing, calculating (cost, material and time) and manufacturing of the masterpiece. Now I was allowed to carry the title master and got a nice document to hang on the wall.I thought you are interested, how its handled in other countries, in this case Germany.
Living now in Los Angeles and struggling with the language I listen and learn a lot from you guys.”
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