Tuesday, April 14, 2015

MWA Podcast Episode #72 - Zac Higgins

What’s in the shop?
  • Chris
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  • Dyami
    • Dave’s Trophy
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  • Tom
    • Dealing with tear out on the hope chest lid
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  • Zac
    • Resin
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Goings on in the MWA
  • Woodworkers Safety Day
    • Sometime in May
    • Don’t hurt yourself while we figure it out
      • Chisels Send Zac to the Hospital
      • Hedge Trimmers send Tom to the Hospital
      • Routers send Dyami to the Hospital
    • May 14-17
    • weekendwithwood.com
    • At Wood Magazine HQ
    • Sold Out
    • September 25-27
    • Kansas City
    • Not Sold Out . . . yet

Main topic
  • Zac Higgins
  • Zac it known for turning pens
    • How’d he get into that?
      • Wanted to take his Dad to a turning class, and the school insisted that he began with turning pens
      • Zac got into furniture making when appraisals went bad
      • His business turned to small craft size items that could be shipped
      • Pens fit right into it
      • Zac makes custom pen blanks from resin
        • Zac uses Alumilite Polyurethane Resin
          • it’s softer
          • turn it at as high a speed as your lathe will go
          • Wood turns faster than acrylic
        • Pinecone Pen Blanks
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  • Sage Brush is a local favorites
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  • New Weekly YouTube updates. How are they going?
    • It’s been amazing


5 Questions
  • How did you get into woodworking?
    • Wanted to make office furniture
  • What’s your favorite tool?
    • Lathe
    • SawStop Table Saw
  • Who has influenced you the most?
    • Marc Spagnuolo . . . oh, and Matt. He did do it first.
  • What was your biggest stumbling block?
    • Impatience
  • How has the internet influenced your work?
    • Greatly. So much information. He wonders what it was like before that.
    • It made him the woodworker he is

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

MWA Podcast Episode #71 - Chad Stanton



Welcome to 71st edition of the Modern Woodworkers Association online discussion about all things woodworking. Today’s special guest is Chad Stanton.

What’s in the shop?

  • Chris
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  • Dyami
    • Finished up my Dust Deputy Setups
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  • Tom
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Blog post that piqued our interest



Goings on in the MWA
  • the woodworking shows
  • an MWA meetup at WIA

Main topic
  • Chad Stanton
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

MWA Episode #70 - Carley Eisenberg



Hello, everyone and welcome to this - the 70th edition of the Modern Woodworkers Association online discussion about all things woodworking. Today’s special guest is Carley Eisenberg. Before we get to her, 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
    • Oak flooring countertop
  • Dyami
    • The Kids Turned at the woodworking shows
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    • Dave’s Trophy
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  • Tom
    • can sleep
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Blog post that piqued our interest


Goings on in the MWA


Main topic
  • Carley Eisenberg
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  • You went to college for design, first interior then furniture. Was your current passion for furniture design a growth of a general design interest or did you like furniture first?
  • A network show?
  • Not a doctor
  • Carley’s Puzzle Box
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  • Last question


Next broadcast’s topic


Community Conversation
  • Voicemail (email)
  • James Coleman
    • I would like to know . . . the difference between polyurethane and lacquer. I kinda know poly takes a Good day to dry between coats and I have been told lacquer  takes about thirty minutes. I’ve never tried lacquer before. Is there a benefit I should know about? In cabinet doors and cabinet boxes should I have been using lacquer all these years?


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Sunday, February 8, 2015

MWA Podcast Episode 69 - Scott "Shuttle Man" Phillips




Show Notes:


What’s in the shop?
  • Chris
    • Hoping for a hope chest
    • The Kuksa Cup
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  • Dyami
    • The Track
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  • The Cars
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    • The stuck door
  • Tom
    • The Bronchitis
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Blog post that piqued our interest

Goings on in the MWA

Main topic
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  • While working, Scott was making 15 to 20 models a year. This year, in retirements he wrote a book and made 16. Making a tribute takes 55 hours. Scott has two on the bench at a time in order to be more productive.
  • How many shuttles have you made? - 450+
  • What else do you make from wood?
    • Adirondack chairs and other things, but the Shuttle Tributes are Scott’s pasion.
  • Scotts trick for finishing exotic woods
    • Many are oily.
    • Scott will use Crown deglosser in a misting bottle. It will take the oil off the surface for time so that the woods can be glued together. Scott also mists the finised project with the deglosser because it looks like a finished project and lets you see an blemishes before finishing. The deglosser will not raise the grain. It will evaporate and prepare the wood for a Lacquer finish
  • Wood from around the world is used to represent the borderless world seen from space.

Community Conversation
  • I cussed

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Friday, February 6, 2015

MWA Podcast Episode 68 - Andy Brownell and Gorilla Glue




Show Notes:

Hello, everyone and welcome to this - the 68th edition of the Modern Woodworkers Association online discussion about all things woodworking. Today’s special guest is Andy Brownell. 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.

This episode of the Modern Woodworkers Association podcast is sponsored by The Gorilla Glue Company - for the toughest jobs on planet earth.

What’s in the shop?

Chris
  • Spatula City

Dyami
  • Tracks
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  • Cars
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  • Tom
    • Washing his bed with water
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    • Hope chest #3
  • Andy
    • Bubinga Desk
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    • Popular Woodworking
      • Upcoming articles in 2015

Goings on in the MWA

Main topic
    • Gorilla Glue
      • Overview of the products
      • FAQ
    • Brownell Furniture
    • Explain how you got into woodworking
    • At Woodworking in America 2012 you told us that you us that you wanted to get away from rectilinear furniture and get into curves. From your bubinga desk to you Esherick stool to your current Castle table you’re getting curvy. How’s it going? Is it as hard and as intimidating as you though?



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