Saturday, July 20, 2013

MWA Podcast Episode 34 - Wilbur Pan

Show Notes:

What’s in the shop?

Goings on in the MWA
  • An MWA Build off team at FWW Live? - YES! detail to follow.

Main topic
  • Wilbur Pan
    • Primary raconteur, giant Cypress, 2010-present
    • "Separated At Birth?" Arts & Mysteries column, Popular Woodworking, April 2011 (co-authored with Bob Rozaieski)
    • "It Comes Down to the Cut." End Grain column, Popular Woodworking, October 2012
    • "Japanese Chisels." Popular Woodworking, February 2013
  • Can you introduce japanese benches?
  • 5 questions
    1. how did you get into woodworking?
      1. Inspired by his Dad’s plywood bookshelf and his neighbor who’s a great woodworker
    2. what's your favorite tool?
      1. A Sharp One. An Generic Japanese Plane that can be set for thin or thick shavings. Jointer Plane / Smoothing Plane
    3. who has influenced you the most?
      1. Chris Schwarz - He’s written about things in way that makes sense and is accessible.
    4. What was your biggest stumbling block & could it have been avoided?
      1. No big stumbling blocks . . . it’s all been fun.
      2. The 10’ x 20’ shop space could be bigger.
        1. This small space has helped him focus.
    5. How has the internet influenced your work?
      1. It has allowed him to learn about woodworking, especially about Japanese woodworking.

Next broadcast’s topic
  • Bob Lang of Popular Woodworking, and

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