Shop Talk Live - Fine Woodworking (general)
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.

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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

Shop Talk Live 38: Brian Boggs' Brainy Shop Machinery

This week, we report to you live from Fine Woodworking's second annual live event in New Haven, CT, and welcome the Modern Woodworkers' Association to the show. Plus, Brian Boggs, one of the south's most notable chairmakers, sits in for an interview.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-38.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28am EST

Shop Talk Live 37: SawStop Portable in the Works?

This week, Ed Pirnik and Asa Christiana report live from AWFS 2013, one of the biggest woodworking machinery and supply shows anywhere. We cover a whole host of new tools and grab exclusive interviews with the brains behind them--including an update regarding SawStop's portable unit, straight from the horse's mouth!

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-37.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am EST

A finely-built cabinet is useless if you can't get the doors and drawers open. Find out how to prevent wood movement problems and get your woodworking questions answered on this week's Fine Woodworking podcast. Plus, why is Ed Pirnik talking about "weenie rollers?"

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-36.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Shop Talk Live 35: Legendary Workshops

Matt Kenney continues his interview with master woodworker Michael C. Fortune. Then, the crew offers up its go-to guide for legendary workshops and museums every woodworker should have on their bucket list. And as always, we answer your woodworking questions.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-35.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:10pm EST

Shop Talk Live 34: Bandsaw Master Michael Fortune

This week it's all power tools, all the time. Plus, our exclusive interview with Michael Fortune, a Fine Woodworking-inspired TV drama, and Matt's BIG jointer news!

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode34.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:50am EST

Shop Talk Live 33: Best Bets for Jointer-Planer Upgrades

Are helical cutterheads worth the investment on your jointer? Find out this week on Shop Talk Live. Plus, we reveal an exceptional value for brass hinges, introduce Matt's new theme music, and answer a whole host of your woodworking questions.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-33.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20am EST

Matt Kenney searches the internet for vintage woodworking machinery and bites off a bit more than he can chew. Then it's off to the races as we answer your woodworking questions and offer up even more, yes more, handplane 101.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-32.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:57pm EST