Shop Talk Live - Fine Woodworking
STL 48: Guitar God Mike Pekovich

This week, we introduce Mike Pekovich: Rock God, answer your woodworking questions, and gain insights into woodworking for a profit.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-48.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EST

STL 47: Compromising Photos from FWW

This week Ed reports on a shopmade gift that fell flat on its face and introduces a new Visual Shop Stumper, Plus, the guys answer questions on epoxy, sharpening a spokeshave, buying lumber on Craigstlist, and more.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-47.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:21am EST

STL 46: Ed Cuts the Cord—Literally

With the holidays here, it's time to reflect on past "service woodworking" projects and answer reader questions on everything from handplanes and finishes—to the ancient Golden Ratio. Plus, Ed cops to his most boneheaded shop move, EVER!

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-46.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

We welcome our new editor onto the show and tackle questions including tips on working with furniture-grade plywood, bandsaw wisdom, and how dumpster diving can get you into trouble. Plus, we tackle the question of whether Shop Talk Live is too heavy on chit-chat and too light on woodworking. To do this, we debut a brand new segment that just might take the "fun" out of Fine Woodworking!

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-45-v2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Shop Talk Live 44: Big Changes for Fine Woodworking

This week we announce some big changes at Fine Woodworking magazine before diving into questions concerning specialty handplanes, steambending wood, and more. Plus, the Audio Shop Stumper returns with a very special Shop Talk Live challenge!

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-44.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58am EST

Shop Talk Live 43: Richard Raffan Comes Stateside

This week we welcome celebrated Australian woodturner Richard Raffan to Shop Talk Live and offer readers a chance to get their hands on a lathe christened by the master himself. Plus, we answer a whole host of questions on router tables, handplanes, dust collection, and just how much shop is enough.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-43.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am EST

This week on Shop Talk Live, Ed Pirnik reports on some government big-wigs at a foreign U.S. consulate who read Fine Woodworking magazine and gives the low-down on a brand-new video set under construction at FWW's editorial office. Plus, your questions on toxic paste wax, resawing basics, raised panel doors, and a whole lot more.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-42.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm EST

Shop Talk Live 41: Ask a Rocket Scientist

Tablesaw safety comes center-stage as we bring a certified, honest-to-goodness rocket scientist to Shop Talk Live. Plus, we answer a variety of questions including how to deal with "gummy" bandsaw blades, stubborn handplane tearout in figured maple, and hand tools for intricate inlay work.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-41.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am EST

Shop Talk Live 40: From Compass Planes to Corrugated Planes

This week's show brings questions on compass planes, clamp pads, wiping varnish and more, as we answer your questions. Plus, FWW art director Mike Pekovich fesses up to the biggest Smooth Move in the history of Shop Talk Live!

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-40.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:44pm EST

This week we break down the reasons for taking the plunge into the world of handplanes and offer a whole host of tips for tuning up a vintage spokeshave (essentially a handplane). Our Audio Shop Stumper is back again this week with a chance to bring home not one prize, but two! Plus, your woodworking questions answered!

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-39.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm EST