Shop Talk Live - Fine Woodworking
Shop Talk Live - Fine Woodworking
Fine Woodworking magazine editors and contributors answer your questions and share woodworking tips and techniques.
STL245: Hope chest or nope chest?
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.
Jul 16
1 hr 10 min
STL244: Laura Mays–The Inquisitive Furniture Maker
Jon Binzen interviews Laura Mays, woodworker and director of The Krenov School, about her journey to woodworking and the inspiration behind her inquisitive work.
Jul 2
1 hr 10 min
STL243: Are big squares necessary?
Mike, Anissa, and Ben discuss big squares, assembly tables, woodworking with friends, and Anissa's new obsession; plexiglass divider construction.
Jun 18
1 hr 9 min
STL242: Is there one block plane to rule them all?
Chris Gochnour answers listener questions about back bevels on handplanes, various types of block planes, and getting rid of chatter when using a spokeshave.
Jun 4
1 hr 10 min
STL241: Dust collectors vs. dust extractors
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.
May 21
1 hr 11 min
STL240: Nature is Dave Fisher's design partner
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.
May 7
1 hr 7 min
STL239: Are expensive sanders worth it?
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.
Apr 23
1 hr 11 min
STL238: Tim Coleman's shop-sawn veneer secrets–revealed!
Fine, they weren't secrets, but Tim sits down with Mike and Ben and the conversation goes deep into veneering processes.
Apr 9
1 hr 12 min
STL237: Just the facets, ma'am
Deputy editor, Jon Binzen, joins Mike and Ben to discuss design, designers, and his never-ending love of facets in his own work.
Mar 26
1 hr 8 min
STL236: Does a jointer save you money?
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.
Mar 12
1 hr 12 min
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