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Fine Woodworking magazine editors and contributors answer your questions and share woodworking tips and techniques.

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    • 4.8 • 130 Ratings

Fine Woodworking magazine editors and contributors answer your questions and share woodworking tips and techniques.

    STL269: How we absorb woodworking information

    STL269: How we absorb woodworking information

    Mike, Vic, and Ben discuss how they find information they need to learn a new technique and the impulse buys that they just can't walk away from.
    This episode is sponsored by the Society of American Period Furniture Makers and The Northwest Woodworking Studio
    0:00 - Intro
    2:19 - How do you find woodworking information
    41:08 - Segment Potpurri
    55:00 - Woodworking impulse buys
    Links from this episode can be found here - http://www.shoptalklive.com
    Sign up for the Fine Woodworking weekly eLetter - https://www.finewoodworking.com/newsletter
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    Every two weeks, a team of Fine Woodworking staffers answers questions from readers on Shop Talk Live, Fine Woodworking‘s biweekly podcast. Send your woodworking questions to shoptalk@taunton.com for consideration in the regular broadcast! Our continued existence relies upon listener support. So if you enjoy the show, be sure to leave us a five-star rating and maybe even a nice comment on our iTunes page.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    STL268: What flavor are your chisels?

    STL268: What flavor are your chisels?

    Mike, Barry, and Ben discuss working with thin stock, combination milling machines, chisel handles, and Barry and Ben get a little too close to being fired on air.
    This episode is sponsored by Woodcraft and Pony/Jorgensen
    Mike Mascelli's video workshop can be found here: https://www.finewoodworking.com/videoworkshop/2022/05/staining-and-dying-wood-with-mike-mascelli
    0:00 - Intro
    2:00 - Ben's new tablesaw
    16:14 - Milling thin stock
    25:39 - Tiny pieces of ebony
    33:43 - Segments
    57:52 - Why don't you like combo machines?
    Links from this episode can be found here - http://www.shoptalklive.com
    Sign up for the Fine Woodworking weekly eLetter - https://www.finewoodworking.com/newsletter
    Sign up for a Fine Woodworking Unlimited membership - https://www.finewoodworking.com/unlimited
    Every two weeks, a team of Fine Woodworking staffers answers questions from readers on Shop Talk Live, Fine Woodworking‘s biweekly podcast. Send your woodworking questions to shoptalk@taunton.com for consideration in the regular broadcast! Our continued existence relies upon listener support. So if you enjoy the show, be sure to leave us a five-star rating and maybe even a nice comment on our iTunes page. Sign up now! Join deputy editor Jon Binzen for a fascinating look at less-familiar furniture of the Arts and Crafts era.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    STL267: The router queen

    STL267: The router queen

    Larissa Huff wows Vic and Ben with her harrowing tales of freehand letter routing and many other woodworking feats.
    This episode is sponsored by Shaper and Pony/Jorgensen
    0:00 - Intro
    15:23 - Different edge treatments
    26:07 - Leveling an outfeed table
    40:26 - All time favorite tools
    51:42 - Larissa loves routers!
    1:04:49 - Shaping an anticlastic curve
    Links from this episode can be found here - http://www.shoptalklive.com
    Sign up for the Fine Woodworking weekly eLetter - https://www.finewoodworking.com/newsletter
    Sign up for a Fine Woodworking Unlimited membership - https://www.finewoodworking.com/unlimited
    Every two weeks, a team of Fine Woodworking staffers answers questions from readers on Shop Talk Live, Fine Woodworking‘s biweekly podcast. Send your woodworking questions to shoptalk@taunton.com for consideration in the regular broadcast! Our continued existence relies upon listener support. So if you enjoy the show, be sure to leave us a five-star rating and maybe even a nice comment on our iTunes page.
     

    • 1 hr 16 min
    STL266: Pro day with Hiller and Farrington!

    STL266: Pro day with Hiller and Farrington!

    Links from this episode can be found here - http://www.shoptalklive.com   
    Sign up for the Fine Woodworking weekly eLetter - https://www.finewoodworking.com/newsletter   
    Sign up for a Fine Woodworking Unlimited membership - https://www.finewoodworking.com/unlimited
    Every two weeks, a team of Fine Woodworking staffers answers questions from readers on Shop Talk Live, Fine Woodworking‘s biweekly podcast. Send your woodworking questions to shoptalk@taunton.com for consideration in the regular broadcast! Our continued existence relies upon listener support. So if you enjoy the show, be sure to leave us a five-star rating and maybe even a nice comment on our iTunes page.
     

    • 1 hr 8 min
    STL265: CA glue is the new hide glue

    STL265: CA glue is the new hide glue

    This episode is sponsored by Triton Tools
    0:00 - Intro
    7:25 - Segment potpurri
    12:40 - Shop flooring
    20:17 - The carriage maker's plane
    22:41 - Workbench height
    34:08 - Milling lumber in advance
    48:23 - Using epoxy
    Links from this episode can be found here - http://www.shoptalklive.com   
    Sign up for the Fine Woodworking weekly eLetter - https://www.finewoodworking.com/newsletter   
    Sign up for a Fine Woodworking Unlimited membership - https://www.finewoodworking.com/unlimited
    Every two weeks, a team of Fine Woodworking staffers answers questions from readers on Shop Talk Live, Fine Woodworking‘s biweekly podcast. Send your woodworking questions to shoptalk@taunton.com for consideration in the regular broadcast! Our continued existence relies upon listener support. So if you enjoy the show, be sure to leave us a five-star rating and maybe even a nice comment on our iTunes page.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    STL264: This doctor prescribes Japanese tools

    STL264: This doctor prescribes Japanese tools

    Wilbur Pan wears many hats. It's just that sometimes those hats are a white coat, or a community organizing pin, or a shop apron. A full-on M.D., Ph.D, Wilbur's spent over 20 years in oncology, including almost 18 treating kids. As an FWW editor once put it, "He's basically a superhero." He's also a tool nut and science nerd, two passions that seem to feed into each other. Indeed, he may be the only podcast guess to say, "I know just enough metallurgy to get me into trouble." His particular tool nuttiness is for Japanese tools, which are on display above his bench. For years he's run the blog giant Cypress, a tremendous resource for learning more about Japanese tools whether it's which ryoba to buy first or why Japanese tools are tools, not mystical magic wands.
    Links from this episode can be found here - http://www.shoptalklive.com   
    Sign up for the Fine Woodworking weekly eLetter - https://www.finewoodworking.com/newsletter   
    Sign up for a Fine Woodworking Unlimited membership - https://www.finewoodworking.com/unlimited
    Every two weeks, a team of Fine Woodworking staffers answers questions from readers on Shop Talk Live, Fine Woodworking‘s biweekly podcast. Send your woodworking questions to shoptalk@taunton.com for consideration in the regular broadcast! Our continued existence relies upon listener support. So if you enjoy the show, be sure to leave us a five-star rating and maybe even a nice comment on our iTunes page.

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

jearly7 ,

Episode 245 is The bomb

I have listened to all 245 episodes of the show and but it doesn’t get better then the 4 of you, (that’s right 4 not the normal 3) all in the same room. Lots of knowledge and many laughs. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy the other 244. Thanks for the great Pod!

edward the car ,

It’s so boring!

There are a handful of good episodes but generally the show is extremely boring. Too much talk about crap no one cares about and the discussion of listener questions tends to drag on. The cast are clearly very careful not to say anything to upset sponsors and half the time it’s like an infomercial for tools.

MiddleMike3 ,

Brutal Banter

The topics are interesting and I want to listen however I can’t handle the nauseating banter.

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