Saturday, September 24, 2016

MWA Episode #104 - WIA16 Part I

We're fresh back from Woodworking in America 2016. While there we managed to run around the floor with a bag full of mics. Some woodworkers actually let us interview them. Here are the first three. Our friends, Wilbur, Aaron and Shannon.

Wilbur Pan

Aaron "Showtime" Marshall
Shannon Rogers
We'll have more 5 Questions from Woodworking in America coming up, so stay tuned.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

MWA Episode #103 - Alf Sharp

What’s in the shop?
  • Dyami
    • Big ol’ shelves

  • Sean
    • Cleaning up shop
    • Finally applying polycrylic to cornhole board legs
  • Alf
    • Making a kick ass mantle for an Arts and Crafts house in Western NY



Blog post that piqued our interest


Goings on in the MWA
  • PWIA!
    • Thursday Night Meetup
    • Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.
    • 1621 Moore St.
    • Cincinnatti, OH 45202


Main topic
    • Cartouche award winner
    • Training - a self taught professional
    • What are you presenting at PWIA?
      • French Polishing and Glazing
      • How to survey an original in order to make an accurate pattern


Next broadcast’s topic
  • PWIA live recordings/ recap


Fortnightly Beer Choices

Where can you find us


If you’re missing us already, you can subscribe to the show on itunes or Google Play Music. Just search for the Modern Woodworkers Association. Once you’re subscribed, you’ll be sure never to miss an exciting episode. While you’re there, please leave us a review.


Thank you for listening to the Modern Woodworkers Association. If you liked the show, be sure to visit modernwoodworkersassociation.com. You can follow the MWA on twitter @MWA_National, like the MWA on Facebook or circle Modern Woodworkers Association on Google+.  The best thing you can do is tell a friend. Word of mouth goes a long way in sharing our discussion.


Sean Wisniewski


Dyami Plotke


Modern Woodworkers Association

Saturday, September 10, 2016

MWA Episode #102 - Nancy Hiller

What’s in the shop?
  • Dyami
    • DIY Jointer mobile base

  • Sean
  • Nancy
    • Surround and furniture for audio at a Sanctuary


Goings on in the MWA


Main topic
  • Nancy Hiller
    • What are you teaching at WIA?
    • You began your woodworking in England then brought it to the US. How is woodworking different from one side of the Atlantic to the other?
    • You seem to do Cabinets, Built-ins and furniture. Do you prefer one?


Next broadcast’s topic
Fortnightly Beer Choices


Where can you find us


If you’re missing us already, you can subscribe to the show on itunes or Google Play Music. Just search for the Modern Woodworkers Association. Once you’re subscribed, you’ll be sure never to miss an exciting episode. While you’re there, please leave us a review.


Thank you for listening to the Modern Woodworkers Association. If you liked the show, be sure to visit modernwoodworkersassociation.com. You can follow the MWA on twitter @MWA_National, like the MWA on Facebook or circle Modern Woodworkers Association on Google+.  The best thing you can do is tell a friend. Word of mouth goes a long way in sharing our discussion.


Sean Wisniewski


Dyami Plotke


Modern Woodworkers Association

Saturday, September 3, 2016

MWA Episode #101.5 - Ally Shore 5 Questions


The Five Questions, with Ally Shore.

5 Questions

  • How did you get into woodworking?
    • A mixture of my grandfather and the desire to fixing things
    • Theater arts
  • What’s your favorite tool?
    • Old style Stanley push drill
  • In your woodworking, who has influenced you the most?
    • Japanese woodworking
  • What was your biggest stumbling block?
    • Learning, apprenticeships are hard to find
  • How has the internet influenced your work?
    • Allows sharing and provides the ability to reach out to other woodworkers.
    • It’s a source of people, craftsmen and craftswomen, to learn from

Sunday, August 28, 2016

MWA Episode #101 - Ally Shore



What’s in the shop?
  • Dyami
    • The Cross and rooster are done.

  • Sean
    • Planning the extension.
  • Ally
    • Theater 60’s bar





Social Media post that piqued our interest:


Goings on in the MWA


Main topic


Next broadcast’s topic


Community Conversation


Fortnightly Beer Choices (Thank you, Mary Jo Foley)


Where can they find us


If you’re missing us already, you can subscribe to the show on itunes or Google Play Music. Just search for the Modern Woodworkers Association. Once you’re subscribed, you’ll be sure never to miss an exciting episode. While you’re there, please leave us a review.


Thank you for listening to the Modern Woodworkers Association. If you liked the show, be sure to visit modernwoodworkersassociation.com. You can follow the MWA on twitter @MWA_National, like the MWA on Facebook or circle Modern Woodworkers Association on Google+.  The best thing you can do is tell a friend. Word of mouth goes a long way in sharing our discussion.


Sean Wisniewski


Dyami Plotke


Modern Woodworkers Association