Shop Talk Live - Fine Woodworking (general)
STL 53: Bitchin' Block Rabbet Planes

Matt Kenney starts a heated debate on the use of flock by box makers. Then it's off to the races as we handle a whole host of questions on rabbet planes, block planes, rabbeting block planes—you name it! Plus, Fine Woodworking's resident reclaimed lumber expert talks shop.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-53.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41am EDT

STL 52: A Hit Man in the Workshop

Get the inside scoop on weird woodworking road stories. Plus, your questions on handplaning vs. sanding, shooting boards, hide glues, expansion and contraction issues with tricky wood doors, and more.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-52.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32pm EDT

STL 51: Used Diapers in the Workshop?

How can cloth diapers help you in the workshop? Tune in and find out. Plus, your questions on cold glue-ups, live edge tops, drill/driver voltage, and more.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-51.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38am EDT

STL 50: Tool Bombs and Colonial Woodworking

Matt Kenney fills us in on an annual gathering of period furniture-makers in Colonial Williamsburg and we introduce a brand-new segment we're dubbing "Tool Bombs." Plus, questions on everything from vintage handplanes and bug-infested wood—to basement workshops and handplane micro-bevels.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-50.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT

STL 49: Power Tool Power

Learn what all those hyped up horsepower ratings on your favorite power tools really mean in terms of a motor's capability. Plus, questions on workbench tops, kitchen cabinet construction, bent-wood laminations, and more! Plus, Matt Kenney dishes out on his experiences selling commisioned furniture pieces.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-49.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51am EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT