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.

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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.

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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.

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Episode 052: Woodworking Wrap-up Review 2016

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 – Finished the Ash and Steel Table.

 

Sean – Wiping finish on the shoe storage bench and the bar stool.

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Brian –

Main Topic – Woodworking Wrap-up Review of 2016

Guest Question:

None

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments

 None

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 becoming a monthly patron to help us keep this bus rolling.

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Episode 051: Production Woodworking

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, and Woodshop 101 for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Dining table with a steel base, coffee mugs, and finished the tap handles.  Gave some stuff away.

Sean – Chugging away on the shoe bench and starting another stool.  Made some more pens, red acrylic pen for Kevin Miller and a Rhino horn pen.  Released the video on making some pens.  Added a new Jig Saw to the tool arsenal.

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Brian – Delivered the Crendenza and starting on the table base and a few doors.

Main Topic – Production Mode

Guest Question:

Question from Mark Dolan – Favorite tool and tool you would never buy.

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments

Wim Prest –Hey Sean,

Not only did I get it (a t-shirt), but I also washed it. Just so that I could say that ‘I will never wash this t-shirt again!’
I then posted on Facebook that I had it and called my parents about it. Not necessarily in that order. My parents were supportive while vaguely confused, but that’s not what’s important here.
What’s important is that I have the shirt and that at least two people I know, know who you are. In that (somewhat limited) circle, I’m cool(er) now.
In short, thanks man!
Wim
p.s. Thanks again for the stickers too.
p.p.s. My Facebook post has 3 likes.
p.p.p.s. Turns out they thought it was a drug reference. Oh well. Baby steps

Thanks, Wim! -The Dusty Life Guys

iTunes Ratings

Darrell Coquillette – Best Woodworking Podcast in the Universe – 5 Stars – Thanks so much for the awesome podcast.  I find the topics very interesting and inspiring.  I look forward to each new episode.  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 becoming a monthly patron to help us keep this bus rolling.

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Episode 050: Reflections From Boston

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, and Glen Vajcner!  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, and Michael Jeffcoat for your support on Patreon as well.

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What’s Going On In The Shop

Kyle – Working on more tap handles and his 100th vase.

Sean – Chugging away on the shoe bench and starting another stool.  Made some more pens for my store and a video on making some pens. 

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Brian – Rounding the end of the credenza and worked on an inside out turning.  Going full time and moving to PA.

Main Topic – Reflections and inspirations from Boston

Guest Question:

Jason Villnave – When to upgrade your tools? Follow Jason on Twitter, Instagram, and check out his website.

Listener Questions, Email, and Comments

Zachariah – Hey Guys,

I have been binge listening to the podcast, when I get a chance, for the last few weeks. Except for the sound levels I love it.  I have two questions: First I am saving for my next shop tool and can’t decide if I should get a surface planer or a drum sander and was wondering what your opinions would be, what would you recommend?  The second is about pricing pens.  My 9 year old and I are turning pens and would like to sell them but don’t have any idea how to price them.  I see them on Etsy for $10, and have more in materials than that.  I notice Sean that you have them on your site for between $90 and $160 right now, how do you decide?

Keep it up guys.

Zachariah

Twitter: @BontexxWCraft
YTube: Bontexx – videos coming soon
Instagram: Bontexx

Vince – Over the summer, we built a new screened porch. I ended up with a bunch of left over 1×4 and 1×6 cedar that is rough on one side and smooth on the other.  Also have several 2×6 and 2×8 dimensional cedar boards. I was thinking of planing and jointing the rough cedar and making cedar chests for my kids.  What do you think? Is that the right kind of wood? Any other advice is welcome.

Thanks.

Vince
Ann Arbor, Michigan.

iTunes Ratings

Keith Decent – My Favorite Podcast of Ever – 5 Stars – There’s nothing like listening to these three every Friday on my ride home from my “treatments.”  I’m always into the shop talk, of course, but also like hearing about Sean’s chickens at his farm house, Brian’s newest book release, or the many heartwarming stories Kyle tells about his kids and Star Wars.  Please never stop making it the best podcast of all time.
Edowney9 – Great Podcast – 5 Stars – Informative and fun.  Very inspiring too.
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 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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