Conversations with makers, artists, and other creative people.


April 15, 2022

When to SAY NO to DIY projects. With Jeff Thorman from Home Renovisio…

Jeff Thorman is the creator and host of Home Renovision DIY, a YouTube channel started on April 3, 2016. He has been a general contractor for over 25 years and shows viewers how to renovate and remodel their own homes …

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April 8, 2022

Scott Brown's advice for starting a carpentry business (Ep 36)

Scott Brown is a professional carpenter who started posting videos on YouTube in February, 2016. In 2018 when he leaned into producing the storytelling, vlog style videos he’s known for today. Today, this series has over 330 episodes and...

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April 1, 2022

Why does everyone love home renovation? Sam from DIY Huntress (Ep 35)

In this episode I spoke with Sam Raimondi about her aproach to building things, flipping firniture, designing retail spaces, and home renovation. She started her YouTube channel, DIY Huntress, in May of 2016 and since then has posted more than...

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March 25, 2022

Battle over River Tables: Bourbon Moth vs Blacktail Studio (Ep 34)

There is no hotter debate in the woodworking community at the moment than the use of epoxy resin in woodworking, commonly seen in river tables. Is epoxy the freshest and coolest new material to work with since the invention of …

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March 18, 2022

Neil Patrick Harris on woodworking. (Ep 33)

This week on the podcast I wanted to mix things up a bit and talk to someone who is a member of The Weekend Woodworker and a super creative individual. Neil Patrick Harris has a long resume going back several …

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March 11, 2022

Jimmy Diresta: he doesn't like kids, but made a kids' TV show (Ep 32)

Start your woodworking hobby today! This week, Jimmy Diresta is back to talk about his latest project, a new series on Netflix called Making Fun. The setup is a group of kids brainstorm crazy ideas of things they’d like to …

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March 4, 2022

How do you define "fine" woodworking? With Keith Johnson (Ep 31)

Keith Johnson has been creating high-end furniture on his YouTube channel, Keith Johnson Custom Woodworking, for the past few years. In this episode I talked to Keith about fine woodworking and what it takes to produce high quality furniture. And …

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Feb. 25, 2022

Laura Kampf: Why making things is important. (Ep 30)

Laura Kampf is a maker who's been sharing an eclectic mix of projects and crazy ideas on her YouTube channel since 2015. Her projects range from fabricating barbecue grills to making unique bicycles and furniture to building her own tiny …

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Feb. 18, 2022

How to build a building: RR Buildings (Ep 29)

Sign up for my free monthly newsletter at Rural Renovators is a custom contracting company specializing in post frame construction, building everything from basic storage buildings, to insulated workshops, and...

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Feb. 4, 2022

Blake McFarland on sculpting and reality TV (Ep 28)

Blake McFarland is an artist who specializes in mixed media sculptures using wood, steel, epoxy, foam, fiberglass, crayons, even ramen noodles. Since 2019 he’s been filming these creations and showing the process on his YouTube channel, BM...

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Jan. 28, 2022

Why are people so emotional about epoxy? With Blacktail Studio. (Ep 2…

I’m pleased to have Cam Anderson join me again on the podcast so we can dive a little deeper into the world of epoxy, big slabs and the insane growth of his YouTube channel, Blacktail Studio. And we'll try to …

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Jan. 21, 2022

Simone Giertz: Beyond Shitty Robots (Ep 26)

In August 2015 Simone Giertz posted an 8-second long, toothbrush machine video, showing a machine she designed to remove the drudgery of manual tooth brushing. It was funny, ridiculous, and got shared just about everywhere. That video would come...

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Dec. 31, 2021

Robert Dunn on weird cars woodworking (Ep 25)

Robert Dunn has two of the most entertaining channels on youtube. His main channel is Aging Wheels, a channel he started in 2014 mainly about weird and obscure cars, and how he fixes them up and drives them around. If …

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Dec. 24, 2021

Matt Cremona talks about home renovation and lumber milling (Ep 24)

Matt Cremona is unusual in the world of woodworking because he not only builds high end furniture, but he cuts down the trees and mills the lumber from those trees to make that furniture. In 2016 Matt built his own …

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Dec. 17, 2021

John Malecki on Epoxy Tables and Football (Ep 23)

John Malecki is a woodworker and epoxier who started his YouTube channel in January, 2016 and had a big breakthrough just two years later when he posted a pair of live edge epoxy table videos within 5 days of each …

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Dec. 10, 2021

Evan & Katelyn: How they work together to produce DIY content (Ep 22)

On March 24 2017, Katelyn and Evan posted their first video to a YouTube channel that they decided to call Evan and Katelyn. In the first 20 seconds of their first video, they established their high energy lifestyle format and …

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Nov. 26, 2021

Rex Krueger on hand tools and furniture forensics (Ep 21)

Rex Krueger a YouTuber, an author, a historian, and a woodworker. Although, we’re going to discover that there is no such thing as a woodworker. He builds mostly traditional furniture in a mostly traditional manner using mostly traditional tools....

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Nov. 19, 2021

Jon Peters on art and design. (Ep 20)

Jon Peters started posting woodworking videos in March of 2010 with three videos showing how he made a dining table, immediately establishing the type and quality of furniture we could look forward to on his channel, Longview Woodworking. Fast...

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Nov. 12, 2021

From longboats to building sheds: The Carpenter's Daughter (Ep 19)

Vikkie Lee is a builder, a DIYer, a home remodeler, a woodworker, a carpenter, a food blogger, and author. She started her YouTube channel, The Carpenter’s Daughter on February 19, 2015 and since then has posted 250 videos showing how …

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Nov. 5, 2021

Bob Clagett from I Like To Make Stuff (Ep 18)

This week I chatted with Bob Clagget, a former software engineer who started his YouTube channel back in May of 2013 and was able to ditch his day job just two years later. I Like to Make Stuff is a …

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Oct. 29, 2021

Inspired home renovation with Danie Berger of DIY Danie (Ep 17)

I can't think of anyone who seems to have more fun with DIY projects than Danie Berger, AKA DIY Danie. Her YouTube channel is a blend of art, woodworking, renovating and home remodeling, all delivered with high-energy and enthusiasm. All...

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Oct. 22, 2021

Fix This, Build That: Brad Rodriguez (Ep 16)

Fix This, Build That, is a YouTube channel created by Brad Rodriguez in 2016. His channel features woodworking and shop projects as well as DIY, home improvement and remodeling projects. His furniture projects are both practical and beautiful...

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Oct. 15, 2021

SPECIAL: Scary movies with Ethan James, The Honest Carpenter. (Ep 15)

Just having a little fun this week with Ethan James of The Honest Carpenter channel. When he was on episode 4, I discovered that he's as big a fan of horror movies as I am, so I HAD to invite …

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Oct. 8, 2021

It's Halloween all year: The Wicked Makers (Ep 14)

Jaime Nakae and Jay Grenier are the couple behind Wicked Makers, a DIY YouTube channel largely devoted to making spooky props and decorations for Halloween. And although all these projects are super professional looking, they are all very approachable...

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