Is this your full time job?
Yes. Thank you to all of those who have showed their support!
How can I make a living woodworking?
I have never made my primary income by woodworking so I can’t offer any advice here. My income comes from website advertising, video advertising, paid plan sales, an occasional paypal donation, and another online side job that I have. None of which bring in anything to brag about but combined they do pay the bills and provide for my family.
What camera equipment do you use?
How do you fund your projects and videos?
Currently I do not make projects to sell them. My shop, website, and projects are all funded by the income mentioned above.
I really appreciate what you do. How can I show my support?
If you would like to show your support at no cost at all to you you can do so by commenting and sharing anything on this website. That’s what has the greatest impact on helping me keep this ball rolling. But ONLY if you actually like the content. If you would like to directly help support my videos and website you can do so by either purchasing one of my detailed paid plans or using the PayPal donate button at the bottom of every page. Every bit is much appreciated and helps me to continue to provide free content.
How much do you sell your benches and picnic tables for?
I currently do not sell my projects and it has actually been quite a while since I made one of my 4′ sitting benches. Before I started this website and my YouTube channel I did sell quite a few of them on a regular basis though. Most people tell me I’m crazy after hearing this but keep in mind that I live in Mississippi which is the poorest state in the USA. I sold a non treated, non stained and sealed 4′ bench for $40. Add $15-$20 for treated lumber or water sealer. I sold my strong 6′ picnic tables for $150-$175 sealed and ready to go.
How much should I charge to make this for someone?
I cannot price another individual’s labor. Obviously you have to cover the materials cost so there’s no help needed there. Above that it’s purely up to how much you value your time. I will say this though; I’d rather not have a sale than under-bid my time.
Is your shop in your home?
My current shop is in my 2 car garage. My previous shop, which is in most of my old videos, was in an old run down apartment. I was maintenance at an apartment complex so I was able to use an old apartment.
Do your neighbors complain about noise? (My old apartment shop)
The old apartment shop was in a 4 unit building. Two on top and two on bottom. My shop is in the bottom left unit. The other bottom unit is for appliance storage. The one directly above me is our model apartment. And the one top right of the shop is rented to a nice family. They said they couldnt hear anything at all. Out of courtesy I did not run any of the power tools after 9pm though. My current shop is in my 2 car garage and I’m lucky enough to only have one neighbor that lives across the street. They haven’t mentioned anything to me about noise.
What video editing program do you use?
When I was running Linux I used KDEnlive and it worked great. I built a video editing PC which doesn’t play well with KDEnlive so I had to switch to the Windows where I use Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12. There are plenty of “better” versions of video editing software such as Sony Vegas and Adobe Premiere Pro but what I’m using does everything I want it to do. If it’s not broke why fix it, right?
Why do we see a bunch of Detroit sports gear if you are in Mississippi?
I was born and raised just west of Detroit in Livonia Michigan. I’m a big Lions and RedWings fan. I’m not too fond of baseball and unfortunately the Pistons aren’t worth watching anymore.
I have a question about one of your tools…
I wrote articles on some of my tools already. Here they are:
- My Grizzly G0555LANV bandsaw
- My drill press
- My bad experience with a Ridgid R4512 table saw
- My same bad experience with a Grizzly G0715P table saw the week after the Ridgid.
- My current Grizzly G0690 table saw
- My Harbor Freight dust collector (no longer used due to an upgrade)
- My DeWalt DW735 planer