What’s it like turning hobbies into businesses?
Seattle is a great place for woodworking and wine making. And Tom Stangeland does both. Separately. He’s just a multi-talented craftsman who likes to turn hobbies into businesses.
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What’s it like designing furniture?
Darrel Peart was inspired by watching his great-grandfather do carpentry. But his own woodworking career began by making hanging planters that he sold in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. His early success meant he had no time to learn more advanced skills. So he stopped selling, got a job in a cabinet shop, and began the process of getting the skills that make him a popular furniture designer, builder, teacher and writer.
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What’s it like being a wood whisperer?
What happens when you whisper at wood? When Marc Spagnuolo does it, it talks back…but in a nice way. He gave up working in a lab or cubicle for the adventure of starting a podcast on woodworking. Even more surprising is that his wife supported his efforts. And the show has been a hit. Marc’s advice: buy your equipment before you leave your day job. To check out Marc’s site click here.
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