Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Catch the Hybrid Woodworker And Score A Guild Subscription

Anyone who's followed my blog knows that I think the Wood Whisperer Guild is a great group to belong to. The projects and instruction are top notch. The process of building along with a community puts it over the top.

As he does here with Tom, Marc will teach you to use a
power grinder and a hand broom.

+Marc Spagnuolo,  the Wood Whisperer himself, has just wrapped up his first book to be published by a major publishing house, Hybrid Woodworking. In Marc's words:
The primary focus of the book is incorporating hand tools into a power tool shop. Many of us have a desire to work with hand tools, but with a shop full of power tools you might not know where to begin. My goal is to incorporate very specific hand tools that enhance, not replace, our existing power tools. The concept of hybrid woodworking isn’t exactly new, but I hope my approach to the topic will inspire you to be open-minded about your tool choices and perhaps we can close the gap that exists between Neanderthals and Normites
As I'd never give up my table saw or my rasp I think the book will be an interesting take on the woodworking process with an eye towards efficiency rather than a particular methodology.

We'll be talking with Marc in episode #35 of the +Modern Woodworkers Association podcast, which will record tonight, July 31, 2013.  If you have a chance, post any questions you'd like us to ask Marc in the comments below. We'll work to post the podcast as soon as we can so you can learn more about the book.

Any questions? Ask us, we'll ask Marc.

If you like what your hear (or you're familiar with Marc and already know it'll be worth a read) you can pre-order the book here. Through August 15 each pre-order comes with a 3 month Guild subscription or 3 month extension to existing members. It's a great opportunity to try out the guild and see what the fuss is about.

1 comment:

  1. power tools can really save you from a lot of headache, specially when the job is very hard.