Education, Games & Hobbies
[LESS INFO] 20 VIEWS | ADDED 14:50:55 05/07/07
A big thank you to all of you who participated in our first ever LIVE show. We made history together! For those of you who missed it, I will post the edited videos as regular podcasts (starting with Part 1 above). I couldn't believe how much time went by. When it was all said and done, we put in about 2.5 hours!! Questions were coming in left and right from the chat room so the videos will seem long for folks who weren't there in person. To quickly explain what was going on, I planned on a quick shop tour and a little Q%A. Nicole was operating the camera and Mom was moderating the chat room and yelling out questions as they came in. It was pretty funny. Everything went well, minus a few technical issues. Unfortunately, the live audio was via my laptop microphone. I have it all figured out at this point so the audio will be much better next time. As you will see though, the recording came out as expected.
[LESS INFO] 143 VIEWS | ADDED 18:12:10 03/31/07
In this episode, I cover the basic setup and tuneup of one of the coolest tools in the shop, the bandsaw. Whether you plan on cutting veneer, resawing lumber, or cutting curves, the quality of the cut will improve if your bandsaw is properly tuned. Learn how to properly tension the blade, set the guides, adjust for drift, as well an many other tips can tricks.
[LESS INFO] 22 VIEWS | ADDED 16:06:50 03/16/07
There are so many varieties of clamps out there, and unless you've been woodworking for a number of years, its difficult to know which ones to buy. Furthermore, how do you know which ones to buy multiples of? I review all the clamps I own and show you some of the newer clamps to hit the market, namely the Jet Parallel Clamps and the Irwin Quick Grip XP's . At the very least, I hope I can help you avoid doing what I did in the beginning: buying clamps you don't need. Most of the items featured in this episode are available in The Wood Whisperer Store. So if you need to pick up a few clamps, thats a great way to do it.
[LESS INFO] 123 VIEWS | ADDED 15:26:23 03/08/07
In this part, I show you how to make a curved template for the bottom rails. I also discuss joinery, finishing, and glue ups. I also show you what I find to be the easiest way to attach a solid table top to a base. This episode moves fast so hang on to your hats!
[LESS INFO] 33 VIEWS | ADDED 06:54:25 03/04/07
Thanks to our friends at Powermatic, we have some schwag to give away. We are holding a drawing on March 17th where we will select two winners. Each winner will receive a Powermatic hat, jacket, t-shirt, travel mug, and carpenters pencils. And what do you have to do to win? Not a whole. You just have to answer one simple question: Why was my shirt stained on one of the early Wood Whisperer episodes? Email your answer to TWWPromo@Gmail.com and if you are correct, you are entered into the drawing. Its as simple as that. Feel free to watch the above video for a slightly more entertaining version of the contest announcement.