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Woodworkers Discuss Finishes: Woodchat Transcript December 28, 2011

Great discussions tonight among woodworkers of all levels regarding finishing during #woodchat.

Woodchat Transcript December 28, 2011 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern

@HighRock RT @DyamiPlotke: Don’t forget,#woodchat starts in less than an hour. 9:00pm eastern. I’ll be popping in & out, but they’ll be many great woodworkers about.

@Tumblewood Tweechat for #woodchat is recording already. testing! ONE TWO THREE#woodchat

@MansFineFurn @DyamiPlotke whoops, almost forgot it’s#woodchat Wednesday!

@imaginer99 Is it time yet? #Woodchat

@asliceofwood Any plans for the chat tonight?#woodchat

@FlairWoodworks Oh, what? I might actually be around for#woodchat tonight, which starts in eight minutes. I’ll be posting as @ChrisHasFlair

@asliceofwood @FlairWoodworks you could post as both and confuse people. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy Hello everyone in #woodchat tonight

@Tumblewood Hello all. Welcome to the last Woodchat of the year. Let’s make it something very cool in the new year! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn Hey all, I’ll be in and out, gotta put the little one to bed shortly #woodchat

@woodbard @Tumblewood Hi, Vic. Happy New Year (before I forget). I will be in and out tonight. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy What’s the #woodchat topic?

@MansFineFurn Salut Nick Hey Vic, Al #woodchat

@asliceofwood Hows everyone doing tonight? #woodchat

@woodbard @MansFineFurn Hi, Nick, Nick, Jeff :)#woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair Hello, hello. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy @woodbard Hey Al. How goes it?#woodchat

@NGBfurniture so whats la topic pour this night?#woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair Devon-nous parler en francais ce soir pendant #woodchat

@woodbard @ChrisHasFlair hmmm… Non – merci.#woodchat

@asliceofwood @ChrisHasFlair yep #woodchat

@NGBfurniture jesu, ma francais c’est pouri! c’est un peut triste par ce que je vie en montreal!#woodchat

@Wood_Jedi Hello everyone.. #woodchat #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @Tumblewood So do we have a topic tonight for #woodchat?

@NGBfurniture haha wow i dont think ive typed in french in like 5 years #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy ….Looking for the French Rosetta Stone software to translate…. #woodchat

@NGBfurniture sooo many mistakes #woodchat

@asliceofwood seems like there are not many folks here tonight. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn Nick, I figured you’d be up on it, given your surroundings… I can’t type in French unless I have a french keyboard layout#woodchat

@FlairWoodworks @NGBfurniture RDF (LOL) #woodchat

@NGBfurniture @MansFineFurn haha all my friends are anglo and i only speak french when i absolutely need to. oddly i have family in france…#woodchat

@FlairWoodworks So who else is in the shop right now?#woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom @ChrisHasFlair !Si! ?Que? #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy maybe it’s quality and not quantity tonight in #woodchat @asliceofwood

@ChrisHasFlair @BobbyHagstrom Quoi? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @FlairWoodworks I wish…rugrats#woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair Let’s go with that because it’s better than neither! RT @WoodworkGuy: maybe it’s quality and not quantity tonight in#woodchat @asliceofwood

@Wood_Jedi @FlairWoodworks, IM in the shop working on a sewing box for my grandfather’s girlfriend #woodchat#woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom @FlairWoodworks I’m about to drive home to my shop; but I’m shopping for bath fan duct and a mirror. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @Wood_Jedi Is that a traditional design or a new one? #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy so #woodchat tonight is French dovetails vs. English dovetails??? ūüėČ

@Wood_Jedi Right now Im making a custom set of brass knife hinges for the box. testing my metal working skills #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke Hello #woodchat I’ve got more shop improvements, the Clockwork Bench & a massive Lego table on deck for 2012. You?

@MansFineFurn alright gents (ladies?) how about some topic proposals? #woodchat

@NGBfurniture totally in the mood for a poutine now…#woodchat

@asliceofwood anyone get any new toys for the holidays? #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @ChrisHasFlair, its a custom design…not like your traditional ones#woodchat

@MansFineFurn @asliceofwood no, don’t rub it in#woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @asliceofwood No tools. I can’t think of any more that I need. #woodchat

@uppercutwood @Tumblewood #woodchat sorry I’m late we just got to our cabin. What did y’all give or get woodworking related for Christmas?

@DyamiPlotke @FlairWoodworks I’m in the shop.#woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair Topic idea for #woodchat: Highs and lows of 2011.

@asliceofwood @piratecolie got me a scroll saw. I got to test it out a bit, but haven’t cut much with it yet #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @asliceofwood santa didnt bring me my lathe. ūüôĀ I think @DyamiPlotke got the word out to put me on the naughty list#woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @asliceofwood Make some 3D jigsaw puzzles! They’re fun to make but even more fun to play with. #woodchat

@NGBfurniture @ChrisHasFlair thats a good one!#woodchat

@asliceofwood @Wood_Jedi yeah i remember@DyamiPlotke trying to get you on that list #woodchat

@Tumblewood @uppercutwood Hey Matt! Feeling any better?! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks @NGBfurniture Ha ha. I asked for 6″ clamps one year and got spring clamps 6″ long overall! #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @asliceofwood you will like the scrollsaw, i enjoy working on mine #woodchat

@asliceofwood @ChrisHasFlair I will have to try. I also want to make a wooden gear clock.#woodchat

@FlairWoodworks @Wood_Jedi Have you got any sketches or pictures to share? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @asliceofwood Wooden gear clocks are fiddly. #woodchat

@Tumblewood I think I experienced plenty of Christmas prior to the actual holiday! #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @asliceofwood Personally, I wouldn’t want to do one on the scroll saw.#woodchat

@NGBfurniture @FlairWoodworks hahaha exactly!!#woodchat

@asliceofwood @piratecolie also got me a #18 sweetheart plane. I think she likes me a little. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn I had a tool wishlist a mile long…I got underwear and pajamas #woodchat

@asliceofwood @ChrisHasFlair I’m up for the challenge#woodchat

@victorjhawkins Will have to forgo #woodchat. Grandkids and I are making peanut butter cookies.

@ChrisHasFlair @asliceofwood What is a #18?#woodchat

@Tumblewood Some of you know what I’m working on. What are you all doing in the shop!?#woodchat

@DyamiPlotke @asliceofwood I got a cool apron for Christmas. You?

@Wood_Jedi @FlairWoodworks I will post pictures as soon as i get a tad bit further, IM designing it as I go but will definitely post pics #woodchat

@NGBfurniture my high and low was moving into this new shop, so much to set up yet i have a nice new spot to work! #woodchat

@asliceofwood @MansFineFurn haha the must haves#woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @Tumblewood I’m working on prototyping a chair… still. #ItsAProcess #woodchat

@asliceofwood @DyamiPlotke you got me beat#woodchat

@pickettfurnitur #woodchat Hello everyone!

@Tumblewood @NGBfurniture What’s your new environment? How big/light? etc?#woodchat

@Wood_Jedi waiting for Tumblewood to finish the bench so I can come over and pick it since he wont deliver it to my #woodchat

@asliceofwood @ChrisHasFlair is that the one that was getting designed while sleeping in?#woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair There were many highs this year, including Time Warp Tool Works, WIA, watching my blog grow… #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @asliceofwood That’s the one! #woodchat

@asliceofwood @pickettfurnitur welcome #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur #woodchat lots to do in the shop in the new year. Most importantly, finish building photo studio and conference room bathroom.

@Tumblewood @Wood_Jedi Laney, others are gonna do much more beautiful benches #woodchat

@NGBfurniture @Tumblewood its a sketchy spot closer to home, instead of sharing with 3 others im alone, 900 SQFT, lighting is alright#woodchat

@WoodworkGuy I got a years tuition for HTS from Santa Wife. She got a spa day and a LED light for her scroll saw #woodchat

@Tumblewood @ChrisHasFlair is making some very nice molding planes, if y’all aren’t aware.#woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @WoodworkGuy Your wife scrolls? Nice!#woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @Tumblewood, i dont know, there is something about them old timbers that make yours stand out #woodchat

@Tumblewood @NGBfurniture 900 can be an effective shop #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @Wood_Jedi Old timbers and big timbers are awesome! #woodchat

@asliceofwood a high for me was starting to make videos. It’s hard to think of lows.#woodchat

@Tumblewood @WoodworkGuy I saw that! Congrats!#woodchat

@NGBfurniture @Tumblewood oh it is! its just the whole moving into a new building kinda thing…#woodchat

@MansFineFurn back in a bit folks, gotta tuck in the toddler #woodchat

@Tumblewood @Wood_Jedi I’m looking forward to gettin some oil on it. #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur No tools for Xmas, but I did receive a copy of Nakashoma’s book, Soul of a Tree. Who has read it? #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy @ChrisHasFlair Yes indeed it is. She likes WW but isn’t into the TS or other large power tools #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi I have been following @ChrisHasFlair’s plane making.. very nice #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @pickettfurnitur Nakashima’s book was good, but I enjoyed reading Maloof’s more. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @asliceofwood Send me your site add. I’ll post it on Woodchat+… #woodchat

@JustSqEnough Hi all new Android so trying this from it tonight #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy @pickettfurnitur that looks like a really cool book! Give a book report sometime…#woodchat

@Chris_TW2 Thanks! RT @Wood_Jedi: I have been following Chris’ plane making.. very nice#woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair Can you keep up? RT @JustSqEnough: Hi all new Android so trying this from it tonight #woodchat

@Tumblewood @ChrisHasFlair Maloof is probably my most endeared making in this century. Not to say he’s the best. I just loved him.#woodchat

@WoodworkGuy @Tumblewood Thanks. I’m looking forward to it. Want to brush up/learn hand tool skills #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @Tumblewood I don’t love his work, but I loved his book. #woodchat

@JustSqEnough @ChrisHasFlair so far I’ll let you know#woodchat

@asliceofwood @Tumblewood where do you want me to send it to? so many options #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur Did you ever meet him? @TumblewoodMaloof is probably my most endeared making in this century. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @ChrisHasFlair I love how he approach the craft and his life. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @Tumblewood Yes, it’s his attitudes that I appreciate. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @asliceofwood post it here..I’ll add to my feeder #woodchat

@JohnVerreault #woodchat mother-in-law just got me a belated Xmas gift– Bessey K-Body to match the 1 from 12 Days of Christmas promo–sweet!

@JustSqEnough Anyone get shop time over the weeken#woodchat

@Tumblewood @pickettfurnitur No…just seen lots of video / interviews/ etc. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @JustSqEnough Over the Christmas weekend? No way! #woodchat

@asliceofwood #woodchat

@Tumblewood @JohnVerreault They should always be purchased in pairs. They get lonely#woodchat

@benjamenjohnson Holy crap I was closing a twitter tab and I saw the #woodchat hashtag and just remembered it was a woodchat night.#woodchat

@JC_McGrath Just running by to say hope all had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, some needed shop time for me tonight, have a good chat! #woodchat

@Tumblewood @JustSqEnough Nothing but shop time. Sylvia was sick #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi Hey guy be sure to check out my new woodworking forum SHOP #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur I love that his business card simply said ‘woodworker’ @ChrisHasFlair@Tumblewood Yes, it’s his attitudes that I appreciate. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @JC_McGrath I hope you have a productive evening in the shop! #woodchat

@JohnVerreault @JustSqEnough unfortunately not#woodchat

@Tumblewood @benjamenjohnson I figured it’d be slow due to the holidays #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi if you havent been to the website yet…stop #woodchat

@Tumblewood @JC_McGrath Hey Jon! #woodchat

@asliceofwood #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi Its free to register and you can use your favorite social networks to register or create a unique user name #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair Any users of EvapoRust? Do you get odd patterns left behind afterwards? Picture coming… #woodchat

@JustSqEnough @Tumblewood I saw your feed bench is looking good #woodchat

@JohnVerreault @Tumblewood LOL — I agree #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson Haven’t been in the shop much this week except to get drywall and paint supplies.#woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @Tumblewood i know you are a busy man, but be sure to stop into the forum and let me know what you #woodchat

@woodbard @Tumblewood For sandy’s Fast Turn set. Curly maple lid top, curly maple box, finger joint joinery

@Tumblewood Guys, I’ll start a list of blogs over on Woodchat G+. I’ve been trying to find workers to bring to everyone’s attention.#woodchat

@asliceofwood @Tumblewood your welcome #woodchat

@asliceofwood @Wood_Jedi you need more live shop cam time #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy @ChrisHasFlair I have some EvapoRust for my vintage Disston Saws, but haven’t had time to clean them up. Thanks for warning. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks Why does EvapoRust leave this pattern behind? How do I remove it?

@JC_McGrath @Tumblewood hey Vic! Dude, you are cooking on bench, coming along so good! Awesome!@ChrisHasFlair thanks, hope so! #woodchat

@Tumblewood @JustSqEnough Thanks,’s a big challenge for me, so I’m having a lot of fun. #woodchat

@JimAAshley Evening everyone! #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @Tumblewood I have a list on a G+ thread from a couple months ago. I’ll try to dig it up later after #woodchat

@Tumblewood @asliceofwood Who does? I’ve got the cam up now. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @JimAAshley Hey Jim. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @JimAAshley Hi Jim! #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @asliceofwood I know i do. I just bought a new shop cam and am making the lighting..then the live shop cam will be streaming a lot #woodchat

@Tumblewood @ChrisHasFlair I know that Al Navas has an exhaustive list. #woodchat

@sharpendwood Too busy to really participate but hello to everyone in #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @Tumblewood @asliceofwood was telling me I #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi Hello @sharpendwood #woodchat

@asliceofwood @Wood_Jedi I need to run electricity in my shop. Really need some good lighting. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson @ChrisHasFlair I remember that post! I still haven’t recovered from the fire hose of info. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @ChrisHasFlair Thank you, sir!.#woodchat

@MansFineFurn @ChrisHasFlair yes sometimes don’t leave it on/in too long #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @Tumblewood Why don’t you add your blog to that list? #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @asliceofwood I am making all my softbox lighting for the shop cam and videos #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair Oh, did I leave it on too long? RT@MansFineFurn: @ChrisHasFlair yes sometimes don’t leave it on/in too long#woodchat

@Tumblewood @ChrisHasFlair I will. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @MansFineFurn Any recommendations to get it off? Not that it really matters…#woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @ascliceofwood I want to get the shop lighting done before I have to start this boat remodel for a client. #woodchat

@Tumblewood Question for all: Is a live (G+ hangout) of any interest y’all? I’ll work harder on it if it is. But, only so much

@asliceofwood @Wood_Jedi I’m sure that would help. I have a little shop light I use right now. It is pittyful. #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur That’s what she said @ChrisHasFlair Any recommendations to get it off? Not that it really matters… #woodchat


@ChrisHasFlair It looks artistic. Perhaps I’ll just treat the rest of the plane’s sole the same #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @Tumblewood whats this G+ blog you are talking about? are you looking for sites to link too? #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy @Tumblewood a live G+ would work for me #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke @JustSqEnough I do #woodchat from my phone (Droid X) most weeks. Set a dedicated column in tweetdeck.

@ChrisHasFlair @benjamenjohnson Ha ha ūüôā #woodchat

@Tumblewood @Wood_Jedi do you need to run all new electric? #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @asliceofwood, it cant be as small as mine I am adding an addition onto it in the next month #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @Tumblewood I like it here. We don’t have to wait to speak. #woodchat

@asliceofwood @benjamenjohnson Thanks I will have to check it out #woodchat

@asliceofwood @Wood_Jedi wanna bet your ts on it? haha #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @Tumblewood, no not me.. I think@asliceofwood was saying he needed to#woodchat

@JustSqEnough @DyamiPlotke i’m using tweet chat just to not have to type the tag each time#woodchat

@benjamenjohnson @asliceofwood I’m really happy, brighter, no flicker, and instant on. #woodchat

@Tumblewood What I was thinking is that via a hang out, we could do demonstrations/shop tours/etc. Most would be in a chat#woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @Tumblewood, my shop is fully wired, I was talking bout building new studio lighting softboxes for my videos and streaming cam #woodchat

@JustSqEnough @DyamiPlotke working so far #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @Tumblewood That could be cool. Is lag an issue with more people in a hangout?#woodchat

@DyamiPlotke @JustSqEnough I got a wee bit of shop time prior 2 tonight & banged out these quick & dirty Lego tables

@asliceofwood @Tumblewood yeah I do. I have a seperate 16×16 shed and have to main wire running back to the house, just need to hook it up. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke @JC_McGrath thanks, Jon.enjoy your shop time. #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @asliceofwood ..not my Ill bet you a winebottle balancer on

@Tumblewood @Wood_Jedi oh cool! I’ll have to see what you do. #woodchat

@asliceofwood @benjamenjohnson no warming up of the lights? #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson @DyamiPlotke I’m installing tweetdeck on my android tablet as we speak to check it out #woodchat

@asliceofwood @Wood_Jedi haha #woodchat

@JimAAshley @Tumblewood Sounds like a good idea, not sure how many simultaneous video connections G+ allows (?) #woodchat

@Tumblewood @DyamiPlotke Ain’t it cool to know how to knock something out!? #woodchat

@dbwolverinefan First time in here. Evening all. #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @asliceofwood I win, ill give you my address to ship the balancer… 10×16 here #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy @dbwolverinefan welcome to #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke RT @Tumblewood I’ll start a list of blogs over on Woodchat G+ Been trying 2 find workers 2 bring 2 everyone’s attention#woodchat Twitter, there is an option to “Auto include hashtags when replying” #woodchat

@woodbard @Tumblewood Mee too – dunt wurry, b hoppy ūüôā #woodchat

@BillGriggs Ipad2. no tools. #Woodchat

@WoodworkGuy Holiday was nice, but work is a real pain now. Piling on work the last 2 weeks – and could have a “headcount reduction” by 12/31 #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @asliceofwood See you around, Tim.#woodchat

@Tumblewood If you didn’t see it on Woodchat G+..This lady if phenomenally #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy Take care @asliceofwood #woodchat

@pickettfurnitur Signing off #woodchat Follow me and I’ll follow back. Good night!

@woodbard @Tumblewood G’nite everyone, and Happy New Year – may 2012 bring ONLY the best to all, and to your loved ones!#woodchat

@Tumblewood On G+ Direct me to people whom you are impressed with their work. I’d like to highlight them #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy @woodbard Take care Al! #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @woodbard Goodnight, Al. Catch you in the New Year! #woodchat

@Tumblewood @woodbard Goodnight Al #woodchat

@Tumblewood @woodbard Let’s talk sometime next week, Al #woodchat

@BillGriggs I am planning to make a box from Cherry, looking for finishing ideas. #Woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @Tumblewood That @FlairWoodworksguy does some interesting stuff :)#woodchat

@Wood_Jedi By the way, Happy New Year to you all!!!! in case i dont run into you before then#woodchat

@woodbard @Tumblewood I’ll be ready, Vic. Let me know a bit ahead of time. Working on book, and daily hangouts for interpreting work. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench Oh, boy, here I am… #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair RT @Wood_Jedi: By the way, Happy New Year to you all!!!! in case i don’t run into you before then #woodchat

@Tumblewood @ChrisHasFlair I need to catch up with you, too Chris. When you have a few minutes in the evening #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @TomsWorkbench Hi Tom. Eight minutes… make ’em count! #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench What a crazy couple of days of family stuff.. OY! More tomorrow #woodchat

@Tumblewood @ChrisHasFlair Haha!! Yes, he does!#woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @Tumblewood Tonight, or another night?#Canucks game at 7:30… #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy @TomsWorkbench Hey Tom! #woodchat

@Tumblewood @woodbard I’ll try to send you a message via Twitter during the day for that evening#woodchat

@TomsWorkbench Did y’all see how I fouled up my cope and stick cuts? Classic bonehead….#woodchat

@woodbard @Tumblewood Cool – see you soon, Vic. Happy New Year!!! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson @BillGriggs #woodchat I like tung oil but you have to reapply every once ina while. Ive heard good things about danish oil

@WoodworkGuy @TomsWorkbench what you get when you “monkey” around… #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @TomsWorkbench I’ve seen that before. I teach a seminar on cope and stick.#woodchat

@Tumblewood @TomsWorkbench BUDDY!!! YOU MADE HIT!!! Now I’m ready for the new year! #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench I MAY get some time in the shop tomorrow or Friday…. I hope… #woodchat

@Tumblewood @TomsWorkbench Anything like your DTs ….ducking #woodchat

@Tumblewood @woodbard To you and Sandy, too!#woodchat

@TomsWorkbench I got a few minutes here, Vic. :-)#woodchat

@JimAAshley @TomsWorkbench hey Tom! #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench Oh, Vic, my DT’s are awesome… the ones I cut with the Keller jig! #woodchat

@BillGriggs @benjamenjohnson I was thinking of trying, GOOD STUFF for the finish.#Woodchat

@TomsWorkbench JIM!!!! #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @asliceofwood i feel bad it wasnt@DyamiPlotke IT WAS@TomsWorkbench who got me on the bad list so i didnt get my lathe!! LOL#woodchat

@Tumblewood @TomsWorkbench I need to get John Funk to figure out how to do a thumbs up emoticon! #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair Y’know, since I met @TomsWorkbenchat WIA, I read his posts with more enthusiasm. #woodchat

@JimAAshley @asliceofwood happy new year!#woodchat

@TomsWorkbench @Wood_Jedi Woah.. @IggyMonkey got you on the naughty list! #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench @ChrisHasFlair Gosh, thanks! I hope you like ’em… #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @TomsWorkbench…YEP he sure did!! I got socks for Christmas..No lathe in sight on that Christmas eve night!! #woodchat

@JimAAshley @woodbard Happy New Year Al.#woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @TomsWorkbench I do enjoy your writing. Your polls are interesting too, but I should go back and check the results later. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench @Wood_Jedi Stupid @IggyMonkey#woodchat

@benjamenjohnson @BillGriggs Havent seen that before. Let us know how it turns out #woodchat

@MansFineFurn #woodchat @benjamenjohnson@BillGriggs tung oil ‘finish’ (has the varnish mixed in) doesn’t need to be reapplied like raw tung.

@Wood_Jedi @Tumblewood you should do something woodworking related for the

@ChrisHasFlair @Wood_Jedi Tracksaw: ___@____#woodchat

@TomsWorkbench @ChrisHasFlair You are always welcome. ūüôā You do very good work, Chris. #woodchat

@BillGriggs @benjamenjohnson I got it from the local hardwood mill. He swears by it.#Woodchat

@MansFineFurn #woodchat @BillGriggs check@theboisshop ‘s site, does a lot in cherry w/ a BLO-wax finish, I mix varnish in to build after the initial BLO

@TomsWorkbench OK, folks, I’m ready to hit the hay… Late nights and lots of family this week is wearing me out! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson @MansFineFurn that hasnt been my experience with the tung oil mixes. it still gets dull over time #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy @TomsWorkbench Take care Tom.#woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @TomsWorkbench See ya Tom!#woodchat

@BillGriggs @MansFineFurn Thanks for the tip & link.#Woodchat

@MansFineFurn @benjamenjohnson may depend on the varnish content of the mix. you can always overcoat it with shellac/poly/whatever #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson @ChrisHasFlair Nice tracsawicon!#woodchat

@Wood_Jedi Ive said it once, Ill say it again, then ill shut up… be sure to check out the Shop Talk woodworking forum

@JimAAshley Have a good night folks! Happy New Year to everyone! #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi Night @TomsWorkbench #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi Night @JimAAshley Happy New Year#woodchat

@DyamiPlotke @asliceofwood then get to it. It’ll be well worth it. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke @benjamenjohnson glad to hear it.#woodchat

@benjamenjohnson @MansFineFurn overcoating kind of defeats the purpose ūüôā Im liking wipe on urethane lately,maybe illtry that#woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @BillGriggs if you are here, thanks for following!! #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke @woodbard desktop tweetdeck or tweetdeck for Android? #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson #woodchat See you next year! Time to sign off.

@BillGriggs @Wood_Jedi Your welcome #Woodchat

@WoodworkGuy @benjamenjohnson take care. Happy new year to you and yours. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair Hope you guys have a good night and a happy New Years if I don’t talk to you before. I’ll be around, but focused on the shop. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy @ChrisHasFlair same to you Chris.#woodchat

@MansFineFurn @benjamenjohnson I did the tung finish then wipe poly on the crib oil 4 depth/pop figure, poly to protect#woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @ChrisHasFlair Goodnight, Happy New Year!! #woodchat

@uppercutwood1 @Tumblewood feeling a little better. Wifey sick now. In Crescent Bar.#woodchat

@DyamiPlotke @woodbard I’ll have to try that out. I do 90% of my tweeting by phone. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @TomsWorkbench Did you catch my bench progress, Tom!? #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke Goodnight #woodchat the insulation is calling.

@Tumblewood1 @DyamiPlotke I’m beat tonight. Stayed up too late writing. #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @MansFineFurn, Did you guys see the Desktop Easel I made finished it with Tung Oil

@Tumblewood @uppercutwood I’ll send you the transcript, Matt. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @Wood_Jedi Yes..I still haven’t shown it to my wife. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy @MansFineFurn you too, Nick.#woodchat

@mikeputnam @BillGriggs can you do inlays? mother of pearl apple logo? #Woodchat

@BillGriggs @Wood_Jedi Thanks Laney. #Woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @JimAAshley, my Christmas was very nice #woodchat

@Tumblewood @Wood_Jedi This is what I love to use.#woodchat

@MansFineFurn @Wood_Jedi Y, I like the tung oil finish with wax on top too, lately blending my own BLO/Varnish mix, then waxing#woodchat. Came out nice!

@Tumblewood @Wood_Jedi didn’t¬¶#woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @Tumblewood Id like to put a link to your blog on my website if you’re interested I have @WoodWhisperer and@MereMortalWW on there #woodchat

@BillGriggs @mikeputnam My software will do inlays. I haven,t done any yet though. It,s on my list. #Woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @Tumblewood, I like the rich Lusture of a Tung oil finish #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi @Tumblewood I just got the link.. Polymerized Tung Oil, definitely going to check that out!! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @Tumblewood @Wood_Jedi where do you get the sutherlands? #woodchat

@BillGriggs @mikeputnam what did youhave inmind?#Woodchat

@MansFineFurn @MansFineFurn: @Tumblewood @Wood_Jedi where do you get the sutherlands? #woodchat¬Ě
@Wood_Jedi Im sure you can order it from their website¦#woodchat

@MansFineFurn @Tumblewood @Wood_Jedi I’m sure, they’re not an existing supplier. & Lee Valley doesn’t have it, despite Sutherland’s saying so #woodchat

@MansFineFurn ok, goodnight for real this time…#woodchat

Woodworkers Discuss Wood with Shannon Rogers, The Renaissance Woodworker: Woodchat Transcript January 18, 2012

Many thanks to Shannon Rogers of The Renaissance Woodworker, the Hand Tool School and Hardwood To Go for spending over an hour to discuss wood during #woodchat.

Woodchat Transcript January 18, 2012 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern

@Paul_Sebastian: Some photos of the box I made #box #woodchat

@Paul_Sebastian: Some photos of the box I made #box #woodchat

@kweinert: I saw this on the Flair Woodworks blog: Рrarest wood in the world contest. Mirror Maple-elpaM rorriM #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Are you new to #woodchat? Here’s how you get involved and

@DyamiPlotke: RT @Paul_Sebastian: Some photos of the box I made #box #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: RT @uppercutwood: Are you new to #woodchat? Here’s how you get involved and

@uppercutwood: 2 1/2 hours until @RenaissanceWW¬†is our guest on #woodchat? Here’s how you get involved¬†and

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn¬†It would also be great to get a list of his favorite “wood knowledge” links #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn I want to know what woods to avoid for toxicity, workability, responsibility, ecological reasons, etc. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @uppercutwood that calls for a big table, which someone on #woodchat linked to some weeks ago, at least for hazards

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn For toxicity, yup. I want to know which woods we should avoid for other reasons (like deforestation) #woodchat

@uppercutwood: In less than an hour we start the awesomeness. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Get your questions together for @RenaissanceWW #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I’ve been becoming¬†more involved with using urban woods. There is so much fantastic wood that can be¬†saved from going to landfills #woodchat

@superdav721: Ok guys I am new here. Thanks for the invite. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Richardsonrd #woodchat log in with twitter and jump in!

@uppercutwood: @superdav721¬†welcome! We’ll get rolling in about 25 minutes. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: I’m here…right place…right time…and actually able to post this time. Yeah.#woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns @superdav721 Welcome! About 20 minutes to go time. Got your questions ready? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @uppercutwood¬†Going with the flow tonight. I’m sure Shannon will have lots of great tips to share. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns I already pumped him with questions over email #woodchat

@superdav721: Are these held every Wednesday? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: 10 minutes to go time sign in with your Twitter account here to join in: #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @superdav721 yes, every Wednesday 6pm pacific 9pm eastern. Check and #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @dividedlight on your secondary bevel question, ask @RenaissanceWW tonight at 6pm P/9pm E #woodchat

@thewoodninja: @uppercutwood¬†What’s the topic tonight Matt? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Hey kids….just dug my way to the shop.#woodchat

@Tumblewood: Laney, we have Shannon speaking on wood selection, etc.#woodchat

@uppercutwood: I will also hangout on Google during tonight’s session with @RenaissanceWW¬†#woodchat

@thewoodninja: @Tumblewood¬†How’s the bench coming Vic? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood Vic! I miss your scent! Good to see you! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: come join the hangout I just sent#woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: Hey Hey Hey! #woodchat

@JimAAshley: evening folks! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @thewoodninja¬†no shop time this last weekend. This coming I’ll get things moving again. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood I miss you too, baby!! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Hey Jim #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: I’ve got a project I need to have turned in for an art contest THIS MONDAY! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Tommy! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Evening Shannon #woodchat

@superdav721: Hello and good evening Shannon#woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @MansFineFurn nice job on the video Nick! Great, simple project! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @TomsWorkbench¬†I’m glad I’m not on a deadline. No shop time this last week. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @RenaissanceWW Welcome.#woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Tumblewood¬†VIC! Yo, how’s the snow? #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: Good evening Shannon and all! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: I have to check that out still #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @TomsWorkbench I just dug it, man. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Tumblewood Total bummer, Vic. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: #woodchat machine just restarted. ugh.

@Tumblewood: Not that bad here. The Eastside of WA knows how to drive and have snow removal #woodchat

@superdav721: @renaissanceWW Shannon would you have any tips for a starting pod caster? #woodchat

@superdav721: @renaissanceWW Shannon would you have any tips for a starting pod caster? #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Tumblewood¬†Didn’t think you guys had snow shovels up there! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: OK all, we’re lucky to have Shanon¬†Rogers here from @RenaissanceWW¬†the Renaissance Wood Worker, the Hand Tool School #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood¬†There’s a hangout invite on G+ for ya #woodchat

@uppercutwood: And @mcilvainlumber and to share his knowledge with us about wood #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: Yay, Shannon! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Shannon, why don’t you get started telling us about your Blog and the Hand Tool School #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Not so much here. I grew up in Ellensburg, at the foothills of the Cascades. I love the snow. #woodchat

@ravinheart: Yo! Shannon … @RenaissanceWW¬†#woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @superdav721 sure, just get started. quality of video is secondary to content so just kick it off & share what you are working on #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @uppercutwood thanks Matt (cue best radio announcer voice) #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @RenaissanceWW¬†thanks Shannon! for those that missed it, here’s another link to it: #woodchat

@Tumblewood: I can tell you, HTS is a good investment for me. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Big Ass Roubo Bench!#woodchat

@uppercutwood: Tonight’s woodchat¬†is going to be¬†more structured and less chaotic, let’s let Shannon do the bulk of the posting #woodchat

@uppercutwood: We’ll do Q&A when his brains are empty ūüôā #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: my blog is me rambling about my shop adventures. I podcast & write a lot on it, almost all hand tools now #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Tumblewood Vic Рthat thing looks like a brute #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: The Hand Tool School is a premium site I started a year ago that teaches hand tool techniques. Kind of a learn by doing approach #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: Cover a joinery technique then back it up with a small shop project using that technique. Work at your pace in your shop #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @TomsWorkbench¬†Thanks. There’s been a lot of hand work and some of the technique has been improved¬†via I LOVE him.#woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: A year ago I left internet marketing firm and became Dir of Marketing for a lumber co so know I live the dream #woodchat

@superdav721: Shannon I have caught most every podcast and watch you migrate to hand tools. Your instruction Is great. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @TomsWorkbench¬†oh…I love YOU too, man. :oD #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: HTS semester 3 starts in a few weeks and we will be cementing techniques learned in last year with 3 projects #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @superdav721¬†crazy to watch the old stuff isn’t it? I was all over the place #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Tumblewood Rock on, Brother Vic. #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: so anyway, enough self promotion what do you want to know about wood? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Shannon-I’m¬†a newbie turner. Any heads up on woods that cause trouble from the sawdust? #woodchat

@superdav721: @RenaissanceWW Its still good stuff my favorite is when you showed your face the first time. #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @ramblinrdesigns Beth really anything exotic cause skin irritation so breathing is bad 2. Highly resinous woods like Cedar also #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @ramblinrdesigns¬†some don’t react well to walnut, best to always wear a good respirator #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @ramblinrdesigns¬†it is the oils that really cause problems so all that jungle wood is a problem. Don’t worry just prevention #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: Shannon – what wood do you think is the best to work with hand tools? #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @MansFineFurn Nick had a question about Khaya (African Mahog) vs Honduran (genuine mahog) I think #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @RenaissanceWW¬†I see you wearing one in your vids. Are they uncomfortable? What’s your take on the ventilated systems? Overkill? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @RenaissanceWW @MansFineFurn yes he did #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @TomsWorkbench Personally I think Genuine Mahog is at the top but Walnut and Soft Maple are pretty close. Cherry 3rd #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Hello all.#woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Air dried Black Walnut works very well with hand tools. #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @ramblinrdesigns never used a ventilate system always wanted too. Not uncomfortable, you get used to it #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @ramblinrdesigns¬†no such thing as overkill when it comes to your lungs y’know¬†#woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @RenaissanceWW can you sum up the differences in working qualities, physical properties etc? #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: What about the oaks, Shannon. Something to avoid? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: RT @DJOfurnituremkr: Air dried Black Walnut works very well with hand tools.

@RenaissanceWW: @MansFineFurn well Khaya is almost 2x harder, interlocking grain makes cool figure but lots of tearout, Gen is opposit no tear out #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: Hello everyone. Sorry I’m late. #woodchat

@superdav721: @renaissanceww Shannon how about sycamore for carving?#woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @MansFineFurn Khaya is a conglomerate product and has many species. Some great some awful. The awful gives it a bad rap #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @DyamiPlotke Hi Dyami #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DyamiPlotke Good to see you buddy #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @DyamiPlotke¬†It’s never too late.#woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @MansFineFurn¬†look for Khaya¬†ivorensis¬†or senegalensis¬†for the best stuff. Problem is most yards don’t know what they have #woodchat

@dbwolverinefan: Evening all.. #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @MansFineFurn Khaya can be dealt with by hand with close attention to grain as it will change often. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: is there a visible difference between K.ivorensis and K. senegalensis? grain? color? other? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: khaya¬†photo coming momentarily….standby #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @MansFineFurn not really, light pink, ribbon striping in flat and qs. Open pores but not fuzzy #woodchat

@BillGriggs: I spent the day at local State College. They plan to build a CNC Router Table with my advice.#woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @MansFineFurn the bad khaya will appear fuzzy and have lots of pin knots, also less dense aka wide rings #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Any woods that we should avoid because they are irresponsibily harvested or targeted by customs? #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @jmk89 for most species we work janka is just a comparison #, kinda a good to know thing #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @jmk89 when you get to extremes like balsa, cedar or ipe, lignum then janka is something to watch #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @TomsWorkbench I really like Oak for hand work, it is hard sure but predictable #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @RenaissanceWW¬†Well, that’s good to know! #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @superdav721 limited experience with it but it seemed good, sharp tools necessary cause is soft. American anyway #woodchat

@jmk89: @RenaissanceWW Do you reckon you can substitute species based mainly on similar Janka? #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @superdav721 English Sycamore is very similar to Maple #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @jmk89 NO def not. Pore structure, grain pattern, growth area, etc all play into workability. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: I just ran pull out tests of deckmate screws in Doug Fir Vs. Timberstrand. Guess what, the Timberstrand held better. Up to 700psi #woodchat

@superdav721: @RenaissanceWW I thought there was a big difference between ours and theres #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @jmk89 ie, Hard Maple and Khaya are similar in janka but very differnt to work #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @MansFineFurn did I miss anything on Mahoganies Nick? #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: great alternatives (cheaper) to genuine mahog are Utile, Sapele, Spanish Cedar #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: Sapele is very dusty and more tearout prone, but Utile is spitting image of gen, just harder #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: Spanish Cedar is awesome but if not dried properly it can weep, carve great #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @RenaissanceWW¬†not as far as I’m concerned! #woodchat

@jmk89: @RenaissanceWW That was my view too Рit makes it very hard to translate designs to suit timber availability. #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @MansFineFurn going to do a video for @hardwoodtogo on a Mahog species rundown soon #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: BTW sorry to Facebook, forgot to unhook twitter from my profile, i’m¬†speaking for #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: What did I miss #woodchat?

@RenaissanceWW: @DyamiPlotke how did you measure the psi rating?#woodchat

@MansFineFurn: #woodchat¬†here’s a bad picture: in progress Khaya frame with fig.maple inlay. Had to scrape like mad…tearout.

@uppercutwood: @RenaissanceWW¬†You didn’t miss anything. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @RenaissanceWW Woods that we should avoid becuz they are poorly harvested or targeted by customs? #woodchat #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @MansFineFurn looks like Khaya anthotheca. Not bad but grain grows like DNA so very unpredictable #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @MansFineFurn¬†anthotheca¬†is kinda like drunken Sapele, you can get great figure but can’t walk a straight line #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @RenaissanceWW double helix grain, cool #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @RenaissanceWW I have a fastener pull out tester that we use for work. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @RenaissanceWW¬†you can say that again. planed @55deg, then scraped to deal with tearout. can’t sand b/c of the maple next to it. #woodchat

@superdav721: @RenaissanceWW Does it have the 3d look like sapele #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: where is anthotheca¬†from¬†(not Cote d’ivoire¬†or Senegal, I presume)?#woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: Shannon – how do you feel about figured wood in woodworking? Does figure affect workability with hand tools? #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @uppercutwood this is a bit of a myth, most woods are sustainably harvested today but there are bad exporters #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @uppercutwood US has worst timber control of anybody. Other countries rely too much on the export so take good care of it #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @RenaissanceWW¬†what’s a bad exporter? #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @uppercutwood always exceptions of course but US biz is too regulated to buy from the bad guys. #woodchat

@Morton: @MansFineFurn¬†@renaissanceww¬†same with the padauk¬†I’ve been using next to maple. I just leave the tearout; no1¬†will notice ūüėČ #woodchat

@superdav721: RT @uppercutwood: @RenaissanceWW whats a bad exporter? ditto#woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @uppercutwood China does all the buying from the bad guys and that keeps them in biz #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @uppercutwood really if the exporter doesn have chain of custody all the way back to stump avoid them #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @RenaissanceWW¬†so in general if you can buy the wood at a local hardwood dealer, it’s probably responsible #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @BillGriggs well done, Bill. #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: US Lacey act will hold you accountable if you cannot show proof of origin #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @JimAAshley hey Jim, #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @RenaissanceWW one reason I avoid Chinese products as much as possible #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @superdav721 yes but not as predictable or uniform like Sapele #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @uppercutwood¬†yes because they probably didn’t buy it direct. Instead someone like @mcilvainlumber¬†bought it and has certs¬†#woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @jth¬†I have tree service connections ūüėČ Many are happy to supply wood.#woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @jth I work with a local sawmill operation Рviable lumber. They find the good urban trees#woodchat

@BillGriggs: @DyamiPlotke¬†Thanks. It’s nice to give back once in a while.#woodchat

@Morton: Like @DJOfurnituremkr and @uppercutwood I highly recommend finding urban wood in your area. Find a sawyer. #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @uppercutwood¬†the problem isn’t in legalit/sustainability it is in quality. Bar is lowering everywhere due to demand #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @Morton yeah, but I’m neurotic…gotta get it out #woodchat

@TheRealNeal: Evening all. Just got home from work and thought I’d say hi. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Morton totally agree, I love Windfall lumber in Washington. @WindfallLumber #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @uppercutwood¬†oh yeah and just cause it says FSC¬†doesn’t mean it is green #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @RenaissanceWW¬†here’s the test setup. #woodchat

@superdav721: @RenaissanceWW where is most of the demand? China? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @RenaissanceWW¬†Really? FSC… tell us more. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @TheRealNeal Hello.#woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @superdav721 def and they want our domestics big time too #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: Good source of local wood: tree services and land clearing, and find a local sawyer. Good wood cheap (I think I say the everytime) #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @jth One of the drop offs from last Summer: #woodchat

@Morton: @MansFineFurn¬†totally. Just so we recognize that fact as furniture makers. No1¬†cares about that 1/2″ spot as much as you do. #woodchat

@JohnELuke: Hello#woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: Far east in general buys like mad from Africa and Indonesia cause not embargos or reg laws. They cause bad harvests IMO #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Kennedy Hardwood South of Syracuse in Prebble N.Y. Great folks to deal with. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Find or ask local tree services in your area via: #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr¬†that’s huge! what’s it going to become #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @BillGriggs howdy Bill! #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @uppercutwood this covers most of it re: FSC #woodchat

@superdav721: @RenaissanceWW How about South America? #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @DJOfurnituremkr What will you make from that wood? #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @BillGriggs I know those guys well, they are a client. Good lumber there, great people #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @uppercutwood¬†Not sure yet, it’s Burr Oak, over 200 yr’s old. #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @superdav721 South America has some of the best forestry plans on earth. Toss up between Brazil and Canada actually #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: BTW – that was the link to Viable Lumber… the guy is part of a national network of urban tree harvesters #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @superdav721 in Brazil, Peru, Bolivia you have to have a 50 year plan already laid out before you can even get a land concession #woodchat

@TheRealNeal: @BillGriggs Hey BIll. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @uppercutwood Howdy back. #woodchat

@superdav721: @RenaissanceWW great now get Africa on board. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @TheRealNeal hello, Neal. Happy #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @BillGriggs Not sure yet. It has a sister as well though. #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @superdav721 most of Africa is fine (run by Europeans) the high demand from Asia means bad can stay in biz cause they R less $$ #woodchat

@TheRealNeal: @DyamiPlotke¬†Thanks Dyami. I need it after the past couple of days at work ūüôā #woodchat

@superdav721: @superdav721 Where is Russia in this picture? #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @RenaissanceWW I agree. They planed a 6/4 Black Walnut slab for me at no charge. #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @superdav721 totally fine, they have more birch than they can deal with and natural regrowth is very high #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @superdav721 germans run most of the birch and beech export & they are meticulous and sticklers for detail #woodchat

@superdav721: @RenaissanceWW Good I am glad they are not sell to China more than theye are replanting. #woodchat

@jth: @DJOfurnituremkr¬†TomsWorkbench¬†forgot #woodchat hash tag on a few replies there…

@ToddInMontana: @RenaissanceWW¬†@DJOfurnituremkr¬†@superdav721¬†@uppercutwood¬†Hey Woodworking Brotha’s¬†I finally caught you guys #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @ToddInMontana¬†‘sup Todd #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @jth¬†Whoopsie! Sorry ’bout that #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @RenaissanceWW¬†I am so in love with Walnut it’s crazy. #woodchat

@superdav721: @ToddInMontana hey Todd#woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @superdav721 did you know that replanting ratio in Russian boreal was dropped because natural outpaced it? #woodchat

@ToddInMontana: @RenaissanceWW Man I have missed you guys I am usually out in the shop evenings but I am doing paperwork #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @superdav721 same thing goes for Canada and Fir and Cedar, 20:1 regrowth #woodchat

@ToddInMontana: @uppercutwood I am with you on the walnut #woodchat

@jmk89: @RenaissanceWW Do you think we should go back to using pine/deal/birch as substrate and veneer the hardwood like many C18 works? #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @TomsWorkbench totatlly, probably my favorite: Walnut has much character #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @ToddInMontana¬†Hi Todd, how’s it going? I’ve been playing around with making small items for Etsy. Kind of addicted to it now. #woodchat

@superdav721: @RenaissanceWW holly crap Batman. Thats good news. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @RenaissanceWW¬†I’m really grown to love Walnut. It has such a wide range of¬†color.#woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Cocobolo is one of my favorites for the look, but oils can be trouble. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ToddInMontana Hey Todd! Man I miss ya! Walnut is *the* best. #woodchat

@kweinert: @RenaissanceWW For turning, Louro Preto, cherry, lignum, maple, rosewoods, walnut #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @RenaissanceWW¬†I do also like the maple/walnut contrast.. plus, it’s two of my favorites! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Shannon how about air-dried vs. kiln dried. #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @jmk89¬†I wouldn’t say that. Mainly because pine is so poorly seasonsed¬†now. it all goes to 2x4s¬†so quality is terrible #woodchat

@ToddInMontana: @DJOfurnituremkr Not necessarily a bad thing is it? #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @RenaissanceWW I did birds eye maple with walnut for last projects, going to do more with walnut for next project. I like it. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @RenaissanceWW Funny Рthe SYP I get here in Florida is some REALLY nice stuff#woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Tulipwood turns well and has good color variety. As does olivewood. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @uppercutwood Air dried for me please. Kiln dried is like chill filtered single malt ;-( #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @kweinert love me some Rosewood, too bad it is so heavily regulated now. Very easy to be illegal with the Dalbergias #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @kweinert ask Gibson guitar about Rosewood sometime #woodchat

@ToddInMontana: On a typical job my wood choices are limited to what a given house already has in it & oak is overused I am sick of it #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @RenaissanceWW funny РI have my Fender bass on right now #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @ToddInMontana regional tastes certainly play into that too. Not a lot of Mahogany rooms in MT eh? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @ToddInMontana¬†I’m getting some sales but people are slow to give feedback. Looking forward to the Fine Furnishings Show though. #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @TomsWorkbench SYP can be the exception because it is so resinous, but still be picky #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: Walnut, Cherry, Maple, in that order for workability, but I like the smell of cherry more. For contrast, walnut w ash looks gd #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: What is the difference between Peruvian Walnut and Walnut? #woodchat

@ToddInMontana: Due to an ongoing project over the last 2 yrs I have been exposed to rift sawn oak and really taken a shine to it #woodchat

@TheRealNeal: @RenaissanceWW The usual suspects-Walnut, Cherry and would love to try some Mahogany #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @JimAAshley any trouble with the birds eye and tearout? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @RenaissanceWW Gibson Guitar wood seizure: #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @TheRealNeal¬† sorry could’nt¬†resist, but check out the Mahogany I just listed #woodchat

@uppercutwood: What about birch or beech? #woodchat

@ToddInMontana: @RenaissanceWW in some of the old RR and ranch barons castles of the day #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @uppercutwood¬†replace “seizure” with “rape” and the title is more appropriate¬†#woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @TheRealNeal I loved working with mahogany last time I used it. #woodchat

@kweinert: @RenaissanceWW You (or anyone) ever hear anything bad about Cook Woods? #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @DozersWorkshop weeping in general is due to poorly dried and unset resin. Higher & slower drying is necessary for these species #woodchat

@ToddInMontana: @uppercutwood I have consistently had problems with birch the grain does not run very straight #woodchat

@superdav721: @ToddInMontana you aught to see some of it in the antebellum homes down here. #woodchat

@TheRealNeal: @RenaissanceWW NIce! #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @kweinert absolutely not, above the board all the way. Good folks, know them well #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @RenaissanceWW some tearout with the BE Maple. I did presoak with denatured alcohol before sending through the planer. #woodchat

@ToddInMontana: @uppercutwood cutting it releases a lot of tension and the loss rate is high #woodchat

@ToddInMontana: @superdav721 Where you at? #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @ToddInMontana lots of Mission style craftsman out there isn’t there? Also rustic open timbers stuff? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I have laser engraved cherry, and the sap heated and came to the surface, can I sand it off or should I wipe with mineral spirits? #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @JimAAshley dangit that was the tip I was going to give you, good on ya #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ToddInMontana Like a case hardening problem #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: Alright, cats… I’m outta here. Gotta instruct a basic Public Information Officer class tomorrow morning #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: gonna try a follansbee-style¬†oak quartering from a 30″ diam. log soon. Don’t much like oak, but a joint stool¬†is in my future #woodchat

@superdav721: Mississippi where cotton was king and built beautiful old homes #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @RenaissanceWW¬†What’s your take on differences between Peruvian Walnut and Regular Walnut? #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @ToddInMontana¬†Birch is a pretty unstable species actually, that’s why it is usually QS. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @TomsWorkbench Goodnight, Tom. #woodchat

@kweinert: @RenaissanceWW¬†Good to hear, thanks. That’s the impression I had, but nothing to really back it up. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: RT @tyskkvinna: #woodchat I avoid working with birch as hard as I can…. the smell makes me want to vomit.

@uppercutwood: @TomsWorkbench¬†nighty night little Tommy ūüôā #woodchat

@ToddInMontana: @RenaissanceWW I am lucky to know some other craftsman that are defining a rustic/contemporary style in the heavy timbers #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @ramblinrdesigns Peruvian is 2x harder, but still works well. Not that bad in price either, flooring industry may change that tho #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @superdav721 North, South, East or West. Senatobia? #woodchat

@ToddInMontana: @RenaissanceWW I really want to video & photograph these guys in their shops #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @RenaissanceWW lol, blame @MBWPodcast ;-). I picked it up from him in his vid when he did those cutting boards #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @ramblinrdesigns I have some Nogal (Peruvian Walnut) that I tested last week, I like it, great deep color #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @RenaissanceWW Or it (Birch) makes really nice plywood ūüôā #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: See you next week guys. #woodchat

@superdav721: @BillGriggs Johns just south of Brandon #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @TomsWorkbench later Tom! #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @RenaissanceWW What is your preferred sealer?#woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr Adios Dale #woodchat

@ToddInMontana: @RenaissanceWW they sell it flatsawn by the bunkloads out here it is cheap by the bf but I mark the labor way up and by lots extra #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: wow an hour goes fast in #woodchat time! Any other questions?

@RenaissanceWW: @ramblinrdesigns Shellac and wet sanding, simple and cheap #woodchat

@ToddInMontana: @RenaissanceWW I basically price it out of the picture and go to maple #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: especially when @RenaissanceWW is here #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @RenaissanceWW¬†thanks so much for stopping by and helping us out tonight Shannon. If you have questions, visit Shannon’s Blog #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @DozersWorkshop¬†I’ve done it, polishes nicely and easily #woodchat

@superdav721: @superdav721 bill where is Senatobia? I cant place it #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @superdav721 Great. Near Jackson.#woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @RenaissanceWW What do you recommend for filling in knots? #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: Do me a favor #woodchat, please check out my new retail lumber site I need feedback on function

@BillGriggs: @superdav721 Near Memphis. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Thanks Shannon. #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: It is my first (hopefully last ecommerce¬†site) so I’m all ears and won’t take offense to criticism #woodchat

@TheRealNeal: Got to go guys. It’s been short but sweet! Great info tonight @RenaissanceWW¬†#woodchat

@superdav721: @RenaissanceWW done deal #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: Soooo…. who wants to help split that giant oak log? #woodchat

@JimAAshley: Have a good night folks… thanks @RenaissanceWW¬†for the great info. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @RenaissanceWW The links not working Shannon. #woodchat

@Morton: I’ve got some black birch cut from my property and air dried. Awesome color with cool streaking. Who knew. Gold and reds. #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @benjamenjohnson¬†sawdust and epoxy usually, sometime CA when I’m lazy #woodchat

@kweinert: @RenaissanceWW Thanks for all your input tonight Shannon. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @RenaissanceWW I get a bad link on that site. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Your answers are likely on or #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: Let’s try that again stupid typing skills #woodchat

@superdav721: @BillGriggs got ya. I gave you a follow. My email #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @kweinert my pleasure for a fellow Coloradan from a former Coloradan #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @RenaissanceWW¬†I scraped sawdust from a walnut piece and mixed it with some epoxy, looks like it’d work but wanted to double check¬†#woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @DavidJUlschmid¬†that doesn’t sound right. Is it a 12/4 piece? Weight is the bigger factor #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @RenaissanceWW¬†ummm, what’s 14/16 QS sapele¬†(front page center?), 7/8? #woodchat

@superdav721: Had a great time guys, Shannon, Todd, Bill all you guys are super. Goodnight. #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @MansFineFurn¬†d’oh! silly fractions #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @superdav721 glad you joined us, see you next Wednesday! #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @superdav721 Thanks. I returned the favor. I will shoot you an email.#woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @benjamenjohnson¬†you can always dye it and it doesn’t hurt to go darker since the knot will be dark anyway #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @superdav721 Good night. #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @DavidJUlschmid good tip, Ill see what I can do #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @RenaissanceWW sell it as 28/32 or 56/64 and double the price ūüėČ #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Shipping is usually the killer for online wood sales for me. How is your site handling this expense? #woodchat

@jth: @RenaissanceWW @ramblinrdesigns I made a trash/spice/cookbook/charge nook cabinet with Peruvian walnut #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @ramblinrdesigns we have strict size guidelines placed on us by UPS but we try to break up shipments if necessary #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @jth I like it! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @RenaissanceWW Have you considered filters besides species, like width, length, thickness? Could help for narrowing down #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: Time to say goodnight to my daughter. Goodnight all and thanks Shannon! #woodchat

@ToddInMontana: Good To Catch you guys this week! #woodchat

@jth: @MansFineFurn if I could get to MA to help split and haul a slab back, I would! #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @jth¬†Nice. What’s the door panel? Looks lighter in color in the pic? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ToddInMontana good to see you, see you next Wednesday I hope! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @jth¬†hah, you’ve even got coordinated¬†in your profile, where are you (canada is my guess, ’cause of the curling) #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @MansFineFurn good thought, should be easy enough to implement #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: going into my suppliers bookmark folder….NOW #woodchat

@jth: @ramblinrdesigns gel-stained birch ply, if I recall correctly. The cabinet was a pre-hand-tool-revelation project. #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @DavidJUlschmid I get $12.04 as an estimate on that board. Where are you? #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @MansFineFurn¬†appreciate that Nick, subscribe to the email list too, I’ll be pushing specials a lot that way #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @paulvschulte¬†yeah I like the mobile site. I’m still getting the logo cutting off on my iphone¬†tho #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @DavidJUlschmid the yard is in MD, but I plugged in a CO zip for the shipping estimate #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @jth, I was close! minneapolis to MA for a slab of oak? Worth it? maybe with a side trip to Plimoth Plantation to see Follansbee #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @RenaissanceWW How about listing available q instead of cart saying it is not available in Q desired. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ramblinrdesigns¬†That’s how our local food co-op handles their orders. #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @ramblinrdesigns¬†I’m working on that, going to take a custom workaround , want to remove quantity box completely #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @DavidJUlschmid¬†I”m going to keep an eye on that David, thanks for pointing it out #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @RenaissanceWW¬†done, thanks for showing up to chat tonight. hope to see you round here more often!! G’nite all! #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @ramblinrdesigns right now what you see in the pic is what you get, if a board is gone the option in dropdown will not be shown #woodchat

@uppercutwood: OK guys, woodchat is officially way past over. Let’s thank Shannon and let him get back to his life ūüėČ #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @ramblinrdesigns the quantity thing confuses the issue #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: S’okay¬†#woodchat you have worn me out, I’m outta here, got some site changes to make

@SMeekWoodworks: Whoa, you guys are still going. cool. Evening #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @RenaissanceWW Makes sense. Thanks Shannon. Just trying to help. #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @renaissanceWW will the species selections be expanded? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Bye all. Time for a late supper. See you next week. #woodchat

Organized Finishing Shelf

Winter Shop Cleanup: Finishing Products I Keep On Hand

During #Woodchat Wednesday¬†last week we talked a lot about what you can do with just a little shop time. Sometimes you get just a little shop time after dinner, or sometimes you’re in the shop all day waiting for glue or finish to dry and you have a short¬†amount of time¬†where you could be productive instead of sitting on your thumbs.

Saturday I had some time while waiting for a finish to dry so I organized my shelf of finishes.

Organized Finishing Shelf

Organized Finishing Shelf

Finishing Products I Keep On Hand

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On the far left in the back I have gallons of Denatured Alcohol and Mineral Spirits. In front of those I have my Enduro Var. In the center back, I have a collection of General Finishes Water Borne Dye Stain which is now my favorite way to add color to wood. With a fine mist you can tint, tone, and because these are compatible with Transtint Dyes you can make your own custom color.

In front of those you can see the finishing bottles I bought from Eagle America. These are great for keeping shop chemicals handy when using them in small amounts. They help a clumsy guy like me prevent spills too so I have some extras on hand in the back. They keep me from dunking dirty rags into full cans, and from the lids of my cans getting ratty.

Furniture wax and Renaissance Wax which is a microcrystalline polishing wax and is great for tools and furniture. I’ve used this with a power buffer before to bring up a shine on a glossy desktop.

I have a few Transtint Dyes¬†which I keep on hand and really like because they are completely compatible with the General Finishes Water Borne Dye Stain. I mix these into alcohol when I’m using them solo.

On the far right I have rattle cans of Shellac and Lacquer, and quarts of Danish Oil, Boiled Linseed Oil, and Minwax Wipe On Poly which is a good wiping varnish right out of the can. You can make your own wiping varnish, but why bother when  Fine Woodworking rated the Minwax very highly.

Considerations When Organizing Your Finishes and Chemicals

  1. Safety: wear gloves and eye protection.
  2. Expiration: Many products have a shelf life, if your finish is past its shelf life, don’t use it.
  3. Mixing:¬†don’t mix a product from one can into the other. The formulation may have changed, or the expiration dates may vary.
  4. Disposal: if you’re going to dispose of any finishes or chemicals, do so responsibly.
  5. Replacement: because of expiration dates don’t replace a supply unless you’ll need it in the near future.
  6. Storage: ideally my chemicals would be stored in a metal locker that is more suitable.

Other Finishing Supplies I Keep on Hand

This just covers the items that are on my chemical shelf, and doesn’t cover the Preval¬†gun or the Timbermate wood filler. I keep a lot of other supplies in the shop that are related to finishing:

  • Wooden stir sticks bought at a craft store. These are essentially tongue depressors but are great for stirring chemicals or mixing up epoxy.
  • Small paper cups bought at a grocery store. These are wax free cups and are great for removing small amounts of chemicals from a can, or for mixing up epoxy.
  • Rags from the paint store. These are essential for any wipe on finish like the Minwax Wipe On Poly, and are also used for buffing wax. They can also be used for shellac, dye, and stain.
  • Respirator stored in a gallon zip bag to keep it clean. I wear this consistently (now) and I’m glad I do.
  • Spray gun tips, cleaning supplies, extra cups and finish filters, maybe something from even – to make sure it’s clean all around.
  • Paper towels to clean up spills. Dispose of all rags properly.
  • Gloves to keep hands clean and protected.

Tip: when putting the lid back on a can, cover with a paper towel before tapping closed, this will catch any splatters.

Organizing the shelf took longer than writing this blog post. I’m really glad I took the time to go through the supplies on my shelf and get things organized. This freed up half a shelf which I now use to store my spray gun and related accessories in a sealed bin. I hope you see that in little bits of time you can get things accomplished and be productive in the shop.

After seeing my clean shelf and all the great products on hand I was inspired to do some finishing on a small gift project.