In this episode we discuss a variety of topics from military spending, racist trademarks and our future job perspectives. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… well actually it is a plane but should we still be buying it? A band tries to register their contentious name as a trademark but should they be allowed to? Jobs are fleeing the country but is it really Mexico or China’s fault? Listen to our thoughts and don’t forget to send us your feedback!
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Awhile back, I made some end tables out of a couple of old pallets that were hanging around my workshop. Unfortunately, due to an inherent flaw in the design of these tables, one of them developed a pretty serious crack after just a few months of being inside of my house:
In order to fix the crack, I had to cut the table top apart and replace the broken pieces, and then rebuild the mitered maple frame that encircles the piece. Speaking of the frame – commenters on both Reddit and YouTube helpfully pointed out that it’s actually the cause of the issues. Basically, the laminate pieces that make up the table top will expand and contract across their grain as the humidity in the room changes. The maple frame that encircles the table top holds them in place, preventing them from moving. If the forces within the table top get too strong, the wood will crack to relieve the pressure. So, stay tuned for part three of the end table saga wherein I totally rebuild the table tops? We’ll see how long they go before cracking again.
Through the magic of pre-recording this episode of SlightlySauced continues on where we left off from last time! NASA plans to mine an asteroid – better call Bruce Willis! Jason Kottke writes a blog about things you should probably know – and we talk about some of them! Mennonites are getting a bad rap again – and Weird Al isn’t to blame this time! And more! !!
On this episode of SlightlySauced we talk about all sorts of crazy things – if that wasn’t already immediately apparent based on the title of the show – and give you some of our recommendations on cool things to check out. More of the ‘classic’ cast rejoins us and we even have some listener feedback!