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On this week's episode of Fine Woodworking's Shop Talk Live podcast, we answer reader's questions. Plus, Ed enlists his father's help on questions of a "chemical" nature.
Every two weeks, a team of Fine Woodworking staffers answer questions from readers on Shop Talk Live, Fine Woodworking’s biweekly podcast. Send your woodworking questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration in the regular broadcast!
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On this week’s edition of Shop Talk Live, Mike Pekovich, Matt Kenney, and Ed Pirnik take your questions. Plus, we address a reader’s concern as to whether our chat regarding the potential lethality of PEG (Polyethylene Glycol) was really warranted. Special guests include Ed’s dad. Yes, that’s right, Ed’s dad.
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love it. Only problem is once every two weeks. Lets hear more.
Just a user experience suggestion... Where to click for the podcast could be a bit more obvious.
I first thought maybe the big green headline at top... not it.
Surely the big microphone image... not it.
Then it must be the blue headline under all the iTunes stuff... not it.
Oh... it's that red link buried between the description and iTunes stuff.
Don't make me word so hard! We're only on this page for one reason. ;-)
Just push play!
Your note of support has been logged! LOL
Hey, guys, I do enjoy the podcast, but providing feedback/support via iTunes doesn't make sense since I never use iTunes. So... thanks!
Oh, chit chat, back 'n forth, jokes.... Good with me.
Once I found the podcasts, I have become a real fan. They are funny, but also very useful. Count me as a fan. I do have some suggestions and comments.
1) Since I am out walking when I listen, I cannot take notes. I would appreciate a list of references or annotations. The guys often mention a woodworker, a tool, or other product. A list of what was mentioned, and a web link for each episode would be very helpful to me, and I suspect, to others.
2) In podcast #16, there is a discussion of stripper vs. refinisher. Strippers usually contain a harsh chemical, such as methylene chloride, or safer chemicals, such as those found in Citristrip. They cause the finish to soften and bubble so that it can be scraped off. A refinisher softens the finish and lets you work it with steel wool. Most of the finish stays on the piece but is evened out. Formby's Furniture Refinisher is what I used to see all the time. However, it is not as common in SoCal as it used to be. The solvents present environmental problems.
3) In an earlier episode one of the guys suggested that it was not real important to anchor a workbench top to the frame. In earthquake country, that might be a bad idea, even if it OK in the eastern US.
Another well done podcast. Solid content is the key. Hands down the best woodworking podcast out there. Much better than the other 3 guys doing a similar podcast, they often spend way to much time on one topic or go so far off topic that I have turned it off. Thanks for keeping the quality top notch...keep the "SHIP" sailing !!
Count me as a fan of the chit chat...
I like the back and forth banter/chit chat. I certainly don't listen to these for efficiency but enjoy the open discussion format greatly.
This was a great podcast! I love these. You could leave off some of the chit chat. Keep the podcasts going!
Even with the chit-chat, this was one of the best yet.
Us Mere Mortals can see in the planer/banana episodes of Mike and Matt, that even the Gods can screwup..:>)
I seem to remember being taught to ignore the planer depth gauge, and simply lightly screw down on to the board face itself - partially inserted (planer off obviously) - then back off, and slowly come down again while the machine is running. Yes, a bit of time is 'wasted' with no-cut passes, but I have never tried to take off 1/4 inch by mistake...
I don't want to sound like a stick in the mud but I could do without all the chit chat and joking around. We only have so much time so get to the point.
Carl Swensson's woodworking skills go very, very deep. But they go wide as well.
Fast, fun approach to making a comfortable, casual seat
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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