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By Against the Grain Podcast
The Against the Grain Podcast, A woodworking podcast discussing the task at hand
Episode #59 Marketing and T...
We talk about selling yourself and all the talent we were born with. Please excuse Freddy's audio, his Mic broke
New tools and old tools you have, finding new purposes for them and what they can do
This week we get derailed and find out that Freddy is going to set up a room for employees to relax in that has coloring books and Ponies
Our free time, when we aren't in the shop
Episode #55 we talk with Ben Prowell, Ben builds garden gates. Its a niche markets that him and his father have spent a lift time designing and building gates, trellises, wood fences, and many other types of outdoor furnishing. Ben ...
This week Guy, Justin and Freddy talk about getting just a little more room in the shop and what we would do with that extra space.
What if you had 3 weeks to take the time to focus on learning a new skill. The guys discuss what skill they would like to have some time to focus on if they had the time
Episode #52 It's about the small success not the failures, we talk about keeping your head high even when things don't go well. Getting yourself down doesn't do anyone any good. Taking the small positives and forgetting about the mistakes. ...
When building and needing to blend your work with others, do you lower your standards or keep the quality higher, Justin runs into a situation that he has to decide
Episode #50 the Big 5 Ohhhh we answer two listener questions, Should furniture Makers have to get a license and Should you quite your job to become a furniture maker.
Episode #49 Managing yourself is about keeping yourself accountable, making sure you get the job done and not just play around when it comes time to knocking down.
Episode #48 the guys talk to guest Eric Reason. Eric is a woodworker/ finish guru from Nashville Tenn. that has jumped into the Waterborne finishing world head first testing what ever waterborne finishes he can get his hands on to ...
Episode #47 Help Wanted. Freddy needs to hire some people for help with all his up coming projects here in the near future. Guy gives him some advice from his previous experiences in his past lives career.
This week we have a special guest, Jesse LaRock. Jesse is a Woodworker from North Haven, Connecticut. He's done a number of things in his life. From trying acting, modeling, woodworker, craftsman, to lumber jock. Jesse has tried it all.
This week the guys just chat about whats going on in the shop and catch up
We have a previous guest back on, Joshua Brackett to discuss color theory. We talk about how all colors derive from the 3 primary colors and as well as pick Josh's brain about how we manipulate other colors. Sit down, ...
Episode #43 we answer a question sent into us by a listener Luke about managing time
Episode 42 features the very talented Michael Hill. Michael is a basement woodworker that does all his building in his spare time.
In this weeks show we talk about the subs and venders we each use. What we expect from them and how they live up to it.
Episode #40 The big 4 O. We took off a couple of extra weeks for the end of the year. So we spend this show touching base and see whats been going on with the guys in the shop and ...
We decided with the holidays to take another week off. So we are reposting Episode #30 with Paul Jasper because its such a good show and it had issues with uploading onto iTunes. Enjoy, We will be back in two ...
In episode #39 Freddy needs a minute, Freddy takes the mic and vents a little. Its all good stuff that he just wants to talk about before the years end.
In episode #38 we have special guest this week John Stene. John wears many hats in his day job. He builds cabinetry / millwork. Installs cabinetry as well as a finish carpentry for mostly commercial buildings. John found our show ...
Episode #37 we discuss some of the myths associated with woodworking. Will your shop blow up, are 2x4s for furniture, do you need that tool?
Episode #36 Josh Brackett of Brackett & Co. Restorations. We have a guest this week. Josh is a restorer from just outside of Atlanta Georgia. We have a great conversation with him this week about all kinds of things. We ...
This weeks we are asked if shellac smells when its old, and we try and explain a little about painting and staining.
Episode #34 Justin, Freddy and Guy sit down and talk to Andy Birkey. Andy is a very interesting craftsman. He's done a lot of things over his career. He shares some of them with us, if you don't know who ...
Episode 33 sharping, poly, and saw blades.
Episode #32 we discuss getting started in woodworking, on the machinery side. If you had a couple of thousand dollars, what tools should you get started with. Table saw, band saw, or maybe even a track saw. Listen in to ...
This week Freddy is back from vacations and wants to dive a little deeper into design.
Freddy's away so we have a guest this week to fill his spot, the mad Scientist "Paul Jasper". Some of you may know Paul from his Instagram account @Copper_pig_fine_woodworking. Paul is actually good friends with Freddy and has helped us ...
Episode #29 My favorite project we talk about the piece of furniture that brought us our most joy and why that is.
Episode #28 Just a Conversation, This week the boys change it up a little. Instead of the typical formate show they have been accustom to, this week they just have a conversation about what they have been up and dealing ...
This week we talk about the background work. The stuff that you have to do to get the project off the ground.
Episode #26 We talk about warranting our products as well as dealing with customers that are not happy.
Episode #25 Its a slightly different show this week. We had the pleasure of having a small business owner of a high end tool belt and apron maker Michael Williams this episode. We talk about the his small business and ...
We discuss the work life balance
Episode #23 we discuss jigs, patterns, and templets
With tax season over, you have the tendency to realize it may be time to implement a new way of keeping track of your jobs. From receipts to time cards. We discuss it all on this show.
In Episode #21 we dive back into our finishing processes. Talk more about our techniques and what we use
Episode #20 The Finishing Show Part 1 we dive into how we finish our projects. This is a big topic that we just stated to skim the surface on.
Episode # 19 Let the Robot Do It, We discuss using a Cnc, laser cutters, or 3D Printers in the shop and if we consider it still woodworking.
Episode #18 Turning your hobby into a business. When do you do it, how do you do it? We offer up some hints to hopefully add a little advice to help you if you are wondering what it may take ...
Episode #17 Justin asks Guy and Freddy how they handle working with veneers. Some of the pit falls he has with it in hopes to get better at working with it. They also go over other techniques to seem to ...
Episode # 16 We discuss plywoods. Grading, quality, and sizes. Each of us talk about how and where we use them in our work.
Justin, Guy, and Freddy take some time out of their busy day to do a little dreaming in this episode. We are discussing dream shops this week. Each of us have a slightly different setup. As well as what we ...
Episode # 14 New Year new you. Justin, Freddy and Guy talk about their plans for the up and coming year. Steps they plan to take to make their business and lives better.
We answer listener questions in this episode
To give everyone a more in-depth idea as to how we price. We broke down 3 pieces and showed how each of us price them with a little more description.
Episode # 11 we price a small shaker table. We each break down our method of how our pricing for this small table if figured