STL272: The tip of the end-grain slicing board?


Query 1:

From Michael:
Hey Ben, I used to be speaking with potential shopper a few making him a slicing board. I confidently advocate finish grain when folks ask about slicing boards. However he did some analysis and confirmed me this video that debunks the concept that finish grain is the superior alternative.  The video is 3 years previous, so possibly you’ve come throughout it already. If you happen to haven’t, I might love to listen to your tackle it. Additionally, there are different very attention-grabbing factors these kitchen professionals make about slicing boards that I feel woodworkers want to know.

Query 2:

From Jarmo (in Germany):
I’m engaged on the desig of a Krenov-style wall cupboard and want to embody a kumiko panel within the stable wooden door. (Allthough, I assume, with kumiko it wouldn’t actually be Krenov-style any extra…)
How ought to I connect the kumiko and cope with wooden motion? The door could be about 14″ huge with a 6″ by 6″ kumiko panel within the center.
Is the panel sufficiently small, in order that I may simply glue it in or ought to I exploit some form of body to make it float inside its opening? Every other concepts?

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Query 3:

From Bob:

My query is about field making. I’ve made loads of stuff through the years however have not often ventured far-off from butt joints, rabbets and an occasional pocket gap becoming a member of. I hear you all speak continuously about making bins that are easy AND could be a problem so I attempted one the opposite day with rabbet joinery and uncovered dowels to decorate it barely. I rabbeted a high to suit and general I used to be happy with the result. I did study from all of you that “sneaking up on a match” could be very acceptable woodworking to stop stressing out over making that one reduce match perfecting with only one reduce. It was a pleasure.

My query:
What would you counsel as my subsequent step to go somewhat farther with the nook joinery and high with out leaping in over my head? I feel the reply is field joints and a hinged high however i’d love to listen to your strategies.

Query 4:

From Tom:
Shoptalk group,
I learn Mario Rodriguez’s article in Situation 234 (Make Shellac Your Go-To End) about the way to combine, prep for, and apply shellac. Nonetheless, I cant appear to keep away from drips, pooling, and brush marks. When I attempt to treatment these errors with an abrasive pad or razor blade per the article, I nonetheless find yourself with streaks or lumps of shellac within the completed product. I’ve been beginning with a freshly combined 1lb reduce wash coat, then a 1 1/2lb reduce to construct a end. Any concepts about the way to enhance my course of?

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