Shop Talk Live

Shop Talk Live

Fine Woodworking magazine staffers and contributors answer questions from readers and offer a whole host of woodworking techniques and tips. Send your questions in to shoptalk@taunton.com for consideration in the broadcast.

Episodes

October 22, 2021 70 min
Andrew Hunter takes over the show to answer listener questions about Japanese handplanes and how he uses them in his work.
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Mike, Anissa, and Ben discuss Patrick Sullivan's end-grain glue myths video, how a listener can hide a joint on an 18-ft. run of molding, and the pros and cons of floating tenon joinery.
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September 24, 2021 60 min
Ed Pirnik joins Ben to discuss the early days of Shop Talk Live and what he's been up to the past six years.
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September 10, 2021 69 min
Bob Van Dyke joins Mike and Ben to discuss story sticks, cooling glue to get more open time, spring joints and admits to milling MDF on his machines!
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August 27, 2021 58 min
Favorite STL segments as submitted by the listeners!
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August 20, 2021 23 min
Erika Torres tells us about her woodworking journey–from high school shop class to studying under Gary Rogoski–and why she's committed to woodworking for the long haul.
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August 13, 2021 63 min
Mike and Ben discuss getting rid of marking gauge lines on dovetails, how long their blades last, more apron and pencil preferences, and why Mike has a day job.
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Mike Farrington joins Ben to discuss sliding tablesaws, keeping track of large projects, slow-setting glue, and whether the domino can actually keep up with the mighty biscuit joiner!
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July 16, 2021 70 min
The whole crew gets together to discuss oil stones, how they work through projects, breadboard ends, and whether it's better to build or to sometimes buy.
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Jon Binzen interviews Laura Mays, woodworker and director of The Krenov School, about her journey to woodworking and the inspiration behind her inquisitive work.
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June 18, 2021 69 min
Mike, Anissa, and Ben discuss big squares, assembly tables, woodworking with friends, and Anissa's new obsession; plexiglass divider construction.
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Chris Gochnour answers listener questions about back bevels on handplanes, various types of block planes, and getting rid of chatter when using a spokeshave.
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Vic Tesolin joins Mike and Ben to discuss dust collection, upgrading old tablesaws, whether a shop is ever done, and the finer points of Instagram etiquette.
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Greenwoodworker and carver Dave Fisher answers listener questions about greenwood projects, finding green wood, storing green wood, and how he goes about designing his incredible pieces.
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Anissa, Barry, and Ben discuss milling box stock, the cure for chasing perfection, if high-end sanders really perform better, and what a listener can make with a cherry burl.
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Fine, they weren't secrets, but Tim sits down with Mike and Ben and the conversation goes deep into veneering processes.
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March 26, 2021 68 min
Deputy editor, Jon Binzen, joins Mike and Ben to discuss design, designers, and his never-ending love of facets in his own work.
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Mike, Barry, and Ben debate if every piece needs the strength of dovetails, cast iron vs. aluminum on bandsaws, whether a jointer saves you money, and the lifespan of tool tests.
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February 26, 2021 69 min
Vic Tesolin joins Mike and Ben to discuss jack planes, smoothing planes, shop lighting, and if saw guides are cheating or not.
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Mike, Barry, and Ben discuss their favorite movies for spotting great furniture, whether a mirror polish counts for sharp, and if anybody ever really takes apart hide glue joints.
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