Friday, February 21, 2014

MWA Podcast Episode 47 - Matt Vanderlist AKA the Podfather

Show Notes:

What’s in the shop?
  • Chris
    • Box
  • Dyami
    • A jointer and . . . space
  • Tom
    • Sliding doors (more) Working inside the home is a pain in the rear...
Upcoming events
Main topic
  • Matt Vanderlist
    • When Matt began podcasting, about 7 years ago he had been woodworking about 5 years.
    • Does being the first voice mean anything?
      • Breaking the stereotype of old men woodworking.
    • Even in Atlanta, Zebra wood is surprisingly easy to work for an exotic.
    • Most surprising development (of online woodworking community)?
      • Number of people
      • The way there are turf wars over topics and techniques
        • some online personalities have followers who are very territorial
    • How have you kept motivated?
      • Viewer/Listener emails, it’s audience driven
    • What’s it really like to work with Shannon Rogers?
    • How comes the bed?
      • Slowly.
    • Marc had Matt at “Hello?”. He completes Matt.
    • Biggest surprise of Wood Talk
      • How large and demanding the audience is
    • The “God Horrendous chortle”
      • An uncontrollable natural phenomenon which Matt has no control over.
    • Have you talked to Mary May since Woodworking in America?
      • He’s trying
    • 5 Questions
      • how did you get into woodworking?
        • Once he bought his first house, it blossomed.
      • what's your favorite tool?
        • his brain, no. A tool he uses? the Breese smoother plane he built from a kit.
      • who has influenced you the most?
        • Mmm. Originally, Chris Schwarz.
        • Chris still gets lots of credit, but the online woodworking community has supplanted him in Matt’s heart.
      • What was your biggest stumbling block & could it have been avoided?
        • When Matt overthinks. Too much information online and in print. Information overload.
        • The internet has ruined my woodworking
      • How has the internet influenced your work?
        • Seeing what other people are doing and hearing what they want to learn has improved his woodworlking

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