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Shop Talk Live 17: Behind-the-Scenes at Lee Valley Toolscomments (1222) October 11th, 2012 in blogs
Update October 24, 2012: Be sure to catch our exclusive video tour of Lee Valley Tools' manufacturing operation in Ottawa, Ontario.
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Shop Talk Live 17: Behind-the-Scenes at Lee Valley Tools
On this week's Special Edition of Shop Talk Live, FWW editor Asa Christiana heads to Canada, for an on-location interview with Lee Valley President, Robin Lee, and an inside look at the manufacturing process for Veritas tools. It's a no-holds barred, all-access pass to the inside scoop on how some of your favorite hand tools are made--from the design and concept stage, all the way up through manufacturing and packaging.
New Shop Stumper Segment and a Special Prize
On this week's podcast, we debut a brand-new segment dubbed the "Shop Stumper." From time-to-time, we'll offer up a tasty woodworking-related puzzler question, and to sweeten the deal, we'll even give away the occasional prize to a listener selected at random from among all those who provide us with the correct answer in the comments section at the bottom of this post.
For this, our debut Shop Stumper segment, we're offering a copy of contributing editor Garrett Hack's woodworking classic, The Handplane Book (photo-R). Just listen to the audio Shop Stumper in this week's episode. If you can correctly identify the sound (just post your answers in the comments section below) we'll automatically enter you into the random drawing for Garrett's book.
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Listen to Previous Episodes
- Shop Talk Live 16: A Lethal Dose of PEG?
- Shop Talk Live 15: Curvy Cabinet Conundrum
- Shop Talk Live 14: Who Needs Half-Blind Dovetails?
- Shop Talk Live 13: Where Christian Becksvoort is Shinin' on Me
- Shop Talk Live 12: Special Guest Nick Offerman
- Shop Talk Live 11: That Sinking Feeling
- Shop Talk Live 10: Handplanes for a Desert Island
- Shop Talk Live 9: Four Finger Swipe
- Episode 8: Just a Splash of Water
- Episode 7: Mike Gets Crickets
- Episode 6: On the Pod
- Episode 5: Compounding Errors
- Episode 4: Dueling Cabinets
- Episode 3: Diminishing Returns
- Episode 2: Beyond the Back Cover
- Episode 1: The Big Debut
- see all episodes
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