EPISODES

WT219 – Storing Lumber

On today’s WoodTalk Weekend Edition, we’re talking about how we store our lumber.

WT217 – Brandon Gore Interview

On 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

WT216 – Giant Little Wood Turds

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).

WT212 – Udderly Cold

Tips for working with reclaimed lumber, buying workbench lumber, and are dovetail saddle markers lazy woodworking?

WT211 – Ear Juice Finish

Paring with Japanese Chisels, dealing with overwhelming fear of sawdust piles, lumber checking, and wood plugs for stretched ears.

WT210 – Giant Hairy Toddler

Hiding table end grain, what makes something fine furniture, is CNC real woodworking, and how we come up with original designs.

WT209 – 2014 in Review

Did we meet or exceed our goals? Or did we fall miserably short. Listen to find out!

WT208 – The OCD Woodworker

Today we’re talking about fine-tuning tapered plugs, avoiding slippery surfaces on step stools, and attaching a table top to its base

WT206 – We’re Thankful

Lie-Nielsen vs Veritas, loose tenons and bed rails, refurbish or buy new, and what we’re thankful for!

WT203 – Mirror Frisbee

Wood warping after a resaw, trouble with a smoothing plane, and octagonal frame joinery.

WT202 – Do Less Woodworking!

Solvent confusion, box joints and short ceilings, workbenches and T tracks, and selecting wood for your projects.

WT201 – Bagged & Boarded

Safe finishes for comic book storage, drawer guide positioning, and restoring an antique workbench.

WT199 – Patronizing Matt

Finishes for kitchen cabinets, dealing with glue squeezeout, and should you get a really small hand plane?

WT198 – Neanderthal Parenting Tips

Steam bending vs bent lamination, choosing your tools based on sharpening methods, and replacing your dust collector’s filtration bags.

WT196 – Pimp My Bench Plane!

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.

WT195 – And We’re Back!

Preventing cupped panels, respirators for the permanently bearded, box hinges, Spraying outdoors, acclimating lumber before a project, and avoiding tearout while turning.

WT193 – Marc Go Sleepy

Mixing profiles and breadboard ends, using a chisel plane, and making dadoes and grooves with hand tools.

WT192 – The Vanderlist Method

Easy durable finishes, automation distancing us from our craft, and how to perform a ritual bloodletting with your chisels

WT191 – The Chortle Shakes

Ammonia fuming, pre-finishing rituals, plywood in the hand tool shop, and how flat is flat enough.

WT185 – Robot Balls

Matching stain, rough vs smooth glue surfaces, tips for beating the summer heat, framing mirrors, and unique joints for a bed frame.

WT183 – Shannon Sparkles

Hand tool dust collection, steam bending kiln-dried wood, flattening a partial log slab, using molding planes on curved edges.

WT182 – Marc is Patient Zero?

Bandsaw dust collection, small insert screws, choosing the right size hinge, carving tool brands, and if too much woodworking content is a bad thing.

WT180 – Butt Buffing

The pros and cons of a granite countertop for a workbench, adjustable height workbenches, and how to use a spokeshave.

WT176 – Cadbury Cream Eggs

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.

WT175 – Lazy Woodworker

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.

WT174 – Hand Tool Menagerie School

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.

WT173 – What’s with Brad Pitt?!

Planing thin stock, stationary sanding machines, woodworking in the cold, sharpening the micro-bevel, hybrid saws, un-calibrated jointers, and a primer on chisels.

WT172 – Do They Know About Shrinkage?

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.

WT171 – Mind the Neck Divot!

Cuttin down on pro bono work, wood acclimation, returning bad wood, injury time-outs, minimizing noise transmission, and reinforced miters.

WT170 – Crushed Walnuts

Flat panels after glueup, wooden screws, workbench questions, lamination techniques, big box store wood, and dealing with large slabs.

WT169 – Shannon’s Bloody Reign!

Downdraft tables, powder coating hand planes, drilling end grain, veneer vs solid wood for a dining table, liquid hide glue and lubricants staining wood.

WT167 – Nobody Likes an Ash Hole

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.

WT166 – The Wet Spot

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

WT165 – A Zen Moment

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

WT164 – 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.

WT160 – 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.

WT159 – 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.

WT158 – 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.

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.

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

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

WT143 – Belly Jelly

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

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.

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.

WT136 – The One Without Matt

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

WT135 – 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.