Episode 059: Questions and Answers

We want to thank our top Patrons on Patreon: Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Elliot Trent, Michael Schuler, Matt Kummell, Ty Moser, New England Woodworking Studio, Glen Vajcner, Adam Zawalich, and Nick Hinson!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as well.  If you choose to become a patron you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, or other rewards based on the level you choose.

Thanks to Marshall Toy, Scott Haun, Sebastian Ollari, Justin Capogna, Matt Cremona, Nick Carruthers, Robert Bakie, Tim Holiner, Dave Bebee, Brodie Brickey, Modern Builds (Mike Montgomery), Eric Burke, Christopher Pickslay, JM Tosses, Terry Mulligan, Eric Schneider, Joe Pierce, Kyle Walker, Daniel Mendoza, Michael Jeffcoat, Kyle Thomas, Bruce Cooper, and Steve Avery for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Finished the graffiti table.  Finished the wenge ring base.  New base for the knot.  Worked on the Flower of Life table.  Going to shoot a video at the YouTube Space.

Sean – Still working on the walnut mid century modern bed and night stands.  Played with the Festool PRO 5 sander.  Nonprofit Organization papers sent to the Sec. of State.

Brian – Delivered the Prism table and made a video.  Guest on Woodshop 101.

Main Topic – Q & A with each other and from Twitter

Guest Question: 

Tim Webster – What are our thoughts on a multi purpose shop, e.g. woodshop, metal shop, welding, 3D printing, CNC, laser cutters, etc.  Follow Tim on Instagram.

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments:

Matt – Guys – Great podcast as always.  This podcast is one of my favorites.  I listened to podcast #58, about how to  price your work for the local market.  One approach that you didn’t discuss is “value-based” pricing.  In b-school they taught us there are basically two approaches to pricing:  1) cost plus (labor + materials + mark-up), and 2) value based pricing or what is the value created for the consumer.

There is a good book called “Make Art Make Money”, https://www.amazon.com/Make-Art-Money-Lessons-Creative-ebook/dp/B00EVAAE6A and another good book called “The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World” (https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Creativity-Artist-Modern-World/dp/0307279502) with the thesis of each book trying to explain the economics of selling art and how artists often sell their pieces of work for less than it truly costs and therefore are giving gifts to their buyers.    The first book basically explains what is somewhat intuitive after you read it, but that you can never really sell one-of-a-kind pieces using the cost-plus approach to pricing as it will wind up being to expensive and therefore if you plan to make money you need to plan on making replicas of it to allow you to amortize your design and tooling costs over multiple pieces.
So I would suggest that another approach to pricing to consider is the value based pricing.  When a customer asks you to build a custom piece of furniture, do some market research to see what it would cost them to buy something similar retail that is non-custom.  That should set the floor for what you should price your custom piece due to the substitution effect.  From there you can adjust the price upward based upon the additional value created through the handcrafted process.  Market and position your work more like art and less like a commodity and you should be able to get better margins.
Easier said than done, as people are often price sensitive.
Anyway, great show and my $.02 on pricing
Matt from Team Puffball of Puffball Designs

Bruce Cooper – Hey guys,

The 16×9 shop is a palace compared to my 52 square foot shop. I get by with pretty much only hand tools and a hand held router. I am able to make table top projects and some wood carvings but I am looking at making a coffee table for the house. I am very limited with floor space so all my tools have a home mounted on the wall or in my cabinet.  If I need any larger material cut I can use my back yard or I get the lumber yard to cut it to size. The back yard is hard to use in Canada so for 6 months of the year if it doesn’t fit in my shop I have to wait. I also wait until spring for finishing so I can do it outside unless I have a Christmas present, then the bathroom with the vent is my substitute. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Check it out here.
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iTunes Ratings

MasterOfNone.tv – fun to listen even if you are allergic to dust – 5 Stars – I just finished binge listening to all 57 episodes and installed iTunes on my computer just to leave a review, that’s how fun this podcast is.  What are you waiting for?  Hit that subscribe button.  Utkan, Master of None (from the YouTubes)

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 058: Pricing Your Local Market

We want to thank our top Patrons on Patreon: Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Elliot Trent, Michael Schuler, Matt Kummell, Ty Moser, New England Woodworking Studio, Glen Vajcner, Adam Zawalich, and Nick Hinson!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as well.  If you choose to become a patron you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, or other rewards based on the level you choose.

Thanks to Marshall Toy, Scott Haun, Sebastian Ollari, Justin Capogna, Matt Cremona, Nick Carruthers, Robert Bakie, Tim Holiner, Dave Bebee, Brodie Brickey, Modern Builds (Mike Montgomery), Eric Burke, Christopher Pickslay, JM Tosses, Terry Mulligan, Eric Schneider, Joe Pierce, Kyle Walker, Daniel Mendoza, Michael Jeffcoat, and Kyle Thomas for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Finished the book cases, started a ring box, and saved the world.

Sean – Still working on the walnut mid century modern bed and night stands.  Filed paperwork to start a Nonprofit Organization.

Brian – Was a guest on the Woodshop 101 Podcast.  Delivered the prism table base.

Main Topic – Pricing your local market

Guest Question: 

Ty Moser – What would you do if you had unlimited resources?  What did you want to be when you were younger?  Check out Ty at his website, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments:

Mark Dolan – Do you prefer gloss, semi-gloss, or satin finishes and does affect what you sell your client?

Red Walker – I’m tedddddddddds from the review in the last episode. I’m not sure where iTunes got that name from because my name is Red with only one “d”. Anyways thanks for the shirt. Keep up the good work.

Adam Beasley – Hey Sean!  Thanks for the shout out on the last podcast!

If anyone on the show wants a follow up on how the “Tiny Shop Nation” gets stuff done, I can tell you.
My shop is only 9’x16′ and is an old corrugated metal garage.  Everything is either on rollers or is mobile and stored against the walls like my drill press, oscillating sander or scroll saw. I’m still able to do pretty much everything in the shop because the 16′ gives quite a bit of room to work with.  I do use my RIDGID 10″ contractors saw for my table saw.  If it comes down to big cuts of plywood, I just use a Kreg Rip cut with a circular saw outdoors.  Otherwise, I have a RIDGID Sliding Miter saw that can accommodate pretty much anything indoors with the mobile stand I put it on.  I have a stand alone jointer and router table that do need to be moved strategically if I’m going to run anything through that’s more than a few feet long.  The only real issue I have is when running lumber through the thickness planer it gets tricky with anything that’s over 6′.  So I mainly just run that outside.
As far as projects in that space, I’ve yet to have an issue with anything that doesn’t fit.  From 8 foot dining room tables, to door and desks, the only restriction I have is the width of my door.  I also store my unused lumber up high on wall racks.  Not a ton, but enough if I need it quick.
Thanks Again!
Adam

iTunes Ratings

DrHomer2U – Brilliant – 5 Stars – Best Podcast to listen to sitting on a tailgate with a cold beer knocking the sawdust off.

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Episode 057: Building Your Business

We want to thank our top Patrons on Patreon: Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Elliot Trent, Michael Schuler, Matt Kummell, Ty Moser, New England Woodworking Studio, Glen Vajcner, Adam Zawalich, and Nick Hinson!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as well.  If you choose to become a patron you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, or other rewards based on the level you choose.

Thanks to Marshall Toy, Scott Haun, Sebastian Ollari, Justin Capogna, Matt Cremona, Nick Carruthers, Robert Bakie, Tim Holiner, Dave Bebee, Brodie Brickey, Modern Builds (Mike Montgomery), Eric Burke, Christopher Pickslay, JM Tosses, Terry Mulligan, Michael Brindle, Eric Schneider, Joe Pierce, Kyle Walker, Daniel Mendoza, Michael Jeffcoat, Woodshop 101 Podcast, and Kyle Thomas for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Finished the book shelves, started the mandala table for the Del Mar Fair and made some boxes.

Sean – Started working on the walnut mid century modern bed and night stands.

Brian – DC set up with 6″ HVAC pipe and made the table base for the credenza client.

Main Topic – Building your woodworking business

Guest Question: 

Marshall Toy – Do you ever let tools inspire you?

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments:

TheWoodworkingStudio – Who would you boys like to work with? A. Woodworking; B. Content Provider; C. In Life

iTunes Ratings

Tedddddddddddddds – WOW – 5 Stars – Sweet podcast.  Started listening about a month ago and just got caught up.  Just what I need to keep me from going crazy at my 8-5.  Just ordered a shirt, keep up the good work.

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.

Check out our individual websites (mccauleysdesign.com, woodbytoth.com, and seanrubino.com), our social media platforms, YouTube channels, subscribe!, and spread the word to friends, family, and coworkers.

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Episode 056: AV Gear

We want to thank our top Patrons on Patreon: Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Elliot Trent, Michael Schuler, Matt Kummell, Ty Moser, New England Woodworking Studio, Glen Vajcner, and Adam Zawalich!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as well.  If you choose to become a patron you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, or other rewards based on the level you choose.

Thanks to Marshall Toy, Scott Haun, Sebastian Ollari, Justin Capogna, Matt Cremona, Nick Carruthers, Robert Bakie, Tim Holiner, Dave Bebee, Brodie Brickey, Modern Builds (Mike Montgomery), Eric Burke, Christopher Pickslay, JM Tosses, Terry Mulligan, Michael Brindle, Eric Schneider, Joe Pierce, Joshua Luthor, Kyle Walker, Daniel Mendoza, Michael Jeffcoat, Woodshop 101 Podcast, and Kyle Thomas for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Finished the walnut wine trophy, made a desk out of Doug fir and iron pipe for a friend, made a video on the table saw jug for cutting a bevel on the underside of a round panel, working on 2 bookcases out of Chestnut and hickory.

Sean – Organized and cleaned up the shop a bit more.  Made a bed rail for a friend’s bunk bed, finished up tw0 4 x 8 bulletin boards for a school, made a couple tape dispensers and a video on them.

Brian – Working on a table, setting up DC, and set up a heater in the shop.

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Main Topic – Our Recording Equipment

Guest Question: 

Kevin – Should I get a compound miter saw or contractor table saw for my 8 x 10 workshop?

Answers: Kyle – Miter Saw and Festool Track Saw; Sean – Contractor Table Saw and Jig or Hand Saw; Brian – Hybrid Table Saw and Festool HK55 Circular Saw and Guide

Check out Adam’s shop at LazyGuyDIY.com

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments:

Joe Pierce – First of all, I love the podcast. I just finished episode 55 and I can’t agree more about how difficult it is to edit videos without a computer. I just started making videos a few months back, and my computer is really old and can’t handle video editing.  So I’m forced to film and edit everything on my iPhone, and a few of my videos are up to 20 minutes long.  It’s good to know that some of you guys started that way and now have thousands of subscribers, it gives me something to strive for.

 Thanks, and keep up the good work.
Joe Pierce
Dyami Plotke – How do you deal with soreness that comes with repetitive tasks like milling and sanding?
Sean’s answer – 1) Defy time and stop aging. 2) If step 1 is not possible, then go to a gym and sign up for an aqua aerobics class.
iTunes Ratings

@merulloshop – Totally unlike The View – 5 Stars – I first heard about these guys at the Making It 100 event and got to see them record live and I’ve been listening to them ever since.  You know that show The View where those four ladies yack about dumb stuff on TV?  Well, imagine The View only instead of ladies it’s bearded dudes (I don’t know if they all have beards but I’d bet money on it) and instead of yammering on about whatever those ladies yammer on about these dudes talk about woodworking and tools and shops and stuff.  And it’s not on TV, it’s a Podcast.  And there aren’t any commercials.  Come to think of it, it’s nothing like The View at all.  In fact, I’m not even sure I’ve seen The View.  Is The View still even on?  Was that the show with Whoppi Goldberg?  Who the hell knows, it’s probably a dumb show anyway.  Unlike this podcast, which is awesome and you should totally listen to it if your life involves making sawdust.  Holy crap!  Now I get the meaning of the show’s name!  Anyway, check these guys out because they are smart and funny and interesting and they talk about table saws, unlike the ladies on The View, who are none of those things.

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 055: Community

We want to thank our top Patrons on Patreon: Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Elliot Trent, Michael Schuler, Matt Kummell, Ty Moser, New England Woodworking Studio, Glen Vajcner, and Adam Zawalich!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as well.  If you choose to become a patron you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, or other rewards based on the level you choose.

Thanks to Marshall Toy, Scott Haun, Sebastian Ollari, Justin Capogna, Matt Cremona, Nick Carruthers, Robert Bakie, Tim Holiner, Dave Bebee, Brodie Brickey, Modern Builds (Mike Montgomery), Eric Burke, Christopher Pickslay, JM Tosses, Terry Mulligan, Michael Brindle, Eric Schneider, Joe Pierce, Joshua Luthor, Kyle Walker, Daniel Mendoza, Michael Jeffcoat, Woodshop 101 Podcast, and Kyle Thomas for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Put out the sign and segmented wine bottle video, two table tops for a client to sit on steel bases, still working on the 100 tap handles.  Made a trophy for a winery, started on 2 book cases.

Sean – Delivered the Shoe Bench, rearranged the shop, made a shorts bin, and published the shoe bench video.

 

Brian – Fully moved in to the shop and all wired up. 

 

Main Topic – The Community

Sean’s definition of Community – A group’s best collaborative effort to achieve a common goal.

Tim Webster – Twitter, Instagram

Gib Clarke – Twitter, Instagram, YouTube

Mark Saunders

Jameson and Kat Elam – Twitter, Instagram

Guest Question:

David Gunn – How to stay focused on one project at a time. Check out David on YouTube.

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments:

Tawnya Rhib – Hey guys,
First off I want to thank you for not butchering my name while reading my review (I’m T. Rhib).
I really appreciate the time you all take to make the podcast and put YouTube videos out as it’s really helping me learn more.  I’m a beginner and started making some furniture to furnish my house and am hoping to one day be half as good as you three.
I have two questions, one about wet sand paper.  I recently saw wet sand paper at Rockler and was wondering when would wet sand paper be used and do you guys use it?  My guess was it would be used between finishing coats but thought I should ask before testing.
My second question is about table saw blades.  I was given a Ryobi BT3000 contractor table saw by my in-laws and I know this blade needs to be replaced.  Its looking pretty rusty and I’ve only used it to cut pine and plywood (like I said, beginner).  I’d like to upgrade the blade so I could start working with hardwood and was wondering which blade I should get. I was looking at Rockler’s “red blades” and there’s quite a bit to choose from.  The only things in the works right now are a dining room table and some built ins around my fireplace.
Thank you in advance, your advise is greatly appreciated.  You guys are rock stars!
Tawnya Rhib

iTunes Ratings

Kash Hasemeyer – Must listen to Podcast – 5 Stars – Great Podcast, Educational and Entertaining.

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 054: Shop Setup

We want to thank our top Patrons on Patreon: Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Elliot Trent, Michael Schuler, Matt Kummell, Ty Moser, New England Woodworking Studio, Glen Vajcner, and Adam Zawalich!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as well.  If you choose to become a patron you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, or other rewards based on the level you choose.

Thanks to Marshall Toy, Scott Haun, Sebastian Ollari, Justin Capogna, Matt Cremona, Nick Carruthers, Robert Bakie, Joseph Muench, Tim Holiner, Dave Bebee, Brodie Brickey, Modern Builds (Mike Montgomery), Eric Burke, Christopher Pickslay, JM Tosses, Terry Mulligan, Michael Brindle, Eric Schneider, Joe Pierce, Joshua Luthor, Kyle Walker, Daniel Mendoza, Michael Jeffcoat, Woodshop 101 Podcast, and Kyle Thomas for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Still working on the tap handles for Refuge Brewery.  Working on the mandala table.  Making a shop sign for 2017 (video below).  Segmented wine bottle is finished.

Kyle’s shop progression:

Sean – Hardware installation on the shoe storage bench.  Picked up some walnut and maple for the bed build.  Got a new 4 x 8 vacuum bag for veneering and some walnut veneer.

Brian – Moving tools into place.  Running new electrical outlets.  Purchased a truck trailer of walnut (but left the trailer).  Shop update video from moving the old shop on 1/7/17 (video below).

Main Topic – Shop Set-Up After Moving

Guest Question:

None

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments

Jason – Hey guys! Love the show, listen on my long commute to work.

I’ve reserved giving a review until now as I didn’t know what to say that hasn’t already been said. But I was listening to episode 52 (the one Brian wasn’t on) and couldn’t help but laugh at the two Californians complaining about the cold temperature… It’s currently less than 10F here and its probably 60F in Cali.
I just wanted to give you a hard time 🙂 still love the show. Keep it up
Jason (from Canada)

Braxton – Dear The Dusty Life Guys,

In response to Robert’s email about the cheap harbor freight lathe tools from episode 53. You guys definitely covered the subject well as far suggesting good places to get tools and keeping them sharp. But you didn’t address one glaring issue that really jumped out at me. The bent steel and broken handles. Obviously it’s hard to say exactly what the situation was when the tools broke so I can’t give an exact answer to help prevent this in the future. But if you’ll allow me I’d love to offer Robert some advice. Even high quality lathe tools will bend and break with improper use. I’d hate for him to go out and spend a lot on new ones only to have the problem continue. First, always make sure your tool rest is close to your work, and the edge of the tool is cutting on the center line of the work piece. The distance between your work and tool rest will vary from tool to tool, but you’ll never want 2 or 3 inches of tool hanging over the rest when you’re cutting something. Some tools like to cut a little above the center and some a little below, but keeping the cutting edge on the center line is generally a good place to start. Second, if you’re turning or hollowing bowls make sure you’re using an actual bowl gouge for the work. Roughing gouges don’t like to cut end grain. With a bowl, where you’re cutting both long grain and end grain with each revolution of the blank you’re definitely going to be more likely to damage a roughing gouge. When I heard Harbor Freight tools bending and breaking, trying to turn a bowl is immediately what I thought about. That set doesn’t have any true bowl or spindle gouges. It’s basically a few different sizes of roughing out gouges, some skews, a couple scrapers, and a parting tool. You’d honestly be better off turning a bowl with the round nose scraper included in that kit then with the roughing gouges. It would at least be more like using a carbide tool. I hope this helps, and I hope I don’t come off like a safety Nazi with this email. That’s definitely not me. Sean has witnessed me pretty “tuned up” with my lathe cracked to 3200 working on a crazy burl platter, so the safety police I am not! I really just want to offer some advice that will make your turning experience much more pleasurable and keep you excited and making shavings! Thanks for the show guys, keep up the awesome work.

Your pal,
Braxton Wirthlin (Twitter, Instagram)

p.s. if Robert has any more questions I’d be happy to help so feel free to pass on my info

Chris Wong – The Wall Shelf Build-Off starts in four weeks!

January 28-29, Flair Woodworks is inviting woodworkers from around the globe to head to their shops and build a wall shelf while documenting it on social media.  The purpose of the event is to promote the online community of woodworking, have fun, and make something useful.
Full details and the registration form are on my website.
wforl – Great show guys! oh and Kyle, you sound a bit like Butthead when you laugh!

iTunes Ratings

Brock2306 – Favorite podcast of the week for this week – 5 Stars – I used to have other favorite podcasts but as this one has grown and become more fluid it is by far the best!  Great job Brian, Kyle, and Sean!!  Thanks for what you do!! Bkwooddesigns

T.Rhib – Great Podcast – 5 Stars – I absolutely love listening to your podcast and learning new things!  Keep up the great work guys!

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.

Check out our individual websites (mccauleysdesign.com, woodbytoth.com, and seanrubino.com), our social media platforms, YouTube channels, subscribe!, and spread the word to friends, family, and coworkers.

Also, consider subscribing to The Dusty Life Podcast through iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Play, or the click the RSS on our homepage at thedustylife.com and please leave us a rating as it helps climb the ever growing podcast charts.

Episode 053: Moving Forward

We want to thank our top Patrons on Patreon: Jameson Elam, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Elliot Trent, Michael Schuler, Matt Kummell, Ty Moser, New England Woodworking Studio, Glen Vajcner, and Adam Zawalich!  You too can support the show by purchasing a T-Shirt, donating, or become a monthly patron as well.  If you choose to become a patron you can get the show’s pre-release, a sticker, or other rewards based on the level you choose.

Thanks to Marshall Toy, Scott Haun, Sebastian Ollari, Justin Capogna, Matt Cremona, Nick Carruthers, Robert Bakie, Joseph Muench, Tim Holiner, Dave Bebee, Brodie Brickey, Modern Builds (Mike Montgomery), Eric Burke, Christopher Pickslay, JM Tosses, Terry Mulligan, Michael Brindle, Eric Schneider, Joe Pierce, Joshua Luthor, Kyle Walker, Daniel Mendoza, Michael Jeffcoat, Woodshop 101 Podcast, and Kyle Thomas for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Delivered the Ash table.  18 tap handles for Oak Hills Brewery.  Segmented wine bottle.  2016 blooper video.

Sean – Still wiping finish on the shoe storage bench and the bar stool.  Got the copper pulls in from leevalley.com.

Brian – Moving and transitioning to life in the country.  Found a 12″ jointer for $250 and a truck load of walnut, cherry, and butternut.

Main Topic – Moving Forward.  Our experiences and tips for moving a shop.

Guest Question:

None

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments

Robert O’Connell – Hey guys,

Love the show!  I bought a lathe recently and thought I could get away with the cheap HF chisels till I figured out what I was doing.  I think it was 25 bucks for a set of 8… a combination of operator error and crap steel have left me with only 2 working chisels.  The others are all bent or the handles were shattered when they caught the work piece and shot from my hands.
Keeping in mind my continued operator error, can you suggest a good set of chisels for a beginner.  Something that isn’t too pricey, or too pliable…
As I scroll through amazon ever set looks exactly the same as the HF set that I destroyed.
Thanks for the help!

Robert

Note: Here is a link to a few sets Sean mentioned.  Here is a link to the set Kyle mentioned.

Marshall Toy – Just curious how you guys make consistent tapers on lathe.

Sarah Dugan – Hi guys!

I’m replacing hinges in cabinets in a laundry room as part of a remodel. The current hinges are visible and outside the cabinet doors. I want to change to hinges on the inside but I’m very afraid of not being able to keep them even. There are 11.5 pairs of cabinet doors, 8.5 pair are on one wall.
My latest idea is to place and drill the new inside hinge holes on the inside of the cabinets while still attached to the outside hinges. Then I can remove all, clean, fill holes, repaint, reinstall using the new hinges.
Do you think this is a viable idea? I plan on choosing handles the same size as the old handles to again avoid imperfection. I replaced handles and made new holes on a bath vanity and they’re all not perfectly straight.
Please give me any insight you have and let me know if you think my hinge idea will work! Thanks a bunch! You guys are paving my way into woodworking and I really appreciate it!
Note: Here are links to the vix bit and the 35mm hinge cup bit (scroll to bottom of page).

iTunes Ratings

None

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.

Check out our individual websites (mccauleysdesign.com, woodbytoth.com, and seanrubino.com), our social media platforms, YouTube channels, subscribe!, and spread the word to friends, family, and coworkers.

Also, consider subscribing to The Dusty Life Podcast through iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Play, or the click the RSS on our homepage at thedustylife.com and please leave us a rating as it helps climb the ever growing podcast charts.