Wednesday, October 8, 2014

MWA Podcast Episode 61 - Meet 360 Woodworking




Show Notes:

Hello, everyone and welcome to this - the 61st edition of the Modern Woodworkers Association online discussion about all things woodworking. Today’s special guests are 360 Woodworking. Before we get to that motley crew, let me introduce our usual panel. I'm Tom Iovino of Tom's Workbench dot com, and I'll be your host for this program.


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Goings on in the MWA
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Main topic
  • 360 Woodworking - Glen Huey, Bob Lang, Chuck Bender
    • No boundaries, no paper, no ink, no normal distribution channels
    • should be available pretty soon, more info the week of 10/13
    • a real multimedia experience
      • lost of different media
    • Audience
      • Yes
      • Looking to have content for every type and skill level
    • An issue will be published every few months
      • multiple articles in each issue
      • authors will known
    • Length will vary and will be matched to content
    • Videos will come in when appropriate
    • It will be a digital magazine in order to be a digital magazine
      • abandoning the constraints of the print magazine
    • Learning in the way you learn best
    • Want to specialize in all the stuff you’d be crazy to publish in a print magazine
    • Not necessary furniture based. Anything and everything will be considered.
    • Plan - demo issue available next week
      • First real issue around Thanksgiving
    • Subscriber based. The plan is no advertising in the issue
      • There may be ads on the site
    • Upcoming projects
      • Bob
        • a reproduction
        • it couldn’t be a single article
        • will take 5 or 6 issues
        • will feature the full story of the build
      • Chuck
        • “we have to lower those expectations”
    • If they can nudge the industry, it will be great
    • Final thoughts
      • Chuck
        • Hoping they can take what a lot of the magazines were early on. Looking to share the excitement of discovery and passion
      • Glen
        • One of the reasons he got into woodworking is because things start over with each new project/issue. He’s now looking to start over the way the magazine business works as a whole.
      • Bob
        • There are more woodworkers, more young woodworkers than people think. Bob would like to reach them and expand the audience.


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I'm Chris Adkins of highrockwoodworking.com and @highrockww on twitter


I’m Dyami Plotke of penultimatewoodshop.com. I'm @dyamiplotke, that's @-D-Y-A-M-I-P-L-O-T-K-E on the twitters.

I'm Resident Shop Monkey, Tom Iovino of Tomsworkbench.com, and @tomsworkbench on twitter. We wish happy sawdust.

MWA Podcast Episode 60 - WIA 2014


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

MWA Podcast Episode 59 - Where's Chris?



Show Notes:

  • What’s in the shop?
    • Chris
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      • Swamped by work, he’s up to no good.
    • Dyami
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      • Added Reinforcement to the chair seats
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      • Began on the support frame for the Bastard Dust Collection
    • Tom
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

MWA Podcast Episode 58 - The Drunken Woodworker




Show notes:

  • What’s in the shop?
    • Chris
      • his shop is a disaster. It only has two (2) walls. Half of Chris’ tools had to be moved to replace the water heater. Hopefully it’ll be put back together this weekend.


    • Dyami
      • Well down the dust collection odyssey
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    • Tom
      • His AC is dying
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    • How’s it going since you left your day job?
      • Works more, makes less, no stress.
    • In the fall, David will release a marketing and branding site tailored for crafters
    • 5 Questions
      • How did you get into woodworking?
      • What’s your favorite tool?
        • His favorite tool is the computer. David does his design with it and to learn technique.
        • If a woodworking tool, the band saw.
      • Who has influenced you the most?
        • Marc Spagnolo. He’s the first person David found when he wanted to learn.
        • Steve Ramsey.
      • What was your biggest stumbling block & could it have been avoided?
        • Time, Space & Money
        • When he started, the rental house didn’t have a shop. Now with his own house, he’s at least managed to get a shop.
      • How has the internet influenced your work?
        • There would be no Drunken Woodworker without the internet.
        • David lives in such an amazing time.
    • Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials


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