Video Woodworkers I Watch #15: Linn Orvar (Darbin Orvar)

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 04-07-2015 11:47 PM 3764 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Linn Orvar has a unique way of doing woodworking. Her shop looks like it was decorated by Martha Stewart and she always adds a flair to her projects. Linn first came to my attention through a mention by Steve Ramsey who in turn heard of her from the old Weekly Woodworking Wrap-up Review by the Drunken Woodworker. Some of her projects my be termed craft projects, but anyone who hand cuts joinery deserves to be termed a woodworker.

Linn’s main YouTube channel, named for her dog, Darbin is here [link]

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 04-08-2015 01:37 AM

Breaking the plywood glueline first invalidates the performance of the glues tested. Also, the term used for the amount of force applied should be in Ft-Lbs (technically LbF-Ft), not pounds, as there is a moment arm involved; there is no real control on the placement of the weights. Made lots of nice crashing sounds, though. I give it a 38.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#2 posted 04-08-2015 11:29 AM

I don’t think even Matthias Wandel used foot-pounds in his video on the subject of joint strength. I could be wrong. It’s been a while.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 04-16-2015 03:07 PM

Looks like your weakest link is the plywood. Most of the glues held up well except for the liquid nails. Need to go back to the drawing board on this one. IMHO.

Shop looks awesome, tho.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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