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.

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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.

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 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.

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.