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2008-03-12 03:10:36.585203+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-03-12 14:22:22.114537+00 by: Dan Lyke

In fact, I think this'll be the thing that gets me to hook up the laptop to the new TV, so we can watch these episodes some evening while we're crafting in the living room. Not fast or tightly edited, but letting this play in the background I'm picking up some cool stuff, and watching Maloof's work come together is very instructive.

And I haven't even started to explore the other tabs.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-03-12 14:23:53.936734+00 by: m

Thanks. I had been watching for a while, but thewoodworkingchannel had changed its software and I could not decode the stream or see the program schedule. With all the repeats it was not worth booting up into M$. At least the Maloof series can be decoded under *nix.

Maloof was an interesting character, and a great woodworker. Please note that some finishes that bear his name have had bad reviews.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-03-12 14:37:09.545303+00 by: Dan Lyke

Thanks for that heads-up. I'm learning not only that finishing is a very personal thing, but that the conventional wisdom is probably tempered strongly by advertising and that there are probably hidden technique issues that the those who recommend the materials probably aren't aware they were doing.

Two weeks ago we went to dinner, and our host had built his house himself, from the redwood paneled walls to the doors to the details of the wood trim, and he's also a wooden boat fan (he's got a wooden sailboat in the mid 30 foot range). We've been reworking a fir door we picked up at the local building materials place for $10, and we've been hearing "spar varnish" over and over again. He said "go with Penofin and just plan on refreshing it every year, over 20 or 30 years it'll be less work to apply the oil over what's there than to totally re-sand the varnish when it needs rework".

Totally not what we've heard from other people, but this guy has lots of wood in worse environments than we're concerned about, so I think we're gonna trust him. Of course what we're trusting him with is not the $10 it cost us to get the door, but the hours it cost us to sand it down and clean it up.