Thursday, November 21, 2013

MWA Podcast Episode 42 - Around the Web





Show notes:


What’s in the shop?
  • Chris
    • Random things
    • Pneumonia
  • Dyami
    • Lumber!
    • Stephen’s step stool
      • The dovetails needed a wee bit of help going together
    • Wine Rack
      • What’s a good wine, Tom? Red & White
        • crazy wines
          • rule of thumb - Nicest Label or crazy label
          • cardinal Zin
          • Plunger head
          • goats do roam
  • Tom


Blog post that piqued our interest

Goings on in the MWA

Main topic
  • Jeff Miller’s Chair Class at Highland Woodworking


Next broadcast’s topic

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Like What You See? Get An MWA Calendar!

While at Woodworking in America we got a bit carried away and took some beefcake photos on every bench we could get our hands on.  We were even able to rope some of the presenters into posing.
Ejler Hjorth-Westh works it for the camera.
Our plan is to make a 2014 MWA Calendar. It will be a traditional, one page per month, flip up calendar as you’d usually hang on the wall. They will cost about $20.00 per piece.

Monday, November 4, 2013

MWA Podcast Episode 41 - Woodworking in America 2013




Show notes:

For episode #41 we’ve thrown our normal show note format out the window (sorry, I wasn’t making notes during the recording as I usually do). We recorded this one live at Woodworking in America. Thanks to the generous donations of our listeners we had the equipment to do it.


Live on the Marketplace floor at Woodworking in America 2013, we sat down with new MWA Chapter Administrator, Sean Wisniewski and discussed the event.

As we were live on the floor, we were interrupted visited by guests including Chuck Bender, Nik Brown and the Wood Talk crew.



We had a great time recording the show and we hope it comes through on the recording.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Join the MWA at WIA

If you’ve heard me talk about WIA or FWWLive or any other woodworking conference on the Modern Woodworkers Association Podcast, you’ve heard me say over and over how the best part of the conferences is the community of fellow woodworkers who you meet and socialize with over the event. Evening is a prime time for this to happen.


We work wood and eat German food (and we're loud).

The Modern Woodworkers Association has setup and is helping promote meetups every night of the conference. All are free to enter (you pay for your own food & drink) and all will be attended by fellow woodworkers.


Thursday:  MWA Meetup at Keystone
Beginning at 7:00 pm, we’ll be hanging out in the upstairs bar room at the Keystone Bar & Grill. It’s a quick walk from the convention center and most of the hotels. Meeting at the Keystone on the opening night of registration has become a tradition for WIA and we hope you’ll join us. Many fellow MWA members, woodworking bloggers and other WIA attendees will be there. If you’re going to to the Roubo Book Release, don’t worry. You can join us at Keystone afterwards. All are welcome.

Friday:  Hofbrauhaus
The Hofbrauhaus excursion on Friday night is another WIA tradition. It’s less organized than the meetups at Keystone, in that we don’t reserve a private room. We just jump on the trolley and head to Hofbrauhaus. It’s a fun night of great beer, great food, great company and loud music. If you’re going to the official WIA Banquet, please join us at Hofbrauhaus afterwards. We usually stay late. If you’re looking to meet us at Hofbrauhaus, there’s no telling exactly where we’ll be, though in past years we’ve started the evening at the outside bar area and then moved to one of the many long tables. Just listen for Tom Iovino and you’ll be sure to find us. All are welcome.

Saturday:  WoodTalk Meetup at Keystone
The WoodTalk guys have setup their own Meetup at the Keystone on Saturday night. It begins at 6:30. Since it was organized by and features Marc, Matt & Shannon, you should expect that this will be the smoothest running event of the weekend. Still, it’s going to be an absolute blast and all should come. I know we’re going to try to represent the MWA there in force.

Afterwards:
Just about every night some folks will stop by the Behle St Cafe before heading back to their rooms. If it’s late, but you’re still looking to hang out with woodworkers, joint us there. All are welcome.


Venue Information


313 Greenup St
Covington, KY


200 East 3rd St
Newport, KY 41071
Take the SouthBank Shuttle (trolley) to the stop between Monmouth St & Saratoga St (it doesn’t have stop names)


50 East Rivercenter  Blvd
Covington, KY 41011
Across the street from the convention center in the same building as the Embassy Suites



Sunday, October 6, 2013

MWA Philadelphia Field Trip on Saturday, October 26th



Members from MWA-NJ/NY will be making a field trip to Philadelphia on Saturday, October 26th, to visit 2 venues of interest to woodworkers (only a few streets away from each other).
  1. A Nakashima Show at the Moderne Gallery in Philadelphia (www.modernegallery.com) -- "An Evolving Legacy". It runs until Saturday, November 2, with hours Tues-Sat, 12-5. 
  2. The Center for Art in Wood (www.centerforartinwood.org) is a showcase for Woodturning. Their upcoming show is “Shadow of the Turning: The Art of Binh Pho,” and there will be a Gallery talk and Book Signing with artist Binh Pho & co-curator Kevin Wallace on Saturday, October 26 from 11 am – 1 pm. The Director of The Center - Albert LeCoff - is interested in meeting with us when we are there. 
No Reservations are needed for either venue.

The plan is to be in Philadelphia by 10 am to walk through the Binh Pho show before the 11am - 1pm talk/ book signing, go to lunch, and head over to the Moderne Gallery (which opens at noon) to see the Nakashima show.

We don’t have to travel as a group, but we could meet for lunch, beforehand, or afterwards.

Contact Jay Siegelaub (mwa@sibat.net) for any additional information.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

MWA Podcast Episode 40 - Roy Underhill



Show Notes:



The 40th edition of the Modern Woodworkers Association online discussion about all things woodworking. Today’s special guest is Roy Underhill. 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
    • Axes
  • Dyami
    • Quilt Rack - 24/7 (rotary tool, rasp, rotex, repeat)
  • Tom
    • Urns

Blog post that piqued our interest

Goings on in the MWA


Next broadcast’s topic
  • Day before WIA

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

MWA Podcast Episode 39 - The French Oak Roubo Project




Show Notes:


What’s in the shop?

Mobile Recording
  • After having the chance to record a full episode at Fine Woodworking Live using equipment borrowed from Fine Woodworking and Marc Spagnuolo, we’ve come to realize that we really need to improve the quality of our mobile recording equipment so that we can bring back full episodes and high quality interviews from future events such as Woodworking in America, the Woodworking Shows and the Furniture Project.
  • While the needed equipment isn’t too expensive, it’s not too cheap either. Since we’ve paid almost every cost associated with the MWA and the production of the podcast out of pocket so far, we’re hoping that our listeners will help out with donations for the recording equipment.
  • If you go to modernwoodworkersassociation.com there is a donate button on the upper right side. Please give what you can. We’ll thank you on the air and we’ll make sure that everything we receive goes towards making the show better.
    • Thanks to those who have donated
      • Neal Becker
      • Ian Mackay
      • Vic Hubbard
      • Krishen Kota
      • James Finley
      • Jeffery Morton
      • Jeff Branch
      • Jonathan Szczepanski
      • Rusty Burwell
      • David Picciuto
      • Julien Lecomte
      • Steve Ramsey
      • Bartee Lamar
      • Jay Gargiulo
      • Wilbur Pan
      • Kyle Barton
      • Michael Lingenfelter
      • Jeremy Morgan
      • Tom Buhl
      • Brian Chandley
      • Archie Kinnear
      • Russ Generes
      • Douglas Ward
      • Christopher Bowen
      • Jim Ashley
      • Matt Vanderlist
      • Ian Mackay
      • Brian Chandley
      • Ron Hock
      • Pete Harbin
Blog post that piqued our interest



Where you they find us
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The French Oak Roubo Project from Benchcrafted on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

MWA Podcast Episode 38 - Redux




Show Notes:


What’s in the shop?

Mobile Recording
After having the chance to record a full episode at Fine Woodworking Live using equipment borrowed from Fine Woodworking and Marc Spagnuolo, we’ve come to realize that we really need to improve the quality of our mobile recording equipment so that we can bring back full episodes and high quality interviews from future events such as Woodworking in America, the Woodworking Shows and the Furniture Project.
While the needed equipment isn’t too expensive, it’s not too cheap either. Since we’ve paid almost every cost associated with the MWA and the production of the podcast out of pocket so far, we’re hoping that our listeners will help out with donations for the recording equipment.
If you go to modernwoodworkersassociation.com there is a donate button on the upper right side. Please give what you can. We’ll thank you on the air and we’ll make sure that everything we receive goes towards making the show better.


You can learn more about our efforts here:

Blog post that piqued our interest

Goings on in the MWA

Where can you find us?
If you’re missing us already, you can subscribe to the show on itunes. Just search for the Modern Woodworkers Association. Once you’re subscribed, you’ll be sure never to miss an exciting episode. While you’re in iTunes, please leave us a 5 star rating. It helps our rank so others can more easily find us.
If you want to find out more about the Modern Woodworkers Association, be sure to visit modernwoodworkersassociation.com, follow the MWA on twitter @MWA_National, like the MWA on Facebook or circle Modern Woodworkers Association on Google+. While you’re there, join the MWA Google+ community for project sharing, discussion and loads of woodworking banter.