Behind the scenes of my shop and YouTube channel #6: THE WOOD WHISPERER, Chad Shimmel, Ty Moser, and Sun City West

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Blog entry by CharlieK posted 02-22-2016 02:19 AM 1895 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After my wonderful stay in Los Angeles I drove to Phoenix. It took 5 hours just to get out of LA but that was not enough to tarnish the memory.

I REALLY liked Phoenix! Actually, I stayed with friends in Sun City West and I had a great time. It was in the 80’s the whole time I was there and I even got to play a round of golf. The folks at Sun City have a fabulous wood shop, unfortunately I didn’t get any photos of it. :(

Anyway, I DID get to meet The Wood Whisperer! We met ahead of the interview for lunch and he brought his wife, Nichole so I also got to meet her. Both of them were very nice, down to earth people and they were easy to talk to.

The interview went very well. I will edit it after I get back to Minneapolis and hope to have it posted on YouTube in the first week of March. I will definitely let you know when it is ready!

I also met and interviewed Chad Schimmel.

You may not have heard of Chad, but he is one of the few people I have met who actually makes a living doing woodworking. In the interview with him he told me some of the secrets of how he makes money with woodworking.

After I got to Phoenix I learned that Ty Moser also lives there. I didn’t have enough time to interview Ty, but we did meet for lunch one day. He is definitely an up an comer and one to keep an eye on!

Check out his YouTube channel:

Me and Ty Moser

I left Phoenix yesterday and now I am in Denver. Tomorrow I will meet with my friend Andy Klein. I will let you know how that goes in my next blog entry.


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#1 posted 02-22-2016 03:06 AM


Pretty exciting stuff!

I had a similar problem getting out of Minneapolis after a friday workshop!

Hey maybe you can interview Marl Laub?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 02-22-2016 03:13 AM

Thanks Tom

Mark is on my list of people to interview in Minneapolis. In fact, he and I have already talked about it

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#3 posted 02-22-2016 04:44 AM

Exciting trip

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 02-22-2016 05:29 AM

I use to watch the wood whisperer all the time. Can’t wait for the video. Sounds like you have been enjoying this trip.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 02-22-2016 07:18 AM

What a great trip! Can’t wait for the interviews to start coming out.

It was great hanging out and talking shop with you.

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#6 posted 02-22-2016 06:35 PM

Looks like you are having a good time and the interviews should be interesting to watch .

Have a safe journey


-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 02-23-2016 04:28 AM

Thanks everyone!

Today I interviewed Andy Klein in Denver.

He is the guy who invented the saw blade that allows you to make a drawer with four cuts on the table saw. He also invented the 4-Way parallel clamps, and the fast acting twin screw vise.

I pulled out of Denver about 3:00 and am in Grand Island, NE right now. I should be back in Minneapolis sometime tomorrow.

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#8 posted 02-23-2016 04:37 AM


A great adventure, and a new career? Don’t hurry LOL! It’s around 30 degrees!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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