On today’s show we’re talking about How Woodworking has changed in the last decade, building a door, the future of furniture design, the Handworks show, table top glueups, and installing the Turbo Vise.
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- Marc & Matt give a WorkbenchCon recap
- Check out the guys from “We Built a Thing“
How woodworking has changed in the past 10 years.
- “Video podcasts” died and podcasts became audio only
- iTunes lost all relevance for user-generated video
- A conference like WOrkbnech Con exists and is thriving.
- CnC is accessible and in-use by hobbyists
- More tools acceptable yet also not
- Big shops are A-OK
- “How dare you use the Domino” became “why don’t you just use the domino?”
- Epoxy went from adhesive to building material
- Slabs became overvalued
- Finishing got easier
- Influencer marketing took hold
- Woodworking Magazines are completely irrelevant
- Woodworkers became “makers”
- People feel pressured to monetize their hobby
- YouTube channel/IG has become the new business card. People I meet saying “ I don’t have a YouTube channel or anything”
- Viewers are much more jaded to advertising
- Free tools are easier than ever to get
- But still impossible to get sponsorship from hand tool companies
- Books went out now slowing coming back
- workbenches got fancier
- blogs are dead…yet lumberjocks is still a thing
- we have more glue options
Voicemails & Emails
- Tyler has an exterior front door question
- Brodie wonders what direction the future of furniture design will take
- Christian asks is the trip to Handworks is worth it
- Anonymous asks about a table top glue up
- Gordon asks if an inner jaw spanning his split top bench is necessary with an end vise
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