Scott Foster is a long time friend of Ben Myers (Myers Woodshop). They've gone to the same college (Harding University) and played Lacrosse together. Scott is from Soldotna, Alaska, where he runs a construction company with his father and older brother. The main focus is heavy equipment, such as excavators and dozers. Foster construction is a small company that focuses on roads, foundations, and earth moving. Scott walks us through the ins and outs of the construction business and the unique challenges working in Alaska is like (dark all day?!). Join the guys as we talk all things Alaska with Scott!
Episode 21 - Force Ghost
We're back! Our first episode of 2021! They guys are back after a 6 month hiatus. Coty, Brian, and Ben discuss all the Major (and there are some MAJOR) changes since we last heard from them. Coty is no longer doing woodwork full time, Ben is no longer in his tiny shop, and Brian...well, he's still Brian. There's only one.
e have a special guest from the past rejoin us and join the podcast as a host from now on! Peter from @rowdyromanfire is now a host! We hope you enjoy this one and we plan to have more episodes way more frequently.
Special thanks to our ONE patreon member, stoneflynets!
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Episode 20 - Failure Is Ok
We're back after a few months hiatus! Coty, Brian, and Ben sit down and catch up on what's been going on since the last episode and you won't believe the change Coty's had.
Brians Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FierySquirrelArt
Get a fiery squirrel art t-shirt! : https://teespring.com/stores/fierysquirrelart
Coty's new realty Instagram @sellingarkansas
Episode 19 - The Wood Sorcerer
Our first GIVEAWAY! Listen for a chance to win some FREE Microjig products!
If you're a woodworker, you're going to love this episode! We talk with Morgan Hop (shortened because we can't spell or pronounce his full last name). Morgan is the content director for Microjig, a world leader in woodworking tools. He creates all the content, from packaging, social media, instructional and product videos, and YouTube content. If you've seen anything Microjig, then you've probably seen Morgan. From his humble beginnings as a model to his transition to a one man videography crew, we learn a little behind the scenes of what it takes to create content from a company perspective.
This is our first episode with the 4th guest via Zoom. Unfortunately, Covid affects us all. Be safe friends!
You can find Morgan on Instagram here : https://www.instagram.com/morganhop/
Check out Microjig here : https://www.microjig.com/
Episode 18 - Jack Of One Trade
Jack Henderson is a trim carpenter. He talks a lot about 'shoeing' a house. He's also buying a house and giving first time home buyers some tips of what to do.
Brian is making bugs on the laser.
Coty is making a barn door and a lamp.
Ben is cutting some samples on the laser and making a enclosure for the Onefinity CNC.
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Episode 17 - My Life Is Optional
AJ is an artist that teaches art. She prefers teaching children because they have a more open mind. In the summer she usually runs art camps. Covid 19 is throwing a wrench in the plans. Find out what she's going to do in it's place. She own's a tractor but isn't a farmer. She runs AJ's art studio.
Coty gets a new CNC in the shop, a Onefinity CNC, just like Ben got a few weeks ago.
We find out that no only is Brian's grades optional, his whole life is.
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Episode 16 - Spaceships
On this episode we have woodworker Brett Gordon from Gordons Woodshop.
Brett is a....well, it's something with farms and plants, full time employee and does woodworking as a hobby. He doesn't have robots in the shop (much to Bens dismay) but he does use a combination of power tools and hand tools.
Coty makes a chess set for some famous guy.
Brian draws spaceships in pen....or pencil? Oh, and his grades are literally worthless.
Ben cuts metal at ridiculous speeds on his new Onefinity CNC.
Watch this video on YouTube!
Find Brett on instagram : https://www.instagram.com/gordons_woodshop/
Episode 15 - Social Distancing
When the Covid-19 Virus locks down the world you hang out with your best friends. Since we can't be around other people, there's no guest host this time. Ben, Brian, And Coty discuss how the virus and its extraordinary circumstances affect their businesses.
Ben's wife Molly also decided to start a book blog. https://www.leggingsandliterature.com/
rian cannot teach remotely because he has no internet on his phone or at home.
Be safe, Stay Happy, Hope. - The Build Guild
Episode 14 - WorkbenchCon
Ben (Myers Woodshop) and Coty (Arganic Woodwork), two makers from central Arkansas, discuss their recent trip to Workbenchcon 2020, the conference for makers and content creators. They guys break it down by price, food, hotel, sponsorship's, vendors, classes, and meet ups. Ben gives his thoughts as a content creator and Coty as a full time production shop. Should you attend Workbenchcon next year? Listen as the guys discuss their thoughts and find out if you'll see them next year or not. After, we talk to Brian (Fiery Squirrel Art) about his thoughts on if he missed out or he goes in the future.
Also, Ben's wife Molly pulls an epic prank on him during the trip and also starts a book blog at https://www.leggingsandliterature.com/
Episode 13 - Piano Man
It's the first episode of the new year! The guys finally catch up after a nearly 3 month hiatus. They visit with Allen Horn. Allen is a pest control technician (he works with Ben) and a handy man. While Allen isn't full time or part time, he does several jobs throughout the year. From Decks to Fences to a fake baby grand piano, he does it all. He's learned from YouTube and HGTV. Yes, you really can learn from TV.
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