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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
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Working At Woodworking Podcast hopes to encourage and provide information to amateur woodworkers who dream about turning their hobby into a full-time or part-time business, and to help current business owners succeed.

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!

Support the show at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/workingatwoodworking or
Buy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/workatwoodwork

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/

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Working At Woodworking Podcast hopes to encourage and provide information to amateur woodworkers who dream about turning their hobby into a full-time or part-time business, and to help current business owners succeed.

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!

Support the show at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/workingatwoodworking or
Buy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/workatwoodwork

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!

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Working At Woodworking Podcast hopes to encourage and provide information to amateur woodworkers who dream about turning their hobby into a full-time or part-time business, and to help current business owners succeed.

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!

Support the show at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/workingatwoodworking or
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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

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

Working At Woodworking Podcast hopes to encourage and provide information to amateur woodworkers who dream about turning their hobby into a full-time or part-time business, and to help current business owners succeed.

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!

Support the show at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/workingatwoodworking or
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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

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Working At Woodworking Podcast hopes to encourage and provide information to amateur woodworkers who dream about turning their hobby into a full-time or part-time business, and to help current business owners succeed.

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!

Support the show at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/workingatwoodworking or
Buy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/workatwoodwork

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
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Working At Woodworking Podcast hopes to encourage and provide information to amateur woodworkers who dream about turning their hobby into a full-time or part-time business, and to help current business owners succeed.

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!

Support the show at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/workingatwoodworking or
Buy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/workatwoodwork

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

Working At Woodworking Podcast hopes to encourage and provide information to amateur woodworkers who dream about turning their hobby into a full-time or part-time business, and to help current business owners succeed.

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!

Support the show at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/workingatwoodworking or
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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'

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Working At Woodworking Podcast hopes to encourage and provide information to amateur woodworkers who dream about turning their hobby into a full-time or part-time business, and to help current business owners succeed.

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!

Support the show at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/workingatwoodworking or
Buy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/workatwoodwork

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
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Working At Woodworking Podcast hopes to encourage and provide information to amateur woodworkers who dream about turning their hobby into a full-time or part-time business, and to help current business owners succeed.

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!

Support the show at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/workingatwoodworking or
Buy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/workatwoodwork

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
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Working At Woodworking Podcast hopes to encourage and provide information to amateur woodworkers who dream about turning their hobby into a full-time or part-time business, and to help current business owners succeed.

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!

Support the show at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/workingatwoodworking or
Buy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/workatwoodwork

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

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Working At Woodworking Podcast hopes to encourage and provide information to amateur woodworkers who dream about turning their hobby into a full-time or part-time business, and to help current business owners succeed.

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!

Support the show at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/workingatwoodworking or
Buy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/workatwoodwork

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
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Working At Woodworking Podcast hopes to encourage and provide information to amateur woodworkers who dream about turning their hobby into a full-time or part-time business, and to help current business owners succeed.

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!

Support the show at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/workingatwoodworking or
Buy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/workatwoodwork

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

Working At Woodworking Podcast hopes to encourage and provide information to amateur woodworkers who dream about turning their hobby into a full-time or part-time business, and to help current business owners succeed.

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!

Support the show at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/workingatwoodworking or
Buy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/workatwoodwork

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

Working At Woodworking Podcast hopes to encourage and provide information to amateur woodworkers who dream about turning their hobby into a full-time or part-time business, and to help current business owners succeed.

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!

Support the show at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/workingatwoodworking or
Buy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/workatwoodwork

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

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Working At Woodworking Podcast hopes to encourage and provide information to amateur woodworkers who dream about turning their hobby into a full-time or part-time business, and to help current business owners succeed.

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!

Support the show at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/workingatwoodworking or
Buy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/workatwoodwork

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.

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

Working At Woodworking Podcast hopes to encourage and provide information to amateur woodworkers who dream about turning their hobby into a full-time or part-time business, and to help current business owners succeed.
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!
Support the show at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/workingatwoodworking or
Buy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/workatwoodwork

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

Working At Woodworking Podcast hopes to encourage and provide information to amateur woodworkers who dream about turning their hobby into a full-time or part-time business, and to help current business owners succeed.
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!
Support the show at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/workingatwoodworking or
Buy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/workatwoodwork

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/