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1,011 - Building with Wood and Metal

June 27th, 2014

Episode 101 of 489 episodes

If you like building things, then you’ll love this episode about building things. Slow Audio: 1:24 Explanation: 3:27 Fast Dialog: 16:53 Hugo: Wow, when you said that you did some woodworking on the weekends, I thought you meant refinishing furniture. But this! This is a real workshop and you’re actually building furniture. Shawna: Yeah, this is what I’m working on right now. I’m building a dining table and chairs. Hugo: The grain is beautiful on this piece of hardwood. It certainly looks better than the plywood furniture I have in my house. What is all this? Shawna: Just some basic tools: saws, chisels, and drills. Hugo: And what is all this metal for? Shawna: I’m adding some grillwork for the back of the chairs. I don’t usually do metalwork, but I’m keeping it simple. Hugo: This doesn’t look simple. These pieces have been welded together, and is that used for soldering? Shawna: You got it. When all is said and done, I’ll have a new dining room set with a large table and eight chairs. Hugo: Wow, I’m impressed. Shawna: Want to try your hand at it? Hugo: No thanks. You see these 10 fingers? I’m rather fond of them. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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