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Join the 360 WoodWorking guys twice each week for six lively minutes of discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Chuck Bender and Glen Huey have their own opinions. Sometimes they agree and sometimes they don’t, but the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. Six minutes of woodworking fun that's also educational.

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Join the 360 WoodWorking guys twice each week for six lively minutes of discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Chuck Bender and Glen Huey have their own opinions. Sometimes they agree and sometimes they don’t, but the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. Six minutes of woodworking fun that's also educational.

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By Mikeabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz - Jan 28 2017
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Great always there when it should be. Great thing to listen to on the ride home.

Great listen

By DovetailsandDadoes - Dec 17 2015
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A ton of experience speaks, I listen.

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28 Ratings
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20
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2

Informative

By Mikeabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz - Jan 28 2017
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Great always there when it should be. Great thing to listen to on the ride home.

Great listen

By DovetailsandDadoes - Dec 17 2015
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A ton of experience speaks, I listen.

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360 with 360 WoodWorking Podcast

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Join the 360 WoodWorking guys twice each week for six lively minutes of discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Chuck Bender and Glen Huey have their own opinions. Sometimes they agree and sometimes they don’t, but the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. Six minutes of woodworking fun that's also educational.

Bob Van Dyke’s 6-week Intensive Woodworking Class – 360w360 E.236

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking Bob Van Dyke, owner of the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking, is on the hot seat to explain why he calls his 6-week intensive woodworking class “the best he’s ever taught.” Here’s a hint: It has to do with the fact that there is no project. Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. Ditch The Project Bob Van Dyke has taught woodworking for more than 2o years. He knows what makes a class good. As his 6-week intensive class – four days per week for six weeks – has evolved, it’s turned into a class that he feels is the best way for aspiring woodworkers to learn woodworking. After a couple of early renditions of this class, Bob was convinced – it wasn’t difficult to do – by class participants to do away with a project. That opened the door to way more learning. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.

Jun 15 2017

15mins

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Ep. 5 of 60 With 360 WoodWorking – Beginner Tool Purchases

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In this episode of 60 with 360WoodWorking, the 360 guys answer a question from a listener about what tools a beginner should buy. Join the guys twice each month for 60 lively minutes of discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Chuck & Glen, and sometimes a surprise guest, all have their own opinions. Sometimes they agree and sometimes they don’t, but the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like to hear covered in future episodes, click here to send an email to the guys. Better yet, give them a call and leave your question and contact info on the voicemail by dialing (513) 443-6651. You just might be included in a future episode. Notes: Below you’ll find time-codes for each segment of the show. Listen all at once, or in small bites. * If you had $1500 to spend to get started woodworking, what would you buy and why? * 0:24 – Did Glen actually recommend a hand tool (that isn’t a Shinto rasp)? * Let’s break it down: What do you look for in a table saw? * 15:51 – Trunion, trunion, who’s got the trunion? Nah, that’s a fence. * How about chisels? * 28:16 – Oh, just buy ’em all (or not). * What’s the saw story? * 36:14 – Do I really need as many saws as Ron Herman? * The Plane, the plane! * 45:22 – This must be Fantasy Island, because I thought I heard Glen suggest… * How about a router? * 53:11 – Really, Glen talks routers again? * The little chipmakers. * 1:03:11 – It’s all grinding up wood, but some are better than others. * Skill Builder * 1:09:01 – Get some class.

Sep 24 2016

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Woodworking Tips With Asa Christiana – 360w360 E.250

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking Asa Christiana drops back in to talk about woodworking tips published in his book, “Build Stuff with Wood.” Topics include how to improve acid brushes to what are the best castors for shop carts. Plus, the the idea of moving woodworking beyond a solo event, and the benefits thereof are discussed. Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. A Legacy to Pass Along Inside the pages of his just released book, Asa Christiana has included many great woodworking tips. Newcomers to woodworking will be amazed and educated. Veterans in the craft are sure to pick up something new, or be reminded of a method of work long forgotten. Asa spent years at Fine Woodworking magazine, where he learned valuable tips to make his woodworking easier and better. He also shared some of his ideas with others. It’s his belief that these woodworking tips are our legacy to pass along to others – it makes everyone better woodworkers. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.

Sep 21 2017

17mins

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Asa Christiana: Tools to Get Started in Woodworking – 360w360 E.230

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking Asa Christian shares his thoughts on tools you need to get started in woodworking, and more importantly, how to be successful right out of the gate. Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. The Right Stuff While researching and writing an upcoming book, “Build Stuff With Wood” (Taunton Press), Asa discovered that you can break into woodworking with a simple set of tools easily purchased from home-center stores or elsewhere. His list is not all hand tools. In fact, Asa believes it’s better to begin the journey with corded tools – the learning curve is shorter and success comes quicker. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.

May 04 2017

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Garage Sale Tools – 360w360 E.220

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking the 360 guys talk with Ron Herman about garage sale tools. Join the guys twice each week for six lively minutes of discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Chuck & Glen, and sometimes a surprise guest, all have their own opinions. Sometimes they agree and sometimes they don’t, but the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like to hear covered in future episodes, click here to send an email to the guys. Garage Sale Tools Ron Herman has tons of tools. Sure, he inherited many of them, but not all. If you roam the garage sales and auction houses of Columbus, Ohio, you might just catch him there, in his favorite disguise, perusing the offerings. So, what are his thoughts, tips and tenets for finding and acquiring great garage sale tools? He’s got one rule that trumps them all – don’t screw widows. He truly believes if you do bad things, bad things will happen to you as a result. There’s lots of other great tool buying tips shared in this episode. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.      

Feb 02 2017

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Ep. 2 of 60 With 360 WoodWorking – Mistakes

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In this episode of 60 with 360WoodWorking, the 360 guys discuss a variety of topics all related to “mistakes.” You can go wrong listening to it from start to finish, but we could be mistaken. Join the guys twice each month for 60 lively minutes of discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Chuck & Glen, and sometimes a surprise guest, all have their own opinions. Sometimes they agree and sometimes they don’t, but the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like to hear covered in future episodes, click here to send an email to the guys. Notes: Below you’ll find time-codes for each segment of the show. Listen all at once, or in small bites. * Everyone Makes Mistakes * 0:24  – It’s OK to make mistakes. * Shop Fails * 6:32 – A variety of stories about mistakes made in the shop – from simply not paying attention to unbelievably scary. * Historical Errors * 28:15 – We aren’t the first people to make mistakes, they happened centuries ago too. If you’re a, “misery loves company” kind of person, this section’s for you. * Best Methods for Avoiding & Correcting Mistakes * 38:47 – The best way to correct a mistake is to avoid it, but if you can’t do that, then Chuck & Glen have a few tips to help. * Skill Builder * 43:39 – Each of the guys has one skill they think is important for every woodworker to learn to reduce, or eliminate, mistakes.

Jul 16 2016

57mins

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Ron Bontz Talks About Saws – 360w360 E.243

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, we catch up with Ron Bontz of BontzSawWorks.net. Ron talks about how often a hobby woodworker should sharpen their saws (most do it too often), saw plates and woods you should pass on when making handles. Plus, he provides the best answer to my lingering question about TPI and PPI. He also explains why he’s suspended taking new orders (we should all hope to be too busy in our businesses), and when he expects to open up that process again. Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. Handsaws: More Than Most Need to Know BontzSawWorks.net is a one-man company that produces magnificent handsaws. Ron Bontz, the owner, began making saws for himself – he wasn’t happy with handsaws that were available at the time. After a few woodworkers got their hands on his saws,  he found himself in the saw-making business. Ron covers the full scope of handsaws from dovetails saws to tenon saws and everything in between. He also makes and sells awls, mallets and a half-blind, dovetail tool (stop by his website for more information). As you listen to Ron during this podcast, his passion for handsaws shows. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.

Aug 03 2017

16mins

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Episode 65 – SketchUp

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, the 360 guys talk about whether SketchUp is a modern shop necessity or if it’s just nonsense. Both hosts are asked at shows, presentations and in classes they teach if the program is worth all the frustration to learn. Join the guys twice each week for six lively minutes of discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Chuck & Glen, and sometimes a surprise guest, all have their own opinions. Sometimes they agree and sometimes they don’t, but the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like to hear covered in future episodes, click here to send an email to the guys.

Jun 25 2015

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Craig Thibodeau: Tools & Outsourcing – 360w360 E.232

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking we talk again with Craig Thibodeau and discuss tools in his shop. He also shares his thoughts on outsourcing, which improves his work and business. Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. Hobby or Profession Craig tells us a bit about his shop setup and tools that he uses. He even shares ideas on what tools he would like to have but finds still too expensive. During the conversation we learn how he outsources some of his parts so that he can concentrate on what he does best – kind of sounds like woodworking back in the 18th century. We also catch a couple of company recommendations for tools and a great resource for mother-of-pearl inlay banding. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.

May 18 2017

15mins

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Lumber Storage – 360w360 E.206

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking the 360 guys discuss different types of lumber storage. Join the guys twice each week for six lively minutes of discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Chuck & Glen, and sometimes a surprise guest, all have their own opinions. Sometimes they agree and sometimes they don’t, but the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like to hear covered in future episodes, click here to send an email to the guys. Lumber Storage There are lots of different ways to store lumber. You can create racks that store the material vertically or horizontally, but whichever method you choose be sure to take space and access into consideration.   Glen’s lumber rack blog: What does $25 buy you? Chuck’s lumber rack blog: The wood addict’s closet   Click here for the Irion Lumber website.     * Sponsors Microfence         Adjust-a-bench        

Dec 15 2016

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More With RECO-BKLYN’s Roger Benton – 360w360 E.257

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, Roger Benton, co-owner of Re-Co BKLYN (recobklyn.com), spends more time with us. During the discussion, he talks more about his design ideas and what jazzes him about his work. We also hear a great story about an incident about which many of us could relate. Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. I Don’t See That Going Anywhere Loading a large number of massive tree slabs as part of your job can wear on you. Loading those slabs for the second time after blocking traffic, being pointed at and yelled at by people on the streets, and after your co-worker suggested that you tie things down better, that’s difficult to live down. But Roger Benton is okay with his fellow woodworkers keeping the tale alive. And if you’ve worked large live-edge slabs, you’re going to want to hear how ReCo-BKLYN finishes its creations. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.

Nov 09 2017

13mins

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Live-Edge Slabs from NYC with Roger Benton – 360w360 E.256

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, we talk with Roger Benton, co-owner of Re-Co BKLYN (recobklyn.com), a woodworking shop that builds fine furniture and produces live-edge slabs and boards. And the majority of the lumber is taken directly out of the city’s waste stream. Roger shares how the business got started, and reveals a few facts about New York city and its vast lumber resources. Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. Waste to Winner Roger Benton and co-owner Dan Richfield established Re-Co BKLYN while looking for a supply of sustainable slabs they could use in their furniture. They soon discovered that to get the the wood they were after meant that they would have to “make it themselves.” Re-Co BKLYN works with arborists, tree services and city parks departments to find and reclaim trees in the city that have fallen due to storm damage, safety hazards or to make way for urban expansion – you won’t believe the number of species they come across. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.

Nov 02 2017

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Gary Rogowski Talks About His New Book & More. – 360w360 E.255

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, we spend time with the owner of The Northwest Woodworking Studio and author, Gary Rogowski. Gary shares some of the fascinating stories from his new book, “Handmade, Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction” (Linden Publishing, Inc.). Plus, you’ll hear what he feels is the most vital woodworking machine, especially for a West-Coast woodworker. And he shares his thoughts about the importance to all of hand work. Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. Began With A Handplane Gary Rogowski, author of “The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery” (Taunton Press) and “Router Joinery (Taunton Press), has been woodworking for many years – he’s hesitant to admit it’s been 50 years in total. In his new book he talks about woodworking and about how he came to be a woodworker. But the book is so much more. In it he shares events he has experienced and how those times shaped his career. As we move farther into the conversation, the discussion focuses around the value of hand work and why today’s maker spaces may be missing the mark. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.

Oct 26 2017

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Dave Campbell Tells All About “Weekend With Wood” – 360w360 E.254

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, Dave Campbell, Wood Magazine’s Editorial Content Chief, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at Weekend With Wood, happening in May 2018. He tells us why, in his opinion, this event is so successful. Plus, he shares all the happenings included with the spouse’s event that runs at the same time. Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. Informative, Fun & Fulfilling An area in which Dave and his team are most proud deals with another activity during the three days of woodworking fun. It’s the charity build. While this next May will be only the third event with it’s charity build focused on veterans, Dave tells us that last year they could not accommodate all the attendees who wished to help. At the 2018 Weekend With Wood, the magazine staff and attendees will up the production – four assembly lines will be in full operation building cremation boxes for indigent veterans. Everyone who participates not only shares the great feeling of doing good, they also have a chance to take home one of the massive amount of tools – provided by Ryobi and Ridgid – used in the building process. If you haven’t signed up, do so quickly. This event sells out every year. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.

Oct 19 2017

18mins

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Steve Latta Dishes on Fine Woodworking – 360w360 E.253

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking writer, furniture maker and instructor Steve Latta is back to talk about Fine Woodworking Magazine.  Listen as he talks about the various editors he has worked with at the magazine throughout the past 30 years, and learn about a few of the articles he is most please with writing. Plus, he shares his method of work. Are you “process” oriented, or “project” oriented? Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. A Frank Discussion on Woodworking If you have yet to discover, Steve Latta tells it to you straight when it comes to woodworking. He pulls no punches whether he’s talking to his students at Thaddeus Stevens College, to editors of a magazine or covering topics on a podcast. How he became involved with Fine Woodworking magazine and how he found himself smack dab in the middle to a rejuvenation of period inlay and stringing are both great stories. He also shares a couple of his favorite published articles and hints as to what is in the pipeline for future articles. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.

Oct 12 2017

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Greg Pilotti On Thaddeus Stevens Woodworking Program – 360w360 E.252

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking we meet Greg Pilotti of GPFurnituremakers.com. He’s also a graduate of the woodworking program at Thaddeus Stevens College (from podcast #248 with Steve Latta). What better insight into the teachings (and benefits) of the program than to talk to one of its graduates who is running a successful and profitable woodworking business. He was voted one of the “40 Under 40” up-and-comers in woodworking for 2017. Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. Talented Woodworkers Close By As I listened to Greg Pilotti talk about his business, I was taken back by a couple of items. First, he is wise beyond his years and he understands what it takes to make a business work. Second, he has surrounded himself and filled key areas of his company with talented woodworkers. Many of his team – he is hell-bent on the concept of team – have graduated from Thaddeus Stevens College, the same woodworking program that helped prepare Greg for a life in woodworking. He knows the program and knows the woodworkers coming from it know woodworking and how to work. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.

Oct 05 2017

16mins

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Forums, Magazine Misinformation & Screws with Dale Barnard – 360w360 E.251

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking I asked Dale Barnard to join us again to talk about his (and some of my) pet peeves. He’s written blogs on many of these topics. We discuss woodworking forums, some misinformation found in woodworking magazines and screws. He likes drywall screws. Me, not so much. But we reach a mutual understanding. Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. Good Woodworking Info Dale Barnard and I came to woodworking from similar backgrounds. He learned to be a carpenter from his father, and moved on to build and teach furniture making. I followed the same path, but my dad had more furniture information to pass along to me. Traveling paths that were all but the same, we agree on many things associated with woodworking. Forums may have the correct answer, but you often need to dig too deep to discover it. And we both share stories how woodworking magazines sometimes get it wrong. Oh yeah. We talk about screws, too. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.

Sep 28 2017

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Woodworking Tips With Asa Christiana – 360w360 E.250

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking Asa Christiana drops back in to talk about woodworking tips published in his book, “Build Stuff with Wood.” Topics include how to improve acid brushes to what are the best castors for shop carts. Plus, the the idea of moving woodworking beyond a solo event, and the benefits thereof are discussed. Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. A Legacy to Pass Along Inside the pages of his just released book, Asa Christiana has included many great woodworking tips. Newcomers to woodworking will be amazed and educated. Veterans in the craft are sure to pick up something new, or be reminded of a method of work long forgotten. Asa spent years at Fine Woodworking magazine, where he learned valuable tips to make his woodworking easier and better. He also shared some of his ideas with others. It’s his belief that these woodworking tips are our legacy to pass along to others – it makes everyone better woodworkers. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.

Sep 21 2017

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Dale Barnard Talks About Woodworking Classes – 360w360 E.249

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking woodworker, author and woodworking instructor, Dale Barnard, talks about his path to woodworking, his early education and the many ways he’s attempted to schedule classes for his woodworking school in southern Indiana. Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. The Perfect Commute Dale Barnard started in the woodworking business learning house construction and trim work from his father. He and his brothers were skilled in an apprentice style, having to work in out-of-the-way areas until their skills reached a higher level. After college and after deciding that a life-long career teaching math wasn’t going to cut it, Dale set out on his own building houses. He eventually made the shift to woodworking in the shop – his shop is located in a small piece of heaven and includes an animal-filled, 100 yard walk from his home. Teaching woodworking classes then found its way into his life and shop. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.  

Sep 14 2017

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Steve Latta: Woodworking at the College Level – 360w360 E.248

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking we hear from a woodworking professor at Thaddeus Stevens College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. You may better know him as Steve Latta, woodworker, Fine Woodworking contributing editor and the guy who, in my opinion, brought inlay back to the forefront of woodworking. Steve is in his 20th year teaching this craft to those in college – and he’s doing a damn fine job if you look at the results. Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. Dream Job Steve Latta doesn’t just talk the talk when teaching woodworking to students at Thaddeus Stevens College. He walks the walk, too, by writing for Fine Woodworking magazine and hosting DVDs with Lie-Nielsen Toolworks. Discover how he landed his position at Thaddeus Stevens, and hear his thoughts about teaching woodworking at the college level.  Plus, if you’re wondering if there are benefits to a woodworking program in higher education, you need to listen closely. Listen to the accomplishments of the program’s students, and be awed by the fact that graduated students are returning to the program to find their next employees. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.  

Sep 07 2017

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It’s All About Backboards – 360w360 E.247

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking as the Labor Day Weekend holiday approaches and we plan time with our families, I decided to revisit an “Around the Shop” podcast that discussed backboards. It’s solid woodworking information with an eye toward historically accurate work. Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. Vertical or Horizontal In this Throw-back Thursday, holiday podcast edition, Glen and former 360Woodworking.com partner Chuck Bender discuss backboard position and placement. During the talk you learn how backboards are used in period work, and why some boards ran top-to-bottom while others ran side-to-side. Plus, discover how they were attached back in the day, and how we work with backboards today in order to accommodate seasonal expansion and contraction. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.  

Aug 31 2017

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Bradley McCalister Talks Wood & Tools Used When Turning – 360w360 E.246

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, Bradley McCalister is back to talk about his favorite woods to work with on the lathe, and we discuss various tools used when turning, including scroll chucks, traditional turning tools and turning tools that have interchangeable cutters. Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. A Simple Approach Bradley McCalister’s approach to woodturning is simple. Use the best wood for the project you want to make, which in his world is aspen, poplar or maple (at least right now), and select the best tool for the job at hand. And when it comes to turning tools, he’s happy to see any turner using newer tool designs, such as those with replaceable carbide inserts. In fact, he makes several valid points during the discussion. But he’s still a big fan of traditional tools, too. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.

Aug 24 2017

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Bradley McCalister’s Views on Woodturning – 360w360 E.245

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, Bradley McCalister shares his views on woodturning, including a bit of his history and the path he traveled to become a woodturner, his opinion on why working on a lathe has grown in the past decade and what trends are showing up in the craft at this time. Then we turn the discussion to how to get started woodturning – his answer may not be what you expected. Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. Learning The Basics Bradley McCalister has been involved in woodworking since the age of 12 when he worked with his dad building a desk. After that he built boats and canoes while spending his time in the whitewater rafting industry. While in Colorado building homes – the next stage of life for Bradley – he decides to immerse himself in woodturning. He began as a production art turner, selling to galleries and at craft shows. Today he’s fully invested in woodturning education. He demonstrates and teaches at The Woodworking Shows and is in the process of expanding his website to help build the skills of woodturners of all levels. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.

Aug 17 2017

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Woodturning Patterns by David Heim – 360w360 E.244

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, we talk with David Heim about his new book Woodturning Patterns (Spring House Press). David wrote and illustrated his book – illustrations are 3-D drawings from SketchUp, a program in which David excels. In the book, David has gathered together more than 80 drawings that are full size renditions, except for a handful that are half scale. Patterns found in Woodturning Patterns include kitchenware, play things, knobs and finials, items for shop and garden tools, lamps and candlesticks and bowls, vases and platters. And yes, each of the patterns dimensions added. Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. There’s More to the Story David Heim, a board member at the American Association of Woodturners, knows many big-name turners across the country and throughout the world. He mentions in the interview that he adapted or copied some of the patterns in his latest book from a few of those well-respected woodturners. Plus, he talks about a couple of lathe turning techniques known as jamb chucks – you jamb your project onto a properly sized turned object – and doughnut chucks, which have nothing to do with glazed or cake donuts. But there are a couple of doughnut-shaped rings that are bolted together that grasp your object as you turn. If you are at all interested in turning, this book should be in your library. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.

Aug 10 2017

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Ron Bontz Talks About Saws – 360w360 E.243

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, we catch up with Ron Bontz of BontzSawWorks.net. Ron talks about how often a hobby woodworker should sharpen their saws (most do it too often), saw plates and woods you should pass on when making handles. Plus, he provides the best answer to my lingering question about TPI and PPI. He also explains why he’s suspended taking new orders (we should all hope to be too busy in our businesses), and when he expects to open up that process again. Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. Handsaws: More Than Most Need to Know BontzSawWorks.net is a one-man company that produces magnificent handsaws. Ron Bontz, the owner, began making saws for himself – he wasn’t happy with handsaws that were available at the time. After a few woodworkers got their hands on his saws,  he found himself in the saw-making business. Ron covers the full scope of handsaws from dovetails saws to tenon saws and everything in between. He also makes and sells awls, mallets and a half-blind, dovetail tool (stop by his website for more information). As you listen to Ron during this podcast, his passion for handsaws shows. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.

Aug 03 2017

16mins

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Selling Lumber as a Business – 360w360 E.242

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, Chad Muterspaw from CRLumber.com shares his path to becoming a lumber retailer. He decided early on that he wasn’t going to turn his hobby (woodworking) into a business, so he started selling lumber as a business. Learn how advertising on a popular woodworking television show helped turn the corner, and discover what he found to be the most difficult aspect of getting his business off the ground. Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. Customers Show Trends After deciding to sell lumber to other woodworkers, Chad Muterspaw, a woodworking in his own right, set about building a business. Today he sells both at his yard and to woodworkers all over the country via the Internet. Just like any other businessman, Chad learns from his customers. One hot area in woodworking today is natural-edge slabs. CRLumber.com, along with domestic and exotic hardwoods, cuts slabs on site using a bandsaw or chainsaw mill. Plus, they dry their own slabs in one of two small kilns built for that single purpose. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.

Jul 27 2017

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The Best Woods for Upholstery – 360w360 E.241

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, Mike Mascelli is back to talk more on upholstery. Along with the longevity of good-quality furniture and upholstery work, Mike talks about the best woods to use for frames that are to be upholstered – it’s all about lumber that allows and holds tacks and staples. But you’re not giving up any structural integrity. Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. How Long Should Upholstered Furniture Last If you’re after information on what materials to use on your upholstered furniture, Mike Mascelli is the guy to ask. In this podcast Mike tells us about foams and latex – did you know that Henry Ford purchase a rubber tree farm to make sure he had latex for tires? He also discusses the best woods for your chair frames – you don’t have to sacrifice wood strength to make your upholsterer happy. In addition, Mike pulls down the curtain on leather, and how companies are making a hybrid product that’s often sold as leather. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.

Jul 20 2017

17mins

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More With Matt Furjanic of Inlaybanding.com – 360w360 E.240

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, Matt Furjanic of inlaybanding.com returns to talk more about his company and other inlay topics. The discussion travels along topics such as how important dry woods are to making bandings, and how he slices his loafs into strips, which includes setting the fence to the right of the workpiece. Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. Woodworking In Thousandths This time around Matt Furjanic of Inlaybanding.com talks about woods he uses in bandings, including which woods are so oily that they ruin sandpaper, and alternatives to those woods. And would you believe that his favorite wood for inlay and banding shows signs of decay. Yep. He likes using spalted maple. What I found amazing is that he slices his banding loaves at his bandsaw while moving the fence with each slice – after cutting thousands of yards of inlay, he has an eye for minute measurements. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.

Jul 13 2017

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Matt Furjanic Talks about Inlaybanding.com – 360w360 E.239

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, we spend time with Matt Furjanic of inlaybanding.com. Matt discusses how he he got started in the business – it’s a great story that is probably more common than you think –  and shares some of his thoughts on woods and glues used to make bandings of all kinds. Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. Small Pieces Make a Business Matt Furjanic has around 200 different bandings for sale in his online store. And while some are the same designs just in different widths, each of the sticks were made by Matt. He is always on the lookout for new designs to reproduce, such as the inlay from a table built for the captain of the Titanic he discovered by chance while watching “Antiques Roadshow.” He also provides some interesting information on glues he uses, and when one is better than another. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.

Jul 06 2017

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Mike Mascelli Talks Upholstery: Furniture & Automobile – 360w360 E.238

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In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, professional upholsterer Mike Mascelli talks about similarities and differences between furniture and car upholstery – you may be surprised to learn that timelines for changes do not run parallel. Plus, he pulls back the curtain on upholstery found in today’s furniture. Scary! Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun. If you have topics you’d like covered in future episodes, click here to send 360woodworking an email. Coil or Zig Zag Springs? Mike began his upholstery career in the world of automobiles. Along the way, he crossed over to furniture, too. He’s developed a great understanding of the transition of upholstery, and is quick to point out traditional work versus what has come about since the end of World War II, which is the transition point for automobile upholstery. Surprisingly, the mass exodus from coil springs to zig zag  springs in furniture didn’t happen for another decade or so. And your eyes will surely open when you here what constitutes acceptable upholstery today. If you haven’t joined 360WoodWorking already, click here to get even more great woodworking information. You can even give the gift of woodworking knowledge to someone you know, by clicking here.

Jun 29 2017

14mins

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