On today’s show, we’re talking about expansion differences between hardwood and softwood, resaw alternatives to the bandsaw, and the difference between parallelogram and dovetail way jointers.
Allie wants to wish Michael Binkley of Nashville a happy birthday. They are also getting married soon and she thought this would be a cool/unique gift!!!
Around the Web
- Adam Savage (Myth Busters) has another woodworking related video, this time about coping saws. (Knew Concepts)
- Eric sent two links this week – Pole turning lathe in Romania used for making drinking vessels. & Wood batteries from the University of Maryland.
- Jake – Shared a link on a product called Never Wet.
- David – Handheld CNC router “Think about how many tools are replaced by this machine.”
- Brad – Cool wood lampshade
- Dell – Article about IKEA’s use of a staggering 1% of the world’s wood every year.
- Working on a friction fit drawers project in crazy summer humidity and wondered: Do softwoods expand and contract more than hardwoods in humid/dry environments? — Jeremy
- I picked up about 10 board feet (approx 7-8 inches wide) of zebrawood and I want to resaw it into 1/4 inch thick boards to extend it’s usefulness. I want to make edge-glued panels that I can glue onto a plywood substrate. Other than getting a nice bandsaw do you have any advice on what I can do? Either a different tool or setup, a jig, something with hand tools? I want to do this wood justice, and I don’t want to waste it either if I can avoid it. — James
- I am planning on purchasing a jointer, and was wondering if you could explain the difference between a parallelogram jointer and the standard dovetail style. Is there a significant advantage to one over the other? The other question has to do with brand. The grizzly I am looking at is an 8″ and about half the price of a comparable powermatic or laguna. Do either of you know of any complaints about the grizzly? Money is not too big of a concern, however, the wife will feel better about me spending around $1000 than $2000. — Jacob
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