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 […]
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.
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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.
Download Mp3On today’s Wood Talk “Weekend Edition” we’re talking about the one thing in woodworking we are worst at and how we are working to improve it, if at all. How about you? What is the one thing you are worst at and what steps are you taking to improve? How Can You Support Us? […]
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.
Download Mp3On today’s Wood Talk “Weekend Edition”, we are talking about how we glue up panels and how we have changed our technique over the years. Email We received a few panel related emails from Richard and Jonathan (and some others) which inspired this episode. How Can You Support Us? Use the links on the […]
Download Mp3On today’s show, we’re talking about Anti-fatigue mats, Pore-filling, Build or buy the first workbench?, wood movement in an Adirondack chair, and shop vac vs dust collector vs air filter. What’s on the Bench? Matt didn’t follow his own cut list and came up short on wood Shannon went zen with his smoothing plane […]
Download Mp3On today’s WoodTalk “Weekend Edition”, Marc was out sick so Matt and Shannon talked about small shops whether they be garage or basement and the lessons we have learned from our own small workshops. Email Jared wants to know if “size does matter” when it comes to a workshop Josh is looking for layout […]
Download Mp3Today’s show is sponsored by Brusso Hardware. New customers get 10% OFF any order at Brusso.com using code WT2015. On today’s show, we’re talking about sharpening router plane blades and minding the gap…between cabinet doors. What’s on the Bench? Matt added a ship lap back to his chest of drawers project Shannon is amazed […]
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.
Download Mp3On today’s WoodTalk “Weekend Edition”, we’re talking about shop furniture projects. How nice do you make them? Email Dustin is wondering about shop projects. Do you treat them with the same attention to detail as furniture projects? Do you use all matching wood or just use up whatever scraps you have lying around? What […]
Download Mp3Today’s show is sponsored by Brusso Hardware. New customers get 10% OFF any order at Brusso.com using code WT2015. On today’s show, we’re talking about finishing plywood, full extension shop made drawer slides, and controlling hand plane tearout. It’s Shannon’s birthday tomorrow and Marc had a custom song made for him from 1HappyBirthday.com! What’s […]
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.
Download Mp3On today’s WoodTalk “Weekend Edition”, we’re talking about measuring and marking tools: which ones we love and how we use them. We also talk about the premium tool market and what is really necessary and what is just bling. (Bling is good sometimes) Email Eric asked us which measuring and marking tools we own […]
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.
Download Mp3On today’s show, we’re chatting with Brandon Gore, a talented furniture-maker who works primarily with concrete and who serves as a judge on the new Spike TV show Framework. The show is only four episodes in and Brandon already has a reputation for being stern, direct, and unapologetic. We’ll talk about his role on […]
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.
We’ll be back on September 8th!
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.