A woodworking show for modern woodworkers and makers. Join Marc Spagnuolo, Shannon Rogers, and Matt Cremona for a light-hearted look at the latest news, tips, and tricks from the world of woodworking.
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So it’s a giant What’s on the Bench segment!
We're talking about precision and accuracy.
We're talking about what we're thankful for!
Q&A email bag round up.
We’re talking about things we specifically don’t upgrade and why!
We’re talking about Matt. Seriously, it’s all about Matt and his new house and new shop.
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Today we doing a Q&A show to clean out our inbox...and to answer your questions.
With the holiday season soon upon us we are talking about gifts for the woodworker.
With the holiday season soon upon us, we are talking about making gifts for others.
Hooray for Q&A!
We're talking about what you do after you have your design.
Today we are talking about how we design our projects
Cleaning out our inbox with a Q&A show.
Today we are talking about workbench vises and workbench alternatives.
It's all about workbenches!
Our joinery mistakes and how we fixed them.
Finishing mistakes and how to fix them.
Cleaning out our inbox and doing a Q&A show.
Our thoughts on the one and only Dovetail joint.
Joinery! What to use and when.
Let's talk about finishing!
Wwork holding. Vises, holdfasts, clamps and whatever else you use to hold stuff while you work on it.
Today we explore the wonder that is cutting boards. I scream, you scream, please stop screaming about cutting boards!!
It’s all email today as we clean out our inbox. We’re talking about resawing by hand, wood filler, strength of rabbet joints, soaking wood, table outfield table size, & cutting a crosshatch pattern
Today we're talking about sharpening.
Outdoor projects, successes, failures, and finishes.
A 100% Q&A Show.
Our approaches to dust collection, shop flooring, cupping after resawing, gluing cedar, and preventing chatter when hand planing.
How woodworking has changed in the last decade, building a door, the future of furniture design, the Handworks show, table top glueups, and installing the Turbo Vise.
We’re talking about taking woodworking classes.
Building your first table, tools you should never buy used, and how to get those pesky feed rollers working properly.
Our 2020 goals, what we’ve been up to, and the fact that the WE’RE BACK BABY!!
Dovetails, pre-finishing, and why slabs are so pricey!
Variable suction on a dust collector, having helpers in the shop, how to use turning tools, dealing with a twisted board, and wood allergies,
What is this? How did I get here?!
And that's a wrap!
Our woodworking predictions, our woodworking goals for 2019, stickering barrel staves, rite of passage projects, clamping pressure, sanding dovetails, dueling dust collectors, what we watch/listen to, getting back into woodworking after a layoff
Chisel storage, spokeshave use, a jointer buying decision, scrub planes, and rotted sapwood
Tool maintenance, spring pole lathes, poorly dried wood, and fine tuning with a jointer
Storing lumber, radial arm saws, and adjustable shelf options.
Why no lacquer?, our most challenging projects, a painted finish, and out feed tables.
Shop layout, differences in bench planes, how much of the tree can be used.
Planter box finishing, why lumber dealers are closed on the weekends, and is rough lumber necessary?
On today's show we're talking about: sliding dovetails, the Greg Klassen debacle, drilling 1.5" holes, and strop maintenance
On today's show we're talking about: hard vs soft maple, jack or smoother, router bit storage, and smoky mortise bits
Troubles with a low angle Jack plane, does a square need to be square, and poly or varnish?
Miter saw fences, stinky shellac, rough sawn lumber, slab prices, sharpening set ups, and woodworking education.
On today's show we're talking about what we did on our summer break and a Voicemail extravaganza.
Outdoor finish options, what's the deal with the DelVe Square?, Plywood safety, applying Enduro-Var, making gifts for other woodworkers, expired finishes, soundproofing the shop.
what's the deal with the #6 fore plane?, support for large tops, building boats, and furniture styles
Getting that vintage Cherry look, building movie furniture, how to prepare the shop for the summer, low angle planes, outsourcing finishing, air dried vs kiln dried lumber for a bench, and our critique of bad critiques.
On today's show we're talking about: selling tools before you move, your first trip to a lumber yard, and table saw power.
Edge-banding router bits, boxed beam construction, our contributions to woodworking, to pre-finish or not to pre-finish, drill press speeds, epoxy pouring tips, and should you buy a Domino.
On today's show we're talking about: keeping cool in the summer shop, wood choice for a baton, Getting into chainsaw milling
On today's show we're talking about: a case of the dropsies, what's the deal with slabs, and flooring for the shop.
Building complex reproductions, breadboard end tenon length, cutting board finish, and match-planing boards
A sarcastic take on the six pieces of woodworking wisdom that are crap.
Struggling to get started on a project, shellac and wax finish, sharpening issues and the MK.II jig, book recommendations, and hollowing with hand tools
A special show from Fine Woodworking Live 2018.
Ozoroa reticulata, unnecessary expensive tools, cross grain workbench, and making a table lighter.
Tusk tenons, shelf material, helical upgrade worth it?, and 110v 8" Jointers?!
Cheap chisels, the worst woodworking fads, the Woodsmith Shop, end-grain table tops, case miters, and cherry alternative
Is cheaper walnut worth it?, glue squeeze out, curved veneer panels, some finishing talk.
Gouges vs scrapers, low angle jack advice, tack cloths, our business names, and getting into restoration.
The boys are back! We're talking about yoga blocks, sources for turning blanks, projects with your kids, and wedges for leg vices.
Grain tear out, bandsaw upgrades, why do they like gray and how can we stop it?, Woodworking stuff in Europe, and what lathe setup to start with.
Hard wax oil finishes, sharpening gauges, getting into CNC?, securing table tops, and explaining woodworking to the uninitiated.
Putting a vise on a thin bench top, fixing dog holes, and would matt build a bandsaw mill.
On today's show we're talking about glue for bent laminations, storing hardware and fasteners, dust collection basics, and mid priced handsaws.
cordless angle grinders, buying lumber without plans, and How thick to cut your logs.
Using plans, smoothing plane angles, what's the deal with horse butt?, budgeting for the future, and what will come of the Sawstop acquisition?
What to pay for lumber, when to hand cut your dovetails, and gluing up twisted boards.
a bench for a hybrid woodworker, speeding up the cherry's color change, building for tools, and the morality and ethics of taking inspiration.
Woodworkers Fighting Cancer, dealing with pests in the shop, stable hardwoods, and workbench finishes
Plane blade troubleshooting, keeping things square, cleaning furniture, and shop-made tools.
Rabbets and knickers, the trouble with buying your last tool first, grain direction on a chair seat.
Intentionally building out of square, the necessity of miter saws, adding texture, choosing a router plane, and introducing new woodworkers to tools.
Large table sizing, how we charge for our work, and Worksharp sharpening.
What it's like to work with others in your shop. Is it different from a classroom environment? How do you keep the work on track?
sliding vs non-sliding miter saws, workbench crochets, storing logs before milling them
When to say and when to plane, losing the battle with hickory, tacky finish, material thickness, and stop blocks, and etc.
On today's weekend show we talk about the future of children entering the trades.
Sapele working properties, Veneering Solid wood, 220v extension cords, and ripping chain.
On today's weekend show we talk about our average work week and time management
Working African Mahogany, kerfing out dovetail waste, and one track saw to rule them all.
On today's weekend show we talk about the things you should never do in the shop.
Should you bottom out your tenons, plywood potato chips, and a plywood workbench.
On today's weekend show we talking about the secret to happiness.
How to know if your furniture can handle the load, moving a project from AC to non-AC room, and should you mill everything all at once?!
Milling logs, oil and wax on hand tools causing finishing problems, when to use a loose mortise and tenon, boards bowing off the saw mill, and panel raising planes
On today's weekend show we talking about how whether to cut lumber that is too long for your storage
Fixing a blued gouge, material for shop cabinets, and glueing up a big butcher block countertop.
Measuring and relative dimensioning.
Marc's rusty planes and Milling and Drying live oak.
On the Weekend Show, Bob from I Like to Make Stuff joins us for a discussion about parenting and making stuff.
SketchUp for sissies, moving a shop, blending 3d printing and fine woodworking, and do Matt and Marc feel inferior because the don't mess with electronics like Bob Clagett?
On today's weekend show we talking about the wood movement and veneer thickness.
Marc's sexy curvy legs, milling square stock, and making sliding dovetails by hand.
Tackling projects that are too advanced for your skill level.
Sprung breadboard ends, which hand tools should you spend money on, and getting started as a college student
On today's weekend show, we're talking about acquiring tools before you are ready.
We discuss the concept of art and if our projects qualify as art.
We're talking about how our shops and working styles might be different if we didn't have our respective businesses.
Router-cut mortises, demystifying plywood, solid or ply bathroom vanity,
whether to join a local woodworking guild
Trimming a frame flush to the top, Thousand Canker Disease, and selling your old tools.
On today's weekend show, we're talking about the end game in our businesses.
Vertical vs horizontal lumber storage, finishing uneven Cherry, and being neighborly.
Today we're keeping it real by talking about safety advice we don't adhere to.
We're celebrating 10 years of Wood Talk!
Our sharpening set ups and what we use to draw blood.
On today's show, we're talking about small dados and clamping squares!!
We discuss projects we've made for no reason other than to have fun.
Card scraper thickness, what's your highest grit before finishing, and asymetrical dovetail layout
What tools we feel are total overkill in our shops.
Chisel recommendations for a newb, when to stop face jointing, static explosions, and movement in manufactured furniture
Today we're discussing lumber prices and regional variability.
Plywood vs solid wood for panels, electrical draw from a saw mill, and french cleats.
When do you push yourself with your design? Does going out on a limb automatically mean that some people will hate it?
The joy of tracksaws, strength of loose tenons, and getting into welding.
On a recent trip to Michaels Craft Store, Shannon was disgusted by all the junk on the shelves purporting to be Maker kits.
Extra jointer support, taming tapers, diamond vs water stones, and leaving the bark on slabs.
We're taking 2 questions on workbenches: top material and the effectiveness of the deadman
Live edge table bases, air dried vs kiln dried lumber, and Stationary log vs stationary head mills.
YouTube and Fine Woodworking as well as getting sponsors.
Long-term tool storage, selling at craft shows, and quartersawn lumber.
We each name an accessory that makes life easier.
Glue line seams, dowels vs floating tenons, and a sawmill cnc router conversion.
Talking about the wood products in our home and how we feel about them.
Casket joinery, dust collection for a small shop, and table top board direction
An email grab bag show!
Staining complex projects, Matt's building a solar kiln?!?!, and wood movement in wide boards.
Would you take this deal?!
Favorite finishing books, to sharpen router bits or not, miter saws vs table saws, and plywood with hand tools???
Our woodworking goals and resolutions for 2017.
Epoxy shelf life, stropping, and bandsaw blade life expectancy
Is it better to buy the better quality tool or the lower quality and get accessories?
Router bit buying strategy, lathe tool recommendations, jointer planes, and where to put the drill press.
Some of the risks and pitfalls of running an online business.
Shop sub-floors, files for restoring saws, basement woodworking, purpleheart resin, acute angles, and making big projects in small spaces.
Getting a grain and color match in a panel.
When to use your air cleaner, tensioning a bandsaw blade, planing a glued up carcass.
What are the big Black Friday deals we have seen in the past and what have we taken advantage of.
Oil finish in a low powered turbine, installing opposing drawer slides, and notching corners.
Your co-hosts as kids. What were we into? Anything that showed aptitude for woodworking or video-making?
Oil and wax finish on a butcher block, wall storage in a concrete walled shop, and starting a business.
Our thoughts on where to get tool-buying advice.
Using a frame and panel for a tool chest door, fixing an orange peel lacquer finish, and narrow piece kickback.
How we prepare for Winter.
What power would you steal from one of your co-hosts?
What honey-do items are on our list.
Tricky double-sided tape, buying your first backsaw, and router tables.
Cuts from unexpected places.
Learning to sharpen saws, shop lighting options, and where do you get your horse butt.
Our worst project blunders.
Oil stones vs water stones, how to avoid mistakes related to rushing, and setting pricing expectations
curved cauls, who need's 'em!, what's matt going to do with all of those slabs, what's the deal with Purpleheart, and all kinds of backwards sawing and softwood only Japanese woodworking questions for our guest host Wilbur Pan.
Getting hot with epoxy, outdoor bar top options, and jointing a strip of moulding by hand.
Choosing joinery, sanding small pieces without rounding them over, hand planing crowns, and glueing up joints.
Disposing of sawdust, using PT lumber, and how much to let panels float.
Knowing when your planer and jointer blades are dull and including torsion box assembly tables in small spaces.
Ductless Mini Splits VA PTAC in the shop, cutting accurate miters, sticky poly, and dealing with dank basements.
Poly getting thicker, green lumber, and some voicemail roulette.
Sharpening stone contamination, dealing with hardware on our projects.
Finish on a shower stool, hand cut miters, and building a shop on a budget.
Sheet goods for exterior use, Japanese saws vs western saws, and tool recommendations gone wrong.
Hand tool fatigue, using a woodworking miter saw as a metal cut-off saw, and the right finish for furniture in a rental property.
An in-depth discussion about what's going on in our shops and we offer some general woodworking wisdom (if we have any)!
Attaching a butcher block top to a base, getting started in woodcarving, 110v jointers, and our featured topic, how to deal with shop frustration and maximizing limited time.
DIY projects and the tools we use to DIY.
Dealing with pitch in your 2x4's, rabbets planes, back pain, and how often function dictates our wood choice.
End grain orientation for panels, smoothing a bookmatched panel, scraping glue, and our featured topic, the Festool Domino vs the world!
Sanding between coats, spalting your wood for fun and profit, resaw or plane, and hobbies outside of woodworking.
Mallets & chisel handles, protecting our electronic gear in the shop, shop security, keeping walnut from fading, and our featured topic, how much rehab can you do on a tool before it loses its soul?
jointing woes, router planes, breadboard ends, and our featured topic, how has video production impacted our woodworking.
We're talking about chisel handling, lubing plunge posts, and choosing hardware
On today's Anniversary/April Fool's show we're talking about clamping out gaps, prepping old cabinets for new paint, and securing socket chisel handles.
Cutting a juice groove in a cutting board, planers and Pine, bench top mortisers, power carving tools for bowls, and our strategies for dealing with squeeze out.
Trouble with a Mission Oak Finish, saw tooth geometry, grain direction in a panel, finishing all sides of a board at once, heating a workshop, project stability when shipping across the country, proper clamping pressure, and our Featured topic: how to do Woodworking in America right!
WoodTalk Roulette where we will grab emails from the mail bag at random and answer them.
Designing your own projects, biscuit depression, starting a saw, and attaching a table top.
Our lathe situations, first tools for the hybrid woodworker, knockdown hardware, and bench vs. mortise chisels.
Getting internet into the shop, listening to audio while woodworking, how flat is flat enough, and how thick to cut lumber.
Differences between rubber gloves, cleaning up squeeze out, troubleshooting an underperforming scraper, and letting boards rest after milling.
The intimidation of getting started, 45 degree zero clearance inserts, using a carbide bandsaw blade, and choosing a dust collector.
Removing mill marks in boards, dovetail orientation for casework, non traditional table designs with regard to wood movement, the trend of sped up woodworking videos, moving from a dry climate to a humid one, being called carpenter instead of woodworker, and a look back at the project's we've made in 2015.
Furniture safety, cutting notches, and buying a first spokeshave. Oh yeah, Matt's leaving the show too.
Determining finish on old trim, fire resistant projects, and bandsaw cut quality featuring special guest Dave Piccuito.
A low toxicity walnut finish, making raised panels, and selecting proper drawer depth.
Bearings vs bushings, strengthening a miter joint, and PVA glue in a vacuum bag.
Dealing with a scratch while finishing, getting a distressed look, and concerns with thin wooden components.
Electrical outlets, dealing with swollen plywood dados, and evenly milling a board with knots.
Today we're joined by Matt Cremona to talk about one work surfaces in the shop, bark on a live edge slab, & choosing the right plane for the job.
A kitchen table finish, sanding curves, sharpening a saw, and our shop gear that has nothing to do with woodworking.
Re-coating an old poly finish, bandsaw blades for curves, and correcting a rip hand saw cut.
Crook cane handle designs, defusing shop vac hose static electricity, and resawing with table saw and band saw.
Finish for a teak shower bench, curved vs hard angles in ductwork, and steamed vs unsteamed Walnut.
Laminated leg vise chops, managing scrap wood, loose tenon joinery, the Bosch Glide Miter Saw vs the Festool Kapex, and Veritas' PM-V11 steel.
Recalling our favorite classes and most-loved luxury tools.
Finishing a project with nooks and crannies, using cut nails, and flattening a table base to accept the top
Construction and design advice to a listener on his bridal chest project.
Making curved sides on a small box, attaching paper-backed veneer to a van interior, and finishing half blind dovetails.
On today's show, we're talking about Storing Shellac, fixing a dado that's too deep, and a "different way" to mill boards by hand.
Your finishing goof-up questions.
Shannon tells us why he loves his hand tools so much!
Marc answers your burning questions about finishing!
Discussing our experiences with veneer.
"Cheating" in woodworking. Specifically, using CNC machines in your shop.
Preventing cedar from graying, seeing grain direction in a board, and hinge recommendations for large dropdown drawer fronts.
The value of our work and how we determine it.
Softwood for a workbench, establishing your design style, using a router as jointer, and choosing wood for a table top.
Miscellaneous topics from our email bag that are too short for a single topic show and not long enough for a regular show.
Bent lamination stability, jigsaw work with hand tools, and unsticking sticky drawers.
Top-coating paint, zero clearance for dado blades, and buying lumber online.
Surprising woodworking confessions.
Charging relatives for your work and dealing with too-narrow dados.
Popping figured maple without warming it up, gluing face grain to edge grain, and traditional turning tools vs carbide insert tools.
Which woodworking magazines we "read" and a little about what makes each distinctive.
How we transport lumber.
Panel movement in a grill stand, concerns over basement humidity, and cutting compound angled tenons.
Where we would locate our woodworking businesses and why.
Workbench finishes, rust prevention in the tool cabinet, and whether to wipe away glue when it's wet or dry.
Boiled linseed oil before a clear coat, tinting epoxy, and whether to pre-finish edge banding on a plywood box.
What tools have you bought with great expectations only to see them collect dust?
Curing finishes in the oven, small shop miter saws, and hardware for connecting cabinets
How much techniques, materials, and tools impact our choices in projects.
Respirators in the wood shop, tips for staining pine, spraying finish on deep cabinets.
How we got into woodworking.
Jointing away from the fence, choosing a router for a router table, and using floats.
Close calls and injuries and how we get past them and back into the shop.
Should you leave the marking gauge line or get rid of it, how flat does a jointing plane need to be and sharpening a fine toothed saw.
Do hand tools can improve your power tool skills?
An emergency safety alert for your shop, how long should that table stretcher be, and SketchUp cut lists.
Should you take a woodworking class or buy a tool?
Attaching a sitting bench top to the base, is the router plane fence necessary, and dealing with mystery goo after finishing.
Filling pores, do you need to use a lot of different glues, and starter carving chisels.
On today's WoodTalk Weekend Edition, we're talking about how we store our lumber.
Filling pores, using different glues, and and starter carving chisels.
Today's show we're talking about using twin tenons vs one big tenon, cutting curve part mortises, how to know when you saw is dull, and our thoughts on two new furniture-building shows (Framework and Ellen's Design Show).
Choosing the right finish for your project.
Matching solid wood and plywood, grain orientation in a panel, and keeping finish and glue from freezing.
Project creep and how projects can get out of control.
Tips for working with reclaimed lumber, buying workbench lumber, and are dovetail saddle markers lazy woodworking?
Paring with Japanese Chisels, dealing with overwhelming fear of sawdust piles, lumber checking, and wood plugs for stretched ears.
Hiding table end grain, what makes something fine furniture, is CNC real woodworking, and how we come up with original designs.
Did we meet or exceed our goals? Or did we fall miserably short. Listen to find out!
Today we're talking about fine-tuning tapered plugs, avoiding slippery surfaces on step stools, and attaching a table top to its base
Spraying dye, drawers or carcass first, and picking the good stuff at the lumber yard.
Lie-Nielsen vs Veritas, loose tenons and bed rails, refurbish or buy new, and what we're thankful for!
Sealing with shellac, selecting a solvent for an unknown finish, and skipping the jointer and going with a planer.
Online etiquette, fixes for cheap plywood, and batch cutting dovetails by hand.
Wood warping after a resaw, trouble with a smoothing plane, and octagonal frame joinery.
Solvent confusion, box joints and short ceilings, workbenches and T tracks, and selecting wood for your projects.
Safe finishes for comic book storage, drawer guide positioning, and restoring an antique workbench.
We celebrate 200 episodes of Wood Talk by doing another episode of Wood Talk!
Finishes for kitchen cabinets, dealing with glue squeezeout, and should you get a really small hand plane?
Steam bending vs bent lamination, choosing your tools based on sharpening methods, and replacing your dust collector's filtration bags.
Design rules for grain orientation, filling cracks with finish, and making really long panels.
Avoiding rounding over with a random orbit sander, splines or biscuits as a glue-up aide, a bit of marquetry on a box, and a WIA wrap-up with a discussion of Lee Valley's new custom planes.
Preventing cupped panels, respirators for the permanently bearded, box hinges, Spraying outdoors, acclimating lumber before a project, and avoiding tearout while turning.
Tortured outdoor finishes, string inlay resources, and leap frogging planes.
Mixing profiles and breadboard ends, using a chisel plane, and making dadoes and grooves with hand tools.
Easy durable finishes, automation distancing us from our craft, and how to perform a ritual bloodletting with your chisels
Ammonia fuming, pre-finishing rituals, plywood in the hand tool shop, and how flat is flat enough.
A discussion and review of various workbench vises.
Oil finish inhalation hazards, long miters with hand tools, and woodworking when your job moves you around the country.
Epoxy inlays, bevels on through tenons, and premium measuring tools.
Is a dust-free environment realistic and dust collectors vs dust extractors.
Tools and projects for kids in the wood shop.
Matching stain, rough vs smooth glue surfaces, tips for beating the summer heat, framing mirrors, and unique joints for a bed frame.
Not your average Wood Talk episode!
Hand tool dust collection, steam bending kiln-dried wood, flattening a partial log slab, using molding planes on curved edges.
Bandsaw dust collection, small insert screws, choosing the right size hinge, carving tool brands, and if too much woodworking content is a bad thing.
HVLP, finishing in a messy garage, drying lumber, and green wood vs kiln dried.
The pros and cons of a granite countertop for a workbench, adjustable height workbenches, and how to use a spokeshave.
Vice slippage, router table and a shaper, shop upgrades, tension wood, and hand plane technique.
Squaring a table saw blade, combo blades, sharpening a molding plane, and your voicemails!
Incorporating hand tools into a power tools shop.
Cadbury Cream Egg stand, budget chisels, avoiding tearout with plywood, flattening waterstones, the draw knife, a twisted workbench, setting up a skew rabbet plane, and constructing Art Deco pieces.
Wood movement cracking finish, 15" planer options, protecting milk paint outdoors, building with decking lumber, spindle sander for the drill press, cloudy surface when sharpening, and bits for a brace.
Plywood cases, planing dried glue, angled mortises, the iBox jig, cutting dovetails with a tenon saw, and choosing between a fret saw and a coping saw.
Planing thin stock, stationary sanding machines, woodworking in the cold, sharpening the micro-bevel, hybrid saws, un-calibrated jointers, and a primer on chisels.
Alternatives to epoxy thickeners, hand-planing small parts, the ideal plane for a shooting board, Blacker House Chair, how cold temps and high humidity will affect wood, and reclaimed wood.
Cuttin down on pro bono work, wood acclimation, returning bad wood, injury time-outs, minimizing noise transmission, and reinforced miters.
Flat panels after glueup, wooden screws, workbench questions, lamination techniques, big box store wood, and dealing with large slabs.
Downdraft tables, powder coating hand planes, drilling end grain, veneer vs solid wood for a dining table, liquid hide glue and lubricants staining wood.
An extended conversation about tool quality and used tools.
Pre-finishing your projects, skill-building strategies, sharpening with diamond stones, a fence for a small bandsaw, dealing with an infestation, and smoothing dovetail pins.
Sweating on your projects, what grit you should sand to, and researching wood prices.
Carbide tipped bandsaw blades, palm routers, avoiding sapwood, wooden gears, weathered wood, and making a large bridle joint.
When its safe to remove a blade guard and riving knife, resawing to conserve wood, making a wooden plane and shooting board, your first workbench, buying stock in the rough, and disposing of old power tools.
Even we have to admit that many things in woodworking are overrated!
We discuss our woodworking goals for the coming year.
Precision and accuracy in woodworking.
Cool finishes, table saw residue, monotonous woodworking, best practices at the table saw, plugging holes, clogging dust collectors, and planning your cuts strategically.
Squaring up a large piece of ply, block planes for specific tasks, making a conductor's baton, rustic furniture advice, fine dust collection at the tablesaw, and fixing cracks in live edge slabs.
Drifting table saw cuts, proper rasp use, old clogging chip breakers, prepping a bandsaw for a move, proper dust mask usage, and is sanding necessary for hand tool users?
Festool MFT in place of the table saw, clamp times, purchasing a chisel set, dealing with a cupped table top, denatured alcohol and food-safe shellac, and keeping the upper bag of a dust collector caked with dust, on purpose?
Freezing water stone baths, going hand or power for your first dovetails, narrow mortises with a chisel, underpowered bandsaws, tablesaw blade slippage, difference between dovetails saws, and differences between epoxy types.
Belt sanders for fine woodworking, card scraper sharpening, water stone storage, matching baltic birch to solid birch, and respiratory protection when using epoxy and fiberglass.
A recap of our experiences of Woodworking in America 2013.
Our thoughts on how we establish a build order for each project.
Essential hand tools for power tool woodworkers, router speeds, keeping a sharp edge on your tools, and using bandsaw blades for hand saws.
Golden Ratio, the router plane vs the shoulder plane for tenon cheeks, and mobile bases.
boiled linseed oil shelf life, being too picky about calibration, taming bowl scraper tearout, lapping the sole of a hand plane
Custom bandsaw blades, giant monster planes, and using sandpaper to flatten sharpening stones.
Mineral oil spills, bit and brace advantages, wood movement in large panels, power hand planers for flattening boards, replaceable cutters vs traditional turning tools, and planer snipe.
Machine-cut dovetail angles, spokeshaves vs rasps, popping the grain with dye, tips for flawless drawers, integral vs loose tenons, and workbench thickness for holdfasts.
Wooden planes, sassafrass toxicity, hinges for bathroom vanity, Festool Domino models, finishing around an inlay, and how to make a tenon for a breadboard end.
Knowing when a design is right, replacement parts for hand planes, cambering blades, and using Waterlox finish
Finish storage and disposal, hand saws for re-sawing, and the properties of Danish Oil.
Milk paint, skill-building projects for hand tool woodworkers, and an interview with Matt Kenney from FWW.
Ouija boards, low angle planes on figured woods, olive oil on kitchen items, old log wood, finishing a live edge board, and rust removal.
Preparing tools for a move, dangerous chemicals for finishing, carving gouge bevels, the ruler trick on bevel up planes, factory certifications, and cutting small mortises.
Books that inspire us, wood movement in workbenches, cutting dovetails on long boards, and 4/4 vs 8/4 pricing.
Expansion differences between hardwood and softwood, resaw alternatives to the bandsaw, and the difference between parallelogram and dovetail way jointers.
Our must-have books, breaking bits, a saw to do it all, our choice in clamps, a shop vac that sucks too hard, tool maintenance frequency, and turning a cyclone on too many times.
Choosing between the router plane and rabbeting block plane, areas of woodworking where it is OK skimp, and scraper planes vs cabinet and card scrapers.
Wiping varnish, building with something other than 3/4" stock, disposing of sawdust, and restoring some old Stanley planes.
Japanese chisels, getting the most from a dust extractor, planing one side of a board, veneering, storing left-over finish, and ash for hurleys.
The Handworks even in Iowa, locking miter joints, quality dividers, locating an air filter, using OSB, large wet slabs, and alternatives to traditional stickering and stacking.
We're talking about Marples blades, Sweetheart vs Bailey, storing hand planes, high end sanders, protecting your assembly table, and pressure treated wood.
Die grinders, PVC pipe, Forrest vs Freud, scraping, jointer length, granite top retrofits, back bevels, blade height, effects of finish on wood movement, and buying wood just because.
Cupped table top, a box for severed fingers, using router bits with shapers, t-slot miter bars, compact table saws, bevel angles on bevel down planes, jointer options, dado blade safety, and designing difficulty.
Nordfab ductwork, European saws, quartersawn wood, round vs square dog holes, thin kerf blades, smoothing expensive wood, cutting up burl, and graduating from shop projects to real furniture projects.
Jack planes, leaving dovetail scribe lines, the difference between some common saws, inspecting an old table saw, using B-grade wood, fixing a warped chair seat, and using epoxy.
Responsible wood usage, green mineral spirits, design for strength, fixing a hand-cut mortise, Arm-R-Seal alternatives, riving knives, carving tools, RAS, cross-cut sleds, steel hardness, butcher block finish, elmers glue, and sprung joints.
Circular saw blades, liability insurance, cutting face frames without big tools, upgrading your chisels, planing thin stock, choosing a shop space, creating stopped dados with hand tools, and applying Arm-R-Seal over newly stained wood.
Blasting through some emails with our 20 Question Quickfire Challenge!
On today's show, we're talking about getting back into woodworking, drying lumber, and shipping finished projects.
Finishing Ebony, finish options for game pieces, shop space for a first house, joinery for a plywood tool cabinet, dry lube on a table saw, using metal pipe as dowel stock, and chair joints with no metal fasteners.
Fixing a bent handsaw, deciding what scrap to keep, working with pine, and should woodworking be sexy?
Tiny router bit screws, the effect of sites like Pinterest, wet-sanding shellac, mortising into the end of a dowel, dado blades, the purpose of the nicker, CNC in the small shop, and way to encourage finish to dry faster.
Saw handle angles, traveling for wood, using a Stanley #6 as a jointer plane, the Hock Block Plane Kit, and an HVLP-applied finish for a crib.
On today's show, we're celebrating Get Woodworking Week by doing an all email episode!
Cherry for a desktop, the ruler trick, stationary sander options, cabinet scrapers vs scraper planes, finishing suggestions for cherry, getting a grippy finish on a fish net, is a ClearVue Cyclone a good idea in a small shop, and special guest J. Leeko
Breaking down plywood, Shapton glass stones, adapting Festool hoses, hand plane talk, and Kickstarter campaigns.
Problems with cat poop, picking the right joint for the job, and some listener feedback on jointer blade sharpening and buying used bandsaws.
Hand saw sharpening, jointer/planer combination machines, milling procedures, and jointer knives.
Trouble with honing guides, troubleshooting a water-based finishing problem, and wood shop attire.
Looking at the year ahead!
The year in review, the wide world of hand planes, wood movement after milling, digital vs print magazines, the Domino vs the Multi-Router, and oil finishes causing blotching in cherry.
The trouble with buying tools, using scraper planes, and laminating solid wood for stability.
On todays show, we are talking about hide glue and glueups.
Granite vs steel, choosing the right gloves for finishing, wood handled tools in dry climates, fixing a blunt plane iron, bevel angles for chisels and plane blades, and transitioning from hobbyist to pro.
Bandsaw tuneup, shop music, tools we would choose if starting over, sharpening, laminated countertops, and organizing tasks during a complicated project.
Scott Meek shares his WIA experience with us and talks about his wooden hand planes. Also, cold weather woodworking and a special event: the Matt2007 vs Matt2012 SawStop debate.
Festool Domino, Tool Chests vs Tool Cabinets, Drill Presses, Wood Storage, Urban Harvested Wood, and Mallets.
Storing oil/varnish blends safely, router tables, dealing with a cluttered shop, assembly table flatness, and Magswitch featherboards.
On today's show, we're doing a little Woodworking in America recap and of course our regular selection of shop stories, links, voicemails and emails.
We're back to our regular format today with What's on the Bench, Around the Web, and Voicemails! Although we got a little sidetracked with Festool talk.
On today's show, we have two special guests to give us first-hand perspectives on two woodworking conventions: IWF Atlanta and Fine Woodworking Live!
Aging effects on wood, using a gents saw for dovetails, and combatting de-lamination in plywood after template routing.
Marc gets inspiration from David Marks' Marquetry DVD, Matt's newly-sharpened saws are stolen, and Shannon's going to do his best Underhill impression with his new tool tote.
Celebrating our 100th episode with special guest and a live call-in show!
We're talking about outdoor workbenches, woodworking with humidity in mind, Marc's new shop, and the concept of Improv Woodworking.
Fine Woodworking Editor Asa Christiana talks about his recent online fiasco and we also talk about the best multi-tasking tools and how to make the best use of a small work space.
Saving money by building your own furniture, Jeff Miller's new jigs for hand tool work, how to make a rule joint and long-term tool storage.
Our scariest shop accidents and close calls, old woodwrights shop episodes, shop accidents, safety week, using high angle smoothers, and parallel guide placement in a leg vise.
Changing respirator cartridges, basement woodworking and HVAC, beading on a drawer front, polyurethane flammability, good woods to practice planing, ebony species, and cutting bevel angles over 45 degrees.
Roy Underhill on the PBS iPad app, California's tablesaw law, pore-filling walnut, hand plane oils, and must-have tools for the beginner.
We discuss a bunch of great links from around the web!
Woodworking events galore, The Highland Woodworker, and a crazy Kickback video!
The WTOR boys take time for a little inward reflection as they discuss their 2012 woodworking resolutions.
With the holidays coming up, this is the perfect time to consider making small projects as gifts.
A frank discussion about this years Woodworking in America conference!
A surprise edition of Wood Talk Online! The community has some unsolicited parenting advice for Marc and Nicole.
Some business and announcements before we head into our Summer break.
Twisting Cypress, bridle joint trouble, metal ductwork and the ClearVue Cyclone.
Building your woodworking legacy, popping the grain in redwood, and Pop Woodworking going digital!
Joining the Frogpants network, woodworking seasons, and the hand tool craze!
The WIA 2011 class schedule is leaked!
Card scrapers, sharpening with sandpaper, planing narrow boards, paring with the bevel down, and deciding between storing your lumber in the garage or in the basement.
Prefinishing panels, Tried & True safety considerations, and making a hollow column.
Taxes, the future of woodworking, and a butt load of content from the magazines, blogs, and forums
Bad April Fools Jokes, what saws a beginning woodworker really needs, how to tune up an old hand plane, as well as a butt load of content from the magazines, blogs, and forums.
A new audio show answering YOUR questions and woodworking dilemmas!
Hand planing, Popular Woodworking's new site, setting up shop, as well as our favorite articles, blog posts, and Wood Talk Online Forum posts.
Plywood's place in fine furniture, Fine Woodworking's new site, as well as our favorite articles, blog posts, and Wood Talk Online forum posts.
Dust collectors, Thien Baffle, Woodshop the Movie, Woodworking Can Pay Your Bills.
Bandsaws, resawing, first aid, Vic's cradle, and much more!
A show with very little planning. Just how we like it!
A special Wood Talk Online on location at the Woodworking in America Conference 2010.
The WIA classes we are most looking forward to, low angle vs high angle planes, and can you live without a tablesaw?
The woodworking styles you should probably get to know, our favorite recent woodworking articles, some cool crap going on in the forums and a discussion of furniture styles.
Eye injuries, Popular Woodworking's new format, and Fine Woodworking's call for bloggers.
Pore-Filling, Glen Drake dovetail saw and the woodworking Project Bucket List.
Workshop security, specialty blades, Twitter woodworking, Festool at Walmart???
Safety Week 2010, Woodworking in America Schedules, Blotch Control from Charles Neil.
Using hand tools, the differences/uses of rabbet vs shoulder vs plow vs router planes, and learning ww'ing from books and videos alone.
Popular Woodworking round table discussion, Veritas Detail Rabbet Planes, Woodworkers Fighting Cancer, Bob Rozaieski from the Logan Cabinet Shoppe, The American Craftsman Workshop, and the tablesaw injury report.
Shannon Rogers joins us as a special guest.
Lumberjocks Winter Awards, New Yankee Online, waterstone holders, chisels, and more!
Fine Woodworking's new Knots forum, Lumberjocks Winter Awards, Czech Edge Tools new rule stop, Lead, and Roy Underhill's new school.
David Marks Bandsawn Veneers DVD, the Leigh Super FMT, hand-carved Christmas ornaments, combination tablesaw blades, Charles Brock rocker plan, and a torsion box workbench.
Marc comes on to give folks a quick update before the Thanksgiving holiday and Matt gives us a little pre-recorded holiday wish.
Norm Abram of the New Yankee Workshop retires, green finishing with Michael Dresdner, Build or Buy, ID Wood iPhone App, and woodworking school or business school?
Blotching, biscuits, magnifying glasses, shorts, and glue bonds.
Wood Talk Episode 59.
Wood Talk Episode 58.
Live from AWFS 2009!
Wood Talk - #56
Wood Talk - #55
Sawdust Chronicles 30-day Challenge, Woodworkers Safety Week 2009, battery charger fire, Woodworking in America, woodworking resources in Europe, refinishing a gun stock, and how to get through the painful learning curves of woodworking.
2 Year Anniversary Show! We've been sponsored by one of the most popular knitting podcasts out there, Nuttin' Wrong with Knittin'!
SketchUp for Woodworkers free SketchUp tutorials, Malcom Tibbits amazing segmented turnings, an old Delta ad, Dude Craft, and An Axe to Grind.
Popular Woodworking goes digital, the new MattsBasementWorkshop.com, the International Builder's Show, and the Leg Up.
The one year anniversary of Wood Talk Online. Matt's class with The Schwarz.
Marc's new finishing room, The Earlex Spray Station, self-cleaning blast gates, "lazy people food", taking photos of your work, accepting credit cards, and dyed through tenons.
Kaleo Kala's visit to Marc's shop, "The Schwarz", woodworking classes, Lie Nielsen's backorder, new tools from Festool and Powermatic, Forstner bits without spurs, and milling lumber with only a planer and a router table.
Lee Valley's Catalog, Matt shaving with his chisels, the concept of designing on the fly, woodworking clubs, fitting drawers, safety gear, filling termite holes, biographical woodworking books, and router bit diameter
Woodworking shows, analyzing projects, Earlex HVLP, blade guards/splitters, and more!
The latest season of New Yankee Workshop. New podcasts, Modernwoodshop and Teenage Woodworker, new European plunge cut saws, Chris Scwarz being the Oprah of the woodworking world, upgrading tools vs buying new.
Tis the time for pre-holiday happenings!
Marc is currently working on a sculpted end-table and for The Wood Whisperer and Matt brings up his concerns about The Woodworking Shows.
Our dream Christmas lists!
BBQ Wood Flavors, Bill Pentz dust collection, Festool TS55 and MFT replacing the tablesaw, furniture dimensions, and finishing the inside of furniture.
Tom Iovino joins us for an email Q&A show. Topics include Performax drum sanders, finishing toys, the Festool Domino, and cross-cut saw blades.
Power carving, table lubricant, blanket chest finish, SawStop, and more!
Topics include flush trim bits, AWFS Las Vegas, riving knifes, Marc's interview with David Marks, meeting Norm Abram, and the Festool Domino.
A basic review of oils, varnishes, and oil/varnish blends.
Another great episode. Preventing rot in outdoor woods, good hardwoods for a beginner, tool selection, and dust collection myths.
Wood toxicity and allergies, AWFS, air compressors, brad nails, PM66 vs PM2000, diamond stones, double stick tape, and spiral cutter heads.
Another rapid-fire email episode and a few voicemails.
Router bit of the month, drill presses, favorite finishes, and your emails and voicemails.
2-part epoxy finishes, gluing large panels, joinery comparison, tearout preventing, and essential hand tool skills.
How to select rough lumber, bandsaw drift, squaring stock without a jointer, favorite bandaids, finishing books, and HVLP compressor requirements.
HVLP, spray booths, SketchUp, shop sound-proofing, wood fillers, Sears Carvewright, and how to flatten a board without a jointer or planer.
Matt's slant-front desk, Marc's new garage doors, wood storage, narrowing down design options for customers, antique hand-tool restoration, and when to use nails and screws.
The first episode of Wood Talk Online.