Working At Woodworking
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Feb. 16, 2024

EP 92 What Is Your Woodworking Skill Level?

How good of a woodworker are you? What is your skill level? Does it even matter?
If you are trying to do this professionally….YES it matters!

Recommendations

The US Government is About to Change Table Saws FOREVER!

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Feb. 2, 2024

EP 91 This Is Going To Rub You The Wrong Way

Sanding is a challenge for any DIYer, but a professional woodworker must learn to sand quickly, effectively, and economically. Here are some tips I have learned over the years.

Recommendations

Sanding With Fein Multimaster

Largest Sandpaper Test EVER Done

Clark Howard on Furniture

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HAPPY WOODWORKING!


Jan. 19, 2024

EP 90 What Should I Charge?

More difficult than hand cut dovetails, figuring out how much to charge for your work is a challenge for every professional woodworker. There are several ways to determine this number but you always have to keep the end goal in mind.

Recommendations

Essential Craftsman- How To Charge More AS A Contractor: 7 Ideas

Woodworking Shows

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Business coaching is available at reasonable rates.

Questions, comments and complaints can be sent to roger@workingatwoodworking.com or call 812-325-9823.

HAPPY WOODWORKING!


Jan 5, 2024

EP 89 New Year Checklist

Happy New Year! I have 6 things you, as a professional woodworker, need to do straight away. Old timers to the podcast may have heard some of these before...but a refresher never hurt.

Recommendations

US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Inflation Calculator

Inflation over 389 years

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HAPPY WOODWORKING!


Dec 24, 2023

EP 88 - Merry Chrstmas and Happy Saw Kerfs!

Anyone who has used an old crappy, rusty hand saw knows how frustrating it can be. The saw binds and gets stuck in the wood, probably because the saw has lost all the set in the teeth. But ancient saws, Roman, Greek even Egyptian saws apparently had no set at all. Is it possible Christmas changed that?

Recommendations

Luke 2:1-20

John 1:1-18

Renaissance Wood Worker 22: 1st Century Woodworking

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HAPPY WOODWORKING!


Dec 22, 2023

EP 87 Woodworking Pro Tips and Suggestions

Here’s mishmash if tips and suggestions accumulated over the ….well, since the last T&S episode…...ways to flatten boards without a jointer, killing wood bugs, ways to safe money, ways to make more money and even why you should use Sriacha sauce!

Recommendations

Jointing on the Bandsaw- Paul Sellers

Build a kiln to treat woodworm

Stop Using Your Shop Vac The Wrong Way!(Pro Tips) by The Funny Carpenter

Using Pallet wood....Danger website

Woodworking Network 2024 Outlook



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HAPPY WOODWORKING!


Dec 8, 2023

EP 86 Working While Sick or Injured

Orders still have to go out, jobs still need to get done but this can be a real challenge when you feel like crap or are walking wounded. Maybe you can take steps now to mitigate the effects illness and injury.

Recommendations

BANDSAW vs FINGERS. My accident and story by Kerry Corney

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HAPPY WOODWORKING!


Nov 10, 2023

EP 85- Pilgrim Woodworker Disaster

Forgetting this essential woodworking tool nearly doomed the pilgrims the first year in the New World. Don't forget YOURS! Happy Thanksgiving!

Recommendations

Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America, Vol. 1: The Early Years”--Stan Freberg (1961)

Herman's Hermits "Henry The VIII, I Am" on The Ed Sullivan Show

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HAPPY WOODWORKING!


Oct. 27, 2023

EP 84 A Jack Of All Trades

Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Are you a hack who can do a lot of things...but NOT very well or are you REALLY good at just one thing? Which will make you the most money with the best job security?

Recommendations

None this episode.

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HAPPY WOODWORKING!


Oct.13, 2023

EP 83 It’s Time to Build Your Website

Build your Core Business Information (CBI) first and your website will soon follow. Keep it simple by using Google Websites (free, no coding) or Squarespace or Wix to sell online.

Recommendations

EP 30- How to Build A Website For Your Woodworking Business

EP 3- Your Business Name

https://sites.google.com/new

https://www.wix.com/

https://www.squarespace.com/

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HAPPY WOODWORKING!


Sept. 29, 2023

EP 82 Calculating Your Material List

How do you figure out how much lumber and sheet goods you need to buy just from your cut list? Create a materials and buy list! There are four ways to do this - pick the one that works for you.

Recommendations

https://www.cutlistoptimizer.com/

https://www.omnicalculator.com/construction/board-foot

STOP overbuilding cabinets

Pellet Machine by the New Yorkshire Workshop

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HAPPY WOODWORKING!


Sept 15, 2023

EP 81 Increase Your Profits!

If you spent $300 on wood for a project and you have a 20% to 30% waste factor.....you are leaving $60 - $90 lying on the floor. Sure, waste is included in the cost of the job.....but why let those extra dollars go to waste?

Recommendations

None this week

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HAPPY WOODWORKING!


Sept. 1, 2023

EP 80 Are You Really A Professional Woodworker?

There is a way hobby/DIY woodworkers do things and a way professional woodworkers do things. The difference is time and money. Are you doing what the pros are doing?

Recommendations

None this week....

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HAPPY WOODWORKING!


August 4, 2023

EP 79- What You Can Learn From BARBIE !!??

The Mattel Corporation, famous for it's Barbie Doll, started in a garage....just like you. Here are 5 Skills the owners of Mattel used to become successful. You can use them too!

Recommendations

Lessons from Leaders: Mattel’s Ruth Handler

Tipover accident results in child's death

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HAPPY WOODWORKING!


July 21, 2023

EP 78 A Herculean Challenge For You

These three challenges, if completed, will make you a better operator of a small, one-person, professional woodworking business.

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HAPPY WOODWORKING!


July 7, 2023

EP 77 I'm Finished!

I'm done. It's finished. I'm over stressing out over, "...the latest and greatest finish of all time." I've used shellac for decades because... #1 It's a darn good finish, #2 It's incredibly versatile and, #3 It's very economical!

Recommendations

Where I buy shellac: https://www.shellacshack.com/

Step Aside, Rubio; The Game has Changed | Hardwax Oil Comparison | The Wood Whisperer:

Shellac Finishes: https://www.shellacfinishes.com/

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HAPPY WOODWORKING!


June 23, 2023

EP 76 Salesmanship 101 for Woodworkers

Yes, you are a great woodworker......but, can you sell? There is no professional woodworking solopreneur with out sales. Mastering basic sales skills can greatly increase your profitability and enjoyment of this profession.

Recommendations

New age https://www.masterclass.com/articles/daniel-pinks-abcs-of-selling

Feature-Benefit https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/feature-benefit-selling

Tyson Zahner Features and Benefits YT https://youtu.be/x6volfGMEJ4

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HAPPY WOODWORKING!


June 9, 2023

EP 75 10 Ways Geometry Helps in the Pro Woodworking Shop

These simple geometry skills will become valuable tools in your professional woodworking shop allowing you to work faster, with grater accuracy, and simplify many layout problems.

Recommendations

3-d Shapes

Inexpensive Metal Protractor

Essential Craftsman- laying out a BIG arc

Chad Staton How to become a BETTER Woodworker.....with geometry

More Chad...

Formula to find radius of an arc when height and chord are known:

r=h/2+(w^2/8h)

r= radius
h=height of the arc
w= width (chord)

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HAPPY WOODWORKING!


May 26, 2023

EP 74 Questions Answered, Etsy, Boric Acid

Answers to listeners' questions: Can you trust other woodworkers, contracts, competition plus Etsy sales training and more on boric acid.

Recommendations

Chainsaw Carver

Etsy Up

Keith Johnson Custom Woodworking

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HAPPY WOODWORKING!


May 12, 2023

EP 73 Bugs In The Bed Post

Sooner or later a customer is going to bring you a piece of furniture that may or may not be invested with bugs! What will you do? Learn about seven of the most common wood boring insects and how to treat them.

Recommendations

Good Information About Wood Boring Insects

Wood Care Systems

Matt Risinger On Insect Protection

Bora Care MSDS

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HAPPY WOODWORKING!


April 29, 2023

EP 72 The Design Process in Woodworking

Some projects are easier than others. Bigger, more complex may seem daunting at first and you might feel it is beyond your skill level. But by breaking the job done into 12 steps you can unpack and tackle the job with confidence, leading to success!

Recommendations

Brent Hull of Hull Millwork on the Build Show Network

George Walker Blog

George Walker On YouTube

ASTM 2057-23 Passes!

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HAPPY WOODWORKING!


April 14, 2023

EP 71 The End of Custom Furniture?

New standards coming that will affect the way you design and build 'Clothing Storage Units' otherwise known as dressers, chest of drawers, wardrobes and armoires. These new standards are intended to reduces deaths caused be furniture tip-overs.

Recommendations

https://businessofhome.com/articles/breaking-down-the-newly-passed-sturdy-act

https://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/News-Releases/2022/CPSC-Injury-and-Fatality-Report-Shows-Despite-Some-Progress-Need-for-TV-and-Furniture-Tip-Over-Prevention-Remains-Strong

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/11/25/2022-24587/safety-standard-for-clothing-storage-units

https://www.ahfa.us/regulatory-template/furniture-stability

https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/furniture/cpsc-tipover-vote-delayed-again

https://www.consumerreports.org/furniture/furniture-anchors-not-an-easy-fix-as-child-tip-over-deaths-persist-a4537497732/

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HAPPY WOODWORKING!


March 31, 2023

EP 70 What Has Happened To My Etsy Sales?

Sales on Etsy seem to have dropped like a rock recently. Why? Even if you don't sell on Etsy, what can you do if your sales start to drop?

Recommendations
Kara Buntin on Etsy

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HAPPY WOODWORKING!


March 17, 2023

EP 69 Tips and Suggestions 2

What do scammers, Norm, thin-kerf saw blades, quarterly taxes and PayPal have in common? They are all subjects of this Tips and Suggestions episode!

Recommendations

Hackaday

Norm Is Back!

Bourbon Moth

URL Void Scam Checker

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HAPPY WOODWORKING!


March 3, 2023

EP 68 - Are You a Woodworking Impostor?

You're not very good-you don't know what you're doing.... Have you heard this before? You're probably the one who said it. We all have experienced self-doubt. Don't let it become a problem that holds you back from achieving great things for yourself and your customers.

Recommendations

Valentin's Instagram : https://instagram.com/vhraven

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HAPPY WOODWORKING!


Feb. 17, 2023

EP 67 - Starting a Woodworking Business List

You want to start a woodworking business.....but can't git it of the ground. You start then get distracted or discouraged. Maybe you're going about it the wrong way. Try the grocery list approach!

Recommendations

Various YouTube videos on 'Make $$ Woodworking'

WAW Ep 3-12

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HAVE A GREAT WOODWORKING DAY!

Feb 3, 2023

P 66 - Do You Have The Right Personality To Be A Pro Woodworker?

Do you have what it takes to be a pro woodworker? And I don't mean a lot of money!
Do you have the temperament, the character, the .... personality to turn professional?
Maybe, maybe not.....

Recommendations

http://www.16personalities.com/

https://www.lumberjocks.com/threads/woodworker-personality-types.88882/

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HAVE A GREAT WOODWORKING DAY!



Jan 20, 2023

P 65 - It’s a New Year!

Another year....another tax season! Big news about 1099-K that might concern you. With the new year you need to reevaluate your woodworking business plan, increase prices and cut under performing products. Ya, boring stuff...but really important!

Recommendations

IRS 1099-K

www.cnbc.com 1099-K

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HAVE A GREAT WOODWORKING DAY!



Jan. 6, 2023

EP 64- Income Expectations For Professional Woodworkers

So how much can I make as a professional woodworker? Great question to ask but only you can answer it! There are many, many factors to consider. Good thing YOU are the boss and can figure this out, with a little help.

Recommendations

Home Improvement Woodworking by Charlie Plesums, Austin, TX

SoloWoodWorker

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Archives of old magazines

Shop Nation

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Business coaching is available at reasonable rates.

Questions, comments and complaints can be sent to roger@workingatwoodworking.com or call 812-325-9823.

HAVE A GREAT WOODWORKING DAY!



Dec. 23, 2022

EP 63 - Merry Chrstmas and Happy Saw Kerfs!

Anyone who has used an old crappy, rusty hand saw knows how frustrating it can be. The saw binds and gets stuck in the wood, probably because the saw has lost all the set in the teeth. But ancient saws, Roman, Greek even Egyptian saws apparently had no set at all. Is it possible Christmas changed that?

Recommendations

Luke 2:1-20

John 1:1-18

Renaissance Wood Worker 22: 1st Century Woodworking



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Dec. 9, 2022

EP 62 - When Do You Quit Your Day Job

This is a big step in becoming a professional woodworker. The safety, security, 401k....health insurance can really tie us to a job, even one we might hate. How do we make this transition a step upward in our career path and not a jump with a lead parachute?

Recommendations

Dave Ramsey: Should I Quit My Job?

entrepreneur.com: When to Jump

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Nov. 25, 2022

EP- 61 Black Friday Specials!

If you can pull yourself out of that turkey coma you might pickup some tools on sale! Caution- Some of those deals may not be REAL deals for you! Also, holiday gift giving and end-of- year finances.

Recommendations

Scott Bennett Book List...

Rob Cosman Book List...

Christopher Schwarz Book Collections

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HAVE A GREAT WOODWORKING DAY!



Nov. 11, 2022

EP 60- Your Veteran Owned Woodworking Business

111200RNOV22- HAPPY VETERANS DAY! Veterans who own a professional woodworking business or veterans THINKING about starting one...heads up! This episode contains a sh*tload of tips and suggestions on resources available to you to help you start or run your business better and make more money.

Recommendations

Veterans Day 2022 free meals, discounts and offers: https://news.va.gov/109711/veterans-day-discounts

Lowe’s Military Discount: https://www.lowes.com/military/validation

Old VA site for Business Info: https://vetbiz.va.gov/

Drivers License by State: https://veteran.com/veterans-id-on-drivers-license-id-card-by-state/

Veterans Affairs Email Newsletter: https://news.va.gov/vetresources/

VA SITREP YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPQHB3NklKE&feature=share&utm_source=EJGixIgBCJiu2KjB4oSJEQ

Badges for Website: https://www.kindpng.com/imgv/ixRwRbR_veteran-owned-business-service-disabled-veteran-owned-small/

Veteran Owned Business.Com https://www.veteranownedbusiness.com/

Veteran's Business Outreach Center -VBOC: https://www.sba.gov/local-assistance/resource-partners/veterans-business-outreach-center-vboc-program

SBA Website for Veterans: https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/grow-your-business/veteran-owned-businesses

Google Veteran Resources: https://grow.google/expanding-opportunity/military-community/#?modal_active=none

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Nov 4, 2022

EP 59- A Craft Artfully Done

What makes one piece of furniture worth $1500 and another worth only $150? What does ART have to do with the CRAFT of furniture making? Or does it? Listen, if you want to get better at this craft.

Recommendations

Ancient Greek Architecture: Dorian, Ionic & Corinthian: YouTube

Color Theory for Woodworkers: https://www.shellac.net/color-theory-for-woodworkers.html

How to Make Brown: https://www.masterclass.com/articles/how-to-make-brown-paint

George Walker: https://georgewalkerdesign.wordpress.com/2009/11/06/proportions-do-they- matter/

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HAVE A GREAT WOODWORKING DAY!



Oct. 28, 2022

EP 58 - I Get All My Woodworking Supplies At The Grocery Store!

Buy supplies for your Pro Woodworking business at the ...grocery store! You will be surprised at the money you can save by purchasing various shop sundries.

Recommendations

Mahoney’s Wood Products: https://bowlmakerinc.com/

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Nov. 21, 2022

EP 57 Are You Ready For UV Finishes and Glues?

Apply your clear top coats and ship the same day? Yes! Using UV cured top coats , stains and fillers allow you to apply and cure in minutes-no hours, days or weeks! The technique is not hard, nor are the finishes more expensive than others, but there is one barrier that has to be overcome to bring your shop into the 21st century.

Recommendations

UV Cure Guitar Finishing and Drying: How to use a UV Lamp: YouTube

UV CURE.COM: https://www.cureuv.com ask for Jon

UV III Curing Systems: https://uv3.com/

ASIA Symposium 2017 - Evan Gluck, UV Curing Epoxy for Nut & Saddle Repair: Youtube

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HAVE A GREAT WOODWORKING DAY!



Oct. 14, 2022

EP 56 - Is A Woodworking Franchise Right For You?

There are definite advantages to owning a woodworking franchise business. There are also some serious caveats to consider. We explore several of the more popular franchise options ad discuss alternatives.

Recommendations

Franchise Article: https://www.momandpopfranchise.com/woodworking-opportunities/

N-Hance Wood Refininshing: https://nhancefranchise.com/

N-Hance Profit Numbers: https://nhancefranchise.com/remodeling-franchise-profitability/

Woodworking Network Article: https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/news/woodworking-industry-news/wood-refinishing-company-looks-expand-number-franchises

Furniture Medic: https://www.furnituremedic.com/

Summit Wood Door Refinishing: https://www.summitwooddoorrefinishing.com/

Eureka Woodworks Business Program: https://eurekabusiness.com/

Mohawk Finishing Products: https://www.mohawk-finishing.com/

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Oct 7, 2022

EP 55 “...and our next presenter is YOU!

At some in your career as a woodworker, either hobbyist or professional….you will be ask to do a presentation about woodworking. Should you? YES! There are many benefits that come from sharing your knowledge of woodworking.

Recommendations

WoodTalk EP 536...Shannon Rogers…. https://woodtalkshow.com/

Roy Underhill’s K’off’s Left Shoe : https://www.amazon.com/Khrushchevs-Shoe-Other-Captivate-Audience/dp/0738206725

Scott….Essential Craftsman: https://www.youtube.com/c/essentialcraftsman

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Sep. 30, 2022

EP 54 – Tips & Suggestions

I was cleaning the shop the other day and discovered some helpful items and decided to lump them all in this episode. I'm sure you will find some of these helpful in your woodworking business.

Recommendations

WoodWeb: https://www.woodweb.com

Trello: https://www.trello.com

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HAVE A GREAT WOODWORKING DAY!



Sep. 23, 2022

EP 53 Just Having Some Fpun

Funny stories, tidbits and puns only woodworkers will get. None are true though a few facts are sprinkled in to make things interesting.

Recommendations

Coming Clean - Confession, Repentance, Restoration | Engels Coach Shop: https://youtu.be/qCnmqW8TI04 He has a vice he has been really struggling with...it’s interesting how he coped with it.

Email me for a copy of the Woodworkers Eisenhower Matrix...

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Questions, comments and complaints can be sent to roger@workingatwoodworking.com or call 812-325-9823.

MAY THE GRAIN BE WITH YOU!



Sep. 15, 2022

EP 52– Get’r Done: Time Management In The Workshop

We all struggle with it... always behind, disorganized, putting out fires, missing deadlines, unmotivated, confused, bewildered....considering that office job. Time management is a struggle; there are countless books on the subject. Combining your To Do List and a calendar while using the Eisenhower Matrix to make decisions can greatly improve your productivity, peace and pleasure derived from your profession.

#1 Important AND Urgent
#2 Important NOT Urgent
#3 NOT important AND Urgent
#4 NOT Important NOT Urgent

Recommendations

The Decision Lab- Eisenhower Matrix: https://thedecisionlab.com/reference-guide/management/the-eisenhower-matrix

Mind Tools- Eisenhower's Urgent/Important Principle: https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newHTE_91...

Expert Academy-Setting Priorities with Eisenhower Matrix: https://youtube.com/watch?v=49ao86ETaSo&feature=share&....

Carl Pullein-Why Your Calendar is Your Most Powerful Time Management Tool: https://youtube.com/watch?v=jGtR0CrFzcE&fe....

Email me for a copy of the Eisenhower Matrix...

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Sep. 9, 2022

EP 51 - So You Want To Turn Pro? But How?

Ya, it's hard to do something you don't know how to do....I answer a listener's questions on how to figure out what goods or services your community wants or needs and how to get started. The listener shares a great business startup tool everyone should have on there phone.

Recommendations:
Google Primer: https://www.yourprimer.com/
Reider's Blog: https://www.trostereiret.no/

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Questions, comments and complaints can be sent to roger@workingatwoodworking.com or call 812-325-9823.

HAVE A GREAT WOODWORKING DAY!



Sep. 2, 2022

EP 50 - Working Metal In Your Professional Woodworking Shop

Your hand cut dovetails may be perfect, but can you cut off a bolt that is too long? Do you think a 'tap and die' are the latest craft beer craze? Learn how improving your metalworking skills will improve your woodworking skills and your business.

Recommendations:
Woodworking Class: Gilding and Chemical Patination with David. J Marks: https://youtu.be/0nUkskNZ3Zg
Tool Making for Woodworkers Paperback - January 1, 1997 by Ray Larsen

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Aug 26, 2022

EP 49 - Mechanics in the Woodworking Shop

No woodworking shop is efficient without a good set on mechanics tools. Wrenches socket sets, pliers, punches and hammers are all needed to take things apart and put them back together.

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HAVE A GREAT WOODWORKING DAY!



Aug 19, 2022

EP 48 - Can You Make A Living Without A Jointer ?

Is it possible to work as a professional woodworker without owning a jointer? Absolutely! Learn how to accomplish the same task using tools you probably already have. A big jointer is nice...but not an absolute necessity.

Recommendation of the Week:
NO JIGS! -Turn a table saw into a jointer to straighten boards! https://youtu.be/YwUixCEgJck
5 Ways to Joint Boards Without A Jointer | Woodworking Tip: https://youtu.be/UFfj8qGVxZ0

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HAVE A GREAT WOODWORKING DAY!



Aug 12, 2022

EP 47 - How Much Should You Charge For Shipping Your Woodworking Products ?

Figuring out how much to charge for shipping is almost as hard as figuring out out how much to charge for your woodworking products. Here are four strategies that will help.

Recommendation of the Week:
Shipping Strategy: https://www.shopify.com/blog/shipping-strategy
How to Sell Furniture on Etsy - https://arayofsunlight.com/how-to-ship-furniture-on-etsy/

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HAVE A GREAT WOODWORKING DAY!



August 5, 2022

EP 46- Shipping Custom Furniture for Your Woodworking Business

Shipping furniture can be terrifying if you are use to shipping jewelry boxes. Learn three different strategies to ship furniture, large and small, across the country. It may be easier than you think.

Recommendation of the Week:
UPS Packaging Guidelines: https://www.ups.com/ca/en/help-center/packaging-and-supplies/packaging-guidelines.page?

FedEx Guidelines: https://www.fedex.com/en-us/shipping/how-to-ship-furniture.html

Pilot: https://www.pilotdelivers.com/

Uship: https://www.uship.com/

Shiply: https://www.shiply.com/us

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July 29, 2022

EP 45- Shipping Materials and Packaging

Save time and money shipping your woodworking products. Select the best boxes, packing material and padding to protect your product. Use the strongest tape to ensure your customer receives a damage free package.

Recommendation of the Week:
Make Boxes by Template No Measuring: https://youtu.be/cGIJv0-KA8A
How to Make Your Own Shipping Boxes https://youtu.be/fPFAlwuw3bM
Jesse with Lumi-Void Fill Options for Your Packaging https://youtu.be/iRrArHfOT30
Better Packages, Inc- Preventing Package Theft with Water-Activated Tape: https://youtu.be/hby21ATGU8c
Uline: https://www.uline.com/
The Packaging Company: https://www.thepackagingcompany.us/

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July 21, 2022

EP 44- Shipping Services and Software

Never stand in line again at the post office! Learn how to print your own shipping labels and get the best prices on shipping with the Big Three shipping companies.

Recommendation of the Week:
Ship Station: https://www.shipstation.com/
Endica- https://www.endicia.com/
Stamps.com - https://www.stamps.com/
Shippo- https://goshippo.com/
Pirate Ship- https://www.pirateship.com/
Easy Shipping- https://shippingeasy.com/

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July 14, 2022

EP 43- Saw Tooth Geometry and Saw Sharpening

Mystified by terms like pitch, PPI, set? Doing work on a remote island with no electricity? Learn the basics of saw tooth geometry and how to sharpen your hand saws and other saws in your professional woodworking shop.

Recommendation of the Week:
Trade Magazine (Free): https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/
Resource Guide https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/wood-products-red-book
Paul Sellers video: https://youtu.be/_fNosQU1Ujg
Wood By Wright-How to Sharpen a Hand Saw | Ripsaws: https://youtu.be/e7YsjKhqk-w
Shannon Rogers/ Renaissance Woodworker: https://www.renaissancewoodworker.com/understanding-saw-tooth-geometry/
How To Sharpen & Restore a Handsaw with Bob Garay of TakeADip Tools : https://youtu.be/C3cKJP6_604
Fasteners….marine grade...silicon bronze: https://www.greenboatstuff.com/

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July 7, 2022

EP 42- Electronics In Your Woodworking Shop

Cell phones, computers, TVs, and all kinds of electronic gadgets make up the modern professional woodworking shop today. What's best, what are you missing?

Recommendation of the Week:
Matt at Lincoln St. Woodworks on YT- The TRUTH about buying from a SAWMILL: https://youtu.be/hwlSapNkqFI
Shooting laser to measure distance: https://youtu.be/7dJKJUmfQ1A
Refurbished Cell Phones: https://goagain.com/

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July 1, 2022

EP 41- Electricity in Your Woodworking Shop

Don't make these critical mistakes when buying woodworking tools for your shop! What's the difference between AC and DC, Single and three phase, watts and amps? Save money and get more power!

Recommendation of the Week:
How Does the Power Grid Work?: https://youtu.be/v1BMWczn7JM Grady- Practical Engineering
How Motors Work For Beginners (Episode 1): The DC Motor: 032: https://youtu.be/onjFFoOC_yk by Jeremy Fielding
NEMA Chart: https://www.stayonline.com/product-resources/nema-straight-blade- reference-chart.asp

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June 24, 2022

EP 40- How Your Woodworking Business Will Fail

Only two things will cause your small woodworking business to fail- TOO MUCH or NOT ENOUGH. Identify the problems in your woodworking business early and correct the problems before they take you under.

Recommendation of the Week:
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It: https://amzn.to/3zRGpe6 (Affiliate link)
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People: https://amzn.to/3OnyY26 (Affiliate)
Dave Ramsey Book Recommendations (29 Books): https://mostrecommendedbooks.com/dave-ramsey-books

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June 17, 2022

EP 39- How To Maximize Profits In Your Woodworking Business

Make more money in your woodworking business by increasing the profit you make on each job. Move from "just getting started" to "making some good money" with these tips and techniques.

Recommendation of the Week:
Introduction: Dovetail a Drawer with Frank Klausz: https://youtu.be/dTyd02-NTdQ
Frank Klausz Gives a House Tour and Talks String Inlay: https://youtu.be/iavpy8nPcn8

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June 10, 2022

EP 38- Temporary Outdoor Storage

Storage...the one thing we never seem to have enough of.... An Elcheapo 10 x20 canopy from a big box store can solve many storage problems if you add these tricks to make them stronger, easier to set up and longer lasting. Create lumber or tool storage, even a workshop!

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June 3, 2022

EP-37 What Wood Is That?

End grain structure of wood is the best way to get the most accurate ID of wood species. Along with other clues you can identify wood species to make the right furniture repair and impress customers.

Recommendation of the Week:
Wood Database Website, Books, Posters: https://www.wood-database.com/
US Forest Products Laboratory Wood ID: https://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/research/centers/woodanatomy/wood_idfactsheet.php
US Forest Service Cracks Mystery Behind Broken Bats: https://youtu.be/R_pVZJD_tvM
International Wood Collectors Society: https://woodcollectors.org/

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May 27, 2022

EP 36- Make Money With Veneer

Learn how you can make money using veneer in your woodwork. Whether repairing furniture, building something new or to covering up a little oops, veneer can hence any project.

Recommendation of the Week:
Scott Grove: https://youtu.be/vL_gNRKQSVE
Mark Adams: https://youtu.be/34XlF9w_IE4
Paul Schurch: https://youtu.be/v2ABp-WPW78
Patrick Edwards: https://youtu.be/QzPcwlMoZLg
Silas Kopf: https://youtu.be/jRXrzJWIcOo
Hammer Veneering with Steve Hay: https://youtu.be/o8Ubb659iXc
Vacuum Veneer Supplies: https://www.veneersupplies.com/
Jamestown Distributors: https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/product/epoxy-and-adhesives/vacuum-bagging-supplies

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Unitel Voice VOIP Phone System: https://unitelvoice.grsm.io/2nio74g7myc5
Buy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/workatwoodwork


May 20, 2022

EP 35- To Spray Or Not To Spray

Still finishing with a brush? Here are four ways to start spraying finish. Stop wasting time! Get a superior finish for less than $20! Afraid of HVLP? Get your questions answered here.

Recommendation of the Week:
Spray Finish Wood Furniture Using Aerosol Lacquer - Product Reviews and Techniques: https://youtu.be/OUZF4XWU3i4

Affiliate Links
HVLP Spray Systems on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3K0cp15
Mohawk Lacquer: https://amzn.to/3M48GRI
Portable spray booth: https://thepaintline.com/products/pjs
Skillshare:

30% Off Annual Skillshare Membership with code: annual30aff



Unitel Voice VOIP Phone System: https://unitelvoice.grsm.io/2nio74g7myc5


May 13, 2022

EP 34- Furniture Repair Business- The Details Part 2

The second part of our series on operating a small furniture repair business tackles furniture refinishing, conservation and reproductions.

Recommendation of the Week:
Baumgartner Restoration: https://youtu.be/u7T2B9zZOBY
The Great Brewster Chair: https://www.woodshopnews.com/columns-blogs/the-great-brewster-chair-and-how-it-was-recreated
Fake, Fraud or Genuine by Myrna Kaye: https://amzn.to/3MI0G8P (Affiliate Link)
Society of American Period Furniture Makers: https://sapfm.org/

Affiliate Links
Unitel Voice VOIP Phone System: https://unitelvoice.grsm.io/2nio74g7myc5


May 6, 2022

EP 33- Furniture Repair Business- The Details Part 1

Last weeks episode used furniture repair as an example for starting your woodworking business. Many of you asked for details....so here you go! In fact, there are so many details I had to brake it into two episodes!

Recommendation of the Week:
Charles Neil Woodworking: https://youtu.be/JvjAvR8TZuc
Phil Lowe: https://youtu.be/KtwbN3hvroE
Thanks to Dan for the cups of coffee!

Affiliate Links
Unitel Voice VOIP Phone System: https://unitelvoice.grsm.io/2nio74g7myc5


April 29, 2022

EP 32- No Better Time To Start Your Woodworking Business

Can you fix furniture? Would you like to earn some money? There is a great demand for furniture repair and restoration services right now. There are few craftsman left doing this work and new, younger craftsman are needed. If you are diligent and love to learn take the first step in starting a furniture repair business.

Recommendation of the Week:
Sales Tax Handbook: https://www.salestaxhandbook.com/
NAICS and SIC Codes: https://www.naics.com/search/
Thomas Johnson Antique Furniture Restoration: https://youtu.be/Gu9RSeSijxQ

Affiliate Links
Unitel Voice VOIP Phone System: https://unitelvoice.grsm.io/2nio74g7myc5

Sound effects from: http://www.freesfx.co.uk


April 21, 2022

EP 31 - Mad Skills of the Professional Woodworker

Have you ever watched a master craftsman at work? They make it look so easy! Has anyone said that to you? In this episode we look at some of the characteristic of a master woodworker and offer some suggestions on how you can improve your own skills.

Recommendation of the Week:
Hand Cut Dovetails with Frank Klaus: https://youtu.be/lrAAglKLPh8

Affiliate Links
Unitel Voice VOIP Phone System: https://unitelvoice.grsm.io/2nio74g7myc5


April 15, 2022

EP 30 - How to Build A Website For Your Woodworking Business

'Bill' ask the question, "how do I build a website for my woodworking business...it's soo confusing!" I try to help 'Bill' by cutting through a lot of the marketing hype and boil thing down to what you need to know. I offer up three solutions and several platforms including Wix, Square, Squarespace, Wordpress, Shopify and Google Sites.

Recommendation of the Week:
Square and the other sites I talked about
Gellian Perkins- How to Create a Website for Your Business https://youtu.be/sgCADNGXdLc

Affiliate Links
Unitel Voice VOIP Phone System: https://unitelvoice.grsm.io/2nio74g7myc5


April 8, 2022

EP 29 - How to Price Your Work (Part 2)

Don't over look this strategy when determining the best price for your woodworking products and services. Many people who rely only on formulas leave a lot of money on the table. Maybe you are bidding jobs the wrong way...

Recommendation of the Week:
How to Start $30/month Woodworking Business by UpFlip: https://youtu.be/dTByJCFsr4k

Affiliate Links
Contractor's Pricing Guide with RSMeans Data 2021: Residential Repair & Remodeling Costs: https://amzn.to/3J1sDX9
Unitel Voice VOIP Phone System: https://unitelvoice.grsm.io/2nio74g7myc5


April 1, 2022

EP 28 - How to Price Your Work (Part 1)

Cutting perfect dovetails by hand is easy...figuring out how much to charge for those dovetails is HARD. Learn different strategies to help you determine the right price for your products and services. In Part 1 we look at time and material calculations and your competition.

Recommendation of the Week:
Search YouTube for 'How do I price my Woodwork'

Affiliate Links
Unitel Voice VOIP Phone System: https://unitelvoice.grsm.io/2nio74g7myc5


March 25, 2022

EP 27 - How to Accept Credit Cards at Arts and Craft Shows (Part 2)

Getting set up for your first craft show with a credit/debit card reader will also come in handy when you sell out of your shop or take payments on the jobsite. We talk about Etsy, QB GoPayment and PP Zettle and other forms of money transfer.

Recommendation of the Week:
Info on various POS vendors: https://www.nerdwallet.com/
Justin with Shift Colors Bait Works LLC in Florida: https://www.shiftcolorsbait.com

Affiliate Links
Unitel Voice VOIP Phone System: https://unitelvoice.grsm.io/2nio74g7myc5


March 18, 2022

EP 26 - How to Accept Credit Cards at Arts and Craft Shows (Part 1)

Best ways to accept credit and debit cards at craft shows and in your shop, plus the three things you must have before you arrive at your first show. We explore Square, Square Space and Shopify Lite and explain a lot of industry jargon.

Recommendation of the Week:
Info on various POS vendors: https://www.nerdwallet.com/

Affiliate Links
Unitel Voice VOIP Phone System: https://unitelvoice.grsm.io/2nio74g7myc5


March 11, 2022

EP 25- Should You Do an Art and Craft Show This Year?

Do you want to earn some money, get free market research, gain new skills, meet people and have fun? These are some of the benefits of setting up shop at an Arts & Craft Shows. There also are some downsides. Listen and see if this is for you.

Recommendation of the Week:
Big site….everything you ever wanted to know about craft shows: Good articles, Ebooks for sale: https://www.madeurban.com/
Best Things (State): https://bestthingsal.com/
of course, YouTube

Affiliate Links
Unitel Voice VOIP Phone System: https://unitelvoice.grsm.io/2nio74g7myc5


March 4, 2022

EP 24- Shop Safety (Part2)- Fingers!

Last week we covered eyes, ears, nose and throat. This week we discuss ways of keeping all your fingers; how accidents happen and tips for preventing them AND what to do if the bad thing does occur....

Links to websites and products referred to in this episode. (Links with ‘amzn’ are affiliate links. Thank you for supporting the show!):
Israeli Battle Dressing, 6-inch Compression Bandage: https://amzn.to/3HXyXix
Ever Ready First Aid Multi-Trauma Sterile Non-Woven Dressing 12” x 30”: https://amzn.to/3LDLgmt
Ever Ready First Aid Self Adherent Cohesive Bandages 2" x 5 Yards - 6 Count, Tan: https://amzn.to/3GYoC4P
Ever Ready First Aid Bleeding Control - Basic Kit: https://amzn.to/3gQVaD5
QuikClot Advanced Clotting Gauze - 3 x 24 in: https://amzn.to/3Bqf5lS
Uline: https://www.uline.com/

Recommendation of the Week:
My Major Tablesaw Accident by A Butterfly House: https://youtu.be/BsEhw3lWh9A

Affiliate Links
Unitel Voice VOIP Phone System: https://unitelvoice.grsm.io/2nio74g7myc5


Feb 25, 2022

EP 23- Shop Safety (Part 1)- Ears, Eyes, Lungs

We all have it, we all need it, we all should use it….shop safety. Tips and tricks to protect your eyes, ears and lungs with recommendations for the best tools to do the job.

Links to websites and products referred to in this episode. (Links with ‘amzn’ are affiliate links. Thank you for supporting the show!):
EYES
39 Dollar Glasses: https://www.39dollarglasses.com/
DeWalt Safety Glass: https://amzn.to/3ph4PaH
DeWalt Safety Goggles: https://amzn.to/3ph4PaH
OSHA Approved Safety Glasses: https://rx-safety.com/
OTG Safety Glasses: https://amzn.to/3IogfRo
EARS
NEIKO 53925A Adjustable Safety Ear Muff Protector: https://amzn.to/3rSBsgD
3M WorkTunes Connect + AM/FM Hearing Protector with Bluetooth: https://amzn.to/34YnZuG
ISOtunes PRO Bluetooth Earplug Headphones, 27 dB Noise Reduction Rating, 10 Hour Battery, Noise Canceling Mic, OSHA Compliant Bluetooth Hearing Protector (Safety Orange): https://amzn.to/3rSIGkO
Uline: https://www.uline.com/
LUNGS
My favorite dust mask: https://amzn.to/3t8POc5
3M Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6200: https://amzn.to/3IyxzTK
Vapor Filters: https://amzn.to/3BTUuqs

Recommendation of the Week:
Improve the Workflow in Your Shop // Shop Organization by Shop Nation: https://youtu.be/F1lu-nkKFko

Affiliate Links
Unitel Voice VOIP Phone System: https://unitelvoice.grsm.io/2nio74g7myc5

Sound effects from: http://www.freesfx.co.uk


Feb 18, 2022

EP 22- Your Shop's Standard Operating Procedure

HOW you work in your shop is as important as WHAT you build in your shop. Having a plan will greatly increase efficiency and profitability as well as keeping you from pulling your hair out...

Links to websites and products referred to in this episode. (Links with ‘amzn’ are affiliate links. Thank you for supporting the show!):
Five Star Notebook, Graph Ruled Paper: https://amzn.to/3Lp1Oyz
TOPS Engineering Computation Pad, 100 sheets: https://amzn.to/3HDJpvz

Recommendation of the Week:
Improve the Workflow in Your Shop // Shop Organization by Shop Nation: https://youtu.be/F1lu-nkKFko

Affiliate Links
Unitel Voice VOIP Phone System: https://unitelvoice.grsm.io/2nio74g7myc5


Feb 11, 2022

EP 21- TOOLS FOR PRODUCTION WORK

How to do make 100 of something without losing your mind?! Here are some tips and tricks that will save you time and make you money by speeding up the build process.

Links to websites and products referred to in this episode. (Links with ‘amzn’ are affiliate links. Thank you for supporting the show!):
Wixey Digital Table Saw Readout http://www.wixey.com/ or https://amzn.to/3oJeWF4
Wixey Planer Readout: https://amzn.to/3uHflLT
Wixey WR25 3" Mini Digital Height Gauge: https://amzn.to/3srEaJ2
Digital Readouts: https://www.proscale.com/digifence/
MLCS Power Lift Pro Router Lift: https://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/smarthtml/pages/powerlift_pro_2.html
Toggle Clamps: https://www.thetoggleclampstore.com/
Pneumatic Toggle Clamps: https://amzn.to/3sBv50a
DIY Pneumatic Supplies: https://www.automationdirect.com/
Vacuum Clamping: https://www.veneersupplies.com/products/Podz-Vacuum-Clamping-Jigs.html
Grabo: https://amzn.to/3BcUJfQ
Grabo Pro: https://amzn.to/3LnJCp7
Cutlist Optimizer https://cutlistoptimizer.com/

Recommendation of the Week:
Save Huge Money Building a Clamping Table by Izzy Swan: https://youtu.be/07J7NnYqlfk
DIY Pnueumatic Saw Clamp – Part 1 by Neo7CNC: https://youtu.be/X1Ca3UZ7MUs
Podz Vacuum Clamps: https://youtu.be/Gj7lPrgQ6OE

Affiliate Links
Unitel Voice VOIP Phone System: https://unitelvoice.grsm.io/2nio74g7myc5


Feb 4, 2022

EP 20- SHOULD YOU DO PROTOTYPE WORK?

Can you make money building prototypes for other people? Maybe! But there are a few considerations to make before jumping into a relationship with someone. Sometimes….it just isn’t worth it.

Affiliate Links
Unitel Voice VOIP Phone System: https://unitelvoice.grsm.io/2nio74g7myc5

Recommendation of the Week:
Wood and Shop Website, Joshua Farnsworth https://woodandshop.com/


Jan 28, 2022

EP 19- YOUR BUSINESS PHONE

How are customers calling you? Do you just use your personal phone or should you buy a separate phone for your woodworking business? There is a hack that might be perfect for you!

Links to websites referred to in this episode(unsponsored):
Phone Messaging App: https://www.youmail.com/
YouTube-Best Cell Phone Plans: https://youtu.be/jzGUw876TIo
Coverage Critic Website: https://coveragecritic.com/

Affiliate Links
Unitel Voice VOIP Phone System: https://unitelvoice.grsm.io/2nio74g7myc5

Recommendation of the Week:
Cheryl C Perez- How to get Business Phone and Email Cheap: https://youtu.be/WS2w_aZ_Eow


Jan 21, 2022

EP 18- Spammers, Scammers, and Other Scoundrals

There is no escaping! They are everywhere and they are coming for you! How do you protect yourself and keep your money?

Links to websites referred to in this episode(unsponsored):
Grammerly Writing Site: https://www.grammarly.com

Recommendation of the Week:
I Deleted 10,000 Scammer Files and Tell Him https://youtu.be/JrnO1gVAzyM
This is what happens when you reply to a spam email | James Veitech https://youtu.be/LiLS7U7YIdc
HAVE A GREAT WOODWORKING DAY!

Jan 14, 2022

EP 17- Is Now The Time To Start Your Woodworking Business?

It isn't as hard as it may seem to start a woodworking business part-time. All you have to do is start!
There are three more steps I cover in this episode to get you up and running with minimal cost and hassle.

Links to websites referred to in this episode(unsponsored):
https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-website-builders

Recommendation of the Week:
Top 5 Woodworking Projects That Sell by 731 Woodworks
https://youtu.be/7pIKH-BCLoA
HAVE A GREAT WOODWORKING DAY!

Jan 7, 2022

EP 16- Oh Boy....Taxes!

I have two important items for you today. First, some advice and encouragement on doing your 2021 taxes, especially if this is your first year filing for your business, and second, a warning or heads up on changes to the tax law that will catch any of you who have been flying under the radar.

Links to websites referred to in this episode(unsponsored):
Tax Software: https://www.investopedia.com/best-tax-software-for-small-business-5072025
Getting Audited: https://www.supermoney.com/chances-irs-audit/#:~:text=What%20are%20the%20chances%20of%20being%20audited%20by%20IRS%20in,audits%200.3%25%20of%20tax%20returns
1099K: https://www.augustachronicle.com/story/news/2021/11/16/irs-1099-tax-limit-guidelines-for-online-bank-transfers/6372523001/
IRS Tax Filing Site:https://www.e-file.com/faq/index.php

Recommendation of the Week: Craig Cody, CPA https://craigcodyandcompany.com/agency-podcast/
IRS-How To File Sch C https://www.irsvideos.gov/SmallBusinessTaxpayer/StartingaBusiness/
YouTube by CPA explaining 1099K: https://youtu.be/X6PniwHEj-c
HAVE A GREAT WOODWORKING DAY!

Dec 30, 2021

EP 15- Happy New Year....now get back to Work!

A short episode with an end of year way to save on taxes plus thoughts on starting 2022 off right. If you are still 'thinking about' starting a woodworking business, 2022 may be the year!

Working At Woodworking Podcast hopes to encourage and educate amateur woodworkers who dream about making extra income with their hobby or turning it into a full-time career. For more information or to support WAW, visit the website at roger@workingatwoodworking.com
HAVE A GREAT WOODWORKING DAY!

Dec 24, 2021

EP 14- Merry Christmas and Happy Saw Kerfs To You

Anyone who has used an old crappy, rusty hand saw knows how frustrating it can be. The saw binds and gets stuck in the wood, probably because the saw has lost all the set in the teeth. But ancient saws, Roman, Greek even Egyptian saws apparently had no set at all. Is it possible Christmas changed that?

Working At Woodworking Podcast hopes to encourage and educate amateur woodworkers who dream about making extra income with their hobby or turning it into a full-time career. For more information or to support WAW, visit the website at roger@workingatwoodworking.com
HAVE A GREAT WOODWORKING DAY!

Dec. 17, 2021

EP 13- Dealing With Demanding Customers

It's good to have demanding customers! They are not satisfied with what they find in the furniture stores or big box store and they have sot you out to help solve their problem. But things can go awry and it's probably your fault.

Recommendation of the Week:
731 Woodworks on YouTube “Customer Says, “Your Price is Too High” You Say…. https://youtu.be/I0qJFCuy--M


Dec. 10, 2021

EP 12- Best Business Practices For Your Woodworking Business

You could be the best amateur woodworker in the world and totally bomb as a professional woodworker. The woodworking is the easy part—running a business is the hard part. We will discuss the top three things you must do to make a profit, to serve your customers and to stay in the game.

Links to websites referred to in this episode(unsponsored):

Klingspor - https://www.klingspor.com/
Lowes Military Discount - https://www.lowes.com/military/validation
Rockler Pro - https://www.rocklerpro.com/
Journal of Light Construction - https://www.jlconline.com/
Society of American Period Furniture Makers - https://www.sapfm.org/
List of Professional Associations - https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/red-book/woodworking-industry-associations Shippo - https://goshippo.com/
Stamps.com https://www.stamps.com/
Cubic Tier Resizing Calculator https://www.fitshipper.com/

Recommendation of the Week:
Marc Adams School of Woodworking - https://www.marcadams.com/


Dec. 3, 2021

EP 11- Tools For The Pro Woodworking Shop

Having the right tools for your professional woodworking shop has a direct impact on how efficient you will be and how much money you can make. Some tools will make you money, others will cost you money. Learn to separate a NEED from a WANT and buy the right tool for the job.

Recommendation of the Week:
https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/ website and podcast


Nov. 26, 2021

EP 10- Marketing Your Woodworking Business

How will customers know that you are running a woodworking business and can provide the services they need? Without good marketing, you still have a hobby. We’ll talk about some simple techniques that have a big impact on your success.

Links to websites referred to in this episode(unsponsored):
Google Business - https://support.google.com/business/answer/2911778?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop
YP - https://www.yellowpages.com
Yelp - https://www.yelp.com/
Manta - https://www.manta.com/
BBB - https://www.bbb.org/
Business Cards - https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-business-card-printing-services/
Vista Print - https://www.vistaprint.com/
GIMP - https://www.gimp.org/

Recommendation of the Week:
Bourbon Moth Woodworking - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ_bmgSrYsQS0LboA_tZpEw


Nov. 19, 2021

EP 9- Your Woodworking Shop Office

Setting up your shop office and managing all the unforeseen paperwork and ‘stuff’ that is involved in operating a small business can be daunting, but if you are well organized and dedicated to the small details you will do better woodworking and be more successful. You will need bookkeeping software, a word document, and maybe a spreadsheet program. You can ‘rent’ these by the month or get a FREE version to download on your computer. Using design software may be your style and there are FREE versions of that as well. We talk about FREE software for laying out parts on sheet goods and lumber to minimize waste. We even talk about FREE operating systems to replace Windows or MAC that can run on new or pretty old computers.

Links to websites referred to in this episode (unsponsored):
https://www.act.com/blog/en/best-software-tools-for-small-businesses/
https://www.profitbooks.net/top-free-software-for-small-businesses/
https://www.cio.com/article/2380921/open-source-tools-how-to-run-your-small-business-with-free-open-source-software.html
https://www.cutlistoptimizer.com/
https://www.techradar.com/news/best-microsoft-office-alternative
https://www.upwork.com/

Nov. 12, 2021

EP 8- Your Woodworking Shop

Where you work has a very direct impact on what you produce, how efficient you will be and how much money you can make. Do you have a basement shop, a two-car garage shop (sans cars), or a rented space? How many square feet? What is the electrical service; 60 amp, 100 amp, single or three-phase. Working At Woodworking Podcast hopes to encourage and educate amateur woodworkers who dream about making some extra income with their hobby or turning it into a full-time career. For more information or to support WAW, visit the website at https://www.workingatwoodworking.com

Where you work has a very direct impact on what you produce, how efficient you will be and how much money you can make. Do you have a basement shop, a two-car garage shop (sans cars), or a rented space? How many square feet? What is the electrical service; 60 amp, 100 amp, single or three-phase.

Working At Woodworking Podcast hopes to encourage and educate amateur woodworkers who dream about making some extra income with their hobby or turning it into a full-time career. For more information or to support WAW, visit the website at https://www.workingatwoodworking.com

Roger’s Recommendation of the Week (Not Sponsored)
Wood Workers Guild of America - https://wwgoa.com
Also Mentioned (and not sponsored)
P Grahm Dunn - https://www.pgrahamdunn.com/
Wixey digital scales - http://www.wixey.com/
HAVE A GREAT WEEK WOODWORKING

Nov. 5, 2021

EP 7 - What To Sell: Products, Services or ED

Starting a woodworking business happens in two ways, either you know what you want to make and sell, or you have no idea. In this episode we will explore the difference between selling products and services. We'll even look at successful combinations including an education componet.

Oct 29, 2021

EP 6 - Financing Your Small Business

How are you going to pay for your new business; savings, bank loan, kid's college fund? We explore several different sources of seed money, some traditional, some brand new. The real answer to the question might surprise you!

Oct.22, 2021

EP 5 Banking, Insurance and Other Stuff

Setting up your woodworking business is a lot more than sharping your tools and buying a new band saw. You need to have your fiances in order before you even buy that band saw, a long with your insurance, licences and taxes. Don't overlook these critical areas of your new business!

Oct 15, 2021

EP 4 Your Internet Presence

Along with your business name, your Internet domain name is extremely important - it is how customers will find you on the web. We discuss how to get a domain name, how to get a website and how to manage social media platforms. We also talk about managing database platforms like Manta and Angi.

Oct 7, 2021

EP 3- Your Business Name

Your business name is how the rest of the world will relate to you. People in your neighborhood, in your community, city, state and the world will know you by your business name. It should be unique, descriptive and easily remembered. And most importantly, you should be able to get the ....

Oct 6, 2021

EP 2- Who Can Turn Pro: Your Expectations

What are your expectations of working as a professional woodworker? What exactly do we mean by the term 'woodworker / woodworking'? What is your level of experience in woodworking and how will this affect you?

Oct 6, 2021

EP 1-So You Want to Turn Pro?

Have you ever thought about trying to make money with your woodworking hobby? Maybe even quitting your full-time job and making a living building furniture? Maybe you are making stuff, selling some stuff, but you want to make it more formal….make it a Real Business!

But how…. My name is Roger Kugler and I've been a woodworker for over 50 years. For the past 20 years, I've operated a one-man shop servicing the local community.

My goal is to encourage you to consider woodworking as a profession, either full-time or part-time. There is a real need for custom furniture and cabinet makers right now. Many craftsmen are aging out of the trades leaving a void that needs to be filled.

Who is this podcast geared towards? Everyone! Retired folks, out-of-work, stay at home parent, college graduate, HS graduate, yers, car mechanics, accountants, office workers, even famous actors or politicians

I’ll try to answer all your questions about operating a solo enterprise and give you solid information about the pros….and cons…. of working as a professional woodworker.