Scott Enloe Interview: The Business of Woodworking

In this video, Scott Enloe, a woodwright from Great Falls, Montana, gives some insight into his business and shares with us some good advice on the business of woodworking. 

You can see Scott's gallery of work at www.ScottsBoatWorks.com. He does some pretty nice work building everything from fine furniture to strip canoes that have been featured in Playboy Magazine. Bet I got your attention now, don't I?

Strip Canoe...Playboy...it's just too funny but true:)

OK, let's stay focused here.

Scott has achieved a high level of craftsmanship in his work and is recognized by the Montana Circle of American Masters. 

When you check out Scott's site be sure to drop him a line and say "Thanks" for taking the time to share with us about his woodworking business and giving insightful advice. I had never met Scott until I introduced myself at SummerFair and asked for an interview. He is a really great guy, and shared freely simply because I asked.

So let's get on with it! I hope you enjoy the video and find it helpful.

Other videos in this series:

Ep. 34 How I Sell My Woodworking

Ep. 35 Brad Bernhart Interview

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Todd A. Clippinger

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Brad Bernhart Interview: The Business of Woodworking

I this video, woodworker Brad Bernhart of Red Lodge, Montana shares a little about his business, the importance of lean manufacturing, and where he sells his work. 

Check out Brad's website www.EarlyWoodDesigns.com to see his wonderfully designed and custom made kitchen utensils. Take note: his site is a great example of what a good website should be for a business.

When you check out his site, drop Brad a line saying "Thanks" for the great information that he has generously shared. I did not previously know Brad until I met him at SummerFair and asked him for an interview. I think it would be awesome to let him know that he has helped us out with his information and time as he shared some solid business information.

This video is part of a series where we are exploring how different woodworkers run their business and sell their work.

Other videos in this series: 

Ep 34 How I Sell My Woodworking Projects

Ep 36 Scott Enloe Interview

I hope you enjoy the video, find it helpful, and informative.

Your friend in the shop-

Todd A. Clippinger

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How I Sell My Woodworking Projects

In this video I answer one of the most common questions that I get from woodworkers: How do I sell my woodworking projects?

Since I can offer only one point of view and experience, I also interviewed 3 other woodworkers and will release what they share in the next videos that follow.

Even though we are all woodworkers, we all build different things and have different experiences in selling our items. This will provide a lot more information and inspiration to anybody looking to sell their woodworking projects. 

For those interested in reading woodworking business magazines I recommend WoodShop News and Cabinet Maker FDM.  These magazines directly address the business of woodworking and manufacturing. 

If you are interested in becoming part of a professional community of online woodworkers, I recommend WoodWeb. Warning: WoodWeb is very strict about members being professional woodworkers and wood shops, hobbyists are ejected and blocked. There are plenty of online communities dedicated to hobby woodworkers so WoodWeb has worked hard to keep itself the best destination for pro's to gather and support each other. 

Stay tuned for the next 3 videos in this series where each woodworker shares information about their business which will inspire and inform others looking to sell their woodworking projects.

Other Videos in this series:

Ep. 35 Brad Bernhart Interview

Ep. 36 Scott Enloe Interview

I hope you enjoy the video and find it helpful.

Your friend in the shop,

Todd A. Clippinger

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Demystifying Door Construction

Constructing passage doors can seem intimidating. In this video I share with you how I built a custom door and demystify the process of door construction. 

One of the ideas that I really want to impress on everybody is this: Don't be intimidated by new projects. Consider this when approaching a new project; most of the woodworking actions needed for it, you have done on other projects. By recognizing this, you create the mindset that you need to build something which seems intimidating such as a door. 

I hope you enjoy and find the video helpful.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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The Work of Andy Parent

In my last post, I shared a bit about how other artists influence my work and I introduced the readers to my friend, Andy Parent, as a good example. 

After that post, I received some emails asking to see a finished photo of the King's Chair. So I asked Andy and he finally sent me some images of the finished project. 

Thanks to Andy for sending me the images, I can now share with you some more of his creative works.

Actually, Andy made 2 King's Chairs to go at the end of the pool table. In this image, you can also see the chandeliers that Andy made and the lights on the wall between the chairs. 

Andy also did some fireplace chairs. In this image you can also see several of his other pieces such as the fireplace mantle, bar stools, sconce light, and metal framing for the panes in the cabinetry seen in the background. 

The fireplace chairs have an interesting feature designed into them, the backs fold down to create larger sitting areas when the clients have parties. 

So what I can say is this; to help stimulate your creative thought process, surround yourself with creative people, even if they don't work in the same medium as yourself.

All images in this post are the property of Andy Parent of Iron Ox Inc. and used with his permission. To see more of Andy's work visit IronOxUSA.com

Until next time - Be safe in your own shop!

Your friend in the shop,

Todd A. Clippinger

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