Wednesday, October 8, 2014

MWA Podcast Episode 61 - Meet 360 Woodworking

Show Notes:

Hello, everyone and welcome to this - the 61st edition of the Modern Woodworkers Association online discussion about all things woodworking. Today’s special guests are 360 Woodworking. Before we get to that motley crew, 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.

Blog post that piqued our interest

Goings on in the MWA
  • If you want to start a chapter, just drop us an e-mail. Remember, existing clubs and guilds can become part of the MWA. We’re interested in where we will end up next!

Main topic
  • 360 Woodworking - Glen Huey, Bob Lang, Chuck Bender
    • No boundaries, no paper, no ink, no normal distribution channels
    • should be available pretty soon, more info the week of 10/13
    • a real multimedia experience
      • lost of different media
    • Audience
      • Yes
      • Looking to have content for every type and skill level
    • An issue will be published every few months
      • multiple articles in each issue
      • authors will known
    • Length will vary and will be matched to content
    • Videos will come in when appropriate
    • It will be a digital magazine in order to be a digital magazine
      • abandoning the constraints of the print magazine
    • Learning in the way you learn best
    • Want to specialize in all the stuff you’d be crazy to publish in a print magazine
    • Not necessary furniture based. Anything and everything will be considered.
    • Plan - demo issue available next week
      • First real issue around Thanksgiving
    • Subscriber based. The plan is no advertising in the issue
      • There may be ads on the site
    • Upcoming projects
      • Bob
        • a reproduction
        • it couldn’t be a single article
        • will take 5 or 6 issues
        • will feature the full story of the build
      • Chuck
        • “we have to lower those expectations”
    • If they can nudge the industry, it will be great
    • Final thoughts
      • Chuck
        • Hoping they can take what a lot of the magazines were early on. Looking to share the excitement of discovery and passion
      • Glen
        • One of the reasons he got into woodworking is because things start over with each new project/issue. He’s now looking to start over the way the magazine business works as a whole.
      • Bob
        • There are more woodworkers, more young woodworkers than people think. Bob would like to reach them and expand the audience.

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I'm Chris Adkins of and @highrockww on twitter

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