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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.

    STL275: Tighten those router bits!

    STL275: Tighten those router bits!

    Bob Van Dyke joins Mike and Ben to discuss table saw blade sharpening, drill press height, scary router bits coming loose, and his upcoming dovetail bootcamp.
    Larissa Huff's Hand-routed Lettering video: https://www.finewoodworking.com/2022/09/16/hand-routed-lettering
    Full-length Sam Maloof documentary: https://www.finewoodworking.com/2022/09/21/sam-maloof-woodworking-profile
    0:00 - Intro
    2:47 - Dovetail bootcamp - https://www.finewoodworking.com/elearning
    20:34 - Table saw blade sharpening
    32:49 - Drill press table height
    43:34 - Segments
    1:02:04 - Router bit on the move!
    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 14 min
    STL274: Inside Highland Woodworking

    STL274: Inside Highland Woodworking

    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 10 min
    STL273: Shaper Origin—Then and Now

    STL273: Shaper Origin—Then and Now

    Mike and Ben interview Joe Hebenstreit and Adi Rao about their work with Shaper—from the early prototypes to their newest offerings, Shaper Studio and Plate.
    This episode is sponsored by Shaper.
    For more information head on over to https://www.shapertools.com/
    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 5 min
    STL272: The end of the end-grain cutting board?

    STL272: The end of the end-grain cutting board?

    Mike, Anissa, and Ben debate cutting boards and talk about taking box-making skills to the next level, fixing shellac mistakes, and solid-wood door movement.
    0:00 - Intro
    1:20 - Cutting boards
    24:58 - Solid-wood door with kumiko
    30:40 - Segments
    48:19 - Fixing shellac mistakes
    52:24 - Next level boxing
    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.

    • 57 min
    STL271: Making Dull > Getting Sharp

    STL271: Making Dull > Getting Sharp

    Megan Fitzpatrick joins Vic and Ben to discuss replacement plane blades, grinding angles, rabbeting dovetails and our first ever (we think) live call in!
    0:00 - Intro
    1:47 - Replacement plane blades
    9:07 - Grinding primary bevels
    20:48 - All time favorite tools
    33:36 - Adding a rabbet to aid in dovetailing
    42:19 - Call in: Antonio asks where he should put his shop
    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 1 min
    STL270: Should I get a shaper? Oh..

    STL270: Should I get a shaper? Oh..

    This episode is sponsored by the Society of American Period Furniture Makers - http://www.sapfm.org
    0:00 - Intro
    1:46 - Marquetry
    24:49 - Crossgrain banding
    34:26 - Shaper vs. router table
    48:41 - **graphic injury discussion**
    57:50 - Dropping wood on the floor on purpose
    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 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

mrChuck ,

What a Good Show This Was!

I enjoy the show every week (I listen in the iOS app, usually). The different perspectives and personalities of the hosts create an hour that is full of superb content, but is also encouraging, relaxing, and gently funny. Speaking of funny, I applaud the addition of Vic Tesolin, whose energy and quick brain are a match for his humor (should I say “humour? I mean, he’s Canadian…). This week, however, having just the “old gang” of Ben, Mike P., and Anissa, was near-perfect. Anissa, who is warm, genial, direct-while-self-effacing, might be my favorite, but the contributions of all the hosts work together to make a show that is both a pleasure to listen to, and instructionally serious about woodworking.
[edit] I want to add that it is due to this show that I’ve become aware of the many women woodworkers out there who contribute so much to this hobby/profession. I’m aware, because you give them visibility.

MyPenNeedsInk ,

Great Show

Love love Ben and crew who put this one on. Not pretentious at all and they are great at answering listeners questions without taking themselves too seriously.

Tongatim ,

Another Great Resource from FWW

I subscribed to the first edition and the first year of Fine Woodworking Magazine in 1975. Almost 50 years later, I continue to enjoy and learn from top-notch woodworkers who are also great instructors. Nowadays, in addition to the print magazine, there is an extensive body of online resources—-articles, archives, video series and plans. And if that weren’t good enough, I can now enjoy listening to my favorite woodworking gurus while out for a hike or driving in the car. I really enjoy the casual approach that Ben Strano and his “guests” take on the podcast which is a nice contrast to the much tighter production of the magazine and online presentations.

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