For the first time ever, we have the ability to live stream stuff from our shop in Covington, Ky. It’s still pretty low-tech (it will be through a laptop camera) but it’s a start.
To break in the new technology, we will hold a live “Question Time” session at 11 a.m. (Eastern) on Jan. 30. Megan Fitzpatrick and I will answer as many questions as possible about woodworking, publishing and possum menstrual cycles as we can handle in one hour.
You will be able to tune in live, or watch the recording later. Here’s how to participate:
- Send your questions *beforehand* to Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org. The earlier the better. Please make the subject line of your email “livestream question” to ensure it’s not a question about where your darn book is. Like I said, we are happy to answer any sort of question about woodworking, woodland animals or our books. Please send your question as early as possible so we have time to make up a response that involves an Estonian limerick.
- Tune in at 11 a.m. Saturday (Eastern). Use this link to watch it live. We’ll also put up an embedded window on the blog Saturday morning to make it easy for you. If you cannot watch live, we will post the recording sometime Saturday afternoon on the blog.
Please remember: We are not professional actors. The talk will likely be PG13 (partial nudity, strong language, adult situations). So take that into account if you are working at a day care facility.
Most of all, please send questions beforehand so we don’t have to make some up.
— Christopher Schwarz
18 thoughts on “‘Question Time’ at Lost Art Press”
Chris, good for you guys. Live chat, whether Zoom or otherwise, will persist post-covid19, if that ever occurs. Marooned woodworkers are hungry for social interaction. Best yet, electronic brainstorming will produce new ideas.
One YouTuber woodworker and his wife now have a live morning show. Innane but comforting in a time of isolation.
Question: how do you do breadboard ends in a staked table?
Keep on chooglin’.
If the woodworker you’re taking about is who I think it is, he and his wife have been doing their morning show for a few years.
The best part of taking a woodwright shop zoom class with roy was just chatting before and after the presentation and just seeing him riff
I plan to tune in to the first annual LAP video broadcast and while I am happy to listen to you two answer the inquiries of others, there damn well better be a Bean cameo, woodland or otherwise.
You’ll have to talk to Bean’s agent.
Genelde sorular sorarak insanları ve onların düşüncelerini daha iyi kavrarsınız. Bu da yaptığınız işte bir tık daha başarılı olmanızı sağlar. Başarılar diliyorum.
I’m going to listen in for the PG13 part. I hope I am not disappointed.
Looking forward to the partial nudity and strong language, especially if Megan will be jumping up and down on a workbench. Will there be beer?
So far, I can’t think of a single intelligent question that either of you would be willing to answer. I’ll work on it.
We’ll answer anything. Even if it’s to say: Oh my, no.
Now my mind is racing . . .
Wonderful! I’m excited that you are going to be able to present video from the Store Front so all of your devoted followers can experience what only the few who can be physically present at your classes and seminars are able to. Thank you!
My question…..Do you think there will be a Handworks 2021 in Amana, Iowa this year, since Handworks 2020 was cancelled? Or, will it be pushed to 2022? I live in Iowa, about an hour and a half south of the Amana Colonies.
Keep up the great work!
I hope there is a Handworks in 2021, but I don’t have any good information on the plans. I think we are all waiting to see what happens with the virus and the vaccine.
Their website now says “HANDWORKS 2020 HAS BEEN POSTPONED
Due to the pandemic, Handworks 2020 has been postponed to 2021!
Handworks will be held Friday September 3rd through Saturday the 4th of 2021. Please keep an eye on the website for re-registration and more details. See you there!”
Yup, I now realize that simply repeated what Chris wrote. I, too, hope it will be held this year but will cross my fingers.
Chris, for a beginning or an intermediate woodworker building a staked work or dining table (or pick another project), what combination of hand and power tools will produce the best quality result?
I suppose that most use jointers, planers and table saws to prep rough sawn boards to s4s and even to dimensions for hand work. Beyond that, when are power tools more likely to yield a professional product and when are power tools worth the bother?
Tapered octagonal legs are a case in point. One can square the leg on the table saw, then cut the eight sides with a hand plane or (very easily) on the table saw. Tapers can be cut with a hand plane or using a jig on the band saw or table saw, arguably producing more symmetrical facets. The sawn pieces still must be dressed with a hand plane, so what’s the difference? The round tenons can be shaped on a lathe, or using a Veratis tenon cutter (using a power drill or a hand brace) or, heaven forbid, with a draw knife and spokeshave.
What about using a drill press instead of a miter gauge and line of sight to bore those tricky included angle mortises?
Skill building comes into the choice, but a collection of ruined parts is a bummer. And who needs every hand tool skill? Are mistakes more likely with hand tools or power tools? In my experience, power tool mistakes happen faster but not necessarily more often. Paul Sellers says jigs take too long to make and set up, and there is truth to that.
I was cutting tenons on a table for breadboard ends, using a quantity clamp guide, a new, factory built sliding router jig and a cordless palm router. The jig was unstable on the track, so the tenon was a mess. I grabbed my century old Stanley rabbet plane and L-N skew block plane to fix the mistake. Then I flipped the table top and used the hand planes to cut the opposite side of the tenon, faster and with less stress, although I should have knifed the inside edge instead of relying completely on the rabbet plane nicker.
Of course, I could have cut the tenons on a table saw using a dado set.
And what about hand cutting dovetails for carcase sides verses using jigs on a band saw or table saw (but never with a power router)?
I expect you can wax philosophical for some time about the boundaries of hybrid hand woodworking. Should be fun.
You should clear your entire sidewalk, especially all the way to the crosswalk. I could see if there was 2 feet of snow, but two inches? C’mon man… Low effort. Slips and falls in the snow are funny – until they aren’t.
No question for the show here – just a kudos comment for the colors of your storefront and home. I spent a few minutes looking at the posted photo and just thought what a great combination of colors to highlight the shape & features of the building. Nice.
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