STL269: How we absorb woodworking information

STL269: How we absorb woodworking information

Mike, Vic, and Ben discuss how they find information they need to learn a new technique and the impulse buys that they just can’t walk away from.

This episode is sponsored by the Society of American Period Furniture Makers and The Northwest Woodworking Studio

0:00 – Intro
2:19 – How do you find woodworking information
41:08 – Segment Potpurri
55:00 – Woodworking impulse buys

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  1. G K on September 12, 2022 at 12:12 am

    Mike: Just a suggestion on your Photo Archive thoughts. Going back through all the old photos would be a huge chore. But going forward, each time you are looking through current photos to go into the magazine, you could separate them into three groups: One to go into the magazine; One to go into the old archive – never to be seen again; And one to go into a public archive to be viewable by subscribers. These could be photos which aren’t quite good enough for the magazine, but still contain useful (or just enjoyable) information to woodworkers. It could even be used as a selling point for Unlimited subscribers; i.e., "And get access to thousands of additional photos not seen in the magazine!" It would really be great if you could provide a link to these photos where at the end of an article, you could go to a website and see additional photos for that particular article. Over the next several years, you could amass a large collection of unique photos. Anyway, great video.

  2. Dennis Harke on September 12, 2022 at 12:15 am

    Oh so good, Thank you,

  3. Dayton Stone on September 12, 2022 at 12:22 am

    "And it’s a bunch of ceramicists!" 🤣🤣

  4. Brandon Woodworkers Club on September 12, 2022 at 12:22 am

    This brought out a lot of topics to think about. We all learn differently and go about things in various ways. It’s so wonderful to have exposure to different forms of information these days. You guys are doing a great job. Thanks

  5. WAKE UP CALL on September 12, 2022 at 12:27 am


    I’m making a kind of kitchen top but for outside undercover area
    Im in Europe so temperature is from -20 in winter to +40 in summer
    Wood is European beech
    Top is 2.4m x 700mm x 40mm
    Glue up is from 5-6 peaces various width smalest is 80mm, widest 120mm.
    So im thinking to put steal squere tubes through the wood with rod inside of tube and tight all that up, but not from edge to edge but from roughly 50mm from live edge to the end of the top.
    Will that crack, move, bend or cup, is my question

  6. Chris Davies on September 12, 2022 at 12:47 am

    I have only been a member for a little while and I echo the sentiment of the first question discussed (and Ben’s response to it). There’s really amazing content buried in that website but it isn’t easy to find. Having a search function with a more advanced algorithm would be a great way for beginners to navigate these amazing resources – especially when they’re still coming to terms with the terminology.

  7. Chopper on September 12, 2022 at 12:51 am

    "How we absorb woodworking information" ?
    The same way your mom absorbs my D*** !

  8. Mr. James on September 12, 2022 at 12:53 am

    Really appreciate the tips, thanks fellas. Must say was a little bummed the sharpening got skipped, got all excited to hear thoughts on that.

  9. Zifnab Alias on September 12, 2022 at 12:57 am

    for your 1/2 inch shank 1/2 inch top bearing router bit…… just get one with the longer shank and rub the shank as the bearing….

  10. David Garcia on September 12, 2022 at 12:57 am

    I have a question related to STL 254. If time limitations haven’t run out. It’s for Mike. He talked about setting up an L fence for doing 45 degree miters on the left side of the blade. . Is there a fine woodworking article on that. ? I can’t really get my head around it.

  11. Ken on September 12, 2022 at 1:09 am

    I’m very glad to hear Mike say that wood impulse buys are always a good idea. Just yesterday I picked up 2 sequential pieces of 8/4 walnut 18” wide by 12’ long for $6 a BF kiln dried at my local sawyer!

  12. Bob Whelk on September 12, 2022 at 1:11 am

    What a waste a time!!