Monday, August 11, 2014

MWA Podcast Episode 57 - Matt Berger, The Handmade Skateboard

Show notes:

  • Intro
    • Hello, everyone and welcome to this - the 57th edition of the Modern Woodworkers Association online discussion about all things woodworking. Today’s special guest is Matt Berger. 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
      • Chris is a nice guy so he builds cubbies for wifes classroom.
    • Dyami
      • The shop was singing and the chairs are coming along.

    • Tom

  • Goings on in the MWA
    • Woodworking in America coming up Sep. 12-14th.

  • Main topic

    • Matt Berger of Sk8Makers
      • began making boards when working in the woodshop at college. You say you already had woodworking skills. Where’d you learn your way around a woodshop?
      • Sk8Makers is about teaching other to make skateboards.
      • 5 Questions:
        • How did you get into woodworking?
        • What’s your favorite tool?
        • Who has influenced you the most?
        • What was your biggest stumbling block & could it have been avoided?
        • How has the internet influenced your work?

  • MWA Special offer:

For an exclusive MWA special for The Handmade Skateboard, visit the Spring House Press website. On the "Contact" page, simply sign up for the Spring House Press Newsletter and we'll send a special MWA announcement with a discount promo code as soon as the book arrives from the printer.

  • Where can they find us
    • And, that just about wraps it up for this show.
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    • If you want to find out more about the Modern Woodworkers Association, be sure to visit, 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.
    • I'm Chris Adkins of and @highrockww on twitter
    • I’m Dyami Plotke of I'm @dyamiplotke, that's @-D-Y-A-M-I-P-L-O-T-K-E on the twitters.
    • I'm Resident Shop Monkey, Tom Iovino of, and @tomsworkbench on twitter. We wish happy sawdust.

1 comment:

  1. Another great episode boys !
    Man, episode #57 already ?!
    You guys are rollin !