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An audio show that talks about the joy of woodworking. Leh Meriwether, a full time lawyer and part owner of his own law firm, shares how he balances Work, Family, and Woodworking to build useful pieces of art that family and employees can use everyday. His work encompasses a variety of projects, including his children's furniture, dining tables, his desk at his office, and fancy pens that his own employees use to impress clients (just to name a few).
 
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This week Jimmy Diresta, Bob Clagett and David Picciuto talk about coding, person as product and iteration. What We're Working On Jimmy Diresta: Still on set for a TV show David Picciuto: Working on the dog bed and wedding rings Bob Clagett: Building a walk-in closet, spent some time coding Links: Workshop for Warriors What we're watching: David's …
 
This week Jimmy Diresta, Bob Clagett and David Picciuto talk about social media. What We're Working On Jimmy Diresta: Still filming in California David Picciuto: Making new rings for this year, working on a pet bed invention Bob Clagett: Taking a break this week, working on a renovation for next week What we're watching: David's Pick of the Week: C…
 
Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/woodshoplife Guy 1) I am looking at getting a Festool domino machine. I was wondering which one you all use the most? They are a lot of money and I want to get both, but only one is in the budget currently. I am currently building a big green egg cart similar to Mark Spagnolo and he used both in his bu…
 
This week Jimmy Diresta, Bob Clagett, and David Picciuto talk about what’s in your go-bag for a 1-month trip. What We're Working On Jimmy Diresta: In Burbank for shooting Making It (the tv show) David Picciuto: Making new wedding rings, editing two videos Bob Clagett: Made a Star Wars inspired server rack Links: V-Mic D4 Duo What we're watching: Da…
 
This week Jimmy Diresta, Bob Clagett and David Picciuto talk about patents, inventions and obsessing over ideas. What We're Working On Jimmy Diresta: Headed out to Hollywood soon, finishing trailers. David Picciuto: Made a video about reinforcing miter joints Bob Clagett: BITS video about choosing battery powered tools What we're watching: David's …
 
Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/woodshoplife Guy 1) I've been woodworking nearly 4 years and do it as a part time business. This year, business has really taken off and I'm getting several large commissions. Because of this, I finally pulled the trigger on a Fuji Q5 Platinum HVLP. I figured if I was gonna spray... go all the way. My …
 
This week Jimmy Diresta, Bob Clagett and David Picciuto talk about developing products and solving problems. What We're Working On Jimmy Diresta: Made a boot knife, Maloof rocking chair David Picciuto: Made picture frame jigs, plant stands Bob Clagett: Made a canoe cart Links: Ask This Old House Podcast What we're watching: David's Pick of the Week…
 
This week Jimmy Diresta, Bob Clagett and David Picciuto talk about super powers. What We're Working On Jimmy Diresta: Working on Maloof inspired rocking chair David Picciuto: Made some new/old jigs Bob Clagett: Made a Murphy bed at Josh’s house What we're watching: David's Pick of the Week: TFI - Fusion 360 Bob's Pick of the Week: Devil’s Toothpast…
 
Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/woodshoplife Guy 1) I've been building small furniture projects (Shaker tables, end tables, walnut table, lounge chairs) in my hobby shop using a skill saw or a hand saw when a bandsaw has been called for. My furniture projects are getting more complicated (a dresser, more lounge chairs) and I'm thinki…
 
The new bonus series "Quarantine Cuisine" serves up a conversation with the "Hungry Couple", Miki Sudo & Nick Wehry! These two have been very busy during their quarantine. Nationally televised eating contest? Check. Raising money for charity by eating wings? Sure. Debuting as video game characters? No sweat. Listen in for all this and more. Check o…
 
This week Jimmy Diresta, Bob Clagett and David Picciuto talk about what makes a good build video. What We're Working On Jimmy Diresta: Making a Sam Maloof inspired chair David Picciuto: Working on picture frames videos Bob Clagett: Did collab with the Navy Links: Victorian Homages to YouTubers What we're watching: David's Pick of the Week: The Soci…
 
This week Jimmy Diresta, Bob Clagett and David Picciuto talk about … but why? What We're Working On Jimmy Diresta: Crimson Guitar Build Off David Picciuto: Making a CNC sign for Reverend Guitars Bob Clagett: Made a new paint booth with paint storage, working at Josh’s house What we're watching: David's Pick of the Week: Jeremy Fielding CNC Table Sa…
 
Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/woodshoplife Guy 1) I’m writing about a project where we are making a table and using white oak for the first time. While most boards looked great throughout the milling process, we found that a few board exposed a lot of very small short cracks or voids along the “rays”. I’ve seen this a lot working w…
 
This week Jimmy Diresta, Bob Clagett and David Picciuto talk about client work, innovation and practice. What We're Working On Jimmy Diresta: Building a guitar for a Crimson build-off David Picciuto: Made a bluetooth speaker Bob Clagett: Re-organizing office, added DRO to Bridgeport Links: Blondihacks DRO video What we're watching: David's Pick of …
 
This week Jimmy Diresta, Bob Clagett and David Picciuto talk about how deep learning can be intimidating. What We're Working On Jimmy Diresta: Made BBQ Apron David Picciuto: Getting a new roof Bob Clagett: Went to the dentist, made an R2-D2 display box What we're watching: David's Pick of the Week: Peek inside Rubber Stamp Shop Bob's Pick of the We…
 
Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/woodshoplife Guy 1) Next question: how much time do you spend working on workflow and process in the shop? I’m a night and weekend woodworker who is taking commission orders now and want to ensure I maximize my time in the shop to be the most effective. What are some tips tricks or source material you …
 
This week Jimmy Diresta, Bob Clagett and David Picciuto talk about fingers, trucks, horse barns and goals. What We're Working On Jimmy Diresta: Still making trailers, got his new/old truck David Picciuto: Finished up version 2 of the chair, cut finger in a knife fight with a biker gang. Bob Clagett: Made a custom Model Making Cart What we're watchi…
 
Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/woodshoplife Guys 1) I had a question for you about staining frame and panel doors. A few months back I made a few cabinets that I wanted to match reasonably well with existing kitchen cabinets (made from birch). Everything was going well but when I came to staining the wood I ran into issues. I had te…
 
This week Jimmy Diresta, Bob Clagett and David Picciuto talk about collections. What We're Working On Jimmy Diresta: Making more Bulleit trailers David Picciuto: Started version 2 of the chair project Bob Clagett: Made a custom silicone mat What we're watching: David's Pick of the Week: Woby Design Bob's Pick of the Week: Modern Maker Podcast Jimmy…
 
This week Jimmy Diresta, Bob Clagett and David Picciuto talk about chairs, chickens and roadblocks. What We're Working On Jimmy Diresta: Made a digital chicken coop David Picciuto: Finished up chair test, working on a slab chair Bob Clagett: Made weight rack What we're watching: David's Pick of the Week: Dan Levy Bob's Pick of the Week: Random Fand…
 
Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/woodshoplife Guy 1)When is the right time to pull the trigger? I'm currently using an old Grizzly 6" jointer that works fine but limits me in terms of both width and length of stock. What measurements or guidelines do you all use to determine when it's time to upgrade your shop equipment? Joel 2) Right…
 
This week Jimmy Diresta, Bob Clagett and David Picciuto talk about chairs and improving your ideas. What We're Working On Jimmy Diresta: Has an extra 60 sheets David Picciuto: Put out a video about a Harbor Freight hydraulic lift Bob Clagett: Still trying to figure out aluminum welding. Finished up canopy bed video What we're watching: David's Pick…
 
Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/woodshoplife Sean 1) What method do you guys use for waterfall joints (besides domino) and are biscuits and glue strong enough? Nick 2) I picked up 4 slabs of white oak that measure about 10 ft by 15” wide and 2 1/4” thick. I set up a router sled leveled everything on saw horses and as it turns out a c…
 
This week Jimmy Diresta, Bob Clagett and David Picciuto talk about TIG welding ,water jets and lack of motivation. What We're Working On Jimmy Diresta: Finished up trailers, has to make more. David Picciuto: Put out a vlog about the go-kart Bob Clagett: Made a potting bench, definitely feeling the summer What we're watching: David's Pick of the Wee…
 
Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/woodshoplife Guy 1) I've recently upgraded/downgraded from a Delta 3 phase 5hp unisaw right tilt (mucho power, not much safety) to a Sawstop 3hp left tilt (less power- more safety ). Is there any difference in approaching cuts for the left vs. right tilt? My crosscut sled has to be remade, I have to re…
 
Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/woodshoplife Guy 1) Hey guys. Question on horsepower for table saws. I’m slowly moving toward upgrading my table saw (I won’t mention the brand so Guy won’t have a reason to make fun of me but let’s just say I’m looking forward to not dying). I currently have a 1.5 hp older delta contractor saw. My que…
 
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