Wood Talk Show Archive

  • Wood Talk #166 – The Wet Spot

    Sweating on your projects, what grit you should sand to, and researching wood prices.

  • Wood Talk #165 – A Zen Moment

    Carbide tipped bandsaw blades, palm routers, avoiding sapwood, wooden gears, weathered wood, and making a large bridle joint.

  • Wood Talk #164 – Going for the Jugular

    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.

  • Wood Talk #163 – Overrated Woodworking

    Even we have to admit that many things in woodworking are overrated!

  • Wood Talk #162 – Setting Goals for 2014

    We discuss our woodworking goals for the coming year.

  • Wood Talk #161 – Precision and Accuracy

    Precision and accuracy in woodworking.

  • Wood Talk #160 – Jonathan Wins Woodworking

    Cool finishes, table saw residue, monotonous woodworking, best practices at the table saw, plugging holes, clogging dust collectors, and planning your cuts strategically.

  • Wood Talk #159 – The Cleavage Plane

    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.

  • Wood Talk #158 – Dilute With DNA

    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?

  • WT157 – Beat Your Bag!

    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?

  • WT156 – Science is Sexy!

    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.

  • WT155 – Continuous Doodie

    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.

  • Wood Talk #154 – Woodworking in America 2013

    A recap of our experiences of Woodworking in America 2013.

  • WT153 – Build Order

    Our thoughts on how we establish a build order for each project.

  • WT152 – Chisels for the Win!

    Essential hand tools for power tool woodworkers, router speeds, keeping a sharp edge on your tools, and using bandsaw blades for hand saws.

  • WT151 – Shannon Splits a Log

    Golden Ratio, the router plane vs the shoulder plane for tenon cheeks, and mobile bases.

  • WT150 – Matt’s Banana Hammock

    boiled linseed oil shelf life, being too picky about calibration, taming bowl scraper tearout, lapping the sole of a hand plane

  • WT149 – Kicking Back The Kickback

    Custom bandsaw blades, giant monster planes, and using sandpaper to flatten sharpening stones.

  • WT148 – Beware of Shannon’s Rabbit Hole

    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.

  • WT147 – A Tenon is a Tenon

    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.

  • WT146 – Matt’s Story Stick

    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.

  • WT145 – It’s Flamminable!

    Knowing when a design is right, replacement parts for hand planes, cambering blades, and using Waterlox finish

  • WT144 – The Happiness Show

    Finish storage and disposal, hand saws for re-sawing, and the properties of Danish Oil.

  • WT143 – Belly Jelly

    Milk paint, skill-building projects for hand tool woodworkers, and an interview with Matt Kenney from FWW.

  • WT142 – Chuck Bender’s Carving Boot Camp

    Ouija boards, low angle planes on figured woods, olive oil on kitchen items, old log wood, finishing a live edge board, and rust removal.

  • WT141 – Quality Control is Boring!

    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.

  • WT140 – Patrick Swayze’s Ghost Clock

    Books that inspire us, wood movement in workbenches, cutting dovetails on long boards, and 4/4 vs 8/4 pricing.

  • WT139 – Less Than 1%

    Expansion differences between hardwood and softwood, resaw alternatives to the bandsaw, and the difference between parallelogram and dovetail way jointers.

  • WT138 – Plane Away From The Nuts

    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.

  • WT137 – Rabbeting Block Plane For The Win!

    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.

  • WT136 – The One Without Matt

    Wiping varnish, building with something other than 3/4″ stock, disposing of sawdust, and restoring some old Stanley planes.

  • Wood Talk #135 – Hurley’s Ash

    Japanese chisels, getting the most from a dust extractor, planing one side of a board, veneering, storing left-over finish, and ash for hurleys.

  • WT134 – Handworks

    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.

  • WT133 – Pork Roll on the Bandsaw

    We’re talking about Marples blades, Sweetheart vs Bailey, storing hand planes, high end sanders, protecting your assembly table, and pressure treated wood.

  • WT132 – Wood Talk Top 10

    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.

  • WT131 – Shannon’s Mint Julep

    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.

  • WT130 – Gone to the Dogs

    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.

  • WT129 – One Plane To Rule Them All

    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.

  • WT128 – British TV

    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.

  • WT127 – Hand Tool Guy Straight

    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.

  • WT126 – 20 Questions

    Blasting through some emails with our 20 Question Quickfire Challenge!

  • WT125 – Matt Yelled At Me!

    On today’s show, we’re talking about getting back into woodworking, drying lumber, and shipping finished projects.

  • WT124 – That’ll Be A Buck Fifty!

    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.

  • WT123 – Colonial Turkey Legs

    Fixing a bent handsaw, deciding what scrap to keep, working with pine, and should woodworking be sexy?

  • WT122 – Ana White’s Nickers

    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.

  • WT121 – Get A Handle On It!

    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.

  • WT120 – We’ve Got Mail

    On today’s show, we’re celebrating Get Woodworking Week by doing an all email episode!

  • WT119 – What Glen Huey Always Says

    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

  • WT118 – KickStompers

    Breaking down plywood, Shapton glass stones, adapting Festool hoses, hand plane talk, and Kickstarter campaigns.

  • WT117 – Here Kitty Kitty!

    Problems with cat poop, picking the right joint for the job, and some listener feedback on jointer blade sharpening and buying used bandsaws.

  • WT116 – The One with the Flu

    Hand saw sharpening, jointer/planer combination machines, milling procedures, and jointer knives.

  • Wood Talk #115 – Pee On Your Projects

    Trouble with honing guides, troubleshooting a water-based finishing problem, and wood shop attire.

  • Wood Talk #114 – The Self-Indulgent Build

    Looking at the year ahead!

  • Wood Talk #113 – Chuck Norris Ruins The Poll

    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.

  • Wood Talk #112 – What Tool Should I Buy?

    The trouble with buying tools, using scraper planes, and laminating solid wood for stability.

  • Wood Talk #111 – Statistical Rant

    On todays show, we are talking about hide glue and glueups.

  • Wood Talk #110 – Favorite Pie!

    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.

  • Wood Talk #109 – Shannon Ruins the Poll

    Bandsaw tuneup, shop music, tools we would choose if starting over, sharpening, laminated countertops, and organizing tasks during a complicated project.

  • Wood Talk #108 – Matt Vs Matt

    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.

  • Wood Talk #107 – Tool Chest or Not Tool Chest

    Festool Domino, Tool Chests vs Tool Cabinets, Drill Presses, Wood Storage, Urban Harvested Wood, and Mallets.

  • Wood Talk #106 – Pole of the Week?

    Storing oil/varnish blends safely, router tables, dealing with a cluttered shop, assembly table flatness, and Magswitch featherboards.

  • Wood Talk #105 – Woodworking in Pasadena

    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.

  • Wood Talk #104 – This Forum Sucks!

    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.

  • Wood Talk #103 – The Convention Show

    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!

  • Wood Talk #102 – You Don’t Need A New Saw!

    Aging effects on wood, using a gents saw for dovetails, and combatting de-lamination in plywood after template routing.

  • Wood Talk #101 – Wingin’ It!

    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.

  • Wood Talk #100 – 100th Episode Celebration

    Celebrating our 100th episode with special guest and a live call-in show!

  • Wood Talk #99 – Improv Woodworking

    We’re talking about outdoor workbenches, woodworking with humidity in mind, Marc’s new shop, and the concept of Improv Woodworking.

  • Wood Talk #98 – Asa’s Apology Tour

    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.

  • WTOR97 – The Jigs Up!

    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.

  • Wood Talk – #96

    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.

  • Wood Talk – #95

    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.

  • Wood Talk – #94

    Roy Underhill on the PBS iPad app, California’s tablesaw law, pore-filling walnut, hand plane oils, and must-have tools for the beginner.

  • Wood Talk – #93

    We discuss a bunch of great links from around the web!

  • Wood Talk – #92

    Woodworking events galore, The Highland Woodworker, and a crazy Kickback video!

  • Wood Talk – #91

    The WTOR boys take time for a little inward reflection as they discuss their 2012 woodworking resolutions.

  • Wood Talk – #90

    With the holidays coming up, this is the perfect time to consider making small projects as gifts.

  • Wood Talk – #89

    A frank discussion about this years Woodworking in America conference!

  • Wood Talk – #88

    A surprise edition of Wood Talk Online! The community has some unsolicited parenting advice for Marc and Nicole.

  • Wood Talk – #87

    Some business and announcements before we head into our Summer break.

  • Board Meetings #3

    Twisting Cypress, bridle joint trouble, metal ductwork and the ClearVue Cyclone.

  • Wood Talk – #86

    Building your woodworking legacy, popping the grain in redwood, and Pop Woodworking going digital!

  • Wood Talk – #85

    Joining the Frogpants network, woodworking seasons, and the hand tool craze!

  • WT84

    The WIA 2011 class schedule is leaked!

  • Wood Talk Online Radio #83

    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.

  • Board Meetings #2

    Prefinishing panels, Tried & True safety considerations, and making a hollow column.

  • Wood Talk Online Radio #82

    Taxes, the future of woodworking, and a butt load of content from the magazines, blogs, and forums

  • Wood Talk #81

    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.

  • Board Meetings #1

    A new audio show answering YOUR questions and woodworking dilemmas!

  • Wood Talk #80

    Hand planing, Popular Woodworking’s new site, setting up shop, as well as our favorite articles, blog posts, and Wood Talk Online Forum posts.

  • Wood Talk #79

    Plywood’s place in fine furniture, Fine Woodworking’s new site, as well as our favorite articles, blog posts, and Wood Talk Online forum posts.

  • Wood Talk #78

    Dust collectors, Thien Baffle, Woodshop the Movie, Woodworking Can Pay Your Bills.

  • Wood Talk #77

    Bandsaws, resawing, first aid, Vic’s cradle, and much more!

  • Wood Talk #76

    A show with very little planning. Just how we like it!

  • Wood Talk #75

    A special Wood Talk Online on location at the Woodworking in America Conference 2010.

  • Wood Talk #74

    The WIA classes we are most looking forward to, low angle vs high angle planes, and can you live without a tablesaw?

  • Wood Talk #73

    The woodworking styles you should probably get to know, our favorite recent woodworking articles, some cool crap going on in the forums and a discussion of furniture styles.

  • Wood Talk #72

    Eye injuries, Popular Woodworking’s new format, and Fine Woodworking’s call for bloggers.

  • Wood Talk #71

    Pore-Filling, Glen Drake dovetail saw and the woodworking Project Bucket List.

  • Wood Talk #70

    Workshop security, specialty blades, Twitter woodworking, Festool at Walmart???