60th New England Home Show #6: Pen Turning with North Bennet Street School Student Mark Ferioli - Part 1 of 2

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Blog entry by David posted 03-03-2010 05:57 AM 8234 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Mark is a Cabinet and Furniture Making student at the North Bennet Street School in Boston. He had furniture on display at the 60th New England Home Show in Boston. Mark was one of a number of NBSS students that were featured in a booth hosted by NBSS alumni Thomas J. MacDonald from Thomas J. MacDonald Fine Woodworking and The 207 Woodworking Community.

Mark also put on an excellent pen turning demonstration which he kindly allowed me to video. I am sure you will agree he is a dynamic and skilled instructor!

Check out Mark’s website MJFwoodworking

Additional Related Links of Interest:

North Bennet Street School

Thomas J. MacDonald

207 Woodworking Community


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#1 posted 03-03-2010 12:43 PM

Nicely put together. That was fun to watch. One note – I’m listening through headphones, and all of the audio is coming out of the left earpiece. There’s a tiny bit in the right ear, but it’s garbled. It sounds like compression artifacts mostly on that side. I’ve checked some other videos to be sure it wasn’t my system.

Thanks for sharing!

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#2 posted 03-03-2010 03:53 PM

Gary -

My apologies for the audio. I was using a wired mic to help isolate the ambient noise . . . unfortunately it is a mono clip-on mic. When my video budget increases (i.e. wife approval) I hope to upgrade to a stereo mic. I can’t complain as she dod authorize a new digital video camera!


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#3 posted 03-03-2010 04:26 PM

No worries, David. Still a great video.

There is a quick fix for less than a buck if you want to convert the mono plug to stereo. I think Radio Shack has ‘em. Your software might also have a way to let you send the single-channel input to both channels in the output video. Either method will still be a mono signal originally, but it’ll play through both left and right channels.

Good luck convincing the wife! ;)

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#4 posted 03-04-2010 05:17 AM

I use the convert plug for my videos. Once my budget improves, I too will upgrade, but a good $2 solution for now.

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#5 posted 03-05-2010 03:18 AM

Hi David! I just joined this site, thanks to you—how did I not know about LumberJocks before??? This is a pretty awesome network.

Anyway, thanks for all your documentation of the NE Home Show last week, and for forwarding me the Rockler clips you took. We had a good laugh at the Cambridge store :)

Hope to see you on the east coast again soon!


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