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

Shop Talk Live - Fine Woodworking FineWoodworking.com

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

    STL320: What is "fine woodworking?"

    STL320: What is "fine woodworking?"

    Ben and Amanda chat with Vic about bandsaw accessories and what constitutes "fine furniture"
    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@finewoodworking.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
    STL319: You make your own dowels?

    STL319: You make your own dowels?

    Phil, Mike, and Ben discuss store-bought vs shop-made dowels, what wood to use for floating tenon stock, and whether CAD models negate the need for full-size mockups.
    For more information on our upcoming woodworking travel tour hosted by Anissa Kapsales and Phil Huber - https://store.woodsmith.com/pages/tour/woodworkingtravel-2024sep-england
    For more information about our eLearning courses - http://www.finewoodworking.com/elearning
    For more information about our Woodworking Fundamentals journey - http://www.finewoodworking.com/fundamentals
    Join us on our new Discord server! - https://discord.gg/8hyuwqu4JH
    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@finewoodworking.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 7 min
    STL318: Back to School

    STL318: Back to School

    Amanda is joined by Ashley Pieper and Bonnie Elisabeth Hawk to discuss woodworking education and how it has carved a path for them in their furniture making careers.

    For more information about our eLearning courses - http://www.finewoodworking.com/elearning
    For more information about our Woodworking Fundamentals journey - http://www.finewoodworking.com/fundamentals
    Join us on our new Discord server! - https://discord.gg/8hyuwqu4JH
    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@finewoodworking.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
    STL317: Tenons on the router table

    STL317: Tenons on the router table

    Mike, Amanda, and Ben discuss router table techniques, fancy router-based tools, favorite vises, and Mike takes on a burst of quickfire questions.
    For more information on our upcoming woodworking travel tour hosted by Anissa Kapsales and Phil Huber.
    For more information about our eLearning courses - http://www.finewoodworking.com/elearning
    For more information about our Woodworking Fundamentals journey - http://www.finewoodworking.com/fundamentals
    Join us on our new Discord server! - https://discord.gg/8hyuwqu4JH
    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@finewoodworking.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 7 min
    STL: MTC-Not how it’s always been done

    STL: MTC-Not how it’s always been done

    Hague Haswell and Vic Tesolin of Melbourne Tool Company join Ben to discuss what it's like to start a hand tool company from scratch.
    This episode is sponsored by Melbourne Tool Company
    For more information about their products: https://melbournetool.com/
    Over three years of collaboration with woodworkers and designers, Melbourne-based woodworking retailer Timbecon has created a new brand of hand tools. A brand that takes inspiration from the past yet designs tools for today. A brand producing tools that are simple, accurate, and accessible to all people who are passionate about woodworking. A brand called Melbourne Tool Company.
    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@finewoodworking.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.

    • 58 min
    STL316: Canadian Edition

    STL316: Canadian Edition

    Anissa crosses the border to hang out with Vic and Steve Der-Garabedian and ask them questions about jointing veneer, minimalist woodworking, moving shop, and why the best place to use your track saw is on top of a table saw.
    For more information on our upcoming woodworking travel tour hosted by Anissa Kapsales and Phil Huber - https://store.woodsmith.com/pages/tour/woodworkingtravel-2024sep-england
    For more information about our eLearning courses - http://www.finewoodworking.com/elearning
    For more information about our Woodworking Fundamentals journey - http://www.finewoodworking.com/fundamentals
    Join us on our new Discord server! - https://discord.gg/8hyuwqu4JH
    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@finewoodworking.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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K 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.

ManOf93 ,

Really going downhill in 2024

It’s saddening to watch a good thing go down in flames. The latest change is that Ben is no longer hosting the show. I wonder if the new owners are going to axe him too, or if it is a personal choice that he is leaving.

Either way, I would bet they are related occurrences. The show has really gone downhill since the acquisition, and it’s a shame.

Mustnaglover ,

Great podcast

Great collection of experts discussing the rich details that make all our work more meaningful.

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