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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Episode 020: SketchUp, Fusion 360 and Amazon Reviews

Welcome to the last show of Season 2! We’re chatting about all sorts today. Andy finally has a new phone so we’re chatting a bit about tech. Are Amazon reviews broken? We hear about review scams encountered in the run-up to Christmas. What should you start on – SketchUp or Fusion 360 or something else? We also have one very last brief chat about qualifications and discover how, if you work hard, you too could earn over £0.5m per year working for an exam board. Have a fantastic 2019 and catch up for Season 3, provisionally 25th Feb! Access the aftershow at: https://www.patreon.com/measuringuppodcast

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Episode 019: We’re Not Ready. Merry Christmas 2018!

It’s Christmas Eve 2018 and the penultimate episode of this season! Peter’s had to cut MDF himself like some sort of animal and has even made some proper joints in actual wood. In the run-up to Christmas it’s all hands on deck to get customer jobs finished ready for the big day. We’re discussing the challenges of filming or photographing your work on site with poor lighting. Andy’s been geeking out on his web site, fondly remembering why he got out of IT. Ever wondered how much we pay for MDF? Find out in this episode. We’re also thinking about all the things we could make if, shudder the thought, we went full-time on YouTube. A very Merry Christmas from both of us! Access the aftershow at: https://www.patreon.com/measuringuppodcast

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Episode 018: Hoarding, MDF & Packaging Projects

Hoarding often goes hand-in-hand with woodworking – whether it’s tools or materials it’s just part of the job. Today we’re having a bit of a chat about the implications of hoarding. We also discuss MDF and are asking the question, is it safe to burn MDF? Of course when you’ve finished building projects for clients you often need to package them up, so we’re opening up the exciting world of packaging! We’re also chatting about proportions for joinery projects – are there any definitive rules for getting it right? Access the aftershow at: https://www.patreon.com/measuringuppodcast

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