well we have a webisode to get up tomorrow night , and I am just now getting it completed, that’s pushing it , the girls are complaining, it has to be edited and uploaded, the upload takes about 5 hours for one hour of video , then its right back to another webisode , takes a lot of time to get them done , doesn’t seem it but you can spend 5 or 8 hours to get a 1 hour show, but the nice thing is , what you see doesn’t have all the repetitive stuff , I mean who wants to watch glue dry , or watch someone tighten clamps , after the first few , you get the point , but them clamps have to get put on, then there is the material processing , watching wood go thru a planer or sander, well you get the point , but it has to be done .
The router bits are shipping , I am so pleased, Whiteside had me sign a piece of paper and fax it to them , they then laser signed the shafts of all the bits , it looks like I did it with an ink pen , they were pleased as this is first time they had tried it , it really worked well, don’t know that any one care’s, but it was fun to see it happen .
well its lunch time , so here I am, talking with you, nothing big and exciting , just working and whittling wood , well almost , the core for the show lowboy is made from MDF , not one of my favorite materials, I love it for jigs and stuff , but other wise , well , I prefer the real deal , but is it me or does MDF dull your bits and blades more so than even hard wood .
Speaking of the real deal , Ed built a big 4 ft wide X 8 ft tall book-case thing out of cherry plywood, any way , for what ever reason he didn’t notice that the grain on the side was leaning way to the right , meaning the veneer had been glued on crooked , well when he stained it , it looked horrible , ( this was at his full-time job), so his boss and he were freaking out , looked like it would be “destruction time “, so they ask me if I had any suggestions , thought about it for a bit , and decided to get a sheet of 1/4 cherry faced plywood , we cut it to size , then ran it thru the drum sander , sanding the back side way down to create a heavy veneer , sanded the original side well, added a 3/16 piece to the face frame , then glued the veneer over the side , used some MDF as a caul , and clamped it down, it came out perfect , we had about a 1/16 proud face frame , so I put some heavy tape on the plywood, and using a spiral flush trim , ran down the side , flushed it up , a little quick sanding , and it was good as new, luckily the side extended in to a room and we had the room to do the add-on , but when it was finished, no one will know , but after looking at the cost of the plywood , it would have been about the same , and in this case a lot cheaper to have done a solid wood side , and now days with the tissue thin veneers, I’m still not convinced that plywood saves anything , noted exception to internal partitions and shelves and so forth , but even then , having to edge all the stuff , and trying to get a decent finish , I am still not convinced , some of this stuff you can actually see the glue under the veneer , and as i recall the 1/4 inch piece was about 60 .00 and change … I will stick with the real deal … especially for furniture .. just me I guess,
well the sandwich is gone , and so are the chips, so guess its back at it , later y’all