This show focuses on the business side of woodworking. I share how I am struggling on which path to take. Trying to be a jack of all woodworking usually does not translate into a longterm, successful business. If net profit is important to you, I think it important to focus in on just a few products as part of your woodworking business (at least at first). I break down what I learned from building up a successful law practice and how that applies to building up a successful woodworking business.
Ever done some whimsical woodworking? Wondering what the heck that is? Well, it is something I just totally made up and had a blast doing it. After you listen to what I am talking about, I hope that you give it a try!
I am not about to let this COVID-19 get me down. Recently, I decided to get into my shop and work on something. I had heard that saw mills and manufacturing plants were reducing production or closing to honor the social distancing requirements. Then I started to think about saving my money anyways, just in case things got worse. Still trying to stay positive, I thought of 6 things you can do in your shop for free to lift your spirits. Some of these things I should have already done.
So after 5 years of silence, I am finally back. I wish I had been podcasting this whole time, but life sometimes throws you interesting curve balls. In this show, I share what happened to me and why I had to put podcasting on hold. I also share a big change in my life that has allowed me to start podcasting again. I wrap it all up with an explanation of what the future holds for me and the podcast.
What is the Simplest Way to Woodwork Fast? Well, before I answer that question, I need to give some background. Today’s topic was born out of my own two recent mistakes. If you have not noticed, I have not been able to podcast for a few weeks now. I recently had some free time and […]
In Episode number 15, I talk about when to build vs when to buy that next woodworking shop project. If you are like me, you sometimes struggle with that dilemma. I see a router station, drill press table, new storage system, or cool system or parts to build cabinets quickly at the store or on […]
In Episode 14 of the Avid Woodworker Podcast, I wanted to discuss woodworking balance. I don’t know about you, but my order of priority in life is faith, family, work, woodworking, health, and podcasting. There are sometimes that I wish I could either move woodworking above my work in priority or actually make woodworking my […]
Ok, I don’t know about you, but while I love to get nice things for my wife, I hate paying $6 to $10 for a flipping valentines day card. I still do it from time to time,but when I can, I like to make my own card. I got married nearly 14 years ago. Our […]
Oh my! It has been forever since I was able to podcast! Between loosing several weekends to illness / busting it at the office / and certain life events, I have not had a spare second. Even though I am still sick, I wanted to publish a podcast to get back into the flow of […]
The Avid Woodworker – AW Episode # 11 – 5 Simple Woodworking Dust Control Tips In this episode, I talk about a 5 Simple Tips you can do to control dust in your shop as well as keep it out of your lungs, and your house. Before I get started with the tips, I briefly discuss […]
The Avid Woodworker – AW Episode # 10 – Halloween Woodworking In this episode, I talk about a simple project that you can work on over a weekend with your kids and have fun with it. It is not a fancy woodworking project by any means. Heck, some woodworking elite might not even call it […]
AW Episode #009 – 5 Productivity Tips to Get Your Woodworking Shop Ready for a Busy Holiday Season Welcome to another episode of the Avid Woodworker! I am glad you are back, and I am glad to be back behind the microphone and back in my shop. In case you did not know, I actually […]
An Interview with Greg Coker A great wood resource for Woodworking projects I first met Greg about 3 years ago. I had been hunting for something build my new desk at the office, and kept coming up short. I went to a local lumber store known as Peach State Lumber. They essentially introduced me to […]
The Avid Woodworker – Episode # 006 – Keeping your tools sharp to speed up your Woodworking Knowing that I was getting ready to build my sharpening station in my shop, I though it might be helpful to take a class on hand sharpening. I signed up for a class with Terry at my local […]
The Avid Woodworker – AW Episode # 5 – Simplifying your Workshop To Get More Woodworking Done As a reminder: The Five steps towards simplifying your shop 1) Survey your existing workshop and decide what you really like to do in your shop 2) Analyze your woodworking flows 3) Clean House 4) Organize, design, or […]
The Avid Woodworker – AW Episode # 4 – Simplifying your Woodworking Workshop Part 2 The Five steps towards simplifying your shop 1) Survey your existing workshop and decide what you really like to do in your shop 2) Analyze your woodworking flows 3) Clean House 4) Organize, design, or re-design your shop 5) Develop […]
Episode # 3 – Simplifying your Woodworking Workshop Part 1 In Episode # 3, I talk about how to simplify your workshop to get more woodworking done. Over the course of the next couple podcast episodes, I discuss the 5 things you can do to simplify your woodworking shop. This episode is following what was […]
In today's episode, I talk about how to simplify your workshop to get more woodworking done. Over the course of the next couple podcast episodes, I review 5 things you can do to simplify your woodworking shop.
Episode # 2 – Finding More Time to Woodwork 5 Simple things you can do to find more time to Woodwork In past couple weeks, I have been telling everyone I know about my new podcast and how excited I am about it. There were several that told me how much they enjoy woodworking, but […]