Episode 007: Multifunction Machines

Whats Going on in the Shop

Kyle – Working on turning the torus, tap handles, and table tops.

Sean – Made the template for the headboard crest rail.  Finishing an end grain cutting board. Working on filming the Make it Forward wrap up video.  Working with a graphic designer to get shirts made.

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Brian – Dovetailed box for his wife.

Main Topic – Multipurpose Machines

Combination machines and our thoughts about them.

Listener emails/questions

Live Calls

Neil Cronk – Asks what our bucket list projects are.  Check out his work at cronkwrightwoodshop.com and on Twitter.  Neil also has a new video on hand cut dovetails here and you can see his question from Twitter here.

Ryan Smith – Asks if we have any moments of clarity or frustration during a build. Follow Ryan on Twitter.

Mark Dolan – Asks if we get bored on one project and work on more than one thing at a time.  Follow Mark on Twitter and visit his Etsy store.

Email

Stein – Hi!  I was listening to TDL 006, and heard your suggestions for jointing.  I would add that you can do this all with any of the bench planes, for instance a No. 4 or 5.  Paul Sellers has videos on what you need to make the plane work, and how to flatten and joint the wood.  I have done my woodworking this way for ~2 years now, it works just fine.  Also, Shannon Rogers on youtube has an interesting method he calls hybrid milling, where he combines hand planes with a planer. It’s worth checking out.

John – I’ve been enjoying the podcasts and look forward to each new episode, keep them coming.  I’m a noob when it comes to selecting complementary and contrasting woods in projects.  What are your favorites and which ones do you avoid?  Any and all guidelines, recommendations, and suggestions are most welcome.

Thanks, and keep up the good work.

John from snowy Boston

iTunes Ratings

SeattleSocial – 5 Stars: I really enjoy your casual style, you guys mesh very well together.  I enjoy the podcast very much.  One suggestion is to prep and get on the same page for topics and who is going to cover what before recording.  It’s great and you guys are learning, just wanna help you guys sound as professional and polished as you can!

Bwirthlin – 5 Stars: By my own admission, I’m not a big consumer of podcasts.  I just don’t seem to find the time to listen to them.  I have most definitely made an exception for The Dusty Life!  I have enjoyed the progression of the show so far and can’t wait to see where they take it in the future.  The hosts are awesome and all have their own different take on woodworking, so combined they make up a great group.  Keep up the great work guys!

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Episode 003: Tool and Material Acqusition

What’s going on in the shop this week and new content going up on YouTube/Websites.

Sean – Daughter’s bed, metal leafed art piece, new aprons, and the Make It Forward project (@makeitforward on Twitter: Follow @markspens, @mccauleysdesign, @improbableconstruct, @JimmyDiResta, @seanrubino, and @ironface5).

Kyle – The kitchen table,Sprinter van interior, and the Taurus.

Brian – Butterfly leaf dining table and McCauley’s Design Community website stuff.  Guy Dunlap’s butterfly leaf dining table playlist that Brian mentioned in the episode can be found here.

Main Topic:

What to purchase first when getting started: more tools or more material, buy new or used, buy cheap or quality?  When is it cost effective to buy used or cheap tools?  If buying used tools do they need to be refurbished?  Are cheap tools meant to be used for one project or kept?

iTunes ratings:

Artzgirl56 – A new podcast for me to subscribe to.  These guys keep it interesting.

codemonkeyww – One of my favorite podcasts on woodworking available.  I really enjoy these guys!!!  I’m looking forward to more great content from them in the future.  Also check out all their YouTube channels, even more great content.

If you enjoyed listening to this podcast you can find more information about each of us at thedustylife.com.  Also, head over to our individual websites and YouTube channels and subscribe.
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Consider subscribing to this podcast through iTunes, Soundcloud, or you can listen at thedustylife.com as well. If you listen through iTunes please leave us a rating as it helps other listeners find us more easily.

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.

Introduction:
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?

Conclusion:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast you can find more information about each of us at thedustylife.com or by visiting our individual websites and YouTube channels.
If you have comments, questions, or topic suggestions you can email us at contact@thedustylife.com
Consider subscribing to this podcast through iTunes, Soundcloud, or you can listen here at thedustylife.com as well. If you listen through iTunes please leave us a rating as it helps other listeners find us more easily.