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Shop Talk Live 29: Secrets for Sharp Blades and Perfect Plane Irons

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Shop Talk Live 29: Secrets for Sharp Blades and Perfect Plane Irons

On this week's edition of Shop Talk Live, we wax poetic on what makes woodworkers "tick" and then dive into a whole host of hand tool sharpening-related questions. Plus, the guys share some of there All Time Favorite Techniques of All Time...for this week and then fess up to some boneheaded shop mistakes in a new edition of Smooth Moves.

 And what's the deal with senior web producer Ed Pirnik remarking that he "can't stand woodworking?"


Links from this Week's Show

Get a System for Getting Sharp 



Asa Christiana 
FWW editor

Matt Kenney
FWW senior editor

Ed Pirnik
Senior web producer


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Comments (5)

MKenney MKenney writes: DarrenBrewster:

I should have dropped a mention of eating donuts at Tim Horton's while reading the flyer. And told a few stories about poutine!
Posted: 8:55 am on April 9th

jross827 jross827 writes: My all time favorite tracks are "Life of a Benchdog" and "Purple Haze (on my plane iron)". Thanks again for the help. The table is finished and my son loves it. He wants to eat every meal at it.
Posted: 11:15 am on April 8th

AsaC AsaC writes: I saw Faux Tenon at Coachella. The guy on the saw blade was amazing.
Posted: 8:16 pm on April 6th

DarrenBrewster DarrenBrewster writes: Wow, Canadian Tire mentioned by Fine Woodworking. Never thought that would have happened!
Posted: 8:32 am on April 6th

jross827 jross827 writes: Thanks for answering my question today guys! The "faux" tenon is a great idea! I guess thats why they pay you the big bucks. On a side note... faux tenon sounds like an awesome band name.
Posted: 11:48 am on April 5th

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