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This is my introduction podcast …

RavinHeart on June 3rd, 2011
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I choose my first book review with Fox Chapel Publishing to
be an interview with Carole Rothman for a variety of reasons. I remember
hearing Carole speak with the Splintered Board podcast awhile back, and being
inspired to try it. Her enthusiasm and her presentation is what got me to buy
my scrollsaw and ask for the book (Wooden Bowls from the Scrollsaw) for a
birthday present. After trying a few things on my new / used scrollsaw and not
being very good, I was reluctant to try something that I perceived as advanced.
But, after going through the book it seemed pretty straight forward, and if you
goof, you just end up with a thinner walled bowl. So, I decided to give it a
try. My first bowl was a success and after making many since then I even gave a
demonstration at my local guild show on how to make them.

The amount of wood you need to make a scrollsaw bowl fits perfectly
with the theme of Cut Offs and “Scrap wood” this month too. If you have a 5×5
chuck of wood or larger, you can make a bowl. It is a fun process too. Look for
a video on making them later this month.
Be sure to visit Carole’s blog for even more designs and
ideas. I visit it regularly for inspiration, tips, and designs. Listen to the
audio to learn how to win a free copy of “Wooden Bowls from the Scrollsaw”. Check
out all the other things Fox Chapel Publishing has to offer too.

 

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My table doing scrollsaw bowl demos

 

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RavinHeart on June 6th, 2011
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I had a chance to have a skype call with Matt Vanderlist. Matt is the host and creator of Matt’s Basement Workshop podcast and The Spoken Wood podcast. He also is co-host of Woodtalk Online and The Woodtalk Online Review podcast. Matt is based out of Michigan and has been doing the Woodworking podcast “thing” longer than anyone else.

You can find out more about and Matt and his various project and podcasts at http://mattsbasementworkshop.com/

RavinHeart on June 16th, 2011

Just something fun to go along with this months theme :)

RavinHeart on July 12th, 2011
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I choose to review the book “Outdoor Furniture – Built to Last” from Fox Chapel Publishing because it seemed to fit well with the theme this month. Outdoor furniture has to be designed to stand up to the elements for years. When building outdoor furniture we need to account for the fact that it will get rained on, scorched by the sun, and dried out by the wind. With the right supplies, design, joinery, and hardware our furniture can be built to last, and this book can help. The 14 projects in this book include Chairs, Benches, Tables, Swings, Gliders, Planters and more. Step-by-step instructions include exploded diagrams, patterns, and illustrations of each project.

Listen to the audio to learn how to win a free copy of “Outdoor Furniture – Built to Last”. Check out all the other things Fox Chapel Publishing has to offer too.

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RavinHeart on July 14th, 2011
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I had the opportunity to speak with Marc Spagnuolo (The Wood Whisperer) about his new book on finishing “Finishing: it ain’t over till it’s over” and discuss woodworking and a few outdoor finishing topics. I have been listening to and watching his various podcasts for quite a few years now. You can find out more about Marc at his site thewoodwhisperer.com. Marc also has a pay site called The Wood Whisperer Guild that I am happy to be a member of.

You can get a copy of Marc’s book through his site here “Finishing: it ain’t over till it’s over”

Or You can get your copy of through amazon below

 

RavinHeart on July 27th, 2011
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On this episode of the podcast I had a chance to have a conversation with Matt Vanderlist, host and creator of Matt’s Basement Workshop podcast and The Spoken Wood podcast. We talk about some temporary changes to my site and discuss various aspects of outdoor projects …

RavinHeart on August 2nd, 2011

My First (working) Live Cast, picked July book winner and announced the next book and theme