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ShopNotes podcast 185 — A Gaggle of Plumb Bobs

By: Phil Huber
Timber management, useless tools, and a Dune-inspired project idea

On this episode of the ShopNotes Podcast, Phil, Logan, and John talk about useless tools. Phil read a book about timber framing and how framers use plumb bobs. So naturally, he wants to make one.

Logan has a set of them he uses as shop art.

Phil is inspired to make a project for one of his kids based on the sci-fi classic Dune — a spice cabinet for herbs and spices. He's looking for ideas. AND has heard all the controlled substance related gags.

The cast also issue a call for shop tours and visits. Contact us for times and dates.

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: Feb. 23, 2024
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Topics: designers notebook, sawmilling, weekend, workshop

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