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Forum topic by WGBHRoughCut posted 03-13-2013 06:06 PM 1183 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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WGBHRoughCut

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03-13-2013 06:06 PM

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Looking for an easy way to edge join two pieces of wood? Try a Butt Joint http://www.thomasjmacdonald.com/rough-cut-woodworking/media/video.php?vid=bba0810cf.

-- Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac


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WGBHRoughCut

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#1 posted 03-15-2013 04:01 AM

How so?

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#2 posted 03-15-2013 04:15 AM

I would call this edge jointing.
This is a butt joint.

I like Tommy he has a good personality

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#3 posted 03-15-2013 11:07 AM

You have lost me there do you what to now how to make good but jiont or are you showing use ?

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#4 posted 03-15-2013 12:32 PM

I am a fan of both Tommy Mac and woodcraft, and am also a contributing member of the WGBH leadership circle. I think it’s great that some of the videos are getting out, however as Scotsman9 pointed out the content posted thus far is extremely sophomoric and better suited for a “DIY” type forum.

There is a good mix of skill on this site, but when posting tips from a nationally recognized and respected woodworker, the preference will not be the “101” type stuff that most of us already take for granted. Match jointing edges is almost as fundamental and basic as plugging in a table saw before turning it on. Maybe if there was more in depth content such as proper plane choice with a few examples, and why a #5 is a better choice than a #7, it would be more well received.

In addition, I would not refer to the example as a butt joint. When I think butt joint, I envision what Jim posted – long grain to end grain 90 degree joints.

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#5 posted 03-15-2013 01:27 PM

Hi everyone,

For those of you that are more advanced, stay tuned for more in-depth content. Also planning on doing a Q&A session with Tommy soon. Always open to ideas from fans on things they would like us to post to this site too. Just reply or send me a message.

Thanks,
Mike

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#6 posted 03-16-2013 04:28 AM

Mike
Since your not a woodworker it might be good to talk to one before posting videos. I’m guessing someone suggests what you post to help promote Rough Cut but if they are not woodworkers it might be better that they talk to someone who is a woodworker before making and posting videos on woodworking web sites. I’m sure WGBH knows far more than I do and lots of other LJs members about producing a TV show but if they suggested this video for the average LJ member they are not in tune as to the kind of information woodworkers are looking for. Just my opinion.
I think it’s great that the Rough Cut show whats a presence on Ljs .

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