Shop Talk Live - Fine Woodworking

Fine Homebuilding editor Justin Fink comes in to discuss shop heating, moving a post, shop floors, walling in utilities, and all time favorite shops of all time

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Plus, the guys talk about deciding what to build, Japanese vs Western style saws, favorite techniques, and what you should add to your holiday wishlist

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Plus, the guys talk about planing veneer, jointing long boards, angled tenons, honing guides, and philosophical woodworking questions

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Plus, the guys talk about outfeed tables, bandsaw drift, veneer thickness, and cross grain glue-ups

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Plus, the guys talk about migrating sawdust staining the surrounding wood, shoulder planes, green wood, and they take a deep dive on drawer fitting

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Plus, the guys talk about the new issue, curved scrapers, prefinishing dos and don't, milling lumber for a workbench top, and dive into what perfection means

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Plus, alternatives to taking woodworking classes, routing circle cut-outs, glue line creeping, favorite tools, and smooth moves

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Plus, the guys talk about drawer reveals, finishing cutting boards, all time favorite techniques and their newest smooth moves

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This episode of Shop Talk Live is sponsored by Audible.

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04:50 - Question 1: 

I have a 400/1000 grit combination diamond stone, a high quality honing guide, and a leather strop. People always talk about removing the burr on the back of the blade after sharpening. I try to do that, but it seems to just bend back around and doesn't come off. I end up with a tiny sliver of iron on the end of my blade which is not straight and that I can bend with my finger. Why is this happening, what am I doing wrong?

-Theo

 

11:00 - Question 2:

Is there a maximum board width you are comfortable gluing up for a table top? I've heard that wider boards that are ripped down somewhat are more stable in the long run. I'm using some hickory for my top, and the boards will be around 10" wide following stock prep. I'd prefer not to rip them down.

-Eric

16:45 - All Time Favorite Tool of All Time... for this week:

Mike - Clamping cauls

Mike Pekovich: Arts and Crafts on Display
Ian Kirby: Gluing Up
Michael Fortune: How to Tame Tricky Glue-Ups

Ben - Lie Nielsen - Boggs curved spokeshave

 

37:50 - Question 3:

I recently made my first shooting board and modeled it after Mike’s shooting board with the sliding speed square for miters. My fence is dead square, checked with multiple hardware store squares but my cuts have yet to yield a square result. The consistent result is a cut that is high on the fence side of the board. After squaring and re-squaring many times I am at a loss. What am I doing wrong?

-Wes

Mike Pekovich: 6 Essential Bench Jigs
Video: Mike Pekovich’s Go-To Work Holding Jigs

46:20 - Ben's Audible recomendation:

Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman
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52:10 - Question 4:

A few months ago, I made a small side table out of cherry for my wife.  The table came out great but I’ve noticed in the past weeks that the glue line has turned into an obnoxious orange color.  The table has sat in indirect sunlight since finished.  The dowels have a “starburst” effect of glue around them and the glue line between the boards in the panel are now clearly visible.  I was wondering if you’d ever experienced this.  I had thought I’d sanded enough to remove any residual glue but perhaps not.  Now that the project has been finished with Arm-R-Seal, would it work to sand off the finish to remove the glue marks and then re-finish it?  In the end, I’d like to make this project look great again.  Any thoughts would be most helpful.  Thanks for your time. 

- Daniel

56:00 - All Time Favorite Technique of All Time... for this week

Ben - Using a finder of a glove to seal your squeeze bottle of finish

Mike - Breaking up a complicated glue up into multiple parts

1:02:30 - Question 5:

When sharpening chisels, do you put a micro bevel on them or just a standard 25 degree?  

-Richard

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Plus, Ben, Matt, and Anissa discuss their favorite furniture makers, rules for the shop, All Time Favorite Tools and FWW Articles

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Plus, the guys talk about dovetail spacing, hollow-chisel mortiser techniques, bucket-list furniture, smooth moves, and introduce a new segment taking a deep dive into surface prep

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The guys are in Vegas and get to chat with skills advocate John Ratzenberger. Rollie Johnson joins and helps answer questions about secondary woods, having logs milled, and grinding on the cheap. 

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Vic Tesolin stops by to talk tools and tool bombs, plus the guys talk about splash-and-go sharpening stones, inexpensive vises, fretsaws, shaping curved legs, tool cabinets, and their all-time favorite woodworking books of all time… for this week.

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With Ben filling in for Tom, and Anissa Kapsales filling in for Matt, the group confesses smooth moves, discusses mortising options, intermediate projects, router tables, flattening cupped boards, and woodworking revelations. Plus, Mike is accused of being a bit cheeky with this all-time favorite technique.

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Plus, the guys talk about how they make drawer stock, tablesaw horsepower, roll around carts, and making a miter sled for a benchtop saw

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Plus, the guys debate working from plans vs. improvising, how much stock to leave when milling, all time favorite techniques, and some recent tool bombs

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Plus, the guys talk about attributes of a good woodworking student, picking the right wood for a project, and their all time favorite furniture and techniques 

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A special episode recorded live from Fine Woodworking Live 2017, featuring guests Peter Follansbee, Vic Tesolin, Joshua Klein, Joe Taylor, and Wilbur Pan

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Plus, the guys talk about finishing drawer sides, planing curly maple, and all-time favorite techniques and tools. They also answer an age-old question: How important is a fore plane?

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Plus, storing handplanes, swapping motors on a dangerous jointer, all time favorite techniques, furniture, and a listener asks the question, why does my plank stank? 

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Which bandsaw blades do you really need? Waterstones: to soak or not to soak. Plus all time favorite techniques and tools (hint: Matt has discovered tape, but it’s not blue!).

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Advice for putting together a hand-tool kit, and some solid advice on picking hammers and mallets for woodworking. Plus, a question about contrast and smooth moves and favorite furniture.

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STL 131: Leg vise lowdown and favorite techniques

Plus the guys talk about keeping stains off workpieces, drill-press mortising attachments, grain direction on tabletops, and Ben makes everyone squirm with one of his favorites.

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STL 130: Workbench advice and waterfall joinery

Bench tips for a fledgling woodworker. Plus a call for help, and update on SawStop vs. Bosch, and our all time favorite furniture and tools.

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STL 129: Vise advice and shipping tips

Using a cast-iron vise as an end vise, tips on shipping furniture safely, and  Matt is haunted by saw diapers. Plus smooth moves and all-time favorite articles.

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STL 128: Favorite chisels and rusty tools

Plus, the guys talk about their favorite furniture of all time, all time techniques, crusty finishes, and the all important question — does your tablesaw need a diaper?

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