Monday, July 30, 2012

MWA Podcast Episode 10 - Special Guest Ron Hock

In this 10th edition of the Modern Woodworkers Association Podcast, recorded Live July 25th, 2012, we talk steel and sharpening with our special guest Ron Hock, of Hock Tools and author of The Perfect Edge. If you prefer the audio, it's below. You can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or RSS to have all of our podcasts delivered to you as soon as it's released. You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see the latest video podcasts when they're released. Don't forget to add us you your G+ circles to get notified of upcoming live broadcasts and the latest news, and follow us on Twitter @MWA_National.

Links from Episode 10:
Hock Tools
Stepping Stone Museum - Looking for volunteers
Home made dust seperator:
Downes & Reader Hardwoods in Stoughton, MA

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Fine Fashion at Fine Woodworking Live

For the past few years, we've made it a habit to coordinate our attire at woodworking events.
Allen, sporting his "May The Schwarz Be With You" shirt at WIA 2010.
Saturday of Woodworking in America 2010 was "May The Schwarz Be With You" t-shirt day. This, and our rowdy behavior earned us the "brown shirt" nickname.
Friday of WIA 2011: Vic, sporting a Tom's Workbench shirt. Adam, not.
On Friday of WIA 2011, it was "Wear another blogger's shirt" day. This helped everyone cross promote and show their affection for their fellow online woodworkers.
Saturday of WIA 2011: We were modern.
On Saturday of WIA 2011, the woodworking bloggers who had attended the 2010 show busted out their "We Are Modern Woodworking" (an inside joke among 2010 attendees).

Now that the inaugural Fine Woodworking Live is upon us, we have a reputation to uphold. Here's the plan.
  • Thursday: As everyone registers and joins us at Bacchus for drinks and food, wear you own shirt if you have it. This will act as a "name tag" when we all meet for the first time.
  • Friday: For the first day of classes, please wear your Modern Woodworkers Association shirt. We're going to show some unity for the online woodworking community. If you don't have an MWA shirt, order quick.
  • Saturday: Let's spread the love. On Saturday, please wear another woodworker's shirt.
  • Sunday: If you still have a woodworking shirt not yet worn, this is the day to wear it.

Why do we do this? Because one of the best parts of woodworking is the community and by coordinating in this way we help show how much that community means to everyone who sees us.

If you're coming to Fine Woodworking Live, please don't forget to join us on Thursday night after registration. And please, visit the event page here and let us know you're coming so that we can provide Bacchus an approximate head count.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Meetup With the MWA at Fine Woodworking Live

Fine Woodworking Live is coming up in two and a half weeks. It’s looking like it’ll be a great weekend of woodworking.

The MWA is looking to start the weekend off with a bang. We’ve organized a get together on the first night. We’ve set it up with Bacchus Resturant, Bar & Billards.

We’re going to meet at Bacchus on Thursday after registration.

Everyone is welcome. There’s no need to be associated with the MWA. Just bring your love of woodworking and we’ll have a great time.

So that we can let Bacchus know about how many of us to expect, please fill out the form below. I’ll be re-posting it many places, so please only fill it out once. No matter where you do. Also, please re-post yourself. We'd love see everyone there.

We’ll see you in New Paltz. Remember, nothing is shiny in New Paltz, except your Future.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

MWA Podcast Episode 9 - The Furniture Project, and More

Click below for the audio version or look for us on iTunes. Or if you prefer video click below or search Modern Woodworkers Association on YouTube


Links for the mentioned web site / blogs:

David Haniquet's Son's Bench

The Woodshop Widget 2.5

Tom's approaching 1000 posts

The Furniture Project