Wood Talk Show Archive

  • WT361 – Artisanal Crotch Wood

    The joy of tracksaws, strength of loose tenons, and getting into welding.

  • WT360 – The Maker Movement and Its Effect on Quality

    On a recent trip to Michaels Craft Store, Shannon was disgusted by all the junk on the shelves purporting to be Maker kits.

  • WT359 – Free Donuts

    Extra jointer support, taming tapers, diamond vs water stones, and leaving the bark on slabs.

  • WT358 – Workbench Tops and Deadmen

    We’re taking 2 questions on workbenches: top material and the effectiveness of the deadman

  • WT357 – Old Woodworkers Poop Their Pants

    Live edge table bases, air dried vs kiln dried lumber, and Stationary log vs stationary head mills.

  • WT356 – Woodworking Sponsors and YouTube

    YouTube and Fine Woodworking as well as getting sponsors.

  • WT355 – Keep Your Limbs Above the Crotch

    Long-term tool storage, selling at craft shows, and quartersawn lumber.

  • WT354 – Tool Accessories that Make Life Easier

    We each name an accessory that makes life easier.

  • WT353 – Matt’s Junkyard

    Glue line seams, dowels vs floating tenons, and a sawmill cnc router conversion.

  • WT352 – Lower Quality Wood Products in Our Homes?

    Talking about the wood products in our home and how we feel about them.

  • WT351 – So Easy a Monkey Can Do It

    Casket joinery, dust collection for a small shop, and table top board direction

  • WT350 – The Mulligan Show

    An email grab bag show!

  • WT349 – Mullet Truck

    Staining complex projects, Matt’s building a solar kiln?!?!, and wood movement in wide boards.

  • WT348 – Nadda Finga

    Would you take this deal?!

  • WT347 – Now With 33.3% More Matt

    Favorite finishing books, to sharpen router bits or not, miter saws vs table saws, and plywood with hand tools???

  • WT346 – 2017 Woodworking Resolutions

    Our woodworking goals and resolutions for 2017.

  • WT345 – Marc Hates Matt

    Epoxy shelf life, stropping, and bandsaw blade life expectancy

  • WT344 – Go Big on the Tool or Get Accessories

    Is it better to buy the better quality tool or the lower quality and get accessories?

  • WT343 – Marc Drops a Hot One

    Router bit buying strategy, lathe tool recommendations, jointer planes, and where to put the drill press.

  • WT342 – Pitfalls of an Online Business

    Some of the risks and pitfalls of running an online business.

  • WT341 – The Best $41 You Ever Spent

    Shop sub-floors, files for restoring saws, basement woodworking, purpleheart resin, acute angles, and making big projects in small spaces.

  • WT340 – Making Purty Panels

    Getting a grain and color match in a panel.

  • WT339 – A Fart in the Wind

    When to use your air cleaner, tensioning a bandsaw blade, planing a glued up carcass.

  • WT338 – Black Friday Woodworking Style

    What are the big Black Friday deals we have seen in the past and what have we taken advantage of.

  • WT337 – Dusty Plumber’s Butt

    Oil finish in a low powered turbine, installing opposing drawer slides, and notching corners.

  • WT336 – Us as Kids

    Your co-hosts as kids. What were we into? Anything that showed aptitude for woodworking or video-making?

  • WT335 – Marc Likes Fishnets

    Oil and wax finish on a butcher block, wall storage in a concrete walled shop, and starting a business.

  • WT334 – Tool Buying Advice

    Our thoughts on where to get tool-buying advice.

  • WT333 – Pressure Washer of Death

    Using a frame and panel for a tool chest door, fixing an orange peel lacquer finish, and narrow piece kickback.

  • WT332 – Camcorders vs DSLRs

    Download Mp3On today’s weekend show, we’re talking about camcorders vs DSLRs and how we use them in our shops. What We’re Using Marc has a Sony PXW-Z-150 something or other Shannon is using a Canon Vixia HF100, GoPro Hero Black 3, GoPro Session, Polaroid Cube, and his iPhone 6s Matt has a Sony thingy ma bobber […]

  • WT331 – Scary Bosses

    Download Mp3On today’s show, we’re talking about glossy wood without finish, choosing woods for your design, how much wood for a workbench. What’s On the Bench Marc is a slacker! Matt installed the idle wheel on the band mill Shannon is turning and doing shop stuff What’s New Marc has a new YouTube channel Marc […]

  • WT330 – Balls of Steel

    Download Mp3On today’s show, we’re talking about setting your miter gauge to square, wood hardness scales, and T1-11 for the shop walls. What’s On the Bench Marc is moving his shop…again Matt and April sold out to Triton Shannon has begun his Christmas turning odyssey What’s New Matthew shared a video about a wooden kayak […]

  • WT329 – Shallow and Pedantic

    Tricky double-sided tape, buying your first backsaw, and router tables.

  • WT328 – Don’t Want to Eat It But I’ll Squish It

    Learning to sharpen saws, shop lighting options, and where do you get your horse butt.

  • WT327 – Upright Wench

    Oil stones vs water stones, how to avoid mistakes related to rushing, and setting pricing expectations

  • WT326 – Wilbur’s Big Hakones

    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.

  • WT325 – Mineral Spirits Shots

    Download Mp3Today’s show is sponsored by Brusso Hardware. Use the code “Woodtalk” to save 10% off our first order at Brusso.com On today’s show we’re talking about Woodworking in America, child safe finishes, hiring a sawyer, and when to sharpen your saws. What’s On the Bench We are at Woodworking in America this week all […]

  • WT324 – Matt Knows Offerman

    Getting hot with epoxy, outdoor bar top options, and jointing a strip of moulding by hand.

  • WT323 – Hard is Not Hard

    Download Mp3On today’s show, we’re talking about practicing dovetails, differences between gravity and syphon HVLP guns, keeping our shops organized, and period furniture resources. Want to check out the video version of the show (recorded live)? Go here!  What’s On the Bench Marc is finalizing the Grandfather clock project Matt finished the Farm House Table […]

  • WT322 – It’s My Matt in a Box

    Choosing joinery, sanding small pieces without rounding them over, hand planing crowns, and glueing up joints.

  • WT321 – The Great WoodTalk Sellout

    Disposing of sawdust, using PT lumber, and how much to let panels float.

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  • WT320 – Virgin Viscosity

    Knowing when your planer and jointer blades are dull and including torsion box assembly tables in small spaces.

  • WT319 – MyCremona Dot Com

    Ductless Mini Splits VA PTAC in the shop, cutting accurate miters, sticky poly, and dealing with dank basements.

  • WT318 – Marc Hates the French

    Poly getting thicker, green lumber, and some voicemail roulette.

  • WT317 – Horse Butt 2: Electric Boogaloo

    Sharpening stone contamination, dealing with hardware on our projects.

  • WT316 – My FroMona

    Download Mp3Today’s show is sponsored by QALO. These rings are incredibly comfortable and start at just $15.99. Head to qalo.com, and use the discount code “WoodTalk” for 15% off your order. On today’s show, we’re talking about refinishing a table top, fixing a laundry rack, determining if an old table is veneered, cambering jointer plane […]

  • WT315 – Bandsaw Mill Dovetails

    Download Mp3On today’s show we’re talking about keeping your shop clean and working in the heat. What’s On the Bench Marc went Kerouac on everyone’s ass Matt finished up his trim and is starting work on a band saw mill Shannon built a wall and played with PVC trimwork. What’s New Graham Haydon has left […]

  • WT314 – Frank Lloyd Wrong?

    Finish on a shower stool, hand cut miters, and building a shop on a budget.

  • WT313 – Shannon is Better Wet

    Sheet goods for exterior use, Japanese saws vs western saws, and tool recommendations gone wrong.

  • WT312 – Baby Paul Bunyan

    Hand tool fatigue, using a woodworking miter saw as a metal cut-off saw, and the right finish for furniture in a rental property.

  • WT311 – Mateo Says Hi!

    An in-depth discussion about what’s going on in our shops and we offer some general woodworking wisdom (if we have any)!

  • WT310 – Marc Got Lei’d

    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.

  • WT 309 – Matt Sandwich

    DIY projects and the tools we use to DIY.

  • WT 308 – Exercise Matt

    Dealing with pitch in your 2×4’s, rabbets planes, back pain, and how often function dictates our wood choice.

  • WT 307 – Pinky Out Planing

    End grain orientation for panels, smoothing a bookmatched panel, scraping glue, and our featured topic, the Festool Domino vs the world!

  • WT306 – Is that a Log in Your Pocket or a Snake?

    Sanding between coats, spalting your wood for fun and profit, resaw or plane, and hobbies outside of woodworking.

  • WT305 – Good Fartin’ Weather

    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?

  • WT304 – Don’t Defile Your Chisels

    jointing woes, router planes, breadboard ends, and our featured topic, how has video production impacted our woodworking.

  • WT303 – Marc Has a Splinter

    We’re talking about chisel handling, lubing plunge posts, and choosing hardware

  • WT302 – Matt Shakes that Healthy Butt

    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.

  • WT301 – It’s All About Diresta

    Download Mp3Today’s show is brought to you by Harrys.com where you can get high quality razors in the mail at a fraction of the cost from the stores. Use promo code WoodTalk to save 10% off your first order. On today’s show we’re talking about Gaming Table improvements, round bottom spokeshaves, ditching the miter saw, […]

  • WT300 – Woodworker Guilt!

    Download Mp3Today’s show is sponsored by Harry’s where you get low cost, high quality razors. Woodtalk listeners can use coupon code ‘WOODTALK’ for 10% off your first order at Harrys.com And special thanks to Peter Brown, Jim Gavacs, Brian Prusa for their contributions! On today’s show we’re talking about boiled linseed oil explosions, ripping chains, […]

  • WT299 – Don’t Shave Your Adopted Children

    Download Mp3Today’s show is sponsored by Harry’s where you get low cost, high quality razors. Woodtalk listeners can use coupon code ‘WOODTALK’ for 10% off your first order at Harrys.com On today’s show we’re talking about cleaning HVLP guns between coats,width of the plane mouth, swirlies, and our featured topic: kids in the shop. What’s […]

  • WT298 – Marc’s Daddy’s Money

    Download Mp3Today’s show is sponsored by Harry’s where you get low cost, high quality razors. Woodtalk listeners can use coupon code ‘WOODTALK’ for 10% off your first order at Harrys.com On today’s show we’re talking about apartment-friendly finishes, using a rabbet block plane, sawing up some old logs, and our featured topic: how many projects […]

  • WT297 – Cremona Cold

    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.

  • WT296 – Horse Butt

    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!

  • WT295 – Wood Talk Roulette

    WoodTalk Roulette where we will grab emails from the mail bag at random and answer them.

  • WT294 – Biscuit Depression

    Designing your own projects, biscuit depression, starting a saw, and attaching a table top.

  • WT293 – Test Your Farts

    Our lathe situations, first tools for the hybrid woodworker, knockdown hardware, and bench vs. mortise chisels.

  • WT292 – Kylo Ren Likes Us!

    Getting internet into the shop, listening to audio while woodworking, how flat is flat enough, and how thick to cut lumber.

  • WT291 – Matt’s Mom is Mad

    Differences between rubber gloves, cleaning up squeeze out, troubleshooting an underperforming scraper, and letting boards rest after milling.

  • WT290 – Amy Schumer’s Tattoo Gun

    The intimidation of getting started, 45 degree zero clearance inserts, using a carbide bandsaw blade, and choosing a dust collector.

  • WT289 – The Matt Awakens

    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.

  • WT288 – Matt’s Exodus

    Furniture safety, cutting notches, and buying a first spokeshave. Oh yeah, Matt’s leaving the show too.

  • WT287 – Making It Drunk

    Determining finish on old trim, fire resistant projects, and bandsaw cut quality featuring special guest Dave Piccuito.

  • WT286 – Jay Bates Drinking Game

    A low toxicity walnut finish, making raised panels, and selecting proper drawer depth.

  • WT285 – Still Not on ESPN

    Bearings vs bushings, strengthening a miter joint, and PVA glue in a vacuum bag.

  • WT284 – Wood in the Bathtub

    Dealing with a scratch while finishing, getting a distressed look, and concerns with thin wooden components.

  • WT283 – Chain Taco-ing

    Electrical outlets, dealing with swollen plywood dados, and evenly milling a board with knots.

  • WT282 – Replacement Matt

    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.

  • WT281 – Woodworking Started in 2010

    A kitchen table finish, sanding curves, sharpening a saw, and our shop gear that has nothing to do with woodworking.

  • WT280 – Blowout on the Back Side

    Re-coating an old poly finish, bandsaw blades for curves, and correcting a rip hand saw cut.

  • WT279 – No Hand Stands Please

    Crook cane handle designs, defusing shop vac hose static electricity, and resawing with table saw and band saw.

  • WT278 – Matt’s Back

    Finish for a teak shower bench, curved vs hard angles in ductwork, and steamed vs unsteamed Walnut.

  • WT277 – Blosch’s Powdered Metal Glide

    Laminated leg vise chops, managing scrap wood, loose tenon joinery, the Bosch Glide Miter Saw vs the Festool Kapex, and Veritas’ PM-V11 steel.

  • WT276 – Favorite Class and Luxury Tool

    Recalling our favorite classes and most-loved luxury tools.

  • WT275 – Travelin’ Matt

    Finishing a project with nooks and crannies, using cut nails, and flattening a table base to accept the top

  • WT274 – Bridal Chest Construction Advice

    Construction and design advice to a listener on his bridal chest project.

  • WT273 – Double Doody

    Making curved sides on a small box, attaching paper-backed veneer to a van interior, and finishing half blind dovetails.

  • WT272 – New Baby Spags

    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.

  • WT271 – Finishing Goof-ups

    Your finishing goof-up questions.

  • WT270 – For the Love of Hand Tools

    Shannon tells us why he loves his hand tools so much!

  • WT269 – Your Finishing Questions

    Marc answers your burning questions about finishing!

  • WT268 – Basement Shop Pros & Cons

    Download Mp3We are breaking from our usual format while we’re on vacation but don’t worry, we’ll be back on Sept. 14th! Shawn submitted a question asking about the pros and cons of a basement workshop versus keeping it in the garage or elsewhere. Is having an area equivalent to 4x’s the existing garage space make […]

  • WT267 – Talking Veneer

    Discussing our experiences with veneer.

  • WT266 – We’re Pithed Off

    Download Mp3Today’s show is sponsored by SawStop! On today’s show we’re talking about are chairs difficult to make, filling cracks in cutting boards, and wood movement in wide lumber. What’s on the Bench? Marc completed his Walnut woven hamper Matt broke his X-Carve and burnt out the motor. Shannon is packing up to head to […]

  • WT265 – We’re Awesome?

    Download Mp3On today’s Wood Talk “Weekend Edition” we’re doing a little bragging and talking about our strengths. This show is inspired by an email from Chad: There has been questions on what your weaknesses are. I would love to hear a little bragging. When it comes to woodworking what are your guys best at or […]

  • WT264 – Down With Three Quarters

    Download Mp3Today’s show is sponsored by SawStop! On today’s show we’re talking about milling rough stock, attaching hardwood strips to cover the plywood edges, and designing furniture. What’s on the Bench? Marc has one woven panel done on his hamper project. Matt broke his X-Carve and burnt out the motor. Shannon built a peach crate. […]

  • WT263 – Can a CNC Guitar Still Rock?

    “Cheating” in woodworking. Specifically, using CNC machines in your shop.