Measuring Up Podcast

Measuring Up Podcast

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Episode 030: Humility as a Woodworker
July 01, 2019

It's our last episode of Season 3! Join us as we try to get through some of the topics we planned to talk about in the first season. Here goes: YouTube and viral randomness, painting tables, humility as a woodworker, Peter nearly becomes a DJ,

Episode 029: Do Instagram care about Copyright?
June 17, 2019

Loads to talk about today! Peter's bedside tables are finally out of his workshop and Andy has had some interesting adventures with a viral post on Instagram. This has highlighted a real problem on the platform, do Instagram care about copyright?

Episode 028: Soundproofing Workshops & UK New Builds
June 03, 2019

We're back to normality after Makers Central... well, not quite. We're chatting more about new build housing issues in the UK - from crazily poor standards of construction through to what Andy found hidden in the wall of his new build house.

Episode 027: Peter and Andy finally meet! Makers Central 2019!
May 20, 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!

Episode 026: The UK Housing Problem
May 06, 2019

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.

Episode 025: Alcove Units and Saying ‘No’ to Customers
April 22, 2019

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 wa...

Episode 024: Are We Joiners, Carpenters or Cabinet Makers?
April 08, 2019

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 c...

Episode 023: Inside Baseball
March 25, 2019

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,

Episode 022: Special Delivery!
March 11, 2019

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,

Episode 021: What’s Your Poison??
February 25, 2019

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 sl...