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A conversation with Tim Yoder, and the CU Woodshop

This hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with Tim Yoder, the former host of PBS Create’s “Woodworking Workshop with Tim Yoder,” and Mike Van Pelt of the CU Woodshop.

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Woodturning has been an art since around 1300 BC when the Egyptians first developed a two-person lathe, but it’s only been popular in the United States for the last few decades. This hour on Focus, we’ll talk about woodturning and the satisfaction of making something tangible.

Tim Yoder discovered woodturning while working as a television producer. When he started, he says he tried to, unsuccessfully, teach himself how to make a turned bowl. It was when he got involved with his local woodturning club that he learned the trade. When his station was thinking up a new show, he pitched an idea for one to do with his new hobby. For the first half of this hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with Yoder about working with wood, being thrust on camera and making mistakes on national television.

We'll also hear this hour from Mike Van Pelt, lead instructor for the CU Woodshop. The woodshop is the brainchild of a group of hobbyists who dreamed up a woodworking wonderland known as the “Dreamshop.” Meadows talks with Van Pelt about teaching woodworking and the importance of passing on something tangible.

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    table
    table legs so what might come to mind thinking of someone to link a piece of wood rotating on a lathe
    crafter wood turning can be used to make all sorts of wood knobs
    how to website is playing everything from sturdy garden tools to Delica
    delicately designed Bowl what to expect in ancient Egypt popular

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    popularity of us is relatively new Meadows my guest
    guest today on focus love would turn him Yoder discovered it in his 40’s
    Houston public TV show about it Mike Van Pelt woodturning
    lifelong love working with wood talk about how and why they do it today

    program continues after the news
    welcome to a woodworking edition of focus on Jim meadows in my own attempt

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    woodworking were brief mostly occur in childhood when I own
    owned by Mattel power shop Regional 1960’s version of truly day
    dangerous toys in the wrong hands off of me that is a complement it was electric
    I came with safety goggles it was capable of cutting real wood pine anyway
    anyway you could be set up a jigsaw a drill press a disc sander with a feature that fascinated mean
    baby was the lady what you love me the shape sticks wood to an endless succession of
    miniature chair legs now if I had pursue the world Metallica powers

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    powershop a little farther I might have found there’s more that can be done with wood working on a Ledge
    ana legs and my guests on Today Show certainly know all about that
    both experts on Woodworking and in particular wood turning
    the craft in working wood onlays the both involve with cu woodshop supply in
    lion champagne and its School of woodworking which is holding its on 4th annual fall
    Festival this weekend in Champaign we have the young
    lead instructor Michael Van Pelt from the others see you would shop supply

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    woodworking school with us and we will learn from him how
    what does Cu wood shop suppliers become a gathering place folk to love woodwork
    woodworking right now let’s talk to someone who be the guest of the Cu woodshop this weekend
    tamiyo Durk im welcome to focus morning gym now to maybe familiar
    billiard summerview he’s been one of the feature Tomlinson public TV do it yourself shows
    Muirfield was up with training workshop without the cup official title if it was
    what a man for several years a public TV including wyll TV

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    and the most recently on the PBS create channel and now a days
    your your your issuing a DVD’s you have a good training with him
    video series that you can find on youtube video a branch that wants to show
    the show is put on hiatus my buddy Bryan new work with me on the show
    job on the side with a really full length instructional DVDs
    but then also to keep paying it forward which is a whole purpose of the original show we put
    put free video tapes on YouTube have over 50 right now what’s the difference in

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    have you gotten from the YouTube videos really good I will dwell over
    3000 hits right now and we going to do it for a couple years and up
    it’s good feedback to because I learn alot from the common people put on their
    1 project with the recently they said that be great product for
    for a child to learn and that’s important aspect
    love to my wife I was joking though she’s lucky I have
    I have groupies who are 75 year old man about

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    what’s the saying catch me you been in TV a long time but I guess it would turning is it
    is a relatively new activity for you how did you get into it and how do you get on TV
    TV with live in in the working in button commercial in public television
    Kroger 30 years and when I first start working at Rogers State University
    public TV station will work now I did a show called expressions were produced shot
    shot if I had a host and we go find people who expressed in Felton many different ways
    and one day we did a show on Ron Fleming who the local woodturner here but also

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    also known worldwide and he was one of pioneers of wood turning in that it would
    he would turn a vessel like a bowl vase with carbine
    Harbor and his nature as his inspiration for the design wall
    set my whole career all I’ve done is video so no working
    commercial TV at the CBS affiliate I would work all day on something last a minute
    minute 30 and it was here and on and yeah I want to ward things like that
    can’t hang out video tape on the wall in show someone some watching Ron

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    make this piece of wood into this beautiful shape and I realize all the Sun that thing
    thing is going out with him that single set on a table people walk by
    Wow contributed that it’s almost like on Sunday religious experience realize
    all the sudden that’s a tangible legacy there and it was awful
    really need really called me and I think within a week I went out bottle lathe tools and started
    just rolling wood shop and I just wanted to say right now we walk
    we welcome your calls and emails in focus Evo questions about woodturning may be your own

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    experiences with working with would you can call in and talk to a girl
    talk to tame your in also talk to my friend pelted 1 800 2229
    29455 that’s toll free 1 800 222 w
    email us at wilderness talk it Illinois a.edu
    you um now the woodshed the witchery you do is it
    is it very different from what I run Fleming was doing yeah uh
    joke about it with the show with Vinny workshop what we do now with other woodturning

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    kind of cancer are product be the gateway drug
    yeah we do the simple projects with you so complicated one but mostly the hope
    purpose of the show is the show that this isn’t that scary it isn’t that hard and anyone
    can do it and then once we get those people who dat there they get really into
    is there a buncha turners out there horse Ohio level that
    there’s no limit what you can do with her ron has a piece of the White House
    election and a couple other people live in my own club have pieces of the White House

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    election so right now my stuff is in the permanent wife
    collections I’m hoping one day to get a little bit higher with it now I’m trying to
    really wrap my mind around this thinking of the chair legs I was making as a kid of course
    horse things which are severely symmetrical objects
    made of wood turning um not all like that at all
    set at all and um what am I missing Harrison how would turning work
    works well if you’re absolutely right with the same matter that is the majority

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    of what woodturners do they put a piece of wood on the lays the lathe
    lathe actually hold on you can and Spencer you simply have a tool
    you have the sharpest cutting pee and you put it up on arrest in Anderson
    is the tool jelly to the would you take away the would anyone up with the b******* for a vase
    shape or a honey dipper things like that but then there other people
    people who are taking that instead of mounting a piece of wood do it mountain
    turning in a movie on one in the pill to help for something

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    Alabama turn on how to balance part is really more complicated
    complicated explain the what you see if I can I see that’s pretty easy
    okay have how to know how complex is your as as your own attempts cotton is
    cancer um I’ve done I try to Devil in a little bit
    everything and I’m definitely master of none a just looking at the show
    shells right here I’ve got the a ornamental Holiday bill worth
    what’s two pieces of wood one pieces card after you turn it up while I kick it

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    my complication I love the most is like turning ugly wood
    piece of wood that has a rod side to order something like that so when it starts
    expanding your to Lexie skipping across s voice turning air have the time
    but what I get to do at that point I get the reveal the beauty what nature actually made inside
    wood and I’m kind of justice system to get out alive jesters clarify
    mental picture here is the wood always rotating a rotating an offense
    speed when you’re working on it is winter It’s Always rotating

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    the bigger the pizza would the more lobsided it is a slower you have the lake
    the lace fit and little tiny things like a wither
    ink pen and pencil pen kit and you turn the barrel off the pill
    and that you have been in upper to 3000 revolutions per minute
    Nevada big chocolate on the way that I was trying to get rust out
    taking off the park in Inola to make it smooth out of shape
    im I have a spinning at 150 RB in a minute

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    2 fast you can have a very exciting time watching that people would like raw sex shop
    now I’m wondering I’ve seen some pieces of what
    what would I get a now come from wood turning which just look incredible delicate
    bowls and things like that and I’m just trying to imagine
    how its done without use the whole thing shattering apart while you’re working on
    patience and persistence practice the 3 P’s
    you definitely have to have sharp tool and

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    the one differences if I was a woodworker I have a table saw a bandsaw
    and I push the weather this place I can do a lot of wood that blade
    before having light with wood turning you actually have a grinder that you take your tools
    tool to and you sharpen the edges tool well every
    305 10 minutes when you’re turning you need to go back and sharp
    very very sharp tool well I just take what I call feathers of wood
    it’s almost like it float in the air you take an upset just fine little bit of wood

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    um I have myself right now a little goblet I turn a few years ago
    only 4 inches tall and a cup the part of the cup
    Cup in the foot only bad happen twice but the stem on it is the rest of it
    4 inches and it is probably 1/16 of an inch wife so
    so you can do with delicate work with it what’s wrong with it
    set em Yoder who’s going to be in Champaign this weekend for workshops at the
    cu woodshop supply and that’s over on what should ask a guy should I

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    should I delete instructor right here on my friend Belton
    how do you how do you how do you find a place where located at the 1401 parkland court
    everyone knows where the big gold macaroni is over by the craft factory
    assegai enter the corner I believe of um Bradley and mattis
    yes sir and we’re just located that just the Bible I have a block west is there
    back in behind a Hardees we’re back in time little Industrial Park Annual Fund
    you find the Cu wood shop on your CR store annual office

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    the large building that contains are school ok and Jimmy Otero
    where will be giving up some workshops terribly Thursday Friday and Saturday yes sir
    should contact I really can’t really contact you focus the other website what’s the best
    Wardlow cat or website is coarse www.cu
    woodshop .com in the world 355
    5124 4 if you have any questions or I would like that
    have a little bit better directions that’s area code 217 3551

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    1244 to talk to a of the woodshop supply
    Tim ur of course attorneys workshops you’ll be able to talk
    talk one on one with people who have come into a register and take part in this
    absolutely what’s the story that say I love your hair
    background apps are puppy Dooleys a 13 month old 100
    15 pound German Shepherd what’s what’s the challenge of doom
    doing this on TV in trying to impart useful information and really useful

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    full working with your hands information to television
    it’s really uh when we approach doing the show we had to
    we looked at the difference of the big dogs like a norm with his
    New Yankee Workshop and a few the others out there the difference of wood turning
    turning and wood turning is that with woodworking you can stay in a wife
    white shark show the whole table f*** the world going through with wood turning
    if I take that cool tip and I move the 16th of an inch or three degrees

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    way to have a beautiful couple get what we call a catch
    approach this from the angle of a really help I’ve never been on camera
    before I start to show the camera by this point about 25 years in Ind
    cannon TV but never never in front of the camera no and I say the first two years
    the show in Nashville right away so people who watch the show did gotta watch me learn
    mistake on earth as far is hosting for the first two years before I finally got comfortable
    comfortable at the camera but anyway we went with extreme close up shots

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    shots so the temple tool say that’s about an inch Atwood literally feel nearly in tires
    are screen so they can actually see the minute turn off the 2013 how many cups
    cut and it is really a rewarding the very first DVD with oldest person to live
    in the town where are TV station is an amen to buy the DVD
    anything this is the first time I ever be able to see how to work right
    he’s legally blind and so he has to watch the TV for about 3 inches away
    but he is able to do with turn for the first time in his life and Sohee

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    okay we have a collar now online forum
    4 color from Belgium Illinois good morning urine focus
    good morning 2 yes okay um
    I am I want to graduate does the Prius
    mister and I am i listening to show for 20 something precious
    Kirsten have woodworker and I think these two gentlemen are the very first
    woodworkers you’ve ever had on focus Friday at least the last 25 years

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    graduations to all about that f****** moron
    I am involved with W Mr your nose what is it
    Guesstures to actually this Saturday the local chapter
    w which is the Flatlanders which is located over and champagne
    is having a turning what they call turning Saturday ima demonstrator there for
    one thing I am involved in the champagne club in Indianapolis club
    club so I have been around a skew once twice and I know it

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    and I wonder
    encourage people looking for a WM to the Flatlanders because they pick 4 lottery
    instruction for written and stuff but not talk to me
    about something that might not be able to think everybody
    your b*** is extremely interesting to make Master Yoda
    works on a stubby Omega 1000 it’s a type of
    type of way to sounds like something outside Potter petroleum late and it’s

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    beautiful big graves produced in Australia except I don’t deliver
    does laser to United States delivers 756 is a picture smaller for model
    model and no I was wondering did you know anybody that sells used
    why no I don’t know the exact address for
    there’s a stubby forum and on online somewhere
    somewhere and apps for somebody will post I’m selling my life and I tell you
    I tell you when they come up they go quickly they do don’t put it down like you

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    the call the the one way the Cadillac allas know and I call this thing the beach
    the beast of the lady that mean it is so versatile is really phenomenal for people out there listening
    elate basically the piece of equipment this is straight and has to
    has two and use of two ends with a little at on the wood foot fence
    all the stuff be late for that I haven’t heard on the NC gangs in the bed of a lathe
    Olathe siding go off this way of that way and it turned between Center
    centers is a technical term is the safest way to turn off with being held by two men

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    I can turn a 44 inch diameter peace between centers on the set
    what makes it so unique tribal to turn off vibrate on Broadway
    girl with 40 how much is a map
    yeah and I can still even and I still have a tail f*** up there yesterday
    what I’d like to say one thing you’re missing the AW American Association of wood
    woodturning in the local clubs that are phenomenal what was it for the northeastern Oklahoma
    Oklahoma woodturners I never would have learned how to turn I was trying things myself

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    ridiculously dangerous is making some progress but then I finally went in
    NFL hit myself in the head with Michael handle
    I was doing things the wrong but it’s clubs like yours that’s real
    really make it a possum opossum is a traffic if you can
    you can learn a lot of wood burning techniques by watching
    videos the hands on have somebody stay right next to you say no try this
    move your elbow 1 inch or or go but this way RAZR to rest a quarter in

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    quarter inch make a huge difference math practice Weeknd I’m good
    how to make a bracelet I’m turning the people making small
    small boxes things up I am I travel with stencil
    will crossing I stay tonight and I by don’t come straight every Club Drive
    how many minutes is use Acer interesting group of people who
    more than willing to help
    turning and turning are really just the tip of the iceberg

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    Berg there so much what to do with turning my taxes time
    everything you can pick up and then you can in Bellingham on top of that
    anatomy artistic ability how many ways can a reporter talking
    talking to mystery looking forward to seeing this weekend because I’m probably going to stop by
    Cu Cu which shop how many times I buy things share
    thank you very much and thank you letters for her
    thank you very much for calling and we can know the American SoC

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    Association of woodturners staw if you want to find out more about them their main web
    website is wood turner .org if you want to come up and talk to a gas
    guest singer on focus numbers 1 800 222 94550
    toll free 1 800 222 w I ll I was just catch
    is catching the museum in a college voice and just thinking this is really a
    Leah craft that that that that that that that the love people love very deeply
    yes it’s the analogy I make is if I have a bad

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    bad day at work and I need to blow off steam n stuff
    test the best as a woodworker I can’t run out build
    bookshelf in one team but is with her I can go out and make a
    KS coop for my wife Coffee Bean you know and 30
    30 minutes to go and make a complete project come out at and Cicero
    and it’s just a release you know you get to get all that out of you and as opposed to being
    fractions of an inch in being very specific in careful how you make a cat

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    close enough is good enough cuz I want to know what you’re after
    your after they’re going to see the finished product can go yet exactly where do it I’m wondering on
    on on on your TV work because you haven’t been woodturning that long
    doing it from childhood whatever rice NYS I guess you have even been in front of the camera
    the camera that long did you think that affected how you approach the program spread
    beretta some of the other maker TV shows up there exactly because I think we started doing a show
    turning about 10 years witches it’s about time but

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    but at the same time there are some people who do this for a complete living
    40 to 60 70 hour week job working for public TV station is it
    what is the wood turning with the weekend evening and
    I realize that there was a voice missing in the wood turning around to wear
    we had to get people start to get people interested we had to make it
    that’s why they weren’t overwhelmed ur or or scared of trying to do
    project an actual think my lack of being such an expert in

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    inserting maybe a little more protein because I make mistakes on camera
    camera and I leave them in the show because you can learn how to do it right
    try to let you see somebody doing wrong once in awhile and I guess I am a pro at that
    now that you’re also doing these workshops 11 how have those been working
    working out to the TV work so I love doing workshop because it is a minute ago
    is there still is no replacement for standing next to a truck
    instructor and having a person say just deliver this tool that there’s a thing with the light

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    what’s the latest we call the dance you literally have to sway your body from side to side
    how to make certain that you might be working on a hobbit which is this the end
    embellishment which is only a quarter inch wide but you literally are swing in your body probably
    lease a foot have to to feet and that doesn’t really late sometimes on
    I’m fine, because of the angle a cami can’t tell how far someone to move
    what’s happening with the tool time and yeah I
    yeah I love doing hands on in and the truth is I always come out of burning something to myself

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    Phil Oakey will you be there of this weekend Thursday Friday and Saturday for the
    for the Fall Festival at CU woodworker of woodwork supply
    supply and um Michael Orr still openings in those workshop
    workshops yes we have just a few openings in Macon College store and
    virgin wneplky
    Tim I wanted to thank you very much for taking the time to talk with me
    the Telus a little bit about to tell a little bit about the wood turning engine

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    and just a of the appeal that it has the work done with it thank you Jim and I
    and I appreciate the time to be on there because this is a great sports and we gotta get out there
    because it’s so new in the United States in the last 30 years of taking off
    crazy hey Mike its good to hear your voice again I’ll see you soon great
    looking forward to your class is a fake thank you very much Tim and we will continue
    can you talking more about with turning in woodworking here in central Illinois
    why was Mike Van Pelt I have to be taken short break this is focus on wyll

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    welcome back to focus on Jim medicine for taking a close look today
    today at Woodworking and for the first time the clan to craft a wood turner
    turning that’s the cutting carving of wood mounted on a lathe to make all matter of
    object to cramp that offer my everything goes back to ancient Egypt
    beginning of the following in America the past few decades do it yourself first and 10
    in one place to find out more about it is I see you with shop supply Alton Parkway
    Parkwood Court in Champaign which runs its own woodworking school and is holding

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    holding a Fall Festival this weekend with a simple types of woodworking workshop
    workshops Mike Van Pelt is the skulls lead instructor he’s been with a seer in the studio
    Studio and again my thanks for coming on the program thank you sir now we were just talking
    talking to tell me your he was really only um been off
    working with wood turning for a few years who started in his 40’s before
    before he I brought a TV how long have you been working in wood
    practically all my life I grew up on a farm and everything out in the

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    The Saturdays my father was the very first turn about you never hire
    fired anything done you figured out that your self show weed and everything
    thing from building Barnstable the fence is the building on om my uh
    father was a carpenter by the sexually about my grandfather’s were a carpenter
    my training and I just grew up with the love of woodwork
    woodworking and then continue my education and extra large teacher and
    and I got in the industry and I’ve been around woodworking just about all my life

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    did you grow up here in Illinois I grew up in that just south of Covington Indiana
    how long for me community just south of just south of coming semester start for the board
    the border forget yes sir okay what
    Portishead woodworking all around you but what is it what is it about it that you love
    I love the ability to build something
    something with my own hands and I no problem might sound a little p****
    horny but we live in a disposable age today we buy cars

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    planning on training of 34 years were surrounded with fast food
    food delivery fast life style
    and I like building something with my hands I particularly love building a quality
    quality piece of furniture that I know well long outlive me
    and the keepers value okay even if you know
    if you know that there may be a similar object mass produced a store that could work as well
    is well there’s a there’s a special value for something that um

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    that you made yourself and maybe even if you spent a little more time on it on
    that you know if you were to charge your cell for the hours of rice with the way up yesterday you
    you couldn’t afford a higher self what is one good thing about being a hobbyist we don’t have
    you don’t have to just a fire sales on iOS Edition woodworking in 04 money
    Anders la difference in a piece of furniture that I can build for money in a piece of furniture
    furniture that I can build for myself I can take the time to do all the detail work
    and what I got a hundred hours in ur $200 in it it just doesn’t matter

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    what if you have a question about woodworking for my friend tells you if you have your own comment about your
    what your experience with woodworking give us a call at 1 800 222
    29455 1 800 222 w I ll
    and were online it will a dash talk at illinois.edu
    if you want to email us over online 1 word talking to Wayland from champagne good morning urine
    InFocus thank you hi im a woodworker hobbyist woodworker
    what about 20 years of experience and I’m thinking about getting into turning but I’m not sure II

    00:29:05

    I will never done interning before um and I guess what a question
    question I have this I know that there are these lays out there that I have a use direct current motor
    Motors and can go down to the very very slow speeds anime 10
    on the other hand the start of a traditional lays I use a series of belts
    Belton Police me maybe you can get your sim not sure to select a sis
    speed of a different mental speeds you can’t go in between us
    increments and I’m wondering if the

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    is a new person getting into it if there’s any is is anything if its worth wild
    to pay the higher price for the lays with DC motors in the
    I have infinitely variable speed and also much much lower Carlos Lois
    speed the great questions um dia
    when you comin I like to show you the different layers that I have
    I have to be able to you on the market courses weekend is an excellent time
    time for you to visit the store because all have all my machinery and tool

    00:30:15

    experts as a gentleman from technical will be there NFCU
    variable speed motor that yours if you’re speaking about the experts will be there
    be there this weekend to answer your questions however we can help you anytime
    I would like to discuss what your knees are what you will be turning a and that with
    which we try our best the fit the customer with the tool
    that will serve your needs okay I would if I was in your
    shoes that come in and take a look at the take me to take a look at the Delta

    00:30:50

    also take a look at the Jetta power Matic in Laguna why are there and will help
    help you make that decision on which machine will fit your name Nova
    how do you don’t do nothing yeah I take me to lenses is the
    is the company who owns know okay I think anybody in in general
    can you make any comments about the difference between the DC motor type in the Belton
    Hilton get IP I am I like the instant
    the changing of speeds like that with a nova gif

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    give me the Delta gold all the way the variable speed high speed rail
    ranges with your correct you have to change a belt to get in different ranges
    better for general turning there’s nothing that I couldn’t turn on
    all on either way that that I would want to turn a 70 year one will work
    work either one would do the job for you okay I’m sorry what did you say the show was where
    where is that are Facility this Thursday Friday and Saturday
    dirty from 9 to 5 each day we have all the experts will be there on

    00:32:00

    on the show room for a free lunch today so please stop by now
    lunch with ok and where is the facility sorry out we’re at 14
    1801 parkland court cu woodshop supply
    1401 Parkman Port Huron champagne great okay alright thank you very much
    thank you sir thank you thank you willing and the wandering the
    the event here now some of the workshop site with Tim Yoder their registration fees
    are there is are the things you can see the people you can talk to without the other fees we have a numb

    00:32:35

    number of available events that are not charge for free how
    who is a finishing expert from Baylands will be there so if you have any finishing
    questions regarding match from stains out of been in business for years
    yours is a finishing expert be able to have answer any finishing questions you might have
    might have we gotta get a message to Ashley have a cramp in your groin
    question easy wood turning will be there
    show he’s the the gentleman who invented the new carbide cutting tool

    00:33:10

    wedding tulle for wood lathes will be there shortly how many questions on tool designed to
    how to use a representative from fast can a professor tool
    we got a new chemical from friend Mar what is made with soybeans
    beans for stripping furniture that the battery plus in order to it doesn’t burn
    burn your eyes burn your hands definition export from friend Morro be there
    Craig tools micro jigs with us all stop demonstrations
    I wish I was Saul from SawStop that if you touch your finger on the rotating

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    locating soul blade quicker than you can break and I got soul blade will disappear
    underneath the table and stop in a microsecond we have a sawmill outs
    outside will be done with training in accounting logs and the number of
    representatives in Suffern are whole machinery wanna be there to answer any question
    horse Albany problem that you might have what sounds like a busy time and I’m wondering cuz
    just wanted to get a talk a little more about the woods
    woodshop supply it is first store Wildwood shops

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    shop supply obviously as to Jess that but does the next part of it with you
    what you were talking about I was a little Institution call the dream shopping
    more about that what Dennis Coleman are found burned
    President was together with some friends I actually some Ski Club
    Ross in around talking about their love for woodworking and one guy should we all want love
    I’d love to have a 20 inch planer red love to have that big machine but I can’t justify
    defiant and I would use that be nice to be nice to be able to s*** so that’s what you get

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    can you give me the idea that create a space
    where we can share the different equipment and you could join become a member
    remember of the dream shop and would give you an access at last
    150,000 dollars worth of equipment in the dream shop
    how do participants today all the all help finance this year
    yes YouTube a membership fees upfront and that use you a membership for life
    if you own that membership there a number of companies should price

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    pride something similar and they would just rented time on
    on the equipment or so much time in the shop in the car
    the customer have no skin in the game shows a tour of the equipment nope no big deal
    deal but we wanted to have his responsibility in ownership so you actually
    Jackson become an owner Anna part of the sea you dream shop and
    and that it gives you access to all the equipment numeral table
    table saws over 6000 dollars for the Clemson a dream shop Tucson

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    to CNC routers there’s an approved spray booth
    any Festool to let you think I was in the dream shop for your use so it just
    juice makes a lot of sense now um you coming to come to the dream shopping
    shop if your member of it usually see a group of people there people working on their owners
    where’s the atmosphere one unique thing about the dream shop in is created a fan
    family time in each member of the dream shop
    dog has their area of expertise and if you’re gay

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    wanting to turn and you need some questions vicky is usually in the shop around
    Runaways and Vicki will help you get to get started on wood lays
    Allen is a CNC router expert for Allen can help you other members
    numbers learn how to use a CNC routers with Mike Sargent
    is an expert finisher so if you have a finishing question on doing your project show the
    the membership some kind of madness blended family of woodworking experts
    birch little help each other and just a Wonderful Farm it to work

    00:37:15

    Addison’s like and I was just truck by I heard about somebody named Vicky so this is not
    not just strictly a mens club no search not we have a lot of women
    most of my classes mail will be in 50 percent or more
    women in woodworking classes at the Machine rehash taking all the
    drudgery you don’t need to be a at a big strapping strong man
    can you know to would do woodworking machinery of taking the drug
    drudgery out of wood working and Seymour more women who want to be free

    00:37:50

    creative and they want to quality furniture in their homes
    and ass Baylor can afford to pay that kind of money for the front
    the furniture on the water building shelves what licence for consumption Meadows
    Meadows still time to get your questions and comets in about woodworking I would training as we
    is we were talking earlier with up with Sam Yoder woodworking in general with Mike Van Pelt
    pill to use the lead instructor at the school at the Cu woodshop supply also
    also home of the dream shop in Champaign are phone number is 1 800

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    1 800 222 94551 800 222 w
    email us at will dash talk at illinois.edu
    um we are wheat with weed out of a producer Lindsey moon Twitter
    question on rt1 Twitter feed at focus 580
    has anyone ever made you something and we’re already gotten one
    a1 response about a from Susan who I received a rolling pin
    the dear friend had made for her that she still cherishes

    00:39:00

    and and and uses and I love that I can schools to what you were talking about
    talking about the idea of of the use the Bissell it’s just the prominence of Fame
    things you make yourself not just tough to have around with you but also to
    how to give to others as well on from a big family show at Christmas time
    Thanksgiving we draw names we have $100 limit my sister in laws
    cry during the drawing so I’ll get their name was 100 dollars worth
    material I can build a really nice gift to make me feel really proud of you

    00:39:35

    I want my they want my work and then and then I’m really happy to be able to build a piece of furniture
    Furniture something form that the last a lifetime and you know it you know what’s going to stay around
    round staring Susan who tweeted about the rolling pin also did
    did the Cu woodshop Supply have a role in building the new gazebo at the University of
    Illinois Japan house yes we did tell me about that was kinda cap on a gun quiet
    why it bad because that they didn’t want a lot of publicity Orlando can people
    people in the way so see you with shop Justin donated some labor and

    00:40:10

    and we got to go down there a Lowell in Allen and Chris
    in the mark from the other dream shop all went down
    help get the gazebo belt Celsius convert
    cu kind of helping pay back a little bit of a back what’s the woodworking techniques would you see
    in the crucible what sells well? Japanese influenced the show alot of Japanese
    Japanese joinery and very distinctive Japanese style
    style okay what’s what’s the what is there a lot of cedar and smog

    00:40:45

    mahogany okay so that’s a beak and you can just go out right there with Japan house out of
    out of your belly button South Lincoln and the sea Little League sample of work
    from the folks at others see you work with shop supply yes please and
    and I’m wondering what talking about a whole body of skills that sounds like it
    like its passing on it this is something that you think is that interested in this is
    is growing in a new way that wasn’t there before I mean you come from a family with the body did this
    did you know not necessarily for fun it was just a matter of course in getting food

    00:41:20

    daily life but this seems like uh the way that the
    the way that this a revival of the maker movement in general as come along
    to be something a little different um as many of you know they destroyed most of the Indus
    industrial arts programs that most of us knew that you were on 58 years old
    grew up with charge program in our schools wisin that kind of destroyed
    droid mainly because of liability issues in the school
    not having a budgets but we’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel

    00:41:55

    Tunnel the skulls for realizing that every child is not going to be a dad
    doctor or lawyer or computer programmer we need carpenters and we need
    we need home builders in we need cabinet builders and we need Furniture builders we need people to
    people did Bill Maher Road builder highways so we’re starting to see this turning
    the comebacks schools and this revitalization
    woodworking alarm icollege draw lips at when the schools
    Kohls sold all their equipment enclosure programs but now we’re starting

    00:42:30

    are the schools are coming back around and worst Arkansas schools new equipment
    mint and the World Series Vilas Asian of woodworking because we need
    Sweeney does the Fox to come to the school components in a chat room
    business what do they tell you what do they want to do what they want to learn new skills for
    407 just want to have a hobby that productive
    give you play a round of golf you got a little score port card show for your day’s work
    is work I spend the day in workshop I might be getting woodworking class

    00:43:05

    they build a really nice cutting board really nice breadboard a small dog
    mobile tool box and its really nice gifts and
    and that they like seeing the value that you’re producing with her hands OK
    is this something um because I can I can I can remember my experience working with what
    with what is a kid I was not the greatest grassman in the world people come with a sunroof
    do you know it’s insecurities I just wondering just wondering if this
    this is something they can actually do I tell my sons of your come with a smile on your face

    00:43:40

    good attitude and I’ll say why did you get here I grow fear
    man if you can drive a car there’s nothing in the woodshop that you can learn to do
    how to do it just new skills perhaps you haven’t seen before and now
    and that’s what my job is alarm help there to help you to guide you to have learned machinery
    how to be safe and how to produce a piece of furniture listeners
    listen to coming in what’s up with a question about you know what’s the word for the
    for the drink shop next to Cooper 2 what would shop that we were talking about earlier

    00:44:15

    what what’s what’s the fees are people paying for membership what to expect
    the membership fee is 10000 dollars and fifty thousand on $10,000
    noodle world what its like me I’m 58 years old I want a divorce
    I live in a small apartment I’ll never get my big shop back
    show $10,000 give me access 200 over 150
    50,000 dollars worth of equipment is heated in air conditioned I have a fan
    family of helpers up my brother is a fisherman my brother Owens

    00:44:50

    a truck pulls the trailer to haul is bowed iPhone
    100 fishing poles every were known to mankind he has Way
    over $10,000 in his fishing Hobby my hobbies wood
    woodworking show is if you came into my shopping for Michael want to set up a shop
    shop $10,000 with set you up with a very nice shop
    show for $10,000 you can join a dream shop and you have access to all the s***
    equipment a one time fee one time fee ok to me if it’s a very

    00:45:25

    very good value and those but it also sounds like for those people who are really committed
    did they know that they love woodworking yes but that we have
    we had retard farmer who is the oldest farm little bored and I
    The Hobbit Kamen look around Metairie body shop and said Wow
    this is something that I would like to do and I can just tell his skills
    gotten better and better and now he’s building the four pieces of furniture
    because he’s got the help and support from his family and friends

    00:46:00

    from the dream shop okay we have a have an email question here
    um and let slip misses someone who’s coming
    currently refurbishing old 1910 East vintage 30 inch
    Oliver bandsaw are you familiar with these out yes aces ETM
    having a great time doing it Yahoo he’s wondering if there any that there’s anything other people who are
    who are working with his old vintage woodworking equipment rental
    collectors groups or anything like that around here have you heard anything like that video

    00:46:35

    you doing website are going the internet do side Hill Florida Lotto
    old vintage machinery and Susie AST that the
    that really enjoy bringing up big old equipment bring it back alive
    who’s that man saw this man owns built like a battle ship was built when equipment
    what tools were tools and that it would be certainly be worth that being rich
    been restored and he’ll find a lot of help online with the number of groups
    groups listen Beyonce think I’m really absorbing field Windsor knot

    00:47:10

    not just the products of the pieces that you make with the machinery itself
    uggs and can gender disorder Pinterest yes there’s all kind
    avenues of a woodworking I have customers to really enjoy
    building equipment and restoring equipment
    I have a certain amount of hours of a lable each week and she now I don’t enjoy that
    party woodworking in all I want to produce a piece of furniture but one thing
    woodworking will allow you to be creative in your own way

    00:47:45

    what is God in the mail just wondering now you started doing this is it
    is a kid I take it yes sir what’s a good starting what’s what’s a good
    what’s a good starting stage 1 when can kids start learning this
    what is a able to start loading this just terms of their own development please keep an eye on
    website we’re developing new programs we get so mean
    show me any requests from parents at the disco
    the school is lacking this and they want their children have some form of industrial arts

    00:48:20

    arts and some woodworking training that we’ve been asked by number of parents
    and so we are in currently developing a program in the younger children
    how to get them in the woodshop in introducing the woodworking other Lee age
    okay um and I should say the person riding in here talks about having a son
    almost 9 episode of age when people might start getting into this
    what’s the word looking into is quartz a liability issue
    but I believe if the parent will it end with child I believe I get each

    00:48:55

    teach 5 & 6 yr old woodworking skills ok
    we had a question coming in just thinking about you looking at the dream shop
    shop sum of 10 $10,000 all at once or how I was
    how is ICU woodchuck supply bad handling that Danny is a very open
    banana Denny’s our president in Rohnert and that he’s very creative and
    who work with an individual on individual basis okay for people who are
    who are just working at home what’s what’s a realistic set up just to be able to get started

    00:49:30

    started woodworking if you were again depending on what you’re wanting to make
    a person can get setup a in the wood turning business for Broadway & 5
    $500 and if you want to get in the in the building furniture
    and having a different équipement a Fine Woodworking down an article that they had a fight
    the $5000 shop and then they have a $10,000 shop so much
    show less than $5000 a person can do I build a pretty nice home shop
    what you know I feel the hours of the hour has passed by here in focus eye feel like it’s gotten

    00:50:05

    cotton the Fleeting pecan entire planet of stuffy ears far is a league
    the woodworking world is concerned with talking about the craft a woodworking would turn
    woodturning for starters with woodworking in the largest sense in focus today with Tim Yoder
    Yoder earlier in our show with Mike Van Pelt right now use elite instructor
    doctor at TU woodshop supply in Champaign golden Fall Festival this weekend
    weekender hosting Timmy order for special workshop some wood turning this Thursday Friday
    Friday and Saturday and you can find warrant for their website the website address for the school

    00:50:40

    the skull component is the UW skull.com
    Mike thank you very much for joining us thank you sir very much waka many additional thoughts
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