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Can You Encase a Human in Epoxy? Blacktail Studio is back. (EP 53)

Support the podcast at:     Cam Anderson from Blacktail Studio is back for the 3.5th time to talk about epoxy, big slabs of wood, and YouTube.   Blacktail Studio is still the most popular woodworking channel on YouTube, recently passing...

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Can You Encase a Human in Epoxy? Blacktail Studio is back. (EP 53)

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Nov. 25, 2022

Can You Encase a Human in Epoxy? Blacktail Studio is back. (EP 53)

Support the podcast at:     Cam Anderson from Blacktail Studio is back for the 3.5th time to talk about epoxy, big slabs of wood,…

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