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Everyday Woodworking

Everyday Woodworking

By Ricky Fitzpatrick

Everyday Woodworking is a podcast for smart discussions about the craft, business and love of woodworking, both as a hobby and a profession.
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The History of the Alaskan Chainsaw Mill
The History of the Alaskan Chainsaw Mill
The idea of milling my own lumber has always been a romantic idea. But it's just so expensive to own your own saw mill! But if you could do some back yard lumber milling for say, $200-300…now we're talking. And that’s exactly what were going to talk about today. The Alaskan Chainsaw Mill! *** Hey, don't forget to check out the Show Notes over at www.applevalleyfarmga.com. They're full of helpful links to even more Chainsaw Mill info, plus lots of Affiliate Links to purchasing your own mill from Amazon. Thanks for your support! ***
13:42
January 03, 2023
Roy Underhill from The Woodwright's Shop Interview
Roy Underhill from The Woodwright's Shop Interview
What a thrill to finally share this interview with the amazing Roy Underhill of The Woodwright's Shop! Having been a lifelong fan of the show on PBS, you can imagine the excitement around here when we got the thumbs up for this show. Join us as we chat with Roy and talk about his TV show, The Woodwright's School and his philosophy on woodworking with hand tools. You don't want to miss this one! And for even more about Roy, you can find him online at https://www.woodwrightschool.com Apple Valley Farm – http://applevalleyfarmga.com/ Apple Valley Farm YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/AppleValleyFarmGA Everyday Woodworking on Anchor.com - https://anchor.fm/everydaywoodworking Join our new FB group over at https://www.facebook.com/groups/everydaywoodworking Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AppleValleyFarmGA Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/applevalleyfarmga FeedSpot - https://blog.feedspot.com/woodworking_podcasts/ Riverside.fm - https://tinyurl.com/riverside-ricky Click the link to learn more about purchasing an Audible Gift Membership for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months from Amazon. A fantastic gift for not only the Holidays, but any time of the year! - https://amzn.to/3CU7o6T We also couldn’t make the Everyday Woodworking podcast happen without a LOT of help from our friends behind the scenes. Thanks to the folks at https://www.online-convert.com/ for helping us convert our files into the formats we need. PhotoScissors for helping us with part of our graphic design tasks for Thumbnails and cover art. - https://photoscissors.com/ And Infinite thanks to the Audacity family. For helping us put it all together in the greatest audio production software on the planet. - https://www.audacityteam.org/ The music for our Season Three podcast intro and outro is from the song Blue Vibes, by guitarist Michael Kobrin, courtesy of Pixabay. - https://pixabay.com/music/modern-blues-blues-vibes-100-bpm-michael-kobrin-3780/ ProWash Ad music - All My Shuffling - Silent Partner. All rights reserved. Used with permission. https://youtu.be/XLxIqdWsveU EW Patreon Ad music – Punky from https://www.bensound.com Apple Valley Cornhole Ad music – Dirty Rock – Twisterium. Courtesy of Pixabay. - https://pixabay.com/music/introoutro-dirty-rock-5896/
46:25
August 07, 2022
Everyday Woodworking Know Yourself S3 Ep1
Everyday Woodworking Know Yourself S3 Ep1
Everyday Woodworking Know Yourself S3 Ep1
07:12
July 22, 2022
Benchtop Planer Comparison
Benchtop Planer Comparison
Today, we’re looking at…Benchtop Planers! I’m going to really kick the hornet’s nest and look as objectively as I can at some of the most popular “lunchbox” style planers on the market. It’s going to be fun though. So grab a cold one and join us as we do our Benchtop Planer Comparison…right here on Everyday Woodworking. Today’s Contenders include: DeWalt DW734 Ridgid R4331 Craftsman CMEW320 Ryobi AP 1305 Delta 22-555 Bauer 1621 E-B
44:41
October 18, 2021
The Woodsmith Shop Q&A
The Woodsmith Shop Q&A
This week, we’ve got my Q&A with Phil Huber and Chris Fitch, hosts of the PBS television series, The Woodsmith Shop. To say I left this conversation with some new information would definitely be an understatement. It was fun. It was educational. And frankly, it really inspired me in my work ethic and the way I approach not just my business, but the craft of woodworking. And I have no doubt that it’s going to be one for the books for you guys too! Get ready for a heapin' helpin' of awesomeness...right here, on Everyday Woodworking!
52:11
October 10, 2021
Woodworking Projects That Sell...Or Not
Woodworking Projects That Sell...Or Not
If you’re a woodworker and you sell your work, then this episode is for you. Let’s get out our Google crystal ball and take a look at "Woodworking Projects That Sell". You'll get about 25 gagillion search results, all promising you a guaranteed look at a list of sure-fire money makers that will practically have customers throwing money at you! Well let's back up and take a hard look at what WON'T sell and what really is LIKELY to sell. You don’t want to miss this one…right here, on Everyday Woodworking.
46:23
September 28, 2021
Essential Woodworking Books - S2 Ep 4
Essential Woodworking Books - S2 Ep 4
If you search Amazon for “Woodworking” books, you’ll get over 60,000 results! But what if you had to whittle that list down to just a few Essential Woodworking Books? That’s what we’re up to today...right here, on Everyday Woodworking.
29:01
September 19, 2021
Where Do You Learn New Woodworking Skills?
Where Do You Learn New Woodworking Skills?
One of the most common questions we get asked is some variation of “How did you learn to do this?” So today, we'll look at eight great ways to learn or improve woodworking skills, right here on Everyday Woodworking.
24:54
September 12, 2021
Parent Pickup Line #3 - Steve Burns and Blue's Clues
Parent Pickup Line #3 - Steve Burns and Blue's Clues
Our PPL topic today is about the strange but warm & fuzzy reappearance of Blue's Clues host Steve Burns. What is up with that? Join us here as we chat it out in the Parent Pickup Line today, right here on Everyday Woodworking.
10:15
September 11, 2021
S2 Ep1 - Heating and Cooling Your Shop
S2 Ep1 - Heating and Cooling Your Shop
Most woodworkers have only a minimal setup for heat or AC in their workspace. Join us today as we explore affordable options for heating and cooling the small shop. Right here on Season 2 of Everyday Woodworking!
37:39
September 06, 2021
Parent Pickup Line #2 - MDF In the Shop
Parent Pickup Line #2 - MDF In the Shop
We are back in the parent pick up line with another short episode for you. Today we’re talking about MDF in the shop. Do you love it? Do you hate it? I’ll tell you what I know about this pretty amazing woodworking product.
11:23
August 31, 2021
Thoughts From the Parent Pickup Line #1
Thoughts From the Parent Pickup Line #1
Thoughts are random and wandering here in the parent pick up line. Join me for a little pick up line schooling!
12:24
August 28, 2021
I Don't Want to Grow Our Business
I Don't Want to Grow Our Business
Welcome to our Small Business Brainstorming episode! Today we're talking about why I have the crazy idea that we do NOT want to grow our woodworking business. Join us for all the juicy details right here, on Everyday Woodworking!
23:08
August 26, 2021
Tools I Can't Live Without #1
Tools I Can't Live Without #1
Every small shop woodworker has a tool or tools that they just can’t live without. And that’s what we’re looking at today. So join us to find out more…right here, on Everyday Woodworking.
24:11
July 11, 2021
Top Ten Favorite TV Fathers
Top Ten Favorite TV Fathers
As we celebrate Father’s Day, we’re going to take a brief look at my Top Ten Favorite TV Fathers! Will your favorites make the cut? You never can tell…unless you hang out with us right here, on Everyday Woodworking.
32:32
June 20, 2021
Ten Tips For Enjoying Your Vacation
Ten Tips For Enjoying Your Vacation
It seems like every year, when vacation time rolls around, we are just mentally ready to do anything other than work. But it’s so hard! And that’s what I wanted to talk with you about this week. 10 Tips For Enjoying Your Vacation. So comin’ at you live, from the beach…join us right here, on Everyday Woodworking.
15:32
June 08, 2021
Woodworking Myths #2
Woodworking Myths #2
This week, Everyday Woodworking is tackling more of your favorite Woodworking Myths. Join us as we take a look at some common myths, folklore and shop stories and see what is fact and what is fiction. From pocketholes and heartpine, to wood splitting and tape measure tricks. Well see you…right here, on Everyday Woodworking.
27:49
May 31, 2021
My Grandfather's Tools
My Grandfather's Tools
If you’re like me, then you’ve got a dad or a grandfather that was just larger than life. He was or is your hero. And chances are, there’s a shop, full of the smells of things that have been built or worked on, little jars of screws and nails, scraps of things that might get used “some day”, and a whole bunch of tools that you just can’t buy anymore. That’s me and my granddaddy’s tools. They’re more than just a bunch of tools that have a logical purpose. But they’re touchstones of a man and the era that he represented. And there’s no amount of money that would make me part ways with them. So come hang out with me for a few minutes and we’ll take a trip back as we talk about My Grandfather’s Tools…right here, on everyday woodworking.
30:39
May 24, 2021
Turning Your Woodworking Hobby Into A Business
Turning Your Woodworking Hobby Into A Business
This week’s show covers a subject that I get asked about all the time. And that is…How you can make the leap from hobbyist to business owner, as a woodworker. And it seems like a daunting task, but it really isn’t. However, it’s not something I think you should take lightly. And with that in mind, I want to talk a little about how we did it, and then give you some tips about how you can do the same. So join us for all that and more...right here on Everyday Woodworking!
36:32
May 21, 2021
Five Tools Every Woodworker Must Have
Five Tools Every Woodworker Must Have
What are the absolute essential tools that you need in your shop? Could we possibly narrow a list down to just five absolutely essential tools that every woodworker must have in their shop!? Let’s poke the bear and see what we can stir up. ;) 
27:10
May 10, 2021
Woodworking Myths #1
Woodworking Myths #1
The world of woodworking is full of tips and “rules” that may or may not be factual. Well, that’s where we are today. We’re going to have a little fun, but also seriously look at a few Woodworking Myths and we'll set them straight, once and for all...right here on Everyday Woodworking.
22:34
May 01, 2021
Security In Your Small Shop
Security In Your Small Shop
As woodworkers, invest a lot of money in tools and materials. No…we invest a huge PERCENTAGE of our money into tools and materials. So one of the absolute most important things you can do is to protect your stuff. Today on Everyday Woodworking, we’re going to take a look at implementing Shop Security. What can you do that’s either free or inexpensive? How much does security cost? And how much do you really need?
22:19
April 18, 2021
Listener Q&A #1
Listener Q&A #1
Today it's all about our listeners! (Ahem, as always!) We're taking questions from you and sharing our infinite woodworking knowledge to help make your shop life better. Join us as we talk about what shoes to wear in the shop, raising the grain, shou sugi ban, and lots more.
29:06
April 11, 2021
How To Choose A Table Saw
How To Choose A Table Saw
In today’s show, we’ll be looking at what many believe is THE most important tool you will ever buy for your shop. The Table Saw. And this week, we’ll talk about How To Choose A Table Saw for your small shop. I can’t wait to this on with you! So be sure to join us for all that and more, right here, on Everyday Woodworking.
27:21
March 29, 2021
Feng Shui In The Shop
Feng Shui In The Shop
In today’s show, get ready for a look at Feng Shui In the Shop. Regardless of what you believe about the practice of Feng Shui, there are some great lessons to be learned in it about organization and taking steps to think about how you work. And I can’t wait to share it all with you. Be sure to join us for all that and more, right here, on Everyday Woodworking.
26:22
March 22, 2021
Budgeting For A Small Shop
Budgeting For A Small Shop
In today’s show…it’s all about the money! Join us as we talk about how you can establish a budget for your small shop, how you can stick to it, and ways to responsibly afford all those cool new toys! Be sure to join us for all that and more, right here, on Everyday Woodworking.
25:40
March 16, 2021
Setting Up A Small Shop #1
Setting Up A Small Shop #1
In today’s show, we start a brand new series on Setting Up A Small Shop. You may be setting up your first “proper” shop, or maybe your existing shop needs some revamping. Either way, this is going to be a great deep dive that will help you make it rock, without spending a ton of dough. Be sure to join us, right here, on Everyday Woodworking.
15:35
March 03, 2021
Do You Need A CNC?
Do You Need A CNC?
In today’s show, we take a quick but hard look at CNC Machines. What are they and do you need one. You don’t want to miss this episode, chock full of lots of great tool info and how you can make the best decision for you and your Everyday Woodworking setup.
20:50
February 23, 2021
The Best Place To Buy Bargain Tools - Home Depot
The Best Place To Buy Bargain Tools - Home Depot
In today’s show, we continue our look at The Best Places To Buy Bargain Tools. And we’re taking a look at every guy’s favorite place to wander aimlessly through the orange aisles…Home Depot! You won’t want to miss this episode, just chock full of tons of rich info and tips to help you stretch your power tool dollars.
18:37
February 15, 2021
Private Buys - The Best Places To Buy Bargain Tools
Private Buys - The Best Places To Buy Bargain Tools
Join us as we continue to talk about The Best Places To Buy Bargain Tools. This week's show is all about "Private Buys"...things like online marketplaces (Facebook, Craigslist, etc), classified ads, and my favorite, neighbors, friends and family. (The music we use here on EW comes to us courtesy of our friends at Purple Planet Music. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com ) Apple Valley Farm website - http://www.applevalleyfarmga.com  Apple Valley Farm YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/AppleValleyFarmGA Everyday Woodworking on Anchor.com - https://anchor.fm/everydaywoodworking Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AppleValleyFarmGA Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/applevalleyfarmga
15:03
February 08, 2021
Garage Sales - The Best Place To Buy Bargain Tools
Garage Sales - The Best Place To Buy Bargain Tools
Today’s show continues our series on The Best Places To Buy Bargain Tools. Today, we look at Garage Sales…or as we call them here in the South, Yard Sales. Actually we rednecks prefer the term "God's Marketplace"! :) We'll be talking about "horse trading" and getting the most for your money, plus we'll share our Top Ten ways to weed out the junk and find those diamonds in the rough. All this, and more, right here on Everyday Woodworking! If you like our podcast or this episode, and it was helpful or valuable to you then please... Leave us a Review Tell a Friend Subscribe to the EW Podcast Email us with your thoughts, suggestions and questions As always, have an amazing day, and thank you! (The music we use here on EW comes to us courtesy of our friends at Purple Planet Music. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com )
16:04
February 04, 2021
The Best Places To Buy Bargain Tools - Harbor Freight
The Best Places To Buy Bargain Tools - Harbor Freight
We are so pumped to post Part One of our The Best Places To Buy Bargain Tools series. We're kicking things off with our favorite tool store...Harbor Freight. Whether you love or hate the Freight, you've got to join us as we talk about the merits of HF as a source for your affordable power tools.
12:19
January 25, 2021
Buy Cheap and Treat ‘Em Well
Buy Cheap and Treat ‘Em Well
We all have visions of a million dollar shop stocked with the best and coolest tools. Right? But if you’re like us, you might have to deal with a little different reality! Join us today for a quick look at how we do the best work we can with the best tools we can afford. And then, how to make this babies last!
09:36
January 18, 2021