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Woodworker Design Jam: Woodchat Transcript April 17, 2012

On April 17 Woodchat got together for a design jam to dicuss their projects.

Woodchat Transcript April 17, 2012 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern

@uppercutwood: #Woodchat wednesday 4/17 6pm/9pm get ready for another design jam. Share your designs with the woodchat G+ page or tweet links 4 peer review

@uppercutwood: Although I’m busy shipping #win8 I’m taking a break for #woodchat wednesday 6pm/9pm http://t.co/RvI4yfOP designjam! share and give feedback!

@uppercutwood: “@woodshaver101 That didn’t share the picture. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: In about a half hour, I get to hangout with the nicest people in woodworking. We’re going to help eachother improve. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Dyami just shared his frame with us, pretty cool G&G inspired. I want to know what he used for the finish. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @uppercutwood shellac. Lots & lots of shellac. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: Be back in ten. Let’s start talking design. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DyamiPlotke wiped, brushed, sprayed? from a can or mix your own? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Tick tock, it’s woodchat o’clock #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: RT @uppercutwood: Tick tock, its woodchat oclock ….niiice #woodchat

@woodshaver101: how do i load pictures from twicpic to woodchat. #woodchat

@WoodwrkersGuide: Hey folks… #woodchat

@ragewalks: @uppercutwood what is the link for #woodchat ?

@kweinert: Evening all #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Hi all. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Good Evening folks. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @kweinert @WoodwrkersGuide @ragewalks welcome to the fun guys! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @ragewalks http://t.co/gxrfSTpX is the link to: #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ragewalks http://t.co/XjehUYxu #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Question of the day. Drive belt needs replacing on my bandsaw. Should I switch to a link belt style? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @woodshaver101 you should just be able to add the link to the image in a tweet, remember to add: #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Hey everyone, and welcome to those who are here for the first time. Reminder to regular attenders be welcoming and awesome! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @ramblinrdesigns I’ve never tried them, but I hear good things! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @uppercutwood aren’t we always [awesome]? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns if the cost isn’t too much, I’d do it. But I think it makes more of a difference on contractor table saws #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn The awesomesauce in here is yummy #woodchat

@WoodwrkersGuide: @ramblinrdesigns Good question, I tried the link belt once, didn’t like it so went back… now can’t remember why #woodchat

@uppercutwood: So, woodchat is freeform. Ask questions and seek help. Tonight’s focus is design jam. Post your project pics and get feedback #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: Turned some tops today. Was relaxing. Caught every one too. #woodchat http://t.co/6S830HiW

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 Here is one of your photos: http://t.co/HLPkJpNc #woodchat

@kweinert: Evidently I’m still gathering experience. Once again I turn a recess in the bowl bottom that fits between the chuck jaws I have. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Sorry I’m late..what’s the topic? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr very nice @woodshaver101 #woodchat

@JimAAshley: Good evening everyone. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson very cool, gifts or are these for sale? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood Tonight’s focus is a design jam. post pics and get feedback. Although there’s a question about link belts for bandsaws #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @JimAAshley hey Jim! #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Broke the bandsaw resawing oak for wainscot. Good thing I was almost done. Using ship laps and round edge “v” grooves. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Not a furniture project but a good paying one, butter presses Prototype is in center production @ sides: http://t.co/k0v5HOg6 #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood Toys for the kids. I wanted to try it out since I saw George Vondriska do it on youtube. #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @Tumblewood How goes it Vic? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @DJOfurnituremkr so are these to ‘form’ the butter brick? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I need to make 98 more. #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @MansFineFurn Hey Nick… how’s it goin? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: I ran my resaw blade until it was dull. Tried the Resaw King..it’s not sharpened correctly – drifts horribly. 3 new on the way #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @MansFineFurn Yes, they are for 1 pound bricks. #woodchat

@ragewalks: Did someone say something about design? this a leg from my current project. http://t.co/OXOjhLOd #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DJOfurnituremkr That’s a lot of presses!! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @ramblinrdesigns You know they sell oak Wainscotting? :>) #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I’m here for #woodchat!

@benjamenjohnson: @ragewalks What’s the leg for? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @Tumblewood The company wants custom cutting & serving boards as well. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ragewalks very nice. Spokeshaved? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @FlairWoodworks Aboot time! My Canadian friend! Hehe #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @ragewalks looks cool! what is it for? sketches? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ragewalks Interior panel construction? #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: Hello #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks there’s THAT guy! 🙂 #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Decided to make my own. http://t.co/B74npvG4 #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DJOfurnituremkr cool! Good mark up? I hope #woodchat

@ragewalks: End table legs. http://t.co/DxzDd96e #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DyamiPlotke Hey Hey Dyami! #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: I like #3 best. RT @benjamenjohnson: Turned some tops today. Was relaxing. Caught every one too. #woodchat http://t.co/PUHwfkSf

@ragewalks: End table legs. http://t.co/DxzDd96e #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DyamiPlotke Hey Hey Dyami! #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: I like #3 best. RT @benjamenjohnson: Turned some tops today. Was relaxing. Caught every one too. #woodchat http://t.co/PUHwfkSf

@uppercutwood: @DyamiPlotke there’s THAT other guy #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @DyamiPlotke Hey Dyami, how goes it? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @Tumblewood Yes, it’s a good job. It will finance new furniture, booth for the Fine Furnishings Show etc. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DyamiPlotke btw, I’m gonna tally everything, but looks like West vs Mid is about equal for cost. I am excited about the WIACA #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @ramblinrdesigns I’ve never seen different width planks like that. Cool. I just bought the 3″ stuff when I put it in my kitchen #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @Tumblewood I have heard one other case of a “defective” blade. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr very nice. are you finding ways to optimize production? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ragewalks cool..looks nice #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: Thanks for the greetings, my friends. Things are well here in the Penultimate Woodshop. How are you? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood I am pretty excited to go. My wife and daughter are going. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DJOfurnituremkr awesome..how goes the Japanese connection? #woodchat

@StudioInverness: RT @uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr very nice. are you finding ways to optimize production? #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @ChrisHasFlair #3 also works the best. It was the second one I made. I got too fancy with the middle one I think. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Looks good. RT @ragewalks: Did someone say something about design? this a leg from my current project. http://t.co/OdyVgzp0 #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair The rep was cool..”we’ll ship one right out with a return label” #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @benjamenjohnson The different widths have the same face exposure. They vary to accommodate the joinery. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @ragewalks Any pictures of more of the project? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @uppercutwood You bet. They are going together smooth as butter LOL. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @ChrisHasFlair Nice toy tops Chris. #woodchat


@Tumblewood: @Tumblewood Now I’ll have two Timberwolf 2/3 alternating TPI and the Resaw. I’m good to go!! #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @benjamenjohnson And the 6″ uprights give a frame and panel depth change. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DJOfurnituremkr snare drum!! #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @Tumblewood Good. More work goes there in September. Boxes & jewelry. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr but I still need to know how you use one #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @BillGriggs They’re not mine! #woodchat

@woodshaver101: http://t.co/9uJ9uOUk lets see if this picture comes thru #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DJOfurnituremkr Awesome..you’re building a good base #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: Since we’re chatting desgn, here’s my 2010 Sawdust Chronicals build challenge piece http://t.co/PozmbPb9 #woodchat

@ryanthefloyd: Hey all. This is my first #woodchat. looks like a lot of fun! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: So, does anyone have a design question they’d like input on? Last week we looked at @chrishasflair ‘s new table #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @benaminjohnson They are 1/2″ thick versus 3/8″ for the rest. The horizontal pieces are also 1/2″ thick. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 it sure did #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: I caught up with #Woodchat!

@benjamenjohnson: @ramblinrdesigns OK, I see it now, the 6″ divide the fields. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DyamiPlotke That piece is when I first knew of you. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ryanthefloyd welcome ryan! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @woodshaver101 yup, looks nice! #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @uppercutwood Here is a video I found: http://t.co/lf2N2xPR #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @uppercutwood the thrill of victory, been trying for awhile #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: What do you guys think of my latest table top I’m working on? http://t.co/LpHIfAEh #Woodchat

@woodshaver101: @MansFineFurn thanks its a slipper chest #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BillGriggs Hey, I made the tops. Way to give credit to somebody else :P) #woodchat

@ryanthefloyd: @uppercutwood Thanks for being awesomely welcoming! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 where did you get the reclaimed oak #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood You also looked at my hall table..but, not so much input. further away. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @Tumblewood It was one of the first (& only) completely original pieces to come out of the current shop #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @Tumblewood How’s the design process coming along? Any progress? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood let’s get the hall table out here again #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DJOfurnituremkr GOD!! I LOVE real butter. I grew up with cows #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr OK now I get it. it would be cool to have a design pressed into the butter. maybe YOUR logo 🙂 #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @uppercutwood out of a old warhouse.it was 24 inch tall and a football field long,used for a wall bumber #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair I love it. Like I said. I’m planning the same reverse match with my Elm planks #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Void in the middle? RT @Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair I love it. Like I said. I’m planning the same reverse match with my Elm planks #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair You need a tree to grow up through the middle. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 send the extra my way 🙂 #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood oh was this the 69 bookmatch convo? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Think so? It’s a window to the stretcher! RT @ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair You need a tree to grow up through the middle. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair No…painting the master bath #woodchat

@BillGriggs: “@benjamenjohnson DOHHHH #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Ha ha… yeah. RT @uppercutwood: @Tumblewood oh was this the 69 bookmatch convo? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @uppercutwood The client will offer designs with the custom molds. These molds are for the starter kit. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair is it going to have glass? or something in the middle? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: http://t.co/zdQz0WLq just finished this cabinet this weekend #woodchat

@BillGriggs: “@benjamenjohnson Just trying to inspire others to your level. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @ChrisHasFlair There’s a hole in the middle! #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: I think I’ll rabbet in a custom-cut piece of glass. RT @uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair is it going to have glass? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair I’m planning a gap in the middle and a frame to go away from a live edge. I’ll have to hand draw this. #woodchat

@WoodwrkersGuide: @ChrisHasFlair I like the design, especially the pod shape in the middle #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Say it isn’t so! RT @benjamenjohnson: @ChrisHasFlair There’s a hole in the middle! #woodchat

@woodcanuck: Hey #woodchat talking design tonight?

@ChrisHasFlair: Thanks. RT @WoodwrkersGuide: @ChrisHasFlair I like the design, especially the pod shape in the middle #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @woodcanuck Indeed. Welcom Ian. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: I was going to cut the outside into an eliptical shape. Any thoughts on that? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: The hall table design start for critique #woodchat http://t.co/21s1A9LG

@ChrisHasFlair: Here’s the link again if you missed it for the 69 match. http://t.co/LpHIfAEh #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair yep..I’m gonna copyright that!! #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: #woodchat hey woodchat sorry I’m late, watching the flyers get beat 9-3. Design huh!

@benjamenjohnson: @BillGriggs Level? I’m just learning to turn, I’m Subterranean, It’s lonely here in the basement. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Are the legs in line with the ends of the table? RT @Tumblewood: The hall table design #woodchat http://t.co/0jD0pznp

@blowery: Hi #woodchat. I spent the night making wooden dogs for the bench. Woo.

@Tumblewood: @woodcanuck IAN!!! How’s the bench coming? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair i’d say leave it natural #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Wheels falling off? RT @BCcraftmaster: #woodchat hey woodchat sorry I’m late, watching the flyers get beat 9-3. Design huh!

@DyamiPlotke: @Tumblewood I like it Vic. How will the legs be attached to the top? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: As in don’t cut the outside at all? That would be one BIG table! RT @uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair i’d say leave it natural #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair Very cool..there was a table shown on twitter today..didn’t send the link home. sorry. but.. bookmatch void #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @Tumblewood something funky about the aspect ratio: Maybe the top needs to be longer (relative to the legs/stance)? #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @ChrisHasFlair there’s still 20 min left #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @ChrisHasFlair Seriously, that does look pretty cool Not sure about functional though unless you put some glass or something there #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @Tumblewood If you find the link, I’d like to see it. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair I can see cutting off the branch ends. I’d leave it as rough as possible though. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair This doesn’t have legs..panel..not as wide as the top. #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: What do people use to identify “found” wood? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @tumblewood I’d have the legs be thicker at the top (easier to join to the top) and get thinner on the way down (like animal legs) #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @benjamenjohnson I think we should learn to accept praise and to give it when needed. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @benjamenjohnson There will be glass in the middle. I think I’ll cut the outside to a more regular shape. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @MansFineFurn I still have the center to draw in on Sketch Up. That will change the balance. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair And that’s only to make it easier to sit around. Although I like its current shape too. Hard to tell how big it is. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Yes. RT @ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair I can see cutting off the branch ends. I’d leave it as rough as possible though. #woodchat

@WoodwrkersGuide: @DavidJUlschmid Urban Pau lei #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair I’ll try after woodchat to go back and find it #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @ramblinrdesigns But when I cut off the branch ends, I’d have square edges and live edges. I don’t like the mix, in this case… #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @ramblinrdesigns …so I’d probably cut the entire outside edges and leave the inside edges live. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood I like the idea of encapsulating the raw essence inside of a more refined space #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BillGriggs Praise…I can give it but I have a hard time taking it…kinda like criticism #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair you mean a custom piece of glass just in the middle “hole” right? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @ramblinrdesigns The slabs are 8-feet long. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DavidJUlschmid I’ve gone to the dnr,to get a list of local tree species and start from there #woodchat

@kweinert: @DavidJUlschmid This site has a lot of pictures and descriptions: http://t.co/XOIdqqdG #woodchat

@blowery: @DavidJUlschmid understanding wood by hoadley has a pretty good walk through. Usually color, pore structure, grain, and context. #woodchat

@JimAAshley: I’ll throw this one out… thinking of trying wedged mortise/tenon. Are there any species that you need to watch for splitting? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair i think cut off branches could look cool if polished up nice #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair That’s what is driving the design I’m developing for my Elm slabs #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @MansFineFurn Yeah, I don’t think i want any funny green stuff coming through the middle. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Yes. RT @uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair you mean a custom piece of glass just in the middle “hole” right? #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: #woodchat I got the butcher block top joined to the base yesterday. Just need to draw bore the mortise and tennons http://t.co/f8s0irVM

@DavidJUlschmid: @uppercutwood I often find good short log segments and resaw them. But when people ask what kinda wood it is, I can’t tell them #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair What about adding a darker contrasting wood as a thin border around the newly cut exterior? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Do you mean cut off so they are “flush”, then polished? RT @uppercutwood: cut off branches could look cool if polished up nice #woodchat

@woodshaver101: “@ChrisHasFlair i would remove the bark then carve some details like scaling on the edge #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @uppercutwood If you just have a short piece of log. No leaves, just bark, how do u ID the species? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Hmm. I dunno. Not a trim fan. RT @ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair What about adding a darker contrasting wood as a thin border #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @ramblinrdesigns To me, trim is what you add to plywood and veneered goods. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @blowery I’ll have to check that book out. I mistook select pine for oak once. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair yes. shows more of the natural side of the wood. bark and rings on edge, grain on top. hot #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: “Not a bad idea! RT @woodshaver101: @ChrisHasFlair i would remove the bark then carve some details like scaling on the edge #woodchat”

@DavidJUlschmid: @blowery Thanks, Ben. I’ll look it up. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @blowery Hello, Ben. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @woodshaver101 @ChrisHasFlair I like that idea. Just something to replace the lost bark so it is not smooth. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DavidJUlschmid your hardwood supplier might help you identify stuff, or we can help too with good pics. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: How would you guys join the two together? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: I have 2 of the middle slabs. Not full live edge #woodchat http://t.co/mqGesztN

@ChrisHasFlair: @ramblinrdesigns @woodshaver101 I could also glue on some bark from elsewhere. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood those are very nice #woodchat


@woodshaver101: @ChrisHasFlair a flouting tennon would work well #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @woodshaver101 Great idea! Find those with the knowledge and they are usually happy to share. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @BCcraftmaster The bench looks good! Any concerns about the top breaking if you pound on it? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair That’s an interesting idea. If you can keep it stable enough. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DyamiPlotke The inner cabinet will hang from the top and intersect the panels. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: RT @ChrisHasFlair: I could also glue on some bark from elsewhere. That just sounds wrong. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: That was my first idea. RT @woodshaver101: @ChrisHasFlair a flouting tennon would work well #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair I almost like the idea of rusted iron joining the slabs. It’s ‘natural’ too – organic at least. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Why? RT @benjamenjohnson: RT @ChrisHasFlair: I could also glue on some bark from elsewhere. That just sounds wrong. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Hmm. RT @uppercutwood: I almost like the idea of rusted iron joining the slabs. It’s ‘natural’ too – organic at least. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: That’s #woodchat! RT @DavidJUlschmid: @woodshaver101 Great idea! Find those with the knowledge and they are usually happy to share.

@benjamenjohnson: @BCcraftmaster That top looks good. Was it harder to flatten with the endgrain? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: What is the blue tape for? RT @Tumblewood: I have 2 of the middle slabs. Not full live edge #woodchat http://t.co/XPeiJ8lR

@BCcraftmaster: @ChrisHasFlair #woodchat I was thinking I would add upper stretchers, but if it’s gonna break, its gonna break. I spend a lil cash/redo top

@woodshaver101: @DavidJUlschmid i have a friend with 40 acres of woods and the dnr help id some woods,we found some cool wood. #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @MansFineFurn I don’t have any pics. Maybe Ill have done for the next #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair I need to know the design direction. refined and polished modern slab, or more natural (but not rustic) #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @uppercutwood I think it’ll be more refined. Refined but rustic 🙂 #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: off topic: Inerested in the neurobiology and sociology of creativity, read Jonah Lehrer’s “Imagine: how creativity works” #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @uppercutwood Did you see the stretcher? #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @ChrisHasFlair I don’t know. when I see bark on a piece I just assumed it grew there, now you’ve got me second guessing that. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair just playing with size #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: off topic: Inerested in the neurobiology and sociology of creativity, read Jonah Lehrer’s “Imagine: how creativity works” #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @benjamenjohnson #woodchat high Angeles (55degrees) on my plane blades and a little sweat

@MansFineFurn: @DavidJUlschmid @uppercutwood sometimes smell, sometimes grain type, appearance color, etc. got pics? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @benjamenjohnson Nothing is as it appears 😉 #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: RT @MansFineFurn: @ChrisHasFlair what, you didn’t like the three options I gave you ?!? 😉 #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair i don’t think I did #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair I like a combination of rustic and refined. contemporary. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair Good read. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Here’s the stretcher for those who haven’t been following along #flairww #woodchat http://t.co/DxN8D0ap

@ChrisHasFlair: Me too. It’s fun to build too. RT @Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair I like a combination of rustic and refined. contemporary. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair like a refinished old door on a nice house? but not cowboy right? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @ChrisHasFlair dovetailed spline in contrasting wood, Domino (XXXXXL) or …now I’ve forgotten the last one… #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: RT @ChrisHasFlair: Here’s the stretcher for those who haven’t been following along #flairww #woodchat http://t.co/DxN8D0ap @uppercutwood

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair link no work #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @MansFineFurn Well, the XXXXXL is suitable for the 69 match, but not available for another century. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @ChrisHasFlair Access denied for me on the link #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair Uh oh. Access denied to the link. Did I say something wrong? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @ChrisHasFlair yeah, and it’ll cost ya #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @MansFineFurn I’m wondering if a dovetailed spline would be too much of a distraction. #woodchat

@JimAAshley: be back in a few min folks #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Had to step out. A friend posted a photo of my first car and I got excited, memories: http://t.co/xfmKCAuZ #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @benjamenjohnson Chris!! Get your shit together dude!! #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @ramblinrdesigns Let me try another link… #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair I’m kinda thinking like “we got this old door off a church in italy, cleaned it up and here’s our table” #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @ChrisHasFlair what about floating it on dovetailed ways, pegged from below to prevent sliding off #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DJOfurnituremkr That’s not a GTO is it? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr that old detroit monster moved I bet! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: 15 minutes to go in woodchat. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @MansFineFurn The design I’m working on is a conversion dining/coffee table #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @ChrisHasFlair doubt it, you’d only see it from the end (I’m not talking about a butterfly on the surface) #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr I bet you wish u still had it #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: El stretcher, working! @benjamenjohnson @uppercutwood @ramblinrdesigns #woodchat http://t.co/ypS914hD

@Tumblewood: @Tumblewood I should say for the Elm slabs #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair that’s hot, leave the voids or fill them? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Oh! That changes everything! RT @MansFineFurn: you’d only see it from the end (I’m not talking about a butterfly on the surface) #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @Tumblewood 1970 Dodge Charger 🙂 #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair see..I picture a contrasting wood on the edges of that stretcher..don’t know why..just do #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: They’re huge. They’ll be unfilled. RT @uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair that’s hot, leave the voids or fill them? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 Sure do, that thing was a neck snapper. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair This is going to be one massively heavy table. Hope you have help moving it. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @ChrisHasFlair Where do you find these pieces? OK better question where do you find them for a reasonable price? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Bottom edge is live. RT @Tumblewood: see..I picture a contrasting wood on the edges of that stretcher..don’t know why..just do #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @benjamenjohnson Go find a local sawyer and make friends with ’em! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DJOfurnituremkr oh..see, I’ve never been good with cars..I like to drive, but prefer comfort in the US, since no Autobahn #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Yeah… so true. RT @ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair This is going to be one massively heavy table. Hope you have help moving it. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @ramblinrdesigns I can barely move one slab!!! #woodchat

@BillGriggs: I designed a prop for a play. Street lamps for Oliver Twist. I built it today. http://t.co/WFCaPjM2 #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr I had a 1967 dodge charger,sure wish I could of kept it #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair With that great stretcher underneath I’m all for glass in the center so you can see the stretcher from above. Nice. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair OK..contrast wood on the top of stretcher..tie in with the top. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: RT @ramblinrdesigns: With that great stretcher underneath I’m all for glass in the center so you can see the stretcher from above. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Cool idea. Tie it in with what? RT @Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair OK..contrast wood on the top of stretcher..tie in with the top. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns i agree. show that off. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @Tumblewood I could use the same wood on top of the stretcher and for the butterflies that join the top… #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair make that stretcher low so it isn’t in the shadows #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair a finished edge treatment on the top #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Hmmm. RT @Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair a finished edge treatment on the top #woodchat

@kelvinringold: RT @BillGriggs: I designed a prop for a play. Street lamps for Oliver Twist. I built it today. http://t.co/WFCaPjM2 #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair That would help tie it in. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Good point. I still need some suitable legs. RT @uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair make that stretcher low so it isn’t in the shadows #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair Could the stretcher be cut to reach up into the center of the table and still support the rest? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: pizza is done goodnight all #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @BillGriggs Very cool, Bill. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair I really like mixing rustic and contemporary. Not a fan of full on live edge, but like to incorporate it #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: As in thru? RT @ramblinrdesigns: Could the stretcher be cut to reach up into the center of the table and still support the rest? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 night! thanks for coming by #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Keep it subtle? A detail to discover? RT @Tumblewood: Not a fan of full on live edge, but like to incorporate it #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood i agree. now cowboy rustic, more like a refined restored antique church door #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair I think that would be too busy #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @ramblinrdesigns I don’t think I can get the stretcher to poke through, but it can peak above the bottom of the top. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BillGriggs Going to cut it on one of your CNC machines? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood sort of, yes #woodchat

@uppercutwood: RT @uppercutwood: @Tumblewood i agree. NOT cowboy rustic, more like a refined restored antique church door #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Back to the table top… would you leave the ends straight, or round them? #woodchat #flairww

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair Yeah, just a thought. Could help fill the gap and tie the three pieces together visually and structurally. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair for that configuration..rounded #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair That could be interesting. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair follow the grain #woodchat

@kring_l: Sorry I missed #woodchat had dance lessons for my impending doo I mean wedding

@ChrisHasFlair: This table has a visually dominant top, a visually strong stretcher… what do I do for legs? Simple & clean? Live edge? Crotch? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @ChrisHasFlair simple clean for sure. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @kring_l hehe #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @benjamenjohnson Yes I cut it with my CNC outer last night and delivered it today. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @ramblinrdesigns However, the feature of the stretcher is the sides, not the top. So it should be low as @uppercutwood said. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: That’s my inclination too. RT @MansFineFurn: @ChrisHasFlair simple clean for sure. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair Maybe something out of metal so it doesn’t compete with the wood. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Now you’re talking! RT @ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair Maybe something out of metal so it doesn’t compete with the wood. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair I’d go for two species. one the top and stretcher,…one the legs, incorporate into the top and stretchers #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair If the stretcher is low, I see legs that match the stretch, coming out at very low angles. like trestle. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @ramblinrdesigns Or maybe black paint? 😉 #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: RT @ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair Maybe something out of metal so it doesn’t compete with the wood. #woodchat <- Not a bad idea!

@ChrisHasFlair: RT @Tumblewood: I’d go for two species. one the top and stretcher,…one the legs, incorporate into the top and stretchers #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @Tumblewood Good idea. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair stretcher connected to top with simple and clean subdued non visually dominating #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: I don’t follow. RT @uppercutwood: If the stretcher is low, I see legs that match, coming out at very low angles. like trestle. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair i should sketch something #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair That would be easier to work with and probably achieve the same look. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: “@benjamenjohnson I make lots of Stage props with CNC. I have the local schools spoiled. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Please and thank you! RT @uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair i should sketch something #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair That gives you three elements..more that that gets too busy #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Exactly! Rule of 3! RT @Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair That gives you three elements..more that that gets too busy #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair This should be a dining table..or like I’m doing a conversion table. #woodchat

@JimAAshley: Gotta run folks, everyone have a great night! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BillGriggs That’s cool. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BillGriggs That’s cool. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: I have a wicked lazy-S shaped slab! RT @Tumblewood: This should be a dining table..or like I’m doing a conversion table. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: “Me too..running off to hang with my bud. Good discussion again!

@’ #woodchat”

@benjamenjohnson: Hmmm…. tweetchat is giving me trouble. Oh, well time to catch my son and put him to bed. Great chatting. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @ramblinrdesigns I’ll be tweeting my progress with #flairww and updating my blog. http://t.co/p9PSrtiO #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair i just tweeted you my crappy quick sketch #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: goodnight, my friends. #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @Tumblewood have a good one Vic! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair Also, Chris..let’s talk about WIA West. I need to make flight plans. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @chrishasflair http://t.co/gFh40pnS #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @JimAAshley Thanks Jim..you too! #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @uppercutwood Hmm. I think the uprights need to be wider… more substantial. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Lively as ever. Thanks all. See you next week. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood @chrishasflair I’ll buy buckets of beer again #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Bye to all the #woodchat crew who’s leaving.

@ramblinrdesigns: “@ChrisHasFlair Thanks. I’ll try to follow along. Sounds challenging. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair yeah, that’s a quick crappy sketch. illustrating my overall idea. low stretcher, trestle legs, subdued uprights. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood I’ll pass..they were Buds!! I think..I’m a beer snob #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @uppercutwood You gave me a great idea. I’ll carve the legs into trianglular pieces morphing into the stretcher. Think Maloof. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Good night #Woodchat. Gotta get a good nights sleep before #140cuse. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood I’ll buy you good ones pickyVic! #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @uppercutwood I’m envisioning more pronounced uprights, but not visually competitive. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Wahoo! RT @uppercutwood: @Tumblewood @chrishasflair I’ll buy buckets of beer again #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Chris..we should talk about your design, too. I think you have a great start. As always. Love that you improvise. I can’t yet. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair sounds good to me. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @Tumblewood Sure, Vic. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood Then I’m in #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair I may holler at you after Sylvia crashes. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: the chat is officially over, but keep going anytime 24/7 if you want #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @MansFineFurn Think I can gradually fade from ebonized to un-coloured maple? I want to try! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair perhaps with dye shading? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Perhaps… RT @uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair perhaps with dye shading? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: You guys are getting me excited! #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Great #woodchat, guys. I’m off to watch the #Canucks game now…

@BobbyHagstrom: @ChrisHasFlair What the puck is a canuck? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Adios everyone – see you next week. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: You’re not cheering for the opposition, are you? RT @BobbyHagstrom: @ChrisHasFlair What the puck is a canuck? #woodchat

Woodworkers Discuss Woodworker’s Safety Week: Woodchat Transcript May 2, 2012

On May 2 Woodchat got together to discuss Woodworker’s Safety Week.

Woodchat Transcript May 2, 2012 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern

@McPhersonDoug: @FlairWoodworks Really enjoying following ur VERY cool table build. Thanks for tweeting your progress. Great stuff. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Thanks for the feedback! RT @McPhersonDoug: Really enjoying following ur VERY cool table build. Thanks for tweeting your progress. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: What is tonight’s topic? Joinery, solid wood construction, styles, exhibiting at shows, tools hand vs power, cont…. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Do you really need a table saw, jointer, planer? Roll out the ideas. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @DJOfurnituremkr I’ll likely miss the discussion, but I say you should have all 3. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: #woodchat Wednesday today 6pm/9pm topic is Woodworker’s Safety Week http://t.co/8lWjjAPi join in at http://t.co/RvI4yfOP

@MWA_National: RT @uppercutwood: #woodchat Wednesday today 6pm/9pm topic is Woodworker’s Safety Week http://t.co/8lWjjAPi join in at http://t.co/RvI4yfOP

@MansFineFurn: RT @uppercutwood: #woodchat Wednesday today 6pm/9pm topic is Woodworker’s Safety Week http://t.co/8lWjjAPi join in at http://t.co/RvI4yfOP

@FlairWoodworks: I’m back in the shop and I’ll set up to rout the first tenon. #Woodchat starts in 20 minutes. #flairww

@uppercutwood: 10 minutes to #woodchat Wednesday today 6pm/9pm topic is Woodworker’s Safety Week http://t.co/8lWjjAPi join in at http://t.co/RvI4yfOP

@FlairWoodworks: Time for #woodchat. Feel free to join in on Twitter! I’ll resume the project in one hour. #flairww

@FlairWoodworks: Good evening, #Woodchat!

@uppercutwood: Good evening everyone – welcome to woodchat! Tonight’s topic is Woodworker’s Safety Week #woodchat

@McPhersonDoug: Hello all #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Good evening. #woodchat

@kweinert: Evening all #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Has everybody had a safe week in the shop? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: good evening #woodchat

@kweinert: Looking for suggestions. I have old delta table saw, stamped throat plate, no riving/guard. Suggest replaceable throat plate? #woodchat

@McPhersonDoug: In-laws visiting and kids baseball equals safety from no shop time #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FlairWoodworks One Two Three…. Nine, Ten. Whew… all there. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @kweinert Sure, but a riving knife or splitter is more important, in my opinion. #woodchat

@kweinert: like to make zero clearance, use aftermarket riving things that I can’t recall name of right now. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @kweinert Microjig and Biesemeyer make an aftermarket splitter. There’s also the Bolt-On Riving Knife (BORK). #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @kweinert make your own and add a drill bit behind the kirf and there u have a spliter #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: Evening all! #woodchat #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I’d like to find a great pair of safety glasses, they are all so cheap and crappy. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I have a nice aftermarket splitter with anti-kickback pawls for my PM 66. it snaps on and off, but doesn’t lower with blade #woodchat

@uppercutwood: So someday I will be upgrading to a safer saw – perhaps sawstop #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood The eye protection I wear is actually a pair of chemical splash goggles. Comfortable, protects against ricochets. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: It is compatible with my factory inserts and zero clearance inserts #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks are they good enough for impact resistance? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @uppercutwood fast cap makes some decent safty glass’s i use the ones with the bifocal lens,not to bad. #woodchat

@kweinert: @FlairWoodworks clearly so – but plate is stamped steel, rubber washers under, screws in. that’s why different plate. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood Absolutely. Rated for it too. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: Speaking of riving knives, I just finished writing this post http://t.co/y4DdjIvU #SafetyWeek #woodchat

@kweinert: The MJ splitter is what I was thinking of. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @uppercutwood I don’t use a table saw. I use a track saw. Better safety record. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks are they foggy, or even froggy? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @kweinert I had a MJ splitter for my last saw. I wasn’t entirely happy with it. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Question: does anyone not know what safety week is? #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @uppercutwood always check for z87 rating… should be on the lens or the inside of the frame. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood When wearing a poorly-fitted respirator, they can fog up. Otherwise, they’re fine. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: i’ve been running my saw with out a guard for 30 years,without incident,been bit by my shaper once. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson nice work! does it raise and lower? you might want to taper the front edge. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood These are what I wear: http://t.co/xLwJ0SvI #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @malphrusoxide Good info. Thanks! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Great eyeprotection tip RT @malphrusoxide: always check for z87 rating… should be on the lens or the inside of the frame. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Does anyone have a recommendation for a good dust mask or respirator? #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @uppercutwood more info on z87 ansi standards if you are the technical reading type: http://t.co/C9X5zB14 #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Hey everyone! #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @CoolToolShed evening. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @RichtheCarpnter Hi Rich. It’s Safety Week! #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @BillGriggs 3m are the best,i use the ones with the valve,and am happy #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood Yes, it raises and lowers with the blade. I slightly rounded the front edge, but I’ll keep that in mind #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson ok, i wanna know what that’s mounted on in your saw 😉 #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: I prefer the 3M double strap dust masks and 3M respirator for when I’m spraying lacquer #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BillGriggs I use the Resp-O-Rater Jr. http://t.co/wITe2SOF #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson I’ve had some rare occasions where the wood almost catches the front edge. and the edge already tapers. #woodchat

@KALAstudios: what’s up all- go to be here even if it’s a little bit late #woodchat


@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood Best way to show is a picture BRB #woodchat

@woodshaver101: i think proper training on the different machines is the best ,way to avoid getting hurt,know the proper way to do things #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @woodshaver101 Absolutely. But how do you get proper training? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks For me it started in middle school and high school. Sadly these courses are few now. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Who here has received some sort of formal woodworking training? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks tech school, i learned on the job as an apprentice. #woodchat

@KALAstudios: I think shop saftey starts in your head- know what you are going to do- know the limitations on the tool and respect it’s power #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @KALAstudios But knowing the limitations of the tool means that you need to understand what it does and how it works. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood downloading picture, I said Trunnion in my post, I need to change that #woodchat

@uppercutwood: #woodchat My gift to you for Safety Week is my recreated Taunton Press Safety rules http://t.co/HCoatgBD true to original

@RichtheCarpnter: I keep spare sets of old safety glasses in the work van in case we forget our own. It’s better to have an old pair than none. #woodchat

@KALAstudios: @FlairWoodworks I had years with my Dad, but then attended the Australian School of Fine Furniture. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @KALAstudios And you have to learn that somehow. Without someone to guide you, it’s chicken and egg. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @KALAstudios i agree,and when your tired its time to shut the shop down #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks thats what the owners manusl is for. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Ha! Are you kidding? RT @woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks thats what the owners manusl is for. #woodchat

@KALAstudios: @FlairWoodworks true- if you don’t know the tool then you have no business using it- Learn about it before you use it #woodchat

@uppercutwood: MT @KALAstudios: I think shop safety starts in ur head-know what u r going 2 do know the limitations of tool and respect its power #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @FlairWoodworks I learned from others on the job but I wouldn’t consider it “formal” training. #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @KALAstudios @FlairWoodworks i agree with the ideal, but that is far from what happens in reality. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood here’s how it’s mounted. #woodchat http://t.co/R3dwYWNF

@uppercutwood: A shoutout to @Woodwhisperer who started Safety Week 4 or 5 years ago. He wanted to be here but is handling attacks on his site. #woodchat

@KALAstudios: @woodshaver101 I agree-tonight I had tons I wanted to get down-but we just welcomed our 3rd son into the world last week- NO SLEEP #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @benjamenjohnson Looks good. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Very cool RT @benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood here’s how its mounted. #woodchat http://t.co/2YLu2aOk #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: I learned a lot of lessons on my own (aka the hard way) but am still lucky to have all 10 fingers! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood Another angle… I’ll have to add these to my post. #woodchat http://t.co/fAUsONSQ

@uppercutwood: @RichtheCarpnter I’ve thought of keeping a pair at each tool #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood Why not just wear ’em on your head? @RichtheCarpnter #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @KALAstudios Congrats Kaleo! What did you name him? So happy for your family. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: i also learned alot from watching video’s the one’s finewoodworking put out’ #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks habits, I guess. I take them off and set them down. I should just push them up on my head, or get a croakie #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I think another key thing for safety is to use the right tool & technique for the job. Also keep all you cutting edges sharp. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @KALAstudios Congratulations on the birth of your son. #woodchat

@KALAstudios: @uppercutwood We named him Ransom Kala- we call him Ran for short #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I’ve had 2 safety incidents with no injury. Power jointer kickback when it hit a knot & table saw kickback cutting draw bottoms. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr That should go without saying, but deserves to be said anyways. #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @DJOfurnituremkr yeah, sharp knives/blades + proper adjustment go a long, long way. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: I find newbies make a lot of simple hand tool mistakes that lead to injuries i.e. utility knife, starting screws with a drill etc #woodchat

@KALAstudios: @DJOfurnituremkr Totally agree- the right tool for the job is important. I will actually buy a tool to make sure it’s done safe #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I most often hurt myself by setting something heavy down without taking my fingers out first. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: MT @DJOfurnituremkr: Use the right tool & technique for the job and keep all your cutting edges sharp. #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: @BillGriggs just watched a YouTube video in the Track Saw. Pretty interesting! Seems like a huge time saver! #woodchat

@woodshaver101: its also good practice to keep the machines tuned and square. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @woodshaver101 Yes! Machinery maintenance. Just like your car, tools need attention. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Ditto! RT I most often hurt myself by setting something heavy down without taking my fingers out first. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks I tend to lift things that I should get help with. Like my entire cast iron tablesaw top with iron wings attached. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @CoolToolShed Track saws are gaining a lot of popularity. @BillGriggs #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @CoolToolShed I really like my track saw. It is great for sheet goods and good for hardwoods. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks mine are like violins #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Here’s my tip: don’t assume your tools are set right. I once set a jointer for heavy cut and forgot next time. Always check. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I’m also against loud music in the shop or on the job site. Low to moderate volume only. To easy to lose focus otherwise. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood Matt, you’re a beast. (Yeah, I probably push my limits too.) #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Loose clothes can cause trouble – no hoodie strings allowed!! #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @woodshaver101 most evident? when TS blade isn’t square to miter slot or TS fence square isn’t square to blade… #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Not as good for hardwood? RT @BillGriggs: I really like my track saw. It is great for sheet goods and good for hardwoods. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FlairWoodworks Yeah. There are tracksaws available from most major tool makers now. Hint: They are all good. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr I’m the opposite. I focus better with music. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @RichtheCarpnter Rich. I have to watch that one. I never remember it. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr Agreed. Not too loud but I got to have music on. Keeps my energy up and helps me flow. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Should we all wear spandex? RT @RichtheCarpnter: Loose clothes can cause trouble – no hoodie strings allowed!! #woodchat

@KALAstudios: @FlairWoodworks yeah I found that out tonight using my T55 on a 8/4 maple slab. Burn baby Burn… Still a great saw though #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: @BillGriggs @FlairWoodworks with limited space in my shop this may be a good purchase! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: A good circ saw, with good blade, and a good shop made edge guide is darn near as good as a tracksaw for much cheaper. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @RichtheCarpnter I agree rich,even long sleeves. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FlairWoodworks No it is good for hardwood. I just hate arguing about the fact that the joints look good w/o a jointer. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @DJOfurnituremkr I listen on headphones and turn them off when I’m using power tools …and putt on muffs if necessary #woodchat

@KALAstudios: @FlairWoodworks you can wear spandex- just don’t send us any pics #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: But not all equal. RT @BillGriggs: Yeah. There are tracksaws available from most major tool makers now. Hint: They are all good. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @KALAstudios Love that name – Ransom. #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @FlairWoodworks @RichtheCarpnter wait…does nobody else wear spandex in the shop? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @KALAstudios Ooh. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: when i run my tools I listen to the cut,it will tell you if your off. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: On loose clothing, did anybody see Matthias (woodgears.ca) try and get a shirt caught in his table saw? He couldn’t. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @malphrusoxide I wear my shirts, cargo shorts, that’s it. no long sleeves, no collar, no apron. good shoes (brooks glycerin) #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @BillGriggs I’ve found that it depends on the type of cut. I’ve used the TS-75. #woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom: It’s just too easy to keep using a dulled sawblade. Having a spare waiting allows for an immediate solution. #woodchat


@benjamenjohnson: Good point! RT @woodshaver101: when i run my tools I listen to the cut,it will tell you if your off. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Very cool. RT @uppercutwood: @KALAstudios Love that name – Ransom. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @benjamenjohnson I actually prefer headphones too but the cords are always F’n me up and become a distraction #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Please don’t answer that. RT @malphrusoxide: @FlairWoodworks @RichtheCarpnter wait…does nobody else wear spandex in the shop? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @BobbyHagstrom One in the saw, one in the sharpening shop is a good idea. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @RichtheCarpnter I use bluetooth headphones, some of the best $30 I ever spent. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Yes! Know when something sounds wrong. RT @woodshaver101: when i run my tools I listen to the cut,it will tell you if your off. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson Ears are a great safety device. Saved me with my PC690. I forgot about that. It almost took my balls (& femoral) #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Sam Maloof was ready to go out to dinner and was wearing a loose shirt. It got caught in a machine and ripped off his back. #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @BobbyHagstrom yep, and have a good relationship with your local sharpening guy. get your knives/blades back faster… #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: To this day, the shirt hangs from a column in his shop as a reminder. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Hahaha – um.. spandex would definitely cause static electricity and would definitely be unsafe! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I threw that router away and bought the Bosch – it had great safety upgrades: switch on handle, slow spin up, vac attachment #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BobbyHagstrom It’s always nice to have a spare sharp blade anyway! Just in case you do something stupid like bang the blade #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood Not that I know of. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: True? RT @RichtheCarpnter: Hahaha – um.. spandex would definitely cause static electricity and would definitely be unsafe! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I’m interested too. RT @RichtheCarpnter: @benjamenjohnson I’ll have to check them out. What brand? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I could hear the router sounding “wrong” so I turned it off. The huge straight cutting bit was about to make me a eunuch #woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom: @benjamenjohnson I bought a Forrest blade now and I have a Freud as a backup while it gets sharpened. Haven’t damaged it yet… #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur: hi fellas! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Any topics you’d like covered by bloggers during safety week? #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FlairWoodworks Speaking of static electricity. Do you ground your dust collection system? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @pickettfurnitur Welcome! we’re talking shop safety. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: I also always wear safety glasses when mixing finish and cleaning the spray guns. A little lacquer in the eye can really burn! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @BillGriggs No. lots of debate but not necessary. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @RichtheCarpnter http://t.co/amKGFpzz (Motorola S305) OK I maybe I paid $40. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood The merits of spandex as a standard workshop aparell? Maybe a good one for @WoodWhisperer. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @RichtheCarpnter I make sure the ventilation is crazy when I spray, & turn the furnace off so it doesn’t pull fumes into the house #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @BillGriggs Only what is grounded through though metal blast gates and wire in the hose. I have not taken extra steps. #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur: oh boy! i once received 9 stitches on my thumb when i was an apprentice. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @uppercutwood Yeah an off balance machine or broken cutter sounds weird and is a dead giveaway of a problem #woodchat

@KALAstudios: @pickettfurnitur what’s going in Red Hook tonight #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @pickettfurnitur details? #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BobbyHagstrom Is the Forrest as as good as it’s price? I’ve had some pretty good luck with my Freud blades? #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur: buying a new vehicle tomorrow @KALAstudios my van died yesterday #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Sense of smell is a good safety device too. Finish fumes, burning wood, electrical problems… #woodchat

@KALAstudios: @pickettfurnitur Yeah I took a chisel right across my pointer finger- 8 stitches #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @uppercutwood Good idea! #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur: @uppercutwood i had my left hand beyond the table saw blade, a board kicked back and brought ny hand with it #woodchat

@woodshaver101: any one been hurt in the shop,i sliced a finger on a shaper once,got in a hurry. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: My most frequent source of cuts is the edge of a piece of lumber, especially one just planed. #woodchat

@KALAstudios: @pickettfurnitur Aw man that sucks- I bought a van last year- almost right after visiting you and seeing how good it would be. #woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom: @benjamenjohnson I do like both, but I gotta admit that the glass-like surface I get with the Forrest on crosscuts is awesome. #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur: @uppercutwood total rookie mistake. luckily blade height happened to be set really low. could have been a lot worse #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @pickettfurnitur youch! how do you prevent it now? what has changed about your technique? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @BobbyHagstrom I have a Freud crosscut blade that does an awesome job. @benjamenjohnson #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I like my Freud dedicated rip and dedicated crosscut. Now I just need two saws! #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur: @KALAstudios thinking about a pick up truck with backseat (for the kid) this time around. and scheduling big stuff to be delivered #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood A table saw with a table saw in the wing is a pretty sweet setup. Think about it! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @woodshaver101 1/4″ straight bit, not for faint of heart http://t.co/oF9p4nuR #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur: @uppercutwood well I don’t put hand there anymore. and use magnetic guides to keep wood pressed against fence above blade #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @pickettfurnitur I have the 4 door chevy, I like it but the bed is short and I want a tonneau cover or cab for locking stuff up. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @benjamenjohnson ouch! u only do that once #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson OW! #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @FlairWoodworks @uppercutwood yeah…could get a third for dedicated dado while you’re at it. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: Me too! RT @uppercutwood: I like my Freud dedicated rip and dedicated crosscut. Now I just need two saws! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood I have a B2200 and took out the passenger seat for lockable, dry storage. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Another issue for me is keeping the floor clear of small scraps which can slide out or trip you up as you move around the shop #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @RichtheCarpnter It’s all the small, non-exciting things that we’re guilty of, right? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @RichtheCarpnter and cords, and hoses, and dust, and rags, and pencils, and kids, and barbie jeep, and dog… 🙂 #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood Has anybody had a shop pet cause an accident? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: featherboards not only improve safety but cut quality and consistency #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @RichtheCarpnter i was taught early that a clean shop is a safe shop #woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom: I use the magswitch featherboards whenever I can to keep kickback at bay. I like the Grr-ripper puch block too. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood @woodshaver101 I was lucky, it was a small bit. ripped the piece right out from under my hand Now I use a push block #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur: @Flairwoodworks we laid down grip tape (for skateboards) all around our machines where our foot placement is for better stability #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks besides crapping in the shop? no. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @BobbyHagstrom One downside of a sliding table saw is the non-magnetic sliding table with over-sized T-slots. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: Gotta go help with bedtime. Stay safe! #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: thanks to all the #woodchat fellas. good first time participating…getting some grub now. same time next week?

@RichtheCarpnter: @FlairWoodworks @uppercutwood My pet had an accident.

@Does that count? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Yup! RT @malphrusoxide: thanks to all the #woodchat fellas. good first time participating…getting some grub now. same time next week?

@FlairWoodworks: Nope! RT @RichtheCarpnter: @FlairWoodworks @uppercutwood My pet had an accident. Does that count? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson Goodnight, thanks for stopping by and sharing your safety stories. Great riving knife! #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Agreed! RT @uppercutwood featherboards not only improve safety but cut quality and consistency #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @malphrusoxide Same time next week Wednesday 6pm/9m http://t.co/XjehUYxu #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @malphrusoxide thanks for your input see you next week #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: If you don’t know, I’m doing a live build on twitter with hashtag #flairww. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: A little wood gloat. Walnut top for Asian inspired cabinet: http://t.co/k4M5EsJt #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @benjamenjohnson Later Ben! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I saw that! Very nice. RT @DJOfurnituremkr: A little wood gloat. Walnut top for Asian inspired cabinet: http://t.co/YuAw8J6T #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr Little gloat, big slabs. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr Whoa! nice! #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr rub it in dale #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @FlairWoodworks Just saw that tonight. Will keep checking in! Have a good night ! #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 You should sere the really big one they still have 🙂 #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Ok, #woodchat crew. I need to go rout some tenons with my inverted router table. #flairww

@FlairWoodworks: How heavy? RT @DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 You should sere the really big one they still have 🙂 #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks adios Chris! thanks for your help with woodchat #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr were kmh #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @DJOfurnituremkr #woodchat

@That’s a nice crotch you have there Dale. :/

@BillGriggs: I really look forward to #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Groan. RT @RichtheCarpnter: @DJOfurnituremkr #woodchat That’s a nice crotch you have there Dale. :/

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks I’d say this one is about 125 lb’s They one they still have must be an easy 250 lb’s #woodchat

@Black_SheepWW: Hello everyone, just got home from work. #Woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: You’re welcome, Matt. Always fun and educational. RT @uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks adios Chris! thanks for your help with #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur: looks like a caught the tail end of this chat (which is better than most weeks). see you guys around the interwebs! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @Black_SheepWW Baaaa! #Woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 Yes. I was just there again today. It’s massive and 3″ thick. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @BillGriggs thanks Bill! #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr u should have stopped by #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr that’s what she said #woodchat

@Black_SheepWW: @FlairWoodworks hey, chris #woodchat

@woodshaver101: good night all see ya next week #woodchat

@Black_SheepWW: @uppercutwood @DJOfurnituremkr now we’re in the adult swim hour. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Goodnight everyone, see you next week Wednesday 6pm/9pm http://t.co/XjehUYxu #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Great chatting with you guys. Glad to see we all have humor AND woodworking in common. Till next week! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Remember: speedos won’t get caught in machinery. RT @Black_SheepWW: @uppercutwood @DJOfurnituremkr now we’re in adult swim hour. #woodchat

@spacialadapt: LOVE “@DJOfurnituremkr: A little wood gloat. Walnut top for Asian inspired cabinet: http://t.co/ucbjARP5 #woodchat”

@RichtheCarpnter: <—–BTW- using your circular saw like this is NOT safe #woodchat

@Black_SheepWW: Good night. Hope to get here earlier next week.#woodchat

@BillGriggs: @uppercutwood My pleasure. Good night #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: @FlairWoodworks @malphrusoxide @richthecarpnter is it time to break out the old’ wetsuit? #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: @FlairWoodworks @richthecarpnter just say no to sparking spandex thighs… #woodchat

Woodworkers Discuss Projects and Business: Woodchat Transcript March 15, 2012

On March 15 Woodchat got together to discuss projects and business skills.

Woodchat Transcript March 15, 2012 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern

@DJOfurnituremkr: What is tonight’s topic? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @tumblewood @tomsworkbench @dyamiplotke @mansfinefurn Can one of you run #woodchat tonight? It’s my daughters birthday.

@RenaissanceWW: @uppercutwood aw c’mon just start off with “pins or tails firs?t” then walk away. They’ll be busy for a while with that one #woodchat

@Tooltutor: So what’s everyone building now that all your new benches are done? #woodchat debating starting a built-in desk build before the nursery

@uppercutwood: Hey #woodchat I won’t be around tonight because it’s my daughter’s birthday, but please have woodchat without me http://t.co/RvI4yfOP

@Tooltutor: Happy birthday to Mrs. @uppercutwood I’ll be absent from #woodchat too. It’s my wife’s birthday.

@DJOfurnituremkr: Looking forward to a walk with Porter in the woods then some time on #woodchat.

@Tumblewood: I’ll see ya there! RT @DJOfurnituremkr: Looking forward to a walk with Porter in the woods then some time on #woodchat.

@ramblinrdesigns: @sharpendwood What I should be using (to transport on the run) or what I really use, because I use a lot of buckets. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Hi all, what’s the topic tonight? #woodchat

@mamader: evening all #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Checking in, but may have to leave early. Shop project deadlines are looming. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @mamader Hola #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Saw a crazy guy on a motorized scooter today…with a labrador between his legs. That was nuts. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Computer’s running slowly, but I made it to #woodchat.

@ramblinrdesigns: Today’s feed is very slow. Is anybody here? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Is there a topic for #woodchat tonight?

@FromTheWoodshop: @ramblinrdesigns yup. was wondering if I was the only one. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop @ramblinrdesigns There’s at least three of us. That qualifies as a crowd, right? #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: evening all! #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: I talk to myself enough during the day, didn’t want to do it at night as well.. #woodchat

@kweinert: I’m here tonight. #woodchat

@HighRockWW: Hello #woodchat small crowd tonight?

@FlairWoodworks: Who’s running the show tonight? Any topic? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I’m here for a little while. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Well, if it’s just us I think the topic for the night is up for grabs? > #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: So do you work on multiple projects at once, or one at a time? I’m a little stretched out on the multi tasking at the moment. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns Definitely multiple projects. #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @FlairWoodworks I was about to ask you the same thing… #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: How often do you take time to modify tools to make them work well for your purposes? #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @ramblinrdesigns typically have 4-5 irons in the fire at any given time #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr whats up dale #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Multiple, I have two cabinet on stands I started more than a year ago. Perhaps this will be the year of completion. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: I sometimes find myself going to bed thinking one through and wake up with another one making the rounds. #woodchat

@kweinert: Right at the moment I’m only turning stuff so it’s pretty single threaded. I have glued up some segmented stuff while turning tho. #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @ramblinrdesigns I usually have one big project and several small. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @HighRockWW For example, I’m currently writing five different blog posts and have many more drafts started. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 Hi Mark, keeping busy. The warm weather makes the phone ring for some reason. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks Not so much tools, but I create new jigs all the time. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Uh-oh. These dovetails don’t look quite right. http://t.co/TWaAJBtF #woodchat

@woodshaver101: I focus on one at a time just to stay intune with the design #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 Also thinking about getting involved with selling Japanese tools. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr thats a good thing #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: Working on one project always leads to ideas for another! Multiple projects are a way of life! #woodchat

@kweinert: when I was doing flat work (logic puzzles mainly) I did create some special purpose jigs. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @woodshaver101 Sometimes I run out of inspiration so I set the project aside and work on something else. #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @FlairWoodworks with blog post I am the same I always have several in progress, but they are often based on ongoing projects. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: Hey guys, have a great #Woodchat. Sorry I’ll miss it. I brought way too much work home.

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks That was a good one. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DyamiPlotke Multi-task 🙂 #Woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 Hows the office job going? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: its hard to make money by jumping from one job to the next.been there done that #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: So, besides participating in #woodchat, what else are you doing right now?

@HighRockWW: @DyamiPlotke it’s ok I rarely make it to #woodchat anymore.

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr its sold waiting for the material to get laid up.may have sold a kitchen also #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @FlairWoodworks putting my daughter to bed. #woodchat

@kweinert: @FlairWoodworks waiting for a segmented stopper to finish drying, trying to turn from a log for the first time. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: outside of woodworking, what’s everybody’s other interests? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 That’s good news. Next week I enter the Ozaukee County Art Show. Hopefully I’ll win another blue ribbon this year. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @kweinert Beware of flying water if the wood is that wet. I rusted my jointer bed from turning soaking-wet wood. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks Building two boxes (fancy), one wavy shelf, two nightstands, painting a house and working at Woodcraft part-time. #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: cleaning out the pellet stove #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns How’s it working for Woodcraft? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks i just finished a slipper chest for my wife #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FromTheWoodshop Guitars #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks Oops, forgot two bathroom remodels on the schedule too. #woodchat

@kweinert: @FlairWoodworks Just cut today. Picked up some plum and ash from tree trimming by my workplace today. thanks for the warning. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @DJOfurnituremkr building, playing or both? #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: There’s life outside woodworking? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks I love working there. I get new leads all the time from walk-ins, plus a good employee discount and free shop use. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FromTheWoodshop Playing, but hope to try my hand at building acoustics some day. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: No. What made you think that? 🙂 RT @WatkinsWoodWork: There’s life outside woodworking? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr There are a couple high-schools in my area that build acoustics in woodshop. #jealous #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks Also, being around so many woodworkers, you learn lots of new things all the time. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr how about some lessons #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @WatkinsWoodWork unfortunately; the real world isn’t quite as interesting (at least for me).. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Ha ha ha…RT @FromTheWoodshop: @WatkinsWoodWork unfortunately; the real world isn’t quite as interesting (at least for me).. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @ramblinrdesigns @flairwoodworks that brings up a good point. Where so u guys drum up your best leads from? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 I supposed to start teaching my Goddaughter soon. She’s about 7. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @WatkinsWoodWork architects and designers #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @FromTheWoodshop I can relate. All I want to really do is live/ breath woodworking. Real is getting in the way #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @WatkinsWoodWork I’ve been doing renovation work for 16 years. All of my new jobs come from referrals. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @WatkinsWoodWork For me, it’s word of mouth. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @DJOfurnituremkr I have a friend that makes acoustics with http://t.co/8YlMvCrL He made one for Johnny Cash w/ pearl inlays. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @WatkinsWoodWork If you do good work, the jobs will come to you. It also helps to spread your card around in social settings. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: When you make something, do you document the process of how you made it? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: Ive been playing around with designing using the Fibonacci numbers, #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: I feel a little like a fish out of water; my business is about yacht repair (which entails alot of woodworking) but not solely.. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks I’m taking more photos now than I used to. Posting to facebook and g+, plus for my website. #woodchat

@mamader: @FlairWoodworks I try too. But I find myself making progress on it and realize I went over 20 steps that I should have pics #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FromTheWoodshop Cool! Building guitars, violins etc is a great skill. #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @FlairWoodworks I always keep my camera close at hand. I take lots of pictures but still feel I should take more. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks And SketchUp is essential. I try to realistically capture all the joinery there. It helps me plan things out. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Hoping to move more in that direction (woodworking) but too much overhead to make a leap of faith #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: For the bloggers among us, do you feel that blogging about woodworking stuff does anything for business? #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @FlairWoodworks I usually try to take pics as I progress but just started toying with filming the process as well #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks No, just interests other woodworkers. #woodchat

@TheRealNeal: Hey everyone. Sorry I’m late. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks Shannon’s blog led him into the Hand Tool School. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr It does give you some authority though. Agree? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: nice chatting.got to go. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks creatively yes; as far as prospects not as much.I find that it’s mostly fellow woodworkers that follow these blogs #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @FlairWoodworks not overly. But I have received some interest from non ww through it. Nothing paying yet but someday #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @woodshaver101 See ya, Mark. Thanks for stopping by. #woodchat

@mamader: @WatkinsWoodWork I have tried videoing a couple times, I have found it slows me down too much if I try to talk to the camera. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks Depends of if anyone is reading!! :-O #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @TheRealNeal No problem. We are just chatting tonight. Feel free to bring up any topic you’re interested in. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks True. I thinks clients take a look see at times but face to face is still the best interaction. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: That’s just it! RT @FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks Depends of if anyone is reading!! :-O #woodchat

@JustSqEnough: @FlairWoodworks some day to day pros I know and follow have said no. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Talking about video… could you guys vote on the poll at the end of this post please? http://t.co/XX3W7VKD #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @FlairWoodworks @FromTheWoodshop yes, for me, its alot of work for the 20 people who read it. I only write to document for me now #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn The more you blog, the more readers you’ll get, as a general rule. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn Nobody frequents a stale blog. #woodchat

@mamader: @MansFineFurn I hear you there, I average about 6 visits a day on my blog. hard to justify the time. #woodchat

@JustSqEnough: @FlairWoodworks done,I like a mixture of video and written #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: I’m trying to use video to bring people to the website, and provide additional info (blog) to keep them coming back. #woodchat

@JustSqEnough: @FlairWoodworks hey! Don’t insult my blog 😉 #woodchat

@mamader: @FlairWoodworks Agreed, in fact I need to do a new post on mine, over a month since my last post #woodchat

@HighRockWW: #woodchat good night all. Gotta run.

@FlairWoodworks: @JustSqEnough 🙂 #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @FlairWoodworks given you’re one of my few readers (I think) you know when I write, it’s not a short bit, it’s hours of work #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @HighRockWW Bye Chris! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn And video requires even more time. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: I haven’t entered the blog world as a writer. Been too busy with everything else. Do like to read others though. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn Hmm… try posting something and see how many visits you get that day. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Writing makes me think and so I learn a lot that way. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Web hits are all about SEO #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the shear volume of blogs out there. I was following rss feeds for awhile, but I can’t keep up. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop If you want traffic, use these keywords: Laguna, Sawstop. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FromTheWoodshop What is SEO? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns I probably spend 15-30 minutes a day keeping up on 80+ RSS feeds. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FromTheWoodshop keeping them coming back is all about content #woodchat

@JustSqEnough: @ramblinrdesigns yes, my google reader is overflowing #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns Search Engine Optimization. I don’t know much more than that. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I’ll start making more posts on my blog once I get more involved with projects for upcoming shows. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: You’ve got it! RT @FromTheWoodshop: @FromTheWoodshop keeping them coming back is all about content #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FromTheWoodshop Agreed. Especially quality content. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @ramblinrdesigns search engine optimization (i.e. meta data and key words used in each of the posts, page header and description) #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I do a lot of writing after the noise curfew. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns Quality of information and entertainment value both help. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @MansFineFurn @flairwoodworks Writing blog posts? That’s what the day job is for. Wait did I say that out loud? #woodchat

@JustSqEnough: Cigar time folks, later.. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks I live on an acreage, so I don’t have to worry about the racket I make. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks you’re fron Canada? I thought the only noise there is from the whispering pines (like where I’m from) 😉 #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: No, that’s when I sleep 🙂 RT @WatkinsWoodWork: Writing blog posts? That’s what the day job is for. Wait did I say that out loud? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Yup. I’m 20 minutes outside of Vancouver. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Is that good or bad? RT @ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks I live on an acreage, so I don’t have to worry about the racket I make. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns As in, you’re not forced to stop working. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Question for video watchers; what’s more important: professional content or an entertainment factor (and a little info)? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @JustSqEnough Later, David! #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: Wouldn’t targeting multiple readers of various ww’ing experience be better? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: I curious to see how many spambots follow me tomorrow. They seem to be gravitating to woodchat. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Generally, I’m hoping to learn something, but you have to keep me awake too 🙂 #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks Correct, only sometimes that is a bad thing. I lose track of time when I’m in shop mode. #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: Having multiple posts showing simple projects and some showing more complex in different catagories? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns I just got hit by (at)clarettajukrb #woodchat Spam ’em back!

@BillGriggs: Hello everyone. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @BillGriggs Hi Bill! #woodchat

@TheRealNeal: @FromTheWoodshop definitley content, entertainment’s a bonus. #woodchat

@GarageWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Content #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @FromTheWoodshop depends in the content. But overall I would say entertainment. U have to keep them watching. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks That can be tricky; how much detail is too much? Gear it towards beginners or advanced? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Do it all! Talk about fox-wedged tenons, but explain it from square one. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @BillGriggs Hey Bill ! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Or you could do a two-part thing – Video 1: Basics, Video 2: Advanced #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @FromTheWoodshop @flairwoodworks Exactly. That’s why I cut my GROZ plane review/tune up into 4 pieces. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FlairWoodworks evening Chris #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FromTheWoodshop Detail is great, but video lengths have their limits. Better to have several shorter segments than 1 long one. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I’ve seen enough videos on lapping a sole. RT @WatkinsWoodWork: That’s why I cut my GROZ plane review/tune up into 4 pieces. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @ramblinrdesigns Beth good evening. Writing frequently is better than long posts with a long period between posts. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks That’s an idea; LOTS of editing though #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FromTheWoodshop Hey Andy. What you working on. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop It could be as simple as stopping the camera between segments, but it could be very involved. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: For video, what’s your length limit (how long is too long?) 10 min, 20 min, 30 min, etc… #woodchat

@kweinert: I’ll bet the first one of you that produce videos that link together like the ‘write your own adventure’ books will have a winner. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Generally, 15 minutes. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FromTheWoodshop 10 minutes seems to be about the limit of most peoples attention span. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @kweinert I’ve seen a music video like that. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @BillGriggs Spring has sprung so for me the next 6 months are going to be all about keeping very expensive boats looking great #woodchat

@GarageWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Ten minutes. I break mine up if too long. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @FlairWoodworks precisely. The newbies that haven’t can watch the howto and those that just want the meat can watch the final. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FromTheWoodshop I’d say 20-30 minutes max. If it takes more time, do more parts. #woodchat

@kring_l: hi all just catching up #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: David Savage is experimenting with short segments no longer than 1-2 minutes and unedited. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @FromTheWoodshop I say 10ish. But then again I also posted 1hr up to blip that is getting views #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @GarageWoodworks I’ve found that successive videos lose viewer interest.. Do you see that as well? #woodchat

@atully1: @FlairWoodworks #woodchat I’m not sure if you can tell by this pic how dark the lighter wood turned. http://t.co/DjJBMf2q

@BillGriggs: @kring_l HI Jim. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks That’s too short. Can really cover anything in detail. That becomes more of a commercial. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FromTheWoodshop NO. They work for the WoodWhisperer. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: David Savage’s site is http://t.co/5VcMSBQc and you can sign up for his e-newsletter at the bottom #woodchat

@GarageWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Not really. I do find that I lose people if more than 10 minutes. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns I agree. Too much work to get to the video for the end result. I mentioned to him about making it into a playlist #woodchat

@kring_l: @FlairWoodworks alot of titles are too long and part 1 or part 2 get cut out of description, annoying #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @BillGriggs But, he’s the WW !! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @atully1 Are you talking about the wood in the background? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Time to go visit with Michele & Porter for a bit, see you next week. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop @BillGriggs If he shouted, he wouldn’t have to repeat himself so much. #badjokes #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr See you, Dale. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Anyone ever use wood bleach? I have some maple with a small stain (worm trail?) that I need to get rid of. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FromTheWoodshop Yes he is! But he didn’t start that way. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns SAVE THE CHARACTER 🙂 #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @DJOfurnituremkr G’Night~ #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: An interactive music video for you to enjoy later: http://t.co/GLipXY70 #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: “@FromTheWoodshop: @BillGriggs But, he’s the WW !! #woodchat” And common. Who doesn’t want to be like Marc? #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @ramblinrdesigns Do you use wood bleach to die your roots? #woodchat

@atully1: @FlairWoodworks #woodchat http://t.co/Sg2Qrnjp

@FromTheWoodshop: Other than WW video’s what else do you search for online (video content) #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks Ordinarily I would but this is for a commercial space to cover a beam and it won’t look right. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns No, I’ve never used bleach. #blasphemy 🙂 #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Music. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @BillGriggs Nope. Still a natural blond (but probably not for much longer!) #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FromTheWoodshop Maybe I should qualify this Q; keep it clean!! 🙂 #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Yeah, I was thinking that too! #woodchat

@BillGriggs: hahaha #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Ok. Gotta go find something to eat before the #Canucks game. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Looks like we managed to kill a perfectly good hour. I better get back to work now. See you next week. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Damn! RT @ramblinrdesigns: Looks like we managed to kill a perfectly good hour. I better get back to work now. See you next week. #woodchat

@kring_l: anyone have an opinion stanley 62 low angle jack plane for shooting board? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @kring_l Good choice. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @kring_l Make sure the plane is tuned and blade is SHARP! #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Yea, gonna step outside and listen to snow melt and enjoy the clean smell of the woods!!) #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Good night folks. Go make something. #woodchat

@kring_l: @FlairWoodworks thanks i will #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @BillGriggs Later Bill! #woodchat

@kring_l: night @billgriggs #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @kring_l G’Night!~ #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks Seems like they play everynight!! At least according to your tweets ;-)~ #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @FlairWoodworks wish I could have. Estimating & editing proposals takes focus. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: At a point I will start writing for the buyer. RT @DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks No, just interests other woodworkers. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I like how @tumblewood is catching up on #woodchat by himself!

@DozersWorkshop: @FlairWoodworks @tumblewood shoot, I just now got caught up #woodchat

@Tumblewood: And now all caught up. Good discussion. RT @FlairWoodworks: I like how @tumblewood is catching up on #woodchat by himself!

@WatkinsWoodWork: Hmmm only 7 spam bots from tonight’s #woodchat that’s like a new record.