Episode 115: Dusty Lifers on IG

Special thanks to Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Ty Moser, Glen Vajcner, Adam Zawalich, Dave Barlow, Jim Rumsey, Marcin Szczepanski, and Noah Berg our top patrons on Patreon!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as many fine folks have.  If you do so you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, a weekly hang out, a monthly giveaway, or other rewards based on the level you choose.  Head over to patreon.com/thedustylife and check it out.

Thank you to Ryan Johnson and Eric099 Johnson (no relation?) for donating through PayPal.

Thanks to our $3 and up Patrons Justin Capogna, Nick Carruthers, Tim Holiner, Bruce Cooper, Steve Avery, Matthew Vitale, Matt Parker, Alex Garcia, Tim Marquart, Chris Shanor, Stian Johannessen, Mike Boehmer, and Allen Grant for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Liking the Daily Project Video format and working on the Möbius strip.

Sean – Finished the ULU knife cutting board and cleaned up the shop a bit.

Grant – Getting the rocker finished up and fixing mistakes.

Main Topic – Developing a presence on IG.

What we are watching:

Sean – Fishpeople (Netflix)

Kyle – Izzy Swan (IG)

Grant – Disgrace Land (Podcast)

Listener Questions, Email, Tweets, and Comments:

iTunes Reviews
Jermwood – Grant’s past life – 5 Stars – Grant is my favorite.  Let’s hear more of his cage fighting days when he’d fight with glass glued to his fists.  I bet his fists made good sandpaper.
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Episode 114: Making Out in the Co-Op

Special thanks to Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Ty Moser, Glen Vajcner, Adam Zawalich, Dave Barlow, Jim Rumsey, Marcin Szczepanski, and Noah Berg our top patrons on Patreon!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as many fine folks have.  If you do so you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, a weekly hang out, a monthly giveaway, or other rewards based on the level you choose.  Head over to patreon.com/thedustylife and check it out.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Making the Möbius Strip and released a multi part video series on the process.

Sean – Made an Ulu knife and started on the dished cutting board.

Grant – Working on the rocker and preparing for the large build for Harvard.

Main Topic – How Working in a Co-Op differs from owning a shop.

What we are watching:

Sean – Bus to RV Conversion videos (YouTube)

Kyle – Ryan is Driving (YouTube)

Grant – Berry (HBO), Better Call Saul (Netflix), and The Sapranos

Listener Questions, Email, Tweets, and Comments:

iTunes Reviews

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Episode 113: Jigs and Fixtures

Special thanks to Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Ty Moser, Glen Vajcner, Adam Zawalich, Dave Barlow, Jim Rumsey, Marcin Szczepanski, and Noah Berg our top patrons on Patreon!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as many fine folks have.  If you do so you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, a weekly hang out, a monthly giveaway, or other rewards based on the level you choose.  Head over to patreon.com/thedustylife and check it out.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Made an island.

Sean – Tiled the shower main wall and niche and made the lower shelf for the vanity.

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Grant – Making the crest rail for the rocking chair.

Main Topic – Jigs and fixtures.

What we are watching:

Sean – Finished Game of Thrones (HBO), The Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix), Hubbard Handmade (YouTube)

Kyle – Vikings and Wild Wild Country (Netflix)

Grant – Waco (Xfinity)

Listener Questions, Email, Tweets, and Comments:

I have a warped coffee table that was one of, if not my first project.  It’s held together by pocket screws, glue hopes & dreams. I rounded over the tops of the legs.  Some of the legs don’t fully connect to the table so I threw more screws in it.  The legs were made from sopping wet treated 4x4s.  The bottom was pallet wood.  It’s a turd but it still works.
iTunes Reviews
WoodenCreationz – The Hamburger is Awesome…(Grant) – 5 Stars – Really enjoying the podcast gentlemen.  The Hamburger (Grant) is a real OG on the IG.  Keep up the great work gents and look forward to catching you all on the next episode.  WoodenCreationz – Brian
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Episode 112: Dirty Laundry Pt. 1

Special thanks to Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Ty Moser, Glen Vajcner, Adam Zawalich, Dave Barlow, Jim Rumsey, Marcin Szczepanski, and Noah Berg our top patrons on Patreon!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as many fine folks have.  If you do so you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, a weekly hang out, a monthly giveaway, or other rewards based on the level you choose.  Head over to patreon.com/thedustylife and check it out.

Thanks to our $3 and up Patrons Justin Capogna, Nick Carruthers, Tim Holiner, Bruce Cooper, Steve Avery, Matthew Vitale, Matt Parker, Alex Garcia, Tim Marquart, Chris Shanor, Stian Johannessen, Mike Boehmer, and Allen Grant for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Intro, weekly projects, main topic, question, what we are watching, review, self promotion, ending.

Kyle – Finished the TV Lift Cabinet and a video on tap handle production.

Sean – Mostly finished with the Sharpening Pond.  Got a brass hammer from Dema (demagamayunov) and a bottle stopper from Matt (thingsmattmakes).

 

Grant – Working on the chair

Main Topic – Dirty little short cuts and mistakes

What we are watching:

Sean –  Game of Thrones, Season 7 (HBO)

Kyle – Making Time (Audible) and Wild Wild Country (Netflix)

Grant – Annihilation and Ex-Machina?

Listener Questions, Email, Tweets, and Comments:

 Brian – Tenon cutter for chair legs?
iTunes Reviews
Frenchie431 – Kyle watch out! – 5 Stars – I was sad when Brian left but Grant is easing the pain.  Kyle you’re still the favorite.
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Episode 111: Jointers, Dye, and Finish…Oh My!

Special thanks to Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Ty Moser, Glen Vajcner, Adam Zawalich, Dave Barlow, Jim Rumsey, Marcin Szczepanski, and Noah Berg our top patrons on Patreon!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as many fine folks have.  If you do so you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, a weekly hang out, a monthly giveaway, or other rewards based on the level you choose.  Head over to patreon.com/thedustylife and check it out.

Thanks to our $3 and up Patrons Justin Capogna, Nick Carruthers, Tim Holiner, Bruce Cooper, Steve Avery, Matthew Vitale, Matt Parker, Alex Garcia, Tim Marquart, Chris Shanor, Stian Johannessen, Mike Boehmer, and Allen Grant for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Went to Taos to snowboard for the weekend and worked on the TV cabinet.

Sean – Started on the sharpening pond, CareChairs, Inc. is now tax exempt.

Grant – Camped out during the Noreaster, practicing carving, started building a chair, and prepping working on a subcontracted project.

Main Topic –

What we are watching:

Sean – Flight of the Conchords and Game of Thrones (Season 5)

Kyle – Wedding Crashers (Netflix)

Grant – Wild Wild Country (Netflix) and Money for Nothing (Netflix)

Woodcraft Corner:  Products – Shinto Rasp, 67-Layer Damascus Steel 8 1/4″ Chef Knife, Water bottle, and a Slingshot Kit.

Listener Questions, Email, Tweets, and Comments:

Boz Bloom – I’m in the market for a jointer and I’m trying to decide on the right 8″ jointer for my garage.  Right now, my wife and I just make cutting boards, serving trays and most recently a kitchen helper.

My concern is the lack of 220v in my garage.  If I purchase a 110v jointer will it have enough power to mill up larger pieces of rough lumber as our experience and abilities grow?  Right now we mill 4/4 S2S or sometimes 8/4 S2S, but I’d like to eventually save funds by purchasing rough cut lumber and gain more experience (and maybe frustration) by going that route.  I’m just not sure a 110v jointer will fulfill our needs in the future and investing $1500+ into a jointer that may not fill our needs in a few years is making me question my upcoming purchase.
Thanks for everything you guys do and remember that you truly inspire people like us every day!
Dyami – When using RIT dye to dye poplar black, do you cut it at all or use it straight from the bottle?  Does it raise the grain?
Dave Barlow – How do you decide to prefinish vs finishing after assembly?
iTunes Reviews
Mn1234321 – Good Stuff – 5 Stars – Kyle has to read this.  End of review.
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Episode 110: Just Scraping By

Special thanks to Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Ty Moser, Glen Vajcner, Adam Zawalich, Dave Barlow, Jim Rumsey, Marcin Szczepanski, and Noah Berg our top patrons on Patreon!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as many fine folks have.  If you do so you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, a weekly hang out, a monthly giveaway, or other rewards based on the level you choose.  Head over to patreon.com/thedustylife and check it out.

Thanks to our $3 and up Patrons Justin Capogna, Nick Carruthers, Tim Holiner, Bruce Cooper, Steve Avery, Matthew Vitale, Matt Parker, Alex Garcia, Tim Marquart, Chris Shanor, Stian Johannessen, Mike Boehmer, and Allen Grant for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Turned 88 more tap handles and took a road trip to CA.

Sean – Turned a couple bowls, some candlestick holders, a tooth box, and started finishing a couple vases.

Grant – Making some picture frames and getting into the groove of working in a shop.

Main Topic – Scrapers of all varieties.

Tuning a card scraper with Mike Pekovich

What we are watching:

Sean – The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes (Netflix) and  Game of Thrones (Season 5)

Kyle – Podcasts

Grant – The Real World (Season 4)

Guest Question:

Listener Questions, Email, Tweets, and Comments:

iTunes Reviews
J&M Carving Creations – Appreciation! – 5 Stars – Hey Guys, thank you very much for the follow on Instagram.  I really enjoy your podcast and I learn each and every time I listen.  Each of you have a great amount of knowledge that you aren’t afraid of giving to the rest of us simple folk.  You guys do indeed make a difference.  It is hearing you guys deliver spot on content with a bit of humor now and then…grin.  I have had my side business for about 4 years and content like yours allows me to give my own work the “thousand foot view” to see where I can improve.  Now if I can just get down from this TV antenna I can get back to work…LOL.  Thank you for all you do and keep up the great work and remember…stay dusty my friends.  Mike Craft
If you have comments, questions, or suggested topics for future shows you can email us at contact@thedustylife.com.  Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram @thedustylife. You can support the show by purchasing some merchandise, clicking the donate button for a one-time donation, or by becoming a monthly patron to help us keep this bus rolling.

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Episode 109: Minty Fresh Dollar Bills

Special thanks to Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Ty Moser, Glen Vajcner, Adam Zawalich, Dave Barlow, Jim Rumsey, and Marcin Szczepanski, our top patrons on Patreon!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as many fine folks have.  If you do so you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, a weekly hang out, a monthly giveaway, or other rewards based on the level you choose.  Head over to patreon.com/thedustylife and check it out.

Thanks to our $3 and up Patrons Justin Capogna, Nick Carruthers, Tim Holiner, Bruce Cooper, Steve Avery, Matthew Vitale, Matt Parker, Alex Garcia, Tim Marquart, Chris Shanor, Stian Johannessen, Mike Boehmer, Noah Berg, and Allen Grant for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Turning tap handles from Cherry.  Put out the video on covering the drywall soffit with a faux beam.

Sean – Made a bunch of essential oil sample bottle/business cardholders and made a chef’s knife.

Grant – Shaping knife scales and making a wishing tree for the local library.

Main Topic – The history of sand paper

What we are watching:

Sean – Westworld (HBO), Game of Thrones (HBO), Meat Eater (Netflix), and DN Handcrafted

Kyle – Uncommon Types (Audiobook)

Grant – Making it, Tour de France Spoof

Guest Question:

Listener Questions, Email, Tweets, and Comments:

iTunes Reviews
J&M Carving Creations – Appreciation! – 5 Stars – Hey Guys, thank you very much for the follow on Instagram.  I really enjoy your podcast and I learn each and every time I listen.  Each of you have a great amount of knowledge that you aren’t afraid of giving to the rest of us simple folk.  You guys do indeed make a difference.  It is hearing you guys deliver spot on content with a bit of humor now and then…grin.  I have had my side business for about 4 years and content like yours allows me to give my own work the “thousand foot view” to see where I can improve.  Now if I can just get down from this TV antenna I can get back to work…LOL.  Thank you for all you do and keep up the great work and remember…stay dusty my friends.  Mike Craft
If you have comments, questions, or suggested topics for future shows you can email us at contact@thedustylife.com.  Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram @thedustylife. You can support the show by purchasing some merchandise, clicking the donate button for a one-time donation, or by becoming a monthly patron to help us keep this bus rolling.

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