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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
552 – Embarrassed by all the Shiplap
trusting other people’s measurements, domino vs dowel joinery, split top or not, and dealing with the poor decisions of previous homeowners.
May 24, 2023
551 – Hold on to Your Wood
Raised panels by hand, electronics in the shop, and selling a tree.
May 10, 2023
550 – Not Our Best Work
Electricity for woodworkers, cheap hand planes, refinishing a Walnut table, what to do with old saw blades, woodworking in someone else’s shop, and snapping bandsaw blades.
Apr 19, 2023
549 – Shannon’s Shaft Won’t Work in the Hole
Hand plane blades, Domino Connectors vs Ikea, Finish Curing in cold temps, and Wood floor expansion.
Apr 05, 2023
548 – Domino Killed the Dovetail Star
Norm Abram the YouTuber, why’s Matt so small and shy yet confident, features of an all in one workbench, and organizing portable power tools.
Mar 22, 2023
547 – Dovetailing a Marshmallow
Robot vacuums for the shop, hand saw sharpening, is this thing sharp enough?
Mar 08, 2023
546 – Matt Hates the Environment
Expired wood, barn inspiration, and personal responsibility in the Maker Community
Feb 22, 2023
545 – Follow Our Advice or Else
Cutting an angled mortise, what to do with the boule cap and using massive slabs for a workbench.
Feb 08, 2023
544 – Shannon’s Offense of the Quarter
We're talking about what does “credibility” look like in 2023? Pore-filling, getting shop time when you have kids, and finishing only one side of a board.
Jan 25, 2023
543 – Rubio and the Fantastic Finishing Fallacy
Rubio and the fantastic finishing fallacy, Scrub planes, and “bought a bandsaw mill, now what?”.
Jan 18, 2023
542 – Tree Curious
We’ve got a grab bag of odd questions. Don’t blame us…you asked.
Dec 28, 2022
541 – Send Your Old Motors to Matt
Which power tools to buy first, which hand plane to buy first, and jointer bed length
Dec 14, 2022
540 – High Octave Lumber Sales
Why you’ll go poor trying to sell lumber, Torrefied wood doors, mortising by hand, and good uses for flooring off-cuts.
Nov 23, 2022
539 – Trixie Spagnuolo
Making barn videos, sharpening curved blades, learning how to train someone in a one-man shop, and we heard from you guys about a bunch of things that are Matt’s fault!
Nov 09, 2022
538 – Don’t tighten your nuts so hard
Woodworking and mental health, a Moxon vise as your only vise, why a quick release mechanism doesn’t exist for table saw blades, and tools that have been in storage.
Oct 26, 2022
537 – Everything is Matt’s Fault
Predicting sag on shelves, modern design with hand tools, and cutting up pretty boards
Oct 12, 2022
536 – Thumb Crotch
Demonstrating woodworking, shoulder planes, dealing with splinters, applying Rubio to a frame & panel, breadboard popularity, and premium router table set ups.
Oct 05, 2022
535 – Elite Straightists
What is straight, the ugly truth about content creation, and plywood vs solid wood.
Sep 27, 2022
534 – Where Does Water Come From?
Why you should never write in to criticize this show, workbench or hand tools first, jointing wood, bandsaw brakes, and when to seal logs?!
Sep 14, 2022
533 – Hand Jobby
glue for veneering, marc the voiceover guy, stealing designs, and buying lumber locally.
Aug 31, 2022
532 – Tell Me About Your Balls
Aug 17, 2022
531 – The Normalization of Ridiculousness
Food safe finish with tung oil, Cherry color change, are chainsaw mills sketchy, and Marc’s firehouse thingie.
Aug 10, 2022
530 – Should We Trust Tool Reviews?
Jun 29, 2022
529 – Shannon Talks a Lot
Using dye on Walnut, card scraping a cutting board, and Making boards longer.
Jun 09, 2022
528 – The Final Shop
What we look for in an ideal shop space, diamond saw files, dealing with a wife that oversteps her bounds, and owning multiple sets of tools.
May 26, 2022
527 – Shaving Round Bottoms
Refining curves with a spokeshave, dining table design conundrum, and Random Orbital Sander Speeds
May 11, 2022
526 – Missouricans
Getting old sucks, changes for Marc, skewed plane blades, and are cantilevered drum sanders worth it?
Apr 26, 2022
525 – Not Sponsored by the Russian Mafia
Russian Birch plywood, putting a project on pause, and what’s the difference between quilting and curl?
Apr 13, 2022
524 – Q&A Bonus Show
Just because we love you all so much it's time for a rapid fire question and answer edition of WoodTalk.
Apr 06, 2022
523 – Unanimous Poo Pooing
Unsolicited advice, plywood vs solid wood, and milling boards in real time, and sanding to high grits.
Mar 30, 2022
522 – Does She Have a Sister?
Sliding dovetails in thin stock, the best finish for a kitchen countertop, and a Contractor Table Saw vs Cabinet Saw
Mar 16, 2022
521 – The Normic Period
Woodworking magazines, communicating with our followers, and do we actually need to upgrade tools in order to get better?
Mar 03, 2022
520 – Pooping on Shannon
Attaching a face frame to a case, getting a good deal on lumber, and insurance.
Feb 16, 2022
519 – Don’t Listen to Shannon
We’re talking about wedged round tenons, succeeding without being a wiener, and sawdust disposal
Jan 26, 2022
518 – Bandaids
Buying your first hardwoods, assemblies with no dings, and roubo from slabs.
Jan 12, 2022
517 – The Market’s Balls
Staying in our lanes, Domino knockoffs, and pots and pans schmoo.
Dec 22, 2021
516 – C Channel is a Waste of Time
Using a router to make a round table top, C-channel for table tops, EnduroVar II, and Stabilizing punky wood
Dec 08, 2021
515 – The Hangover Method
Dimensioning lumber, a stupid question about pre-finishing, flattening boards wider than your jointer
Nov 25, 2021
514 – Proud to be Wiener Woodworkers
Wooden moulding planes, how to improve a raw linseed oil finish, Trapezoid case mitered angles
Nov 10, 2021
513 – Benchtop Jointers Suck??
wood movement, air filtration in a garage shop, benchtop jointers
Oct 27, 2021
512 – Bowl of Spagbo
Extra screws, how Minwax stain works, and Design Intellectual property.
Oct 13, 2021
511 – Nature is Dumb
Micro bevels, cross cut sleds vs miter gauges, veneer glue that won’t kill you….I think, and how much work do to on used tools.
Sep 22, 2021
510 – Keep Perspective in Perspective
Killing shop reverb, planer speeds, and woodworking on a metal table.
Sep 09, 2021
509 – We’re Retiring
So we are indeed retiring.....eventually.
Aug 25, 2021
508 – Crotch to the Face
Hand tools for the power tool user, which finishes spontaneously combust, Drilling big and deep into end grain.
Aug 12, 2021
507 – Euro Meat
Baltic Birch frustration, sanding before finishing, finishing an outdoor bench, and what’s the deal with compression bits?!
Jul 28, 2021
506 – Never Go Full Cremona
Kerfing planes, close calls, and why rustic furniture is crap.
Jul 14, 2021
505 – Pop the Booger Off the End
Shooting miters, milling on long projects, making shiplap, and the correct way to mark with a measuring tape.
Jun 24, 2021
504 – Matt’s Anals
Midcentury roundovers, woodworking terminology, woodworking with newborns, and Random Orbit Sanders vs Sheet Sanders
Jun 09, 2021
503 – Shannon Hates Nurses
Our bad attitudes, Veritas MKII issues, sealing a wooden coffee container, and using the wrong tool for the job.
May 26, 2021
502 – Fueled by Hoochie
Replaceable saw blades, Beadlock, thingamabobs, sawdust allergies, and drying wood cookies.
May 13, 2021
WT501 – Humpin’ Trees
Warped lids, workbench vises, finish for a cedar chest, where to find screws, and Matt’s Wood lot.
Apr 28, 2021
WT500 – Marc Likes Little Balls
Workbench height, end grain routing, hand planing body language and so much more. And to celebrate 500 episodes of this dumb show, we’re doing to do a celebratory woodworking quiz.
Apr 14, 2021
WT499 -Matt’s Curvy Chest and Cockbead
Why woodworkers hate IKEA, MDF for a bench top, choosing a grinder, and bandsaw capacity vs quality. Also featuring your dumb questions!
Mar 24, 2021
WT498 – Better to Be Smooth
Paralysis by analysis, the best way to learn woodworking, new vs vintage hand tools, and tool maintenance schedules. Also now featuring your funny captions
Mar 10, 2021
WT497 – I Hate You
Table saw extension wings, what you get when you pay more for a random orbit sander, wet wood, identifying wood, and material for a new bench top.
Feb 24, 2021
WT496 – Put A Ring On It
Wood movement, rasps, diamond stones, store bought workbenches, and finding free logs.
Feb 10, 2021
WT495 – Lindsay Got a Treadmill
On today’s show we’re talking about how our concept of a “dream shop” can change over the years.
Jan 28, 2021
WT494 – Silicone Hoochies
So it’s a giant What’s on the Bench segment!
Jan 20, 2021
WT493 – Don’t Trust Hand Tools
We're talking about precision and accuracy.
Dec 09, 2020
WT492 – Thanks for Nothing
We're talking about what we're thankful for!
Dec 02, 2020
WT491 – Get Better Friends
Q&A email bag round up.
Nov 18, 2020
WT490 – Tool Upgrades We Refuse to Make
We’re talking about things we specifically don’t upgrade and why!
Nov 11, 2020
WT490 – Crushing Domestic Bliss
We’re talking about Matt. Seriously, it’s all about Matt and his new house and new shop.
Nov 04, 2020
WT489 – Get Your T-Shirts
Get your hot fresh Wood Talk T-Shirts!
Oct 31, 2020
WT488 – The Hairy Palm Episode
Today we doing a Q&A show to clean out our inbox...and to answer your questions.
Oct 21, 2020
WT487 – Crappy Handmade Gifts for Me
With the holiday season soon upon us we are talking about gifts for the woodworker.
Oct 14, 2020
WT486 – Crappy Handmade Gifts for You
With the holiday season soon upon us, we are talking about making gifts for others.
Oct 07, 2020
WT485 – Marc Likes a Sticky Shaft
Hooray for Q&A!
Sep 24, 2020
WT484 – Wiener Dreams
We're talking about what you do after you have your design.
Sep 16, 2020
WT483 – Drunk on Design
Today we are talking about how we design our projects
Sep 09, 2020
WT482 – Premium Thong Oil
Cleaning out our inbox with a Q&A show.
Aug 26, 2020
WT481 – Pinch that Thing
Today we are talking about workbench vises and workbench alternatives.
Aug 20, 2020
WT480 – Matt Cavernous Waste of Space
It's all about workbenches!
Aug 11, 2020
WT479 – The Right Amount of Bulge
Assembly mistakes!
Jul 29, 2020
WT478 – I Meant To Do That
Our joinery mistakes and how we fixed them.
Jul 22, 2020
WT477 – Shannon’s Ziplock Bag of Cocaine
Finishing mistakes and how to fix them.
Jul 15, 2020
WT476 – Dollar Store Woodworking
Cleaning out our inbox and doing a Q&A show.
Jul 02, 2020
WT475 – Your Joinery’s Hanging Out
Our thoughts on the one and only Dovetail joint.
Jun 24, 2020
WT474 – Willy Wonka Rockler Death Trap
Jun 16, 2020
WT473 – Pissburgh Joinery
Joinery! What to use and when.
Jun 11, 2020
WT472 – Lacquer? I Hardly Know Her!
Let's talk about finishing!
May 27, 2020
WT471 – Backsaw Boys
Wwork holding. Vises, holdfasts, clamps and whatever else you use to hold stuff while you work on it.
May 21, 2020
WT470 – Talk Like a Pirate
Today we explore the wonder that is cutting boards. I scream, you scream, please stop screaming about cutting boards!!
May 13, 2020
WT469 – Just the Tip
It’s all email today as we clean out our inbox. We’re talking about resawing by hand, wood filler, strength of rabbet joints, soaking wood, table outfield table size, & cutting a crosshatch pattern
May 01, 2020
WT468 – Free Tormeks for Everyone
Today we're talking about sharpening.
Apr 22, 2020
WT467 – Shannon is Inspired by Marc
Apr 15, 2020
WT466 – Outdoor Oil – Is it Though?
Outdoor projects, successes, failures, and finishes.
Apr 08, 2020
WT465 – It’s Moist in Here
A 100% Q&A Show.
Mar 20, 2020
WT464 – Hand Tools Don’t Make Dust?
Our approaches to dust collection, shop flooring, cupping after resawing, gluing cedar, and preventing chatter when hand planing.
Mar 11, 2020
WT463 – How Woodworking Has Changed in 10 Years
How woodworking has changed in the last decade, building a door, the future of furniture design, the Handworks show, table top glueups, and installing the Turbo Vise.
Mar 05, 2020
WT462 – We Just Want to Learn
We’re talking about taking woodworking classes.
Feb 26, 2020
WT461 – Build Your First Table
Building your first table, tools you should never buy used, and how to get those pesky feed rollers working properly.
Feb 18, 2020
WT460 – Rehydrated Toast
Our 2020 goals, what we’ve been up to, and the fact that the WE’RE BACK BABY!!
Feb 10, 2020
WT459 – Feed the Ashley
Dovetails, pre-finishing, and why slabs are so pricey!
Nov 16, 2019
WT458 – Cool Your Balls
Variable suction on a dust collector, having helpers in the shop, how to use turning tools, dealing with a twisted board, and wood allergies,
Jul 13, 2019
WT457 – Wood Talk Booty Call
What is this? How did I get here?!
Apr 12, 2019
WT456 – The One Where They Quit
And that's a wrap!
Feb 10, 2019
WT455 – 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
WT454 – Marc Sold his Scrub Plane
Chisel storage, spokeshave use, a jointer buying decision, scrub planes, and rotted sapwood
Nov 19, 2018
WT453 – A Call from Yore
Tool maintenance, spring pole lathes, poorly dried wood, and fine tuning with a jointer
Nov 13, 2018
WT452 – Something D-O-O Economics
Storing lumber, radial arm saws, and adjustable shelf options.
Nov 05, 2018
WT451 – We’ve Changed After 10 Years
Why no lacquer?, our most challenging projects, a painted finish, and out feed tables.
Oct 30, 2018
WT450 – Marc’s Dad Called
Shop layout, differences in bench planes, how much of the tree can be used.
Oct 22, 2018
WT449 – Marc Says No
Planter box finishing, why lumber dealers are closed on the weekends, and is rough lumber necessary?
Oct 15, 2018
WT448 – 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
WT447 – 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
WT446 – 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
WT445 – 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
WT444 – 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
WT443 – 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
WT442 – 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
WT441 – 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
WT440 – 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
WT439 – 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
WT438 – 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
WT437 – 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
WT436 – Loading the Wood Condom
Building complex reproductions, breadboard end tenon length, cutting board finish, and match-planing boards
May 21, 2018
WT435 – BS Woodworking Wisdom
A sarcastic take on the six pieces of woodworking wisdom that are crap.
May 15, 2018
WT434 – 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
WT433 – Fine Woodworking Live 2018
A special show from Fine Woodworking Live 2018.
Apr 30, 2018
WT432 – Pee in the Glue Pot
Ozoroa reticulata, unnecessary expensive tools, cross grain workbench, and making a table lighter.
Apr 23, 2018
WT431 – The Size of the Vertical Member
Tusk tenons, shelf material, helical upgrade worth it?, and 110v 8" Jointers?!
Apr 16, 2018
WT430 – 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
WT429 – 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
WT428 – Woodturning Gouges vs Scrapers
Gouges vs scrapers, low angle jack advice, tack cloths, our business names, and getting into restoration.
Mar 26, 2018
WT427 – 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
WT426 – Dactylilly
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
Jan 16, 2018
WT421 – Mind the Thigh Gap
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
Oct 23, 2017
WT414 – Is Building a Workbench a Rite of Passage?
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
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
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
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
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
Apr 17, 2017
WT374 – Woodworking Vacation
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
Nov 04, 2016
331 Extra – Winter Preparation
How we prepare for Winter. 
Nov 01, 2016
WT331 – Scary Bosses
Oct 31, 2016
330 Extra – The Ultimate Woodworker
What power would you steal from one of your co-hosts?
Oct 25, 2016
WT330 – Balls of Steel
Oct 24, 2016
329 Extra – Honey-Do Items
What honey-do items are on our list. 
Oct 18, 2016
WT329 – Shallow and Pedantic
Tricky double-sided tape, buying your first backsaw, and router tables.
Oct 18, 2016
328 Extra – Surprising Injuries
Cuts from unexpected places.
Oct 11, 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
327 Extra – Project Blunders
Our worst project blunders.
Oct 05, 2016
WT327 – Upright Wench
Oil stones vs water stones, how to avoid mistakes related to rushing, and setting pricing expectations
Oct 04, 2016
326 Extra – One Tool Project
Sep 28, 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
325 Extra – What Project Would You Make
Sep 20, 2016
WT325 – Mineral Spirits Shots
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
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
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
Jul 19, 2016
WT315 – Bandsaw Mill Dovetails
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
Mar 28, 2016
WT300 – Woodworker Guilt!
Mar 22, 2016
WT299 – Don’t Shave Your Adopted Children
Mar 15, 2016
WT298 – Marc’s Daddy’s Money
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
Aug 17, 2015
WT267 – Talking Veneer
Discussing our experiences with veneer.
Aug 14, 2015
WT266 – We’re Pithed Off
Aug 11, 2015
WT265 – We’re Awesome?
Aug 07, 2015
WT264 – Down With Three Quarters
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
Jul 10, 2015
WT256 – Guess What Chicken Butt?
Jul 06, 2015
WT255 – Are We Proud of the Things We Make?
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
Jun 26, 2015
WT252 – Sheeps From Legos
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
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
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
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
Apr 02, 2015
WT230 – Super Spongy Matt
Mar 31, 2015
WT229 – Small Shop Lessons
Mar 27, 2015
WT228 – Marc has the Sniffles
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
Mar 06, 2015
WT224 – Woof Woof Shannon!
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
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
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
WT215 – Finishing Finder
Choosing the right finish for your project.
Jan 29, 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
WT212 – Udderly Cold
Tips for working with reclaimed lumber, buying workbench lumber, and are dovetail saddle markers lazy woodworking?
Jan 20, 2015
WT211 – Ear Juice Finish
Paring with Japanese Chisels, dealing with overwhelming fear of sawdust piles, lumber checking, and wood plugs for stretched ears.
Jan 13, 2015
WT210 – Giant Hairy Toddler
Hiding table end grain, what makes something fine furniture, is CNC real woodworking, and how we come up with original designs.
Jan 07, 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
WT198 – 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
WT197 – Shannon’s Gushy Thingie
Design rules for grain orientation, filling cracks with finish, and making really long panels.
Sep 22, 2014
WT196 – 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
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
WT166 – The Wet Spot
Sweating on your projects, what grit you should sand to, and researching wood prices.
Jan 23, 2014
WT165 – A Zen Moment
Carbide tipped bandsaw blades, palm routers, avoiding sapwood, wooden gears, weathered wood, and making a large bridle joint.
Jan 13, 2014
WT164 – 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
WT163 – Overrated Woodworking
Even we have to admit that many things in woodworking are overrated!
Dec 30, 2013
WT162 – Setting Goals for 2014
We discuss our woodworking goals for the coming year.
Dec 23, 2013
WT161 – Precision and Accuracy
Precision and accuracy in woodworking.
Dec 17, 2013
WT160 – 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
WT159 – 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
WT158 – 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
WT154 – 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
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
WT135 – 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
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
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
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
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
WT118 – KickStompers
Breaking down plywood, Shapton glass stones, adapting Festool hoses, hand plane talk, and Kickstarter campaigns.
Jan 24, 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
WT115 – Pee On Your Projects
Trouble with honing guides, troubleshooting a water-based finishing problem, and wood shop attire.
Jan 03, 2013
WT114 – The Self-Indulgent Build
Looking at the year ahead!
Dec 21, 2012
WT113 – 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
WT112 – What Tool Should I Buy?
The trouble with buying tools, using scraper planes, and laminating solid wood for stability.
Dec 06, 2012
WT111 – Statistical Rant
On todays show, we are talking about hide glue and glueups.
Nov 29, 2012
WT110 – Favorite Pie!