HTT054 – What Can You Learn from Bad Design?

On today’s show, I discuss setting up a cabinet scraper, sapwood vs. heartwood, attaching handles to thin case sides, slop in bench plane adjusters, and learning from poor furniture designs.

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Listener Questions

  • Don is having a problem getting his cabinet scraper set up.
  • Dave wants to know a bit about the practical differences between sapwood and heatwood.
  • Scott has a question about attaching chest handles to a thin sided case.
  • Mike has a bench plane with a lot of slop in the adjustment.

Topic

Today’s main topic is a discussion of some lessons that can be learned from poor designs.

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