Essential Craftsman Podcast

In depth discussion of Essential Craftsman videos, related topics, and the spec house series.

Also casual and deeper dive conversations with tradesmen, business owners, and lots of other experts across various areas of craftsmanship, hobby, and lifestyles.

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Nate talks with Danny about the amazing benefits of getting a welding education at Western Welding Academy.   0:00 Intro 3:08 Western Welding Academy 4:58 Options 6:52 Types of welding 9:53 Pipelines,...
May 10, 2022
Nate and Nick discuss the best ways to acquire basic tools and knowledge needed to get started creating and building projects.   0:12 Intro 1:23 Mailing list 4:58 Welding 6:35 Engines & equipment ...
April 29, 2022
Nate talks with Alex about building his YouTube channel, his philosophy of work and family, and his current projects.   0:00 Intro 2:11 Current projects 5:37 Take it apart 10:46 Learning in public 13:...
April 18, 2022
Nate talks with Todd Taylor about starting and growing his landscaping equipment repair business Mow Power in Mesa, Arizona. They discuss the growth of the company, employees, business debt and so muc...
April 11, 2022
Nate interviews Joe about his experience doing underwater construction/commercial diving while in the Navy, and his current involvement with the Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute union, the local...
April 4, 2022
Nate talks with Eric Cup of Bridgewater Studios, a one-of-a-kind fabricating company using 3D printing and many of the skills that people in the trades use. Fabrication meets craftsmanship meets art. ...
March 21, 2022
Nate chats with Scott about his 20 years experience making custom jewelry, where he gets his inspiration and his current projects.   0:00 Intro 1:00 Industry 3:07 Metal prices 5:24 Trends v timeless 7...
March 14, 2022
Nate chats with Andrew Houston and Jay Carter about their efforts to help contractors and people in the trades get into a mindset that helps build their business.   0:00 Intro 0:59 Automation 4:12 Dec...
March 7, 2022
Nate and Scott chat with Alec about his start in blacksmithing at a very young age, the confidence, knowledge and skill he exhibits, and the future of his brand.   0:00 Intro 0:42 Background 5:44 ECs ...
March 3, 2022
Nate chats with Bob about his new product, the Skate Plate, how he developed it, the benefits of using it, and the patent, manufacturing and distribution of the product.   0:00 Intro 3:40 Trade shows ...
February 28, 2022

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