STL282: This is a woodworking podcast!

STL282: This is a woodworking podcast!

Barry, Anissa, and Ben talk about tool storage, dovetail strength, 3d printers in the woodshop, and one listers outside-the-box jointer idea.

Mike’s video: Two methods for mortising

Two methods for mortising

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  1. Raymond Bunkofske on June 10, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    They make paper embedded with an anti rust chemical. You can wrap planes, irons, chisels etc and then put them in a plastic tub with desiccant and they’ll stay rust free. Mine were in a storage unit for two years and they cane out rust free.

  2. neil0502 on June 10, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    "Binary Woodworking" or "Binary Woodworker" or "The Binary Woodshop" ???

  3. Woodwork with Brad on June 10, 2023 at 12:42 pm

    Golden rod is an electric heater to keep temps above condensation…. You will have to plug it in

  4. Penchant 4 on June 10, 2023 at 12:43 pm

    Other things to consider with tools stored in Florida= salt air, hurricane related storm surge, hurricane related heavy rains. Though not mentioned (at least in the early parts of the podcast) might have been discussed off camera.

  5. James Fergusson on June 10, 2023 at 12:44 pm

    Isn’t the idea of a jointer / shaper similar to the old Belsaw multitool that I used to see advertised? It appeared to have an horizontal cylinder that you could mount jointer blades, shaper blades and saw blades interchangeably.

  6. Steve Pasinosky on June 10, 2023 at 12:45 pm

    williams & hussey molder/planer can be bought used and is much safer than any option discussed.

  7. Aaron Blohowiak on June 10, 2023 at 12:48 pm

    Sad to see Barry go. I haven’t been this sad about a podcast host leaving since Ed P. Cheers to you all. For the new blog, how about "Computer Aided Woodworking" with a crow as the mascot / logo? CAW! CAW!

  8. Joe Leonetti on June 10, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    I have a few ideas for the name.

    Woodworking 2.0

    Next Gen Woodworking

    UI Woodworking

    Level Up Woodworking

  9. Driftless Joinery on June 10, 2023 at 12:50 pm

    Proto-tips? 3D Printers and CNC are MAGICAL for woodworking.

  10. Kilted Craft Works on June 10, 2023 at 12:55 pm

    Tried to post this on the FWW website but the login appears to be having issues. PLA is a great material. It is one of the harder and stronger materials available to most folks. Two places where it really falls down is in heat and impact. It is very brittle and anything over about 40-50C is going to cause it to go soft. Use PETG if you need better temperature or impact performance. I bet a pair of PLA runners would last quite a while for you.

  11. Charlie Reina on June 10, 2023 at 12:56 pm

    Table saw cutter heads work well, but you have to graduate up to the desired depth of cut. The cutters, usually three, are inset at an angle (30 degrees). They’re good for shapes like flutes. Hi, Anissa.

  12. Darin on June 10, 2023 at 12:57 pm


  13. M H Ramsey on June 10, 2023 at 12:58 pm

    Forget Disney, take on Apple: I-Wood. Wood-I, E-Wood, Wood-E. Or Driving the Wood-E.

  14. Steve Bondy on June 10, 2023 at 12:58 pm

    Wonder if Ben will share what 3D printer he’s using?

  15. Dinkle's Woodshop on June 10, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    Good luck on the next chapter Barry! :’)

  16. Vic Tesolin Woodworks on June 10, 2023 at 1:04 pm

    Good luck on the next chapter Barry!

  17. Greg Schilling on June 10, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    I’m guessing the tenon fails because when cutting the tenon, 2/3 of the board thickness is removed. When cutting the mortise, only 1/3 of the board thickness is removed. The tenon has less material to break for the joint to fail.

  18. Kevin Vaughn on June 10, 2023 at 1:11 pm

    Some blog name ideas: ‘Circuits and Cellulose’, or ‘Not the Wood Whisperer’s Hybrid Woodworking’. Is ‘Bits and Bytes’ too on-the-nose?

  19. Cal Deobald on June 10, 2023 at 1:12 pm

    Good luck, Barry! Wish you all the best in your new Vietnam adventure. I’ll miss your humour and and the positive energy you bring the podcast. Bon voyage.

  20. Cal Deobald on June 10, 2023 at 1:13 pm

    Oh, as for a title for the new segment, how about "Wood Chips"?

  21. James Klove on June 10, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    Why are your going over the same question again

  22. Gary Popa on June 10, 2023 at 1:20 pm

    Never mentioned the name on the podcast but it is called "molding head cutter" for the tablesaw. These typically have two or three knives. Norm Abrams used them on several episodes of The New Yankee Workshop. Best wishes to Barry, English is a very tough language even to natives, will need lots of patience.

  23. Jake Baker on June 10, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    I hope this was only Barry’s last podcast as a staffer, and that he returns as a guest in the future!

  24. Patrick Niedermeyer on June 10, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    I have enjoyed Barry and realize it’s his last show, but am I the only one who thinks Anissa needed more mic time? She’s always witty and sharp!

  25. Piano Yoga Wood on June 10, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    35watt Heater rods are common in piano humidity control systems. Dampp-Chaser. If you have a rebuilding shop nearby check with them to see if they have a pile of discarded rods.

  26. Jim Gilchrist on June 10, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    I am sad to realize how young you all are. Those molding head cutters were a tually designed for use on Radial Arm Saws and yes, I still use one on my Radial Arm Saw. But I am OLD……