Episode 025: Alcove Units and Saying ‘No’ to Customers

Peter’s back to the grind after a bit of well deserved time off in Venice and Andy chats about the alcove install he’s been working on. We’re also discussing how to say ‘no’ to customers? What happens when you’re asked to do work that you just don’t want to do? We’re talking about the importance of having a presence on Google My Business and poking a bit of fun at the MDF-haters out there. Is it time for clear finishes on MDF to celebrate the material’s natural beauty? Access the aftershow at: https://www.patreon.com/measuringuppodcast

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Episode 024: Are We Joiners, Carpenters or Cabinet Makers?

We’re chatting about the difference between a cabinet maker, joiner, carpenter and a carpet fitter. On a more serious note, is your business being held back by bureaucracy and constant barriers? Being self employed is hard enough and it seems to be a constant uphill battle dealing with red tape. On top of all this we’re chatting a bit more about trades people not being allowed to live in new-build houses due to restrictive covenants preventing vans from being parked on your own driveway. Bit more woodworking talk in today’s show – Andy’s even ditching the MDF and switching to oak. Oh, and Peter might not be allowed to drive in London any more! Access the aftershow at: https://www.patreon.com/measuringuppodcast

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Episode 023: Inside Baseball

OK, we’re getting a bit geeky about YouTube today but bear with us. We’re chatting about how a single viral video can transform a YouTube channel overnight from a hobby to a job. We’re also talking about video editing software and why, when you’re locked in to a platform, switching to something else is easier said than done. We’ve got some more follow-up on MDF and it’s mythical dangers. AND we now have official merch! Link below. Access the aftershow at: https://www.patreon.com/measuringuppodcast

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Episode 022: Special Delivery!

All sorts in today’s show. Andy’s MDF story, how accurate do you need to be in woodworking? Vans vs trucks, roof racks, Are trades people allowed to live in new houses? Bigger workshops, Makers Central, phew… AND we’re asking the question, does the hysteria surrounding the dangers of MDF put it in the same bracket as the anti-vaccination and flat-earther brigades? Let’s have a chat about it! And of course, don’t read the comments – we chat about some of our favourite YouTube comments in the aftershow on Patreon. Access the aftershow at: https://www.patreon.com/measuringuppodcast

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Episode 021: What’s Your Poison??

Welcome back to Season 3 of the Measuring Up Podcast! Did you miss us? We missed you all and we especially missed chatting about wood! Today we’re discussing the challenges of fitting 2 hours of information in to a 15 minute video and how YouTube is slowly taking over our lives. Some great follow-up from last time too and of course we’re asking the age old question, exactly how dangerous is MDF? Access the aftershow at: https://www.patreon.com/measuringuppodcast

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