We interrupt your regularly scheduled woodworking content to draw your attention to some of the business aspects of the craft. I recently connected with Mike Salguero, the CEO of CustomMade.com. For those of you that aren't familiar, CustomMade is a subscription-based service that allows artisans to post their gallery online and connect with prospective buyers. As my day job, I do product marketing for a software company, and Mike was interested in how I took what I do in my day job over to the craft of woodworking. Through a partnership with Rockler, the video just went live a few days ago. You can view the interview here:
Since Mike was kind enough to come all the way to my shop for the interview, I also turned that tables on him and recorded an interview I conducted of Mike as well, which I will post in a future blog entry. So stay tuned for that, and I'll get back to that cherry sideboard project when I get back from my summer vacation.