My name is Guy Dunlap, and I have been a woodworker for long as I can remember. I fell in love with the craft when I was in junior high school, and I have been building furniture since. I treated woodworking as a hobby for many years, and then in the 1990s I opened my own shop and started a business making custom furniture.
While I enjoyed the freedom and fulfillment it gave me, it was not as financially rewarding as I hoped it would be. So after a few years of trying very hard to make it work, I realized I would have to go back to a regular job and make furniture as a hobby again.
A few years ago, I started posting videos of my builds on You Tube. These are long format instructional videos and meant to help a woodworker take his/her craft to the next level. I found myself becoming an active participant in the online woodworking community, and meeting many people from around the world that share my passion.
In the summer of 2016, I moved back again to doing woodworking full time. I still have a very active presence on You Tube where I post videos of what I am currently working on, tips, and technique videos.
Recently I started giving classes in my shop, and really enjoy it. I am also starting to take on commissions again for custom furniture and cabinetry. My days are very full!
Why a podcast? It really seems like a natural progression for me. I really love the idea of being able to answer questions from the community in such an interactive way and have discussions on different subjects. Also being able to work with Freddy and Justin on this will be quite a treat for not only me, but also the listeners. Between the three of us, the experience we have in not only woodworking but also the business of woodworking, we will be able to help woodworkers just starting out to more experienced woodworkers