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 yard…

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…

044 Blaise in Trees Using an Alaskan Mill to Supplement Your Tree Business

Blaise Brogan started cutting trees when he left school at 16 years. He was working for various tree companies and eventually started his own. He first bought a middle skid steer boxer machine which he’d imported from America. He was impressed with the first product he made and decided it was something he could actually…

041 Old Technology- Growing Your Wood Business with an Alaskan Mill

How Zach got started Zach, from Old Technology, got started when his friends in the tree service started giving him the trees they were removing from properties. He first invested in a chainsaw mill to start milling these trees, then bought a kiln for drying and is now producing his own furniture from his wood….