Marc Spagnuolo and Me

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Blog entry by Bill Akins posted 05-03-2010 02:47 PM 2109 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was fortunate to meet Marc Spagnuolo, The Wood Whisperer, at Highland Woodworking in Atlanta this weekend. Marc, along with others, did demo’s all day Saturday. I spent the morning watching him and then I came home and installed my new dust collector I picked up while there. I then went back on Sunday for Marc’s all day class. If you are not familiar with him check him out at He has tons of information and lots of great videos. He started the shaker table build during March whcih collected over $9000 for the American Cancer Society. All in all a great woodworking weekend, even if I was out of the shop.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#1 posted 05-03-2010 03:14 PM

Great picture Bill.
Marc’s videos are really informative and helpful.
That shaker table build his guild sponsored was a great charity act.
Plus, you got a new Dust Collector…
Sounds like a good weekend!

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#2 posted 05-03-2010 03:36 PM

sounds like you had lots of fun.

10 thumbs up for Marc! a new and improved wind in our sails.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 05-03-2010 03:48 PM

Marc, will be in Atascadero,Calif. June 5th all day. at Outlet Tool Supply, giving demos. This is for the “Annual Customer Appreciation Sale” Just a heads up. I just shop there, I have NO affilation with OTS.

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#4 posted 05-03-2010 03:51 PM

Thats great that had a chance to meet Marc

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 05-03-2010 03:56 PM

What an opportunity to meet Marc! Thanks for posting.

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 05-03-2010 04:13 PM

[my take on an OLD joke]

GREAT picture, but who’s the guy with Bill Akins????


Glad you got to meet Marc. Seems like a very good egg. Hope your trip to Highland didn’t cost too much money ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#7 posted 05-04-2010 01:52 AM

haha that is a great pic Bill! I’m bummed I didn’t get to meet you, but I’m sure I’ll go to ATL with Marc one day soon.

-- Visit us at

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#8 posted 05-04-2010 02:51 AM

Marc is on my list of “hope to meet someday”..

-- Mike, Southern IL

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#9 posted 05-04-2010 03:35 AM

two great woodworkers…sounds like a great time!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 06-05-2010 11:55 PM

Great oppurtunity to meet a great guy maybe he’ll come back this way soon and thanks for sharing. Also if you don’t mind post any events you hear of in Atlanta I’m not far down I-20 just west of Augusta.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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