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By Against the Grain Podcast
The Against the Grain Podcast, A woodworking podcast discussing the task at hand
Episode #74 Looks good to m...
This week we talk about how we each like to adjust proportions too make them look more pleasing to our own eyes
This week the ATG has a special guest. Chris McKaskell. Chris is a man of many talents. and with his business partner (Chris Haindl) they design and build some of the most amazing work out there. We hope you enjoy ...
This week Freddy takes us though the process of rubbing a finish back to reduce the gloss
Freddy starting to wonder if he really needs the old cast iron machinery or just quality smaller machines
Its weird times we are dealing with. Lets talk about them
We received question from Michael on IG asking if we love our jobs are are happy with what we are doing. So we talked about it as well as the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. Be safe everyone and thanks ...
This week we have a special guest, Jeff Jewitt. Jeff may be best known for his finishing business Homestead Finishing Products. Jeff has also started a guitar company where he builds beautiful custom acoustic guitars
This week we talk about sanding and what we each go through to obtain the perfect look
We talk about what kind of projects we would not take on in our shops. Stuff we would just say no to or hand off to someone else. Along with a couple of topics mixed in to the chat.
The guys talk about working with designers this week. They have all found that some are very good and some are not up to the snuff.
We talk about the new year and what to look forward to
Everyone from our families to yours, Happy holidays. We are taking a break for the next couple of weeks. Thanks for another great year everyone. Happy Holidays
The guys chat about all different stuff and find out what gets Justin upset
Mike runs a one man shop just outside of the Denver Colorado area. We have a great conversation about what he does and how he keeps doing it.
The Guys just have a conversation about things that are going on.
Episode #60 Guy Dunlap talks about the new day job he took on at Purposeful Designs in Indiana. He tells about the shop, what they build , how and likes it and the real meaning behind the move over to ...
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.