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ShopNotes Podcast 172 — Calling All Metalworkers

By: Phil Huber
Walnut closeout, listener comments, and the strange and wonderful relationship of woodworking and metalworking.

It seems the last of the black walnuts are falling at Logan's shop in the woods.

The guys tackle the latest listener questions and comments.

Phil has been watching Adam Savage's Tested channel recently. Seeing Adam use a milling machine to make a hand vise and Chris Fitch's metalworking abilities, shows how important that craft is to woodworking. While most folk can't get a full-size milling machine in their woodshops, it would be helpful to make friends with someone who does have one ... Logan?

While working on a couple carved signs, Phil has been pondering the value of a gouge not just in carving, but as a vital tool for removing a lot of waste in a hurry. It's like a mallet powered scrub plane.

Here are the two he has. ShopNotes podcast 172 gouges

This episode of the ShopNotes podcast is presented by Epilog Laser. Quickly and easily customize your woodworking projects for added beauty and value. Learn more at

Published: Oct. 20, 2023
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