In this episode of the ShopNotes Podcast, John, Logan and Phil discuss using materials other than wood. Plus, some of the traditional and non-traditional tools that they like to keep handy in the shop for special circumstances.
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After discussing complementary materials, the cast also discussed some of their favorite, uh, offbeat tools.
One favorite: folding rulers. These come in two styles: 6' "flippy-floppy" rulers and 2' folding rules.
Phil also shared his shop-made punches for adding textures and patterns to project parts. The punches are shaped with a file on the end of carriage bolts.
John is nearing completion on his shop cleanup center. Good thing, too. He started it 3 years ago.
Phil finally took the step of trying to sharpen a hand saw. He's had this rip saw for awhile and touched up the teeth. Now, it's time to try resawing by hand on a few pine logs he picked up from Chris Fitch.