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Woodchat & Get Woodworking Week: Special Guest Tom Iovino from Tom’s Workbench

Tonight special guest Tom Iovino headed over to talk about Get Woodworking Week 2013.

Woodchat Transcript February 6, 2013

@uppercutwood: The hardest part for me is always is getting started #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: My favourite thing about woodworking is experimentation! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: How are you guys doing this week? Have you found time in the shop? #GWW13 #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Here’s a link to Toms Workbench Get Woodworking Week posts http://t.co/lsJtV1Ss #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Google, what did I do to you? #woodchat

@woodwork1388: RT @FlairWoodworks: My favourite thing about woodworking is experimentation! #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: RT @TomsWorkbench: Join us for #woodchat as we talk about #GWW13 #woodchat

@JimAAshley: anyone else having trouble viewing video? #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: Every day of the week 2x a day!”@FlairWoodworks: How are you guys doing this week? Have you found time in the shop? #GWW13 #woodchat”

@FlairWoodworks: @JimAAshley I’m having trouble staying IN the video hangout… #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Good evening everyone. #woodchat

@Tooltutor: @JimAAshley no video here either #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @BillGriggs Hey, Bill! #woodchat

@Tooltutor: What was “THE” project that got everyone full speed into woodworking? For me, it was building home speakers. 5.1 Surrounds #woodchat #GWW13

@uppercutwood: Please refresh http://t.co/H3JCr9CP for the video #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @Tooltutor @JimAAshley Matt (technical advisor) says to refresh the page. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FlairWoodworks Good evening Chris #woodchat

@Tooltutor: @FlairWoodworks @JimAAshley #woodchat Still nothing on my end.

@FlairWoodworks: @Tooltutor Hmm. That’s a good question. #woodchat #GWW13

@FlairWoodworks: @Tooltutor @JimAAshley Does it work on G+? Link: http://t.co/h1fePsiX #woodchat

@BillGriggs: I don’t see the video. #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @Tooltutor @FlairWoodworks @uppercutwood Yeah, tried that, rebooted too… gonna try different box. #woodchat

@Tooltutor: @FlairWoodworks @JimAAshley Not working in G+ for me either #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Okay, does anybody SEE the video? #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @FlairWoodworks @Tooltutor @uppercutwood G+ page shows blank area where youtube vid should be #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @JimAAshley Hmm. I see that too. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @FlairWoodworks @JimAAshley me 3. #Woodchat

@JimAAshley: @FlairWoodworks yeah, got same result on Win, Ubuntu, FF, Chrome, Chrome on Android… #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @JimAAshley Argh. WHY Google!?!? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: How about this Youtube link? It works for me! http://t.co/kyZrazzo #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Matt’s talking about woodworking with his daughter. #woodchat

@weilworks26: @FlairWoodworks twitter is still working! Lol #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @weilworks26 Think I can type as fast as Matt can talk? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @weilworks26 Did you try the Youtube link? #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @FlairWoodworks There we go! That youtube link works. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Phew. RT @WoodworkGuy: Ok. YouTube working. #woodchat

@Tooltutor: @FlairWoodworks @WoodworkGuy working..why is everyone super blurry? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @Tooltutor The two apes are just fuzzy 🙂 #woodchat

@weilworks26: @FlairWoodworks I’m trying to follow twitter tonight on my mobile tonight. Wife has of right now & I’on baby duty #woodchat so no video 4 me

@JimAAshley: I did a “wood lesson” with my son tonight actually http://t.co/YaC5XkF3 #woodchat

@Tooltutor: @weilworks26 @FlairWoodworks Chris is just saying he has no thoughts about kids & woodworking #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Whenever I talk, I get kicked out. Google, are you trying to tell me something? #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Good night. #woodchat

@Tooltutor: as a kid, were any of you exposed to woodworking? I was introduced through Jr. High woodshop class #woodchat #GWW13

@Tooltutor: @FlairWoodworks #woodchat talk faster! =P

@woodwork1388: RT @Tooltutor: as a kid, were any of you exposed to woodworking? I was introduced through Jr. High woodshop class #woodchat #GWW13

@woodwork1388: RT @Tooltutor: @weilworks26 @FlairWoodworks Chris is just saying he has no thoughts about kids & woodworking #woodchat

@woodwork1388: RT @FlairWoodworks: Matt’s talking about woodworking with his daughter. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: http://t.co/PdmQL7T2 #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @Tooltutor for me it was @WoodWhisperer cutting board #woodchat

@weilworks26: @Tooltutor #woodchat jr high shop, Scouts, dad & grandpa were whee I got the ww’ing bug from

@uppercutwood: Gail O’Rourke http://t.co/a2URBxMl #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Kari Hultman http://t.co/lqh4CWBq #woodchat

@Tooltutor: There’s a discussion about a lack of women in woodworking #woodchat

@Tooltutor: @BCcraftmaster Seriously, Brian? You’ve come a really long way in a very short amount of time then. Impressive! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: There are many ways to accomplish the same task! http://t.co/zEjDyXqW #woodchat

@Tooltutor: @weilworks26 Always wished I had WW role models growing up. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I didn’t say anything and still got booted! #woodchat

@Tooltutor: Now they’re talking about the status of Shop Class in HS #woodchat We didn’t have shop class in any of the 3 HS in my area.

@ToddInMontana: @FlairWoodworks @uppercutwood My grandkids spend more time in the shop than many adults #woodchat http://t.co/76p6jwgE

@uppercutwood: My woodworking role model growing up was my grandfather Edmund Samuel Olsen #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @Tooltutor I took all the woodworking classes available in high school (6). The shop closed the year after I left. #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @Tooltutor I go to my shop every day for 1hr b4 work and 1hr after work. I missed 3 days last year. Xmas thnxgiving anniversary #woodchat

@Tooltutor: @BCcraftmaster That’s dedication! It shows. Been enjoying your tweet-alongs immensely #woodchat

@Tooltutor: @FlairWoodworks We only had drafting class in HS and no local WW clubs while I was growing up. Thankful for the internet today #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @Tooltutor I have an addictive personality! Its also why I don’t gamble or do hard drugs! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I’ve got what seems like a dozen different projects in the shop. Lots of different tasks to choose from! #woodchat

@Tooltutor: @BCcraftmaster nice, way to positively focus. #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @Tooltutor @FlairWoodworks I took 2 years of drafting in hs. No we classes #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @BCcraftmaster only drugs that are not hard then? 🙂 #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @Tooltutor yes, and I have a VERY supportive wife! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Sniffing glue? RT @uppercutwood: @BCcraftmaster only drugs that are not hard then? 🙂 #woodchat

@Tooltutor: @WoodworkGuy @FlairWoodworks hand drafting was a lot of fun. Good intro to marking wood. Sad to see them go all replaced by CAD. #woodchat

@amwoodshop: I would love to get feedback about our pen video preview from the #woodchat community.. THANKS! http://t.co/rbwyo562

@Tooltutor: @BCcraftmaster support is important. kids? It seems parents have the most distractions. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I’ve got a story about this project. Table with a Twist: http://t.co/9g3H8qXh #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @Tooltutor no kids for me. I’m only 28 so there’s still plenty of time for that in the future #woodchat

@ToddInMontana: @uppercutwood I have been using that same DeWalt job site table saw for 12 yrs to make a living with onsite #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ToddInMontana it is a great little saw #woodchat

@Tooltutor: @amwoodshop Nice pacing, good music selection, nicely shot. Looking forward to the full video! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Organize a 3-ring binder with sketches, pencils, plans, to-do lists, printouts, graph paper, pictures, inspiration, shop chores #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: Love the lines on this table!”@FlairWoodworks: I’ve got a story about this project. Table with a Twist: http://t.co/UBGbCbJl #woodchat”

@FlairWoodworks: Experimentation is fun. Be creative, try something, and don’t be afraid to fail. Failure = growth. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @uppercutwood carry your binder with you everywhere, and into the shop. Those chores, projects, and to-dos will get done #woodchat

@Tooltutor: @uppercutwood My binder is virtual. Got a long list on my phone #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Matt likes woodworking because it’s “real”; tangeable, unlike his day job. #woodchat

@SteffenRestorat: RT @FlairWoodworks: Experimentation is fun. Be creative, try something, and don’t be afraid to fail. Failure = growth. #woodchat

@woodwork1388: RT @FlairWoodworks: Matt likes woodworking because it’s “real”; tangeable, unlike his day job. #woodchat

@woodwork1388: RT @Tooltutor: There’s a discussion about a lack of women in woodworking #woodchat

@woodwork1388: RT @uppercutwood: My woodworking role model growing up was my grandfather Edmund Samuel Olsen #woodchat

@Tooltutor: @FlairWoodworks same here. It’s therapeutic to create with your hands when your day job is virtual text and meetings #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Tom’s Hope Chest http://t.co/imMyf8gk #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @FlairWoodworks yeah. Ww’ing is what gets me through my day job….it a shame my day job is what supports my ww’ing #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @BCcraftmaster What is your day job? #woodchat

@Tooltutor: #woodchat talking about not needing top notch tools to produce quality work. I started out with Black & Decker power & swapmeet hand tools.

@JimAAshley: agree, if tired, i usually use that time to catch up on podcasts, or reading #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @JimAAshley Me too, or when I take a break. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: George Walker and Jim Tolpin’s “By Hand and By Eye” http://t.co/lpevIxSA #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @FlairWoodworks plant operations manager for one of the largest produce companies on the east coast.#woodchat

@Tooltutor: #woodchat in that same vein, you also don’t need the nicest or exotic woods to do something great.

@Tooltutor: @FlairWoodworks is talking about bewaring of Planning Paralysis, you’ll learn a lot more by trying and doing. Have fun! #woodchat

@JimAAshley: Good night folks! #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: I’m out. Good night! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Goodnight everyone now get in the shop! #woodchat

Get Woodworking Week

Woodworkers Discuss Get Woodworking Week: Woodchat Transcript February 8, 2012

Get Woodworking Week

Get Woodworking Week

On February 8th Woodworker’s got together to discuss Get Woodworking Week started by Tom Iovino over at Tom’s Workbench.

Woodchat Transcript February 8, 2012 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern

@uppercutwood: Tonight at 6pm P/9pm E #woodchat features @TomsWorkbench the subject is Get Woodworking Week bit.ly/x3EuU3

@TomsWorkbench: Gosh, it’s half an hour to Woodchat, and I don’t know what to wear… #woodchat

@theboisshop: Getting in some sketching before #woodchat. Getting the juices flowing by listening to The National

@IggyMonkey: Oh, great, you are letting that Mook @tomsworkbench run the show tonite? He’ll never be the same again… #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @IggyMonkey Who let the hairball in here tonight? #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: Hey Guys! Hows everyone? #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @BoatworksToday I was doing well until @iggymonkey showed up.. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @TomsWorkbench Why has “shock the monkey” crept into my mind… http://t.co/ID2lmAR6 #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: feeling a little guilty I wasn’t able to do much with this weeks theme. Gotta turn on curious george for my daughter #woodchat

@IggyMonkey: @WoodworkGuy Hey, ain’t nobody gonna shock this monkey, my friend… #woodchat

@IggyMonkey: @BoatworksToday What the heck is this? Pick on the Monkey day? #woodchat

@jmk89: We’re ready to roll here in Sydney. My Get woodworking project is a leg vice – 1/2 done so I’m happy #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @IggyMonkey Suck it up, bub. You invite this on yourself… #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @jmk89 Awesome! I can’t wait to see it. #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: no, serious!! keep daughter occupied so i can chat 🙂 her Fav movie #woodchat

@IggyMonkey: @BoatworksToday Not that I’m upset. George has parlayed his curiosity into one heck of a career… #woodchat

@jmk89: @TomsWorkbench @IggyMonkey That’s what comes from having cyclones named after you.:) #woodchat

@jmk89: @TomsWorkbench Very functional – and using old hardware bought off fleaBay #woodchat

@IggyMonkey: @jmk89 I try, man. I try… #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @jmk89 What? You found a big lead screw for the vise? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I’m here a bit early. How is everyone? #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: about the only think I did “in the woodshop” this week was a quick video on wood cupping (hidden message there 🙂 #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: Great @DJOfurnituremkr and you? #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @BoatworksToday There’s a lot to be learned from stuff like that. #woodchat

@IggyMonkey: @DJOfurnituremkr Everyone seems to be doing OK…. You? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: 5 minutes to launch #woodchat #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr How’s it going Dale? #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: I will probably miss most of #woodchat tonight, but a big thanks to @TomsWorkbench for organizing #getwoodworking

@DJOfurnituremkr: @WoodworkGuy Very good, spending a lot of time in the studio lately. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr that’s awesome, lucky man #woodchat

@IggyMonkey: @DyamiPlotke Don’t suck up to Tom, OK? #woodchat

@jmk89: @TomsWorkbench Yep 1 1/4″ Acme thread and about 18″ long, with handle and threaded nut, garter and the works. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @uppercutwood Very good, helped @woodshaver with an install today. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I’ll be participating in #woodchat in four minutes from my workshop! All are welcome!

@ChrisHasFlair: I’ll be participating in #woodchat in four minutes from my workshop! All are welcome!

@TomsWorkbench: @uppercutwood I’m just a-Twitter… How are we going to handle the format, Matt? #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: should have the video out by Fri.. taking a different angle on the approach #woodchat

@Tumblewood: IS IT TRUE?? THE Tom Iovino is coming HERE!??! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: IS IT TRUE?? THE Tom Iovino is coming HERE!??! #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @Tumblewood yeah Vic and he brought his monkey too… #woodchat

@IggyMonkey: @Tumblewood That big Jerk? No way, Vic. It’s me, baby! #woodchat

@Torch02: @Tumblewood The I-O-Vino himself! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @TomsWorkbench #woodchat Why don’t we discuss what we’ve done so far for GWW, and other ideas of things we could do.

@ramblinrdesigns: Hello all. #woodchat

@IggyMonkey: @WoodworkGuy Oooop Oooop Oooop #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @TomsWorkbench #woodchat we could also discuss how bloggers, anytime of the year, could use a gww tag for specifc targeted posts

@TheRealNeal: Just checking in. How’s it going guys? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Hey oh! Looks like we’re getting a good crowd. Tom, how about first starting with the idea behind GWW #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: @ramblinrdesigns hey Beth! #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @uppercutwood Excellent.. let me know when you shoot the starter’s pistol #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: Alrighty folks… welcome to Get Woodworking Week #getwoodworking #woodchat

@lucaspeters: Hi all. I’m in and out. Putting the little one to bed. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: Hello humans and Iggy. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I’ve been working on small items for Etsy and for shows: http://t.co/PPb1NLPi #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: Everyone having a good time this week so far? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: The two best things I’ve seen this week came from #GetWoodworking!! #woodchat

@thewoodninja: Evening dudes #woodchat

@IggyMonkey: @benjamenjohnson Ooooop! #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: So what’s the topic tonight? #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: doing great Tom #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @WoodCanuck and @UppercutWood, were the most entertaining!! #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: What is Get Woodworking Week? It’s a week dedicated to attracting new woodworkers to participate in woodworking! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: The topic tonight is Get Woodworking Week. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Been a busy week in the shop…which is a good thing. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: A bunch of us were gathered in the Beale Street cafe… pretty drunk… talking about how to save woodworking #woodchat

@JimAAshley: Hi folks, I’ll be in and out next few minutes. #woodchat

@sharpendwood: Same RT @DyamiPlotke I will probably miss most of #woodchat tonight, but a big thanks to @TomsWorkbench for organizing #getwoodworking

@TheRealNeal: @TomsWorkbench Definitely Tom. I’ll have my own #GetWoodworking post up in the next day or so. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @JimAAshley Hey Jim! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Matt’s piece with his daughter Hayden was adorable and showed how to introduce even little kids to woodworking #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: is this the first annual GWW? #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: Everyone at #WIA seemed to be focusing on what was wrong with woodworking, but we thought why not punch it up? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Alright! I’ll be making a Br’all – a simple shop project everyone should have. I’m aiming to have it up on my blog tonight. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Ian’s piece was pure genius! I laughed my ass off at lunch today! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @TomsWorkbench I had already left, right? #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: We could post things that could attract new folks to the craft. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @BoatworksToday You betcha.. the first ever. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @uppercutwood No, you were super lit and on the other side of the table #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @TomsWorkbench Save woodworking? Is it in danger? It seems like there’s been a Renaissance as of late #woodchat

@NewtonWoodwork: And I thought the GWW message was directed at me 😉 #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: So, over the past few months, I’ve put out an appeal to other bloggers to see if they would participate #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @TomsWorkbench #superlit I love it #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair Br’all? I’m intrigued #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @benjamenjohnson Yes, indeed… the online woodworking movement is VERY MUCH alive and well… #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: I think it’s more about trying to show others how much fun and rewarding woodworking is #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @Tumblewood Link to Ian’s piece please #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Good evening everyone. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: That’s the idea! RT @Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair Brall? Im intrigued #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: So, everyone was up for it, and I liked the model that @woodwhisperer used for woodworking safety week #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: @TomsWorkbench More vids like Matt;s it goes a long way. Those with kids should give it a try! (another year for me) though #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @TomsWorkbench Does #getwoodworking have a following? I’ve not heard of it. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @BillGriggs Evening Bill #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @WoodworkGuy That’s the idea.. it’s not a stodgy craft done only by old farts in their basements… #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @TomsWorkbench And we want it to thrive. Create beautiful pieces. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @ramblinrdesigns First time we’ve ever done this… #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Ian’s blogpost @woodcanuck http://t.co/IOWTkDdO #woodchat

@asliceofwood: Hello everyone! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: No, old farts in their stand alone Pasco shops #woodchat

@kring_l: #getwoodworking is a great concept it got my son into my shop doing something for more then 5 minutes #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Tumblewood Encourage others to find how much fun things could be. Build new stuff to provide more inspiration #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @WoodworkGuy Hi Jeff. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: RT @uppercutwood: Ians blogpost @woodcanuck http://t.co/XThweYwR My favorite post for #GWW #woodchat

@uppercutwood: My #getwoodworking post was my most popular post by far, biggest daily traffic I’ve ever had. #woodchat

@IggyMonkey: Now @TomsWorkbench thinks he runs the show… Talk about someone with a Napoleon complex… #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @TomsWorkbench it’s a move against a disposable society #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: I might not be woodworking, but I had my daughter in my shop working on her science fair experiment this week #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: The #getwoodworking posts have been awesome… I had no idea how funny everyone could be. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: Indeed Vic! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @Tumblewood Thanks! #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Tumblewood Oh yes… some really sweet stuff is being built… #woodchat

@uppercutwood: For me it’s also about creating memories with my daughter, and helping people getting past inertia and getting in the shop #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: Some posts have been about tools, others about finishing, some about wood choices… it’s been a good variety of posts… #woodchat

@IggyMonkey: @theboisshop – do you have a crush on @uppercutwood? A man-crush perhaps? #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @uppercutwood Exactly… creating memories, projects, the works… #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I liked @logancabinets’s video and posts as well #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @TomsWorkbench But NONE about the oh-so-useful Br’all! My own original design! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @theboisshop were you hoping my web cam was on while I powdered my bum? #woodchat

@asliceofwood: @TomsWorkbench almost all have been on a beginners level too, makes it easier to attract newbies #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @ChrisHasFlair Sweet! We need more Br-all! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: To the point: G+, lumberjocks, et al are great, but the project might be intimidating for newbies. Is there a good forum? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair sounds klingon #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Man, I can’t stand the 5-second delay on Tweetchat. #woodchat #impatient

@uppercutwood: I would suggest to all bloggers to have a post tag “getwoodworking” or category. Any post during the year that works, tag it. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @asliceofwood Exactly… not too newbie and basic, but intriguing… #woodchat

@InGrainWoodwork: @uppercutwood Is there a way to watch your videos without adobe flash? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: I would suggest to all bloggers to have a post tag “getwoodworking” or category. Any post during the year that works, tag it. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: (That was an RT from @uppercutwood) #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @uppercutwood Now, here’s a great point… Hashtag chat rules #woodchat

@HighRockWW: Hey #woodchat

@thewoodninja: @ChrisHasFlair Great idea #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: Everyone know what a hashtag is? # #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @benjamenjohnson I think Marc forum has kind and welcoming people. I don’t like some of the other ones. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: it would be cool if any new woodworker could search “woodworking blog getwoodworking” and find all related posts across blogs #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood Good idea, Matt! #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: @TomsWorkbench still learning what all this is… #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Tumblewood The Wood Talk Online forum is really friendly… #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @HighRockWW Hey Chris. How’s the wife’s ankle? #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @TomsWorkbench @tumblewood it’s the best! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @TomsWorkbench +1 I say use WTO forums, I’m sure there is (or could soon be) a beginner’s forum #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @BoatworksToday Hey, we all learn something new every day! #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: I like marc’s site. recently got involved with another which IMO has a LOT of politics floating around.. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @uppercutwood There is also the MWA forum there as well… #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood But how do they figure out the getwoodworking part if they not part of the community #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: So, there are a bunch of articles waiting for tomorrow… and I’m looking forward to what else comes in this week. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: And, I’m thinking that we need to repeat #getwoodworking week next year… #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Absolutely.RT @TomsWorkbench: And, I’m thinking that we need to repeat #getwoodworking week next year… #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @uppercutwood I like that idea. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @TomsWorkbench yes indeed. Great response so far #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @benjamenjohnson Ahh, Ben, that’s part of your homework for #getwoodworking week… #woodchat

@thewoodninja: @TomsWorkbench Definitely #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: How about a “finish your woodworking projects week”? @TomsWorkbench #getwoodworking #woodchat

@theboisshop: I think every day should be #getwoodworking day #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: Part of #getwoodworking is to invite others to participate… Teach others about the craft, get friends involved in forums… #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Marc and his family are really awesome people. I think his success is a direct result of that fact. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @ChrisHasFlair I like that idea… #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson well, hopefully they found out about this because one of us told them what to look for and where to go #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @theboisshop Yeah brother #occupywoodshop #woodchat

@Tumblewood: RT @theboisshop: I think every day should be #getwoodworking day
@TomsWorkbench: @theboisshop Rob, I’m thinking it should be. Our blog posts should encourage others to try it out… #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Tumblewood It hasn’t hurt his appeal… #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @ChrisHasFlair RT How about a “finish your woodworking projects week”? Ahh, yes, that’s a whole ‘nother problem #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @TomsWorkbench yes #getwoodworking is an annual event i like it. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair Not this week. Not enough time. But, I think next week #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: Maybe try and organize 1 day a month to get others involved? rather than once a year? #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @uppercutwood Definitely. The number of posts on other blogs has been encouraging! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @TomsWorkbench Maybe have an aggregate that pulls GetWoodworking tagged post? #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @BoatworksToday good idea! #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @BoatworksToday Why not? Let’s make it something we do on the first of the month… or something easy to remember… #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Tumblewood If I could figure out how to do that… oh, I’d be a social media wiz! #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: Possibly have each “involved” blogger organize a differnet theme/topic for each month? just thinking out loud… #woodchat

@IggyMonkey: I think I know what Tom will be doing on Sunday.. He’s going to drink a lot of banana daiquiris… #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: I helpe a lot of newbies @Woodcraft. I can spread the hashtag info around if you think it would help generate followers. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @TomsWorkbench Marc knows how. He’s doing it for the Guild builds. He links to mine posts about the Roubo build #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I also think we need woodchat, #getwoodworking and #occupywoodshop combo tshirts #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: Maybe a day of the week like follow friday or caturday. Woodworking wednesday #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @BoatworksToday I like it… it’s just that so many people seem to wait on Marc to organize events… #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns I think step 1 is tell those newbies about woodchat #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ramblinrdesigns oops “help” #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: Marc has thrown his support behind #getwoodworking.. he’s receptive to all decent ideas… #woodchat

@Tumblewood: I’m pretty much solitary…so, I don’t have anyone to really inspire. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @ramblinrdesigns Do it! #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @uppercutwood A great point, Matt. Get them involved… #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Tumblewood Bullshit, Vic. Your work is inspirational on your blog! #woodchat

@kring_l: how about first saturday of each month easier to get someone to stop by the shop if not at the day jobs #woodchat #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Isn’t your blog a means of communication? RT @Tumblewood: I’m pretty much solitary…so, I don’t have anyone to really inspire. #woodchat

@Black_SheepWW: How is everyone? #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: I am going to be getting much more involved with the woodworking aspect of organizing stuff #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: Another idea would be some sort of chatroom, woodworkers could hang out and answer questions. A lot of software projects use one #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: but just getting a new woodworking site up and running. A lot’s going to changeover the next few months #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @Tumblewood not good…still can’t walk on it. Hopefully soon though. Haven’t been around taking care of her and the girls #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @BoatworksToday Why not? All it takes is an idea to get started… #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair Oh, yea. I have extended family. They like seeing what I’m doing. Mostly I blog to know where I’ve come from #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: RT @ChrisHasFlair: (That was an RT from @uppercutwood) #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Anybody remember Jamon S.’s design blog that was around a few years ago? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: The magazines have a lot of pull. Anyone have any connections to get the hashtag communities mentioned there? #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @kring_l Saturday in the Shop! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: RT @TomsWorkbench: @uppercutwood There is also the MWA forum there as well… #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson I offer up this chatroom for that purpose: http://t.co/pLdjyBxs #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @Tumblewood Yeah, I sometimes read my old posts and learn stuff! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @HighRockWW Sprains are a bitch #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson But remember, twitter with #woodchat is essentially a large chatroom #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: RT @theboisshop: I think every day should be #getwoodworking day #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Link no worky. RT @uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson I offer up this chatroom for that purpose: http://t.co/JK0MiYYR #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @ramblinrdesigns I’m tied in with Wood Magazine, and they have been pumping up #getwoodworking #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair I’m not familiar #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: And then there is google+. I’ll drop a reference to my woodworking circle. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair http://t.co/pLdjyBxs #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: Starting next week my sign in name is going to be @fromthewoodshop (my new woodworking channel) #woodchat

@HighRockWW: “@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson But remember, twitter with #woodchat is essentially a large chatroom #woodchat” and very effective!

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood Link no worky. #woodchat

@InGrainWoodwork: Anyone ever use http://t.co/NDIiankq? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @Tumblewood @Torch02 and @SMeekWoodworks will remember. It was a small group of woodworkers helping each other with design. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: RT @MansFineFurn: RT @theboisshop: I think every day should be #getwoodworking day #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @ramblinrdesigns Look, we can certainly work to get folks involved… let’s get out there and inspire folks… #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: sorry for all the retweets, joined late and RT’d all the good point I saw while reading through to catchup #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ramblinrdesigns I’ve been waiting for some tech G+ is working on to become public. We could do cool things on G+. Shop tours,etc #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I don’t think we need to worry about the technical details, when our barrier is that we aren’t talking to enough humans 🙂 #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @uppercutwood This is what I see: http://t.co/58OVedx4 #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: Where to from #getwoodworking week? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @InGrainWoodwork I use Lumberjocks for most of my community queries. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Invite people into your shop, tell them about the online resources you have. that will keep them busy for two years. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @Tumblewood It would be nice to get hangouts on air for woodchat #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair oh maybe it’s private, please hold #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: I’ll get something up on the boatworkstoday site, and when @fromthewoodshop comes online it’ll be there too #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: I’m thinking we need to keep the momentum going… Find a scout troop and help them out… #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: RT @uppercutwood: Invite people into your shop, tell them about the online resources you have. that will keep them busy. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @TomsWorkbench that’s my next blog post Tom! #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: Check out steves new video #woodchat http://t.co/VUlubkHM

@uppercutwood: Ok, now try http://t.co/pLdjyBxs #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BoatworksToday Following! #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: I saw that on G+ but haven’t had time to view yet. RT @Wood_Jedi: Check out steves new video #woodchat http://t.co/hbeHHo6K

@TomsWorkbench: @uppercutwood You gonna have it done before Saturday? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @benjamenjohnson It’s supposedly being developed. #woodchat

@JimAAshley: I’m back finally, catching up on the tweets! #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: That works. RT @uppercutwood: Ok, now try http://t.co/JK0MiYYR #woodchat”

@HighRockWW: “@TomsWorkbench: I’m thinking we need to keep the momentum going… Find a scout troop and help them out… #woodchat” I like that idea!

@uppercutwood: @TomsWorkbench Yes sir. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: Remember to send me any links to #getwoodworking blog posts you write.. I want to pimp you guys out! #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: Remember to send me any links to #getwoodworking blog posts you write.. I want to pimp you guys out! #woodchat

@lucaspeters: @Wood_Jedi That was awesome, what you guys did for Steve! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @TomsWorkbench I keep one in my basement. oh..wait..you mean..yea.. nevermind #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @TomsWorkbench I agree. I had 12 college students help in the workshop last week. Teach woodworking when you can. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @HighRockWW Go talk to a school about woodworking… whatever… #woodchat

@IggyMonkey: @Tumblewood You are a sick man, Vic. That’s why I love you… #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @lucaspeters @wood_jedi if I had known I would pitched in! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @Tumblewood Check out what Fraiser Cain does with it, they hook up telescopes (look for the best variants at familyfuntures.com) and have a sky watch party. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @lucaspeters Tell the folks at Wood how much we appreciate the #getwoodworking support they have thrown our way! #woodchat

@BillGriggs: RT @TomsWorkbench: RT Invite people into your shop, tell them about the online resources you have. that will keep them busy. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @BillGriggs Perfect, Bill. That’s the way! #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: Maybe something VERY simple for a day care? They’re always looking for new fun projects for the kids.. #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @lucaspeters Thank you! It was a joint effort and steve @MereMortalsWW is very deserving!!! #woodchat

@jmk89: Volunteer at a local kindergarten, church or other organization to donate a piece of woodworking that they need? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Honestly,my work is SO heavy with contract and lawyer folk,I am acutely aware of the risks of having ANYONE young in the shop #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: The Pinewood Derby is coming up for the Cub and Boy scouts… maybe volunteering to help would be fun… #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @ChrisHasFlair My numbers are up… I’m finding new folks who haven’t been to my site.. and they are following links out… #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ChrisHasFlair I found a energy twitter colleague follows my blog…weird..cool..weird #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Tumblewood Good point, Vic… But, there’s nothing wrong with going to a school to talk to the kids #woodchat

@lucaspeters: Hmm, my 5-yr-old just got his first toolbox full of tools for Christmas. I should post a pic of his kit sometime. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @ChrisHasFlair I’ve had a bunch of activity on my blog and 2 subcribers #woodchat

@Furnitology: @ChrisHasFlair Are they being read by our target audience? –thats a really good question #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Woodworkers and machinist are crossovers. Especially with CNC Routers and laser cutters. #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @ChrisHasFlair I know I’ve had more hits today than any day in the past. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @TomsWorkbench ditto me too. My wife posted a link on her blog. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @TomsWorkbench Yea, you made category for my referrals #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: @Tumblewood wasn’t think having them in the shop, more getting involved with puzzles that are already done and need decorating? #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: Maybe you could do a demo at a local library… #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: That’s amazing! RT @JimAAshley: @ChrisHasFlair I know I’ve had more hits today than any day in the past. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @lucaspeters yes please! my daughter was sporting her Ace Hardware tool apron #woodchat

@bmorewoodwork: #GetWoodworking Week @ #woodchat

@jmk89: If you have kids, make projects for them to take to school for News or Show’n’ Tell #woodchat

@uppercutwood: My 4 1/2 year old has her own, REAL hammer. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @JimAAshley Two thumbs up! #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @uppercutwood That’s great Matt! #woodchat

@InGrainWoodwork: @lucaspeters I just finished building an all wooden hand plane for my oldest son. If I could figure out how to post a picture… #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Yea.The problem is I don’t like most peoples kids. It seems like WWers themselves, the kids of WWers are pleasant, fun and behaved #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @jmk89 A great point, Jeremy. My son built a rocking horse during Marc’s build.. he was proud as could be about the project #woodchat

@lucaspeters: The kids projects from Lowes are safe for little ones. You can choose skill level. And they’re good for short attention spans. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Tumblewood Vic – Last year, I spoke to nearly 300 kids in one day about woodworking.. only a handful had issues… #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @TomsWorkbench with Handtools, but don’t want to house a traveling bench. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: RT @Furnitology: @ChrisHasFlair Are they being read by our target audience? –thats a really good question #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @lucaspeters are those the red toolbox kits? #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Tumblewood Nah, Vic, check out the videos of my talks.. no workbench there.. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Actually, in the future I may want a traveling bench to have for showings..maybe. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @lucaspeters I’ve seen them and the “red(something)” projects for older kids #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @MansFineFurn my shop class was all about power tools. How about showing handtool skills? #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @MansFineFurn We may have to do some analytics about this week.. not sure how we would track that… #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @TomsWorkbench I take you back to me not really wanting to talk to other people’s kids..;o) #woodchat

@jmk89: Donate ww books to local library or school library #woodchat

@JimAAshley: Highland Woodworking also has those Wood Man kits. Got one for my son for Christmas, and was good fun building it with him #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Tumblewood Something to think about #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: What about the other end of the spectrum? Many of our Woodcraft customers are retired and looking for stuff to do. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @lucaspeters Yeah, I second those kits. Predrilled nail holes are great! Much less frustration for the little ones. #woodchat

@lucaspeters: @uppercutwood Some are. Some are branded Lowes. They also hold little workshops on the weekend where you can go in and build em #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I would like to find real woodworking curriculum for kids. Real teaching materials. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @jmk89 Now, that’s a great idea. How many of us have dozens of old magazines we won’t ever touch again. Why not donate those? #woodchat

@jmk89: Our school PTA has a stall for Mothers day – make 50 little boxes for the kids to buy to give their Mom #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @TomsWorkbench it’s probably doable with someone with knowledge of google analytics (you signed up?) New visitors is one category #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @uppercutwood They are out there, Matt. Just search online… #woodchat

@Furnitology: @Tumblewood Vic, @justindipalma dis just that, a smaller traveling bench for his craft shows, I’ll tell him to take a picture #woodchat

@lucaspeters: @uppercutwood You might try to get your hands on the boy scout woodworking badge manual. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @ramblinrdesigns Many woodworkers are Senior Citizens but there are also many young woodworkers #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @MansFineFurn I’m signed up.. .I’ll have to parse out the details for this week.. #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @lucaspeters my 4yi daughter has her Bob the Builder tool box in my shop and comes out to work with me! 🙂 #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @lucaspeters that’s a great idea #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Furnitology Neil, I’d love to see that design. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: there may be a #modernwoodworkers opportunity for free kids clinics (hand tools?) #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood Create it! I know you’re capable!~ #woodchat

@bmorewoodwork: #GetWoodworking Week > #SharkWeek #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: And this, my friends, is the magic of #getwoodworking week! #woodchat

@LaMacchiaDesign: #woodchat Hello all! Missed the last few woodchats. Wanted to get a quick hello in. Wednesday nights continue to be tough for me to make.

@Furnitology: Maybe I missed it but I saw very little geared towards kids…guide me where to look #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: I’m a little OCD; let me give this big idea concept some thought 🙂 #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @Furnitology Excellent, thank Neil! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood that’s the plan, brohamwich! #woodchat

@IggyMonkey: @TomsWorkbench Way to go, David Copperfield… #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @LaMacchiaDesign glad to see you! #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @TomsWorkbench shhhh you are making to much noise sir…. This IS a library! 🙂 #woodchat

@Furnitology: @TomsWorkbench I’ll make sure in the next 2 weeks he gets a photo out, proportions are different #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Furnitology i don’t think it was geared to kids as viewers, but geared towards parents to get their kids off the couch #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @LaMacchiaDesign Hey Joseph!! Sup!?! #woodchat

@jmk89: @TomsWorkbench @uppercutwood Try here: http://t.co/K2aI6mPe #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: and I have a 2yr old; good guinea pig; I mean tester 🙂 #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood I love you man! #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Furnitology Sweet. Looking forward to it! Thanks, Neil. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: bloggers block for a good GWW topic from MFF. Anything missing from the large body of content already written that I could tackle? #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: RT @jmk89: @TomsWorkbench @uppercutwood Try here: http://t.co/h7b1UNmx – great link! #woodchat

@Furnitology: Is there a way of knowing what social media worked best in finding the new woodworker #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Is this sappy pine too nice to use for a shop project? #getwoodworking #woodchat http://t.co/IFZr7gIq

@3DWoodworking: RT @TomsWorkbench: RT @jmk89: @TomsWorkbench @uppercutwood Try here: http://t.co/h7b1UNmx – great link! #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @BoatworksToday start them out with a toy tool box, they can relate to that and have fun. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @Furnitology Can you or can you get someone to take extensive shots at #WoodExpo ? I’d really love to see what is happening there #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn walk through home depot and put together a basic set of tools. show people how cheap/easy to get started. #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: @HighRockWW good idea. maybe a little wood hammer next? why not a set of tools made of wood? (no sharp points 🙂 #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn even take them to the wood section, show them the radiata, maple, etc. show them what crap to avoid. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @Furnitology Good question…hmm #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Furnitology Neil – word of mouth may help to attract some of the real newbies… and you and the folks at #woodexpo can help! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn take them to the finishing aisle, and show them danish oil, wipe on poly, show them what to avoid #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @3DWoodworking That is an interesting book. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @Tumblewood @Furnitology I’ll be blogging it Vic, I’m sure @theboisshop will too, and others #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: I think it would be cool as hell to have to wood tool box full of nice wood tools!! (made of wood!) #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: I was surprised at how many finishing articles have been written… Great topic for #getwoodworking week. #woodchat

@bmorewoodwork: Anyone have a woodshop co-op? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @TomsWorkbench Is anybody compiling a list of all the articles? #getwoodworking #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @Furnitology Part of the google analytics includes ref. sources, filtered correctly you can see “new visitors by referral source” #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @bmorewoodwork No, but there are a few in the area.. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood That’s a great idea. Have a sheet of entry level prices. Because, come guys…this cost even low balling it #woodchat

@jmk89: @FlairWoodworks looks fine, unless SWMBO wants it for something else #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @HighRockWW @BoatworksToday or build them one yourself, I’m posting the one I made for my daughter tomorrow #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @ChrisHasFlair I am on my site.. Be sure to send me the links to all of your #getwoodworking week posts #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @jmk89 I only have to answer to myself. #woodchat

@Furnitology: @TomsWorkbench yeah finishing and even one on SEO,etc. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Maybe someone can see “How Cheap Can You Get Into Woodworking? #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @BoatworksToday exactly! I start a few nails for my daughter and let her try and drive them in or let her paint a board #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @uppercutwood that’s not a bad idea, if HD will let me film. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Yeah, but let’s not start halucinating now! RT @Tumblewood: Maybe someone can see “How Cheap Can You Get Into Woodworking? #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: @benjamenjohnson tweet to let me know when it’s up! #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Tumblewood An excellent challenge, Vic! 🙂 Wanna take it? #woodchat

@jmk89: What if you set up at the big box (just next to the local Rotary Club’s BBQ and did some joinery there? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @TomsWorkbench You got all I had for the week..sorry dude #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Furnitology A great variety of articles for sure… #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @benjamenjohnson nice, I will have to check it out! #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @jmk89 Maybe you could join two regular hot dogs into a foot-long? #woodchat

@IggyMonkey: @Tumblewood Shoot, Vic. You seemed to have so much momentum with that first article, I thought you’d have more! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn I bet they will, or at least take pictures. #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: there’s enough people here, that are passionate; I think a big idea could have some teeth! Glad I came across this! #woodchat

@IggyMonkey: RT @ChrisHasFlair: @jmk89 Maybe you could join two regular hot dogs into a foot-long? – intriguing… #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Tell them what you’re doing, and I bet they’ll support it. If not, go to an Ace Hardware or Woodcraft. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @TomsWorkbench Sorry..I’m focused on creating some pieces this year. I’m not signing up for any extra stuff. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: So what did I miss tonight? #Woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: @IggyMonkey And use a plow plane to cut a groove for onions? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @uppercutwood given that I’m there 12 times per week, I think they’ll accommodate #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @ChrisHasFlair dovetail, half-lap, or finger joint? #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @BoatworksToday Big ideas often start small.. now, let’s see how far down the rabbit hole this leads us… #woodchat

@jmk89: @ChrisHasFlair Using mustard flavored hide glue! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: seven minutes to go, who wants to design the tshirt? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Geez, I’m making myself hungry! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn take your pile of receipts #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Tumblewood You talking to me? I thought @iggymonkey had issues with you? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @IggyMonkey and then cut them apart on a Sawstop. Er, maybe not. The consequences are too pricey. #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Dovetail. I don’t think the others would be strong enough.RT @benjamenjohnson: @ChrisHasFlair dovetail, half-lap, or finger joint? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Ewwww! RT @jmk89: @ChrisHasFlair Using mustard flavored hide glue! #woodchat

@IggyMonkey: @ChrisHasFlair You had me at onions… #woodchat

@jmk89: It is lunchtime where I am (Sydney Australia) 🙂 #woodchat

@IggyMonkey: @ramblinrdesigns Stupid hot dog sensing technology #woodchat

@Tumblewood: I love watching @ChrisHasFlair do “impromptu” design. That was a blast and a good experience! #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @jmk89 It’s bedtime here in Tampa… #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @jmk89 It’s tomorrow where you are! #woodchat

@Furnitology: Will there be a follow-up to get woodworking?? #woodchat

@HighRockWW: Alright #woodchat I have to get back to the wifey! Good night all.

@kring_l: but the glue itself is so tasty #woodchat

@lucaspeters: @MansFineFurn Shameless plug, but it might be a good starting point. Wood’s “Basic-built” toolkit: http://t.co/3nc9nbRk #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: Gotta bail, kids are giving my wife too much trouble. Thanks for #getwoodworking @TomsWorkbench #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: is it odd that I drink more beer during these chats than any other day of the week? ;> Ha Ha! #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: OK, folks. Look for a new post on my site tomorrow.. let’s finish the week on a strong note. #woodchat

@jmk89: @IggyMonkey What would happen if you used a banana instead of a hotdog on a SawStop? #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Category: http://t.co/nKg0VfNx @Tumblewood: I love watching Chris do “impromptu” design. That was a blast and a good experience! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: I have another hour in the shop…cya! Great hour! #woodchat

@IggyMonkey: @lucaspeters Plug away, Lucas! #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: @HighRockWW night! Wish her well! #woodchat

@thewoodninja: Very good one tonight guys. Thx again @Tomsworkbench for taking the lead on this. You may have inspired the next Krenov this week! #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: So, in summation…Talk it up and spread the word, wherever your connections are and #getwoodworking could go viral! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @lucaspeters If I do that post, I’ll reference it, as long as you don’t mind if I disagree on a couple points! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @lucaspeters no shame at all, thanks for your support. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Good night. #woodchat

@IggyMonkey: Peace out, homies! This was fun picking on Tom… #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @HighRockWW take it easy! #woodchat

@jmk89: Back to work for me, guys. See you next week #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @thewoodninja I can only hope! #woodchat

@kring_l: night all #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: Goodnight, guys. I’ll be around making my Br’all. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Goodnight all, the transcript will be up within 48 hours. #woodchat

@JimAAshley: Great #woodchat tonight. G’night everyone!

@lucaspeters: @MansFineFurn Not at all. Go right ahead. (post and/or disagree) #woodchat

@bmorewoodwork: Good #Woodchat Now back to work #GetWoodworking

@BoatworksToday: there’s still 2 min left by my clock !! Did I say I was a little OCD? #woodchat

@thewoodninja: @TomsWorkbench Hopefully he/she will remember YOU! #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @TomsWorkbench @benjamenjohnson Huh? I thought online woodworking was dead. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair got a link so I can stalk you #woodchat

@lucaspeters: @MansFineFurn Those are the tools we limit ourselves to for the basic-built projects in our magazine. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Everyone is going to #occupywoodshop! #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: You and the other 100+… RT @uppercutwood: @ChrisHasFlair got a link so I can stalk you #woodchat

@lucaspeters: @MansFineFurn …basically, tools & materials you can easily find at the home center. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @lucaspeters I would only disagree in that when I started, I started with one of those, and accumulated them as needed over time #woodchat

@Furnitology: Thanks #woodchat and Thanks “get woodworking” @TomsWorkbench #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: oh, great.. @occupywoodshop! my wife’s going to be pissed.. Ha Ha!! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: By the way, i think that is 13 straight woodchats since the reboot! #woodchat

@bmorewoodwork: Time to #occupywoodshop #woodchat

@ChrisHasFlair: RT @bmorewoodwork: Time to #occupywoodshop #woodchat

@lucaspeters: Later folks. I literally have to get back in the shop and get woodworking for a few more minutes. Got a glue-up to check. #woodchat

@Furnitology: @uppercutwood 13 straight..not easy!!!!! Frosty would be proud :^) #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @lucaspeters man that sounds great #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: peace out.. Switching channels #occupywoodshop #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: good night all who are still here! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: g’nite everyone! #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @benjamenjohnson woodtalkonline.com is the woodworking forum, open to all skill levels. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: Hmmm missed #woodchat but for good reason as I was sharpening a few chisels that I’ve overlooked for too long. http://t.co/TWQGvSu8

@benjamenjohnson: @WatkinsWoodWork What brand honing guide is that, I really need to upgrade from my cheap $15 one. #woodchat

@woodcanuck: @Tumblewood @uppercutwood #GWW #woodchat thanks guys, you’re too kind, but Bad Axe saws and plaid shirts (XL) can be mailed to…. 🙂

Out-takes from the Upper Cut Woodworks feature on Tom’s Workbench

Recently I had the honor of being featured on Tom Iovino’s blog, Tom’s Workbench. Tom and I had a great conversation and I thought I’d share some outtakes.

Q: Did you ever take shop class?

I did take a wood shop class in Junior High, but I had forgotten about it until you asked. I don’t remember one thing from that class. I never took shop class in high school because the shop teacher was also my wrestling coach and I figured that I had enough of him at wrestling practice. If you met him, you’d agree.

Q: What was your first “real” woodworking project?

I built my first “real” woodworking project when I was young, married, broke, and in college. Our bathroom was small and had no storage, so I built a little over john cabinet. My father-in-law at the time was good with tools and built all the fixtures and furniture for his wife’s retail flower shop. He let me use the tools in his garage including his old table saw. The cabinet was built of pine with two shelves, a towel bar, and a little cupboard for storage. When I graduated and moved out I sold it to the next family that moved in.

Q: What is your shop like?

My shop is in our three car garage here at the house. I share the space with my wife’s car and some household storage, so I get a section that is about 25’ x 20’. I’m lucky that there are no posts so the space is wide open with two big windows for natural light. I bought this house new and when I moved in I had the walls insulated & painted, the floors epoxied, lots of lighting and outlets installed, and a little gas stove installed for heat. I take most of my time off from my real job in the winter, so it’s great to have a warm and well-lit shop to work in. I’ll spend time this winter working on a shop redesign to utilize the space better. I’ve been thinking a lot about the flow of work, materials, and projects in the shop. I’d like to have an efficient setup that allows me to work on multiple projects. I’m getting ankle surgery this winter to repair a tendon split and remove a bone spur so that might slow me down a bit.

Q: What’s in your power tool collection?

Here’s my power-tool list, I’m getting ready to do some upgrades especially for the jointer and planer:

Q: What’s in your hand tool collection?

My first important acquisition for hand tool use was my big Sjoberg’s Workbench that I’ve had for ten years. I also have some quality hand tools from Veritas and Lie-Nielsen and some great old Stanley Everlasting chisels that I got at this year’s Woodworking in America conference. They have been a joy to use and are accurate and fast. Here’s some of the hand tools I use most often.

  • Lie-Nielsen progressive pitch dovetail saw
  • Lie-Nielsen crosscut saw
  • Old Stanley planes that are in various states of being restored
  • New Stanley Sweetheart #4
  • New Stanley Sweetheart block plane
  • Veritas router plane
  • Stanley Everlasting chisels
  • Tommy MacDonald marking gauge, mallet
  • Starrett comination square

What do you hope your readers get from your blog?

When I think about my readers, I put them into different buckets and have different goals for each:

I hope woodworkers are inspired to start their own business & blog, find some of the information they need to be successful, and spend more time in the shop trying new things. Many woodworkers have great build skills, but don’t know where to start when starting a business: S-Corp, LLC, or Sole Proprietorship? How do I get a bank account? How do I get discounts on materials? How do I keep the tax man off my back? How do I define and build a brand and what does that even mean? What is the deal with Quickbooks?

Potential Customers
I want potential customers to understand all the advantages of working with small woodworking shops: co-designing their piece; custom dimensions; selecting the materials, finishes, fixtures, and hardware; the quality and safety of the materials and finishes; the ability to make changes during the build; watching the build as it progresses; and even visiting the shop. I would like to see families buy furniture from skilled local woodworkers. I think that’s better for the economy and environment, and those families will get better products as well. And after they understand all of those advantages, I want their business!

Current Customers
Current customers get to watch the progress of their projects with blog updates. I’m only posting text and pictures, but in the future I’ll likely add video. They are participating in the design and watching the work progress from material selection to finishing, they are already writing the story about their future heirloom. All of this adds value to the piece and the customer relationship, and I want the customer relationship to be ongoing and span many years and many projects.

My next target customer is tool and accessory manufacturers. I have a lot of experience building software projects and thinking through user scenarios. Almost every tool I use – cheap or expensive – could be improved. Instead of getting into the tool review business, I’d like to partner with manufacturers to refine their tools before they take them to market. There are so many tools that could really go from good to great with just a little bit more refinement. I can list some examples if you’d like.

Q: Now that you are a member of the online woodworking blogger community, how has that affected the way you work?  Do you find yourself building projects or doing techniques specifically for the web?

I haven’t built or bought anything just for the blog yet. I try to only build projects for myself or for customers, and I try to buy materials, supplies, or tools only when I need them for a project. That’s new for me, in the past I would by the popular tools even if I didn’t need them. I’ve been slowly selling off or giving away that stuff. My biscuit jointer is next to go.

The business and website have affected the way I work in some small ways. Because I want to produce content for the web on a fairly regular schedule, I need to set aside shop time every week and also set aside time to update the blog. Sunday night has been shop night for me and I often post later that night. Blogging has also affected how clean and organized I keep my shop. You can’t take pictures or have customers in the shop if it’s messy. I’ve always struggled with keeping the shop clean, and I can hear my Grandpa in my ear telling me to clean up, so I’m glad that blogging helps me put things away.

I do have a reader that has asked me to explain how I build and use my router sled, so I will blog more about that. I’ll build a new router sled to document the process, and I might shoot video as well. All those guys buying straight bit sets of various sizes, including those sized for plywood, are wasting their money. You can create perfect dadoes of any size with just one router bit.

Q: What do you enjoy most about woodworking?

I believe that we’re intended to work hard and enjoy it. But work can get frustrating when you don’t feel like you’re making progress. So I break the work up into steps and work through them. I build software all week, and you can’t hold that in your hand, see it, or smell it, so I really enjoy how woodworking feeds my senses. When the work is flowing smoothly and you’re making progress, nothing feels better. It’s pretty cool to see a pile of rough lumber turn into a beautiful table or chest of drawers. Someday I want to start from a tree.

Q: What do you enjoy the least about woodworking?

I used to hate finishing. It involved too much sanding, filling screw or nail holes, putty & wood filler, blotchy stain, and bubbly or brushmarked top coats. I hated it so much I had to change things up, and that meant either hiring someone to do the finishing work or figuring out how to do it well without all the frustration. So I’ve changed the way I work, with better woods, better techniques (so fewer screw holes and no putty), and a finishing process that works for me. Marc Spagnuolo’s blog and podcasts were really helpful, and now I really enjoy that last step.

So now the part I hate is what I call the Woodworker’s Squaredance. When you have a smaller shop and share it with a car and family storage, and you combine that with a suboptimal setup, you are forced to do the dance. In Computer Science we call this switching cost. It’s the time you spend not doing work, but changing context by moving tools, materials, or the project around. It slows down the work, interrupts the flow, and can lead to mistakes, compromises, and potentially unsafe situations. When I can’t get into the flow, I stop and do something else

Q: What does the future hold for you, Matt?

The immediate future is about refinement – taking small deliberate steps to improve the business, the blog, my shop, and my work. I attended Woodworking in America this year for the first time and loved it. I want to connect more with my craft and understand the history including the tools and historical figures. I want to contribute more to the growing woodworker community. And I want to explore more styles and designs and begin to develop my own style and signature design elements. I’ll be experimenting with new and more unusual materials like Kirei board and I’d also like to try some reclaimed woods, high end woods like those from Artisan lumber, and veneers. Neil Lamens has posted great videos about veneering and now I’m really inspired to look into it. Although I don’t think I’ll be using MDF as a substrate – I hate that stuff.

I am a bit worried about the CPSIA and the impact it could have on small shops. I’ve signed the Handmade Toy Alliance petition and joined up as a member. I hope the laws can be improved to keep customers safe without smothering small business. I don’t want the CPSIA to be expanded and push small shops out of business. We need a woodworker in Congress.

When my skills are ready and I can dedicate the time, I’d love to take on some larger and more detailed pieces. Tommy MacDonald has done some amazing reproductions, and I really like the way he works. I’m interested in the Federal and Prairie styles, they are totally different, but both are very American and very cool. I was introduced to Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie style while working on my first project at Microsoft (a multimedia CD-ROM title called The Ultimate Frank Lloyd Wright). Eventually I’ll develop my own style, but for me that begins with exploring other styles and trying things out.