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Author Topic: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer  (Read 11776 times)

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Offline Zacharytanner

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Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« on: October 07, 2015, 07:08 AM »
Disappointed to see that Festool is no longer a sponsor of the Wood Whisperer- he always does great projects. Is Festool sponsoring another craftsman?

Best
Frank Snyder
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Frank

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Offline ERG

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Re: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2015, 09:23 AM »
I'm not sure why you care? 

Anyway, Mark doesn't really do public videos so his audience is somewhat limited right? If you're going to sponsor someone, you should be looking for the largest audience.

Offline slopjock78

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Re: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2015, 09:28 AM »
I'm not sure why you care? 

kind of an interesting first post.......

I totally understand Franks post.  For me, I enjoy watching other wood workers use tools that I myself use.  Watching the wood whisperer use Festools was nice, as he may have techniques that I can learn from, using the exact same tools that I may be using.  I agree with the part of your comment about wanting to hit the largest audience possible.  However, your comment about why someone would care seemed unnecessary.  i'm sure there are many people in the same boat as Frank, myself included
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Offline #Tee

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Re: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2015, 09:38 AM »
i love his ch as i learned so much from him. he explains everything so well as he uses festool and very unbias about his thoughts on tools he has experience with.
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Offline teocaf

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Re: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2015, 09:44 AM »
Anyway, Mark doesn't really do public videos...

I believe you're misinformed.  Last I checked there are a hundreds of publicly available free videos on his channel covering a diverse group of topics.  I also remember something about including more videos into the non-subscription section going forward.

Be that as it may, I know from a past life in advertising sales that sponsorship funds move around, strategies shift, effectiveness of various outlets are gauged against results--there could be a whole variety of reasons.  the only constant is change...  But I do know that in some markets/products there are cases for very narrow specific targeted audiences, rather than wanting to reach the largest number of just anybody.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2015, 09:48 AM by teocaf »

Offline johnleve

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Re: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2015, 10:35 AM »
I think it is also hard for those who are sponsored to keep it up.  While members of the FOG might like seeing how someone uses Festools the person making the content has to be cognizant that not everyone has access to every tool.  I have seen a number of his videos and while he might us a TS in some on others he uses a shop made jig and standard circular saw to make the project approachable for others who are not TS owners.  In his most recent charity project he used dowels because more people have access to those but I am sure he would have preferred to use dominos.

Offline Zacharytanner

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Re: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2015, 10:59 PM »
I care because I am a fan of Festool and also enjoy Marc's many videos - blogs - pod casts and weekly emails. He is a talented woodworker who has increased my knowledge and skill level.
I have never personally met Marc but it's evident that he's passionate about woodworking and that is a common bond with most of us here.

Best
Frank
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Frank

Offline Jeff abcd

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Re: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2015, 04:55 AM »
I'm not sure why you care? 

Anyway, Mark doesn't really do public videos so his audience is somewhat limited right? If you're going to sponsor someone, you should be looking for the largest audience.
well, Marc was the first guy I have seen using Festool and based on his demos and experience I switched to Festool... I would like to see Marc doing some project withe Festool.

Offline jacko9

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Re: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2015, 01:53 PM »
Marc has many public videos and he with the support of his sponsors has presented a lot of very useful information.  One example I'll give is his research into varnishes, poly's and oils where he explains the differences and explains how to "interrupt the sellers advertised information".

Offline Greg Powers

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Re: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2015, 03:46 PM »
Marc is the reason I started buying Festool products....
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Offline RobNJ

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Re: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2015, 04:15 PM »
Marc is the reason I started buying Festool products....

Me too.  It was actually his side-by-side review of track saws that introduced me to Festool.
If it wasn't that fateful video, I would be using a Dewalt track saw and who knows what else!!!  [scared]

Offline jacko9

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Re: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2015, 05:03 PM »
Marc is the reason I started buying Festool products....

Me too.  It was actually his side-by-side review of track saws that introduced me to Festool.
If it wasn't that fateful video, I would be using a Dewalt track saw and who knows what else!!!  [scared]

Sounds like somebody should be "Whispering to Festool" then and keep Marc onboard [wink]

Jack

Offline ewils91

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Re: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2015, 09:14 PM »
Marc is the reason I started buying Festool products....

Me too.  It was actually his side-by-side review of track saws that introduced me to Festool.
If it wasn't that fateful video, I would be using a Dewalt track saw and who knows what else!!!  [scared]

I fall into this group of Festool owners as well. I first saw Marc using a TS55 and it began.

Offline jussi

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Re: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2015, 09:34 PM »
Oh maybe that's why the kapex and of2200 have been replaced by bosch glide and their 3+ hp router.

If I'm not mistaken festool dropped him before and then jumped back on a year or two later.  I'm sure it's all analytics.  I don't think his videos introduced me to festool but it definitely he was the  first person making Woodowrking videos that heavily featured using them.  From what I saw.

Offline #Tee

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Re: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2015, 08:19 PM »
Marc is the reason I started buying Festool products....

Me too.  It was actually his side-by-side review of track saws that introduced me to Festool.
If it wasn't that fateful video, I would be using a Dewalt track saw and who knows what else!!!  [scared]

hahaha
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Offline glass1

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Re: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2015, 10:48 PM »
Didn't Marc's kapex burn up?

Offline DB10

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Re: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2015, 07:17 AM »
I care because I am a fan of Festool and also enjoy Marc's many videos - blogs - pod casts and weekly emails. He is a talented woodworker who has increased my knowledge and skill level.
I have never personally met Marc but it's evident that he's passionate about woodworking and that is a common bond with most of us here.

Best
Frank

Well said.

Offline Geoffrey

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Re: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2015, 09:06 AM »
I am in the same boat. It was Marc's  video on sanders and sanding efficiency that made me get my first Festool, the ETS 150/5. That tool made me change from hating sanding (and my old 1/4 sheet pad sander) to thinking that sanding is almost an enjoyable step in the process. I love that sander. After that, it was an easy decision to get the track saw, router, etc. If Festool could miraculously change my thoughts on sanding, the other tools would have to be good, too!

Offline live4ever

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Re: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2015, 02:43 PM »
Didn't Marc's kapex burn up?

Not that I know of? 

There's a person on the FOG with the name woodwhisperer, but that's not Marc.
Current systainer to productivity ratio:  very high

Offline Stoli

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Re: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2015, 04:20 PM »
Here is an even-keeled, well reasoned post from Marc on his own forum.

http://www.woodtalkonline.com/topic/20015-no-modsadministration-allowed-thread/?page=3#comment-218379
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Offline Greg Powers

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Re: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2015, 12:31 PM »
Here is an even-keeled, well reasoned post from Marc on his own forum.

http://www.woodtalkonline.com/topic/20015-no-modsadministration-allowed-thread/?page=3#comment-218379

Sounds like a well though out plan....
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Offline Zacharytanner

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Re: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2015, 12:39 PM »
Thanks for sharing-

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Frank
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Offline jacko9

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Re: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2015, 01:47 PM »
Thanks for the link. I agree with Marc that my primary interest is in woodworking and while this site and Festool in general has helped my woodworking with great advances in tool development (like the Domino Joiner) I still use the most appropriate tool for the job regardless of tool color.  I'm glad that Marc chose to stick with the Festool Core of exceptional tools.

Jack

Offline grbmds

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Re: Marc Spagnolo - the wood whisperer
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2015, 04:39 PM »
Marc's views on what tools to use have always been to use the right tool for the job. I think his videos on some of the Festools are very useful and informative, but he has never used Festool tools exclusively. I have a number and, as blasphemous as this sounds, I have found that, other than the sanders, the TS55, MFT, the vans, and the Dominos, there are definitely other tools that do the job just as well (or sometimes better). So, Marc's site is still an amazing place to get information, just as is the FOG. You just need to pick and choose the information you use, just as you need to pick and choose the tools you use.
Randy