Top Planes, Lumber Drying Times, Books, Roubo, Router Bit Bearings

March 23, 2018

A listing of the questions and their timestamps can be found below.


About my workbench:

Those Books:
The Complete Book of Woodworking:
Practical Furniture Design:
Hybrid Woodworking:

00:34 Do you have any wood working books you’ve learned a lot from? (Not a chance to plug your friends, hybrid woodworker…) – Jeff Eberl
03:07 When is the last time you combed your hair? – Jordan Peckham
03:12 When the general rule for drying lumber is 1 year per inch. How do you dry yours so fast without a kiln? – Matt Bruckner
05:57 Is the snow all gone? Mike Tarz
06:03 When I route using a bit with a bearing the bearing is leaving a little groove how do I stop that? – Brendan Douglas-Henry
07:40 Do you ever see yourself doing anything else in life? – Oh Asis
08:38 Hey Matt, If you were to make a new workbench, would you re-make your roubo exactly as is ? If not, what would you make in stead or change about it? – Zack Eakin
11:08 Where do dispose of all the sawdust and loose bark etc. from all the milling? – Peter Compton
11:30 Now that you’ve been milling for a while, using what you milled, collecting monster logs, and getting through that pile has your target prey (trees) changed any? Are you going to be more selective in the future of what you go get and mill to keep or is it still size matters most? What’s you’re white whale in trees? – Wortheffort
13:27 I’d love to see more milling I know it’s repetitive but I just can’t get enough. – william Jarman
13:35 What would you suggest would be your top 5 planes? I haven’t used planes that much, but need to get better at finessing wood projects through planing. Thanks – David Wise


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  • John Mattox says:

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    Great stuff! I find mys of the arching to learn and be entertained.

    With regards to the large slabs, how are you planing them to make tables?

    John Mattox, Franklin, TN

  • Ty Pelfrey says:

    To the guy who would send you money for a haircut just be thankful you got some to cut. Us older folks don’t mind the color it turns but don’t want it to turn loose lol

  • Ty Pelfrey says:

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    Matt thanks for your video of resin table if was great to see how Confidant you were getting it out of a mold. I would need a need Xanax . I would be terrified and scared hoping I did it like you can. Bu the way I forgot to put my address on where it was to be delivered. Lol you do so much detail on the high boy I was amazed. Please keep the videos coming and I hope you get to sleep with new born in the house.

  • Thomas W. Rutherford says:

    Matt Just joined your site. Enjoying your comments and band saw series. I have used a chain saw to salvage wood, but from your band mill it works much better. also, wanted to know if you know anything about the Harvey dust collection I see on web. Also, other woodworking machinery by Harvey??? Thank you in advance. Tom

    • Thank you! I don’t know much about Harvey other than the dust collector looks pretty insane.

  • Matt What can you tell us about the Harvey equipment that I see on the net? Different kind of dust collection and I see other tools they Make??? Thanks for info. Tom

  • Steve Dehler says:

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    I have some American Chestnut that was cut down in about 2007 and air dried The pieces have a yellow stain that I can’t seem to sand away. Are you aware of a product or a way to remove the stain. Staining it with a dark walnut stain covers the stain but I love the natural color but not the yellow stain. I am making a table. 651-331-1585

  • Matt, I would be happy to send haircut money! Hello from Houston.

    • hahahaha! Thanks Ron!!

  • Hay Matt looking for those 30in band saw wheels where did you find them I need some for mine can’t find 30 inch. michaelwillcutt973@gmail .com don’t mind send me a Gmail like to order a set . good job