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…

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053 Adding Lumber Milling To Your Landscaping Business with Pottage Sawmill

HOW THE BUSINESS STARTED. Today, we have Dan Pottage of Pottage Sawmill. Dan started out as a landscaper, but being based in Alberta, Canada the cold wouldn’t allow him to do landscaping as much as he wanted. Instead, he took classes and started working in tree removal. Starting with the Grandberg mill, he began milling…

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…

Jarrod Rodgers

051 Making a Viral Sawmill Video With Jarrod Rodgers

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashinc/Episode_051_Edited.mp3   HOW THE BUSINESS STARTED Still working a day job, Jarrod Rodgers considers himself an “extreme hobbyist”. Completely self-taught, Jarrod deals in woodworking, commision work,  and also chainsaw milling. Chainsaw milling was something that Jarrod stumbled into almost by accident. When asked by a client for a “live edge” coffee table, Jarrod made his…

050 Jennifer Alger on Joining The Urban Lumber Movement

Jennifer Alger on Joining the Urban Lumber Movement In an effort to save our natural resources and cut down on waste, Jennifer Alger started the Urban Lumber Network. The Network is a coalition formed by people who share the same idea of not wanting to see the wood and natural resources that we have current…

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…