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Blog series by RavinHeart updated 133 days ago 48 parts 69437 reads 16 comments total

Part 1: Outdoor Finishing with TheWoodWhisperer

1132 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

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. Listen to the Interview here INTERVIEW (Sorry I dont konw how to embed it on here)

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Part 2: Outdoor Project Talk with Matt

1126 days ago by RavinHeart | 2 comments »

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 … Listen to the conversation here AUDIO (Sorry I dont konw how to embed audio on here)

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Part 3: First Live Cast

1120 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

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

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Part 4: Intro Podcast

1120 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

This is my introduction podcast …

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Part 5: Midwest Scrollsaw Trade Show

1114 days ago by RavinHeart | 1 comment »

I took a visit to the Midwest Scrollsaw Trade Show in Richland Center Wisconsin. I had a chance to speak with Shannon Flowers the Editorial Manager of Magazines for Fox Chapel Publishing. I also got to look at some amazing work, and pick up a few things for myself.

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Part 6: Router Talk with Matt

1096 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

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 whats been going on lately and discuss various things about routers … Listen to the conversation here AUDIO (Sorry I dont konw how to embed audio on here)

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Part 7: August - Live Cast

1072 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

This episode we rap up router month, give away a book, announce shop maintenance for September, and talk with viewers …

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Part 8: Shop Maintenance with Matt

1072 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this episode of the podcast Matt Vanderlist, of Matt’s Basement Workshop and I discuss various things about Shop Maintenance and Woodworking in America … Listen to the conversation here AUDIO (Sorry I dont konw how to embed audio on here)

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Part 9: December - Live Cast

981 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

This episode I do the give away a book, talk about where I’ve been, what’s upcoming for next year, and talk with viewers …

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Part 10: Christmas Recap and the Coming Year talk with Matt

963 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this episode of the podcast Matt Vanderlist, from Matt’s Basement Workshop podcast and I go over woodworking around the holidays and talk about the upcoming year and what we’ve got in the works …  

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Part 11: February - Live Cast

923 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

This episode I do the give away a book and a prize pack, we have a little talk about hand saws, and talk with viewers …  

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Part 12: Shop Talk - Blended Woodworking with Matt Vanderlist

903 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this episode of the podcast I start a new segment I am calling “Shop Talk” On this episode of Shop Talk, Matt Vanderlist, host and creator of Matt’s Basement Workshop podcast and The Spoken Wood podcast and I talk about Blended Woodworking …  

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Part 13: March - Live Cast

898 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

This episode I do the give away the book for the month and talk with viewers about the upcoming Northeast Wisconsin Woodworkers Guild show in Green Bay on March 31st and April 1st 2012, the next book selections, upcoming posts, and blended woodworking …    

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Part 14: Shop Talk - Blended Woodworking with Chris Wong

894 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this episode of Shop Talk, Chris Wong, of Flair Woodworks and Time Warp Tool Works and I talk about Blended Woodworking …    

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Part 15: Shop Talk - Blended Woodworking - With Shannon Rogers

886 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this episode of Shop Talk, Shannon Rogers, of The Renaissance Woodworker, The Hand Tool School and one of the hosts of Wood Talk Online Radio Podcast and I have a talk about Blended Woodworking, Podcasting, and woodworking in general …    

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Part 16: NEWWG 2012 Spring Show

870 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

I had the opportunity to take part in the Northeast Wisconsin Woodworkers Guild spring show again this year. I had a table and demonstrated making scrollsaw bowls and promoted the site. I took this video on the morning of the second day before the doors opened to the public. If you didn’t make it to the show I hope to see you there next year.    

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Part 17: Shop Time with Tom Iovino

851 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this episode of Shop Time, Tom Iovino, of Tom's Workbench, Modern Woodworkers Association, contributer to Wood Talk Online Radio Podcast, contributer to Wood Magazine and many, many, many other things and I have a talk about Woodworking tips, Keeping the Craft Alive, the Online Woodworking community, and woodworking in general …    

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Part 18: June - Live Cast

807 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

This is just a short live episode, ... But, it has some pretty good news …    

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Part 19: Shop Time with Marc Spagnuolo - Spray Finishing Tips

805 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this episode of Shop Time, Marc Spagnuolo, The WoodWhisper and I have a talk about some tips for getting started with spray finishing …    

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Part 20: Shop Time with Hendrik Varju

803 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

Thanks to an introduction from Matt Vanderlist on this episode of Shop Time I get to interview Hendrik Varju. Hendrik is an accomplished woodworker, teacher, presenter, writer, and much more. You can visit Hendriks’s site at passionforwood.com. Hendrik offers several classes and seminars for helping all levels of woodworkers advance their skills. He also has 8 different DVDs on a huge range of topics with lots of footage. On this episode Hendrik and I talk about his background, teaching, a...

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Part 21: Garden Stakes

791 days ago by RavinHeart | 2 comments »

    I saw the patterns for these gardens stakes in Creative Woodworks & Crafts last year and thought they would be fun to make. So, this spring I finally decided to make them. I started by tracing the patterns supplied in the magazine. I fit three to a sheet of tracing paper. Because there were not patterns for peas, beans, or kohlrabi … I had to get creative and make a few of my own. The beans and peas I just sketched from memory. Kohlrabi was another story; I could...

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Part 22: Elevated Bed

783 days ago by RavinHeart | 2 comments »

So, … my wife and daughter are planning on “re-doing” or redecorating my daughters room. She is going from the little kid room to the pre-teen stage. From stuffed animals and buckets of toys and little girls outfits … to makeup and pictures of boys and pop music. The bright green walls are staying and the pink walls are going to be painted blue. The pink frilly comforter is being traded out for a “more grown up” one. I’m not sure I’m ok with all of this yet, but, regardless, … it’s going to ...

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Part 23: Shop Time with Kari Hultman

782 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this episode of Shop Time I have the opportunity to talk with Kari Hultman of The Village Carpenter We get to talk about many of the things Kari does in woodworking and online and I get some very valuable resources to check out on carving.  

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Part 24: July 2012 - Live Cast

779 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

This episode I have a guest in the shop for this LIVE Cast …Dave helps with the camera work and commentary I do the book give away of “The Great Book of Woodworking Tips” through Fox Chapel for the month and the quarterly Gorilla Glue Prize Pack give away. Congrats to Larry Thayer for winning the book and Jon “Dozer” Mendoza for winning the prize pack We cover whats been going on and whats coming up along with my possible trip to learn more about turning...

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Part 25: Shop Time with Shannon Rogers - Hand Crank Grinders

774 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this episode of Shop Time I have the opportunity to talk with Shannon Rogers of The Renaissance Woodworker, The Hand Tool School, and one of the hosts of Wood Talk Online Radio about Hand Crank Grinders  

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Part 26: Shop Time with Bruce Wang from Micro Jig

755 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this episode of Shop Time I have the opportunity to talk with Bruce Wang from Micro Jig about the company and the amazing products they make.

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Part 27: Shop Time with Hendrik Varju

744 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this episode of Shop Time I get to talk with Hendrik Varju. Hendrik is an accomplished woodworker, teacher, presenter, writer, and much more. You can visit Hendriks’s site at passionforwood.com. Hendrik offers several classes and seminars for helping all levels of woodworkers advance their skills. On this episode Hendrik and I talk about getting started in woodworking. If you have any questions for Hendrik feel free to contact me and will address them on the next episode. Contact inf...

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Part 28: August 2012 - Live Cast

744 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

This episode I have a guest in the shop again for this LIVE Cast … Dave helps with the camera work and commentary We cover whats been going on in our own “little woodworking worlds” and what’s coming up on the site. After the show we took some time to open the Miter bars I received from Micro Jig and see how easy the are to use. I am looking forward the building my crosscut sled with them.      

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Part 29: Turning tools and Sharpening with Kelly Bresnahan

736 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

I took a venture up to Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Artisan and Business Center to get some pointers on turning with Kelly Bresnahan.    

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Part 30: Shop Time with Hendrik Varju

711 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this episode of Shop Time I get to talk with Hendrik Varju again. You can visit Hendriks’s site at passionforwood.com. Hendrik offers several classes and seminars for helping all levels of woodworkers advance their skills. Hendrik also has several DVDs and we talk about his newest releases on this episode. On this episode Hendrik and I also talk about the skills people getting started in woodworking could start out with. If you have any questions for Hendrik feel free to contact m...

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Part 31: Live Cast (September 2012)

703 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this LIVE Cast … I talk with viewers about places we get our woodworking supplies.

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Part 32: Shop Time with Tim Charles

693 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this episode of Shop Time I talk with Tim Charles form A Slice of Wood Workshop We get to talk about his “You design it, I build It” series and a few other things. Visit Tim at his web site or on Facebook at or Twitter user name asliceofwood.

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Part 33: Shop Time with Hendrik Varju - Sharpening & Tuning Hand Planes and Chisels

683 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this episode of Shop Time I get to talk with Hendrik Varju again. You can visit Hendriks’s site at passionforwood.com. Hendrik offers several classes and seminars for helping all levels of woodworkers advance their skills. Hendrik also has several DVDs and on this episode we talk about Hendrik’s new DVD, Sharpening & Tuning Hand Planes and Chisels. Comment on the post for this video at RavinHeartRenditions.com for a chance to win a copy. If you have any questions for Hend...

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Part 34: Live Cast (November 2012)

653 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this LIVE Cast … We talk about Woodworking classes in schools, Give away a DVD and I talk about a topic form the forum … Featherboards.

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Part 35: Shop Time with Hendrik Varju - Hand Plane Techniques

646 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this episode of Shop Time I get to talk with Hendrik Varju again. You can visit Hendriks’s site at passionforwood.com. Hendrik offers several classes and seminars for helping all levels of woodworkers advance their skills. Hendrik also has several DVDs and on this episode we talk about Hendrik’s new DVD, Hand Plane Techniques. Comment on the post on my site for a chance to WIN a copy. If you have any questions for Hendrik feel free to contact me and will address them on the n...

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Part 36: Holiday Giveaway - 2012

633 days ago by RavinHeart | 1 comment »

Ho, Ho, Ho … the holiday season is upon us and I feel kind of like Santa. I reached out to a few of the companies I use regularly to see if they would participate in a Holiday Give Away, with an overwhelming response of yes. I figured I might get a prize or two to offer to my viewers. But, so far there are 5 companies offering multiple prizes. The Live Cast scheduled to start on the 9th of December 2012 at 8PM central time is going to a good one. The prizes will be given away to people in ...

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Part 37: Shop Time with Hendrik - Q&A

620 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this episode of Shop Time I get to talk with Hendrik Varju again. You can visit Hendriks’s site at passionforwood.com. In this episode we cover questions from viewers. We also talk about some changes to Hendrik’s site. If you have questions for Hendrik feel free to comment, Skype, or use the contact we will try to answer them on the next episode. All the Contact information is at the end of the video.    

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Part 38: Shop time with Scott Meek

597 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this episode of Shop Time I get to talk with Scott Meek of Scott Meeks Woodworks an excellent and talented wooden plane maker.    

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Part 39: Shop Time with Hendrik - Sometimes life gets in the way

402 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this episode of Shop Time I get to talk with Hendrik Varju again. We discuss outdoor projects and finishing and what are some things we can do to keep woodworking when life gets in the way. If you have questions for Hendrik or myself, feel free to comment, Skype, or use the contact form and we will try to answer them on the next episode. All the Contact information is also at the end of the video. You can visit Hendriks’s site at passionforwood.com.    

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Part 40: Shop Time with Jim Heavey

376 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this episode of Shop Time I got the opportunity to have a conversation with someone I consider one of my working heroes … Jim Heavey. I have seen Jim’s presentations at the Woodworking Show in Milwaukee several times over the years. His ability to present just about any topic in a simple and entertaining way keeps me coming back every time. In the episode we discuss Jim’s many roles in the woodworking community (The Woodworking Shows, Wood Magazine, Weekend with Wood) ...

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Part 41: EP043 - Shop Time with Hendrik Varu - Mortise and Tenon Joinery DVD

334 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this episode of Shop Time I get to talk with Hendrik Varju about his latest DVD, Mortise and Tenon Joinery. Comment at ravinheart.com/wood for a chance to WIN a copy. You can always visit Hendriks’s site at passionforwood.com. If you have questions for Hendrik or myself, feel free to comment, Skype, or use the contact form and we will try to answer them on the next episode. All the Contact information is also at the end of the video. You can visit Hendriks’s site at p...

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Part 42: EP044 - Shop Time with Chris Schwarz

300 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

During my trip to Woodworking in America this year, I had opportunity to arrange a time for a conversation with Chris Schwarz for this episode of Shop Time. As the former editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, and cofounder of Lost Art Press, Chris has an incredible influence in the woodworking community. I have seen him present at this and previous WIAs and each time it is educational, entertaining, and inspiring. Chris is one of the people I have always revered in the woodworking, it wa...

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Part 43: Shop Time with Regis Will and we cover WIA 2013

292 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

At Woodworking in America this year, I ran into and had a conversation with Regis Will. We also I talked about doing a conversation for this episode of Shop Time. As it turns out, we both have a passion for hand saws and fixing them up, we both work in tech, and both of us do a lot of bicycling. We both received prizes this year from completing in the Hand Tool Olympics too. Regis won his jointer plane, for his abilities and doing the best at an event. While I won the set of spoon bits from T...

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Part 44: EP046 - Shop Time with Hendrik Varju - Honing and Setting Jointer and Planer Knives - DVD

280 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this episode of Shop Time I get to talk with Hendrik Varju about his Honing and Setting Jointer and Planer Knives DVD. Comment on this post for a chance to WIN a copy. We also picked Gene H as the WINNER of the Mortise and Tenon Joinery DVD You can always visit Hendriks’s site at passionforwood.com. If you have questions for Hendrik or myself, feel free to comment, Skype, or use the contact form and we will try to answer them on the next episode. All the Contact information is...

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Part 45: Shop Time with Ron Hock

264 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

While wondering around and drooling over all the wonderful tools at Woodworking in America, I stopped and had a chat with Ron Hock. I also asked him to have another conversation for the podcast, and he agreed. Ron’s company Hock Tools makes what I consider the best woodworking blades available today. During our conversation we get to discuss how he got started making plane blades, sharpening, his new knife kits, and much more. If you have questions for Ron or myself, feel free to com...

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Part 46: EP048 - Shop Time with Michael Doerr

238 days ago by RavinHeart | 2 comments »

At my local guild meeting we had Michael Doerr give a presentation on his process of building sculpted chairs. After a few conversation with Michael we decided to record a conversation at his shop about his chairs and school. During our conversation we get to discuss how he got started in woodworking, some of his process for building chairs, and a great surprise to me … I get to return to Michael’s shop and learn the process in the spring. If you have questions for Michael or m...

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Part 47: EP049 - Shop Time with Hendrik Varju - A few Questions

184 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this episode of Shop Time I get to talk with Hendrik Varju about a few of my questions and questions from viewers. We also picked Jim Renick as the WINNER of the Honing and Setting Jointer and Planer Knives DVD You can always visit Hendriks’s site at passionforwood.com. If you have questions for Hendrik or myself, feel free to comment, Skype, or use the contact form and we will try to answer them on the next episode. All the Contact information is also at the end of the video....

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Part 48: EP050 - The Woodworking Show - Milwaukee 2014

133 days ago by RavinHeart | 1 comment »

Earlier this year I took a ride down to the Woodworking Show in Milwaukee. I had the opportunity to do some filming and as always pick up a few things for myself. I now have a couple of new texturing tools from Ron Brown and got a pretty good deal on a big pack of foam brushes. There was time to catch up with Andy Chidwick and his family when I got the show. As you can see in the video I had a chance to speak with several of the exhibitors including Ron Brown, Earlex, Aqua Coat, Dubs Longboar...

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