Maker Minded 104 – Matt Cremona

If you’ve listened to the podcast for a while, you know a few things. One, I love pastries, and two, I love Matt Cremona! He’s been such an inspiration since I first saw one of his YouTube videos. He’s without a doubt my top content creator to go to when I need instruction on something I’m building or even when I need an idea. I just thumb through the more than 450 videos he’s put out over the last few years.

Heck, I’m even fortunate enough these days to be able to call Matt a good friend. Once again, one of the main reasons I started this whole podcast journey, to begin with. Sort of selfish I know, but, it is what it is as they say!

Matt Cremona and Donny Carter at WorkbenchCon 2019
WorkbenchCon 2019

As you listen in on my chat with Matt, think about the number of things he’s accomplished in a somewhat short time. Not too many years ago, Matt was terrified to even share his videos on YouTube or any other platform. Now, he’s a staple in the community. It just goes to show, no matter how much you think you’re not good enough, you’re probably wrong!

If you take away anything from my chat with Matt, I think it should be this quote. “Stay focused on the things that fit your goals.” -Matt Cremona

Matt Cremona Sidboard

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Mentioned in this episode: Marc Spagnoulo, Matt Vanderlis, April Wilkerson, Shannon Rogers, Ashley Harwood

Make sure to check Matt out on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and at MattCremona.com

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TGWP Episode 103: Built By Stevie

When I get a chance to meet and chat with someone as passionate and talented as Stevie from Built By Stevie, I feel blessed. There are a ton of makers and builders of all types out there that I can’t wait to meet, but Stevie is in a class of her own. She’s always smiling, always happy to talk shop, and always happy to share the things shes learned on her journey as a business owner and furniture maker.

Originally from Florida and now living and working in the Nashville, TN area. Stevie has become a furniture maker and online content creator. Her Instagram following is growing as is her Facebook page. Soon, she’ll be looking at a few YouTube videos. Who knows where Stevie will wind up with all the personality she has. Wherever it is, be sure that she’ll be smiling and having a good time.

Be sure to catch up with Stevie on Instagram, Facebook, and BuiltByStevie.com

Mentioned in this episode: Jason Hibbs, Anne of All Trades, Rainfall Projects, Ana White, Shanty2Chic

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TGWP Episode 102: Jesse – Penalty Box Woodshop

As you listen to the 102nd episode, youll learn that not only does this weeks guest have a cool shop name, but it sort of holds a special place in my heart. The part the correlates to hockey that is!

Jesse, from Tennessee, has been woodworking for several years but has built an incredible following on Instagram and we go in-depth about how he did it. So don’t miss all the juicy info in this one friend!

Be sure to check Jesse out on Instagram and YouTube

Mentioned in this episode: Walker Woodworks, Jay Bates, Marc Spagnuolo, Brad Rodriguez, MWA Woodworks, Made for Profit

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TGWP Episode 101 – Donny Talks HUGE Giveaway and Stuff

Hey everybody! I wanted to take a few minutes and give a big THANK YOU to all of you that have supported me and the podcast for the last 100 episodes. And almost two years of them!

I especially want to thank the Patrons. Without your support, the podcast would not continue each week. If you’d like to help support the podcast with a monthly gift, please head over to Patreon.com/tgwpodcast. Believe it or not, for just a few dollars a month, you can really make a difference.

Now… on to what I believe is one of the most awesome giveaways ever. It is brought to you by some of the most thoughtful makers and content creators ever. I’ve also joined up with a few tool companies so we could add to the mix. There will be four prize packs and four happy people!

The details of the giveaway will be listed on the GIVEAWAY PAGE so I won’t relist them here, but I do ask that you share the heck out of this giveaway and the podcast with everyone and on every social media platform that you use. Thanks!

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Thanks for all the support everyone!

Our awesome Patrons:

  • Josh Cress
  • Allen Canterbury
  • Wendy Vollans
  • Tiff
  • Chris Burton
  • Devin Richter
  • Kris Hogan
  • Justin Dietrich
  • Jonathan Katz-Moses
  • Keith Johnson
  • Mychal Berry
  • Bryan Collette
  • Carl Jacobson
  • Tim Marquart
  • Man Cave Crafts
  • Brandon Walker
  • Casey Reeves
  • Dan and Kelley Kelly
  • Freeman Furnishings
  • Jim Beshears
  • Sean Walker
  • Sean McHenry

TGWP Episode 100: April Wilkerson

On today’s special 100th episode I’m so happy to chat with the incredibly talented April Wilkerson. For those that don’t know, April is a YouTuber, builder, fabricator, and content creator from Texas.

April has been a big inspiration to me and to thousands of people around the world. Her work ethic and drive to succeed in a very tough and competitive arena is second to none. The bottom line is she’s a go-getter and she will stop at nothing to get what she’s after.

Building a big business from the ground up in a niche that was wide open, April had to figure it out on her own for the most part. Once she realized there was a market for sharing the things she learned by trial and error. April jumped in with both feet and hasn’t looked back.

You’ll definitely pick up some great tips and ideas from April in this episode. That I guarantee!

Be sure to visit April at WilkerDos.com, and give her a follow on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Mentioned in this episode: Jay Bates, Steve Ramsey, Matt Cremona, George Vondriska, Anne of All Trades, Izzy Swan, JD(apexish), Johnny Brooke

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Thanks for all the support everyone!

TGWP Episode 099: Jenny Bower – JBower Engraving

This weeks guest is one of the most talented women you’ll ever meet. She’s an engraver, artist, woodworker, and pretty much anything else she wants to be. I’m speaking of Jenny Bower. Jenny is widely known for her engraving skills, but there’s more than meets the eye.

Jenny’s also a woodworker, and automobile enthusiast. Owning a sweet Jeep Wrangler, I’d say she fits in just fine talking cars. 

After enjoying this awesome episode with Jenny, please head over and give her a follow on Instagram and Facebook. Then hop on over to JBowerEngraving.com

Mentioned in this episode: April Wilkerson, Anne of All Trades, Ashley Harwood, Jenny Sacred Cinder, Sadie Mae John, Eric Gorges, Jill Wagner

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Thanks for all the support everyone!