The Sawdust Tour 2013 visits the Basement Workshop

January 3, 20133 Comments

Imagine my surprise the other day when I get a message from Andy Chidwick asking if he could stop by on the first leg of The Sawdust Tour 2013? I was both delighted and a little nervous about his visit, but I knew it was going to be an experience I couldn’t let pass me […]

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491 Resawing options

September 15, 20125 Comments

I’ve been doing a lot of resawing lately in my workshop. Not for the purpose of making my own veneers instead it’s all about milling thin stock for the boxes I’m making for my wife’s photography clients (shameless plug… Resawing thick stock into thinner pieces is a great way to save materials and money too! […]

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485 Talking with Eli Cleveland

June 3, 20128 Comments

The other day I had a chance to sit down with Eli Cleveland to discuss what seemed to be our differing views of the online woodworking community. It’s no secret that recently there were some raw nerves exposed over what has been perceived by many to be a slap to the face of woodworking bloggers […]

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484 “The Accident”

May 2, 201224 Comments

We’re now about halfway through Safety Week 2012 and hopefully you’ve found that one or two golden nuggets you’ll carry with you every time you step in the shop. Regardless of what it is, the most important thing is to take what you’ve learned this week and turn it into the kind of habit that […]

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479 Samantha’s Mirror Pt. 2

February 26, 201214 Comments

On today’s show we’ll continue where we left off last week on the construction of the Cherry Mirror frame I recently built for my wife.  As I mentioned in the last episode we purchased a full-length mirror for our bedroom and after getting it home I decided it was just a little too plain for […]

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478 Samantha’s Mirror Pt. 1

February 19, 20125 Comments

Today we start a new build project.  We’ve (and by “we” I mean my wife) been in need of a full-length mirror in our bedroom for quite a longtime now. We (this time I mean “us”) finally purchased one not to long ago and I intended to hang it behind the door in our bedroom. […]

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New WEEKLY Giveaway with BORA Wide Track Clamps

July 11, 201136 Comments

Starting this week at Matt’s Basement Workshop, and running through the rest of July and all of August, you have a chance each week to win a 24″ BORA Wide Track Clamp. The 24″ BORA Wide Track Clamp has been a regular giveaway in our monthly schwag drawing and has been such a hit the […]

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Wood Talk Online No. 83

April 19, 20110 Comments

On today’s show, we have a special live episode for you where all the topics come directly from the community either from the forum, from emails or from voicemails. We’ll be discussing card scrapers, sharpening with sandpaper, planing narrow boards, paring with the bevel down, and deciding between storing your lumber in the garage or […]

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Wood Talk Online Radio No. 78

December 18, 20101 Comment

You can reach us by email at or you can pick up the phone and leave us a message on our voice mail at 623-242-2450. You can also find all three of us on Twitter as @MBWPodcast @WoodWhisperer or @renaissanceWW . And we’re even on the Facebook too. What’s on the Bench: Marc – […]

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447 Thanksgiving Special with Hendrik Varju

November 23, 20100 Comments

It’s Thanksgiving weekend in the States, so I thought it would be a perfect time to bring our resident expert Hendrik Varju back to the show. I figure many of you have a long weekend off and could use a little something to listen too and maybe inspire you while in the shop…or being dragged […]

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