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.
Where have we been?
Download Mp3On today’s show we’re talking about painting furniture, our favorite hand tools, the best tool for rabbeting, an alternative to latex paint, and the best first hand plane. Voicemails Jay wants to know what would be the best hand tool for rabbeting Email Billy and Nick both have questions about painting furniture and how […]
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.
Download Mp3On today’s show we’re talking about workbench lumber, whats the deal with breadboard ends, and tool storage. Voicemails Steve is looking for advice on buying a bandsaw Paul wonders if a drum sander or a planer is right for him Email Jeremy is ready to build a nice workbench and needs help with his […]
Download Mp3On today’s show we’re talking about: what glues work best at low temperatures, rust prevention on the hand tools, and mortiser setup What’s On the Bench Marc finished his jewelry box and build a drill bit storage cabinet Matt is almost done with the highboy and starting to plan the waterfall table Shannon is […]
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.
Download Mp3On today’s show we’re talking about: woodworking continuing education, buying a Sawstop, and investing in the shop. What’s On the Bench Marc spoke at the Colorado Woodworkers Association Matt is working breaking the guild video record with the highboy Shannon laid on his back all week What’s New Popular Woodworking is creating a lumber […]
Download Mp3On today’s show we’re talking about: frivolous upgrades, should everyone create content?, is building a workbench a rite of passage, and two blades for the table saw. Voicemail Kory is looking to lessen the UV effects on Redheart. Lyle is having trouble flattening his workbench with a router. Email Clem asks about using 2 […]
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
Download Mp3On today’s weekend show we talk about buying new tools or souping it up. Brian says: I own a 20 year old “14 Delta bandsaw with a cast iron table that has barely been used since I bought it and is in perfect condition. I am about to get back into woodworking again up […]
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?!
Download Mp3On today’s weekend show we talking about what defines “the average woodworker” Robert wrote in to ask about the right table saw for the average woodworker and Marc blew it up into a socio-political commentary about tools and woodworking
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.
Download Mp3On today’s show we’re talking about different types of chisels, getting the most from your Jack plane, and what if matt moves?! What’s On the Bench Marc is building a wall Matt is cleaning his shop Shannon went to NYC to see a broadway show What’s New Marc was on the Modern Maker Podcast, […]
We discuss the concept of art and if our projects qualify as art.
Download Mp3On today’s show we’re talking about amber water-based finish, what’s the deal with Drill presses, and how to use a moisture meter. Don’t forget to check out Brusso’s new Photo Extra Newsletter! What’s On the Bench Marc is fixing the signs at his son’s daycare Matt is slabbing logs Shannon is preparing for a […]
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.
Download Mp3On today’s show we’re talking about if the finish is ruined once it starts curing in the can and giving up on a tool or project What’s On the Bench Marc is making chair templates Shannon installed track lighting What’s New New video from Doucette and Wolfe! The Birth of a Dugout Canoe The […]
Download Mp3On today’s weekend show, we’re talking about woodworking away from home. What Are We Talking About Darth Rust asked: I’m overseas for the rest of this year, what are some good ways to stay engaged in the craft, perhaps even be productive? I’ve brought sketchup and the honey-do list, a couple of books from […]
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.