Episode 027: Peter and Andy finally meet! Makers Central 2019!

It’s Makers Central 2019 and we have an exhibition stand to run! Andy’s heading down and Peter’s heading up to Birmingham for the maker event of the year. It’s also the first time Andy & Peter actually get a chance to meet in person! Excuse our voices, they’re broken from the first day on the show – but we do get a chance to natter a bit more about apprenticeships and difficult customers. Access the aftershow at: https://www.patreon.com/measuringuppodcast

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Episode 026: The UK Housing Problem

All the usual chit-chat about the day-to-day happenings in a small joinery workshop. We’ve got a bit more follow-up on the topic of apprenticeships and what it means to be ‘time served’ in the 21st century. We’re also talking about the joys of linseed oil based paint and, briefly, how to fix the entire of the UK’s housing problems. Access the aftershow at: https://www.patreon.com/measuringuppodcast

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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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