TWW Live 03: Simple Woodworking & Photographing Your Work

Morning Show - August 1, 2014


– Last Month’s Winners: Noah Mudge (Powermatic Drill Press)
– This Month’s Giveaway (Enter Now!): Clear Vue CV1800 Cyclone


Check out our new store!
– New SketchUp Viewer launches for iOS and Android and is priced at $9.99.

Featured Project

Margie’s Great Auk Kayak
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– Some kind and thoughtful works from Steve Jordan.

In Case you Missed It

Vet can’t build projects for military families due to HOA restrictions.

– Steve Carmichael at Carmichael Workshop – Whac-A-Woodworker

Laney Shaunessy’s video on the Whirligig Wars:

Instructables Woodworking Projects for Beginners (sent in by Eric)

Gear Up!

– My recommendations for a basic woodworking kit: Plunge Router, 6″ ROS, Drill, Jigsaw, Circular Saw, Chisels, and general purpose Hand Saw.


– How to make your own track for a circular saw.


Ridiculously Simple Furniture Projects by Spike Carlsen

In the Shop

– A close look at the setup I use for photographing my work.
Imact Background Drives
Impact Hooks
Savage 107” Beige Paper Roll
Steve Kaeser Lighting


– @JCRoupp – Once the learning curve is over, are hand cut dovetails just as easy and fast as a jig?
– mattty38 – How do you deal with insects in your shop, especially when finishing?
– Matthew S – Can I handle rough lumber without a planer or jointer?
– Aaron – I’m thinking about buying a turbine sprayer. I’m wondering if I should pay a little more for the extra air pressure option like your higher end model sprayer you have.
– Ozuma4688 – Do you put finish over a painted project. If so, what type of finish?

Tune in to the next show on September 5th at 1pm Eastern!

If you’d like to view the full unedited version of this TWW Live episode, you can watch it here.