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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Tricky double-sided tape, buying your first backsaw, and router tables.
Learning to sharpen saws, shop lighting options, and where do you get your horse butt.
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.
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 […]
Getting hot with epoxy, outdoor bar top options, and jointing a strip of moulding by hand.
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 […]
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.
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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 2×4’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.
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, […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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.
Download Mp3Today’s show is sponsored by Brusso Hardware, Casper.com (use code woodtalk), and Fanduel.com (use the code “wood”) 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 What’s on the Bench? Marc had a baby girl (well Nicole did anyway) Matt […]
Your finishing goof-up questions.
Shannon tells us why he loves his hand tools so much!
Marc answers your burning questions about finishing!
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 […]
Discussing our experiences with veneer.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
“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.
Download Mp3On today’s Wood Talk “Weekend Edition” we’re talking about our business models and lots of other unqualified business advice that you should take with a grain of salt then go talk to an actual professional accountant. This topic is inspired by an email from Nick: I’ve heard you mention several times on the show […]
Download Mp3On today’s show we’re talking about letting necessity be the mother of invention, anticipatory duct work for dust collection, breadboard end joinery. What’s on the Bench? Marc is finishing up an outdoor bench build Matt went to the woods to whittle Shannon went back to work on his blanket chest What’s New? Mike shared […]
Download Mp3On today’s Wood Talk “Weekend Edition” we’re talking about the early days of our woodworking careers and how long it took before we were actually proud of the things we made. This topic is inspired by an email from Nathan: I’ve been woodworking for about two years now, and I’ve built maybe four or […]
Top-coating paint, zero clearance for dado blades, and buying lumber online.
Download Mp3On today’s Wood Talk “Weekend Edition” we’re talking about helical heads in planers and their advantages…or not. How about you? Have you upgraded to a helical head cutter for your planer or any other tool? What are your impressions? How Can You Support Us? Use the links on the left and sign up for […]
Download Mp3On today’s show, we’re talking about finishing oily woods, when to mill rough lumber, and when to re-flatten sharpening stones What’s on the Bench? Marc is editing video of his sculpted rocker Shannon is contemplating the design of an urn for his dog Matt is either building a CNC or a Terminator What’s New? […]
Surprising woodworking confessions.
Charging relatives for your work and dealing with too-narrow dados.
Download Mp3On today’s Wood Talk “Weekend Edition” we’re talking about aftermarket upgrades for our tools. This topic was inspired by a question from Peter. How about you? What aftermarket upgrades have you done that made your tools better? Perhaps they made things worse! Tell us about it in the comments below. How Can You Support […]