Shop Talk Live - Fine Woodworking

In our new “all-time favorite” segment, the guys talk about furniture designs they like.  Plus, how to hang a saw, the cure for wonky concrete floors,  and buying advice for machinery—when bigger is better.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-103.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:24am EDT

STL 102: The new guy from Nashville

Ben Strano, the new web guy, is in the house. Combo machine or separate jointer and planer? Plus wood and fire don’t mix, affordable spray options, and sharpening twist bits—NOT.

Direct download: STL_102__The_new_guy_from_Nashville.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11am EDT

STL 101: Cherry is No Substitute for White Oak

Mike extolls the virtues of quartersawn white oak in Arts and Crafts work. Plus the guys reveal their New Year’s woodworking resolutions and chat about how to keep warm in a winter shop.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-101.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:56am EDT

STL 100: Matt is out of control, plus a mystery guest

It’s our 100th episode, with a special guest to celebrate. Plus we interview new contributing editor Chris Gochnour. Also, we chat up our favorite dovetail methods, and Matt gets a talkin’ to.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37am EDT

STL 99: Waterstone Detectives

Woodworking sleuths solve the case of the unmarked waterstones. Plus a planing sled for small parts, tips for wheeled workbenches, fixes for resaw wrongs, and more boneheaded smooth moves.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-99.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm EDT

STL 98: Mike’s Stick Trick, and the Fabric of Matt

Rust-prevention advice for a reader readying to move his shop. Matt shows his eye for fashion with fabric-lined boxes. Plus Mike chats about his stick trick, and Tom comes to terms with a drawknife.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-98.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:50pm EDT

STL 97: The Guys are Toast

Why you don’t need dog holes in your workbench. Plus, get the lowdown on left- vs. right-tilting tablesaws, spokeshave starter tips, and Mike’s take on toasters (yup, we went there!).

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-97.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01am EDT

STL 96: Tablesaws and Tool Tests

Fine Woodworking contributing editor Roland (a.ka., Rollie) Johnson talks about how the magazine test machinery, and drops a few details about  his latest head-to-head test: compact cabinet saws. Plus, our favorite techniques of the week, loads of sharpening advice, and yet another cool use of blue tape.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-96.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

STL 95: Looking Back Fondly

Another Fine Woodworking staffer leaves the fold. Plus, favorite tools, inspirational articles, the value of choosing local woods, and the haunting of Gabriel?

Direct download: Shop-Talk-episode-95.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:21pm EDT

STL 94: A Fond Farewell

A Fine Woodworking staffer departs Shop Talk Live. Plus, questions on handplaning, sanding, workbenches, and more.

Direct download: Shop-Talk-Live-Episode-94.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT