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In depth discussion of Essential Craftsman videos, related topics, spec house series, and more.

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    • 4.9 • 233 Ratings

In depth discussion of Essential Craftsman videos, related topics, spec house series, and more.

    Abom79

    Abom79

    Nate and Scott interview Adam Booth, host of the YouTube channel Abom79. Show Notes:0:00 Introduction1:50 Adam explains machining3:20 Manual machining vs CNC machining7:28 3 ways to create metal parts9:00 Booth family legacy12:02 First machine Adam loved13:00 Old vs new18:00 Adam's expertise20:00 128+ mission views23:00 YouTube machinist community26:00 Machinist precision30:39 Machinist education33:45 Abom79 in the beginning41:40 What's in Adams pipeline43:10 Shapers48:35 Adam and his BBQ52:23 Show and tell56:40 How do I get started as a machinist1:02:20 EC spec house update1:05:30 What's in EC pipeline1:11:12 Leatherman factory tour Abom79: https://www.youtube.com/user/Abom79 Abom Adventures: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS9dTkpL6pPj2nrYjsjnb3A Vice Handle video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOc8cDRC7kc

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Cruise Ship Demolition with Peter Knego

    Cruise Ship Demolition with Peter Knego

    Nate read an article recently about cruise ships that had been sent to a scrap yard in India. Nate contacted Peter Knego, an ocean liner historian and journalist, to get more information about the history of the cruising industry and how ships are made, used and scrapped. Show Notes:0:00 Intro to Peter Knego1:32 Developing an interest in cruise ships7:15 "The only way to cross" ships as international transportation9:52 Ships were pride of a country, showing craftsmanship16:13 Ship engines: coal, oil, steam19:15 Greeks and shipping21:50 Art and architectural elements25:20 Quality of mid-century talent, design and craftsmanship33:00 Fire and ships36:07 Old ships and scrap materials39:15 Appreciating the cruise ship experience42:25 Dismantling cruise ships45:30 How dismantling affects environment50:26 How do scrap yards buy the ships54:50 Collecting valuables from ships56:43 What Peter does with the valuables1:00:30 Covid and cruise ships1:09:18 Where to find Peter's work and articles1:14:00 Slide show of Peter's home Midshipcentury.comGoogle Peter Knego to find his articles

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Starting in Video and Content Creation with Brian Pitt

    Starting in Video and Content Creation with Brian Pitt

    Scott and Nate interview Brian Pitt, an old family friend and professional video producer. Brian has helped Team EC with training and tips on video production over the years. They discuss how Brian turned his hobby of making videos into a career and he gives tips for beginners looking to do the same. Show Notes:0:00 Introducing Brian Pitt3:12 Brians childhood memories of EC5:05 ECs spec houses in Vegas8:55 Quality of EC videos in the beginning14:18 Quality of content vs quality of audio and visual15:45 Hobby videography vs professional videography17:19 The importance of lighting29:53 How Brian turned a hobby into a career42:48 Video as modern day communication

    • 47 min
    How An Economy Grows with Dr. Don Boudreaux

    How An Economy Grows with Dr. Don Boudreaux

    Nate interviews Dr. Don Boudreaux, a Professor of Economics and former Economics Department Chair at George Mason University. Dr. Boudreaux has a PhD in Economics from Auburn University and a law degree from the University of Virginia and has many more accomplishments as well as published literature. Show Notes:0:00 Intro and how Dr. Boudreaux got started in economics4:30 Life as an academic coming from a blue collar background6:40 Intro to economics10:30 What do economists do?12:35 Specialization and division of labor21:15 How does outsourcing affect our economy?27:35 Economic improvements and quality of life35:35 The most important economic principle to understand39:07 Our economic outlook for the future41:35 Socialism, Karl Marx and communism45:18 Where can I learn more about economics? https://cafehayek.com/ Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt https://amzn.to/34Ah4Fi https://www.econlib.org/ Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell https://amzn.to/34CzxRz Fredrick Bastait books:Economic Sophisms https://amzn.to/3mAVozb The Bastait Collection https://amzn.to/3kGBhiy The Law https://amzn.to/3jE8r0T

    • 48 min
    This Old House: Chris Ermides

    This Old House: Chris Ermides

    Nate interviews Chris Ermides, an editor at This Old House and host of ASK TOH podcast. Show Notes::50 History of This Old House8:10 Chris has his TOH favorites10:15 Challenges of filming construction17:43 Life as a contractor23:52 New content at TOH29:43 East coast vs west coast construction37:17 Tool technology45:47 Cordless tool companies53:55 Heirloom tools54:49 TOH podcast ASK This Old House:Twitter https://twitter.com/AskTOH Instagram https://www.instagram.com/asktoh/  This Old House https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thisoldhouse/Twitter https://twitter.com/ThisOldHouse YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/thisoldhouse Pintrest https://www.pinterest.com/thisoldhouse/  TOH Team:Chris Ermides, editor and ASK TOH podcast host on Instagram @ChrisErmidesTOHKevin O’Connor, host on Twitter @kevinoconnortoh and on Instagram @kevinoconnortohJenn Nawada, landscape designer on Twitter @JNawadaTOH and on Instagram @nawada_landscape_designRichard Trethewey, plumbing and heating expert on Twitter @thisoldplumber and on Instagram @thisoldplumberNathan Gilbert, carpenter on Instagram @nathanhgilbertMauro Henrique, painter on Twitter @MaurosPainting and on Instagram @maurospaintingMark McCullough, mason on Instagram - @markmcculloughtohCharlie Silva, home builder on Instagram at @charliesilvatohTom Silva, general contractor on Twitter @TomSilvaTOH and on Instagram @tomsilvatohJeff Sweenor, home builder on Instagram at @sweenor_builders and @jeffsweenorRoss Trethewey, home technology expert on Twitter @RossTret and on Instagram at @rosstrethewey Mentioned in this podcast:Ask This Old House podcast is available anywhere you listen to podcastsInstagram: @Shawn Van DykeInstagram: @AwesomeFramers ​

    • 56 min
    Eric - Hand Tool Rescue

    Eric - Hand Tool Rescue

    Nate interviews Eric from the YouTube Channel "Hand Tool Rescue". Eric's channel is dedicated to restoring old and unique tools and machinery.Show Notes:1:45 How did Eric get started posting videos on YouTube5:30 The pioneering efforts for tool restoration on YouTube6:47 Other types of restoration channels on YouTube7:35 Eric branches out from restoring just tools12:53 A wish list of tools Eric hopes to find and restore20:35 Finding catalogs and patents for tools23:40 How Eric got involved with old tools27:50 Life in Canada32:50 Eric's YouTube and Instagram platforms and how they differ38:10 The channels' comedic content44:40 Discussing wrenches and screwdrivers49:57 Eric's podcast51:20 What Eric is working on nowHow to find Eric:YouTube: Hand Tool RescueInstagram:  @Hand Tool Rescue www.handtoolrescue.com

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
233 Ratings

233 Ratings

Tuggo ,

Wonderful Content!

This is a fantastic podcast filled with wonderful content. I appreciate the relationship shown between Scott and Nate. It reminds me of my dad and makes me even more thankful for that relationship in my own life.

JoshCrist ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the world, or just getting started as a craftsman - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Nate does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving career and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Andybird07 ,

Widely relevant

This stuff deals mainly with carpentry and building. It’s presented in a very honest and straightforward way. The thing is that it has such appeal to people who are not in the trades but remains relevant to so many other professions. Thoroughly enjoy this and look forward to updates

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