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.
Peter Follansbee teaches us the basics of 17th century carving!
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.
Bone up on joinery basics with 9 Essential Woodworking Joints from WOOD Magazine.
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.
Peter Ross teaches us how to take a piece of metal and make an awesome compass from it!
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.
William Ng takes on a journey into the world of Green & Greene details!
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.
Garrett Hack teaches us fundamental skills in the context of a beautiful hanging tool cabinet!
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
George Walker gives us the low down on traditional design!
Breaking down plywood, Shapton glass stones, adapting Festool hoses, hand plane talk, and Kickstarter campaigns.
David Marks shows us how to create beautiful marquetry using the double bevel technique.
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!
Jeff Mertz effectively covers the basics of lumber selection and preparation and adds in a few nice bonus topics including plywood basics, grain matching, and glueups.
Aging effects on wood, using a gents saw for dovetails, and combatting de-lamination in plywood after template routing.
Jeff Vollmer shows us how he makes his incredibly unique puzzle boxes.
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!
Join us for a very special live Wood Talk Online Radio as we celebrate our 100th episode.
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!
A review of Chris Schwarz’s “The Workbench” DVD.
Bob Lang shows us how to build the 21st Century Workbench.
The WTOR boys take time for a little inward reflection as they discuss their 2012 woodworking resolutions.
Discussing the upcoming Split-Top Roubo build with Chris Schwarz.
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 review of Build an 18th Century Workbench with Chris Schwarz!
A review of Monster Workbench with Matt Kenney from Taunton Press and Fine Woodworking.
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.
Review of Hand Finishing and Rubbing Out with Hendrik Varju.
Twisting Cypress, bridle joint trouble, metal ductwork and the ClearVue Cyclone.
Review of Bookcase with Bracket Feet with Phillip Lowe from Taunton Press.
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!
A review of Wood Magazine’s 12 Great Tablesaw Jigs with Jim Heavey.
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.