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Accuracy Counts

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 3:52am
Accuracy Counts

A few weeks back in Ron Herman’s video presentation, “Quick Joinery Using Sticks,” Ron talked about making a set of shop-made spacer blocks out of hardwood. His premise was that when you’re setting up a saw cut, say at your human-powered miter box, if you hit an aluminum spacer with your saw blade you can damage your blade. I get that. But while working on a contemporary table for a presentation later in the month, I found a place where I needed to set my router depth of cut at 1/2″– a place where accuracy counts.

Continue reading Accuracy Counts at 360 WoodWorking.

Ron Herman Talks Saw Blades – 360w360 E.225

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 4:00am
Ron Herman Talks Saw Blades – 360w360 E.225

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking Ron Herman kicks off a new interview/discussion podcast format.

Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun.

If you have topics you’d like to hear covered in future episodes, click here to send an email to the guys.

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Easy, Peasy Diamond Inlay

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 3:45am
Easy, Peasy Diamond Inlay

The woodworking world in which I participate is slowing moving toward minute measurements – everything needs to be precise. Users of handplanes brag about shavings in the thousandths of an inch, and calipers in some woodworking shops carry measurements three decimal places or more. We are trying to work in exacting dimensions using a medium that does not support infinitesimal details. Wood moves. The idea in woodworking today – as it was in the previous centuries – should be to make it fit.

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Aluminum – It Cuts Like Butta!

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 2:18pm
Aluminum – It Cuts Like Butta!

I’m working on a contemporary project that uses aluminum angle as its legs. I decided to taper the legs, along with another embellishment. The metal then has to be smoothed with files and sanded for a cleaner look and better feel.

Because I’m using multipurpose 6061 aluminum, I knew cutting it would be more easy than difficult. But what would be the best method to make the cuts? My first thought was to purchase a metal-cutting blade for my jigsaw.

Continue reading Aluminum – It Cuts Like Butta! at 360 WoodWorking.

Spread Glue On Thick

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:58pm
Spread Glue On Thick

A couple of weeks back, I wrapped up a three-presentation series on curved components. The last of the series covered bent laminations. (Other parts of the series discussed brick laying and stacked laminations.) Glue application is key. You have to spread glue on thick.

Bent lamination work is a bit more involved because you have to have a form to bend your thin laminations around or against. Also, you’re working with six to 10 laminations, depending on the thickness of your end part.

Continue reading Spread Glue On Thick at 360 WoodWorking.

Magnetic Two-stage Bit-tip Holder

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 3:48am
Magnetic Two-stage Bit-tip Holder

Last week I was in the shop and a friend had to reach a skosh farther into a cabinet than he anticipated. The screw he was after was just beyond the reach of his drill/driver and its magnetic, bit-tip holder. I had a longer holder, but it was clear across the shop in the cabinet – that was at least 20 feet away. (Sad, huh?)

What I had within reach, however, was a second short, bit-tip holder.

Continue reading Magnetic Two-stage Bit-tip Holder at 360 WoodWorking.

Looking For A Podcast?

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:45am
Looking For A Podcast?

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve heard from a number of regular listeners about the missing 360 With 360Woodworking podcast. Just to calm some of the talk, 360 Woodworking is working on new ideas concerning the podcast. There are a few announcements to be made after a couple of details get worked out. A couple of snags have developed.

Fear not regular listeners. The 360 With 360Woodworking podcast will reappear in the next week or two with a new format and new concept, but with the same great woodworking information.

Continue reading Looking For A Podcast? at 360 WoodWorking.

Monarch Introduces Bandsaw Precision

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 4:50am
Monarch Introduces Bandsaw Precision

There’s a new woodworking tool company emerging to the world. Monarch Industrial has just launched a new product that is the answer to the most-often asked question in bandsaw setup. How do you accurately adjust the tension on your bandsaw blade? With the release of its new Tension Gauge, Monarch introduces bandsaw precision. Every woodworker now has the ability to set the perfect tension in his or her blades, and that’s way better than the on-board gauges found on most bandsaws – we know how those lack credibility.

Continue reading Monarch Introduces Bandsaw Precision at 360 WoodWorking.

Piddle on Your Parade 2 – 360w360 E.224

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 4:00am
Piddle on Your Parade 2 – 360w360 E.224

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking the 360 guys are joined once again by Ron Herman who continues to piddle on your parade.

Join the guys twice each week for six lively minutes of discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Chuck & Glen, and sometimes a surprise guest, all have their own opinions. Sometimes they agree and sometimes they don’t, but the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun.

Continue reading Piddle on Your Parade 2 – 360w360 E.224 at 360 WoodWorking.

Small-diameter Blades

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 7:42am
Small-diameter Blades

When I slice packs of shop-made inlay or work with material that’s expensive, I generally install a 7-1/4”-diameter, thin saw blade on my table saw. The smaller-diameter blades produce less waste and the material with which I’m working stays around longer. That’s a good thing.

This past week I discovered another good thing about using smaller diameter, thin blades. As I turned off my saw I noticed that the spin-down time was significantly less.

Continue reading Small-diameter Blades at 360 WoodWorking.

Piddle on Your Parade – 360w360 E.223

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 4:00am
Piddle on Your Parade – 360w360 E.223

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking the 360 guys are joined once again by Ron Herman who proceeds to piddle on your parade.

Join the guys twice each week for six lively minutes of discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Chuck & Glen, and sometimes a surprise guest, all have their own opinions. Sometimes they agree and sometimes they don’t, but the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun.

Continue reading Piddle on Your Parade – 360w360 E.223 at 360 WoodWorking.

More Alex Snodgrass – 360w360 E.222

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 4:00am
More Alex Snodgrass – 360w360 E.222

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking the 360 guys continue with more from Alex Snodgrass.

Join the guys twice each week for six lively minutes of discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Chuck & Glen, and sometimes a surprise guest, all have their own opinions. Sometimes they agree and sometimes they don’t, but the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun.

If you have topics you’d like to hear covered in future episodes, click here to send an email to the guys.

Continue reading More Alex Snodgrass – 360w360 E.222 at 360 WoodWorking.

Ultimate Cutting Boards

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 8:12am
Ultimate Cutting Boards

I’ve watched the woodworking Internet recently to see an uptick in cutting boards. This is catching my attention because most days I’m in the shop, I’m working on projects that require my head be in the game for hours, or days, at a time. There are times when getting in the shop to bang out a quick project, a no-brainer if you will, is a major load of fun.

Sometimes, however, those too-simple projects are not challenging enough.

Continue reading Ultimate Cutting Boards at 360 WoodWorking.

Handsaws 101 with Ron Herman – 360w360 E.221

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 4:00am
Handsaws 101 with Ron Herman – 360w360 E.221

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking the 360 guys talk handsaws 101 with Ron Herman

Join the guys twice each week for six lively minutes of discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Chuck & Glen, and sometimes a surprise guest, all have their own opinions. Sometimes they agree and sometimes they don’t, but the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun.

If you have topics you’d like to hear covered in future episodes, click here to send an email to the guys.

Continue reading Handsaws 101 with Ron Herman – 360w360 E.221 at 360 WoodWorking.

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