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ShopNotes Podcast episode 15: How it All Started

By: Phil Huber
On this episode of the ShopNotes Podcast, Phil, Logan, and John, reply to a listener's request wondering how the guys got their start in woodworking.

On this episode of the ShopNotes Podcast, Phil, Logan, and John, reply to a listener's request wondering how the guys got their start in woodworking, and the winding path that has landed them at Woodsmith Magazine. They also discuss the latest happenings at Woodsmith, and also what they have going on in their home workshops after another week of "social isolation."

Here's what the guys have been working on in their shops this week:

Phil — Has been working on a nightstand project and without his router table, has been relying on his handheld router along with an edge guide. One trouble spot with edge guides is that starting and ending a cut can result in a dip in the cut. The remedy is to attach a longer auxiliary fence. Router edge guide with fence Phil found a piece of wenge and attached it to the edge guide. The longer bearing surface provides more control and results in smoother cuts. Router with edge guide

Logan — As much as he tries to stop, Logan can't stop buying used tools for himself and to resell. In his latest haul, he found some sweet awls that have unique metal "bonnets." Vintage awls

He's also working on a miter plane inspired by English planemaker, Bill Carter. Miter plane body

John — Is taking part in the Woodsmith bowl-making project. While Logan is turning bowls, John is taking a different approach ... routing his bowl using a template and a bowl & tray bit.

Bowl blank with template Bowl Routing Template

Published: April, 17 2020
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