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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Monday, August 11, 2014

MWA Podcast Episode 57 - Matt Berger, The Handmade Skateboard




Show notes:

  • Intro
    • Hello, everyone and welcome to this - the 57th edition of the Modern Woodworkers Association online discussion about all things woodworking. Today’s special guest is Matt Berger. Before we get to him, 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.
  • What’s in the shop?
    • Chris
      • Chris is a nice guy so he builds cubbies for wifes classroom.
    • Dyami
      • The shop was singing and the chairs are coming along.

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    • Tom




  • Goings on in the MWA
    • Woodworking in America coming up Sep. 12-14th.


  • Main topic
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    • Matt Berger of Sk8Makers
      • began making boards when working in the woodshop at college. You say you already had woodworking skills. Where’d you learn your way around a woodshop?
      • Sk8Makers is about teaching other to make skateboards.
      • 5 Questions:
        • How did you get into woodworking?
        • What’s your favorite tool?
        • Who has influenced you the most?
        • What was your biggest stumbling block & could it have been avoided?
        • How has the internet influenced your work?


  • MWA Special offer:


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  • Where can they find us
    • And, that just about wraps it up for this show.
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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.

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


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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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