Shop Talk Live - Fine Woodworking (general)
STL 78: Makin' Sparks on Yer Tablesaw

Ed Pirnik reveals his most boneheaded shop blunder yet. Plus, your woodworking questions on everything from chisels and power tools, to getting started and honing design skills.

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STL 77: A Woodworker's Dream Job

Lee Valley Tools Technical Advisor Vic Tesolin—a woodworker with what lots of folks might consider a "dream job—" stops by to talk shop. Plus, your woodworking questions answered and a quick update on Working Wood in the 18th Century.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

STL 76: The Drunken Woodworker

Drunken Woodworker David Picciuto joins the Shop Talke Live crew to fill us in on everything from bandsawn boxes and Star Wars, to the internet woodworking community and more.

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STL 75: Return of the Tool Bomb

The  gang recounts some of their worst tool purchases ever. Plus, your questions on tablesaws, router tables, handplanes, and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:35am EST

STL 74: Mastering the Molding Plane

Why are molding planes so cool, and where can they outperform a router bit? Plus, Matt Kenney's bogus sick call and questions on everything from workbenches and riving knives, to hand tools and end grain.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

STL 73: Sticking it to the EU

Seems like some guys still rip wood without a fence. Plus, how does a woodworker get a dado set onto a European tablesaw, and your woodworking questions answered.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

STL 72: Another Tablesaw Lawsuit

We interview SawStop president Steve Gass and trial attorney John Bell regarding the latest verdict in a tablesaw liability suit. Plus, big news regarding a new SawStop product!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

STL 71: Return of the Speed Tenon

The guys field questions on everything from vacuum sealing your shellac flakes, to a debate on the safety and merits of Christian Becksvoort's speed tenoning technique.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-71.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:56am EST

STL 70: Lie-Nielsen Live

Shop Talk Live sits down with acclaimed tool maker Thomas Lie-Nielsen. Plus, your woodworking questions answered.

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STL 69: Mike's Goldrush Doppelganger

How does Fine Woodworking's Mike Pekovich have time to craft a magazine while appearing on the Goldrush television show? Plus, Tips on scoring tools at bargain basement prices and your questions on handplanes, milling painted wood, and more.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-69.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

STL 68: Maine Furniture Master Tim Rousseau

Matt Kenney interviews Maine furniture maker and instructor Tim Rousseau on everything from favorite tools and biggest failures, to sage advice for aspiring woodworkers. Plus, your questions on handplanes, card scrapers, sharpening, and a whole lot more!

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-68.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

Ed gets roasted by a reader for exaggerating router bit speeds, causing the team to re-introduce our Ask a Rocket Scientist segment. Plus, your woodworking questions answered.

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STL 66: SawStop Gets a Slider

This week Matt Kenney reports live from the showroom floor of the International Woodworker's Fair on new tool and machinery news. Plus, a few tips on getting started in serious woodworking, your questions, and a whole lot more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:33pm EST

STL 65: Wicked Workshop Tips

Ed & co. relay some of there favorite tips for crafting the perfect workshop before answering your woodworking questions. Plus, Mike on strange Japanese toilets, and tips on how to fool your sanitation man? What?

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-65.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:18pm EST

STL 64: Lie-Nielsen's Epic Open House

Matt Kenney reports on his visit to Maine tool makers, Lie-Nielsen. Plus, new Smooth Moves, Tool Bombs, and your woodworking questions answered.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

STL 63: The Micro-Sized Workshop

Can you still build quality furniture in a workshop shoehorned into an apartment? You betcha. Plus, your woodworking questions on finishing tips, dust collection, bandsaws, and a whole lot more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

STL 62: Chevrolets for Marquetry

This week, Ed somehow manages to bring Chevrolet into a conversation concerning traditional marquetry as we wrap up our two-part interview with period furniture master Patrick Edwards. Plus, your questions on rusty tablesaws, old bandsaws, out-of-square workbenches and much more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

STL 61: Mind-Blowing Marquetry

Asa Christiana interviews marquetry super-star Patrick Edwards, the group fesses up to even more dumpster diving steals, and your woodworking questions answered.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-61.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06pm EST

STL 60: Dumpster Diving for Terrific Tools

Ed and Mike come clean regarding a hobby involving dirty dumpsters. Plus, your questions on workbenches, tablesaw adjustments, block plane sharpening, and more.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-60.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

STL 59: No Such Thing as Too Many Tools

Fine Woodworking contributing editor and self-described tool junkie Rollie Johnson takes your questions on power tools and machinery, and we reveal why anchor chain iron makes great chisels and plane irons. Yup, anchor chain iron. You heard right.

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Conflicts arise as we duke it out over whether woodworking can be considered an "art." Plus, your questions on tablesaw splitters, nasty handplane tearout, high-priced Japanese chisels, and more.

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We learn of a potential new miracle treatment for a tablesaw injury victim, answer your woodworking questions, and gain new insights on the acclaimed woodworkers featured on our back covers.

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STL 56: James Krenov's Legacy Lives On

This week, Shop Talk Live travels to California for an interview with College of the Redwoods lead instructor Laura Mays. Plus, your woodworking questions and even a few words from that late James Krenov.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

STL 55: Mike's Tool Chest Disaster

Mike Pekovich comes clean about a tool chest disaster that cost him a lockset and a bit of his pride. Plus your questions on panel glue-ups, wiping varnish, moisture meters, and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

STL 54: Greatest Hit and a Slight Delay

This week, we're on vacation. So sit back and enjoy one of our greatest hits: it's our 2012 interview with Lee Valley's very own Robin Lee. Learn how your hand tools are made!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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 EST

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:32pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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?"

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:57pm EST

Shop Talk Live 31: Ditch That Miter Saw for a Tablesaw

Fine Woodworking staffers tackle questions on planers, bandsaws, workbenches, and more. Plus, Matt Kenney gets busted for running staples over a jointer, and we catch some serious flack from an angry listener!

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On this week's edition, Ed Pirnik gets a gentle ribbing from his co-hosts. Plus, we dive into understanding handplane bevel angles, the plusses and minuses of jointer/planer combo machines, and more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:04pm EST

Due to an ill host and our normal cast of characters being on the road photographing a variety of new articles for Fine Woodworking magazine, we're postponing the release of Episode 30 until Monday, April 22, 2013.

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Asa Christiana, Matt Kenney, and Ed Pirnik wax poetic on what makes them tick as woodworkers, plus, the guys tackle a whole host of sharpening-related questions on Fine Woodworking's biweekly podcast.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-29.mp3
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This week, we hear a Fine Woodworking staffer's shocking confession about allegations of tool abuse, address some examples of tablesaw safety that leave a lot to be desired, and answer your questions.

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On this week's episode of Shop Talk Live, we hit the road for an interview with furniture master Phil Lowe, then dive into answering your woodworking questions, with a bit of help from actor/woodworker Nick Offerman.

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On this week's edition of Shop Talk Live, editor Asa Christiana officially announces Fine Woodworking Live 2013. Plus, we answer a whole host of woodworking questions, including a debate on how best to tackle big workbench top laminations without a beefy jointer!

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FWW senior editor Matt Kenney decides it's time for an even bigger workbench. Plus, Matt and senior web producer Ed Pirnik go mano-a-mano over differing views on workbench finishes. Plus, your woodworking questions answered!

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Ed Pirnik sings the praises of his new favorite tool for cutting tenons. Plus, Asa and Ed tackle woodworking questions on thickness planers, building a traditional workbench with minimal tools, and much more.

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Ed Pirnik fills us in on his recent trip to Cuba, with a special focus on furniture lost to the revolution and a house built of Cuban mahogany. Then it's time to address listener questions with Matt Kenney and Mike Pekovich.

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Asa Christiana, Matt Kenney, and Ed Pirnik answer your woodworking questions and welcome members of the Modern Woodworkers Association onto the show.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29am EST

Shop Talk Live 21: Tablesaw Tech

Mike Pekovich, Matt Kenney, and Ed Pirnik delve into the murky underworld of vintage tablesaw rehab and have a little fun at the expense of contributing editor Christian Becksvoort. Plus, outtakes from last week's episode of Parks and Recreation featuring FWW contributing editor Christian Becksvoort.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am EST

Shop Talk Live 20: Fine Woodworking on Primetime TV

This week on Shop Talk Live, get the scoop on an upcoming appearance by Fine Woodworking staffers on NBC primetime TV.

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Fine Woodworking editor Asa Christiana, art director Michael Pekovich, and senior web producer Ed Pirnik answer questions from readers and present a few of their favorite woodworking techniques in a brand new segment.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:30pm EST

Fine Woodworking senior web producer Ed Pirnik and senior editor Jon Binzen hit the road once again, this time bound for New Hope, Pennsylvania and the workshop of George Nakashima. Later on in the episode, Ed, Jon and FWW editor Asa Christiana answer readers' questions and offer up a brand new audio Shop Stumper.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

Shop Talk Live 17: How Your Hand Tools Are Made

Asa Christiana hits the road, bound for Lee Valley/Veritas and a look at the manufacturing process behind some of today's most popular hand tools. Plus, Ed Pirnik introduces the new Shop Stumpers segment and offers listeners a chance to win a copy of woodworker Garrett Hack's classic title, The Handplane Book.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:10pm EST

Shop Talk Live 16: A Lethal Dose of PEG?

Mike Pekovich, Matt Kenney, and Ed Pirnik answer your woodworking questions. Plus, we investigate the so-called "lethality" of some woodworking chemistry mentioned on an earlier episode.

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Asa Christiana Matt Kenney, and Ed Pirnik discuss an upcoming Video Workshop project series and answer woodworking questions from Fine Woodworking readers.

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Fine Woodworking art director Mike Pekovich, senior editor Matt Kenney, and senior web producer Ed Pirnik answer your woodworking questions on furniture-building-basics and sharpening. Plus, a controversial debate on the merits of half-blind dovetails.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:45pm EST