#25: Woodworking with Wild Wood Figure

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In this week's episode, we have guest Robin Lewis on all the way from Australia to chat about dealing with wood figure when woodworking. Figure can mean tons of tearout and other issues if you don't pay attention, and talk about tips to avoid these pitfalls.

What are we working on?

  • Zack: Flags
  • Johnny: Waterfall Coffee Table
  • Robin: Pencil Holder


Show Topic: Woodworking with Wild Wood Figure

  • Johnny: Upgrading to helical head jointer and planer to help deal with this. For Robin, how do Aussie woods differ and how do you manage?
  • James: Scraper and Perfectly set hand plane. Curly Oak


Q & A:

If Robin is on, I'd like to hear about wood availability in his location. I've heard plywood is prohibitively expensive.

Brian Bales

What’s new/what are we watching/reading?

Favorite tool/product this week?

FigureHelical HeadWood GrainWoodworking

James Wright