Shop Talk Live - Fine Woodworking (general)
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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

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 EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:18pm EDT

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:20am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:43pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:21am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:05am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:29am EDT

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 EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:50pm EDT

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 EDT

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:10pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm EDT

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 EDT