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Forum topic by Kaleb the Swede posted 09-08-2014 06:49 PM 980 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Kaleb the Swede

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09-08-2014 06:49 PM

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Hey all,

I was looking at the Wood Whisperer site and I was wondering for you guys that are in it. Do you like it? Is it worth the money? Can you look at more than the three projects that he does for the year (just saw that you might have to pay, could be wrong)? General comments about the site and his teaching. I am in Charles Niels site right now and like it a lot. Was just looking for another perspective.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful


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mahdee

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#1 posted 09-09-2014 12:22 AM

I haven’t come across a good one. Maybe because I have not been looking?? I do use google+ woodworking communities; lots of good projects,videos and pictures.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#2 posted 09-09-2014 11:28 AM

Thanks Mr. Jinx, I’ll give that a go

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TheWoodenOyster

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#3 posted 09-09-2014 12:15 PM

I like thewoodwhisperer a lot. Yes, he does have a paid guild membership that gives you access to detailed builds step by step. He also has a ton of free instructional material that I have found really useful. A lot of his free instructionals run 20 to 30 minutes and are high quality. I have never been a subscriber to the guild, but I frequent his site every week or two and see what he has posted for free. I think the guild membership is sort of an extra money extra time kind of thing. You need both to make the guild membership worth it. I am not going to watch 5 hours of footage on how to build a cigar box because I don’t have the time or the need, but a newbie retiree with lots of money and time would probably get a ton out of it.

Also, he and two other guys do a free weekly podcast that is really great called woodtalk. They stay on topic pretty well and address a lot of common topics. Fun to listen to if you have a long drive to make.

I’d suggest at least looking at the free videos

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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Mark Davisson

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#4 posted 09-09-2014 12:16 PM

I would highly recommend that you at least sample Alan Little’s various Youtube series. He posts as Askwoodman. https://www.youtube.com/user/askwoodman

If he isn’t your kind of guy, they you’re not out anything except your time.

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TheWoodenOyster

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#5 posted 09-09-2014 12:25 PM

I agree with Mark. He has a TON of videos that are quite instructive. Only thing is that they are typically pretty long.

I have talked to Alan a few times over the phone. I took him up on his “call with any questions” offer. He is a nice guy and truly is out to help woodworkers as much as possible.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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Kaleb the Swede

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#6 posted 09-09-2014 12:29 PM

Thanks a million Mr. Davisson and Mr. “Oyster”. Ask Woodman aka Alan Little was probably the first person I watched on youtube, so he is kind of my favorite. I’m just trying to learn all I can about woodworking. I never did it up until two years ago; never even did it in high school. So I am always open to new ideas and teaching. I will give the wood talk a try. Thanks again

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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Woodbum

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#7 posted 09-09-2014 12:37 PM

I belong to the Wood Whisperer’s Guild and frequent Marc’s site daily. I watch the Guild builds, but have not built any of the projects yet. I belong to the Guild more out of support for this energetic young guy and his family that are full-on into our craft and actively work at promoting it more than I am in it for the builds. His videos are good, and his presentation is pretty laid back and easy to follow. He also has some awesome giveaways each month. Marc is an excellent ambassador for our craft and I encourage you to support him however you can. He is living the dream that most of the rest of us only wish for. IMHO, the $129 that my membership costs goes a long way in promoting my love of woodworking to others through Marc. As long as I can afford it, I will be a member.

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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StumpyNubs

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#8 posted 09-09-2014 12:54 PM

Marc is definitely worth it. If I was going to subscribe to just one paid membership, though, I would go with Charles Neil. Why? Because his videos, while not as polished as Marc’s, are filled with all sorts of tips and tricks that you can only get from somebody who has been a fine woodworker for half a century. And he produces a lot more content for the money with a 40-is minute video every week all year long.

That said, Marc is well worth the price too, and you can’t go wrong with either of them!

And Woodbum, that was a fantastic comment!

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Kaleb the Swede

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#9 posted 09-09-2014 01:02 PM

Thanks again guys. Yes stumpy Charles Neil is an excellent teacher, and I am a paying member of his site. I love his videos. Not discounting Mr. Neil (who I will continue being a paid member to) I just wanted to see how Marc Spagnuolos is also. I am trying to get all the information I can, so I was just wondering if it would be worth it to get his in addition to Charles Neils site

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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Woodbum

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#10 posted 09-11-2014 06:00 PM

Just callin it as I see it Stumpy. Thanks

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