A New Woodworking Technique? | Epoxy Locking Miter Joints

A New Woodworking Technique? | Epoxy Locking Miter Joints

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On this episode I’m trying out a new woodworking technique where I use epoxy resin to reinforce miter joints. This will both increase their strength and ad a unique aesthetic. In addition to this new technique, the video covers making angled, tapered legs, creating templates, half lap joinery, and more.

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  1. Kai Liao on May 15, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    How were those silhouette portraits made at 1:50? Can Illustrator or any other software generate paths like what he had with minimum custom editing?

  2. Ed Hicks on May 15, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    That ad transition is as good as Steve Ramsay’s MicroJig ads back in the day. If you’re going to have ads they might as well be entertaining. Well done.

  3. Scottys Glass 101 on May 15, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    An interesting epoxy is HXTAL NYL-1. It’s a two-parter which must be precisely weighed. It is optically clear with the same refractive index as borosilicate glass. It’s used for museum-quality restoration and conservation. It ain’t cheap, but it is a fine product. It’s high viscosity, can be thinned with acetone, doesn’t use UV to catalyze the reaction, and is extremely hard at full cure. I’m trying it’s cousin, XTR311, which is quite a bit less viscous, to try to heal some cracks in several Victorian-era stained/leaded glass panels, as I write this.

  4. Peter Butler on May 15, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    When are we getting “Thicknai?????” T-shirts?

  5. Robert Smith on May 15, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    I am sitting here thinking……..WTF – What in privileged hell were you thinking snapping off the leg to that "DECENT" piece. Next time. Take it apart. Bubblewrap the legs. Ask one of your "Subscribers" Who would like this piece? Then have them make a donation (Plus Shipping) to your cause or your advertising campaigns and send the piece out. Someone would of bought that. Great work. You got me subscribing and that is hard to do. Look forward to the next piece you make and offer to me first. =)

  6. underourrock on May 15, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Watching the test to failure was particularly rewarding. Don’t get me wrong, I really liked the whole thing, but watching the failure of the joint separate pretty much exactly how I expected made me wonder if you might revisit this epoxy joint with some routing of the interior of the joint. Keyway routing, slot, multiple slots….whatever variations you think of. It would be neat to see if there is some extra strength created in the joint by increasing the surface area of the epoxy / wood interface through clever routing.

  7. Diji on May 15, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    It was ME who thought of it first. How do I know this? I just know because I’m the shit and I deserve praise for it.

  8. Amaxinh on May 15, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Cleanist segway into a sponsor ad

  9. Dave Birch on May 15, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Cool idea. I may try this but with a contrasting colour timber insert rather than epoxy. I like the jigsaw puzzle piece, I think it would offer the most support.

  10. Allen on May 15, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    I’ve never seen so many product plugs in a wood working video. Get a better mic with all that ad money lol.

  11. Dave Engstrom on May 15, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Too much filler in this video.

  12. McRotten Filipino HorrorStories on May 15, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Cleanest shop ive seen. More like a home made pastry kitchen.

  13. Diji on May 15, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Thicknai? Thicc Nye!

  14. Mark Kalsbeek on May 15, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    I got incredibly nervous watching you operate a table saw and jointer wearing gloves.

  15. Doug Hatfield on May 15, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    I really wanted to see you smack out the other joints to stress test them.

  16. Joe S on May 15, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    This guy needs at least some education in saw safety and shouldn’t just rely on the saw’s safety features for protection. Not sure why sponsors do not put their promoters under greater scrutiny.

  17. U1timate1nferno on May 15, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Has anyone ever told you you sound like Razbuten? Because I am.

  18. Me Me on May 15, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    I like then information, but I can’t with the Waste of handmade furniture. Why not give or sell it so it gets used.

  19. Gish Core on May 15, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Warning video critique: good video but a better ending would have been to perform a comparison of the different joints and the breakpoints for each.

  20. Blair M on May 15, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Just curious, what’s the reason for the rubber gloves?

  21. Kevin Nolet on May 15, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Great video! I love how you rep another craftsman “Cris from Get Hands Dirty”, I enjoy watching and listening to her while she works, as I do you. Nothing more annoying than watching someone work and not understanding some little thing they do. I get it adds a level of complexity to the editing but so helpful to follow along. I do have a question though- about the gloves, I am a safety professional so that stuck out to me. Not lecturing or being critical, but a serious question for my understanding- you have a Sawstop device on your saw, would the gloves delay the action of the safety feature? I get it may be infinitesimal but could it be bad enough to cause injury?

  22. MrGtownjake on May 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    It’s "thick-neye" by the way,.

  23. EMTdrummer on May 15, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    I’m sure you put a lot of work into this video and thanks for that… Having said that, it’s un-watchable for me. You just throw out the "1/8th Inch drill trick" and basically say guess what I mean….. and lots of other confusing elements…

  24. kanedNunable on May 15, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    i liked it with the red hue with the tape. 4 different coloured corners with diff shapes would look cool.

  25. Nathan Civili on May 15, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    I have to ask. Pirates, cubs, and tigers… what’s up with that?!

  26. fritter63 on May 15, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    Yeah, no. Use that CNC to cut a matching wood insert at 5 thou undersized and the just glue it with wood glue. Keep grain perpendicular to the joint. Then you’ve got a decent joint.

  27. Yeoh Seng Huat on May 15, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Nice try but stick to woodworking. Leave out the humour.

  28. Nikolai Cook on May 15, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    I think the woodpecker items on the side of your table saw are worth more than my shop.

  29. MJ on May 15, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    I liked the boomerang joint the best, just maybe smaller would look ideal. Nice work.

  30. Kurt on May 15, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    The plural of thickness is thicknesses or thicknesss.
    That’s right. Thicknesss with three S’s.

  31. nuno farizo on May 15, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    The best sponsor segway I’ve ever seen 😂😂😂

  32. Arfi Anto on May 15, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Wood workerr 20%, drama 30%,tools 50%. Not for beginner just like me 😁.

  33. Patrick Radcliffe on May 15, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    A refinement would be using a lexan inserts in the form of the shapes you cut in the legs.

  34. Autodidactic Artisan on May 15, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Wears shirt saying "get hand dirty"
    *Also wears doctor gloves when sanding*

  35. Andy Brook-Dobson on May 15, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    Great video and love the experimentation of the CNC shaped epoxy in fill to make the joint a joint.
    Was pretty surprised when you smashed it up though; why not sell it?

  36. Ultra Linx on May 15, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    I even watch the entire sponsor clip, you doing good at filming.
    But, let’s be honest about epoxy, in this very specific table, the epoxy resin is more about cosmetic stuff because the shape of it. Yes the join holded perfectly, even if (my thoughts) there’s no epoxy in it. But who knows? No one tested it (yet).

  37. Shawn Crocker on May 15, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Your precise annunciation through the video is great to listen to. The style of humour in the "humorous" sections I don’t find believable though because of it. It just doesn’t seem to match. My opinion.

  38. Andy Ginther on May 15, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    New to the channel, so awesome! Smooth style and precision patience. Like a groovey meditation. Thought you were Neal Brennan at first, ha. One of the greatest shops/tools I’ve seen. I’m a sucker for ano. Great work!

  39. JOHANNES kOLOSSA on May 15, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    I’ve assembled sheds in time past yet this plan outlines are excellent woodplans.works This woodwork plan is second to none. I’ve never seen such. The sheds are looking extremely pleasant and the building arrangement guidelines are so gritty and exceptionally all around arranged. This is cool!

  40. Amxen on May 15, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    you dont want to be putting it in your eye no matter how clear it sets

  41. Thorsten on May 15, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    ingenious out-of-focus-idea, great

  42. Matt on May 15, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Why not give the table away to a fan? Seems like a waste to me dude.

  43. Mikael Nicklasson on May 15, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Recently I’ve started watching woodworking videos, but I may need to stop due to severe tool/workshop envy…

  44. Trever H. on May 15, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Synonyms for shame:

    contriteness, contrition, guilt, penitence, regret, remorse, remorsefulness, repentance, rue, self-reproach, crime, disgrace, pity, sin, discredit, disesteem, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach, abase, chasten, cheapen, debase, degrade, demean, foul, humble, humiliate, lower, sink, smirch, take down.

    Which one did you end up going with? @11:30

  45. Ivan Nightingale on May 15, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Thanks for sharing your work. 👍🏾

  46. TheJohdu on May 15, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Why do i keep forgetting that this drill bit trick exists? Dammit!

  47. fmobus on May 15, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    the puzzle piece joint looks very interesting! I wonder if it would work using a wood piece for the connection… it would have a lot of surface for glueing.

  48. Dr. Sog on May 15, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    shut up

  49. My Radical Wealth on May 15, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    gloves create a risk of the hands being drawn into machinery…i’ve seen it happen. not something i would recommend, it only has to happen once and the outcome is unpredictable.

  50. Ken Urban on May 15, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Nice vid. Very handsome too