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By The Wood Whisperer

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 Nov 6, 2018
Great show love the humor


A woodworking show for modern woodworkers and makers. Join Marc Spagnuolo, Shannon Rogers, and Matt Cremona for a light-hearted look at the latest news, tips, and tricks from the world of woodworking.

Episode Date
Cool Your Balls
Download Mp3On today’s show, we’re talking about variable suction on a dust collector, having helpers in the shop, how to use turning tools, dealing with a twisted board, and wood allergies, What’s On the Bench Marc had hand surgery. Currently […]
Jul 13, 2019
Wood Talk Booty Call
What is this? How did I get here?!
Apr 12, 2019
The One Where They Quit
And that's a wrap!
Feb 10, 2019
Hiatus Announcement
The return of Wood Talk is delayed.
Jan 15, 2019
Woodworking Predictions for 2019
Our woodworking predictions, our woodworking goals for 2019, stickering barrel staves, rite of passage projects, clamping pressure, sanding dovetails, dueling dust collectors, what we watch/listen to, getting back into woodworking after a layoff
Nov 27, 2018
Marc Sold his Scrub Plane
Chisel storage, spokeshave use, a jointer buying decision, scrub planes, and rotted sapwood
Nov 19, 2018
A Call from Yore
Tool maintenance, spring pole lathes, poorly dried wood, and fine tuning with a jointer
Nov 13, 2018
Something D-O-O Economics
Storing lumber, radial arm saws, and adjustable shelf options.
Nov 05, 2018
We’ve Changed After 10 Years
Why no lacquer?, our most challenging projects, a painted finish, and out feed tables.
Oct 30, 2018
Marc’s Dad Called
Shop layout, differences in bench planes, how much of the tree can be used.
Oct 22, 2018
Marc Says No
Planter box finishing, why lumber dealers are closed on the weekends, and is rough lumber necessary?
Oct 15, 2018
Don’t Klassen Me Bro
On today's show we're talking about: sliding dovetails, the Greg Klassen debacle, drilling 1.5" holes, and strop maintenance
Oct 08, 2018
Are Honest Tool Reviews Possible Anymore?
On today's show we're talking about: hard vs soft maple, jack or smoother, router bit storage, and smoky mortise bits
Sep 24, 2018
Upside Down Rainbow All The Way Across the Sky
Troubles with a low angle Jack plane, does a square need to be square, and poly or varnish?
Sep 18, 2018
We Don’t Need No Stinking Miter Fences
Miter saw fences, stinky shellac, rough sawn lumber, slab prices, sharpening set ups, and woodworking education.
Sep 11, 2018
An Inch Too Short
On today's show we're talking about what we did on our summer break and a Voicemail extravaganza.
Sep 02, 2018
You Got Formaldehyde in My Plywood
Outdoor finish options, what's the deal with the DelVe Square?, Plywood safety, applying Enduro-Var, making gifts for other woodworkers, expired finishes, soundproofing the shop.
Jul 10, 2018
Marc’s Butt is Hungry
what's the deal with the #6 fore plane?, support for large tops, building boats, and furniture styles
Jul 02, 2018
We Can’t Take Criticism
Getting that vintage Cherry look, building movie furniture, how to prepare the shop for the summer, low angle planes, outsourcing finishing, air dried vs kiln dried lumber for a bench, and our critique of bad critiques.
Jun 25, 2018
All Spalt, No Maple
On today's show we're talking about: selling tools before you move, your first trip to a lumber yard, and table saw power.
Jun 18, 2018
It Was Always Done that Way
Edge-banding router bits, boxed beam construction, our contributions to woodworking, to pre-finish or not to pre-finish, drill press speeds, epoxy pouring tips, and should you buy a Domino.
Jun 11, 2018
We Don’t Know Media
On today's show we're talking about: keeping cool in the summer shop, wood choice for a baton, Getting into chainsaw milling
Jun 04, 2018
What is Your Favorite Glue?
On today's show we're talking about: a case of the dropsies, what's the deal with slabs, and flooring for the shop.
May 30, 2018
Loading the Wood Condom
Building complex reproductions, breadboard end tenon length, cutting board finish, and match-planing boards
May 21, 2018
BS Woodworking Wisdom
A sarcastic take on the six pieces of woodworking wisdom that are crap.
May 15, 2018
Rough Ride on the Back End
Struggling to get started on a project, shellac and wax finish, sharpening issues and the MK.II jig, book recommendations, and hollowing with hand tools
May 07, 2018
Fine Woodworking Live 2018
A special show from Fine Woodworking Live 2018.
Apr 30, 2018
Pee in the Glue Pot
Ozoroa reticulata, unnecessary expensive tools, cross grain workbench, and making a table lighter.
Apr 23, 2018
The Size of the Vertical Member
Tusk tenons, shelf material, helical upgrade worth it?, and 110v 8" Jointers?!
Apr 16, 2018
Woodworking Fads We Hate
Cheap chisels, the worst woodworking fads, the Woodsmith Shop, end-grain table tops, case miters, and cherry alternative
Apr 09, 2018
It’s Hard, But You Can Squish It
Is cheaper walnut worth it?, glue squeeze out, curved veneer panels, some finishing talk.
Apr 02, 2018
Woodturning Gouges vs Scrapers
Gouges vs scrapers, low angle jack advice, tack cloths, our business names, and getting into restoration.
Mar 26, 2018
We Didn’t Quit…Again
The boys are back! We're talking about yoga blocks, sources for turning blanks, projects with your kids, and wedges for leg vices.
Mar 19, 2018
Where are you guys?!
Where have we been?
Mar 08, 2018
WT426 – Dactylilly
Download Mp3On today’s show we’re talking about painting furniture, our favorite hand tools, the best tool for rabbeting, an alternative to latex paint, and the best first hand plane. Voicemails Jay wants to know what would be the best hand […]
Feb 12, 2018
WT425 – Latina Bandsaw
Grain tear out, bandsaw upgrades, why do they like gray and how can we stop it?, Woodworking stuff in Europe, and what lathe setup to start with.
Feb 06, 2018
WT424 – Smell those Lacquer Fumes
Hard wax oil finishes, sharpening gauges, getting into CNC?, securing table tops, and explaining woodworking to the uninitiated.
Jan 30, 2018
WT423 – Does This Grain Make My Butt Look Fat?
Putting a vise on a thin bench top, fixing dog holes, and would matt build a bandsaw mill.
Jan 22, 2018
WT422 – Matt is Wrong About Breadboards
Download Mp3On today’s show we’re talking about workbench lumber, whats the deal with breadboard ends, and tool storage. Voicemails Steve is looking for advice on buying a bandsaw Paul wonders if a drum sander or a planer is right for […]
Jan 16, 2018
WT421 – Mind the Thigh Gap
Download Mp3On today’s show we’re talking about: what glues work best at low temperatures, rust prevention on the hand tools, and mortiser setup What’s On the Bench Marc finished his jewelry box and build a drill bit storage cabinet Matt […]
Jan 08, 2018
WT420 – We Quit…for the Year
On today's show we're talking about glue for bent laminations, storing hardware and fasteners, dust collection basics, and mid priced handsaws.
Nov 27, 2017
WT419 – Break Out the Hand Lube
cordless angle grinders, buying lumber without plans, and How thick to cut your logs.
Nov 21, 2017
WT418 – Horse Plumber’s Butt
Using plans, smoothing plane angles, what's the deal with horse butt?, budgeting for the future, and what will come of the Sawstop acquisition?
Nov 14, 2017
WT417 – Bend Over for the Thick Stuff!
What to pay for lumber, when to hand cut your dovetails, and gluing up twisted boards.
Nov 06, 2017
WT416 – I Couldn’t Hold it In
a bench for a hybrid woodworker, speeding up the cherry's color change, building for tools, and the morality and ethics of taking inspiration.
Oct 30, 2017
WT415 – Should Have Been a Guitar
Download Mp3On today’s show we’re talking about: woodworking continuing education, buying a Sawstop, and investing in the shop. What’s On the Bench Marc spoke at the Colorado Woodworkers Association Matt is working breaking the guild video record with the highboy […]
Oct 23, 2017
WT414 – Is Building a Workbench a Rite of Passage?
Download Mp3On today’s show we’re talking about: frivolous upgrades, should everyone create content?, is building a workbench a rite of passage, and two blades for the table saw. Voicemail Kory is looking to lessen the UV effects on Redheart. Lyle […]
Oct 16, 2017
WT413 – Matt Gets Some
Woodworkers Fighting Cancer, dealing with pests in the shop, stable hardwoods, and workbench finishes
Oct 09, 2017
WT412 – Acer Sachar umm something
Plane blade troubleshooting, keeping things square, cleaning furniture, and shop-made tools.
Oct 02, 2017
WT411 – Matt with Feathers and Essential Oils
Rabbets and knickers, the trouble with buying your last tool first, grain direction on a chair seat.
Sep 25, 2017
WT410 – Bouncing Down the Dado
Intentionally building out of square, the necessity of miter saws, adding texture, choosing a router plane, and introducing new woodworkers to tools.
Sep 18, 2017
WT409 – At Least We Didn’t Quit
Large table sizing, how we charge for our work, and Worksharp sharpening.
Sep 11, 2017
WT408 – Working With Others in Your Shop
What it's like to work with others in your shop. Is it different from a classroom environment? How do you keep the work on track?
Sep 08, 2017
WT407 – Woe is Us
sliding vs non-sliding miter saws, workbench crochets, storing logs before milling them
Sep 04, 2017
WT406 – Upgrade the Bandsaw or Buy it New
Download Mp3On today’s weekend show we talk about buying new tools or souping it up. Brian says: I own a 20 year old “14 Delta bandsaw with a cast iron table that has barely been used since I bought it […]
Aug 11, 2017
WT405 – Cremona Totem Pole
When to say and when to plane, losing the battle with hickory, tacky finish, material thickness, and stop blocks, and etc.
Aug 07, 2017
WT404 – Kids and the Trades
On today's weekend show we talk about the future of children entering the trades.
Aug 03, 2017
WT403 – Matt Rips Chain
Sapele working properties, Veneering Solid wood, 220v extension cords, and ripping chain.
Jul 31, 2017
WT402 – Our Average Work Week
On today's weekend show we talk about our average work week and time management
Jul 28, 2017
WT401 – Please Sir May I Have a Blanket Chest
Working African Mahogany, kerfing out dovetail waste, and one track saw to rule them all.
Jul 24, 2017
WT400 – What NOT to Do in the Shop
On today's weekend show we talk about the things you should never do in the shop.
Jul 21, 2017
WT399 – Poops McDomino
Should you bottom out your tenons, plywood potato chips, and a plywood workbench.
Jul 17, 2017
WT398 – What Makes Us So Happy
On today's weekend show we talking about the secret to happiness.
Jul 14, 2017
WT397 – Rehydrated Poop Nuggets
How to know if your furniture can handle the load, moving a project from AC to non-AC room, and should you mill everything all at once?!
Jul 10, 2017
WT396 – Who Is the Average Woodworker
Download Mp3On today’s weekend show we talking about what defines “the average woodworker” Robert wrote in to ask about the right table saw for the average woodworker and Marc blew it up into a socio-political commentary about tools and woodworking
Jul 06, 2017
WT395 – The Professional Show
Milling logs, oil and wax on hand tools causing finishing problems, when to use a loose mortise and tenon, boards bowing off the saw mill, and panel raising planes
Jul 03, 2017
WT 394- Do You Cut Your Stored Lumber to Length?
On today's weekend show we talking about how whether to cut lumber that is too long for your storage
Jun 30, 2017
WT 393- A 2×4 isn’t 2×4?!
Fixing a blued gouge, material for shop cabinets, and glueing up a big butcher block countertop.
Jun 26, 2017
WT 392- Measure Once, Cut 6 Times
Measuring and relative dimensioning.
Jun 22, 2017
WT 391- Shannon Gets Kicked Off the Show
Marc's rusty planes and Milling and Drying live oak.
Jun 19, 2017
WT390 – Parenting & Making Stuff
On the Weekend Show, Bob from I Like to Make Stuff joins us for a discussion about parenting and making stuff.
Jun 15, 2017
WT389 – Bob Likes to Make Stuff
SketchUp for sissies, moving a shop, blending 3d printing and fine woodworking, and do Matt and Marc feel inferior because the don't mess with electronics like Bob Clagett?
Jun 12, 2017
WT388 – Wood Movement and Wood Thickness
On today's weekend show we talking about the wood movement and veneer thickness.
Jun 08, 2017
WT387 – Marc Likes ‘Em Curvy and Complicated
Marc's sexy curvy legs, milling square stock, and making sliding dovetails by hand.
Jun 05, 2017
WT386 – Taking on Projects Above Your Skill Level
Tackling projects that are too advanced for your skill level.
Jun 01, 2017
WT385 – Two Horny Wolves
Sprung breadboard ends, which hand tools should you spend money on, and getting started as a college student
May 29, 2017
WT384 – Tool Acquisition Disorder
On today's weekend show, we're talking about acquiring tools before you are ready.
May 25, 2017
WT383 – Choke Up On It
Download Mp3On today’s show we’re talking about different types of chisels, getting the most from your Jack plane, and what if matt moves?! What’s On the Bench Marc is building a wall Matt is cleaning his shop Shannon went to […]
May 24, 2017
WT382 – Are Your Projects Art?
We discuss the concept of art and if our projects qualify as art.
May 19, 2017
WT381 – Stick it in the Wood
Download Mp3On today’s show we’re talking about amber water-based finish, what’s the deal with Drill presses, and how to use a moisture meter. Don’t forget to check out Brusso’s new Photo Extra Newsletter! What’s On the Bench Marc is fixing […]
May 15, 2017
WT380 – Would You Still Work the Same Way?
We're talking about how our shops and working styles might be different if we didn't have our respective businesses.
May 05, 2017
WT379 – Pooping in the Slop Sink
Router-cut mortises, demystifying plywood, solid or ply bathroom vanity,
May 01, 2017
WT378 – Should You Join a Guild?
whether to join a local woodworking guild
Apr 28, 2017
WT377 – Matt Would Tap That
Trimming a frame flush to the top, Thousand Canker Disease, and selling your old tools.
Apr 24, 2017
WT376 – What is Our Endgame
On today's weekend show, we're talking about the end game in our businesses.
Apr 21, 2017
WT375 – We Want Mo Mona
Download Mp3On today’s show we’re talking about if the finish is ruined once it starts curing in the can and giving up on a tool or project What’s On the Bench Marc is making chair templates Shannon installed track lighting […]
Apr 17, 2017
WT374 – Woodworking Vacation
Download Mp3On today’s weekend show, we’re talking about woodworking away from home. What Are We Talking About Darth Rust asked: I’m overseas for the rest of this year, what are some good ways to stay engaged in the craft, perhaps […]
Apr 14, 2017
WT373 – Axial Tilt of Siberian Lurch
Vertical vs horizontal lumber storage, finishing uneven Cherry, and being neighborly.
Apr 11, 2017
WT372 – Safety Tips We Don’t Follow
Today we're keeping it real by talking about safety advice we don't adhere to.
Apr 07, 2017
WT371 – 10 Years of Madness
We're celebrating 10 years of Wood Talk!
Apr 04, 2017
WT370 – Our Sharpening Setups
Our sharpening set ups and what we use to draw blood.
Mar 31, 2017
WT369 – Marc Leaves the Show
On today's show, we're talking about small dados and clamping squares!!
Mar 28, 2017
WT368 – Dumbest Things We Have Ever Made
We discuss projects we've made for no reason other than to have fun.
Mar 24, 2017
WT367 – Matt Loves Us
Card scraper thickness, what's your highest grit before finishing, and asymetrical dovetail layout
Mar 20, 2017
WT366 – Tool Overkill
What tools we feel are total overkill in our shops.
Mar 17, 2017
WT365 – Furry Bottomed Woodworking
Chisel recommendations for a newb, when to stop face jointing, static explosions, and movement in manufactured furniture
Mar 14, 2017
WT364 – Pricing Lumber
Today we're discussing lumber prices and regional variability.
Mar 10, 2017
WT363 – Hot Garbage Woodworking
Plywood vs solid wood for panels, electrical draw from a saw mill, and french cleats.
Mar 06, 2017
WT362 – Going Out on a Design Limb
When do you push yourself with your design? Does going out on a limb automatically mean that some people will hate it?
Mar 03, 2017
WT361 – Artisanal Crotch Wood
The joy of tracksaws, strength of loose tenons, and getting into welding.
Feb 28, 2017
WT360 – The Maker Movement and Its Effect on Quality
On a recent trip to Michaels Craft Store, Shannon was disgusted by all the junk on the shelves purporting to be Maker kits.
Feb 24, 2017
WT359 – Free Donuts
Extra jointer support, taming tapers, diamond vs water stones, and leaving the bark on slabs.
Feb 20, 2017
WT358 – Workbench Tops and Deadmen
We're taking 2 questions on workbenches: top material and the effectiveness of the deadman
Feb 17, 2017
WT357 – Old Woodworkers Poop Their Pants
Live edge table bases, air dried vs kiln dried lumber, and Stationary log vs stationary head mills.
Feb 14, 2017
WT356 – Woodworking Sponsors and YouTube
YouTube and Fine Woodworking as well as getting sponsors.
Feb 10, 2017
WT355 – Keep Your Limbs Above the Crotch
Long-term tool storage, selling at craft shows, and quartersawn lumber.
Feb 07, 2017
WT354 – Tool Accessories that Make Life Easier
We each name an accessory that makes life easier.
Feb 03, 2017
WT353 – Matt’s Junkyard
Glue line seams, dowels vs floating tenons, and a sawmill cnc router conversion.
Jan 31, 2017
WT352 – Lower Quality Wood Products in Our Homes?
Talking about the wood products in our home and how we feel about them.
Jan 27, 2017
WT351 – So Easy a Monkey Can Do It
Casket joinery, dust collection for a small shop, and table top board direction
Jan 23, 2017
WT350 – The Mulligan Show
An email grab bag show!
Jan 20, 2017
WT349 – Mullet Truck
Staining complex projects, Matt's building a solar kiln?!?!, and wood movement in wide boards.
Jan 17, 2017
WT348 – Nadda Finga
Would you take this deal?!
Jan 13, 2017
WT347 – Now With 33.3% More Matt
Favorite finishing books, to sharpen router bits or not, miter saws vs table saws, and plywood with hand tools???
Jan 09, 2017
WT346 – 2017 Woodworking Resolutions
Our woodworking goals and resolutions for 2017.
Jan 06, 2017
WT345 – Marc Hates Matt
Epoxy shelf life, stropping, and bandsaw blade life expectancy
Jan 03, 2017
WT344 – Go Big on the Tool or Get Accessories
Is it better to buy the better quality tool or the lower quality and get accessories?
Dec 16, 2016
WT343 – Marc Drops a Hot One
Router bit buying strategy, lathe tool recommendations, jointer planes, and where to put the drill press.
Dec 12, 2016
WT342 – Pitfalls of an Online Business
Some of the risks and pitfalls of running an online business.
Dec 09, 2016
WT341 – The Best $41 You Ever Spent
Shop sub-floors, files for restoring saws, basement woodworking, purpleheart resin, acute angles, and making big projects in small spaces.
Dec 06, 2016
WT340 – Making Purty Panels
Getting a grain and color match in a panel.
Dec 02, 2016
WT339 – A Fart in the Wind
When to use your air cleaner, tensioning a bandsaw blade, planing a glued up carcass.
Nov 28, 2016
WT338 – Black Friday Woodworking Style
What are the big Black Friday deals we have seen in the past and what have we taken advantage of.
Nov 25, 2016
WT337 – Dusty Plumber’s Butt
Oil finish in a low powered turbine, installing opposing drawer slides, and notching corners.
Nov 21, 2016
WT336 – Us as Kids
Your co-hosts as kids. What were we into? Anything that showed aptitude for woodworking or video-making?
Nov 18, 2016
WT335 – Marc Likes Fishnets
Oil and wax finish on a butcher block, wall storage in a concrete walled shop, and starting a business.
Nov 16, 2016
WT334 – Tool Buying Advice
Our thoughts on where to get tool-buying advice.
Nov 08, 2016
WT333 – Pressure Washer of Death
Using a frame and panel for a tool chest door, fixing an orange peel lacquer finish, and narrow piece kickback.
Nov 07, 2016
WT332 – Camcorders vs DSLRs
Download Mp3On today’s weekend show, we’re talking about camcorders vs DSLRs and how we use them in our shops. What We’re Using Marc has a Sony PXW-Z-150 something or other Shannon is using a Canon Vixia HF100, GoPro Hero Black 3, […]
Nov 04, 2016
WT331 – Scary Bosses
Download Mp3On today’s show, we’re talking about glossy wood without finish, choosing woods for your design, how much wood for a workbench. What’s On the Bench Marc is a slacker! Matt installed the idle wheel on the band mill Shannon […]
Oct 31, 2016
WT330 – Balls of Steel
Download Mp3On today’s show, we’re talking about setting your miter gauge to square, wood hardness scales, and T1-11 for the shop walls. What’s On the Bench Marc is moving his shop…again Matt and April sold out to Triton Shannon has […]
Oct 24, 2016
WT329 – Shallow and Pedantic
Tricky double-sided tape, buying your first backsaw, and router tables.
Oct 18, 2016
WT328 – Don’t Want to Eat It But I’ll Squish It
Learning to sharpen saws, shop lighting options, and where do you get your horse butt.
Oct 10, 2016
WT327 – Upright Wench
Oil stones vs water stones, how to avoid mistakes related to rushing, and setting pricing expectations
Oct 04, 2016
WT326 – Wilbur’s Big Hakones
curved cauls, who need's 'em!, what's matt going to do with all of those slabs, what's the deal with Purpleheart, and all kinds of backwards sawing and softwood only Japanese woodworking questions for our guest host Wilbur Pan.
Sep 27, 2016
WT325 – Mineral Spirits Shots
Download Mp3Today’s show is sponsored by Brusso Hardware. Use the code “Woodtalk” to save 10% off our first order at Brusso.com On today’s show we’re talking about Woodworking in America, child safe finishes, hiring a sawyer, and when to sharpen […]
Sep 19, 2016
WT324 – Matt Knows Offerman
Getting hot with epoxy, outdoor bar top options, and jointing a strip of moulding by hand.
Sep 13, 2016
WT323 – Hard is Not Hard
Download Mp3On today’s show, we’re talking about practicing dovetails, differences between gravity and syphon HVLP guns, keeping our shops organized, and period furniture resources. Want to check out the video version of the show (recorded live)? Go here!  What’s On […]
Sep 06, 2016
WT322 – It’s My Matt in a Box
Choosing joinery, sanding small pieces without rounding them over, hand planing crowns, and glueing up joints.
Aug 29, 2016
WT321 – The Great WoodTalk Sellout
Disposing of sawdust, using PT lumber, and how much to let panels float.
Aug 23, 2016
Patreon Announcement
You can now support Wood Talk on Patreon!
Aug 19, 2016
WT320 – Virgin Viscosity
Knowing when your planer and jointer blades are dull and including torsion box assembly tables in small spaces.
Aug 15, 2016
WT319 – MyCremona Dot Com
Ductless Mini Splits VA PTAC in the shop, cutting accurate miters, sticky poly, and dealing with dank basements.
Aug 09, 2016
WT318 – Marc Hates the French
Poly getting thicker, green lumber, and some voicemail roulette.
Aug 02, 2016
WT317 – Horse Butt 2: Electric Boogaloo
Sharpening stone contamination, dealing with hardware on our projects.
Jul 26, 2016
WT316 – My FroMona
Download Mp3Today’s show is sponsored by QALO. These rings are incredibly comfortable and start at just $15.99. Head to qalo.com, and use the discount code “WoodTalk” for 15% off your order. On today’s show, we’re talking about refinishing a table […]
Jul 19, 2016
WT315 – Bandsaw Mill Dovetails
Download Mp3On today’s show we’re talking about keeping your shop clean and working in the heat. What’s On the Bench Marc went Kerouac on everyone’s ass Matt finished up his trim and is starting work on a band saw mill […]
Jun 30, 2016
WT314 – Frank Lloyd Wrong?
Finish on a shower stool, hand cut miters, and building a shop on a budget.
Jun 20, 2016
WT313 – Shannon is Better Wet
Sheet goods for exterior use, Japanese saws vs western saws, and tool recommendations gone wrong.
Jun 13, 2016
WT312 – Baby Paul Bunyan
Hand tool fatigue, using a woodworking miter saw as a metal cut-off saw, and the right finish for furniture in a rental property.
Jun 06, 2016
WT311 – Mateo Says Hi!
An in-depth discussion about what's going on in our shops and we offer some general woodworking wisdom (if we have any)!
May 30, 2016
WT310 – Marc Got Lei’d
Attaching a butcher block top to a base, getting started in woodcarving, 110v jointers, and our featured topic, how to deal with shop frustration and maximizing limited time.
May 25, 2016
WT 309 – Matt Sandwich
DIY projects and the tools we use to DIY.
May 17, 2016
WT 308 – Exercise Matt
Dealing with pitch in your 2x4's, rabbets planes, back pain, and how often function dictates our wood choice.
May 10, 2016
WT 307 – Pinky Out Planing
End grain orientation for panels, smoothing a bookmatched panel, scraping glue, and our featured topic, the Festool Domino vs the world!
May 02, 2016
WT306 – Is that a Log in Your Pocket or a Snake?
Sanding between coats, spalting your wood for fun and profit, resaw or plane, and hobbies outside of woodworking.
Apr 26, 2016
WT305 – Good Fartin’ Weather
Mallets & chisel handles, protecting our electronic gear in the shop, shop security, keeping walnut from fading, and our featured topic, how much rehab can you do on a tool before it loses its soul?
Apr 18, 2016
WT304 – Don’t Defile Your Chisels
jointing woes, router planes, breadboard ends, and our featured topic, how has video production impacted our woodworking.
Apr 11, 2016
WT303 – Marc Has a Splinter
We're talking about chisel handling, lubing plunge posts, and choosing hardware
Apr 06, 2016
WT302 – Matt Shakes that Healthy Butt
On today's Anniversary/April Fool's show we're talking about clamping out gaps, prepping old cabinets for new paint, and securing socket chisel handles.
Apr 01, 2016
WT301 – It’s All About Diresta
Download Mp3Today’s show is brought to you by Harrys.com where you can get high quality razors in the mail at a fraction of the cost from the stores. Use promo code WoodTalk to save 10% off your first order. On […]
Mar 28, 2016
WT300 – Woodworker Guilt!
Download Mp3Today’s show is sponsored by Harry’s where you get low cost, high quality razors. Woodtalk listeners can use coupon code ‘WOODTALK’ for 10% off your first order at Harrys.com And special thanks to Peter Brown, Jim Gavacs, Brian Prusa […]
Mar 22, 2016
WT299 – Don’t Shave Your Adopted Children
Download Mp3Today’s show is sponsored by Harry’s where you get low cost, high quality razors. Woodtalk listeners can use coupon code ‘WOODTALK’ for 10% off your first order at Harrys.com On today’s show we’re talking about cleaning HVLP guns between […]
Mar 15, 2016
WT298 – Marc’s Daddy’s Money
Download Mp3Today’s show is sponsored by Harry’s where you get low cost, high quality razors. Woodtalk listeners can use coupon code ‘WOODTALK’ for 10% off your first order at Harrys.com On today’s show we’re talking about apartment-friendly finishes, using a […]
Mar 08, 2016
WT297 – Cremona Cold
Cutting a juice groove in a cutting board, planers and Pine, bench top mortisers, power carving tools for bowls, and our strategies for dealing with squeeze out.
Mar 01, 2016
WT296 – Horse Butt
Trouble with a Mission Oak Finish, saw tooth geometry, grain direction in a panel, finishing all sides of a board at once, heating a workshop, project stability when shipping across the country, proper clamping pressure, and our Featured topic: how to do Woodworking in America right!
Feb 22, 2016
WT295 – Wood Talk Roulette
WoodTalk Roulette where we will grab emails from the mail bag at random and answer them.
Feb 15, 2016
WT294 – Biscuit Depression
Designing your own projects, biscuit depression, starting a saw, and attaching a table top.
Feb 08, 2016
WT293 – Test Your Farts
Our lathe situations, first tools for the hybrid woodworker, knockdown hardware, and bench vs. mortise chisels.
Feb 02, 2016
WT292 – Kylo Ren Likes Us!
Getting internet into the shop, listening to audio while woodworking, how flat is flat enough, and how thick to cut lumber.
Jan 26, 2016
WT291 – Matt’s Mom is Mad
Differences between rubber gloves, cleaning up squeeze out, troubleshooting an underperforming scraper, and letting boards rest after milling.
Jan 19, 2016
WT290 – Amy Schumer’s Tattoo Gun
The intimidation of getting started, 45 degree zero clearance inserts, using a carbide bandsaw blade, and choosing a dust collector.
Jan 12, 2016
WT289 – The Matt Awakens
Removing mill marks in boards, dovetail orientation for casework, non traditional table designs with regard to wood movement, the trend of sped up woodworking videos, moving from a dry climate to a humid one, being called carpenter instead of woodworker, and a look back at the project's we've made in 2015.
Jan 05, 2016
WT288 – Matt’s Exodus
Furniture safety, cutting notches, and buying a first spokeshave. Oh yeah, Matt's leaving the show too.
Dec 21, 2015
WT287 – Making It Drunk
Determining finish on old trim, fire resistant projects, and bandsaw cut quality featuring special guest Dave Piccuito.
Dec 15, 2015
WT286 – Jay Bates Drinking Game
A low toxicity walnut finish, making raised panels, and selecting proper drawer depth.
Dec 08, 2015
WT285 – Still Not on ESPN
Bearings vs bushings, strengthening a miter joint, and PVA glue in a vacuum bag.
Dec 01, 2015
WT284 – Wood in the Bathtub
Dealing with a scratch while finishing, getting a distressed look, and concerns with thin wooden components.
Nov 24, 2015
WT283 – Chain Taco-ing
Electrical outlets, dealing with swollen plywood dados, and evenly milling a board with knots.
Nov 16, 2015
WT282 – Replacement Matt
Today we're joined by Matt Cremona to talk about one work surfaces in the shop, bark on a live edge slab, & choosing the right plane for the job.
Nov 09, 2015
WT281 – Woodworking Started in 2010
A kitchen table finish, sanding curves, sharpening a saw, and our shop gear that has nothing to do with woodworking.
Nov 02, 2015
WT280 – Blowout on the Back Side
Re-coating an old poly finish, bandsaw blades for curves, and correcting a rip hand saw cut.
Oct 27, 2015
WT279 – No Hand Stands Please
Crook cane handle designs, defusing shop vac hose static electricity, and resawing with table saw and band saw.
Oct 19, 2015
WT278 – Matt’s Back
Finish for a teak shower bench, curved vs hard angles in ductwork, and steamed vs unsteamed Walnut.
Oct 12, 2015
WT277 – Blosch’s Powdered Metal Glide
Laminated leg vise chops, managing scrap wood, loose tenon joinery, the Bosch Glide Miter Saw vs the Festool Kapex, and Veritas' PM-V11 steel.
Oct 05, 2015
WT276 – Favorite Class and Luxury Tool
Recalling our favorite classes and most-loved luxury tools.
Oct 02, 2015
WT275 – Travelin’ Matt
Finishing a project with nooks and crannies, using cut nails, and flattening a table base to accept the top
Sep 29, 2015
WT274 – Bridal Chest Construction Advice
Construction and design advice to a listener on his bridal chest project.
Sep 24, 2015
WT273 – Double Doody
Making curved sides on a small box, attaching paper-backed veneer to a van interior, and finishing half blind dovetails.
Sep 22, 2015
WT272 – New Baby Spags
On today's show, we're talking about Storing Shellac, fixing a dado that's too deep, and a "different way" to mill boards by hand.
Sep 16, 2015
WT271 – Finishing Goof-ups
Your finishing goof-up questions.
Sep 07, 2015
WT270 – For the Love of Hand Tools
Shannon tells us why he loves his hand tools so much!
Sep 01, 2015
WT269 – Your Finishing Questions
Marc answers your burning questions about finishing!
Aug 25, 2015
WT268 – Basement Shop Pros & Cons
Download Mp3We are breaking from our usual format while we’re on vacation but don’t worry, we’ll be back on Sept. 14th! Shawn submitted a question asking about the pros and cons of a basement workshop versus keeping it in the […]
Aug 17, 2015
WT267 – Talking Veneer
Discussing our experiences with veneer.
Aug 14, 2015
WT266 – We’re Pithed Off
Download Mp3Today’s show is sponsored by SawStop! On today’s show we’re talking about are chairs difficult to make, filling cracks in cutting boards, and wood movement in wide lumber. What’s on the Bench? Marc completed his Walnut woven hamper Matt […]
Aug 11, 2015
WT265 – We’re Awesome?
Download Mp3On today’s Wood Talk “Weekend Edition” we’re doing a little bragging and talking about our strengths. This show is inspired by an email from Chad: There has been questions on what your weaknesses are. I would love to hear […]
Aug 07, 2015
WT264 – Down With Three Quarters
Download Mp3Today’s show is sponsored by SawStop! On today’s show we’re talking about milling rough stock, attaching hardwood strips to cover the plywood edges, and designing furniture. What’s on the Bench? Marc has one woven panel done on his hamper […]
Aug 04, 2015
WT263 – Can a CNC Guitar Still Rock?
"Cheating" in woodworking. Specifically, using CNC machines in your shop.
Jul 28, 2015
WT262 – Silver is the New Gray
Preventing cedar from graying, seeing grain direction in a board, and hinge recommendations for large dropdown drawer fronts.
Jul 28, 2015
WT261 – Where’s My Money!
The value of our work and how we determine it.
Jul 24, 2015
WT260 – The Slender Member
Softwood for a workbench, establishing your design style, using a router as jointer, and choosing wood for a table top.
Jul 20, 2015
WT259 – Sunshine and Potpourri
Miscellaneous topics from our email bag that are too short for a single topic show and not long enough for a regular show.
Jul 16, 2015
WT258 – Shannon Bought It
Bent lamination stability, jigsaw work with hand tools, and unsticking sticky drawers.
Jul 13, 2015
WT257 – Woodworking Business Models
Download Mp3On today’s Wood Talk “Weekend Edition” we’re talking about our business models and lots of other unqualified business advice that you should take with a grain of salt then go talk to an actual professional accountant. This topic is […]
Jul 10, 2015
WT256 – Guess What Chicken Butt?
Download Mp3On today’s show we’re talking about letting necessity be the mother of invention, anticipatory duct work for dust collection, breadboard end joinery. What’s on the Bench? Marc is finishing up an outdoor bench build Matt went to the woods […]
Jul 06, 2015
WT255 – Are We Proud of the Things We Make?
Download Mp3On today’s Wood Talk “Weekend Edition” we’re talking about the early days of our woodworking careers and how long it took before we were actually proud of the things we made. This topic is inspired by an email from […]
Jul 03, 2015
WT254 – Shop Talk Live is Number Two
Top-coating paint, zero clearance for dado blades, and buying lumber online.
Jun 30, 2015
WT253 – Helical Head or Not
Download Mp3On today’s Wood Talk “Weekend Edition” we’re talking about helical heads in planers and their advantages…or not. How about you? Have you upgraded to a helical head cutter for your planer or any other tool? What are your impressions? […]
Jun 26, 2015
WT252 – Sheeps From Legos
Download Mp3On today’s show, we’re talking about finishing oily woods, when to mill rough lumber, and when to re-flatten sharpening stones What’s on the Bench? Marc is editing video of his sculpted rocker Shannon is contemplating the design of an […]
Jun 22, 2015
WT251 – Woodworker Confessions
Surprising woodworking confessions.
Jun 19, 2015
WT250 – Meow Mix!
Charging relatives for your work and dealing with too-narrow dados.
Jun 15, 2015
WT249 – Aftermarket Upgrades
Download Mp3On today’s Wood Talk “Weekend Edition” we’re talking about aftermarket upgrades for our tools. This topic was inspired by a question from Peter. How about you? What aftermarket upgrades have you done that made your tools better? Perhaps they […]
Jun 12, 2015
WT248 – We Lost Trenton!
Popping figured maple without warming it up, gluing face grain to edge grain, and traditional turning tools vs carbide insert tools.
Jun 09, 2015
WT247 – Woodworking Magazines
Which woodworking magazines we "read" and a little about what makes each distinctive.
Jun 05, 2015
WT246 – Serious Roof Surfing Turtle
Download Mp3Today’s show is sponsored by Brusso Hardware – Brusso provides high quality American-made woodworking hardware for YOUR next project. As a special discount for new customers, use coupon code ‘WT2015’ for 10% off orders at Brusso.com. Also by SawStop, […]
Jun 02, 2015
WT245 – Truck Yeah!
How we transport lumber.
May 22, 2015
WT244 – Asian with His Feet in the Way
Panel movement in a grill stand, concerns over basement humidity, and cutting compound angled tenons.
May 19, 2015
WT243 – Where Would You Build Your Woodworking Business
Where we would locate our woodworking businesses and why.
May 15, 2015
WT242 – The Calm and Collected Long Islander
Workbench finishes, rust prevention in the tool cabinet, and whether to wipe away glue when it's wet or dry.
May 12, 2015
WT241 – Stuff We Don’t Do Well
Download Mp3On today’s Wood Talk “Weekend Edition” we’re talking about the one thing in woodworking we are worst at and how we are working to improve it, if at all. How about you? What is the one thing you are […]
May 08, 2015
WT240 – The Snarky Show
Boiled linseed oil before a clear coat, tinting epoxy, and whether to pre-finish edge banding on a plywood box.
May 05, 2015
WT239 – Anticipatory Tool Purchases
What tools have you bought with great expectations only to see them collect dust?
May 02, 2015
WT238 – Vinegar Pie
Curing finishes in the oven, small shop miter saws, and hardware for connecting cabinets
Apr 28, 2015
WT237 – How Tools and Techniques Affect Project Choices
How much techniques, materials, and tools impact our choices in projects.
Apr 24, 2015
WT236 – Saw Stop Sponsored This One
Respirators in the wood shop, tips for staining pine, spraying finish on deep cabinets.
Apr 21, 2015
WT235 – Origin Stories
How we got into woodworking.
Apr 17, 2015
WT234 – Vanderlist Nachos
Jointing away from the fence, choosing a router for a router table, and using floats.
Apr 14, 2015
WT233 – Recovering From Close Calls & Injuries
Close calls and injuries and how we get past them and back into the shop.
Apr 09, 2015
WT232 – Back to Betamax
Should you leave the marking gauge line or get rid of it, how flat does a jointing plane need to be and sharpening a fine toothed saw.
Apr 07, 2015
WT231 – Panel Glue Up Techniques
Download Mp3On today’s Wood Talk “Weekend Edition”, we are talking about how we glue up panels and how we have changed our technique over the years. Email We received a few panel related emails from Richard and Jonathan (and some […]
Apr 02, 2015
WT230 – Super Spongy Matt
Download Mp3On today’s show, we’re talking about Anti-fatigue mats, Pore-filling, Build or buy the first workbench?, wood movement in an Adirondack chair, and shop vac vs dust collector vs air filter. What’s on the Bench? Matt didn’t follow his own […]
Mar 31, 2015
WT229 – Small Shop Lessons
Download Mp3On today’s WoodTalk “Weekend Edition”, Marc was out sick so Matt and Shannon talked about small shops whether they be garage or basement and the lessons we have learned from our own small workshops. Email Jared wants to know […]
Mar 27, 2015
WT228 – Marc has the Sniffles
Download Mp3Today’s show is sponsored by Brusso Hardware. New customers get 10% OFF any order at Brusso.com using code WT2015. On today’s show, we’re talking about sharpening router plane blades and minding the gap…between cabinet doors. What’s on the Bench? […]
Mar 24, 2015
WT227 – Hand Tools Make a Better Power Tool User
Do hand tools can improve your power tool skills?
Mar 13, 2015
WT226 – Cut the Cut List
An emergency safety alert for your shop, how long should that table stretcher be, and SketchUp cut lists.
Mar 10, 2015
WT225 – Shop Furniture: Pretty or Plain
Download Mp3On today’s WoodTalk “Weekend Edition”, we’re talking about shop furniture projects. How nice do you make them? Email Dustin is wondering about shop projects. Do you treat them with the same attention to detail as furniture projects? Do you […]
Mar 06, 2015
WT224 – Woof Woof Shannon!
Download Mp3Today’s show is sponsored by Brusso Hardware. New customers get 10% OFF any order at Brusso.com using code WT2015. On today’s show, we’re talking about finishing plywood, full extension shop made drawer slides, and controlling hand plane tearout. It’s […]
Mar 03, 2015
WT223 – Take a Class or Buy Tools
Should you take a woodworking class or buy a tool?
Feb 27, 2015
WT222 – Freaky Teaky Crud
Attaching a sitting bench top to the base, is the router plane fence necessary, and dealing with mystery goo after finishing.
Feb 24, 2015
WT221 – Measuring and Marking Tools
Download Mp3On today’s WoodTalk “Weekend Edition”, we’re talking about measuring and marking tools: which ones we love and how we use them. We also talk about the premium tool market and what is really necessary and what is just bling. […]
Feb 20, 2015
WT220 – Lil’ Dado and the Rabbets
Filling pores, do you need to use a lot of different glues, and starter carving chisels.
Feb 17, 2015
WT219 – Storing Lumber
On today's WoodTalk Weekend Edition, we're talking about how we store our lumber.
Feb 12, 2015
WT218 – General Tso’s Chisel
Filling pores, using different glues, and and starter carving chisels.
Feb 10, 2015
WT217 – Brandon Gore Interview
Download Mp3On 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 Spike TV show Framework. The show is only four episodes in and Brandon already […]
Feb 06, 2015
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).
Feb 03, 2015
WT214 – Don’t Look at the Camera
Matching solid wood and plywood, grain orientation in a panel, and keeping finish and glue from freezing.
Jan 27, 2015
WT213 – Project Creep
Project creep and how projects can get out of control.
Jan 20, 2015
Wood Talk #212 – Udderly Cold
Tips for working with reclaimed lumber, buying workbench lumber, and are dovetail saddle markers lazy woodworking?
Jan 20, 2015
WT209 – 2014 in Review
Did we meet or exceed our goals? Or did we fall miserably short. Listen to find out!
Dec 15, 2014
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
Dec 09, 2014
WT207 – Look Past the Fuzz
Spraying dye, drawers or carcass first, and picking the good stuff at the lumber yard.
Dec 01, 2014
WT206 – We’re Thankful
Lie-Nielsen vs Veritas, loose tenons and bed rails, refurbish or buy new, and what we're thankful for!
Nov 25, 2014
WT205 – Matt’s Having Spaghetti!
Sealing with shellac, selecting a solvent for an unknown finish, and skipping the jointer and going with a planer.
Nov 18, 2014
WT204 – Nicole in Reverse
Online etiquette, fixes for cheap plywood, and batch cutting dovetails by hand.
Nov 11, 2014
WT203 – Mirror Frisbee
Wood warping after a resaw, trouble with a smoothing plane, and octagonal frame joinery.
Nov 04, 2014
WT202 – Do Less Woodworking!
Solvent confusion, box joints and short ceilings, workbenches and T tracks, and selecting wood for your projects.
Oct 27, 2014
WT201 – Bagged & Boarded
Safe finishes for comic book storage, drawer guide positioning, and restoring an antique workbench.
Oct 21, 2014
WT200 – Celebrating YOU!
We celebrate 200 episodes of Wood Talk by doing another episode of Wood Talk!
Oct 14, 2014
WT199 – Patronizing Matt
Finishes for kitchen cabinets, dealing with glue squeezeout, and should you get a really small hand plane?
Oct 06, 2014
Wood Talk #198 – Neanderthal Parenting Tips
Steam bending vs bent lamination, choosing your tools based on sharpening methods, and replacing your dust collector's filtration bags.
Sep 29, 2014
Wood Talk #197 – Shannon’s Gushy Thingie
Design rules for grain orientation, filling cracks with finish, and making really long panels.
Sep 22, 2014
Wood Talk #196 – 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.
Sep 15, 2014
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.
Sep 09, 2014
A Few Weeks Off!
We'll be back on September 8th!
Aug 18, 2014
WT194 – Matt Phones It In
Tortured outdoor finishes, string inlay resources, and leap frogging planes.
Aug 12, 2014
WT193 – Marc Go Sleepy
Mixing profiles and breadboard ends, using a chisel plane, and making dadoes and grooves with hand tools.
Aug 05, 2014
WT192 – The Vanderlist Method
Easy durable finishes, automation distancing us from our craft, and how to perform a ritual bloodletting with your chisels
Jul 29, 2014
WT191 – The Chortle Shakes
Ammonia fuming, pre-finishing rituals, plywood in the hand tool shop, and how flat is flat enough.
Jul 21, 2014
WT190 – We All Have Vices?
A discussion and review of various workbench vises.
Jul 14, 2014
WT189 – Grandma’s Got Big Needles
Oil finish inhalation hazards, long miters with hand tools, and woodworking when your job moves you around the country.
Jul 08, 2014
WT188 – Hee-Ya, It Fits!
Epoxy inlays, bevels on through tenons, and premium measuring tools.
Jun 23, 2014
WT187 – Realistic Dust Collection
Is a dust-free environment realistic and dust collectors vs dust extractors.
Jun 17, 2014
WT186 – Kid Invasion!
Tools and projects for kids in the wood shop.
Jun 09, 2014
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.
Jun 03, 2014
WT184 – Baked Beans Recipe
Not your average Wood Talk episode!
May 25, 2014
WT183 – Shannon Sparkles
Hand tool dust collection, steam bending kiln-dried wood, flattening a partial log slab, using molding planes on curved edges.
May 20, 2014
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.
May 13, 2014
WT181 – Matt’s Burro Churro
HVLP, finishing in a messy garage, drying lumber, and green wood vs kiln dried.
May 05, 2014
WT180 – Butt Buffing
The pros and cons of a granite countertop for a workbench, adjustable height workbenches, and how to use a spokeshave.
Apr 29, 2014
WT179 – Junk in Matt’s Trunk
Vice slippage, router table and a shaper, shop upgrades, tension wood, and hand plane technique.
Apr 21, 2014
WT178 – At Least You’re Not Dead!
Squaring a table saw blade, combo blades, sharpening a molding plane, and your voicemails!
Apr 14, 2014
WT177 – Hybrid Woodworking
Incorporating hand tools into a power tools shop.
Apr 07, 2014
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.
Apr 01, 2014
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.
Mar 24, 2014
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.
Mar 18, 2014
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.
Mar 11, 2014
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.
Mar 04, 2014
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.
Feb 25, 2014
WT170 – Crushed Walnuts
Flat panels after glueup, wooden screws, workbench questions, lamination techniques, big box store wood, and dealing with large slabs.
Feb 18, 2014
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.
Feb 11, 2014
WT168 – Tool Quality
An extended conversation about tool quality and used tools.
Feb 03, 2014
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.
Jan 28, 2014
Wood Talk #166 – The Wet Spot
Sweating on your projects, what grit you should sand to, and researching wood prices.
Jan 23, 2014
Wood Talk #165 – A Zen Moment
Carbide tipped bandsaw blades, palm routers, avoiding sapwood, wooden gears, weathered wood, and making a large bridle joint.
Jan 13, 2014
Wood Talk #164 – 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.
Jan 07, 2014
Wood Talk #163 – Overrated Woodworking
Even we have to admit that many things in woodworking are overrated!
Dec 30, 2013
Wood Talk #162 – Setting Goals for 2014
We discuss our woodworking goals for the coming year.
Dec 23, 2013
Wood Talk #161 – Precision and Accuracy
Precision and accuracy in woodworking.
Dec 17, 2013
Wood Talk #160 – 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.
Dec 10, 2013
Wood Talk #159 – 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.
Dec 03, 2013
Wood Talk #158 – 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?
Nov 26, 2013
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?
Nov 19, 2013
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.
Nov 05, 2013
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.
Oct 29, 2013
Wood Talk #154 – Woodworking in America 2013
A recap of our experiences of Woodworking in America 2013.
Oct 22, 2013
WT153 – Build Order
Our thoughts on how we establish a build order for each project.
Oct 14, 2013
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.
Oct 08, 2013
WT151 – Shannon Splits a Log
Golden Ratio, the router plane vs the shoulder plane for tenon cheeks, and mobile bases.
Sep 30, 2013
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
Sep 26, 2013
WT149 – Kicking Back The Kickback
Custom bandsaw blades, giant monster planes, and using sandpaper to flatten sharpening stones.
Sep 19, 2013
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.
Sep 11, 2013
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.
Sep 04, 2013
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.
Aug 28, 2013
WT145 – It’s Flamminable!
Knowing when a design is right, replacement parts for hand planes, cambering blades, and using Waterlox finish
Aug 22, 2013
WT144 – The Happiness Show
Finish storage and disposal, hand saws for re-sawing, and the properties of Danish Oil.
Aug 15, 2013
WT143 – Belly Jelly
Milk paint, skill-building projects for hand tool woodworkers, and an interview with Matt Kenney from FWW.
Aug 07, 2013
WT142 – Chuck Bender’s Carving Boot Camp
Ouija boards, low angle planes on figured woods, olive oil on kitchen items, old log wood, finishing a live edge board, and rust removal.
Jul 31, 2013
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.
Jul 25, 2013
WT140 – Patrick Swayze’s Ghost Clock
Books that inspire us, wood movement in workbenches, cutting dovetails on long boards, and 4/4 vs 8/4 pricing.
Jul 18, 2013
WT139 – Less Than 1%
Expansion differences between hardwood and softwood, resaw alternatives to the bandsaw, and the difference between parallelogram and dovetail way jointers.
Jul 11, 2013
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.
Jun 27, 2013
WT137 – Rabbeting Block Plane For The Win!
Choosing between the router plane and rabbeting block plane, areas of woodworking where it is OK skimp, and scraper planes vs cabinet and card scrapers.
Jun 20, 2013
Review Show #16 – 17th Century New England Carving with Peter Follansbee
Peter Follansbee teaches us the basics of 17th century carving!
Jun 18, 2013
WT136 – The One Without Matt
Wiping varnish, building with something other than 3/4" stock, disposing of sawdust, and restoring some old Stanley planes.
Jun 12, 2013
Wood Talk #135 – 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.
Jun 06, 2013
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.
May 30, 2013
Review Show #15 – 9 Essential Woodworking Joints
Bone up on joinery basics with 9 Essential Woodworking Joints from WOOD Magazine.
May 28, 2013
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.
May 23, 2013
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.
May 16, 2013
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.
May 09, 2013
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.
Apr 24, 2013
Review Show #14 – Forging a Compass
Peter Ross teaches us how to take a piece of metal and make an awesome compass from it!
Apr 22, 2013
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.
Apr 18, 2013
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.
Apr 11, 2013
Review Show #13 – Greene & Greene Joinery Details
William Ng takes on a journey into the world of Green & Greene details!
Apr 09, 2013
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.
Apr 04, 2013
WT126 – 20 Questions
Blasting through some emails with our 20 Question Quickfire Challenge!
Mar 28, 2013
WT125 – Matt Yelled At Me!
On today's show, we're talking about getting back into woodworking, drying lumber, and shipping finished projects.
Mar 21, 2013
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.
Mar 14, 2013
WT123 – Colonial Turkey Legs
Fixing a bent handsaw, deciding what scrap to keep, working with pine, and should woodworking be sexy?
Mar 07, 2013
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.
Feb 28, 2013
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.
Feb 21, 2013
Review Show #12 – Small Tool Cabinet
Garrett Hack teaches us fundamental skills in the context of a beautiful hanging tool cabinet!
Feb 14, 2013
WT120 – We’ve Got Mail
On today's show, we're celebrating Get Woodworking Week by doing an all email episode!
Feb 07, 2013
WT119 – What Glen Huey Always Says
Cherry for a desktop, the ruler trick, stationary sander options, cabinet scrapers vs scraper planes, finishing suggestions for cherry, getting a grippy finish on a fish net, is a ClearVue Cyclone a good idea in a small shop, and special guest J. Leeko
Jan 31, 2013
Review Show #11 – Unlocking the Secrets of Traditional Design
George Walker gives us the low down on traditional design!
Jan 29, 2013
WT118 – KickStompers
Breaking down plywood, Shapton glass stones, adapting Festool hoses, hand plane talk, and Kickstarter campaigns.
Jan 24, 2013
Review Show #10 – Double Bevel Marquetry with David Marks
David Marks shows us how to create beautiful marquetry using the double bevel technique.
Jan 21, 2013
WT117 – Here Kitty Kitty!
Problems with cat poop, picking the right joint for the job, and some listener feedback on jointer blade sharpening and buying used bandsaws.
Jan 17, 2013
WT116 – The One with the Flu
Hand saw sharpening, jointer/planer combination machines, milling procedures, and jointer knives.
Jan 10, 2013
Wood Talk #115 – Pee On Your Projects
Trouble with honing guides, troubleshooting a water-based finishing problem, and wood shop attire.
Jan 03, 2013
Wood Talk #114 – The Self-Indulgent Build
Looking at the year ahead!
Dec 21, 2012
Wood Talk #113 – Chuck Norris Ruins The Poll
The year in review, the wide world of hand planes, wood movement after milling, digital vs print magazines, the Domino vs the Multi-Router, and oil finishes causing blotching in cherry.
Dec 13, 2012
Wood Talk #112 – What Tool Should I Buy?
The trouble with buying tools, using scraper planes, and laminating solid wood for stability.
Dec 06, 2012
Wood Talk #111 – Statistical Rant
On todays show, we are talking about hide glue and glueups.
Nov 29, 2012
Wood Talk #110 – Favorite Pie!
Granite vs steel, choosing the right gloves for finishing, wood handled tools in dry climates, fixing a blunt plane iron, bevel angles for chisels and plane blades, and transitioning from hobbyist to pro.
Nov 21, 2012
Wood Talk #109 – Shannon Ruins the Poll
Bandsaw tuneup, shop music, tools we would choose if starting over, sharpening, laminated countertops, and organizing tasks during a complicated project.
Nov 15, 2012
Wood Talk #108 – Matt Vs Matt
Scott Meek shares his WIA experience with us and talks about his wooden hand planes. Also, cold weather woodworking and a special event: the Matt2007 vs Matt2012 SawStop debate.
Nov 08, 2012
Wood Talk #107 – Tool Chest or Not Tool Chest
Festool Domino, Tool Chests vs Tool Cabinets, Drill Presses, Wood Storage, Urban Harvested Wood, and Mallets.
Nov 01, 2012
Wood Talk #106 – Pole of the Week?
Storing oil/varnish blends safely, router tables, dealing with a cluttered shop, assembly table flatness, and Magswitch featherboards.
Oct 25, 2012
Wood Talk #105 – Woodworking in Pasadena
On today's show, we're doing a little Woodworking in America recap and of course our regular selection of shop stories, links, voicemails and emails.
Oct 18, 2012
Wood Talk #104 – This Forum Sucks!
We're back to our regular format today with What's on the Bench, Around the Web, and Voicemails! Although we got a little sidetracked with Festool talk.
Sep 14, 2012
Wood Talk #103 – The Convention Show
On today's show, we have two special guests to give us first-hand perspectives on two woodworking conventions: IWF Atlanta and Fine Woodworking Live!
Aug 30, 2012
Review Show #9 – Pick and Prep Lumber
Jeff Mertz effectively covers the basics of lumber selection and preparation and adds in a few nice bonus topics including plywood basics, grain matching, and glueups.
Aug 13, 2012
Wood Talk #102 – You Don’t Need A New Saw!
Aging effects on wood, using a gents saw for dovetails, and combatting de-lamination in plywood after template routing.
Aug 10, 2012
Review Show #8 – Puzzle Box Magic
Jeff Vollmer shows us how he makes his incredibly unique puzzle boxes.
Jul 29, 2012
Wood Talk #101 – Wingin’ It!
Marc gets inspiration from David Marks' Marquetry DVD, Matt's newly-sharpened saws are stolen, and Shannon's going to do his best Underhill impression with his new tool tote.
Jul 25, 2012
Wood Talk #100 – 100th Episode Celebration
Celebrating our 100th episode with special guest and a live call-in show!
Jul 06, 2012
Show 100 Promo
Join us for a very special live Wood Talk Online Radio as we celebrate our 100th episode.
Jul 03, 2012
Wood Talk #99 – Improv Woodworking
We're talking about outdoor workbenches, woodworking with humidity in mind, Marc's new shop, and the concept of Improv Woodworking.
Jun 15, 2012
Wood Talk #98 – Asa’s Apology Tour
Fine Woodworking Editor Asa Christiana talks about his recent online fiasco and we also talk about the best multi-tasking tools and how to make the best use of a small work space.
May 24, 2012
WTOR97 – The Jigs Up!
Saving money by building your own furniture, Jeff Miller's new jigs for hand tool work, how to make a rule joint and long-term tool storage.
May 10, 2012
Wood Talk – #96
Our scariest shop accidents and close calls, old woodwrights shop episodes, shop accidents, safety week, using high angle smoothers, and parallel guide placement in a leg vise.
Apr 27, 2012
Wood Talk – #95
Changing respirator cartridges, basement woodworking and HVAC, beading on a drawer front, polyurethane flammability, good woods to practice planing, ebony species, and cutting bevel angles over 45 degrees.
Apr 13, 2012
Wood Talk – #94
Roy Underhill on the PBS iPad app, California's tablesaw law, pore-filling walnut, hand plane oils, and must-have tools for the beginner.
Mar 29, 2012
Wood Talk – #93
We discuss a bunch of great links from around the web!
Mar 16, 2012
Wood Talk – #92
Woodworking events galore, The Highland Woodworker, and a crazy Kickback video!
Feb 24, 2012
Review Show #7 – The Workbench
A review of Chris Schwarz's "The Workbench" DVD.
Jan 16, 2012
Review Show #6: 21st Century Workbench
Bob Lang shows us how to build the 21st Century Workbench.
Jan 09, 2012
Wood Talk – #91
The WTOR boys take time for a little inward reflection as they discuss their 2012 woodworking resolutions.
Dec 22, 2011
Chris Schwarz Interview
Discussing the upcoming Split-Top Roubo build with Chris Schwarz.
Dec 05, 2011
Wood Talk – #90
With the holidays coming up, this is the perfect time to consider making small projects as gifts.
Oct 27, 2011
Wood Talk – #89
A frank discussion about this years Woodworking in America conference!
Oct 07, 2011
Review Show #5: Build an 18th Century Workbench
A review of Build an 18th Century Workbench with Chris Schwarz!
Sep 28, 2011
Review Show #4 – Monster Workbench
A review of Monster Workbench with Matt Kenney from Taunton Press and Fine Woodworking.
Sep 16, 2011
Wood Talk – #88
A surprise edition of Wood Talk Online! The community has some unsolicited parenting advice for Marc and Nicole.
Jul 22, 2011
Wood Talk – #87
Some business and announcements before we head into our Summer break.
Jul 18, 2011
Review Show #3 – Hand Finishing and Rubbing Out
Review of Hand Finishing and Rubbing Out with Hendrik Varju.
Jun 18, 2011
Board Meetings #3
Twisting Cypress, bridle joint trouble, metal ductwork and the ClearVue Cyclone.
Jun 16, 2011
Review Show #2 – Bookcase with Bracket Feet
Review of Bookcase with Bracket Feet with Phillip Lowe from Taunton Press.
Jun 04, 2011
Wood Talk – #86
Building your woodworking legacy, popping the grain in redwood, and Pop Woodworking going digital!
Jun 02, 2011
Wood Talk – #85
Joining the Frogpants network, woodworking seasons, and the hand tool craze!
May 26, 2011
The WIA 2011 class schedule is leaked!
May 19, 2011
Review Show #1 – 12 Great Tablesaw Jigs
A review of Wood Magazine's 12 Great Tablesaw Jigs with Jim Heavey.
May 18, 2011
Wood Talk Online Radio #83
Card scrapers, sharpening with sandpaper, planing narrow boards, paring with the bevel down, and deciding between storing your lumber in the garage or in the basement.
Apr 20, 2011
Board Meetings #2
Prefinishing panels, Tried & True safety considerations, and making a hollow column.
Apr 14, 2011
Wood Talk Online Radio #82
Taxes, the future of woodworking, and a butt load of content from the magazines, blogs, and forums
Apr 13, 2011
Wood Talk #81
Bad April Fools Jokes, what saws a beginning woodworker really needs, how to tune up an old hand plane, as well as a butt load of content from the magazines, blogs, and forums.
Apr 07, 2011
Board Meetings #1
A new audio show answering YOUR questions and woodworking dilemmas!
Mar 29, 2011
Wood Talk #80
Hand planing, Popular Woodworking's new site, setting up shop, as well as our favorite articles, blog posts, and Wood Talk Online Forum posts.
Mar 17, 2011
Wood Talk #79
Plywood's place in fine furniture, Fine Woodworking's new site, as well as our favorite articles, blog posts, and Wood Talk Online forum posts.
Feb 17, 2011
Wood Talk #78
Dust collectors, Thien Baffle, Woodshop the Movie, Woodworking Can Pay Your Bills.
Dec 18, 2010
Wood Talk #77
Bandsaws, resawing, first aid, Vic's cradle, and much more!
Nov 13, 2010
Wood Talk #76
A show with very little planning. Just how we like it!
Oct 29, 2010
Wood Talk #75
A special Wood Talk Online on location at the Woodworking in America Conference 2010.
Oct 04, 2010
Wood Talk #74
The WIA classes we are most looking forward to, low angle vs high angle planes, and can you live without a tablesaw?
Sep 29, 2010
Wood Talk #73
The woodworking styles you should probably get to know, our favorite recent woodworking articles, some cool crap going on in the forums and a discussion of furniture styles.
Sep 08, 2010
Wood Talk #72
Eye injuries, Popular Woodworking's new format, and Fine Woodworking's call for bloggers.
Jun 30, 2010
Wood Talk #71
Pore-Filling, Glen Drake dovetail saw and the woodworking Project Bucket List.
Jun 10, 2010
Wood Talk #70
Workshop security, specialty blades, Twitter woodworking, Festool at Walmart???
May 27, 2010
Wood Talk – #69
Safety Week 2010, Woodworking in America Schedules, Blotch Control from Charles Neil.
May 13, 2010
Wood Talk – #68
Using hand tools, the differences/uses of rabbet vs shoulder vs plow vs router planes, and learning ww'ing from books and videos alone.
Mar 23, 2010
Wood Talk Online – #67
Popular Woodworking round table discussion, Veritas Detail Rabbet Planes, Woodworkers Fighting Cancer, Bob Rozaieski from the Logan Cabinet Shoppe, The American Craftsman Workshop, and the tablesaw injury report.
Feb 25, 2010
Wood Talk Online – #66
Shannon Rogers joins us as a special guest.
Jan 28, 2010
Wood Talk Online – #65
Lumberjocks Winter Awards, New Yankee Online, waterstone holders, chisels, and more!
Jan 07, 2010
Wood Talk Online – #64
Fine Woodworking's new Knots forum, Lumberjocks Winter Awards, Czech Edge Tools new rule stop, Lead, and Roy Underhill's new school.
Dec 18, 2009
Wood Talk – #63
David Marks Bandsawn Veneers DVD, the Leigh Super FMT, hand-carved Christmas ornaments, combination tablesaw blades, Charles Brock rocker plan, and a torsion box workbench.
Dec 05, 2009
Wood Talk Online – #62
Marc comes on to give folks a quick update before the Thanksgiving holiday and Matt gives us a little pre-recorded holiday wish.
Nov 24, 2009
Wood Talk Online – #61
Norm Abram of the New Yankee Workshop retires, green finishing with Michael Dresdner, Build or Buy, ID Wood iPhone App, and woodworking school or business school?
Oct 28, 2009
Wood Talk – #60
Blotching, biscuits, magnifying glasses, shorts, and glue bonds.
Oct 08, 2009
Wood Talk – #59
Wood Talk Episode 59.
Sep 25, 2009
Wood Talk – #58
Wood Talk Episode 58.
Sep 10, 2009
Wood Talk – #57
Live from AWFS 2009!
Jul 18, 2009
Wood Talk – #56
Wood Talk - #56
Jun 26, 2009
Wood Talk – #55
Wood Talk - #55
May 22, 2009
Wood Talk – #54
Sawdust Chronicles 30-day Challenge, Woodworkers Safety Week 2009, battery charger fire, Woodworking in America, woodworking resources in Europe, refinishing a gun stock, and how to get through the painful learning curves of woodworking.
Apr 30, 2009
Wood Talk – #53
2 Year Anniversary Show! We've been sponsored by one of the most popular knitting podcasts out there, Nuttin' Wrong with Knittin'!
Apr 02, 2009
Wood Talk – #52
http://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT63/WT_52.mp3Download Mp3What’s on the Bench? Marc recently had a class at the William Ng School with Darrell Peart and was able to visit the The Gamble House. He also had an opportunity to get some hands on time with the […]
Mar 19, 2009
Wood Talk – #51
http://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT63/WT_51.mp3Download Mp3What’s on the Bench? Marc had some trouble hammering small nails, and accidentally sprayed a bunch of finish without the organic filters on his respirator. Marc also shows off his new Leigh Hold Down Clamps. Matt gives us a […]
Feb 26, 2009
Wood Talk – #50
SketchUp for Woodworkers free SketchUp tutorials, Malcom Tibbits amazing segmented turnings, an old Delta ad, Dude Craft, and An Axe to Grind.
Feb 11, 2009
Wood Talk – #49
Popular Woodworking goes digital, the new MattsBasementWorkshop.com, the International Builder's Show, and the Leg Up.
Jan 21, 2009
Wood Talk – #48
http://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT63/WT_48.mp3Download Mp3Status Report: Marc and Matt start off by trading stories about their 2008 holiday adventures. Around the Web: The HandyGuysPodcast – A great DIY podcast! The Timber Kid – A new podcast from a very cool 15 year old […]
Jan 09, 2009
Wood Talk – #47
http://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT63/WT_47.mp3Download Mp3Status Report: Marc’s small entertainment center project was just published on FineWoodworking.com and spent the day playing with his hand planes. Matt is rediscovering why he HATES stains. Around the Web: Help out a great international cause: http://jdlohrwood.com. Kari’s […]
Dec 18, 2008
Wood Talk – #46
http://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT63/WT_46.mp3Download Mp3Status Report: Marc isn’t doing much woodworking right now, with his articles and preparation for his upcoming trip to the Atlanta Woodcraft store. Matt has been making a skateboard with his kids and is still reminiscing about the good […]
Nov 26, 2008
Wood Talk – #45
http://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT63/WT_45.mp3Download Mp3Status Report: Marc is finishing up the holiday projects, a magazine rack and small clock. Matt is trying an old rust removal technique that’s all natural and even tasty! Around the Web: A New Tool Deal Everyday from Toolking! […]
Nov 06, 2008
Wood Talk – #44
http://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT63/WT_44.mp3Download Mp3Status Report: Marc delivered the gadget station to Leo Laporte, and had a chance to visit David Marks while he was there. What at Leo’s TWiT Cottage, Marc had a chance to meet Cali Lewis from GeekBrief.TV. Matt has […]
Oct 26, 2008
Wood Talk – #43
http://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT63/WT_43.mp3Download Mp3Status Report: Marc has FINALLY finished the gadget station and plans on delivering it next week. While in the area, he is also going to have a visit with the one and only David Marks. Matt decided to rearrange […]
Oct 07, 2008
Wood Talk – #42
http://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT63/WT_42.mp3Download Mp3Status Report: Marc talks about his recent router table injury and his experiences with both the Laguna Resaw King bandsaw blade and the Final Cut tablesaw blade. Matt just completed the chisel plane build and confessed that he purchase […]
Sep 26, 2008
Wood Talk – #41
http://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT63/WT_41.mp3Download Mp3Status Report: Where have we been for nearly 2 months?!?!?! Marc gives a Gadget Station update and talks about the “project hump.” Matt announces that his next project will be a bedside table for Madison. Around the Web: Working […]
Sep 07, 2008
Wood Talk – #40
A quick announcement and some listener emails.
Aug 10, 2008
Wood Talk Online – #39
http://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT63/WT_39.mp3Download Mp3Status Report: Marc goes into a bit more detail on his Gadget Station: grain direction and acclimation. Matt is making his new bench out of……….(drum roll)……….PLYWOOD! Around the Web: If you aren’t on Twitter, you are missing out on […]
Jul 15, 2008
Wood Talk Online – #38
http://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT63/WT_38.mp3Download Mp3Status Report: Marc mentions his Viewer Survey and the upcoming project: the Gadget Station. Matt is finishing the release of his awesome Child’s Bookcase project. Around the Web: We review Wood Shop Demos. This is a great site for […]
Jul 02, 2008
Wood Talk Online – #37
http://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT63/WT_37.mp3Download Mp3We are trying a new format for this show, where we actually have a number of segments including News, Hot Deals, Around the Web, and more…. Status Report: Marc has a new column in Popular Woodworking Magazine and is […]
Jun 15, 2008
Wood Talk Online – #36
http://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT63/WT_36.mp3Download Mp3Topics: A Safety Week recap. Matt’s upcoming steam bending class. A reminder about Woodworking in America– Hand Tool & Technique Conference: Nov. 14th-16th in Berea, KY. A voicemail about hickory and color change from Denis, the Teenage Woodworker, and […]
May 16, 2008
Wood Talk Online – #35
http://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT63/WT_35.mp3Download Mp3Topics: Marc’s visit with Popular Woodworking and the Wood Werks Supply Inc., and Woodworker’s Safety Week. Voicemails about bandsaw blade sparks, flattening waterstones, and vacuum veneer press systems. We also discussed a really cool woodworking event coming up: Woodworking […]
May 01, 2008
Wood Talk Online – #34
http://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT63/WT_34.mp3Download Mp3Topics April is turning out to be a very busy month with lots of travel. Marc recently attended the Festool Grand Opening event. Matt went to a Lie-Nielsen tool seminar/demo last weekend. Improper safety techniques in a woodworking class. […]
Apr 18, 2008
Wood Talk Online – #33
The one year anniversary of Wood Talk Online. Matt's class with The Schwarz.
Apr 01, 2008
Wood Talk Online #32
Marc's new finishing room, The Earlex Spray Station, self-cleaning blast gates, "lazy people food", taking photos of your work, accepting credit cards, and dyed through tenons.
Mar 16, 2008
Wood Talk #31
Kaleo Kala's visit to Marc's shop, "The Schwarz", woodworking classes, Lie Nielsen's backorder, new tools from Festool and Powermatic, Forstner bits without spurs, and milling lumber with only a planer and a router table.
Mar 10, 2008
Wood Talk Online #30
Lee Valley's Catalog, Matt shaving with his chisels, the concept of designing on the fly, woodworking clubs, fitting drawers, safety gear, filling termite holes, biographical woodworking books, and router bit diameter
Feb 25, 2008
Wood Talk Online #29
Woodworking shows, analyzing projects, Earlex HVLP, blade guards/splitters, and more!
Feb 18, 2008
Wood Talk Online – #28
The latest season of New Yankee Workshop. New podcasts, Modernwoodshop and Teenage Woodworker, new European plunge cut saws, Chris Scwarz being the Oprah of the woodworking world, upgrading tools vs buying new.
Feb 06, 2008
Wood Talk Online – #27
http://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT63/WT_27.mp3Download Mp3We covered a bunch of topics in Episode 27, including The Wood Whisperer Network, Kaleo’s new baby Taz, Christmas gifts, Matt’s Stretchy Pants, Chris Schwarz’s new book Workbenches, the new Woodworking Magazine announcement, flattening workbenches, and new changes at […]
Jan 11, 2008
Wood Talk Online – #26
Tis the time for pre-holiday happenings!
Dec 20, 2007
Wood Talk – #25
Marc is currently working on a sculpted end-table and for The Wood Whisperer and Matt brings up his concerns about The Woodworking Shows.
Dec 11, 2007
Wood Talk – #24
Our dream Christmas lists!
Nov 29, 2007
Wood Talk – #23
http://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT63/WT_23.mp3Download Mp3Welcome to Wood Talk Online Episode 23. As always, if you have a question or comment, you can email us at woodtalkonline@gmail.com or leave us a message at 623-242-5180. We had a few audio issues in this episode so […]
Nov 21, 2007
Wood Talk – #22
BBQ Wood Flavors, Bill Pentz dust collection, Festool TS55 and MFT replacing the tablesaw, furniture dimensions, and finishing the inside of furniture.
Nov 12, 2007
Wood Talk – #21
http://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT63/WT_21.mp3Download Mp3It’s the beginning of November and it’s time to announce another winner of the Woodslicer Resaw Bandsaw Blade from the great folks over at Highland Woodworking. So congratulations to Dan Messina!! Today’s episode is a lot different than most […]
Nov 02, 2007
Wood Talk – #20
http://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT63/WT_20.mp3Download Mp3It’s time for another episode of Wood Talk Online and our hosts are at the height of their tangent-ny goodness. Marc mentioned a new set of videos available at Finewoodworking.com called Getting Started in Woodworking. Marc also mentioned that […]
Oct 24, 2007
Wood Talk Online – #19
Tom Iovino joins us for an email Q&A show. Topics include Performax drum sanders, finishing toys, the Festool Domino, and cross-cut saw blades.
Oct 10, 2007
Wood Talk Online – #18
http://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT63/WT_18.mp3Download Mp3Welcome back to Wood Talk Online. The woodworking season is underway and your emails are rolling in as we speak. So if you have a question, comment or some feedback regarding something you’ve heard here at WTO send us […]
Oct 02, 2007
Wood Talk Online – #17
http://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT63/WT_17.mp3Download Mp3The end of summer is not only traditionally the time of year when school starts back up, it’s also when most woodworkers head back into their shops and start cranking out all those projects that were neglected because of […]
Sep 19, 2007
Wood Talk Online – #16
Power carving, table lubricant, blanket chest finish, SawStop, and more!
Sep 01, 2007
Wood Talk Online – #15
http://archive.org/download/WoodTalkOnlineRadio9-15/WoodTalkOnline15.mp3Download Mp3You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. We now have an actual phone number for leaving voicemail messages! The number is. Just dial 623-242-2450 and leave us a message – it’s not a toll free call, unless you live near […]
Aug 15, 2007
Wood Talk – #14
Topics include flush trim bits, AWFS Las Vegas, riving knifes, Marc's interview with David Marks, meeting Norm Abram, and the Festool Domino.
Aug 01, 2007
Wood Talk Online – #13
A basic review of oils, varnishes, and oil/varnish blends.
Jul 16, 2007
Wood Talk Online – #12
Another great episode. Preventing rot in outdoor woods, good hardwoods for a beginner, tool selection, and dust collection myths.
Jul 01, 2007
Wood Talk Online – #11
https://s3.amazonaws.com/woodtalk/WT_011.mp3Download Mp3Matt mentioned a recent article in Woodcraft Magazine citing a statistic released by the CDC regarding the dramatic rise in nail gun injuries due to the increased use of pneumatic nailers. We had two great voicemails, first was a […]
Jun 21, 2007
Wood Talk – #10
Wood toxicity and allergies, AWFS, air compressors, brad nails, PM66 vs PM2000, diamond stones, double stick tape, and spiral cutter heads.
Jun 12, 2007
Wood Talk – #9
Another rapid-fire email episode and a few voicemails.
Jun 01, 2007
Wood Talk #8
https://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT13_20190612/WT_08.mp3Download Mp3In this episode Marc and Matt have lots to talk about. Such topics as posting the winners of the Video Shop Tour Challenge to the great marketing ideas from Rockler. Marc also gives valuable insight on his new Makita […]
May 25, 2007
Wood Talk #7
Router bit of the month, drill presses, favorite finishes, and your emails and voicemails.
May 14, 2007
Wood Talk #6
2-part epoxy finishes, gluing large panels, joinery comparison, tearout preventing, and essential hand tool skills.
May 10, 2007
Wood Talk #5
https://archive.org/download/thewoodwhisperer_gmail_WT13_20190612/WT_05.mp3Download Mp3This episode starts with a discussion on woodworking products based on Matt’s and Marc’s experiences. Matt is loving his new jointer and his ability to square things off in one pass! Marc discusses a new find, Magswitch magnets. They […]
May 01, 2007
Wood Talk #4
How to select rough lumber, bandsaw drift, squaring stock without a jointer, favorite bandaids, finishing books, and HVLP compressor requirements.
Apr 25, 2007
Wood Talk – #3
HVLP, spray booths, SketchUp, shop sound-proofing, wood fillers, Sears Carvewright, and how to flatten a board without a jointer or planer.
Apr 16, 2007
Wood Talk – #2
Matt's slant-front desk, Marc's new garage doors, wood storage, narrowing down design options for customers, antique hand-tool restoration, and when to use nails and screws.
Apr 09, 2007
Wood Talk – #1
The first episode of Wood Talk Online.
Apr 01, 2007