Easy durable finishes, automation distancing us from our craft, and how to perform a ritual bloodletting with your chisels
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Breaking down plywood, Shapton glass stones, adapting Festool hoses, hand plane talk, and Kickstarter campaigns.
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!
Aging effects on wood, using a gents saw for dovetails, and combatting de-lamination in plywood after template routing.
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!
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!