Thursday, November 6, 2014

MWA Podcast Episode 63 - Vic Tesolin

Show Notes:

Hello, everyone and welcome to this - the 62nd edition of the Modern Woodworkers Association online discussion about all things woodworking. Today’s special guest is Vic Teslin. Before we get to him, let me introduce our usual panel. I'm Dyami Plotke of, and I'll be your host for this program.

This episode of the Modern Woodworkers Association podcast is sponsored by The Gorilla Glue Company - for the toughest jobs on planet earth.

What’s in the shop?
  • Chris
    • working (a little bit)
  • Dyami
    • I’ve got finish on the chairs and table
  • Tom
    • Sad Monkey

Blog post that piqued our interest

Goings on in the MWA
  • The Long Island Woodworkers Club 18th Annual Woodworking Show
  • November 8th & 9th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Old Bethpage Village Fairgrounds
    • 1303 Round Swamp Rd, Exit 48 L.I.E.

Main topic
    • Working on photos and projects for his new book The Minimalist Woodworker
      • A book for people who would like to get into woodworking but can’t setup a traditional shop, mostly due to space and noise.
      • With Spring House Press
      • Release in Fall of 2015
    • The book has been exciting because it has forced Vic back into the shop.
    • Before the book, Vic looked around his shop and re-evaluated his tools.
      • The work flow he learned was to only use the table saw for cross cutting. When he became proficient with his crosscut saw, he found he didn’t use the table saw.
      • The same was true of his jointer.
      • For thicknessing, he keeps his planer.
    • Works as a technical advisor for Lee Valley / Veritas
    • Projects Vic wants to do:
      • a guitar
      • veneer on a solid piece
  • 5 questions
    • How did you get into woodworking
      • On the birth of his daughter, Vic Needed to build a night stand
    • Favorite Tool
      • Now, its the plow plane
    • Who has influenced you the most?
      • Every woodworker inspires Vic.
      • Garrett Hack
      • James Krenov
      • Michael Fortune
    • What was your biggest stumbling block & how could you have avoided it?
      • Vic still stumbles with new things
    • How has the influenced your work?
      • The instagram community is fantastic for woodworking
      • The broader internet and forums cut both ways, but woodworkers remain a generous group.

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