MWA Podcast - Woodworking Conversations

MWA Podcast - Woodworking Conversations

The Modern Woodworkers Association Podcast brings to you in-depth interviews with woodworkers of note in our community - from outstanding hobbyists to award winning, international woodworkers. We also bring to you a bit of woodworking news and other items of note. And we wrap things up with our fortnightly beer recommendations. Whether you are a hand-tool, powertool, or hybrid woodworker, we think you will find something of interest in every episode.

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May 21, 2024 12 mins

Ted returns to answer the 5 Questions. From pencils, laser cutters, to dining tables, Ted shares his joys and advice on design. and the craft. Check it out!

Ted Galante

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Ted Galante as our guest on this episode . Ted is an accomplished architect, furniture designer & woodworker. We talk about his fascinating new line of chairs in his Urban Fabric Series. We also discuss design, architecture, and the journey of bringing a new furniture design to market. It is an inspiring and entertaining discussion with a great designer and woodworker. Check it out!

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May 7, 2024 35 mins

Mike returns to answer the 5 Questions. Find out about Mike's 32 favorite tools, an upcoming white whale build, and his 3 tips for fellow woodworkers. We also talk about finishing too. Check it out!

Mike Fifer

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April 30, 2024 56 mins

Mike Fifer joins us as our guest. From boats, to chairs, to carving, Mike is a very accomplished and talented woodworker. We discuss his latest projects, some of the classes he has taken, and his passion for Windsor Chairs. It is a delightful and entertaining conversation with one the great guys in our craft. Check it out!

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April 23, 2024 20 mins

Sam returns to answer the 5 Questions. From a Lounge Chair to the PantoRouter, Sam's quest to find balance and focus within the craft leads to a fun and entertaining episode. Check it out!

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April 16, 2024 73 mins

Join us as we celebrate this 500th episode milestone with two of the founders of the podcast, Dyami Plotke and Chris Adkins. It's a fun and entertaining look into how this all got started, our favorite moments, and most importantly our appreciation to you, our listeners. Check it out!

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April 9, 2024 80 mins

Sam Hunt of @cordovawoodworking is our guest on this episode. Sam is an outstanding professional furniture maker, designer, and on-line instructor located in Penticton, BC. It is fun an interesting conversation with one the up and comers in our craft; including a great ROS sanding tip. Check it out!

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Jeremy return to answer the 5 Questions for a second time...its been awhile.  We talk about his passion for custom tools (aka, boutique hand planes), zero gravity chairs, and the towing capacity of a Mazda Miata. Check it Out!

Jeremy Wright

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Jeremy Wright returns as our guest on this episode. Jeremy is a fantastic hobbyist woodworker and a longtime friend of the show. We catch up on what he has been up to, his new shop build from the ground up, and his great idea for a community "class, but not a class" concept we can all participate in. It's a fun and provocative conversation. Check it out!

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March 19, 2024 17 mins

Garrett returns to answer the 5 Questions. Find out why he might need some help from Wilbur Pan, his new Melbourne Spokeshaves, Mark guesses blade manufacturers, and the door to his future workbench. Check it out!

Garrett Roberson

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March 12, 2024 106 mins

Garrett Roberson joins us as our guest. Garrett is an outstanding furniture designer and maker in Michigan. We take a deep dive into a recently completed a furniture commision. This commision was for multiple furniture pieces that were made from one massive 150 year old tree that had come down. It is fascinating conversation about an unique project. Check it out! 

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Great friend of the show Anthony Moraes returns as our guest on this episode. We delve into a new woodworking related endeavor he is pursuing, his recent chairmaking adventures, and the perfect PB&J sandwich. It's a fun and entertaining conversation with one of the great guys in our community. Check it out!

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David returns as our guest for this episode. We talk about his finishing processes with Sutherland Welles products and Linseed Oil Paint. We also talk about his upcoming trip to Australia where he will once again be teaching a chair class with Nick Found, and participating in the Lost Trades Fair. It is fun and informative conversation with a great friend of the show. Check it out!

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February 20, 2024 21 mins

Jesse returns to answer the 5 Questions. We go in depth into his passion for routers and the learning curve for hand planes. Check it out!

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February 13, 2024 93 mins

Jesse Hale with Shinobi Tree joins us as our guest. Jesse is a hobbyist furniture maker, designer, and a pivotal part of the Hyperion Project. Jesse details his journey from 2X4 projects to his outstanding studio quality furniture. We also delve into his contribution to Pepe Lima's Hyperion Project. Check it out!

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February 6, 2024 13 mins

Andy returns to answer the 5 Questions. Find out about his two favorite tools, his influences, and why understanding Jeff Miller can be its own White Whale. Check it out!

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January 30, 2024 78 mins

Andy Glenn joins us to talk about his new book, "Backwoods Chairmakers". We discuss his inspiration for the book, his travels through Appalachia, and some the things he picked up along the way. We also talk about Andy's journey in the craft, his woodworking interests, and the classes he is teaching. It's a fun and informative conversation. Check it out!

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January 23, 2024 21 mins

Joe returns to answer the 5 Questions. Find out about some his latest tool acquisitions and his well worn Roubo bench; and how his Grandfather and 7th grade teacher influenced his direction in life and in the craft. Check it out!

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January 16, 2024 92 mins

Chairmaker Joe Bass joins us on this episode. It it a fantastic conversation where we explore his journey into chairmaking, his upcoming Hyperion chair build, plans for the Ember Chair, just to name a few highlights. Joe is great friend to the community and the podcast. Check it out!

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January 9, 2024 116 mins

Wilbur joins us once again to talk about his recent trip to Japan. Wilbur is a great friend of the podcast and “maybe” our most prolific guest. Wilbur is a fantastic woodworker and an ambassador of asian woodworking tools and techniques. This is fantastic conversation where we delve into some of the woodworking highlights of a visit to Japan, asian joinery, the not-Zen of Japanese woodworking, sawing techniques, shellac, and espres...

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