The Boggs Bench Blogs

The Ask Brian Boggs Show – Episode 4

In this episode, Brian reveals what makes a greenwood chair work, steps to avoid wood warping, how to avoid sticker stain in lumber, and much more. Subscribe on YouTube  – Listen on iTunes TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE What Makes A Greenwood Chair Work Steps to Avoid Wood Warping Avoiding Sticker Stain in Lumber Storing Greenwood How Thick to Saw Wood Veneers Past

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What Makes A Greenwood Chair Work

I received this question in episode 4 of the Ask Brian Boggs Show: “Can Brian explain his technique on glueless chairs, where he hyper-dries rungs and assembles before they swell.” ~ Martin Goebel If you all don’t know who Martin Goebel is, check out Goebel & Co. Furniture. They do some really interesting stuff up there in St. Louis, Missouri. I

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How Thick to Saw Wood Veneers

I received this question in episode 4 of the Ask Brian Boggs Show: How thick do you re-saw wood for surface or composite panels? Well, the thickness that we re-saw it is one thing, the thickness that we dress it to is another. So the thickness to re-saw something has partly to do with how well you can control your

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Storing Greenwood

I received this question in episode 4 of the Ask Brian Boggs Show: I have a large walnut tree I will be dropping next week. Would I be better off busting out parts or part-sized pieces green or trying to store the log? Well, it’s the wrong time of year to try to store a log. Walnut … heartwood is

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Avoiding Sticker Stain in Lumber

I received this question in episode 4 of the Ask Brian Boggs Show: I’m having trouble with sticker stain on all white woods and the sap woods of cherry and walnut. Is there an easy way to prevent this or remedy it after the fact? Yes to both. The way that we prevent it in white woods is as much

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Steps to Avoid Wood Warping

I received this question in episode 4 of the Ask Brian Boggs Show: I assume you use wide boards for many of your projects. How do you prevent wide boards from warping? I realize selection is important, but are there any other ways to prevent warpage? There are many ways to prevent warping nevertheless selection is critical. Selection for us,

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The Ask Brian Boggs Show – Episode 3

In this episode, Brian reveals his favorite bandsaw blade, shares his thoughts on Lee Valley vs Lie-Nielson bench planes, sharpening stones, the importances of a moisture meter and more. Subscribe on YouTube  – Listen on iTunes TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE The Importance Of Relating To Your Tools Best Steels for Plane Blades My Favorite Band Saw Blades Hand Plane Short

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My Favorite Table Saw Blade

I received this question in episode 3 of the Ask Brian Boggs Show: What’s your favorite tool … Like what’s your favorite table saw blade, and why? This is a tricky one because I bought my first table saw two years ago. I really haven’t gotten that far into exploring blades. I used to think a lot of Forest City

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Why Woodworkers Should Use A Moisture Meter

I received this question in episode 3 of the Ask Brian Boggs Show: I’m just starting out. How important is it to use a moisture meter? Well, if you’re making spoons, it’s not all that important, but if you’re making furniture where you’re gluing things together, or using joinery, where parts are bonded, or fixed together, moisture content is as

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