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STL 64: Lie-Nielsen's Epic Open House

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This week on Shop Talk Live, Matt Kenney reports on his visit to the annual open house at Lie-Nielsen Toolworks. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

This week on Shop Talk Live, Matt Kenney reports on his visit to the annual open house at Lie-Nielsen Toolworks.

Photo: Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

STL 64: Lie-Nielsen's Epic Open House

This week on Shop Talk Live, Matt Kenney reports on his recent visit to toolmaker Lie-Nielsen's annual open house event. Plus, Ed, Mike, and Matt decide a little "humbling" is in order and cop to their most recent boneheaded shop moves and absurd tool purchases in our regular Smooth Moves and Tool Bombs segments.

And as always, the group dives into the mail bag to answer your woodworking questions.




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Comments (3)

MKenney MKenney writes: BStev,

We will continue to have author interviews on the podcast, but they are a bit more difficult to get than you might think. Authors actually don't come to our office very often. Roland Johnson is here about once a year. Richard Raffan was a very unique situation. All of the other author interviews have been done at their shops. We get them when we travel for photo shoots. That means that author interviews are dependent upon who is traveling, when, and whether or not an interview can be squeezed into the time allotted for the photo shoot. (And, of course, whether or not the author agrees to be interviewed.)

Posted: 8:36 am on July 28th

BStev BStev writes: Would really love to hear more interesting interviews, around the one per episode frequency. I like the podcast with you guys just talking to each other but there seems to be a missed opportunity for getting some of the well known names in woodworking that come through the FWW building to sit down and talk for a while about what they do and why. Prime example is the Richard Raffan interview: fantastic, awesome and very interesting.

Personally I couldn't care less about the misc woodworking tips and tricks but would rather hear more about the why from some of the more famous woodworkers we see in the magazine.

Just my two cents worth.
Posted: 3:16 pm on July 26th

Met33 Met33 writes: checkout solidwoodmachinery on YouTube. He not only has the supersurfacer but he also has the gadget for sharpening the blades.
Posted: 8:28 am on July 26th

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