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Main Topic – Professionalism vs. Being a Pro.
Listener Questions, Email, and Comments
David Gunn – Do you plan out your videos in advance or do you base your videos on your commissions/projects for yourself? What are the pros and cons of planning vs commissioned piece videos? Follow David on Twitter, Instagram, and check out his YouTube channel.
What type of respirators do you guys wear?
Steve – I’ve been making a clip board for my wife, she picked out morado and bloodwood at the lumber store. Looks awesome, but the finish is curing. I’m using varathanes polyurethane out of a spray can. Meanwhile the bloodwood dried fine. Any reason why, my though was oil in the wood? Is there a solution if this is the case? Thanks guys!
Steve Dale @grain_creations on Instagram
Correction to the answer: Use Denatured Alcohol in the Bulls Eye Seal Coat Dewaxed Shellac to dilute it, not Mineral Spirits.
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One thought on “Episode 039: Are You a Pro?”
Not sure if this is the right spot to chime into the discussion on the pro woodworker topic, but here’s my 2 cents. I went through this thought process when I was a photographer and I think it applies here. I would classify things in this way – Pro = more than 50% of someone’s income is derived from woodworking (or whatever) – Semi-pro = less than 50% of someone’s income is derived from woodworking.
The biggest challenge on this view is you don’t really include the hobbiest that may sell a bit to cover their woodworking hobby costs. Not sure about that one.
Anyway, great show – quickly becoming one of my favourites.