Category Archives: Design

The Final Mantels

It’s been a long time coming, I know.

These are the Mantels I built and installed for a wonderful client, the Stavoe Family, Memorial Day 2012. All built from solid walnut with pine seconds, sprayed  with Shellac and General Finishes Enduro-Var.

Classic Dining Room Mantel

You’ll notice that the fireplace is not centered on this peninsula wall. So the family and I worked together to design a mantel that went straight to the wall in the corner. This design is more classic and formal. It’s a very thick top and is screwed upon a French cleat.

Stavoe Dining Room Mantel

Stavoe Dining Room Mantel

Craftsman Sitting Room Mantel

This peninsula wall divides the space into the dining room and a sitting or reading room. From other areas in the house you can see both sides of the peninsula wall, and both mantels. So the family and I wanted the materials and proportions to be the same, even though the style will be less formal in the sitting room. This mantel is also screwed upon a French cleat.

Stavoe Sitting Room Mantel

Stavoe Sitting Room Mantel

Walnut Slab Family Room Mantel

The last mantel is in another area of the house, the great room – where the kitchen, eating, and play areas come together. This mantel is made to look like a solid walnut slab, but it’s not. There are threaded inserts recessed in the bottom for stainless steel christmas stocking hooks. This was the install I had the most anxiety about, but it slipped into place on cleats very tight and sturdy.

Stavoe Family Room Walnut Mantel

Stavoe Family Room Walnut Mantel

I’m getting caught up in reverse order, the post regarding design and construction will come next.

Woodworker’s Share Projects and Pictures: Woodchat Transcript April 25th, 2012

Woodchat Transcript April 25, 2012 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern

@woodshaver101: just a thought for tonights topic.sharing pictures and stories of different jobs and projects. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Sounds good! RT @woodshaver101: just a thought for tonights topic.sharing pictures and stories of different jobs and projects. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: 20 minutes to woodchat, share pictures and stories of projects and get tips with finishing #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Welcome to woodchat, tonight’s topic is sharing pictures and stories about projects, and discussion on finishing #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Good evening all! #woodchat

@woodshaver101: hello all whats up #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks @ChrisHasFlair is Legendary! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I reached my daily quota of tweets shortly after last week’s #woodchat! RT @uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks @ChrisHasFlair is Legendary!

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 welcome! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks did twitter API block you? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Hi Guys. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I dunno but that sounds good. :) RT @uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks did twitter API block you? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Who’s looking forward to #WIA12? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr Dale so good to see you how goes it? Still doing the butter presses? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks #raiseshand #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Hello folks. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @uppercutwood You bet, many more to do. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Hi Bill! Given any more thought to that CNC challenge to make a sculpted table? RT @BillGriggs: Hello folks. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @BillGriggs welcome bill #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @BillGriggs Bill is this really you, or a bot you built? :) #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Looking at old photos. Here is a mantel I carved years ago: http://t.co/FIBEs9VH #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FlairWoodworks I’ve given it some thought. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Mantel edge detail: http://t.co/fr3jeto6 #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Nice work. Where did the wood come from? RT @woodshaver101: http://t.co/ggl1ifdl small chest from reclaimed material #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Nice design! RT @DJOfurnituremkr: Mantel edge detail: http://t.co/sFeB9OJW #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: My internet is crawling today… #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks it came from a old warehouse #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 that wood has perfect grain #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: From inside, or the framework? RT @woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks it came from a old warehouse #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @uppercutwood Thanks! I carved dozens of mantels for my local hardwood supplier. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks it was a wall guard out of 8/4 oak as long as a football field and 24 inch tall #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Nice find! RT @woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks it was a wall guard out of 8/4 oak as long as a football field and 24 inch tall #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 how did you finish it #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks .i bet at least 60 yrs old. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: So, does wax count as a finish? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 I really like this too even though it’s painted and hides the wood http://t.co/On5NLnOi #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks yes, i think so. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @uppercutwood I used gel stain and satin lacquer #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 all hand applied (pad or brush) or did you spray lacquer? #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @FlairWoodworks yes wax totally counts #Woodchat

@woodshaver101: @uppercutwood thanks that is pigmented convertion varnish,a bullet proof finish #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Do you guys find that satin, close-to-the-wood finishes are most popular? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks No. White paint is super popular, and espresso glazed look. thanks pottery barn and crate & barrell #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Tall cherry desk. Height matches kitchen island: http://t.co/2S9ZD9nl #woodchat


@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks most designers call for a satin finish #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: LA LA LA LA – I CAN’T HEAR YOU! RT @uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks No. White paint is super popular, and espresso glazed look. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr I like it but the lack of back legs makes me think “uh oh hurry it’s gonna fall” #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks that’s what I tell them. “I build things out of wood, if you’d like white plastic…” #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr Cool. You should build another one and put it on the other side of the wall. #woodchat @uppercutwood

@kring_l: hello all #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood However, I do like the contrast that sleek painted surfaces provide. My last table is an example of that. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @uppercutwood i agree but,I build what the customer is willing to pay for. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 so you spray your pigmented varnish then. HVLP? Target Coatings? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @kring_l Hi James! We’re talking finishes, past projects, and stories! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks I agree. as a design element it can be powerful. I like dark dyes in that case though. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: No, what I’m willing to build! #artist RT @woodshaver101: i agree but,I build what the customer is willing to pay for. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @uppercutwood yes ,hvlp is the way to go #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I just sprayed some GF Water Based Dye Stain for a refinishing project. Loved it. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Practice carvings: http://t.co/RXMmztwd #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood Dyes provide different effects than paint. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 Agree. I love it. I spray shellac with it as well. Water based dye stain and shellac is a lot of coats in one day #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks I find they hide the grain texture less. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @uppercutwood any grain raising problems with the water base finish #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: That’s true. RT @uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks I find they hide the grain texture less. #woodchat

@kring_l: ah cool how about this for a vet friend and oil man made from recycled boiler crates #woodchat http://t.co/qzd2dxY5

@woodshaver101: @kring_l those look cool #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I picked up some bicycle rims I found behind a bike shop. Any ideas of how to incorporate them into woodwork/furniture? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Cherry electronics/sub woofer cabinet: http://t.co/H9E6js4E #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks round tables? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Gorgeous RT @DJOfurnituremkr: Cherry electronics/sub woofer cabinet: http://t.co/CJPrDJxp #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Cover the rims with glass? RT @uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks round tables? #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: Did anybody see the video this week on Woodworkweb on OSMO? any thoughts? I’m thinking about trying it http://t.co/gwFEVLti #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks check out the new Belgian brewery in ft Collins Colorado

lots of bicycle art there. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Matching media cabinet: http://t.co/CBc5D2cO #woodchat

@kring_l: @DJOfurnituremkr verry nice #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @woodshaver101 Thanks for the lead. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson I didn’t thanks for the link. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @FlairWoodworks @uppercutwood cover with glass…I thought the same thing. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks they had some cool chairs made from bike rims #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 yes, but you can mitigate by preraising #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 are you using target coatings for pigmented varnish? #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood If half of what they show on the video is true. I’m all for environmentally friendly without dealing with water-base #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson what about alcohol base? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @uppercutwood no i use Sherman Williams just because i have an account there #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson what base does OSMO use? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @benjamenjohnson In your profile pic, it looks like you’re blowing bubble gum. Is that s dust mask? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 thanks, I’ll give it a try. stinky and lacquer thinner cleanup? #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood I’m not sure what exactly what it uses for a base,I think it is plant oil based. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: My favorite finishes are Tried & True varnish oil, shellac & wax. Also Maloof mix. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr I’ve not tried Tried & True finishes but have wanted to for a while. How’s the durability? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr Have you tried the other two Tried & True finishes? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @uppercutwood yes it is but there coming out with some new solvent based finishes that are more eco friendly #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @FlairWoodworks LOL. its a Resp-O-Rator Jr. goes in your mouth like a snorkle prevents glasses from fogging #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @benjamenjohnson What about your nose? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks I’ve never had an issue with durability. Drying can be an issue at times though. Yes, the are all great. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: RT @uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson what about alcohol base? Like Shellac? OK that’s pretty ECO friendly.they even use it in candy #woodchat


@woodshaver101: water base finish coats look like plastic no depth like a solvent based finish #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr Why do you prefer Varnish Oil over the others? #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @FlairWoodworks there’s a nose clip to keep you breathing through your mouth. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks Higher viscosity and sheen. It’s a thick oil. Best to heat it to aid in applying. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @FlairWoodworks I started using them after I reviewed them a few years ago. http://t.co/vxBdGen8 #woodchat

@MWA_National: Good evening #woodchat sorry we’re missing it, but a new MWA podcast is in the works.

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 some of the new ones look pretty good like Enduro Var #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks The original is great for a soft low sheen finish. The varnish oil gives you a satin/semi gloss. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks For tables about three week for 5 coats. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @MWA_National Cool! I’ve liked what I’ve heard so far. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @uppercutwood who makes that never heard of it #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: I use Sherwin Wms products as well with solvent based top coat. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @RichtheCarpnter its good stuff #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 General finishes. many times I’ll use one coat of water based on top of many coats of shellac or oil #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr That’s a long tim to keep a shop dust-free. Is dust-free a requirement? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @MWA_National whats the mwa stand for #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @uppercutwood I checked out the GF site last night but no distributor nearby. Does anyone get these products via mail? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 I get the depth of the oil or shellac, but the final protection of the water based. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks No, dust is not an issue. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @uppercutwood I’m going to give that a try #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @RichtheCarpnter I’ve ordered them online, but I prefer to run down to Seattle Woodcraft. free coffee and donut holes. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Cool. I’ll have to try one of their products! RT @DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks No, dust is not an issue. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 I used it on the trophy bases and a table. It’s very hard (floor finish hard) #woodchat

@woodshaver101: i’ve been thinking of using shellac,wasnt sure if I could top coat with water base #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood I really like GF wipe on Urethane. It’s really forgiving. I get mine at Rockler #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 Just make sure you use de-waxed. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: I learned a lot from bob flexners book understanding wood finish’s i highly recommend it #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 it’s what I do. if i add color i use dye, then lots of shellac to build up the right protection, then top coat #woodchat

@uppercutwood: amen to that RT @DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 Just make sure you use de-waxed. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr dewaxed maybe thats were I went wrong #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 I spray the shellac over the dye, if you rub it or brush it you could mess up the dye if it’s alcohol soluable #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: I make lots of painted cabinetry that needs to match existing trim on site. I get good results w/ HVLP and lightly thinned paint #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Could be an interesting effect. RT @uppercutwood: if you rub it or brush it you could mess up the dye if it’s alcohol soluable #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 i just buy cans of sealcoat for now. first coats I dilute a bit (I don’t measure the dilution) #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: #woodchat Speaking of GF I used their Wipe on Poly on both these toys http://t.co/fyMXLNlM

@woodshaver101: @uppercutwood isn’t that a mohawk product #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @benjamenjohnson #woodchat are there any shipping restrictions on volume?

@benjamenjohnson: @RichtheCarpnter Good question. I don’t know I have a store a few miles away. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: trans tint makes some nice die pigments,i mixed mine with alcohol to get some nice color on maple and oak #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: I wish you could edit tweets…I meant wipe on urethane in my last tweet #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @benjamenjohnson Delete and retweet. Or copy them all over to your blog and edit them all you like :) #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Note to other Sherwin Wms users- they’ve had a policy change recently regarding sale of pigmented lacquer and conversion varnish. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @woodshaver101 Thanks for the book recommend. I think its the one the guy at Rockler pulled down to show me too. Added to wishlist #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @RichtheCarpnter I think so, and it ships ORM-D (other regulated materials) #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @RichtheCarpnter new epa crap,they are coming out with some new stuff #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @benjamenjohnson its worth the investment,best book on finishing #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Time to watch the news. See you next week. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Does anybody use pure oils, such as pure tung oil? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks that interesting effect looks like crap. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Bye Dale. Thanks for the info on Tried & True finishes. RT @DJOfurnituremkr: Time to watch the news. See you next week. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr see you later dale #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: You almost made me spit out my mouthful of dinner. RT @uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks that interesting effect looks like crap. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr See you later Dale. Thanks for sharing your work! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Maybe you just need more practice? ;) RT @uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks that interesting effect looks like crap. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @FlairWoodworks I tried pure mineral oil once after it was recommended as a toy finish. Not impressed #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks not any more,to long to dry ,not enough protection #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks My practice tells me “when you’ve got the color coat right, don’t screw with it” #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson great laxative though #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I might have to block you when I’m eating! RT @uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson great laxative though #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @uppercutwood thats true wisdom #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: Is that knowledge gained from experience? :>) RT @uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson great laxative though #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson yes, with my kids #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood I’m not going to ask. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: well nice chatting tonight ,see you all next week #woodchat

@kring_l: sorry cutting dovetails watching bruins then check #woodchat to see something about finishes and laxatives? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Wow. That was a quick hour. I’m going to enjoy dinner with my family. RT @woodshaver101: see you all next week #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: Looks like a good time to sign off as well. Thanks for all the “wisdom” everybody #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Hahahaha RT @kring_l: sorry cutting dovetails watching bruins then check #woodchat to see something about finishes and laxatives?

@uppercutwood: thanks everyone for stopping by – tell your friends #woodchat

@kring_l: now sudden death gotta go #gobruins see yall next week #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Talk with you guys soon. Thanks for the info. #woodchat

Woodworker Design Jam: Woodchat Transcript April 17, 2012

On April 17 Woodchat got together for a design jam to dicuss their projects.

Woodchat Transcript April 17, 2012 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern

@uppercutwood: #Woodchat wednesday 4/17 6pm/9pm get ready for another design jam. Share your designs with the woodchat G+ page or tweet links 4 peer review

@uppercutwood: Although I’m busy shipping #win8 I’m taking a break for #woodchat wednesday 6pm/9pm http://t.co/RvI4yfOP designjam! share and give feedback!

@uppercutwood: “@woodshaver101 That didn’t share the picture. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: In about a half hour, I get to hangout with the nicest people in woodworking. We’re going to help eachother improve. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Dyami just shared his frame with us, pretty cool G&G inspired. I want to know what he used for the finish. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @uppercutwood shellac. Lots & lots of shellac. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: Be back in ten. Let’s start talking design. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DyamiPlotke wiped, brushed, sprayed? from a can or mix your own? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Tick tock, it’s woodchat o’clock #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: RT @uppercutwood: Tick tock, its woodchat oclock ….niiice #woodchat

@woodshaver101: how do i load pictures from twicpic to woodchat. #woodchat

@WoodwrkersGuide: Hey folks… #woodchat

@ragewalks: @uppercutwood what is the link for #woodchat ?

@kweinert: Evening all #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Hi all. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Good Evening folks. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @kweinert @WoodwrkersGuide @ragewalks welcome to the fun guys! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @ragewalks http://t.co/gxrfSTpX is the link to: #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ragewalks http://t.co/XjehUYxu #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Question of the day. Drive belt needs replacing on my bandsaw. Should I switch to a link belt style? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @woodshaver101 you should just be able to add the link to the image in a tweet, remember to add: #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Hey everyone, and welcome to those who are here for the first time. Reminder to regular attenders be welcoming and awesome! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @ramblinrdesigns I’ve never tried them, but I hear good things! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @uppercutwood aren’t we always [awesome]? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns if the cost isn’t too much, I’d do it. But I think it makes more of a difference on contractor table saws #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn The awesomesauce in here is yummy #woodchat

@WoodwrkersGuide: @ramblinrdesigns Good question, I tried the link belt once, didn’t like it so went back… now can’t remember why #woodchat

@uppercutwood: So, woodchat is freeform. Ask questions and seek help. Tonight’s focus is design jam. Post your project pics and get feedback #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: Turned some tops today. Was relaxing. Caught every one too. #woodchat http://t.co/6S830HiW

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 Here is one of your photos: http://t.co/HLPkJpNc #woodchat

@kweinert: Evidently I’m still gathering experience. Once again I turn a recess in the bowl bottom that fits between the chuck jaws I have. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Sorry I’m late..what’s the topic? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr very nice @woodshaver101 #woodchat

@JimAAshley: Good evening everyone. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson very cool, gifts or are these for sale? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood Tonight’s focus is a design jam. post pics and get feedback. Although there’s a question about link belts for bandsaws #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @JimAAshley hey Jim! #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Broke the bandsaw resawing oak for wainscot. Good thing I was almost done. Using ship laps and round edge “v” grooves. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Not a furniture project but a good paying one, butter presses Prototype is in center production @ sides: http://t.co/k0v5HOg6 #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood Toys for the kids. I wanted to try it out since I saw George Vondriska do it on youtube. #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @Tumblewood How goes it Vic? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @DJOfurnituremkr so are these to ‘form’ the butter brick? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I need to make 98 more. #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @MansFineFurn Hey Nick… how’s it goin? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: I ran my resaw blade until it was dull. Tried the Resaw King..it’s not sharpened correctly – drifts horribly. 3 new on the way #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @MansFineFurn Yes, they are for 1 pound bricks. #woodchat

@ragewalks: Did someone say something about design? this a leg from my current project. http://t.co/OXOjhLOd #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DJOfurnituremkr That’s a lot of presses!! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @ramblinrdesigns You know they sell oak Wainscotting? :>) #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I’m here for #woodchat!

@benjamenjohnson: @ragewalks What’s the leg for? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @Tumblewood The company wants custom cutting & serving boards as well. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ragewalks very nice. Spokeshaved? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @FlairWoodworks Aboot time! My Canadian friend! Hehe #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @ragewalks looks cool! what is it for? sketches? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ragewalks Interior panel construction? #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: Hello #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks there’s THAT guy! :) #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Decided to make my own. http://t.co/B74npvG4 #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DJOfurnituremkr cool! Good mark up? I hope #woodchat

@ragewalks: End table legs. http://t.co/DxzDd96e #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DyamiPlotke Hey Hey Dyami! #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: I like #3 best. RT @benjamenjohnson: Turned some tops today. Was relaxing. Caught every one too. #woodchat http://t.co/PUHwfkSf

@ragewalks: End table legs. http://t.co/DxzDd96e #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DyamiPlotke Hey Hey Dyami! #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: I like #3 best. RT @benjamenjohnson: Turned some tops today. Was relaxing. Caught every one too. #woodchat http://t.co/PUHwfkSf

@uppercutwood: @DyamiPlotke there’s THAT other guy #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @DyamiPlotke Hey Dyami, how goes it? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @Tumblewood Yes, it’s a good job. It will finance new furniture, booth for the Fine Furnishings Show etc. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DyamiPlotke btw, I’m gonna tally everything, but looks like West vs Mid is about equal for cost. I am excited about the WIACA #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @ramblinrdesigns I’ve never seen different width planks like that. Cool. I just bought the 3″ stuff when I put it in my kitchen #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @Tumblewood I have heard one other case of a “defective” blade. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr very nice. are you finding ways to optimize production? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ragewalks cool..looks nice #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: Thanks for the greetings, my friends. Things are well here in the Penultimate Woodshop. How are you? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood I am pretty excited to go. My wife and daughter are going. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DJOfurnituremkr awesome..how goes the Japanese connection? #woodchat

@StudioInverness: RT @uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr very nice. are you finding ways to optimize production? #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @ChrisHasFlair #3 also works the best. It was the second one I made. I got too fancy with the middle one I think. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Looks good. RT @ragewalks: Did someone say something about design? this a leg from my current project. http://t.co/OdyVgzp0 #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair The rep was cool..”we’ll ship one right out with a return label” #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @benjamenjohnson The different widths have the same face exposure. They vary to accommodate the joinery. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @ragewalks Any pictures of more of the project? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @uppercutwood You bet. They are going together smooth as butter LOL. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @ChrisHasFlair Nice toy tops Chris. #woodchat


@Tumblewood: @Tumblewood Now I’ll have two Timberwolf 2/3 alternating TPI and the Resaw. I’m good to go!! #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @benjamenjohnson And the 6″ uprights give a frame and panel depth change. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DJOfurnituremkr snare drum!! #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @Tumblewood Good. More work goes there in September. Boxes & jewelry. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr but I still need to know how you use one #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @BillGriggs They’re not mine! #woodchat

@woodshaver101: http://t.co/9uJ9uOUk lets see if this picture comes thru #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DJOfurnituremkr Awesome..you’re building a good base #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: Since we’re chatting desgn, here’s my 2010 Sawdust Chronicals build challenge piece http://t.co/PozmbPb9 #woodchat

@ryanthefloyd: Hey all. This is my first #woodchat. looks like a lot of fun! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: So, does anyone have a design question they’d like input on? Last week we looked at @chrishasflair ‘s new table #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @benaminjohnson They are 1/2″ thick versus 3/8″ for the rest. The horizontal pieces are also 1/2″ thick. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 it sure did #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: I caught up with #Woodchat!

@benjamenjohnson: @ramblinrdesigns OK, I see it now, the 6″ divide the fields. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DyamiPlotke That piece is when I first knew of you. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ryanthefloyd welcome ryan! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @woodshaver101 yup, looks nice! #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @uppercutwood Here is a video I found: http://t.co/lf2N2xPR #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @uppercutwood the thrill of victory, been trying for awhile #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: What do you guys think of my latest table top I’m working on? http://t.co/LpHIfAEh #Woodchat

@woodshaver101: @MansFineFurn thanks its a slipper chest #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BillGriggs Hey, I made the tops. Way to give credit to somebody else :P) #woodchat

@ryanthefloyd: @uppercutwood Thanks for being awesomely welcoming! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 where did you get the reclaimed oak #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood You also looked at my hall table..but, not so much input. further away. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @Tumblewood It was one of the first (& only) completely original pieces to come out of the current shop #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @Tumblewood How’s the design process coming along? Any progress? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood let’s get the hall table out here again #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DJOfurnituremkr GOD!! I LOVE real butter. I grew up with cows #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr OK now I get it. it would be cool to have a design pressed into the butter. maybe YOUR logo :) #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @uppercutwood out of a old warhouse.it was 24 inch tall and a football field long,used for a wall bumber #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair I love it. Like I said. I’m planning the same reverse match with my Elm planks #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Void in the middle? RT @Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair I love it. Like I said. I’m planning the same reverse match with my Elm planks #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair You need a tree to grow up through the middle. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 send the extra my way :) #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood oh was this the 69 bookmatch convo? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Think so? It’s a window to the stretcher! RT @ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair You need a tree to grow up through the middle. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair No…painting the master bath #woodchat

@BillGriggs: “@benjamenjohnson DOHHHH #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Ha ha… yeah. RT @uppercutwood: @Tumblewood oh was this the 69 bookmatch convo? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @uppercutwood The client will offer designs with the custom molds. These molds are for the starter kit. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair is it going to have glass? or something in the middle? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: http://t.co/zdQz0WLq just finished this cabinet this weekend #woodchat

@BillGriggs: “@benjamenjohnson Just trying to inspire others to your level. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @ChrisHasFlair There’s a hole in the middle! #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: I think I’ll rabbet in a custom-cut piece of glass. RT @uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair is it going to have glass? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair I’m planning a gap in the middle and a frame to go away from a live edge. I’ll have to hand draw this. #woodchat

@WoodwrkersGuide: @ChrisHasFlair I like the design, especially the pod shape in the middle #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Say it isn’t so! RT @benjamenjohnson: @ChrisHasFlair There’s a hole in the middle! #woodchat

@woodcanuck: Hey #woodchat talking design tonight?

@ChrisHasFlair: Thanks. RT @WoodwrkersGuide: @ChrisHasFlair I like the design, especially the pod shape in the middle #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @woodcanuck Indeed. Welcom Ian. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: I was going to cut the outside into an eliptical shape. Any thoughts on that? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: The hall table design start for critique #woodchat http://t.co/21s1A9LG

@ChrisHasFlair: Here’s the link again if you missed it for the 69 match. http://t.co/LpHIfAEh #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair yep..I’m gonna copyright that!! #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: #woodchat hey woodchat sorry I’m late, watching the flyers get beat 9-3. Design huh!

@benjamenjohnson: @BillGriggs Level? I’m just learning to turn, I’m Subterranean, It’s lonely here in the basement. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Are the legs in line with the ends of the table? RT @Tumblewood: The hall table design #woodchat http://t.co/0jD0pznp

@blowery: Hi #woodchat. I spent the night making wooden dogs for the bench. Woo.

@Tumblewood: @woodcanuck IAN!!! How’s the bench coming? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair i’d say leave it natural #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Wheels falling off? RT @BCcraftmaster: #woodchat hey woodchat sorry I’m late, watching the flyers get beat 9-3. Design huh!

@DyamiPlotke: @Tumblewood I like it Vic. How will the legs be attached to the top? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: As in don’t cut the outside at all? That would be one BIG table! RT @uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair i’d say leave it natural #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair Very cool..there was a table shown on twitter today..didn’t send the link home. sorry. but.. bookmatch void #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @Tumblewood something funky about the aspect ratio: Maybe the top needs to be longer (relative to the legs/stance)? #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @ChrisHasFlair there’s still 20 min left #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @ChrisHasFlair Seriously, that does look pretty cool Not sure about functional though unless you put some glass or something there #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @Tumblewood If you find the link, I’d like to see it. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair I can see cutting off the branch ends. I’d leave it as rough as possible though. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair This doesn’t have legs..panel..not as wide as the top. #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: What do people use to identify “found” wood? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @tumblewood I’d have the legs be thicker at the top (easier to join to the top) and get thinner on the way down (like animal legs) #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @benjamenjohnson I think we should learn to accept praise and to give it when needed. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @benjamenjohnson There will be glass in the middle. I think I’ll cut the outside to a more regular shape. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @MansFineFurn I still have the center to draw in on Sketch Up. That will change the balance. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair And that’s only to make it easier to sit around. Although I like its current shape too. Hard to tell how big it is. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Yes. RT @ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair I can see cutting off the branch ends. I’d leave it as rough as possible though. #woodchat

@WoodwrkersGuide: @DavidJUlschmid Urban Pau lei #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair I’ll try after woodchat to go back and find it #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @ramblinrdesigns But when I cut off the branch ends, I’d have square edges and live edges. I don’t like the mix, in this case… #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @ramblinrdesigns …so I’d probably cut the entire outside edges and leave the inside edges live. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood I like the idea of encapsulating the raw essence inside of a more refined space #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BillGriggs Praise…I can give it but I have a hard time taking it…kinda like criticism #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair you mean a custom piece of glass just in the middle “hole” right? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @ramblinrdesigns The slabs are 8-feet long. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DavidJUlschmid I’ve gone to the dnr,to get a list of local tree species and start from there #woodchat

@kweinert: @DavidJUlschmid This site has a lot of pictures and descriptions: http://t.co/XOIdqqdG #woodchat

@blowery: @DavidJUlschmid understanding wood by hoadley has a pretty good walk through. Usually color, pore structure, grain, and context. #woodchat

@JimAAshley: I’ll throw this one out… thinking of trying wedged mortise/tenon. Are there any species that you need to watch for splitting? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair i think cut off branches could look cool if polished up nice #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair That’s what is driving the design I’m developing for my Elm slabs #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @MansFineFurn Yeah, I don’t think i want any funny green stuff coming through the middle. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Yes. RT @uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair you mean a custom piece of glass just in the middle “hole” right? #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: #woodchat I got the butcher block top joined to the base yesterday. Just need to draw bore the mortise and tennons http://t.co/f8s0irVM

@DavidJUlschmid: @uppercutwood I often find good short log segments and resaw them. But when people ask what kinda wood it is, I can’t tell them #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair What about adding a darker contrasting wood as a thin border around the newly cut exterior? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Do you mean cut off so they are “flush”, then polished? RT @uppercutwood: cut off branches could look cool if polished up nice #woodchat

@woodshaver101: “@ChrisHasFlair i would remove the bark then carve some details like scaling on the edge #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @uppercutwood If you just have a short piece of log. No leaves, just bark, how do u ID the species? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Hmm. I dunno. Not a trim fan. RT @ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair What about adding a darker contrasting wood as a thin border #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @ramblinrdesigns To me, trim is what you add to plywood and veneered goods. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @blowery I’ll have to check that book out. I mistook select pine for oak once. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair yes. shows more of the natural side of the wood. bark and rings on edge, grain on top. hot #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: “Not a bad idea! RT @woodshaver101: @ChrisHasFlair i would remove the bark then carve some details like scaling on the edge #woodchat”

@DavidJUlschmid: @blowery Thanks, Ben. I’ll look it up. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @blowery Hello, Ben. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @woodshaver101 @ChrisHasFlair I like that idea. Just something to replace the lost bark so it is not smooth. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DavidJUlschmid your hardwood supplier might help you identify stuff, or we can help too with good pics. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: How would you guys join the two together? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: I have 2 of the middle slabs. Not full live edge #woodchat http://t.co/mqGesztN

@ChrisHasFlair: @ramblinrdesigns @woodshaver101 I could also glue on some bark from elsewhere. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood those are very nice #woodchat


@woodshaver101: @ChrisHasFlair a flouting tennon would work well #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @woodshaver101 Great idea! Find those with the knowledge and they are usually happy to share. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @BCcraftmaster The bench looks good! Any concerns about the top breaking if you pound on it? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair That’s an interesting idea. If you can keep it stable enough. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DyamiPlotke The inner cabinet will hang from the top and intersect the panels. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: RT @ChrisHasFlair: I could also glue on some bark from elsewhere. That just sounds wrong. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: That was my first idea. RT @woodshaver101: @ChrisHasFlair a flouting tennon would work well #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair I almost like the idea of rusted iron joining the slabs. It’s ‘natural’ too – organic at least. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Why? RT @benjamenjohnson: RT @ChrisHasFlair: I could also glue on some bark from elsewhere. That just sounds wrong. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Hmm. RT @uppercutwood: I almost like the idea of rusted iron joining the slabs. It’s ‘natural’ too – organic at least. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: That’s #woodchat! RT @DavidJUlschmid: @woodshaver101 Great idea! Find those with the knowledge and they are usually happy to share.

@benjamenjohnson: @BCcraftmaster That top looks good. Was it harder to flatten with the endgrain? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: What is the blue tape for? RT @Tumblewood: I have 2 of the middle slabs. Not full live edge #woodchat http://t.co/XPeiJ8lR

@BCcraftmaster: @ChrisHasFlair #woodchat I was thinking I would add upper stretchers, but if it’s gonna break, its gonna break. I spend a lil cash/redo top

@woodshaver101: @DavidJUlschmid i have a friend with 40 acres of woods and the dnr help id some woods,we found some cool wood. #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @MansFineFurn I don’t have any pics. Maybe Ill have done for the next #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair I need to know the design direction. refined and polished modern slab, or more natural (but not rustic) #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @uppercutwood I think it’ll be more refined. Refined but rustic :) #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: off topic: Inerested in the neurobiology and sociology of creativity, read Jonah Lehrer’s “Imagine: how creativity works” #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @uppercutwood Did you see the stretcher? #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @ChrisHasFlair I don’t know. when I see bark on a piece I just assumed it grew there, now you’ve got me second guessing that. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair just playing with size #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: off topic: Inerested in the neurobiology and sociology of creativity, read Jonah Lehrer’s “Imagine: how creativity works” #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @benjamenjohnson #woodchat high Angeles (55degrees) on my plane blades and a little sweat

@MansFineFurn: @DavidJUlschmid @uppercutwood sometimes smell, sometimes grain type, appearance color, etc. got pics? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @benjamenjohnson Nothing is as it appears ;) #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: RT @MansFineFurn: @ChrisHasFlair what, you didn’t like the three options I gave you ?!? ;) #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair i don’t think I did #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair I like a combination of rustic and refined. contemporary. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair Good read. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Here’s the stretcher for those who haven’t been following along #flairww #woodchat http://t.co/DxN8D0ap

@ChrisHasFlair: Me too. It’s fun to build too. RT @Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair I like a combination of rustic and refined. contemporary. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair like a refinished old door on a nice house? but not cowboy right? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @ChrisHasFlair dovetailed spline in contrasting wood, Domino (XXXXXL) or …now I’ve forgotten the last one… #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: RT @ChrisHasFlair: Here’s the stretcher for those who haven’t been following along #flairww #woodchat http://t.co/DxN8D0ap @uppercutwood

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair link no work #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @MansFineFurn Well, the XXXXXL is suitable for the 69 match, but not available for another century. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @ChrisHasFlair Access denied for me on the link #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair Uh oh. Access denied to the link. Did I say something wrong? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @ChrisHasFlair yeah, and it’ll cost ya #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @MansFineFurn I’m wondering if a dovetailed spline would be too much of a distraction. #woodchat

@JimAAshley: be back in a few min folks #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Had to step out. A friend posted a photo of my first car and I got excited, memories: http://t.co/xfmKCAuZ #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @benjamenjohnson Chris!! Get your shit together dude!! #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @ramblinrdesigns Let me try another link… #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair I’m kinda thinking like “we got this old door off a church in italy, cleaned it up and here’s our table” #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @ChrisHasFlair what about floating it on dovetailed ways, pegged from below to prevent sliding off #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DJOfurnituremkr That’s not a GTO is it? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr that old detroit monster moved I bet! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: 15 minutes to go in woodchat. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @MansFineFurn The design I’m working on is a conversion dining/coffee table #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @ChrisHasFlair doubt it, you’d only see it from the end (I’m not talking about a butterfly on the surface) #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr I bet you wish u still had it #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: El stretcher, working! @benjamenjohnson @uppercutwood @ramblinrdesigns #woodchat http://t.co/ypS914hD

@Tumblewood: @Tumblewood I should say for the Elm slabs #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair that’s hot, leave the voids or fill them? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Oh! That changes everything! RT @MansFineFurn: you’d only see it from the end (I’m not talking about a butterfly on the surface) #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @Tumblewood 1970 Dodge Charger :-) #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair see..I picture a contrasting wood on the edges of that stretcher..don’t know why..just do #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: They’re huge. They’ll be unfilled. RT @uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair that’s hot, leave the voids or fill them? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 Sure do, that thing was a neck snapper. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair This is going to be one massively heavy table. Hope you have help moving it. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @ChrisHasFlair Where do you find these pieces? OK better question where do you find them for a reasonable price? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Bottom edge is live. RT @Tumblewood: see..I picture a contrasting wood on the edges of that stretcher..don’t know why..just do #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @benjamenjohnson Go find a local sawyer and make friends with ‘em! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DJOfurnituremkr oh..see, I’ve never been good with cars..I like to drive, but prefer comfort in the US, since no Autobahn #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Yeah… so true. RT @ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair This is going to be one massively heavy table. Hope you have help moving it. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @ramblinrdesigns I can barely move one slab!!! #woodchat

@BillGriggs: I designed a prop for a play. Street lamps for Oliver Twist. I built it today. http://t.co/WFCaPjM2 #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr I had a 1967 dodge charger,sure wish I could of kept it #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair With that great stretcher underneath I’m all for glass in the center so you can see the stretcher from above. Nice. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair OK..contrast wood on the top of stretcher..tie in with the top. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: RT @ramblinrdesigns: With that great stretcher underneath I’m all for glass in the center so you can see the stretcher from above. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Cool idea. Tie it in with what? RT @Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair OK..contrast wood on the top of stretcher..tie in with the top. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns i agree. show that off. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @Tumblewood I could use the same wood on top of the stretcher and for the butterflies that join the top… #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair make that stretcher low so it isn’t in the shadows #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair a finished edge treatment on the top #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Hmmm. RT @Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair a finished edge treatment on the top #woodchat

@kelvinringold: RT @BillGriggs: I designed a prop for a play. Street lamps for Oliver Twist. I built it today. http://t.co/WFCaPjM2 #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair That would help tie it in. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Good point. I still need some suitable legs. RT @uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair make that stretcher low so it isn’t in the shadows #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair Could the stretcher be cut to reach up into the center of the table and still support the rest? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: pizza is done goodnight all #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @BillGriggs Very cool, Bill. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair I really like mixing rustic and contemporary. Not a fan of full on live edge, but like to incorporate it #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: As in thru? RT @ramblinrdesigns: Could the stretcher be cut to reach up into the center of the table and still support the rest? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 night! thanks for coming by #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Keep it subtle? A detail to discover? RT @Tumblewood: Not a fan of full on live edge, but like to incorporate it #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood i agree. now cowboy rustic, more like a refined restored antique church door #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair I think that would be too busy #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @ramblinrdesigns I don’t think I can get the stretcher to poke through, but it can peak above the bottom of the top. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BillGriggs Going to cut it on one of your CNC machines? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood sort of, yes #woodchat

@uppercutwood: RT @uppercutwood: @Tumblewood i agree. NOT cowboy rustic, more like a refined restored antique church door #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Back to the table top… would you leave the ends straight, or round them? #woodchat #flairww

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair Yeah, just a thought. Could help fill the gap and tie the three pieces together visually and structurally. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair for that configuration..rounded #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair That could be interesting. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair follow the grain #woodchat

@kring_l: Sorry I missed #woodchat had dance lessons for my impending doo I mean wedding

@ChrisHasFlair: This table has a visually dominant top, a visually strong stretcher… what do I do for legs? Simple & clean? Live edge? Crotch? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @ChrisHasFlair simple clean for sure. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @kring_l hehe #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @benjamenjohnson Yes I cut it with my CNC outer last night and delivered it today. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @ramblinrdesigns However, the feature of the stretcher is the sides, not the top. So it should be low as @uppercutwood said. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: That’s my inclination too. RT @MansFineFurn: @ChrisHasFlair simple clean for sure. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair Maybe something out of metal so it doesn’t compete with the wood. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Now you’re talking! RT @ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair Maybe something out of metal so it doesn’t compete with the wood. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair I’d go for two species. one the top and stretcher,…one the legs, incorporate into the top and stretchers #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair If the stretcher is low, I see legs that match the stretch, coming out at very low angles. like trestle. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @ramblinrdesigns Or maybe black paint? ;) #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: RT @ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair Maybe something out of metal so it doesn’t compete with the wood. #woodchat <- Not a bad idea!

@ChrisHasFlair: RT @Tumblewood: I’d go for two species. one the top and stretcher,…one the legs, incorporate into the top and stretchers #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @Tumblewood Good idea. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair stretcher connected to top with simple and clean subdued non visually dominating #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: I don’t follow. RT @uppercutwood: If the stretcher is low, I see legs that match, coming out at very low angles. like trestle. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair i should sketch something #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ChrisHasFlair That would be easier to work with and probably achieve the same look. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: “@benjamenjohnson I make lots of Stage props with CNC. I have the local schools spoiled. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Please and thank you! RT @uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair i should sketch something #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair That gives you three elements..more that that gets too busy #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Exactly! Rule of 3! RT @Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair That gives you three elements..more that that gets too busy #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair This should be a dining table..or like I’m doing a conversion table. #woodchat

@JimAAshley: Gotta run folks, everyone have a great night! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BillGriggs That’s cool. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BillGriggs That’s cool. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: I have a wicked lazy-S shaped slab! RT @Tumblewood: This should be a dining table..or like I’m doing a conversion table. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: “Me too..running off to hang with my bud. Good discussion again!

@’ #woodchat”

@benjamenjohnson: Hmmm…. tweetchat is giving me trouble. Oh, well time to catch my son and put him to bed. Great chatting. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @ramblinrdesigns I’ll be tweeting my progress with #flairww and updating my blog. http://t.co/p9PSrtiO #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair i just tweeted you my crappy quick sketch #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: goodnight, my friends. #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @Tumblewood have a good one Vic! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair Also, Chris..let’s talk about WIA West. I need to make flight plans. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @chrishasflair http://t.co/gFh40pnS #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @JimAAshley Thanks Jim..you too! #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @uppercutwood Hmm. I think the uprights need to be wider… more substantial. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Lively as ever. Thanks all. See you next week. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood @chrishasflair I’ll buy buckets of beer again #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Bye to all the #woodchat crew who’s leaving.

@ramblinrdesigns: “@ChrisHasFlair Thanks. I’ll try to follow along. Sounds challenging. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair yeah, that’s a quick crappy sketch. illustrating my overall idea. low stretcher, trestle legs, subdued uprights. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood I’ll pass..they were Buds!! I think..I’m a beer snob #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @uppercutwood You gave me a great idea. I’ll carve the legs into trianglular pieces morphing into the stretcher. Think Maloof. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Good night #Woodchat. Gotta get a good nights sleep before #140cuse. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood I’ll buy you good ones pickyVic! #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @uppercutwood I’m envisioning more pronounced uprights, but not visually competitive. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Wahoo! RT @uppercutwood: @Tumblewood @chrishasflair I’ll buy buckets of beer again #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Chris..we should talk about your design, too. I think you have a great start. As always. Love that you improvise. I can’t yet. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair sounds good to me. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @Tumblewood Sure, Vic. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood Then I’m in #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair I may holler at you after Sylvia crashes. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: the chat is officially over, but keep going anytime 24/7 if you want #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @MansFineFurn Think I can gradually fade from ebonized to un-coloured maple? I want to try! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair perhaps with dye shading? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Perhaps… RT @uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair perhaps with dye shading? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: You guys are getting me excited! #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Great #woodchat, guys. I’m off to watch the #Canucks game now…

@BobbyHagstrom: @ChrisHasFlair What the puck is a canuck? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Adios everyone – see you next week. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: You’re not cheering for the opposition, are you? RT @BobbyHagstrom: @ChrisHasFlair What the puck is a canuck? #woodchat

Woodworkers Discuss Projects and Business: Woodchat Transcript March 15, 2012

On March 15 Woodchat got together to discuss projects and business skills.

Woodchat Transcript March 15, 2012 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern

@DJOfurnituremkr: What is tonight’s topic? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @tumblewood @tomsworkbench @dyamiplotke @mansfinefurn Can one of you run #woodchat tonight? It’s my daughters birthday.

@RenaissanceWW: @uppercutwood aw c’mon just start off with “pins or tails firs?t” then walk away. They’ll be busy for a while with that one #woodchat

@Tooltutor: So what’s everyone building now that all your new benches are done? #woodchat debating starting a built-in desk build before the nursery

@uppercutwood: Hey #woodchat I won’t be around tonight because it’s my daughter’s birthday, but please have woodchat without me http://t.co/RvI4yfOP

@Tooltutor: Happy birthday to Mrs. @uppercutwood I’ll be absent from #woodchat too. It’s my wife’s birthday.

@DJOfurnituremkr: Looking forward to a walk with Porter in the woods then some time on #woodchat.

@Tumblewood: I’ll see ya there! RT @DJOfurnituremkr: Looking forward to a walk with Porter in the woods then some time on #woodchat.

@ramblinrdesigns: @sharpendwood What I should be using (to transport on the run) or what I really use, because I use a lot of buckets. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Hi all, what’s the topic tonight? #woodchat

@mamader: evening all #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Checking in, but may have to leave early. Shop project deadlines are looming. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @mamader Hola #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Saw a crazy guy on a motorized scooter today…with a labrador between his legs. That was nuts. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Computer’s running slowly, but I made it to #woodchat.

@ramblinrdesigns: Today’s feed is very slow. Is anybody here? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Is there a topic for #woodchat tonight?

@FromTheWoodshop: @ramblinrdesigns yup. was wondering if I was the only one. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop @ramblinrdesigns There’s at least three of us. That qualifies as a crowd, right? #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: evening all! #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: I talk to myself enough during the day, didn’t want to do it at night as well.. #woodchat

@kweinert: I’m here tonight. #woodchat

@HighRockWW: Hello #woodchat small crowd tonight?

@FlairWoodworks: Who’s running the show tonight? Any topic? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I’m here for a little while. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Well, if it’s just us I think the topic for the night is up for grabs? > #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: So do you work on multiple projects at once, or one at a time? I’m a little stretched out on the multi tasking at the moment. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns Definitely multiple projects. #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @FlairWoodworks I was about to ask you the same thing… #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: How often do you take time to modify tools to make them work well for your purposes? #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @ramblinrdesigns typically have 4-5 irons in the fire at any given time #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr whats up dale #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Multiple, I have two cabinet on stands I started more than a year ago. Perhaps this will be the year of completion. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: I sometimes find myself going to bed thinking one through and wake up with another one making the rounds. #woodchat

@kweinert: Right at the moment I’m only turning stuff so it’s pretty single threaded. I have glued up some segmented stuff while turning tho. #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @ramblinrdesigns I usually have one big project and several small. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @HighRockWW For example, I’m currently writing five different blog posts and have many more drafts started. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 Hi Mark, keeping busy. The warm weather makes the phone ring for some reason. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks Not so much tools, but I create new jigs all the time. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Uh-oh. These dovetails don’t look quite right. http://t.co/TWaAJBtF #woodchat

@woodshaver101: I focus on one at a time just to stay intune with the design #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 Also thinking about getting involved with selling Japanese tools. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr thats a good thing #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: Working on one project always leads to ideas for another! Multiple projects are a way of life! #woodchat

@kweinert: when I was doing flat work (logic puzzles mainly) I did create some special purpose jigs. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @woodshaver101 Sometimes I run out of inspiration so I set the project aside and work on something else. #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @FlairWoodworks with blog post I am the same I always have several in progress, but they are often based on ongoing projects. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: Hey guys, have a great #Woodchat. Sorry I’ll miss it. I brought way too much work home.

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks That was a good one. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DyamiPlotke Multi-task :) #Woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 Hows the office job going? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: its hard to make money by jumping from one job to the next.been there done that #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: So, besides participating in #woodchat, what else are you doing right now?

@HighRockWW: @DyamiPlotke it’s ok I rarely make it to #woodchat anymore.

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr its sold waiting for the material to get laid up.may have sold a kitchen also #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @FlairWoodworks putting my daughter to bed. #woodchat

@kweinert: @FlairWoodworks waiting for a segmented stopper to finish drying, trying to turn from a log for the first time. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: outside of woodworking, what’s everybody’s other interests? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 That’s good news. Next week I enter the Ozaukee County Art Show. Hopefully I’ll win another blue ribbon this year. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @kweinert Beware of flying water if the wood is that wet. I rusted my jointer bed from turning soaking-wet wood. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks Building two boxes (fancy), one wavy shelf, two nightstands, painting a house and working at Woodcraft part-time. #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: cleaning out the pellet stove #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns How’s it working for Woodcraft? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks i just finished a slipper chest for my wife #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FromTheWoodshop Guitars #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks Oops, forgot two bathroom remodels on the schedule too. #woodchat

@kweinert: @FlairWoodworks Just cut today. Picked up some plum and ash from tree trimming by my workplace today. thanks for the warning. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @DJOfurnituremkr building, playing or both? #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: There’s life outside woodworking? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks I love working there. I get new leads all the time from walk-ins, plus a good employee discount and free shop use. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FromTheWoodshop Playing, but hope to try my hand at building acoustics some day. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: No. What made you think that? :) RT @WatkinsWoodWork: There’s life outside woodworking? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr There are a couple high-schools in my area that build acoustics in woodshop. #jealous #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks Also, being around so many woodworkers, you learn lots of new things all the time. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr how about some lessons #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @WatkinsWoodWork unfortunately; the real world isn’t quite as interesting (at least for me).. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Ha ha ha…RT @FromTheWoodshop: @WatkinsWoodWork unfortunately; the real world isn’t quite as interesting (at least for me).. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @ramblinrdesigns @flairwoodworks that brings up a good point. Where so u guys drum up your best leads from? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 I supposed to start teaching my Goddaughter soon. She’s about 7. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @WatkinsWoodWork architects and designers #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @FromTheWoodshop I can relate. All I want to really do is live/ breath woodworking. Real is getting in the way #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @WatkinsWoodWork I’ve been doing renovation work for 16 years. All of my new jobs come from referrals. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @WatkinsWoodWork For me, it’s word of mouth. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @DJOfurnituremkr I have a friend that makes acoustics with http://t.co/8YlMvCrL He made one for Johnny Cash w/ pearl inlays. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @WatkinsWoodWork If you do good work, the jobs will come to you. It also helps to spread your card around in social settings. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: When you make something, do you document the process of how you made it? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: Ive been playing around with designing using the Fibonacci numbers, #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: I feel a little like a fish out of water; my business is about yacht repair (which entails alot of woodworking) but not solely.. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks I’m taking more photos now than I used to. Posting to facebook and g+, plus for my website. #woodchat

@mamader: @FlairWoodworks I try too. But I find myself making progress on it and realize I went over 20 steps that I should have pics #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FromTheWoodshop Cool! Building guitars, violins etc is a great skill. #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @FlairWoodworks I always keep my camera close at hand. I take lots of pictures but still feel I should take more. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks And SketchUp is essential. I try to realistically capture all the joinery there. It helps me plan things out. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Hoping to move more in that direction (woodworking) but too much overhead to make a leap of faith #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: For the bloggers among us, do you feel that blogging about woodworking stuff does anything for business? #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @FlairWoodworks I usually try to take pics as I progress but just started toying with filming the process as well #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks No, just interests other woodworkers. #woodchat

@TheRealNeal: Hey everyone. Sorry I’m late. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks Shannon’s blog led him into the Hand Tool School. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr It does give you some authority though. Agree? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: nice chatting.got to go. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks creatively yes; as far as prospects not as much.I find that it’s mostly fellow woodworkers that follow these blogs #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @FlairWoodworks not overly. But I have received some interest from non ww through it. Nothing paying yet but someday #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @woodshaver101 See ya, Mark. Thanks for stopping by. #woodchat

@mamader: @WatkinsWoodWork I have tried videoing a couple times, I have found it slows me down too much if I try to talk to the camera. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks Depends of if anyone is reading!! :-O #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @TheRealNeal No problem. We are just chatting tonight. Feel free to bring up any topic you’re interested in. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks True. I thinks clients take a look see at times but face to face is still the best interaction. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: That’s just it! RT @FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks Depends of if anyone is reading!! :-O #woodchat

@JustSqEnough: @FlairWoodworks some day to day pros I know and follow have said no. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Talking about video… could you guys vote on the poll at the end of this post please? http://t.co/XX3W7VKD #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @FlairWoodworks @FromTheWoodshop yes, for me, its alot of work for the 20 people who read it. I only write to document for me now #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn The more you blog, the more readers you’ll get, as a general rule. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn Nobody frequents a stale blog. #woodchat

@mamader: @MansFineFurn I hear you there, I average about 6 visits a day on my blog. hard to justify the time. #woodchat

@JustSqEnough: @FlairWoodworks done,I like a mixture of video and written #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: I’m trying to use video to bring people to the website, and provide additional info (blog) to keep them coming back. #woodchat

@JustSqEnough: @FlairWoodworks hey! Don’t insult my blog ;) #woodchat

@mamader: @FlairWoodworks Agreed, in fact I need to do a new post on mine, over a month since my last post #woodchat

@HighRockWW: #woodchat good night all. Gotta run.

@FlairWoodworks: @JustSqEnough :) #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @FlairWoodworks given you’re one of my few readers (I think) you know when I write, it’s not a short bit, it’s hours of work #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @HighRockWW Bye Chris! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn And video requires even more time. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: I haven’t entered the blog world as a writer. Been too busy with everything else. Do like to read others though. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn Hmm… try posting something and see how many visits you get that day. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Writing makes me think and so I learn a lot that way. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Web hits are all about SEO #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the shear volume of blogs out there. I was following rss feeds for awhile, but I can’t keep up. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop If you want traffic, use these keywords: Laguna, Sawstop. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FromTheWoodshop What is SEO? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns I probably spend 15-30 minutes a day keeping up on 80+ RSS feeds. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FromTheWoodshop keeping them coming back is all about content #woodchat

@JustSqEnough: @ramblinrdesigns yes, my google reader is overflowing #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns Search Engine Optimization. I don’t know much more than that. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I’ll start making more posts on my blog once I get more involved with projects for upcoming shows. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: You’ve got it! RT @FromTheWoodshop: @FromTheWoodshop keeping them coming back is all about content #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FromTheWoodshop Agreed. Especially quality content. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @ramblinrdesigns search engine optimization (i.e. meta data and key words used in each of the posts, page header and description) #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I do a lot of writing after the noise curfew. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns Quality of information and entertainment value both help. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @MansFineFurn @flairwoodworks Writing blog posts? That’s what the day job is for. Wait did I say that out loud? #woodchat

@JustSqEnough: Cigar time folks, later.. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks I live on an acreage, so I don’t have to worry about the racket I make. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks you’re fron Canada? I thought the only noise there is from the whispering pines (like where I’m from) ;-) #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: No, that’s when I sleep :) RT @WatkinsWoodWork: Writing blog posts? That’s what the day job is for. Wait did I say that out loud? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Yup. I’m 20 minutes outside of Vancouver. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Is that good or bad? RT @ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks I live on an acreage, so I don’t have to worry about the racket I make. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns As in, you’re not forced to stop working. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Question for video watchers; what’s more important: professional content or an entertainment factor (and a little info)? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @JustSqEnough Later, David! #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: Wouldn’t targeting multiple readers of various ww’ing experience be better? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: I curious to see how many spambots follow me tomorrow. They seem to be gravitating to woodchat. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Generally, I’m hoping to learn something, but you have to keep me awake too :) #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks Correct, only sometimes that is a bad thing. I lose track of time when I’m in shop mode. #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: Having multiple posts showing simple projects and some showing more complex in different catagories? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns I just got hit by (at)clarettajukrb #woodchat Spam ‘em back!

@BillGriggs: Hello everyone. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @BillGriggs Hi Bill! #woodchat

@TheRealNeal: @FromTheWoodshop definitley content, entertainment’s a bonus. #woodchat

@GarageWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Content #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @FromTheWoodshop depends in the content. But overall I would say entertainment. U have to keep them watching. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks That can be tricky; how much detail is too much? Gear it towards beginners or advanced? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Do it all! Talk about fox-wedged tenons, but explain it from square one. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @BillGriggs Hey Bill ! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Or you could do a two-part thing – Video 1: Basics, Video 2: Advanced #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @FromTheWoodshop @flairwoodworks Exactly. That’s why I cut my GROZ plane review/tune up into 4 pieces. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FlairWoodworks evening Chris #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FromTheWoodshop Detail is great, but video lengths have their limits. Better to have several shorter segments than 1 long one. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I’ve seen enough videos on lapping a sole. RT @WatkinsWoodWork: That’s why I cut my GROZ plane review/tune up into 4 pieces. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @ramblinrdesigns Beth good evening. Writing frequently is better than long posts with a long period between posts. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks That’s an idea; LOTS of editing though #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FromTheWoodshop Hey Andy. What you working on. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop It could be as simple as stopping the camera between segments, but it could be very involved. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: For video, what’s your length limit (how long is too long?) 10 min, 20 min, 30 min, etc… #woodchat

@kweinert: I’ll bet the first one of you that produce videos that link together like the ‘write your own adventure’ books will have a winner. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Generally, 15 minutes. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FromTheWoodshop 10 minutes seems to be about the limit of most peoples attention span. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @kweinert I’ve seen a music video like that. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @BillGriggs Spring has sprung so for me the next 6 months are going to be all about keeping very expensive boats looking great #woodchat

@GarageWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Ten minutes. I break mine up if too long. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @FlairWoodworks precisely. The newbies that haven’t can watch the howto and those that just want the meat can watch the final. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FromTheWoodshop I’d say 20-30 minutes max. If it takes more time, do more parts. #woodchat

@kring_l: hi all just catching up #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: David Savage is experimenting with short segments no longer than 1-2 minutes and unedited. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @FromTheWoodshop I say 10ish. But then again I also posted 1hr up to blip that is getting views #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @GarageWoodworks I’ve found that successive videos lose viewer interest.. Do you see that as well? #woodchat

@atully1: @FlairWoodworks #woodchat I’m not sure if you can tell by this pic how dark the lighter wood turned. http://t.co/DjJBMf2q

@BillGriggs: @kring_l HI Jim. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks That’s too short. Can really cover anything in detail. That becomes more of a commercial. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FromTheWoodshop NO. They work for the WoodWhisperer. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: David Savage’s site is http://t.co/5VcMSBQc and you can sign up for his e-newsletter at the bottom #woodchat

@GarageWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Not really. I do find that I lose people if more than 10 minutes. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns I agree. Too much work to get to the video for the end result. I mentioned to him about making it into a playlist #woodchat

@kring_l: @FlairWoodworks alot of titles are too long and part 1 or part 2 get cut out of description, annoying #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @BillGriggs But, he’s the WW !! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @atully1 Are you talking about the wood in the background? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Time to go visit with Michele & Porter for a bit, see you next week. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop @BillGriggs If he shouted, he wouldn’t have to repeat himself so much. #badjokes #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr See you, Dale. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Anyone ever use wood bleach? I have some maple with a small stain (worm trail?) that I need to get rid of. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FromTheWoodshop Yes he is! But he didn’t start that way. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns SAVE THE CHARACTER :) #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @DJOfurnituremkr G’Night~ #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: An interactive music video for you to enjoy later: http://t.co/GLipXY70 #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: “@FromTheWoodshop: @BillGriggs But, he’s the WW !! #woodchat” And common. Who doesn’t want to be like Marc? #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @ramblinrdesigns Do you use wood bleach to die your roots? #woodchat

@atully1: @FlairWoodworks #woodchat http://t.co/Sg2Qrnjp

@FromTheWoodshop: Other than WW video’s what else do you search for online (video content) #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks Ordinarily I would but this is for a commercial space to cover a beam and it won’t look right. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns No, I’ve never used bleach. #blasphemy :) #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Music. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @BillGriggs Nope. Still a natural blond (but probably not for much longer!) #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FromTheWoodshop Maybe I should qualify this Q; keep it clean!! :-) #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Yeah, I was thinking that too! #woodchat

@BillGriggs: hahaha #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Ok. Gotta go find something to eat before the #Canucks game. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Looks like we managed to kill a perfectly good hour. I better get back to work now. See you next week. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Damn! RT @ramblinrdesigns: Looks like we managed to kill a perfectly good hour. I better get back to work now. See you next week. #woodchat

@kring_l: anyone have an opinion stanley 62 low angle jack plane for shooting board? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @kring_l Good choice. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @kring_l Make sure the plane is tuned and blade is SHARP! #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Yea, gonna step outside and listen to snow melt and enjoy the clean smell of the woods!!) #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Good night folks. Go make something. #woodchat

@kring_l: @FlairWoodworks thanks i will #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @BillGriggs Later Bill! #woodchat

@kring_l: night @billgriggs #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @kring_l G’Night!~ #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks Seems like they play everynight!! At least according to your tweets ;-)~ #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @FlairWoodworks wish I could have. Estimating & editing proposals takes focus. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: At a point I will start writing for the buyer. RT @DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks No, just interests other woodworkers. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I like how @tumblewood is catching up on #woodchat by himself!

@DozersWorkshop: @FlairWoodworks @tumblewood shoot, I just now got caught up #woodchat

@Tumblewood: And now all caught up. Good discussion. RT @FlairWoodworks: I like how @tumblewood is catching up on #woodchat by himself!

@WatkinsWoodWork: Hmmm only 7 spam bots from tonight’s #woodchat that’s like a new record.

Woodworkers Discuss WoodExpo Success 2012: Woodchat Transcript February 29, 2012

On February 29 Woodchat got together to discuss the great success of WoodExpo 2012.

Woodchat Transcript February 22, 2012 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern

@uppercutwood: #woodchat we need a topic for Wednesday – what are your ideas? http://t.co/XbQs2mvQ

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood @WoodExpo2012 great idea WoodExpo wrap up @Furnitology @SplinteredBoard @EliCleveland @Morton can you stop by #woodchat Weds?

@cobwobbler: @uppercutwood #woodchat how about what could you build using only a swiss army knife?

@Morton: @uppercutwood I’ll try to stop by tonight too for #woodchat #crossfingers

@swedishiron: RT @uppercutwood: Vics idea 4 @WoodExpoUS 2012 wrap up w/ @Furnitology @SplinteredBoard @EliCleveland @JustinDiPalma @Morton #woodchat Weds?

@newfwoodworker: Anyone know the topic for #woodchat this evening?

@Torch02: @newfwoodworker I think #woodchat is recapping @WoodExpoUS 2012

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood is #woodchat at 9 est?

@Buceywoodworks: well acouple fractures, stitches and a removal of my toe nail, what a great day!! Im ready for some #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: 30 min until #woodchat think I can get a 4th coat on the bobbin box? Gotta give it a go.

@MKatFWW: Where’s #woodchat tonight?

@DyamiPlotke: RT @MKatFWW Where’s #woodchat tonight? – right here on twitter in just under 30 minutes.

@ramblinrdesigns: Got to dine and dance tonight. I’ll try not to munch too loudly (or get my supper all over the keyboard. Hello all. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @uppercutwood Awaiting instructions on what you need from me to help out with woodchat website #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: #woodchat is going to be share my attention span with Oh Brother where art thou tonight

@ramblinrdesigns: @EliCleveland Yes. Woodchat starts at 9pm est, 8pm central, etc. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @DavidJUlschmid That’s a good one. I watched it years ago. Good music as I recall. #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: #woodchat Is this a good deal on spalted maple? http://t.co/5reEq0gG $31 / bd ft

@FlairWoodworks: #woodchat in 5 minutes but I won’t be home in time…

@ramblinrdesigns: @DavidJUlschmid $31 per BF? Sounds way too high. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Whoa, almost forgot about tonight….. Busy building my WP site so don’t know how much I’ll be involved.. What’s the topic? #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @FromTheWoodshop #woodchat I don’t know what the topic is. How about $31 / bd ft lumber? http://t.co/5reEq0gG

@uppercutwood: Hey woodchat! Tonight we’ll be hearing the wrap-up of @WoodExpo2012 from #EliCleveland! #woodchat

@sharpendwood: RT @uppercutwood: Hey woodchat! Tonight we’ll be hearing the wrap-up of @WoodExpo2012 from #EliCleveland! #woodchat

@EliCleveland: Hello! Thanks for inviting me back. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: P.S. O, Brother is one of my favorite movies. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @DavidJUlschmid WAY too high for domestic lumber. I don’t pay that much for Teak and that’s one of the more expensive woods… #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland Hey we heard it was a great show and that NBSS did well #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: #woodchat. Solid Oak and Rubber Tubes. Interesting Book Shelf design. http://t.co/EUE6jfS8

@ramblinrdesigns: @DavidJUlschmid Plus it’s actually $34.31 per bf including the shipping #woodchat

@EliCleveland: The show went really well. @NBSSboston students/alum took all of the prizes. #woodchat

@Buceywoodworks: Good Evening #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @DavidJUlschmid It’s a nice piece, but not that nice! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland how was the customer flow through the show? #woodchat

@Furnitology: Hello everybody! #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: good evening all #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: Evening all! Newby here! #woodchat

@EliCleveland: We had a steady crowd. Saturday was the busiest day by far. It always is. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Furnitology Neil! Good to see you buddy I just saw @celamens Monday night. #woodchat

@TheRealNeal: Hello everyone! #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: Hello @CoolToolShed Welcome to #woodchat

@JimAAshley: Hi folks! #woodchat

@Buceywoodworks: Hey Neil how are you #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @CoolToolShed Welcome. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: We had two sales, and I’ve heard reports of a number of jobs. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: I had a great time there, big thanks to @furnitology @elicleveland @splinteredboard @Justindipalma and @swedishiron well done guys #woodchat

@swedishiron: Hello Neil, Eli and Everyone.. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: So tonight I want to focus on learning what we can from @WoodExpo2012: how to prepare for a show, what customers are looking for #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Good evening woodworkers. It’s time for another #woodchat

@Morton: I’m following up with a potential from @WoodExpoUS tonight. We’ll see – dunno anything until I broach cost. #woodchat

@GregoryJPaolini: Hola Amigos! First time here on #woodchat

@MKatFWW: @DavidJUlschmid @fromthewoodshop personally, I don’t like splayed woods. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @MansFineFurn You’re welcome. Thanks for coming out and for that great write-up. #woodchat

@Morton: @EliCleveland Saturday was busiest number of people – but I had almost as many potential conversations on Sunday #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @EliCleveland glad you liked it #woodchat

@MKatFWW: @DavidJUlschmid @fromthewoodshop personally, I don’t like splayed woods. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @MansFineFurn You’re welcome. Thanks for coming out and for that great write-up. #woodchat

@Morton: @EliCleveland Saturday was busiest number of people – but I had almost as many potential conversations on Sunday #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @EliCleveland glad you liked it #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @GregoryJPaolini Welcome. #woodchat

@MKatFWW: @GregoryJPaolini what luck. I’m here for the 2nd time. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: One of the major things that I noticed, and a focus for next year, is preparing makers for the show. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @uppercutwood Are you including craft/art shows or more wood vendor shows? #woodchat

@EliCleveland: There’s a lot of talk about educating consumers, but it goes both ways. @theboisshop is very astute on this point. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Hello y’all..sorry I’m late #woodchat

@GregoryJPaolini: @MKatFWW I don’t buy it for a second. You live on twitter!!! #woodchat

@garagewoodworks: Just stumbled in. 1st timer too. #woodchat

@MKatFWW: @davidjulschmid @fromthewoodshop Splayed? Curse autocorrect! #woodchat

@Morton: @EliCleveland You saying I wasn’t prepared?! :) The big thing @theboisshop and I spoke about was maker’s learning from the crowd #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland I bet, I’m sure woodworkers need to learn how to talk to “people” #woodchat

@MKatFWW: @GregoryJPaolini no. I’ve got a Matt bot doing all my tweets. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @garagewoodworks welcome! #woodchat

@theboisshop: @Morton I believe that was a “silent rant”, was it not? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @EliCleveland I need to start writing my blog more client based. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @garagewoodworks Welcome. Glad you could join us. #woodchat

@Morton: @theboisshop It’s getting louder now. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @MKatFWW Granted that’s a pretty wild looking piece, but still. a lot of $$ IMO.. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: Whew got into the groove with the last coat of finish and can now get my chat on #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @Morton Haha, you did alright. But as a whole there’s still a disconnect. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @garagewoodworks welcome Brian. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @theboisshop how about sharing the rant here? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: I haven’t attended a “wood” show yet. Too far away and too costly. I’m hoping to make it to the one in Louisville. #woodchat

@kingfinny: Representing Mid-Atlantic MWA @RenaissanceWW @TheRealNeal #woodchat http://t.co/7qd2YjkU

@JohnVerreault: @GregoryJPaolini #woodchat Just got my Paolini Rulers from Woodpecker!! Woohoo! & my Bessey Xmas clamps arrived…now for the lottery. ;^)

@MansFineFurn: Not sure I captured @elicleveland or @theboisshop ‘s points here: http://t.co/9vOzYyg7 read more about it if you haven’t already #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @EliCleveland Two things I noted were 1) more real estate, and 2) better location from 2011. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FromTheWoodshop What theme are you using? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: I suspect the real cost would be in all the stuff I’d want to buy. #woodchat

@Buceywoodworks: @Morton @EliCleveland @theboisshop Do you feel that maybe the demonstrations from the woodworkers effects the consumers #woodchat

@garagewoodworks: @BillGriggs Thank you. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @JimAAshley Yeah, we made some major upgrades for this year. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: FYI if you’re on the west coast, and looking for shows, this magazine has a list in the back http://t.co/yWVS7wXW #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @EliCleveland My wife thinks I need to tailor my entire online persona to be a designer/builder #woodchat

@theboisshop: @uppercutwood Matt, I’m planning a blog post on it – but in short woodworkers need to stop blaming “the wrong buyers” #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @BillGriggs trying out a Wootheme.. Swatch.. Just learning WP and it’s kicking my a$$. But it was free… #woodchat

@BillGriggs: My son and I made some turned wooden pens this week. Lots of fun and he learns fast. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland what were the upgrades? #woodchat

@GregoryJPaolini: @MKatFWW I need a Matt Bot.!!! Don’t let any of my editors know I’m here, rather than working on writing articles and books!!! #woodchat

@sharpendwood: RT @uppercutwood: FYI if you’re on the west coast, and looking for shows,this magazine has a list in the back http://t.co/JoCdYjcF #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @Buceywoodworks I think the demos give people some insight into the piece and spark conversation. Make things more casual. #woodchat

@TheRealNeal: @kingfinny @Renaissanceww Hey neighbor! #woodchat

@MKatFWW: @GregoryJPaolini too late. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @theboisshop I think it’s like everything. You dress, etc for the position you want. Not the one you’re in. #woodchat

@Morton: @Buceywoodworks @elicleveland @theboisshop I think the demo’s only effect consumers in a good way-it’s really hand-crafted. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @theboisshop I agree completely. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: What’s the draw for a left coaster to make the trip for next years show? What’s different from any of the other shows out there? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: Best thing I learned at WoodExpo: Learning to Pass on a job when its not worth it. Practiced it today! #woodchat

@swedishiron: I agree as well @theboisshop , quote “work has to sell itself, but to do so prospective clients have to be able to encounter it” #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood Almost everything, space, location, schedule, presentation, etc. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Morton so they love to see how the work is done? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn tell me more #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @MansFineFurn Do you use goal seek in Excel? It’s very handy #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland sounds like you guys put in a lot of work #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @MansFineFurn That is sometimes VERY hard to do…. Especially when you’re hungry :-O #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @FromTheWoodshop Just learning WP and it’s kicking my a$$ I’m pretty familiar with WP, drop me at Ben’s Workshop, maybe I can help #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: Hello #woodchat I for one had a great time at WoodExpo2012 anyone who can should aim for 2013.

@DavidJUlschmid: RT @Tumblewood: @theboisshop I think it’s like everything. You dress, etc for the position you want. Not the one you’re in. #woodchat


@EliCleveland: @WatkinsWoodWork We let the makers and buyers interact in a unique way. There’s an informality(?) that encourages conversation. #woodchat

@Morton: @uppercutwood The organizers put in a TON of work to make this happen. They did an amazing job; getting better each year! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DyamiPlotke I’m going to try. Logistics..but, I think it seems a valuable show. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland informality = casual I assume? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: Yes, but you can’t do work for less than your time is worth (better to spend time designing for next woodexpo/growing business) #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @MansFineFurn It’s aquick way to see if a job is worth your time. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @benjamenjohnson wow, that would be awesome. not knowing any code trying to figure out what the templates allow/don’t allow is .. #woodchat

@garagewoodworks: I’ll be back in a sec. Someone write everything down so I don’t miss it.. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Morton were woodworkers working during the show? benches, planes, chisels, etc? #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @EliCleveland But doesn’t that still come down to the maker getting out of that comfort zone and engaging the crowd? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @garagewoodworks yes, I capture transcripts at http://t.co/XbQs2mvQ #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @Tumblewood I’d love to see you at #woodexpo, Vic. As #WIA fragmentation will likely keep us apart in October. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @benjamenjohnson looks like we are kinda close (@4 hours away). how much snow you get today? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @Furnitology Did you say there is no vendor fee? How does the show make its’ money? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @Furnitology Hey Neil!! Welcome!! #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @WatkinsWoodWork Beyond your comfort zone is where the money is stored. #woodchat

@theboisshop: @WatkinsWoodWork We spend so much time in the shop, any time engaging a crowd should be welcome! #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @garagewoodworks don’t fear. #woodchat transcripts get posted.

@DavidJUlschmid: #woodchat Does anyone put a “Time Budget” on a piece. To push yourself to get it done in a reasonable amount of time. Focus on DONE!?!??!

@uppercutwood: @WatkinsWoodWork that’s true for any salesman, isn’t it? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @FromTheWoodshop def. not easy, for sure. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: RT @theboisshop: @WatkinsWoodWork We spend so much time in the shop, any time engaging a crowd should be welcome! #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @WatkinsWoodWork Absolutely. The dynamic makes it easier. It’s not so obvious that this is about sales, so buyers are disarmed. #woodchat

@Morton: @uppercutwood There are benches ready to use by the makers. Good way to engage the crowd, but usually the more woodworker-type #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @theboisshop i got a job in computers to avoid people. oops my org size is about 80 people. #woodchat

@sharpendwood: I wonder if attendees are surprised by 1) # of custom makers and 2) diversity/quality of work #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: I assume the “customers” are all woodworkers themselves, or wanna bees #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @Tumblewood @MansFineFurn I really like Excel and do some VBA coding, but I’ve never used Goal Seek. Going to look into it Thanks, #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @EliCleveland Makes sense #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @FromTheWoodshop Maybe 6 inches, but it was wet and heavy. Clogged my snow blower every 20 feet or so, ended up shoveling a lot. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @ramblinrdesigns We think the free space is an important piece. We strip away all of the barriers except desire to be there. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns nope, they are at the home show – they are just consumers, that’s what makes it special! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ramblinrdesigns No, they are a mix. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @WatkinsWoodWork thats part of it, but also designing for the type of folks likely to attnd. & give them a way into fine furn. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @ramblinrdesigns It’s held in a home show, so about 20,000 home-owners are coming through. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @sharpendwood I suspect so, as they are mostly standard home show attendees. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @benjamenjohnson looked at your site.. your MILES ahead of me.. Thank’s for the offer!!!! Possibly tomorrow if that’s OK.. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: For woodworkers that attended woodexpo, what are the tips you’d give for preparing for a consumer focused show? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @WatkinsWoodWork thats part of it, but also designing for the type of folks likely to attnd. & give them a way into fine furn. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @ramblinrdesigns It’s held in a home show, so about 20,000 home-owners are coming through. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @sharpendwood I suspect so, as they are mostly standard home show attendees. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @benjamenjohnson looked at your site.. your MILES ahead of me.. Thank’s for the offer!!!! Possibly tomorrow if that’s OK.. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: For woodworkers that attended woodexpo, what are the tips you’d give for preparing for a consumer focused show? #woodchat

@Furnitology: @ramblinrdesigns show owners are wking with us-we bring in traffic and this year WoodExpo was a destination within NE home Show #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @benjamenjohnson alomst 2 feet here along the lake.. wet and heavy. still coming down. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: 20,000! RT @EliCleveland: @ramblinrdesigns Its held in a home show, so about 20,000 home-owners are coming through. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: So it’s more consumer oriented than trade? #woodchat

@woodbard: Just checking in, making sure everyone’s behaving. :-) Nice to see this crowd! #woodchat
@sharpendwood: Really awesome that there’s no space fee #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: I wrote about some of the markets/audiences/customers I observed at the show http://t.co/9vOzYyg7 maybe missed some. #woodchat

@garagewoodworks: Cool. Thanks. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood Build for the client-base! Price-point is HUGE here. Don’t compromise quality, just design efficiently. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodbard great to see you Al! we’re chatting about @WoodExpo2012 #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: What kind of displays were put on by the different makers? My hurdle would be transporting goods and tools from the WC #woodchat

@GregoryJPaolini: @DavidJUlschmid good point. IMO, one of the most important parts of a successful woodwork business is to focus on business first. #woodchat

@sharpendwood: Hopefully shows like this cause people to look more at the small boutique shop vs big box #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @woodbard Evening Al #woodchat

@woodbard: @uppercutwood Sorry I missed all the happenings. Congrats to Neil, Eli, and the entire crowd! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: MT @MansFineFurn: I wrote about some of the audiences/customers I observed at the show http://t.co/m9VavDfk maybe missed some. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @ramblinrdesigns Right. The makers aren’t divided, so they can represent the craft first, rather than competing factions. #woodchat

@Furnitology: @ramblinrdesigns not necessarily….sales to occur and after show contacts are made by those participating #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: This is different from WWIA. Where is this years expo located? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland what about multiple-production machines #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @FromTheWoodshop Sure, tomorrow’s good. Wow 2 feet. If it’s heavy at least there’s no drifting. #woodchat

@woodbard: @Tumblewood Hi, Vic. Hope all’s well. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Fixed RT @uppercutwood: @EliCleveland what about making multiples of a project #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @ramblinrdesigns For now, the show stays in Boston. We’re not travelling yet. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @MansFineFurn What is the price point for this consumer base? #woodchat

@swedishiron: @MansFineFurn your posts list of audiences was pretty accurate. Could break down WW’ers into smaller buckets easily I guess #woodchat

@Furnitology: @WatkinsWoodWork transportin is part of furniture design…..maybe your approach wins the most Creative Award #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @Furnitology I might just drive #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood Another great way to bring down prices. Jigs, fixtures, etc. save time if used appropriately. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @elicleveland @swedishiron @furnitology so when will the official WoodExpo 2012 webpage go up? #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @benjamenjohnson I have a full sized 4×4 with knobby snow tires and still couldn’t do much… a LOT of weight on the roof! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood you’re nuts that’s a long drive! #woodchat

@Furnitology: @ramblinrdesigns Much much different…its about giving an individuals design a chance to get exposed to the buying public #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @Tumblewood My guess is around $1,500. Enough to respect but not be afraid of. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood My upcoming designs, outside of lamps..are too big to ship #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland what woods, styles, pieces, finishes are people most interested in? #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @MansFineFurn We’re losing sleep over it. We’ll spread the word as soon as it goes live. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @Tumblewood Tough one, I’d guess $1000-$1400 as entry point, always nice to have high-end eye candy to lure em in though. Homeshow #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @EliCleveland OK..so, I want to stick with things like lamps. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @EliCleveland Smaller pieces / builds #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood Vic loves lamp. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @Tumblewood No, I’d say bring lamps, but bring the high-end too. Show your range #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood Our two sales this year were a contemporary and a traditional, but in the past contemporary has been more popular. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @EliCleveland Don’t lose sleep over it. just askin’! #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @Tumblewood @EliCleveland Vic, what are you thinking about building to offer for sale? #woodchat

@swedishiron: @Tumblewood accessories and lamps so far have been a hit with clients, they do stand out nicely with all the furniture pieces #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn are the smaller/less expensive pieces gateway drugs to larger sales? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood I love design…don’t care what form #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: RT @uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn are the smaller/less expensive pieces gateway drugs to larger sales? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Do you think one or two actual pieces plus photo display sells best? I would think demo has strong appeal to attract audience. #woodchat

@Furnitology: @Tumblewood Vic lots of small pieces can ship and assemble into large high end pieces, that’s custom work! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: Precisely my words! RT @uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn are the smaller/less expensive pieces gateway drugs to larger sales? #woodchat

@kingfinny: @MansFineFurn @Tumblewood marketing theory says bring high- and mid-price, so the mid- looks more affordable by comparison #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DavidJUlschmid I have some lamps coming up then a hall table/bookcase #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: Hi everyone, sorry I’m late. Many thanks to Modern Woodworkers Assoc for showing at the WoodExpo #woodchat

@uppercutwood: RT @kingfinny: marketing theory says bring high- and mid-price, so the mid- looks more affordable by comparison #woodchat


@EliCleveland: @MansFineFurn Absolutely! I just talked to Steve Skillins and his sale landed him another job. #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @Tumblewood What are you using for shades on your lamps? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood I’m making a lamp for work, the lights here turn off automatically. I hate it. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @Tumblewood we’re just going to have to caravan from the WC Vic. Toss the pieces in a Uhaul and make the cross country slog #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @EliCleveland That’s awesome! I’m really happy for him. #woodchat

@swedishiron: Big hint is to create an environment for your pieces where clients don’t have to use their imagination #ThinkSuite #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: Bit of a drive-by woodchat for me tonight. Downstairs in my shop trying to arrange things in a more efficient manner. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @EliCleveland How big is the turnout for this show? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @swedishiron Kevin Mack’s setup was great: Like a Living room (he says it was your idea…)! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @DavidJUlschmid Cool idea, how thin? End grain or face grain. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @SplinteredBoard thanks for having us, Rick. The Modern Woodworkers Association had a blast at #woodexpo #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DavidJUlschmid These are ceiling fixtures-Shoji paper #woodchat

@swedishiron: Just exchanged messages w/ Steve Skillins tonight as well. A great craftsman. So thrilled by his sale and positive experience #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @ramblinrdesigns The home show gets 20,000+ visitors a year. #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: #woodchat What materials, besides wood, do you use in your projects to make you stand out from the crowd? #woodexpo

@uppercutwood: @SplinteredBoard hey Rick! glad you guys could make it sounds like the show was Awesome. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn i’d like to know more about show prep and setup #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @Tumblewood Gonna cull some straight grain Fir from these old timbers #woodchat

@swedishiron: @MansFineFurn yeah, Kevin Mack’s layout was way to easy, great design, + 5 pieces that all work together. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: An advantage of Neil’s flat-pack ideas is, if you travelled to the show, you don’t lose business by not being local. Just ship. #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @uppercutwood It’s exhausting, but we always have fun. #woodchat

@GregoryJPaolini: @SMeekWoodworks Jeez Scott, you’ve only got about 300 plane orders to fill !!! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DavidJUlschmid I’m developing a relationship with a local upholsterer #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @uppercutwood yeah, me too: um…. @elicleveland @swedishiron @splinteredboard ? #woodchat

@Furnitology: @DavidJUlschmid use of materials is an element that has been under utilized to date at #WoodExpo #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @GregoryJPaolini @SMeekWoodworks Damn fine planes!! #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @benjamenjohnson Face grain. I shoot for 0.040 – 0.050″ thick. #woodchat. I’ve sold a few on Etsy http://t.co/8wawmfNg

@swedishiron: Hello @SplinteredBoard glad you could make it. #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @uppercutwood It might take a few weeks to tell you all that goes into show prep. We literally take an entire year to get ready #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Furnitology We had a woodchat about incorporating other materials, what are your suggestions/ideas #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @MansFineFurn @uppercutwood Can you be more specific? #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @Tumblewood Awesome #woodchat I’ve thought of branching out a working with other local craftspeople!

@Tumblewood: @Furnitology Derek is blogging about marbling paper. I’m looking forward to that! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @SplinteredBoard I don’t mean for the whole show, but what does a woodworker need to do to be ready for a show #woodchat

@EliCleveland: I already feel behind on planning 2013. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland if I am a woodworker getting ready for a show, what should I do? what should I bring? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DavidJUlschmid I don’t plan on working “with”. I plan on hiring to do it to my spec #woodchat

@swedishiron: One reason for success behind prep/setup thru-out the year is working with a group of folks you respect/trust. Lots of Skype time #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @GregoryJPaolini LOL, something like that. #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @GregoryJPaolini LOL, something like that. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood Consider your image. Business card, portfolio, clothing, you are a brand and it should all jive. #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @Tumblewood Thanks Vic!

@ #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @uppercutwood Ah, ok. @elicleveland would be better suited to answer then #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @Tumblewood @Furnitology #woodchat. Ever thought about trying your hand at stained glass?

@SplinteredBoard: @EliCleveland Well, we have a lot on our plate for next year. We just need to organize better this year #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood Think about who you are marketing to and how. You need to have a plan. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DavidJUlschmid Now, I might work “with” my sister in law on a stained glass project. She’s extremely talented #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Gotta go guys. Hate to do it, but I need to work on my site… G’Night All!! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: the most clever use of non-wood material this year (that I recall) glass coasters used in Kevin Mack’s japanese(?) inspired piece #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @uppercutwood Ever talk to authors going on tours? they always get into great physical shape first. Wouldn’t hurt here too #woodchat

@BillGriggs: RT @EliCleveland: @uppercutwood Think about who you are marketing to and how. You need to have a plan. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @Furnitology a very wise man once told me to build to my tooling! #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @EliCleveland Branding is very important. I’m realizing how much I’m lacking in that department lately. #woodchat

@Furnitology: @uppercutwood materials break you away from just “woodworking”….now you enter furniture design-for instance nobody uses lacquer? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FromTheWoodshop thanks for stopping by, don’t forget the transcripts are on http://t.co/XbQs2mvQ #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @SMeekWoodworks Um, I just got new business cards. Yay. #woodchat

@GregoryJPaolini: @EliCleveland Flat packing is an oldie, but a goodie – check out “come-pact” furniture circa 1900 #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Furnitology I definitely use lacquer. #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @Furnitology Right, we discussed, at length, the difference between being a woodworker, and being a furniture maker #woodchat

@swedishiron: Another point to keep in mind is your work. Take a good look at your portfolio, don’t bring your weakest piece to the show. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @BillGriggs I have friend who builds high end mansions for people just below Gates’ income range. That’s my main target #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @GregoryJPaolini http://t.co/j1bLYcam come-packt #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @GregoryJPaolini These days people dissociate flat-pack and quality. Remind consumers what custom really is. #woodchat

@Furnitology: @DavidJUlschmid now we’re talking..Niels Cosman’s best piece was in his portfolio-stain glass design on sliding cabinet doors #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @SplinteredBoard that sounds like a great topic for the future, are you guys in? @Furnitology, @EliCleveland #woodchat

@GregoryJPaolini: @Tumblewood @smeekwoodworks the best performing plane I’ve ever used! Just got on Scott’s waiting list with a 55′ QSWO smoother #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @Tumblewood That’s a good target to hit. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @Furnitology I couldn’t believe he didn’t have any glasswork. He’s quite skilled. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @Furnitology Sometimes our “tooling” is our associations with other artisans #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @Furnitology #woodchat I get so excited looking at the Greene and Greene stained glass pieces. I enjoy the soldering

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood I am. I have lots of thoughts on that one. It’s another blog that I’m not writing. #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @GregoryJPaolini That’s one hell of a long plane! how do you lift that thing??? #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: RT @Tumblewood: @Furnitology Sometimes our “tooling” is our associations with other artisans #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland we can write it together, maybe on our TBD skype date. Just been so busy releasing Windows 8 Consumer Preview #woodchat

@Furnitology: @uppercutwood 1 of our strengths as an organizing group is that we are willing to provide on going help we want the next big thing #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @SplinteredBoard @GregoryJPaolini It has wings. Lifts itself. #woodchat

@GregoryJPaolini: @SMeekWoodworks @elicleveland Brand is very important, but takes either time, or insane amounts of marketing #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood I’ll be incorporating stainless steel screen as door panels on mud room lockers this spring #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @swedishiron Indeed, I purposely put them under the same header to simplify. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: It’s great to have the power of @WoodExpo2012 in #woodchat #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood Yes, panels are easier. I’m gonna have to find a local welder #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood Haha, sounds good. (and it’s @woodexpous ;P ) #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: MT: @uppercutwood: Its great to have the power of @WoodExpoUS in #woodchat #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @Tumblewood You should learn to do your own welding. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland oops #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood learn to weld or solder. it’s apparently not that hard. #woodchat

@GregoryJPaolini: @SplinteredBoard Couldn’t find the little degree symbol on the iPhone. Had to settle for the ‘ symbol instead #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @BillGriggs I don’t want to get a whole other set of tools and stainless is an art unto itself #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @GregoryJPaolini I was just yankin’ yer chain. lol. #woodchat

@Furnitology: @uppercutwood not the way lacquer can be used-nobody does it today!Talk about adding the color element to your pieces- think faux #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @Tumblewood You can learn a bunch at http://t.co/0PdkMQEY #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood Agreed!! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Furnitology #woodchat you’re talking about tinted lacquer like @celamens ?

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood Before we go, I want to thank @splinteredboard @furnitology @swedishiron @justindipalma and Bruce for all the work. #woodchat

@garagewoodworks: @Tumblewood I tried a project that incorporated stained glass and I couldn’t get it to cut down a score line. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @swedishiron I take it back, just re-reading my post, I did distinguish woodworker from furnituremaker. #subconscious #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @Tumblewood I can’t belive it. A woodworker who doesn’t want more tool???? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @garagewoodworks That’s why I’d work with my sister in law #woodchat

@swedishiron: Thanks @EliCleveland .. or Eli Cleve :) #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @EliCleveland Dude, you did all the heavy lifting. I’m just there to hold the tail #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Tools #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @BillGriggs I just spent 6 years getting my shop to this point in order to start designing and making my pieces. FOCUS!! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: Before everyone leaves, allow me to summarize http://t.co/9vOzYyg7 : If you don’t try to get to WoodExpo ’13, you’re nuts. #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: Anyone hanging out on Google+ after #woodchat

@Furnitology: @uppercutwood RE lacquer…no it’s more about creating your finishes using lacquer #woodchat

@GregoryJPaolini: So, what does this flashing battery icon mean??? Goodnight #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @BillGriggs It’s like Tommy sending his stuff out to a skilled finisher..it makes sense #woodchat

@garagewoodworks: @SMeekWoodworks Google+? I’m just starting to figure out twitter. Ugg #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @Tumblewood No, Eli just comes to the shop.. ;) #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @Tumblewood There’s a perception that makers have to go start to finish these days. But that’s a whole different topic. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @garagewoodworks G+ rocks! #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @Tumblewood I understand. Focus on what you are best at. Build relationships to help with other tasks. #woodchat

@Furnitology: EliCleveland @SplinteredBoard Haha. @justindipalma is the man. I’m just one in six @swedishiron-Thank you guys for covering for me #woodchat

@kingfinny: thanks for the great @WoodExpoUS info #woodchat! Goodnight!

@SMeekWoodworks: @GregoryJPaolini See ya tomorrow. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @MansFineFurn I’m a wizard with that spray shellac. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @EliCleveland I say, focus…and collaborate with others skilled artisans #woodchat

@garagewoodworks: @Tumblewood I have an account but I haven’t figured it out yet. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @BillGriggs exactly #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: Great chat tonight. Lots to think about in the coming weeks/months #woodchat

@swedishiron: @Furnitology anytime brother! anytime.. We’ll have to make plans to hang out this summer while out in Maine #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @Furnitology A big thank you for all your advice over the last few years. I’ve tweaked it, but its looks like it is paying off #woodchat

@BillGriggs: RT @Tumblewood: @BillGriggs exactly #woodchat

@Furnitology: RT @EliCleveland @Tumblewood There’s a perception that makers have to go start to finish these days-that’s a whole different topic #woodchat

@BillGriggs: RT @Tumblewood: @EliCleveland I say, focus…and collaborate with others skilled artisans #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: See ya guys. Thanks for the quick chat! #woodchat

@JimAAshley: Great #woodchat tonight. Was great to get to go to @WoodExpoUS, and wish I could’ve hung out longer.

@EliCleveland: @JimAAshley I’m glad you could make it. Hopefully I’ll see you soon at an #modernwoodworkers event. #woodchat

@Furnitology: RT @Tumblewood Sometimes our “tooling” is our associations with other artisans…..——super break out thought!!! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Thanks everyone for contributing, I’ll post transcripts soon #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: Oh yeah, I forgot to welcome @elicleveland as one of the newest members of #modernwoodworkers Boston crew! Glad to have you! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @Furnitology Just restating your earlier advice from a long while back #woodchat

@Furnitology: Thank you all….goodnight. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: Thanks again. Great #woodchat

@swedishiron: Have a great night everyone! We appreciate your support around @WoodExpoUS and look forward to 2013 #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Furnitology thank you Neil! #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @EliCleveland Thanks Eli! Glad we had a chance to chat. Hope as well to see you soon. #woodchat

@JC_McGrath: Missed #woodchat tonight, I will have to catch the transcripts. Hope everyone is well

@Tumblewood: @JC_McGrath It should be a great read, Jon! Excellent input tonight! #woodchat

Woodworker Design Jam: Woodchat Transcript February 22, 2012

On February 1 Woodchat got together for a design jam to dicuss their projects.

Woodchat Transcript February 22, 2012 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern

@LaMacchiaDesign: Taking a poll… What’s your favorite material for making full scale mock ups/models for furniture? #woodchat #woodworking

@unkilted: hey peeps? Whens #woodchat again? you catboys always have a good chinwag session.

@unkilted: Imagine if #woodchat and a #kiltchat combined - imagien the audience if you will….. ;)

@uppercutwood: Tonight’s #woodchat is a design jam – share your designs with Woodchat on G+ and we’ll split up the time: you present and get feedback

@RhodyFurniture: Is anybody going to be on #Woodchat today? Any specific topics?

@MansFineFurn: @RhodyFurniture #woodchat is on for tonight 9P EST. The topic is:design jam – share your designs. you present and get feedback

@MansFineFurn: RT @uppercutwood: Tonight’s #woodchat is a design jam – share your designs with Woodchat on G+ and we’ll split up the time: you present and get feedback

@WatkinsWoodWork: Not sure I’m making #woodchat tonight. 1st chance to hit the shop since Sat…gotta take the opportunity when I can.

@JudiciaryTerp: @MansFineFurn Wrote a 3-step process to share posts at the +WoodChat Page: http://t.co/aJH83eEr #woodchat

@woodbard: @Tumblewood @DyamiPlotke @uppercutwood @MansFineFurn A 3-step process to share posts at the +WoodChat Page: http://t.co/e143S3z2 #woodchat

@kring_l: unfortunately probable gonna miss #woodchat tonight 1 hr. to go 2 hr. driving left sorry

@MansFineFurn: RT @JudiciaryTerp: @MansFineFurn Wrote a 3-step process to share posts at the +WoodChat Page: http://t.co/aJH83eEr #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: #woodchat in 9 minutes! Come hang out for an hour! I believe the topic tonight is design-related.

@MichaelAgate: @flairwoodworks here and waiting #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: It has become somewhat of a ritual to monitor and participate in #woodchat between 6 and 7pm while cleaning up my shop.

@FlairWoodworks: @MichaelAgate What’s happening tonight? What’s your son building these days? #woodchat

@MichaelAgate: @flariwoodworks we are going to get into some powertools this weekend #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Hi all. Checking in. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: Hi there @ramblinrdesigns #woodchat

@MichaelAgate: @flairwoodworks did you ever find out what was under that piece of maple on your G+ #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MichaelAgate I want to let it dry out more. #woodchat

@LaMacchiaDesign: What’s up #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: hey everybody; back in 5 minutes…. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: So where’s @uppercutwood? Who’s running the show today? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Happy client upon delivery of a project today made me happy too. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns That’s great. What was the project? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Hello all! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Ready to share your designs and get feedback from your online woodworking peers? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: He lost a drawer (on the highway) to an antique dresser and needed a new one made. Color and grain matching was a challenge. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Hello woodchat. I put out a new video. http://t.co/MXwrOlst #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: It’s official. I will be giving this away at the Milwaukee Fine Furnishings Show this Fall: http://t.co/lLGwADiI #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @ramblinrdesigns Evening Beth. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: How about we start with Beth Perry’s curved case. https://t.co/fPjjd7Am #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr That’s very generous of you, Dale. The notches on the insides of the legs for the bars are interesting. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Oh boy. I’m sitting down. Lay it on me. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @Tumblewood I did too, but remembered in time. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood hey buddy glad you’re here! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ramblinrdesigns Thank you for submitting to G+Woodchat! #woodchat

@MichaelAgate: So you would cut the sides out of one piece of 12/4? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr Are the notched purely aesthetic or do they also serve a practical purpose? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: I wanted to do something different. Legs have already been spokeshave shaped. I used solid walnut. Shelves are Ambrosia Maple. #woodchat

@weilworks26: Checking in for #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MichaelAgate That sounds like a good idea. Choose a rift-sawn piece. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: The shelves will sit in notches cut in the legs. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: What do you all think about the overhang of the top on @ramblinrdesigns’ table? Is it enough? #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Back to #woodchat.. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns so the curves came out of one piece and that’s already done, wow! will the top be open or will it have drawers? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DJOfurnituremkr I like that piece, Dale! Love the notches and mixed media #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks I wish I had the sketchup, but the top seems to not be as stout as the legs. more overhang, maybe thicker? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns Are the legs 4″ x 4″ in cross section? They look good, but that number seems huge. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: The top is open. My son has plans for the space and told me what he was looking for in terms of storage. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns it might be super awesome to have the center divider and also the shelves and drawers follow the curve #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ramblinrdesigns Beth, any progress photos? #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: I haven’t set up my google+ account yet for @fromthewoodshop; on the TO DO later tonight :-) #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns right now they seem to break the curve a bit. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: I started out with a 3/4″ vision for the top but beefed it up to 1 1/2″ thick. I had the same feeling you did. #woodchat

@MichaelAgate: Was just about to saw the same thing @uppercutwood #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @FlairWoodworks I would think more of an overhang and possibly non symmetrical #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns I bet the grain looks awesome on the walnut with the curves I love walnut so awesome choice! #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks Yes, just aesthetic. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns great minds think alike. #squirrel! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns Are we looking at a single drawer visually divided, or four separate drawers? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @Tumblewood Thanks Vic! #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Four separate drawers. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: preloading the next convo – who wants to get feedback next? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: I like @tumblewood’s suggestion of asymmetry. But I’d love to see a pair of these, but mirror images #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @ramblinrdesigns I like it! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood How many designs do we already have for this evening? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: The drawer fronts do follow the curve. I hadn’t thought about the divider, but I will. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @ramblinrdesigns I like it! Kinda trippy #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @MansFineFurn Yes! a set of mirror asymmetrical end tables would be cool! #woodchat

@mamader: Evening all! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: I only got Beth’s and Matt’s Mantle posted to Woodchat #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @mamader Hey Mike! #woodchat

@MichaelAgate: One last thing for me on the Betty Perry, I think the top needs to be beefed up.

@ #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @mamader Hi Mike. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks not enough :( #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Thanks. What do you suggest I change on the top? The shape in front? I haven’t made it yet. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @mamader how’s it going? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: if they’re not posted on woodchat, maybe candidates can just share links here in #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood my mantle was mostly sketchup practice and to seed the discussion. I moved past that design already #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns looking at the piece from the front and side you see curves, what about from the top? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: Correction: if theyre not posted on +woodchat, maybe candidates can just share links here in #woodchat

@mamader: @FromTheWoodshop Pretty good! How are you? #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @ramblinrdesigns might be a little tricky, but the center divider to follow same curvature as the legs / body.. IMHO #woodchat

@uppercutwood: MT @MansFineFurn: If they’re not posted on +woodchat, just share links here <- Yes please! #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: I hadn’t planned any topside curves but think I will after this input. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: MT @FromTheWoodshop: @ramblinrdesigns center divider to follow same curvature as the legs / body. I agree +1 #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: How about this table I built? What do you think of it? http://t.co/FFxoJcI2 #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @mamader fast paced day; but went pretty well… #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Thanks. Back to SketchUp to play around with it. #woodchat

@McPhersonDoug: Hello all. just arrived. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @FlairWoodworks you KNOW I love the twisted table #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @FlairWoodworks I like it. but the top needs some twist too #woodchat

@uppercutwood: MT next project: @FlairWoodworks: How about this table I built? What do you think of it? http://t.co/dBBr7xQc #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @Tumblewood But is there anything you would tweak? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @FromTheWoodshop The only thing I can think is the wood hides the details too much #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I think I might have some twisted wood ;) RT @MansFineFurn: @FlairWoodworks I like it. but the top needs some twist too #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns beth thank you for sharing, and I hope the feedback is good, and was delivered in a positive way for you! #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks I particularly like the way the twist on the legs follows the lower apron.. very cool. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Here’s a top view of Table with a Twist. http://t.co/tnxhr9A1 #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks I really like it. Would like to see it with ebonized ash base & bubinga top. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks The twist in the aprons is easy to see. The twist in the legs sneaks up on you. Anyway to make it more apparent? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: YEAH!!! RT @DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks I really like it. Would like to see it with ebonized ash base & bubinga top. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks Personally I’m a fan of contrasting wood colors…. Light and dark… #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood Probably better lighting placement would help. @Tumblewood and I talked about this. #woodchat

@MichaelAgate: @flairwoodworks dude how did you create those legs. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks maybe twist the bevel on the top, bevel the top on the left side and switch to the bottom on the right #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks Maybe no chamfer on the top. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Me too, but where? RT @FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks Personally I’m a fan of contrasting wood colors…. Light and dark… #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks is the twist more apparent In person? #woodchat


@MansFineFurn: @FlairWoodworks maybe, but ebonized ash might mask the leg twist a bit #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MichaelAgate Drawknife, spokeshave were used to make the twists. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @FlairWoodworks inlays that accentuate twist? #woodchat

@MichaelAgate: @FlairWoodworks That is friggin sweet lookin. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks Maybe a nice little banding around the edge of the table edge? #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @FlairWoodworks I was just about to ask how you made the twists. Cool table #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood That twisted bevel idea is intriguing. Quite techinically difficult too, I’d imagine. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks Proportion of the top looks a little off, but maybe it’s just the photo. Looks a little narrow for the legs. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Hmmm. I do like the bevel on the top, but I can see it without! RT @DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks Maybe no chamfer on the top. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood The twist is probably less obvious, if anything in person because of the lighting. #woodchat

@McPhersonDoug: I like the legs and the aprons, but would change the top. Doesn’t seem to match. Top is nice, but for another design.

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@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks to accent the champfer #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Yes, I suspect it would hide the shadow. RT @MansFineFurn: @FlairWoodworks maybe, but ebonized ash might mask the leg twist a bit #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ramblinrdesigns Agreed. I think either more front overhang or less side to side. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: That *might* be a little too much for me. RT @MansFineFurn: @FlairWoodworks inlays that accentuate twist? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Thanks! RT @MichaelAgate: @FlairWoodworks That is friggin sweet lookin. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: It’s possible… RT @FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks Maybe a nice little banding around the edge of the table edge? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @FlairWoodworks This is one of those scenarios I think a higher gloss finish would help show the detail #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns Did you see this photo? http://t.co/tnxhr9A1 There is minimal front/back overhang. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: I like it just the way it is. Don’t change a thing, just light it so the shadows show the twist #woodchat

@McPhersonDoug: Too much going on with the table top. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @McPhersonDoug Any idea what you would use for the top, if not this? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: (who wants to go next and submit a design for feedback?) #woodchat

@McPhersonDoug: The legs and aprons are what makes the design I think.

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@benjamenjohnson: @FlairWoodworks I like the size of the top, it gets a little close to the apron on the front edge though #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @Tumblewood @ramblindesigns More overhang on the front would hide the front apron… Perhaps less side overhang, then. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Here’s an outside the box idea; what about burning the faces of the twists to accent the actual edge of the twist? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: All I have is the details from my bench build. My next project is still only a sketch #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @Tumblewood The finish is actually fairly glossy. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: MT next project to discuss @DJOfurnituremkr: We can talk about this: http://t.co/RHrUXc64 Still my favorite. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: That’s easiest! RT @MansFineFurn: I like it just the way it is. Don’t change a thing, just light it so the shadows show the twist #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @FlairWoodworks Then it must mostly be the photography on this. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Too much figure? Or are you referring to the bevels? RT @McPhersonDoug: Too much going on with the table top. #woodchat

@McPhersonDoug: Maybe a simple rectangle with some slight angle on the edges. Not much flair. Different color or species could be good #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks I hope you feel like you got good feedback, from good people, delivered in a kind way buddy. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: unfortunately my designs are still in my head. Got stuck making a play kitchen for daughter today (was hoping to start by G&G bed #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DJOfurnituremkr I like the finished “live” edge. @FlairWoodworks has employed that design element, too. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I would agree. But what to do with the top… RT @McPhersonDoug: The legs and aprons are what makes the design I think. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Onto this project @DJOfurnituremkr: We can talk about this: http://t.co/RHrUXc64 Still my favorite. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I can’t do that! :D RT @McPhersonDoug: Maybe a simple rectangle with some slight angle on the edges. Not much flair. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: maybe burn isn’t the right word; darken the faces to have light twisted edges…. #woodchat

@McPhersonDoug: I REALLY like how you did the legs and the aprons and tied them together that way! Very Cool. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood Oh, I did. Thanks for all the great feedback, #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Can you take a picture for us? ;) #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @Tumblewood @DJOfurnituremkr I don’t think a live edge would work on Table with a Twist. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Interesting idea.. RT @FromTheWoodshop: maybe burn isn’t the right word; darken the faces to have light twisted edges…. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: You’re all doing a good job delivering feedback in a constructive and positive way, please keep it up. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: RT @uppercutwood: You’re all doing a good job delivering feedback in a constructive and positive way, please keep it up. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks of the kitchen?? believe me, it’s not fancy, just a re-model of a garage sale cabinet.. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @FlairWoodworks No, too many diverse design elements drown a piece #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I love the simplicity of @DJOfurnituremkr’s table. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @DJOfurnituremkr seems a bit too tall, could just be the pics. Could make the bottom stretcher curved to match the front edge #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop No, the designs in your head ;) #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @DJOfurnituremkr : I have a similar piece in the shop right now, only my “live edge” is angled. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks I could see myself on a stool at that table, with my wife on the other side, having a night out #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn I think the height is fine, but it would also look nice at a coffee table height. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @FlairWoodworks I think he’s on to something. Mask for different levels of finish absorption? #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks funny guy!! If only I could do that!! #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @MansFineFurn If I recall the height is 31″ The stretcher is live edge. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood I have plans to expand the Twisted line… #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks is it weird that for coffee table I would want legs that were more stout? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @Tumblewood Kind of like airbrushing? #woodchat

@BillGriggs: I’ve been wondering what to do with some Black Walnut with live edge. This inspires me #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Are you talking about my table or Dale’s? RT @uppercutwood: legs that were more stout? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @DJOfurnituremkr yeah, suppose that makes it hard to curve (steam and huge clamps?) #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: what link are we looking at now? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop http://t.co/YFlKN4Ty #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @DJOfurnituremkr what are the other dimensions? (L x W)? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I like how the base is different in proportion on each end to match the shape of the top #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Ooops, 29″ tall. More info 7 photos here: http://t.co/wpxcNSwM #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood Me too. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @DJOfurnituremkr Interesting design. I like the live edge on the stretcher. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks Dale’s table. If it was a coffee table height I’d want thicker legs for some reason. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @FromTheWoodshop http://t.co/CM2gVpaD #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood Hmmm. Not me. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr I like how you used 3 uprights at one end and two at the other. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: This is a fast-paced #woodchat. My shop is not getting any cleaner.

@Tumblewood: @FlairWoodworks Yes, to an extent…to create more contrast. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: æœ¨æå ´ == Wood Park #woodchat

@Tumblewood: RT @uppercutwood: I like how the base is different in proportion on each end to match the shape of the top #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @MansFineFurn I think it was around 50″ long 26″ deep on the wide end, 12 on narrow. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr I think that maybe the top slab could be a little wider in proportion to the base. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: To me it screams coffee shop! (a really nice one! :-) #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr I like your summer storm table even better probably because it’s more wood, less steel. I don’t know. I like it. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @FlairWoodworks You need a program to read the tweets to you… #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @uppercutwood Thanks, it is at home with it’s new owner in Chicago. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @FlairWoodworks Wider? I was thinking thicker. The black really grounds the piece and I think it could handle more top weight #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: That would be nice… if it could keep up. RT @benjamenjohnson: @FlairWoodworks You need a program to read the tweets to you… #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson it’s narrator, built into Windows. I think you can get it to work. It’s our accessibility technology. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @Tumblewood Perhaps thicker by 1/4″, 1/2″ at the most. Wider by a 2-4 inches or so. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: I often bring wood home because of its unique color or live edge and try to then create around it. Did you do the same? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @Tumblewood Think the top on that is about 1.75″ #woodchat

@uppercutwood: We have time for one last design, who wants to submit a link? How about you @MansFineFurn #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood Did you get my Manager invite to G+Woodchat? Anyone else care to help manage the page?! #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @uppercutwood something like this for MAC? Honestly I’m a little stressed trying to keep up with the conversations!! #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @ramblinrdesigns Yes, it has some subtle spalting & curl. Fantastic piece. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: So Cool!!! MT @ramblinrdesigns: I often bring wood home because of its unique color or live edge and try to then create around it. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood Would it handle Twitter language like @mention, RT. etc. I know the software in Ford Sync can do it right. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood I did, and I’ll help. Woodchat is my life on Wednesdays. :) This is woodchat 15 I think. #woodchat


@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop If you select the text, you can secondary-click and choose Speech -> Start Reading #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FromTheWoodshop @FromTheWoodshop I bet it’s built into a Mac as well. Look around for screen reader or something like that. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @uppercutwood http://t.co/Ij7L6jns #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @BillGriggs Cup holders or holes for grommets? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @uppercutwood sure, I’ve got one in the works: http://t.co/lehkCtAr. Inlay is TBD ebony, holly, and ? #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BillGriggs Dr. Seuss Desk? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DJOfurnituremkr Did you notice the link on the page is to your old site? Can you fix that for prospective customers? #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @MansFineFurn The link didn’t work for me. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Some of the wood that followed me home… 8″ thick slab. #woodchat http://t.co/KOjzYyNE

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks gonna have to come back to that one.. don’t get a speech option #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Let’s discuss http://t.co/nJaqBBdM from @MansFineFurn and http://t.co/d2JTc0W4 from @BillGriggs #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FlairWoodworks Grommet Holes. Computer Desk. http://t.co/GjC3LdY8 #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @benjamenjohnson me neither…hmmm standby #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson I fixed it, take out the period. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Hmmm. I don’t get the speech option in TweetDeck. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: Try this one: http://t.co/G4Mrqmev #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @BillGriggs What is the name of the table? I don’t want to try to pronounce it. hehe. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood At the same time! #mightgetmessy #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @Tumblewood Ooops, forgot about that. Thanks, I’ll take care of it tomorrow and on other sites I visit. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @FlairWoodworks Wow! Nice wood. I see a bench #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @BillGriggs The cutouts on the bottom of the legs bother me a little. Don’t know why. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: Yup: RT @uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson I fixed it, take out the period. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn Looks too antiquish for me. How about adding a twist? ;) #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn I really like it, but would like some sort of foot: slipper, pad, something. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @benjamenjohnson Me too. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @MansFineFurn How are you planning to handle the legs? Concerned for structural integrity #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn I like the shape of the apron. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @BillGriggs looks like a desk, but I don’t think there’s room for me to nap under it, and no shelf for an alarm clock #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn Can you make the aprons narrower? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @BillGriggs is that meant to be Knock-Down? #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BillGriggs The desk looks much less wild looking in wood. Did you use your CNC? #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @ramblinrdesigns The cutouts are functional but not pretty. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @FlairWoodworks The bottoms will get a gentle roundover to prevent chipout #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @FlairWoodworks You’ll have to show me the text to voice thing, Chris #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @MansFineFurn I like the cut outs and diamond detail on the apron. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: might change what you’re going for, but exposed M&T on the leg / apron?? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @FlairWoodworks narrower vertically? They’re already only 2.5in high, overall height with upholstery is 12.5″ #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson @billgriggs I agree seeing it in wood is much better #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @BillGriggs Does the desk go in a corner? If not, I’d put the curve on both front corners. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @BillGriggs What is their function? #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @MansFineFurn It is an extension desk to a corner desk. It knocks down with no tools. http://t.co/MXwrOlst #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn Can you trim off 1/4″? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @MansFineFurn Nick..what about integrity on the legs? You go completely out of grain alignment, unless you pick some bent grain. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @Tumblewood what about it concerns you structurally? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn I like it a lot. Not sure about the blue cushion though :) #woodchat

@BillGriggs: http://t.co/jwgQbdee #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @MansFineFurn It looks very critter like. How about some claw shaped feet? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @MansFineFurn I like it! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @BillGriggs now that is some great music #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @FlairWoodworks I LOVE the blue on Walnut…It’ll pop!~ #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @Tumblewood Perhaps too much curve for structural integrity in @MansFineFurn’s piece? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @Tumblewood traditional cabriole design, cut along the grain (the rendering may not show it) #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Before everyone leaves: I’d like one more piece of feedback: what did you think of our first design jam? #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Computer desk extension. Matches an L shaped desk. Movable shelves sand reverseable. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @FlairWoodworks I might think about lamination, or better yet bending first then shaping #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn Yes, the feet, as @Tumblewood mentioned, look like they have too much short grain. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @uppercutwood I enjoyed it. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Because I really liked the design jam. If we’re all great at joinery but can’t design, well, uh… so peer feedback is key. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @BillGriggs What about extending the back taller? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @Tumblewood I don’t think laminations would look very good. Perhaps steam bending would work. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood I thought it was fun. I’m in this for design. So, I like learning how to look at and critique pieces. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood Or getting some awesome curved grain. But I want some foot detail. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @uppercutwood I think it’s a good idea. I’ll have more to contribute to this in a few weeks. starting a G&G toddler bed #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @ramblinrdesigns Cables Grommets for two printers, two computers, 3 monitors and a 3D Printer. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @FlairWoodworks Yes, I’d prefer steam bent #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood The design jam was an interesting experiment, I could see it really working well in a G+ Hangout #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn Do you have a head-on view? #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: Hey #woodchat quartz or mechanical clock movement?

@FlairWoodworks: @RenaissanceWW What’s the application? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: If you have ideas on how to improve design jams let me know. Sketchup files, videos of real pieces, dimensions, etc would help #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @FlairWoodworks @tumblewood I see now, the rendering from the Software, the grain won’t cut across like that in the piece, #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @FlairWoodworks A laminate will have too much glue line showing in that orientation #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson I agree, and we’re getting there. @Tumblewood is working on it. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @RenaissanceWW No clocks!! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Exactly. RT @Tumblewood: @FlairWoodworks A laminate will have too much glue line showing in that orientation #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @ramblinrdesigns I have an add on hutch to extend it taller. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @RenaissanceWW I’m not sure what’s best, have you checked http://t.co/t8TgHCIu #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @uppercutwood The multi-tasking was challenging. The suggestions were great. Thanks. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I know that! But how fancy of a clock? #woodchat RT @RenaissanceWW: @FlairWoodworks um a clock

@uppercutwood: @RenaissanceWW digital, or maybe water clock #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BillGriggs Bill, you have too many cool toys :>) Someday…when the kids are bigger… #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @RenaissanceWW Continuous sweeps are nice. They are also silent. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: RT @benjamenjohnson: @BillGriggs Bill, you have too many cool toys :>) Someday…when the kids are bigger… #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @RenaissanceWW Oh, Sensai! Did you see my bitchin’ bench!? Thank you for all your help throughout!! #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: See you all next week. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: This format flies a little fast for this type of discussion. Maybe the woodchat page would be better. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @billgriggs is the only guy I now that woodworks in the shop in khaki slacks. #stayclassy :) #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr Bye Dale. Hope the show goes well for you. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: here’s an older front view #woodchat @FlairWoodworks http://t.co/2coUjJyy

@BillGriggs: RT @uppercutwood: @BillGriggs now that is some great music #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns or a hangout, with one person at a time #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ramblinrdesigns We can do this on the G+Woodchat page. It’s easier for me to follow, but have tried in the past and… #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: and another, better rendering: #woodchat @FlairWoodworks http://t.co/lEf15fUI

@Tumblewood: @ramblinrdesigns and hasn’t been well received #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Visually the cabriole legs are great. Is the grain strong enough though? RT @MansFineFurn: front view #woodchat http://t.co/My81jR8Q

@FromTheWoodshop: wow… I am so lost… #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @uppercutwood Khaki is saw dust colored already. :-) #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @ramblinrdesigns I’ve seen people posting requests for critiques on G+, so I tried it and got a lot of good feedback #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @BillGriggs Not mahogany dust. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FromTheWoodshop Join the crowd. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood I think design jams are less real-time. So they might work. Hangouts for design jams? yes please! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: I’ve got some writing to do. Matt, try posting on the G+Woodchat page. You should have full rights. I saw you posted as Woodchat #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @FlairWoodworks ignore the grain direction in the image, I just didn’t want to fight the software to get it the way it should go #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @FlairWoodworks If the wood is steam bent, the answer will be yes. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @benjamenjohnson @ramblinrdesigns I’ve had good luck with G+ posts for design reviews #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @uppercutwood I’ve not tried hangouts yet. Do you all have to be there at the same time? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn I am ignoring the grain direction in the image. I’m thinking about what straight-grained would look like. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: I need to post the completed pieces together. They make better sense that way. Just have to clean my desk off to take pics. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: RT @Tumblewood: @FlairWoodworks If the wood is steam bent, the answer will be yes. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Well woodchat, you are the best. I’ll capture a transcript and get things posted. See y’all later – keep chatting if you want! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Yes. RT @ramblinrdesigns: @uppercutwood I’ve not tried hangouts yet. Do you all have to be there at the same time? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood I lost the first half of #woodchat. I hope you managed to get it. Please post on G+Woodchat page, too? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Goodnight all!! #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @uppercutwood Later!!! Thanks! #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @uppercutwood I can help out with the g+woodchat page if you show me what to do #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I have to go more more wood around, then make dinner. Later, I’ll continue cleaning the shop. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @ramblinrdesigns ditto that; I don’t understand how all this stuff works yet.. And I’m only 39!!! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns @tumblewood sounds like Beth can help #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FromTheWoodshop I pester my sons when I get too confused. They were playing “puter” before they could walk. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: Goodnight all. Thanks to everybody who showed us their projects! #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @uppercutwood email me if you want #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @ramblinrdesigns wouldn’t help me much; my daughter just turned 2 yesterday… guessing her and I are on the same level :-) #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @benjamenjohnson Good Night Ben and yes it is CNC. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @uppercutwood What’s the best way for me to share my email with you? #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: goodnight whoever is still here! #woodchat