Episode 002: Original Design vs Client Work

In this episode we discuss what we like to make in contrast to client work and how a YouTube channel has helped in marketing our products and brand.

What’s going on in the shop this week and new content going up on YouTube/Websites.  Sean – Daughter’s bed and metal leafed art piece.  Kyle – Segmented taurus and finishing the leopard pedestal table.  Brian – Went to The Woodworking Show and mingled, also thought about working on his guitar project.

Main Topic:
Our preferred style of furniture/art in contrast with client commissions. Do commissions unintentionally pigeon hole us into a certain style or level of work?
Do we create what we want then market that product? If so, how do we store the work until it is sold?
How has YouTube affected our work? Do clients contact us to make inquiries on projects or new commissions? Do clients make purchase solely through our website stores?

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Welcome to The Dusty Life!

The Dusty Life Podcast is hosted by Brian McCauley, Kyle Toth, and Sean Rubino.  Each host offers a different perspective on woodworking as a business, part-time income, and hobby.  Join us as we chat about the projects we are working on, tools of the trade, shop evolution, time management, and much more.

Listen on SoundCloud or iTunes.

Visit the hosts’ individual sites too.

Brian McCauley – mccauleydesign.com and YouTube.

Kyle Toth – woodbytoth.com and YouTube.

Sean Rubino – spunjinworks.com and YouTube.


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