Season 2, Episode 6 - Woodsmith Shop Q&A

Everyday Woodworking Podcast Season 2, Episode 6 


Q&A with The Woodsmith Shop 


Welcome to Everyday Woodworking, a podcast for smart discussions about the craft, business and love of woodworking, both as a hobby and a profession. 

I’m your host, Ricky Fitzpatrick. I am a woodworker, and the owner of Apple Valley Farm, where we make handmade crafts and décor. I’ve been woodworking most of my life, and now with Everyday Woodworking, I have the opportunity to share my experience, thoughts and even my challenges with you. 

And I can’t wait for you to join me right here for the next episode of Everyday Woodworking. 


Well hey, everyone, and welcome back to the show. 

If you’re thinking you might’ve missed something because you didn’t catch last week’s show, well never fear. You aren’t going as crazy as your wife says you are. Man, if there’s a sinus infection to be had, I seem to get it, and I had one last week that was just kicking my butt. 

I don’t know how a sinus infection affects most folks but for me it’s almost like having the flu. I mean it just knocks me for a loop, and I can’t breathe. I can’t talk…which is a big problem if you’re recording a podcast! 

Anyway, we just skipped last week. And…I figured you’d probably need the rest because this week…! 

I told y’all it was going to be a big one. And it is. This week, we’re coming in hot with my interview…I guess, would you call it an interview? It was more of a Q&A, really. Let’s call it a Q&A. 

This week, we’ve got my Q&A with Phil Huber and Chris Fitch, hosts of The Woodsmith Shop. 

So in case you don’t remember, we’ve been working on several guest interviews, and two of them came together this past week. 

I’ve already been saying how excited I am about this, but I’m just going to say it again. It really is pretty freaking awesome, man. I mean, think about it…here I am, just a regular guy, with a one-man woodworking business and a podcast that we record in my spare room, and I’m mixing it up with some of the most recognizable people in the woodworking world. I mean, how cool is that? 

To say I left this conversation with some new information would definitely be an understatement. It was fun. It was educational. And frankly, it really inspired me in my work ethic and the way I approach not just my business, but the craft of woodworking. 

And I have no doubt that it’s going to be one for the books for you guys too. 

But first…we’re going to grab a quick break from some of our partners. 



OK, welcome back. 

So I’ve made y’all wait about as long as I can. I can’t stand it myself! So what do you say we just get this thing started? 

Let’s do it. 

So without further delay, it really is my thrill to share my Q&A with Phil Huber and Chris Fitch, hosts of The Woodsmith Shop. 


(Transcription Coming. To hear our Q&A though, you can always listen to us wherever you podcast or on the Apple Valley Farm YouTube Channel.) 


So was that awesome? Wow. What a ton of great conversation, tips, advice…from two of some of the most knowledgeable woodworkers in the business. 

I mean, of course, I’m star struck still. But if I had just listened, I’d be saying “Man, that was good stuff.” I think we can all say that we probably heard at least one thing that we can take away that we can apply to our shop or process to make some improvements. I just really enjoyed it. 

Hey, again, many thanks to Phil and Chris and everyone at the Woodsmith organization who is responsible for filling our lives with tons of valuable information, all the time. I can definitely say that I’ll leave this hour, a better woodworker and probably, a better person. 

I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did. And if you did, be sure to let us know. 

One of the best places to share your thoughts or questions is on our new Facebook Group. Just search for Everyday Woodworking on the Facebook app and join us there or I’ll leave a link to the group in our show notes. 


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Also, we try to post a video of each Podcast Episode on our Apple Valley Farm (our woodworking business) YouTube Channel. So if YouTube is your thing, then definitely look us up and like, comment and subscribe to us there as well. 

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And that is it for now. Again, thank you so much for being here. We hope you enjoyed this. Have a great day, and we’ll look forward to seeing you next time…right here, on Everyday Woodworking. 

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