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Every two weeks, a team of Fine Woodworking editors gather together to “talk shop,” and answer reader questions. To send in your own questions and comments for use on Shop Talk Live’s regular livestream and podcast, click on the image at left. You can watch the archived video here or catch Episode 4 as a podcast on iTunes.
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This week, FWW art director Mike Pekovich and senior editor Matt Kenney take the hot seats while editor Asa Christiana skips out, opting to sip on champagne-coolies while on a much-deserved vacation. In this week’s “What are You Working On” segment, Mike and Matt each brought on in a recently finished cabinet project. Click the photo at left for a full-size view.
Matt’s cabinet is built of cherry, with an interesting use of end grain veneer on the drawer fronts. Mike’s, on the other hand, is built from white oak, with some spalted brown oak drawer fronts.
Mike PekovichFWW art director
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FWW editor Asa Christiana's office fell silent this week (it's vacation time), so Mike, Matt, and Ed are left to fend for themselves.
Ed (foreground) sits back while Matt (L) (background-L) and Mike Pekovich (background-R) take the reighns.
Matt Kenney (L) and Mike Pekovich's (R) "dueling cabinets."
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An idea maybe for the future, a guest woodworker(s)? Sort of like the discussion panel from a few years ago but more 1 on 1. Just throwing it out there. These are really fun to watch and learn from. It's great to different views presented in a talk format. Keep up the great work!
VegasRichard: Thanks for the kind words. It's tough to do a walking tour of the shop, because we have the camera on a tripod, with a great deal of wires all over the place. That said, we might be able to swing around so you can see the machine room (behind camera), and a couple of other tidbits. Can't promise a monster shop tour but we might be able to give a glimpse. I'll see what I can do.
Enjoy the opportunity to hear guys talk about our "hobby/obsession". I am always interested in the little things in someone else's shop. How about a guided tour of the shop you broadcast from. Attention to the little things like the chisel and ruler holder behind your set,the trough you grab things from (what is it for?),etc. I am always looking for things to provide tool access/storage from people who know a lot more about the craft than I do.
Hi guys - really enjoying the podcasts and getting to see the various approaches to the craft. Good advice from good presenters - thanks!
Best Shop Talk ever!
Keep 'em coming!
whiskey3 and redstickslim: Thanks so much for your kind words. There is a great deal of effort put into these biweekly events and it makes our day when folks get a lot of use and fun out the work we put in. Cheers to you both.
Yeah I gotta say I know you guys are trying to freshen the proceedings on the FWW site and its working!
I really like your new Shop Talk Live. During the 4th edition I especially liked the comparison of the two cabinets. Keep up the good work.
Thanks very much, beem!
Just wanted to mention how much I'm enjoying Shop Talk Live. Unfortunately, I'm usually teaching when it's broadcast live, but I pick it up when it's available as a podcast and video. You guys are doing great!
Tom’s cabinet blunder and other smooth moves. Plus we roll out some new segments: stats and surprise questions. Will they make the cut?
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In this video Michael finishes the first of the three boxes. Gluing-up, planing, sanding and finishing bring a new piece of art to the world.
In this video Michael starts work on the second box, a carved and painted Saddle lid box.
Michael begins carving the saddle lid box with his ripple pattern along the top. Then turns to his 5/30 gouge to texture the sides of the box. This isn't work…
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