Shop Talk Live - Fine Woodworking
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.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-55.mp3
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!

Direct download: March-25-2014-Delay-Announcement.mp3
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.

Direct download: shop-talk-live-episode-52.mp3
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