058 Knock On Wood Custom On How He’s Growing His Business

How He Got His Start Today, we’re talking to Justin Pruitt of Knock on Wood Custom. Justin came into the ownership of Knock on Wood by happenstance. It was four years ago that he met with an older gentleman to help him with some sawing work. It was at this moment that he fell in…

054 Having a small wood craft business with Stephen Beaulac of SB Design Co

HOW THE BUSINESS STARTED. Today we’re talking with Stephen Beaulac of SB Design Co. Stephen has always been interested in building things with wood and loves spending hours in his shop creating. Planning to retire from his day job in November, he plans on pursuing his woodworking business full time. Stephen says that the look…

052 Building a Cargo Ship With A Granberg Chainsawmill with Sail Cargo

HOW THE BUSINESS STARTED Today, we have Danielle of Sail Cargo. She started out as a tall ship sailor, then later came up with an idea to build a full wood cargo-only sailing vessel. This was an inspiration from another vessel she experienced in which she loved their concept and mission. She went ahead and…

Joshua Blewett

049 Joshua Blewett on Making a Living Selling Slabs and as A Chainsaw Artist

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashinc/Episode_049_Edited.mp3 HOW THE BUSINESS STARTED Joshua Blewett is an artist who has been creating wood carvings and sculptures for 25 years. As a kid, he used to love drawing and painting. His stepfather is a wood carver and was the first professional artist he’d ever seen. Joshua used to help him with carvings and this…

047 Running a Thriving Urban Lumber Business with Pacific Coast Lumber

  BACKGROUND Today we have Sean O’Brien from Pacific Coast Lumber. The business is located in San Luis Bispo, California right between LA and San Francisco on the Coast. The business has been around for almost 23 years but Sean bought it only 2 ½ years ago from Don Seawater. Dan owned a commercial lumber…

046 Starting Your Own Furniture Business with Of Earth Furniture

HOW THE BUSINESS STARTED Today, we have Matthew from Of Earth Furniture. Matthew has been in the  wood working industry for over 20 years now. At 17, he started doing custom wood turning while working under a certain gentleman for 4 years. He acquired great skills and work ethic from this mentors experience. After turning…