Wednesday, July 2, 2014

MWA Podcast Episode 56 - Clark Kellogg




Show Notes:

What’s in the shop?
  • Chris
    • Hot in Hotlanta
    • Live edge Holly slab
  • Dyami
    • wiring the dust collector
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  • Tom
    • Recouping from a seizure


Main topic
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10 Small Boxes, Huddled Together
For Warmth by Clark Kellogg


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Kodansu by Clark Kellogg


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Giant Jenga by Clark Kellogg


  • Clark always liked making stuff
  • Works with customers to figure out what they want a piece to do. What is its function?
  • You went to the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and College of the Redwoods. Tell us about the experinece? How did you come to going to the schools and what was the experience like?
  • He was told he would not go anywhere at his job, so Clark went to Maine.
  • The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship program is wonderful and geared at production. The College of the Redwoods is more geared towards one off pieces.
  • 5 Questions
    • How did you get into woodworking?
      • Dad was crafty
      • Freshman H.S. English - Built a working guillotine
    • What’s your favorite tool?
      • Bandsaw - Wooden Spoke Shave - Bandsaw
    • Who has influenced you the most?
      • Krenov. If not in form, then in sensibility.
    • What was your biggest stumbling block & could it have been avoided?
      • Setting up a woodworking business
    • How has the internet influenced your work?
      • Slowed it to a crawl.
      • The
    • What is Ejler really like?
      • He’s a Sea Monster.


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Sunday, June 29, 2014

MWA Podcast Episode 55 - Six Inches of Sucking





Show Notes:

What’s in the shop?
  • Chris
    • A fancy bocce ball box for the old man in his life
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  • Dyami
    • Picnic tables
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    • Test boards
    • My Dust Boy
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    • A Chair!?
  • Tom
    • We hope he’s feeling better


Blog post that piqued our interest
  • Close Grain - 5/18/14 - Private Classes in my Basement Workshop


Main topic
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Saturday, June 28, 2014

MWA Podcast Episode #53 - Tim Lawson





Show Notes:

What’s in the shop?
  • Not a damn thing.


Blog post that piqued our interest


Goings on in the MWA
  • This Saturday, May 17th.
    • Write a post, make a video. Anything to promote safety in the woodshop
    • Email a link to you post or video to Tom and he’ll try to aggregate them all


Main topic
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Tim's stunning Owl Father and the Flying Buttress
writing desk and chair

Tim Lawson of The Port Townsend School of Woodworking


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  • About the school


      • opened in 2008
      • The genesis for the school came on the third day after Tim moved to Port Townsend and moved 2 doors down from Jim Tolpin
      • August through September 2007 they ran 7 test courses
      • Now, about 320 students per year though the school
      • 12 week woodworking foundation course in the fall & winter
        • Focuses on the craftsmanship of the wood and the tool
        • If you understand how wood works with the hand tool, it’s easier to understand power tools
      • In spring and summer, week long and weekend classes covering the spectrum of woodworking.
      • The 2014 Class Schedule at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking.

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  • 5 Questions
    • How did you get into woodworking?
      • Did some at school
      • In the mid nineties when he was married and had a house with a basement Tim realized he had shop space and needed a shop.
      • Quit his software job in 2000 and headed to the Center for Furniture Craftsman
    • What’s your favorite tool?
      • Spokeshave
      • Most of Tim’s shaping is done with a spokeshave
        • Auriou Rasps
        • Crooked Knife
    • Who has influenced you the most?
    • What was your biggest stumbling block & could it have been avoided?
      • Absolutely! Came out of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship believed the only way to cut accurately was to hold a curved component in a jig on the table saw. Tim now knows if he can draw the line, he can cut and plane to it with a hand saw and plane.
    • How has the internet influenced your work?
      • What the internet has allowed Tim to do is to gain the knowledge that has allowed him to refine his choices . . . allowed him to explore his possibilities and refine his choices.
      • The community is not Tim’s strong suit.


  • Tim would like to have an MWA event at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking.
    • If you're interested let us know and we'll work to pull one together.


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MWA Podcast Episode 54 - Two Woodworkers and the Internet



Show Notes:

  • What’s in the shop?
    • Chris - loser at the beach...
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    • Dyami - setup the new planer & made test boards for the clock finish
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    • Tom - communicates about emergency
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  • Main topic
    • Disasters in shops
      • Understand Risks
      • Understand what you have (tools & equiptment)
        • most insurance doesn’t replace items you can’t prove you own
        • make a shop inventory with photos
      • Stuff is stuff. Don’t stay behind during an evacuation. Tom will get you if you do.
      • floodsmart.gov - site to the Federal flood insurance site
      • Renter’s insurance is important
    • Asshats of woodworking
      • The wood work YouTube channel is an Asshat taking others videos and monetizing
      • Ted’s 16,000 woodworking plans are monetizing on theft
    • Building Heirlooms Vs. Utility
    • Tom’s coming to Long Island to bul


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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

MWA Podcast Episode 52 - Gail O'Rourke





Show Notes:

  • What’s in the shop?
    • Chris
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Stess gets a workout

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Chris likes to pamper dogs

    • Dyami
      • Getting to work on the clock
      • Only 1 band saw
      • making room

    • Gail
      • Her son’s boat
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This isn’t it. This is a typical Cape Cod Frosty.

    • Tom
      • Len’s Plaque
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  • Blog post that piqued our interest

  • Goings on in the MWA
    • Woodworker’s Safety Day comes to the MWA on May 17th.
    • Please create any type of safety content you can and share it

  • Main topic
      • Black Paint should be one of your first 3 tools.
      • Type of work
        • designs, sells and manages installing custom cabinets
      • TV Pilot
      • Gail’s Adirondack chairs
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      • 5 Questions
        • How did you get into woodworking?
          • Began by building around the house and fell in love.
        • What’s your favorite tool?
          • Bandsaw: a Grizzly from before the steel price increase.
        • Who has influenced you the most?
          • Tom. What a deficit
          • The community she met when she began.
        • What was your biggest stumbling block and could it have been avoided?
          • Not knowing what I didn’t know.
            • Had no fear. Would sell anything.
        • How has the internet influenced your work?
          • She just told Tom.
          • Over the last 50 years, people’s hands on skills have shrunken.
      • Gail’s Videos



  • Next broadcast’s topic
    • Safety? Don’t be stupid.


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