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Location: Phoenix, AZ
Website: www.TheWoodWhisperer.com

My name is Marc J. Spagnuolo. I'm a professional woodworker, podcaster, video producer, and contributing editor for FineWoodworking.com and Popular Woodworking Magazine. Producing the Wood Whisperer is a great way for me to combine three of my passions: woodworking, technology, and education.
The Woodworking:
My company, The Wood Whisperer, Inc. is based out of Phoenix, Arizona. I focus primarily on studio furniture, but I frequently get requests for standard cabinetry, commercial work, and refinishing. I started woodworking as a hobby and read every book and magazine I could. I also took a few classes here and there. And the pinnacle of my training was my short-term apprenticeship with my good friend and mentor David J. Marks.
The Technology:
I am a Mac enthusiast and I create all of my podcasts using Final Cut Express, GarageBand, and my Mac Pro. My camera is a Canon XH-A1 and my microphones are Shure SM-11's for the lavalier mics and a Blue Bluebird for Wood Talk Online and voiceovers. Our lighting setup consists of two light boxes from Steve Kaeser Lighting and Accessories, although we rarely use these in our videos.
The Education:
A large part of my business involves woodworking education and instruction. Most of my classes are taught in my workshop, and I periodically travel to teach at other schools and give seminars. But my primary focus these days is providing education through both video and audio podcasting.

-- For free video tutorials and other cool woodworking stuff, check out http://www.TheWoodWhisperer.com

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#1 posted 12-12-2006 06:14 AM

Welcome aboard! Your website looks interesting. And a little intimidating to us tecnochallenged old farts.

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thewoodwhisperer

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#2 posted 12-12-2006 06:28 AM

lol. “technochallenged old farts”. Good one. :)

I am here to answer any questions that baffle you, sir.

Thanks for checking out my new fangled site.

Marc

-- For free video tutorials and other cool woodworking stuff, check out http://www.TheWoodWhisperer.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 12-17-2006 05:07 PM

I checked out your site, & I think you’re doing a great job. It should really help those that are starting out in woodworking. I think it will even help us old timers that have forgotten a lot of things, & also learn some new stuff. The PC is a great learning tool. Keep up the good work.
Dick

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#4 posted 01-09-2007 03:21 AM

Great website! Welcome aboard

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#5 posted 01-11-2007 10:38 PM

Marc, I’m a huge fan of your pod cast…not sure why you posted the promo vid though, I was all excited when I saw I was DL another pod cast only to be like the kid who get a pet on xmas morning…but mom and dad didnt poke holes in the box…I kid. Keep up the good work man.

-- Cheers

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#6 posted 01-12-2007 05:10 AM

lol. Ok. I’ll post the new episode tonight. :)

-- For free video tutorials and other cool woodworking stuff, check out http://www.TheWoodWhisperer.com

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scottb

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#7 posted 01-12-2007 05:21 AM

Marc – Yay, a new episode tonight! how nice amid the NOTHING new or worthwhile on TV these past weeks.

Shawn – thanks for the insight into the recesses of your imagination… sorry about the painful holiday memories. ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#8 posted 01-12-2007 05:39 AM

Marc, I’ve enjoyed veiwing your pod cast. I wish you would have used a board with a little more cupping and/or twist in your pod cast on the jointer. The board you used was something that most of us could do with a hand plane. It was very informative for someone who has never done it and that is good. Keep it coming!! Thanks.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Ethan Sincox

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#9 posted 01-12-2007 06:23 AM

Scott, if you have DIY, it looks like they’re doing a three-fer of Woodworks on Saturday! And two of them are on Arts and Crafts pieces… Man, I love TIVO.

But I hear David was considering making some more full-length DVDs. Marc, I would think you might have some interactions with David still on a more personal level? I thought he was going to do that since Woodworks was cancelled… is it still cancelled, and they’re just rerunning shows? Or did he get signed on for another season? What’s the scoop?

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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thewoodwhisperer

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#10 posted 01-12-2007 06:35 AM

Hey Ethan. The unfortunate scoop is that David is pretty much done with TV. Woodworks has been out of production for years and last I heard, there was no possibility of new episodes. But as you can see, DIY is milking Woodworks for all its worth. The whole thing turned out to be a pretty raw deal for David. But then again, the fame and notoriety he received is what allowed him to make a career out of appearances and teaching. So I guess he is making lemon aid from lemons.
He is making DVD’s, but they are coming out slowly. He currently has two videos: one on chemical patination (from the 80’s) techniques and one on jigs and fixtures. You can buy them at www.djmarks.com

Hopefully he will be able to make more DVD’s soon.

-- For free video tutorials and other cool woodworking stuff, check out http://www.TheWoodWhisperer.com

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scottb

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#11 posted 01-12-2007 06:58 AM

Cool (about the three-fer on DIY) we don’t have it, but I think my in-laws do. I’ll need a break from the rest of the fall-clean up I need to finish before the snow comes (finally) on Sunday.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Ethan Sincox

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#12 posted 01-12-2007 07:37 AM

Yeah, I’d read he didn’t get the best end of the stick with that deal and he was planning on making more in-depth DVDs, instead. Chemical patination isn’t really my thing, but I might check out the DVD on jigs and fixtures.

Actually… maybe I’ll put in a request for our guild to buy a copy for their library.

Thanks for the info, though!

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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darryl

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#13 posted 01-13-2007 01:24 AM

ok, I just came from The Wood Whisperer site and I’m not seeing my new podcast out there yet!!

I’ve got the shakes so bad from withdrawl I’m amazed I can even type this message…

I gotta go score me a podcast!

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thewoodwhisperer

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#14 posted 01-13-2007 02:38 AM

Sorry about that. I have been trying since last night to get my video uploaded to Blip.TV, which is the site that hosts them. Unfortunately, something keeps screwing up the upload. But since you are a nice guy, here is a link to another super secret location where you can see the next video. Dont tell anyone. :)

http://www.didgu.com/items/244

Its really high res so hit pause and give it time to load.

-- For free video tutorials and other cool woodworking stuff, check out http://www.TheWoodWhisperer.com

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Karson

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#15 posted 03-12-2007 02:49 AM

Mark Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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