Work and passion - with Joel Keener

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The Woodworking Network Podcast
May 9, 2024

The Woodworking Network Podcast, with Will SampsonEpisode Summary

Will Sampson talks about how passion for something doesn’t necessarily lead to a successful career. His guest is Joel Keener, 24, the winner of the 2024 #YoungWoodPro contest who is graduating from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and about to embark on his woodworking career.

Episode Notes

This episode of the Woodworking Network podcast was sponsored by FDMC magazine. FDMC magazine is your vital source of information to improve your woodworking business. Whether it is keeping you apprised of the latest advances in manufacturing, helping you solve your wood technology problems with Gene Wengert, or inspiring you with case histories about successful businesses and best practices, FDMC magazine is there to be the sharpest business tool in your shop. Learn more and subscribe for free at

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.

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Intro music courtesy of Anthony Monson.

Joel Keener
Winner, 2024 #YoungWoodPro
Will Sampson
Will Sampson
Editorial Director, Woodworking Network / FDMC Magazine