Shop Talk Live - Fine Woodworking

Rollie Johnson answers a batch of listener questions about dust collectors, homemade bandsaws, tool steel, cutter speed, power feeders, classic furniture drawings, machine restoration, and drying lumber.

This episode is sponsored by Mortise and Tenon Magazine -

0:00 - Intro
3:17 - One stage vs. two stage dust collectors
11:59 - Should I make a bandsaw or buy one?
18:55 - Why aren't chisels and planes made of high-speed steel?
22:37 - How does speed affect cut quality?
29:32 - Uses for a power feeder
37:20 - What to do with all these machines?
45:16 - Furniture drawings
50:33 - Using a greenhouse as a lumber kiln

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