Woodworkers Podcast

Woodworkers Podcast

By Ramon, Phil & Ben
A podcast about woodworking by three guys who make their living doing it.
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Peter Galbert, Chair Sculptor
Chair maker artist, teacher, author, Peter Galbert joins the show. Listen in as we hear how, with the focused and sharpened eye of a photography degree, along with a healthy pension for woodworking, he has sculpted a specialized career in chair making and the teaching of. No tacos or pizza on this menu, just fabulous woodworking goodness.
1:12:32
May 6, 2020
Two Stroke Tablesaw
Ramon’s taking his veneers out sledding on the Reuleaux. Phil’s brushing up on shaping his YouTube teaching skills. And Ben’s getting all torqued growing L-tomatoes.
1:15:10
April 22, 2020
Evan Berding, Contemporarily Grounded
With a training in the past and an eye for the future, Evan Berding joins the show. We talk North Bennet Street School, clean lines and fair curves, and how the word transitional can not only represent a beautiful style, but also is a real word.
1:06:39
April 7, 2020
Dramastic T-shirt
T-shirt link in Woodworkers Podcast Instagram bio.
1:15:01
March 24, 2020
David Johnson, Side Car
David Johnson weaves his way into the podcast and the pleasure is all ours. Hear how this woodworker, seat weaver specialist, and 1997 graduate of the College of the Redwoods has woven out a career through conserving and repairing Danish Modern chairs, along with designing and building his own work incorporating his many influences, from James Krenov, to the Danish Modern masters with whom, through his conservation work, he is so intimately acquainted.
1:07:40
March 11, 2020
Big Yellow Bus
Ramon’s showing off his big powerful wood knots. Phil’s got rockers on the horizon. And Ben’s hoping to shift into some new gears with a part time job.
1:01:57
February 25, 2020
Michael Colca, Art of Betterment
Forty year studio furniture veteran, Michael Colca, joins us. Listen in as we hear how pursuing perfection has not only fueled a passion, but also, a humble adaptability. From the evolution of marketing one’s work to incorporating technology in an artistic pursuit of accuracy. All along the way incorporating a willingness to share, teach and learn from others with the never ending goal of always getting better.
1:14:40
February 11, 2020
One Fat Duck
Ramon’s consulting and marquetry work are looking so rosy, he’s charging by the feather. Ben’s veneer work seams to be going well. And Phil opens up about his first open time with epoxy.
58:30
January 28, 2020
Brian Guenther, a Step Above
Edmonton, Alberta’s own, curved and twisted, Brian Guenther joins the podcast. Listen in as we talk with the stair master and furniture maker about his start and continuing evolution in the craft, his fabulous stair and wreath work, interests in furniture making and transitioning from on site to more shop based work, along with a little tiny work to help keep things whimsical.
1:08:44
January 14, 2020
Parquetry of a Pear Tree
Phil’s gaining knowledge by accumulating errors. Ben’s overthinking the conversion. And Ramon’s pecking out some new router lift pleasures.
1:11:35
December 24, 2019
Laura Mays, The Multitalented Ways
The incredibly talented, Laura Mays pulls up a seat on this latest episode. Listen in as we hear how her trainings as an architect and designer along with a chance cycling crossroad led to a path in woodworking. A creatively winding & interesting path that has led her from her home in Ireland to the northern coast of California, first as a student at the College of the Redwoods and then back again to her present day position as the director and instructor at The Krenov School.
1:08:17
December 10, 2019
Potbelly Pig Leg
Ben’s practice pickin’ a dueling compound tune on the Pantorouter. Ramon’s hard at work trying to prevent his big chest from sagging. And Phil’s giving away free Katana boxes while making cheap look good.
1:07:08
November 26, 2019
Eric Ervin, Woodworker Rockstar
Los Angeles woodworker, Eric Ervin, joins the episode. We talk shop, how success has led to becoming an employer, white label work, fleshing out designs for designers, and the pulls between having plenty of work and the desire to create work of your own. Along with the joys of weekend rockstarring and how, every once in a great while and although not normally recommended, it can actually work in your favor to pull up alpha.
1:07:28
November 12, 2019
Employees?
Phil’s fixing to be shipping. Ramon’s setting records of curve subtly. And Ben’s sanding glass clean. Along with thoughts of employing by three unemployables.
1:06:10
October 29, 2019
David Boucher, Conducting Excellence
Craftsmanship of luxury conductor, David Boucher joins us. Listen in as we hear how an insatiable desire to be different and better, and a willingness to incorporate those who can do things better and different, along with the sheer tenacity to stay upright in the race for forty plus years have led to Boucher and Co’s brilliant success.
1:03:37
October 15, 2019
BBQ Wood
Phil’s sanding chairs and fishing for whiskey cabinets. Ramon’s finding good use of the Pantorouter in the bedroom. And Ben’s fixing to be hotboxing some sash.
1:05:13
October 1, 2019
Frank Strazza and the Secrets
Incredibly talented woodworking agent, Frank Strazza, joins us for a top secret episode. Listen in as we discuss how his early interests in both woodworking and music culminated to shape and form his life, by using both to help create functional beauty with his hands. A beauty that can not only be seen, felt and heard, but also, one that lends itself to the creation of beauty within others.
1:07:36
September 16, 2019
Ask Ol’ Phil Morley
AWFS, Maverick Abrasives, PantoRouter, camper restoration, Jellystone, Marc Adams School of Woodworking, Florida School of Woodworking, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Austin School of Woodworking, live television, a little window work, an awkward pause and a stellar outro.
1:01:18
September 2, 2019
Jack Phil’s In
Jack Forsberg fills in for Phil, who’s off teaching and inappropriately desecrating Matt Kenney’s photo at Marc Adam’s. We talk views of trees from trains, RustFest and metal scraping, call cigar boxes cigarette boxes and tell tales of mythical woodworking creatures of the Pacific Northwest.
1:12:48
August 19, 2019
Tim Rousseau, the hitchhikers guide to furniture making.
Mid-Coast Maine’s own, incredibly talented and ever entertaining teacher/furniture designer/maker, Tim Rousseau graces the podcast. We talk the song writing of furniture design and the never ending evolution of learning through 20 years teaching at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. Along with, how those twenty years are now culminating into his new gig as the lead instructor for the nine month comprehensive program. And, just to keep things exciting, we also talk about glue.
1:17:25
July 29, 2019
Viva Las Vegas
Ramon and Phil get ready to head off to Sin City. And Ben’s church doors have finally left the building.
1:01:45
July 15, 2019
Brendan “BurnHeart” Gaffney
The constantly creative & curious, Brendan Gaffney joins us for a sit down. Enjoy the listen as he whips up a woodworking influenced cocktail of equally sectored parts - James Krenov, Chester Cornett, and Jennie Alexander, along with a splash of electronica and just a few zesty grates of melted clown wig tossed in for spice.
1:09:20
July 1, 2019
One Year Olds
Woodworkers Podcast turns one. Ben’s new door design looks oddly like a table. Phil’s hatching out a litter of lounges. And Ramon’s severely crooked walnut propeller stock is staying nice and straight.
1:04:25
June 17, 2019
Roy Schack, Mr. Blue Cheak
Brisbane Australia’s own, Roy Schack (Mr. Blue Cheak if your nasty) joins us for a fun filled hour. Listen in as we talk lessons learned from a quarter century of woodworking, love of Japan, and running the successful Brisbane School of Fine Woodwork. All along with a laugh, a contagious smile and the occasional pieces of fine furniture thrown to the heavens.
53:27
June 3, 2019
Phil Quits Instagram
Ramon’s catching flack for not settling his clock. Ben’s kids are rocking the socks and safety glasses look. And after a nasty bout of pins and needles, Phil regains full use of his legs.
1:09:35
May 20, 2019
Aspen Golann, Serial Crafter
Artist, furniture maker and pancake marquetarian, Aspen Golann joins us for a fantastic sit down. We talk North Bennet Street School, collaboration work with Pete Galbert, and her new gig at Penland School of Crafts along with how the heck she’s been able to accomplish all that she has in the last 2 years and 3 months of being involved in Woodworking.
1:03:03
May 6, 2019
Infused with Ramonness
Ramon’s awesome new jewelry cabinet looks just like him. Ben discovers just how far it actually is from South Dakota to Texas. And Phil forgets to mention some folks that were at the Texas Woodworking Festival.
1:01:53
April 22, 2019
Sarah & Jason Thigpen, Team Texas Heritage
From Jaguars to coffee cups, it’s a family affair at Texas Heritage Woodworks. Listen in as we have a sit down with the power couple behind the fabulous aprons, tool rolls, leatherwork and woodworking.
1:15:25
April 5, 2019
All about the Bennies.
Ramon’s beveling the angle on the marquetry market. Phil’s moving the record console into living room storage. And Ben’s finally finished with those doors... or at least two of them.
1:10:32
March 25, 2019
Adrian Ferrazzutti & the Contrasts
What do you get when James Krenov asks a snowboarding bum driftwood artist to build a chair something like Escherick?
1:09:29
March 11, 2019
Snark Snort
Phil’s still pissing off the audiofiles. Ramon’s getting out of speeding tickets by pleading he’s only hopped up on teaching marquetry. And Ben tries to recite his favorite Shel Silverstein poem, “A Spray Booth in the Attic.”
1:09:16
February 25, 2019
Leslie Webb, One of Texas’ Finest
The Uber talented, Leslie Webb, graces the podcast. Join us as we talk beautiful timeless design, the importance of photography and marketing skills, Furniture school, internship, and making a hard earned go at it as a successful self made studio furniture maker. Toss in a derelict dust collector and few well placed pokes in the ribs and you’ll understand why we were so excited to have her on. Cheerio.
1:09:53
February 11, 2019
Ramon’s Floating Boxes
Ben finds a simple template for his angle tangle. Ramon’s getting strange looks at Petco. While Phil’s busy hiding a little Texas charm in the whiskey cabinet.
1:07:27
January 28, 2019
Jack Forsberg, Wadkin Temple High Priest
Woodworkers Podcast gets Jackified. Master woodworker and one of a kind character, Jack Forsberg, of Jack English Machines, joins us for a lively conversation about all things vintage British Iron and how you too can achieve 3-phase nirvana.
1:22:54
January 14, 2019
Out with 18
Podcast turns 6 months. Scrooge McValdez is recovering from some self-inflicted Christmas joy while doing his best to cut straight lines. Ben’s steeling veneer and giving overly complicated explanations for simple solutions. And Phil gets a new shaver in his stocking while making the in-laws sweat for Christmas.
1:07:22
December 31, 2018
Matt Kenney, Unboxed.
Never a dull design or comment when Matt Kenney is around. Join us as we talk design and listen in to the always interesting perspective that gives this box making master his own unique twist.
1:01:58
December 17, 2018
Philip “Two Coat” Morley
Phil’s all hopped up. Ramon’s dock party still rages. And Ben’s revealing new doors to old openings.
58:33
December 3, 2018
Bern Chandley, Chair Extraordinaire
Melbourne chair maker, Bern Chandley, graces the episode. Join us as we have a long distance sit down about how he makes such beautiful pieces to sit down in.
1:16:58
November 19, 2018
High E
Phil’s initiating daddy candy tax. Ben’s using rear sensing technology to avoid kickback. And Ramon likes to keep it loose with his teeth in the middle.
1:03:20
November 5, 2018
Puzzling Craig Thibodeau
A puzzling conversation with studio furniture maestro, Craig Thibodeau. Listen in as we peel back the layers of veneer to find out what is truly at his substrate.
1:18:13
October 22, 2018
Honey Peanut Butter Hands
Ramon's got himself a good case of the sticky shims. Phil takes the child labor force to the zoo and Ben's dust collector sucks.
58:46
October 8, 2018
Caleb James: Bonsai Master
Chair and tool maker, Caleb James, in this episode's Danish Modern hotseat. A fabulous interview, even if does lead to Ben and Ramon no longer being on speaking terms.
1:12:21
September 17, 2018
What the Hey PVA
Ben's rectangular square is square but not a square. Ramon's docking dominos, and Phil has an aha adhesive moment. All wrapped up in a little akward audio episode.
1:01:01
September 3, 2018
Huggable Tim Coleman
A wonderful interview with Master Furniture Maker, Tim Coleman.
1:03:41
August 20, 2018
What's eating Philip Grape
Ben's paving paradise, Ramon's working on his finger guillotine, and Phil gets an Airstream. All that and we actually get to a topic.
1:17:11
August 6, 2018
Ramblings & Shameless Self Promotions
Ramon's double porched Formica fetish. Phil needs a bigger freezer and Ben gets a wedgie.
1:00:13
July 23, 2018
Mis-takes.
Phil’s got a hot brass. Ben wishes he was hip enough to be square and Ramon’s enjoying getting paid to make woman cry.
1:14:43
July 9, 2018
Conversions of the Varnish
Phil's bed makes the boat, Ramon’s stretching queens into kings, and Ben’s easily confused by podcast broadcasting. Along with a dull rubbed conversation on the virtues and confusions of Conversion Varnish.
1:08:01
June 27, 2018
Ride that belt sander
Moving equipment, planer speed tearout, pre-finishing before glue-up and unathorized beltsander usage.
1:13:10
June 21, 2018
Technical Difficulties
Ben's got a big bit for the mortiser, Phil's teaching students to free hand to the line and Ramon is enjoying his new shooting plane almost as much as his Lil Wayne mic. Along with some abrasive conversation about sanding.
59:41
June 21, 2018
First timers
Be gentle it's our first time.
59:55
June 20, 2018