Wood Talk Online Radio No. 99

June 15, 20120 Comments

In today’s episode the guys answer listeners’ emails & voicemails that have been stacking up in the inbox for a little while now. We also have a long awaited return of Tom Iovino and a new Tom’s Tips, along with some great conversation about all things woodworking…including the suggestion of a new “Woodworking Improv” show for Marc.

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Links mentioned in today’s show:

Marc’s spray finishing tips with Andrew at Ravinheart.com
Vic’s shop tour at Tumblewood.blogspot.com
IWF 2012 Registration
2013 Desert Woodturning Roundup
Evan Fall Studios Woodworks Library
“Smarthead” Shavehorse

What’s on the bench?:

Shannon is working on his Corner Cabinet and Spring Pole Lathe. Matt’s 2012 resolution is finally coming true, and Marc just returned from a teaching trip at the William Ng School and is finishing up his little Step Stool project.

Listener Emails:

Chris Spak asks:

The problem I have is that I don’t have an indoor space to build a workbench and the table that I use to pot plants is just getting destroyed by racking forces. I would like to build a bench, but because of space issues, it will need to stay outside 24/7/365 in south central PA with all of its seasonal extremes. The bench could have a tarp draped over it and there is a smallish overhang near where this would most likely be, but that is about it for cover and shelter. Of the woodworkers that I have talked to about this subject, most don’t have an answer. The only answer that didn’t involve the phrases “that’s a tough one” or “move” involved building a base out of cedar and having a top of white oak. If you have any thoughts of a route I might be able to take, let me know.

Aaron Cashion asks,

I recently installed a 3 speed Rikon air cleaner in my basement. Due to low ceiling height, I screwed it directly into the floor joists. Yes, you can see where this is going. Needless to say the entire first floor shakes when I turn it on. Any suggestions on how to keep it close to the ceiling, and isolate the vibration? I was thinking maybe some rubber strips or some sort of springs. Keep up the good work.

Voicemail:

Roberto moved to Illinois! Wants to know what he should keep in mind when building furniture in a humid environment.
Marc recommends he check out the Woodshop Widget!

iTunes Reviews:

Thanks to the following folks for leaving us a 5-star review in iTunes!
Michael Ingram, Umbria Bob, Jeff Branch, Iachan, and Stevetilling.

Just a quick note that our next show will be a special call-in show to celebrate our 100th episode!

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