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

Essential Craftsman Podcast essentialcraftsman

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 305 Ratings

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

    Saving Wounded Vets with Craftsmanship: Rob Cosman

    Saving Wounded Vets with Craftsmanship: Rob Cosman

    Wow! If you want to feel inspired, take the time to listen to this podcast. Rob Cosman, a 4th generation carpenter, finds his calling in life helping vets recuperate using woodworking with his Purple Heart Project. For audio listeners, there are a few long pauses for emotion, nothing is wrong with you audio feed.


     


    0:00 Intro


    1:38 Childhood & education


    9:06 Starting business


    23:58 Purple heart project


    39:54 Processing pain


    42:32 Finding the vets who need this


    44:52 What they build


    49:58 Where to find


    50:40 Manifesting the difference


     


    https://robcosman.com/


    YouTube: RobCosman.com

    • 1 hr
    Losing and Finding Fathers...Also Trusts and Estate Planning: CJ Eagar

    Losing and Finding Fathers...Also Trusts and Estate Planning: CJ Eagar

    Nate chats with this friend CJ about the unexpected passing of CJ's father, the role father figures played in his life and CJ's current work as an estate planner.


     


    0:00 Intro


    1:31 CJ's dad


    5:08 Framing career


    9:11 Unexpected passing


    26:40 Adopted fathers


    29:50 Estate planning for contractors


    36:05 Do this one thing


    42:00 Facing Mortality


    52:15 Cost of estate planning


    59:46 Timing matter


     


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Tile Setting Myths, Tips, Tricks: Phil Hu

    Tile Setting Myths, Tips, Tricks: Phil Hu

    Nate and Scott chat with Phil Hu, the tiler for the spec house. They talk about how he got started in the business, working with his dad, tile and grout methods and more.


     


    0:00 Intro


    1:07 Customers & cameras


    4:11 Porcelain & natural stone


    7:40 Grout & tile size


    10:36 Family business & curses


    20:30 Systems & Schluter


    39:01 Uncoupling membrane


    41:58 Wall tile first?


    47:03 Detailing with razor?


    53:42 Epoxy grout


    1:01:21 Phil's dad Dave


    1:04:42 Wrap up

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Spec House Sale Update and Feedback Request

    Spec House Sale Update and Feedback Request

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    • 10 min
    Photography as a Trade: David Livingston

    Photography as a Trade: David Livingston

    Nate and Scott talk with David Livingston who is in town to take formal pictures of the finished spec house! They discuss his experience working in photography for several decades.


     


    0:00 Intro


    1:06 Background


    6:17 Chosen career


    8:38 Industry now


    10:12 Ski bum


    11:37 Trade & Craft


    17:35 Challenges & dilemmas


    21:00 Going digital


    24:22 Artists


    32:53 Training


    36:45 Pride in ownership


    41:09 Fashion Curve


    44:02 Problems with IG


    46:00 Where to find


     


    View spec house pictures here: https://essentialcraftsman.com/spechousefunfacts


    Learn about Real Estate Photography pricing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZCrzYpN58g


    IG: @daviddlivingston


    Website: www.davidduncanlivingston.com

    • 49 min
    The Origin of Essential Craftsman and Beyond

    The Origin of Essential Craftsman and Beyond

    Scott and Nate are interviewed by Walker Lott and Davis Hambrick from the Laying Foundations podcast. They discuss the creation of the Essential Craftsman YouTube channel, Nate and Scott's careers and much more.


     


    0:00 Intro


    :50 Overview


    5:08 EC & Nate background


    9:47 Mentors & President Carter


    11:23 Osmosis learning


    14:52 Real Estate


    18:07 Starting EC YT


    26:23 The turning point


    32:21 Qualities & knowledge


    35:24 The struggle


    40:40 Just start


    44:45 Do the hard thing


    48:45 Enjoying work


    52:49 Defining success


    57:10 Welcoming feedback


    59:15 Advice for younger self


     


     

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
305 Ratings

305 Ratings

photovoltaic scrimp ,

Best podcast in the trades

Just wish they had the time to make more!

Snarpalous ,

Civil Engineer in the GC World

Nate and Scott- discovering your YouTube channel and podcast has been such a delight for me. I first saw your video of skilsaw pro tips and thought “who is this guy handling a skilsaw like it’s a colt 45”. I’ve enjoyed following along with the whole spec house series and I have applied so many things from your videos to my career as a Project Engineer/ Asst Superintendent working for a GC in the water/wastewater/landfill field. I love the hands on style videos of actual work, and I’ve also loved some of the videos where Scott describes how to deal with subcontractors, what is a GC, what is Civil Engineering, the values of heavy machinery, and the list goes on. You have instilled a new level of pride and motivation in me to do a good job. I look forward to the future, and I feel I would enjoy any direction that your content goes....because I truly enjoy and appreciate you guys as people. Merry Christmas to you all.

JR3000Spaceistheplace ,

Enthralling!

I’m a fabricator by trade and this is the first construction related podcast that I’ve just gotten completely sucked into. Love the dynamic between Nate and his dad, and the wealth of experience they are able to share. And you guys seem to ask all of the questions that I would have of your guests. Very well done guys, please keep it up!!

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