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The Pro Woodshop Podcast is for busy woodworkers who sell their work, but are spending way too much time, money, and energy trying to meet the demand. You will receive systematized ways for you to increase your production, maximize efficiency in your shop, and ultimately increase your profits.

The Pro Woodshop Podcast is for busy woodworkers who sell their work, but are spending way too much time, money, and energy trying to meet the demand. You will receive systematized ways for you to increase your production, maximize efficiency in your shop, and ultimately increase your profits.
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The Pro Woodshop Podcast is for busy woodworkers who sell their work, but are spending way too much time, money, and energy trying to meet the demand. You will receive systematized ways for you to increase your production, maximize efficiency in your shop, and ultimately increase your profits.

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English


Episodes

Billing, Collection, & Prioritizing Payments for your Woodshop

11/2/2019
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In today's episode we talk with Mac Sheldon. Mac is a business consultant for trades based businesses. He also is the US distributor and co-developer of the Panto-Router joint making system (pantorouter.com). In this interview we talk about managing cash flow for your business, dealing with employees, training systems, and much more.

Duration:00:45:02

Maintenance for Woodshop Tools

10/26/2019
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If your shop struggles to get a maintenance schedule in place, you are not alone. By spending a few minutes a day and some time each week, you can set up a maintenance program. This small investment will help you to avoid downtime and costly emergency repairs. You can also lower power bills, provide user safety, have more accurate tools that last longer, and hold more resale value. Equipment care doesn’t happen on its own, it has to become part of the culture of your shop.

Duration:00:18:43

Plywood Grading & Ordering

10/19/2019
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This episode goes deep into plywood! We cover plywood construction, how veneers are made, plywood safety, plywood grades explained simply, defects, how to order plywood, and applications.

Duration:00:17:39

Hardwood Grading & Ordering

10/12/2019
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In this episode we’re going to learn how hardwood lumber is graded. Nick goes over the basics of a board foot and the six grades of hardwood lumber. Finally, Nick talks about ordering and how understanding lumber grading can save your business a lot of money.

Duration:00:15:11

Finding the Right Lumber Supplier

10/5/2019
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Starting with this episode, we’re doing a three part series on lumber. Throughout the series we’ll cover sourcing lumber, lumber and plywood grading, calculating board footage, ordering, and pricing. Today we're talking about sourcing lumber. Most woodworkers, from novice to experienced, are continually on the lookout for the best lumber sourcing options. In this episode we’re going to go over getting a resale certificate, finding a lumberyard, alternative supplier options, and finally,...

Duration:00:14:07

Shop Talk with Luke Frisch

9/28/2019
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Nick interviews Luke Frisch of Hazel Burr Designs. Luke is a custom furniture maker in LaCrosse, WI. They talk about the beginnings of Hazel Burr, Luke's passion for the craft, the design process, custom ordering process, finding customers, and the shop. They talk about how their mistakes have taught them and made them better woodworkers. We learn what tools have proved most useful for Luke and his goals for the future of his business.

Duration:00:23:56

Getting Jig-gy With It

9/21/2019
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In this episode, Nick talks jigs! We learn the difference between a jig and fixture and why you need them both. He covers why you need to be specializing your operations and how you can be set up to make jigs when the inspiration strikes.

Duration:00:23:56

Dust Collector Deep Dive

9/14/2019
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In this episode, Nick breaks down dust collection. We learn about the Cyclone style two stage and the single stage collectors. He covers the pros and cons of each and how they perform best in a variety of situations.

Duration:00:19:13

5 Steps to Avoid Burnout

9/14/2019
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We all face times in our business when we burn out. In this episode, Nick shares his favorite ways to combat fatigue. Learn how to keep yourself sharp, so you can perform your best in your shop and business.

Duration:00:14:19

Introduction to the Pro Woodshop Podcast

9/7/2019
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Your host, Nick Xensen, shares stories about his background leading to the professional woodworking world.

Duration:00:07:09