Shop Talk Live - Fine Woodworking (general)
STL 115: Crotch walnut by another name

With Tom on vacation Ben fills in as host. Mike and Matt argue cast iron vs. bronze, miter saw specs, and whether Mike actually works on his cars or not.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-115.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13am EDT

STL 114: Matt turns the tables on Ben’s tool bomb

Get better results with a card scraper and some paste wax tips. Plus favorite furniture and tools, and the down-low on calculating the load-bearing strength of wood for projects (hint: ditch the calculator).

*Web Producer's Note - Apoligies to the 765 people who downloaded the podcast in the first two hours it was up. I had an audio issue and you were hearing two Matt's after 15 minutes. The problem is fixed and a new file is ready for you to download. Apologie

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-114v3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am EDT

STL 113: Tool bomb, or not tool bomb?

Matt schools Ben in the art of the tool bomb, and Tom has a senior moment. Plus, converting a jack to a scrub, cedar balls to the rescue, and a rust surprise under the cherry scraps.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-113.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

STL 112: Someone spelched, and Matt doesn’t like it

Matt lays down the law on spelching in the shop. Plus super glues for woodworking, when to save scraps, and favorite furniture and tools of all time... for this week.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-112.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:14am EDT

STL 111: Get to know Garrett Hack better

Garrett Hack replaces Mike... for this week. Plus left- vs. right-handed benches, advice on flattening blades, and finally, the big question: can you straighten wood with steam?

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-111.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55pm EDT

STL 110: Those sexy shapton stones

Saw sharpening, smooth moves and the merits of a longer sanding block. The guys cover it all and it even gets a little steamy (and awkward) in the room.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-110.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56am EDT

STL 109: Machine mayhem and explosive shellac

Tom gets a shellac surprise. Plus the fix for a funky jointer, replacing a tablesaw with a bandsaw, and All-Time Favorite Furniture and Tools of all time... for this week.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-109.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05am EDT

STL 108: Matt Kenney has left the building

Ben Strano mans Matt’s snark chair and attempts to resist its devilish power. Plus, can a cheap handplane do good work? Can, and should, you build a period piece with the Domino?

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-108.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:06am EDT

STL 107: Tips Master, Jim Richey

The guys talk about their all-time favorite Methods of Work of all time, this week. Plus, an interview with Jim Richey, the man who made Methods of Work.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-107.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13am EDT

STL 106: Charles Brock, host of The Highland Woodworker web TV

The guys talk to Charles about the new partnership between Fine Woodworking and his show. Plus, tips on chisel sharpening, using undermount drawer slides, and moving big machines. Plus, our All Time Favorite Furniture of All Time... for this week.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-106.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT