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

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

    STL221: Gary Rogowski admits woodworking is hard

    STL221: Gary Rogowski admits woodworking is hard

    Gary Rogowski joins Ben to answer listener questions on drying lumber, sharpening problems, sawing practice, and the feasibility to create a four legged piece without it rocking.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    STL220: Jack plane death match - Will bevel up go down?

    STL220: Jack plane death match - Will bevel up go down?

    Mike, Barry, and Ben discuss jack planes, tablesaw safety, scrap wood storage, and how a listener could widen dados

    • 1 hr 3 min
    STL219: Dadoes without dado blades

    STL219: Dadoes without dado blades

    Mike, Anissa, and Ben discuss dust collection for bandsaws, keeping notes during a project, a listener's odd glue-line failure, and try a woodworking potpourri for the first time.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    STL218: Megan Fitzpatrick's favorite tool storage

    STL218: Megan Fitzpatrick's favorite tool storage

    Megan Fitzpatrick joins Barry and Ben to discuss Moxon vises, wooden vs. metal-bodied handplanes, tri-squares vs. combo squares, grinders, and why it's worth building a tool chest.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    STL217: Chris Becksvoort thinks you need a moisture meter

    STL217: Chris Becksvoort thinks you need a moisture meter

    Contributing editor, Chris Becksvoort joins Mike and Ben to answer questions on milling, wedged joinery, and his two favorite tools.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    STL216: Accessorizing your new tablesaw

    STL216: Accessorizing your new tablesaw

    Mike, Anissa, and Ben discuss tablesaw accessories, shop rituals, testing sharpness, knockdown fasteners, and tall people.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

FleetFarmer ,

Cmon Pekovitch

Long time listener, I had to comment after hearing Mike Pekovitch frown upon dovetail saw guides to help hand cutting dovetails... Especially because on every video that I see he uses special tablesaw blades ground for dovetails and uses the bandsaw to cut his waste and uses a morticing machine and basically every other way except by hand...

Love ya Mike but...cmon man

TheBigKurt ,

Amazing podcast for an aspiring woodworker

I found myself getting into this craft just this spring after finishing a custom speaker project my late uncle left behind.
I knew there was better ways of joinery than the pocket screws everyone uses on YouTube. With my father recently passing I had nowhere else to turn than looking for a podcast. I happened across this one, gave it a whirl and was hooked. That was April 3rd. It is now July 7th and I have listened to every episode, listened Nick Offermans book on their recommendation, received the usb magazine catalog for Father’s Day, refurbished my dads old Record and Stanley planes and completed my first piece of furniture this weekend, a bookcase from the magazine for my daughter! To say I’m hooked is an understatement. This podcast has helped me in ways unimaginable. The banter between the hosts is natural and engaging. The segments are informative and entertaining. The chemistry between all the hosts is outstanding and leaves me wanting more.
Outstanding job.
1 suggestion, bring back Ed’s sound effects.

Varyk ,

More to life than Wood Talk

Working my way backwards through your catalog of podcasts I had to laugh when Ben made a joke about STL being what people would be stuck with when Wood Talk announced they were calling it quits, and that’s exactly how I came to find this podcast. While I was happy when Wood Talk cafe back them quitting was the best thing to happen because STL has become my favorite podcast. The typical mix of Ben, Mike, and Anissa have a great chemistry, and the less frequent hosts are an equal pleasure to listen to along with the guest Wood woodworkers. My favorite segment is smooth move. It’s my bi-weekly affirmation that I’m not the only one making dumb ass mistakes in my shop. Keep up the good work!!!

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