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Hayden Renews her Holzapfel Workbench Top

Workbenches are meant for work. They get dirty, stained, and tell stories with the drips and drops of finish and glue. Hayden’s workbench also tells stories: of painting with chalk by rubbing her project with chalk, then wetting them with water; glue drips; glitter from school projects; and other things an almost-eight year-old woodworker would do.

Clear versus Clean

In the shop last weekend she wanted to work on some projects. He bench was covered in tools and scraps, and I told her she couldn’t start a new project until her bench was clear. So she diligently put tools away and when her bench was clear she decided it wasn’t clean enough. I told her we could make the benchtop as good as new with some sanding and some oil.

She thought that was a great idea.

Sanding the Holzapfel

Here she is sanding the bench with the Bosch ROS. The dust collection on this sander is great, and we had fans going. I did most of the sanding while she ran in to change her clothes.

Oiling the Holzapfel

After sanding and clearing away the dust, two coats of Watco Danish Oil do the trick. We used gloves, had the door open and fans on, and disposed of the rags properly.

Now, if I can just get her to clear off my bench.

Get Woodworking Week

Get Woodworking Cub Scouts

Get Woodworking Week

Get Woodworking Week

Over the holidays I had the opportunity to build some Arrow of Light awards for a local Cub Scout troop. These are simple cherry boards with a routed edge detail that the Scouts will hang on their wall in their home. The plaque will have an arrow mounted on it, and the arrow will be painted with colored bands, each representing an achievement reached by that particular Scout. This award is used in the ceremony that transitions the Scouts from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts, and there were 14 of them.

The Easy Stuff

I selected Cherry for this project and picked up some great pieces at Compton Lumber in Seattle. After  selecting face sides of the lumber to hide any defects or sapwood I rough cut the pieces to length and let them accilimate. After a few days I milled  the lumber to final dimensions and routed the edge and endgrain with a Freud Quadra cut bit on my router table. I was sure to route the end-grain first with a backing block, and then route the edge. This left a nice smooth cut with very little tearout.

Keyholes with a Plunge Router

To make these awards easy to hang on the wall I used a keyhole bit. With this bit you plunge into the piece creating room for the head of a nail, then move the bit along the upside of the back of the piece creating a recess for the nail and a slit for the shaft. There are cutters on the wide disc on the bottom of the bit and along the shaft of the bit. You’ll see how this works in the picture below.

I created a fixture to hold the boards securely and also guide the router in a straight line up the back of the piece with stops at the top and bottom. I used opposing wedges to hold the board against a fence, which worked better than any wacky creative clamping and was very low profile. There were 14 awards, and the jig helped me cook through all 28 keyholes quickly.

Arrow of Light Keyhole Router Bit

Arrow of Light Keyhole Router Bit

Arrow of Light Keyhole Jig

Arrow of Light Keyhole Jig

Arrow of Light Completed Keyhole

Arrow of Light Completed Keyhole

CNCs and Lasers – Oh My!

After completing the keyholes, it was time to add the Arrow of Light design. This was the most challenging part of the project because in the past the awards were laser engraved, and I don’t own a laser engraver. I contacted trophy shops in the area but there laser engravers were too small for a 34-inch long board, or they were going to charge outrageous prices.

A fellow online woodworker, Ralph Bagnall, offered to help by creating router templates for me. Ralph does some CNC work so I sent him the design. We had some conversations via phone and he quickly sent me some router templates. Ralph is a helpful, positive, and encouraging worker. You really should connect with him through his website or on Twitter @Consultingwood.

After trying the router templates, I decided to continue to look for laser engravers. It’s not that Ralph’s CNC skills weren’t awesome, it’s that the design just wasn’t suited for routing. Lots of corners on the design that the router just can’t get sharp enough.

Hackers, Makers, and Robots

Luckily I found Metrix Create:Space in Seattle. CreateSpace is one of those Hacker and Maker Spaces that has lots of gadgets and gear: 3D printers, laser engravers, CNC machines, robots, soldering stations, all kinds of cool stuff. Their prices are reasonable and they have friendly and helpful staff. I had 14 of these awards to laser engrave and it took about 10 minutes per award with help from the staff. I had to draw the design in Inkscape which is a free program, and it was very easy to use.

The laser engraver works like a giant inkjet printer, except for three main differences:

  1. The laser engraver is much bigger
  2. The wood stays still (with an inkjet the paper moves)
  3. It’s shooting a laser not ink

Here’s a video of the laser engraving an award. The smoke in this video is real, it smelled like a wonderful campfire in the workshop even with capable ventilation.

Even Machines Make Mistakes

Very rarely the laser would lose track of its position and the laser would engrave the wood in the wrong position. But it would do it perfectly and continue on, not knowing that it was messing up the award. When this happened I planed the surface new and let the laser take another shot.

Here’s what that looks like, compared to a correctly engraved award right out of the laser. The sap in the wood heats up and rises to the surface and the surface is left tacky. I cleaned that up with mineral spirits and then handplaned the surfaces crisp and clean.

Arrow of Light Laser Mixup

Arrow of Light Laser Mixup

Arrow of Light Laser Complete

Arrow of Light Laser Complete

Now Here’s the Fun Part

At this stage, the awards are ready for sanding and finish. Remember, there are fourteen of them. And they are for Cub Scouts matriculating into Boy Scouts. A day was scheduled at the Pack Leader’s garage, and I packed a road kit. I would deliver the awards and teach the Scouts to sand and oil their own awards. I chose Danish oil for the finish because it’s near impossible to get wrong. I brought my plane, my planing stop, sandpaper of various grits, rags, and Watco Danish Oil. I also brought the appropriate safety equipment including gloves and a bag to take all oily rags home.

After a brief tutoring session the boys were busy at work sanding along the grain, sanding the end grain to higher grits, and checking each other’s work. There were some boys who weren’t interested but for the most part the Scouts were really interested.

Arrow of Light Finish in Progress 1

Arrow of Light Finish in Progress 1

Arrow of Light Finish in Progress 2

Arrow of Light Finish in Progress 2

The Pay Off

It was a fun experience to share woodworking with some Scouts, and it was especially rewarding to see the kids who were genuinely interested in the work we did that day. It was fun to see these kids share this time with their Dads. Maybe I’ve started something in these kids and someday they’ll say “Hey Dad, can we do some woodworking this weekend?”

Arrow of Light Finish Complete 1

Arrow of Light Finish Complete 1

Arrow of Light Finish Complete 2

Arrow of Light Finish Complete 2

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??? 😉

@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. 🙁 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? #woodchattwitpic.com/7zzlu6

@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 up..lol since he wont deliver it to my shop..lol #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 asliceofwoodworkshop.com #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 TALKbit.ly/w2vzz4 #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 either..lol…stop byasimpledesignofocala.com #woodchat

@Tumblewood @JC_McGrath Hey Jon! #woodchat

@asliceofwood @Tumblewoodasliceofwoodworkshop.com #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 thinkbit.ly/w2vzz4 #woodchat

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

@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? #woodchatpic.twitter.com/9NoFiRIT

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

@Tumblewood @JustSqEnough Thanks, David..it’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 do..lol.. #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 time..so..??#woodchat

@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

@benjamenjohnson @asliceofwoodhackaday.com/2011/06/04/sho¦#woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair It looks artistic. Perhaps I’ll just treat the rest of the plane’s sole the same way.pic.twitter.com/cIwqbF9N #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 🙂 #woodchat

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

@Wood_Jedi @asliceofwood, it cant be as small as mine brother..lol. 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 #woodchattwitpic.com/7zzwee

@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 tablesaw..lol Ill bet you a winebottle balancer on it..lol#woodchat

@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 ..lol #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 🙂 #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 talentedandiwolfe.blogspot.com #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 emoticon..lol#woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair @Wood_Jedi Tracksaw: ___@____#woodchat

@TomsWorkbench @ChrisHasFlair You are always welcome. 🙂 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 bit.ly/w2vzz4#woodchat

@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 🙂 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 bit.ly/qEmaB7. 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 asimpledesignofocala.com#woodchat

@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 Sorry..link didn’t postsutherlandwelles.com/products/tung-¦#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
@Wood_Jedi Im sure you can order it from their website @MansFineFurnsutherlandwelles.com/products/tung-¦#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