Educational Resources

Trustworthy advice with Kenneth Kumph

Kenneth Kumph was interviewed by Will Sampson at AWFS Fair 2021 for the Woodworking Network PodcastWill Sampson talks about the important role trustworthy advice plays in a successful business and then interviews the new president o

Are you ready for additive manufacturing with Ronald Rael

Will Sampson talks about a new way of woodworking and a new way of thinking called additive manufacturing. His guest is Ronald Rael, professor of architecture at UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design and co-inventor of Forust, a new 3D printing wood product from a company called Desktop Metal. This episode of the Woodworking Network Podcast was sponsored by the Executive Briefing Conference, being held September 8-10, 2021, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO.

Finishing woodwork with Chris Reding, Part 2

Will Sampson continues his interview with Chris Reding, a finishing expert who talks about new innovations that bring powder coating technology to woodworking with the promise of safer, faster, environmentally friendly and more durable finishes. This episode of the Woodworking Network Podcast was sponsored by the Executive Briefing Conference, being held September 8-10, 2021, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO.

Finishing woodwork with Chris Reding

Will Sampson talks about the challenge that finishing presents to woodworkers. His guest is Chris Reding, a finishing expert who talks about new innovations that bring powder coating technology to woodworking with the promise of safer, faster, environmentally friendly and more durable finishes. This episode of the Woodworking Network Podcast was sponsored by the Executive Briefing Conference, being held September 8-10, 2021, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO.

What are you risking? With Steve Hicks

Will Sampson talks about exploring the risks that face today’s businesses. His guest is Steve Hicks, Underwriting Manager at Pennsylvania Lumbermen’s Mutual, to talk about risk management and business insurance specifically for woodworking businesses. Episode Notes This episode of the Woodworking Network Podcast was sponsored by the Executive Briefing Conference, being held September 8-10, 2021, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO.

Building a brand and selling your business with Corbin Clay, Part 2

Will Sampson talks about enhancing value in your products and your business. His guest is Corbin Clay, who created a nationally recognized furniture brand while using wood nobody wanted and then sold that company to “retire” when he was only 38 years old. Woodworking Network is a home for professional woodworkers, presenting technology, supplies, education, inspiration, and community, from small business entrepreneurs to corporate managers at large automated plants.

Building a brand and selling your business with Corbin Clay, Part 1

Will Sampson talks about enhancing value in your products and your business. His guest is Corbin Clay, who created a nationally recognized furniture brand while using wood nobody wanted and then sold that company to “retire” when he was only 38 years old. This episode of the Woodworking Network Podcast was sponsored by Wood Pro Expo Florida, being held June 8-10, 2021, at The Palm Beach Convention Center in West Palm Beach, FL.

Automation, opportunities, and jobs, part 2

Will Sampson talks about how important owner energy is to life of a business. He continues his conversation with Kathy and Tony Everett, owners of Millwork on 31st in Charlotte, North Carolina. They went from a successful career in automotive parts manufacturing to buying an architectural millwork firm. They’ve updated the company with automation and lean manufacturing, but what really makes them stand out is their approach to employees.