Episode 037: Building For Yourself, Design and Function

We want to thank our top Patrons, Stu Morrison, Scott McWilliams, Elliot Trent, Michael Schuler, Matt Kummell, Ty Moser, and Jim Rumsey!  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, or a monthly group or individual hangout where we cut up and talk shop.

Thanks to Marshall Toy, Scott Haun, Sebastian Ollari, Justin Capogna, Matt Cremona, Nick Carruthers, Robert Bakie, Joseph Muench, Tim Holiner, and Dave Bebee for your support on Patreon as well.

Check out the new page for the Bench Build-Off going on now through September.

MWA/WT Meet Up at Cincinnati during WIA on Thursday from 5-8 at Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., 1621 Moore St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Finished the 97th vase, veneered card box, and more stuff from Disneyland.

Sean – Still working on the 4 bar stools.  Stopped by Kyle’s shop for a quick visit.  Picked up a Bailey #3 for $4 but there was a hole drilled in the sole.

Brian – Building the Roubo bench for the Bench Build Off.

Main Topic – Building furniture for yourself to fill a space or fill a need.

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments

Guest Questions:

Arthur Pollack: How do you get friends and family to watch your YouTube videos?  Check out Arthur on Twitter, Instagram, and check him out on YouTube.


Mike – Made a Kid’s Workbench for his kids from Sean’s plans.


Brock – Making a multi function workbench for the small shop.

 iTunes Ratings
Guy Who Thinks He Can Build- A great listen for wood nerds – 5 Stars – I have been listening since the beginning of the show and it has been enjoyable listening to the guys become more comfortable, and gain more chemistry while doing the podcast.  Will continue so long as they keep making them.  Toth is god! (wanted to make him read this!)
Kighthood6 – Sam Knight – 5 stars  – Finally a podcast that gives woodturing a spot in the lime-light.  Love the podcast!  Keep it up guys!


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Author: Spunjin

I am a woodworker, maker, and DIY enthusiast.

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