Dailey Woodworks

My Interview on the Work Strong America Podcast

I had the opportunity to go on the Work Strong America Podcast by Rick Seigmund.  WSA is a podcast about promoting the skilled trades, the skills gap, and combating the myth that a 4 year $30,000 dollar degree is the only path the success in America.  As someone who fell into the trap of thinking college was the only path and is now focusing on growing a business through carpentry and woodworking Rick invited me on for an interview.

I first learned about Work Strong America and Rick Seigmund from the interview he did with Ron Paulk.  Ron Paulk is a big YouTuber and finish carpenter who I’ve learned a lot from.  Based on this interview I made a few comments on the WSA website explaining my situation and what I was wanting to do with Dailey Woodworks.  If you don’t listen to this podcast, you should.

Check out my interview:


Finished Richard’s Custom Walnut Gun Stock Using Tru-oil

Finally.  This project kept getting pushed back and pushed back again.

I’m happy to say that I’ve reached a milestone in my Custom Savage 111 30-06 build.  This project started with a basic Savage bolt action rifle with a horrible plastic stock, poor trigger, and a cheap Bushnell scope.  I replaced trigger with a Rifle Basix SAV-1 Replacement Trigger, and the scope with a Nikon Buckmaster 3-9 that I pulled from another rifle.  I’ll be upgrading the scope to a premium quality optic in the future but the Nikon is a great scope for the money.  The stock I painted with Rustoleum Camo Spray Paint to make it bearable until I could find a replacement.

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Fixing Painting and Distressing a $50 Craigslist Dresser

I advertise furniture repairs, painting, and refinishing on Craigslist in my area.  I was contacted by a lady who wanted me to paint and distress a dresser she found on CL for $50.  She also wanted me to remove the top three drawers and install a shelf so it could be used as an entertainment center.  I seem to do a lot of these projects.

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Farmhouse Style Window Seat Dresser, From Trash

My son and I were headed home and I decided on a whim to drive through the neighborhood instead of taking the main roads.  I pulled up to a stop sign and out of the corner of my eye I saw this dresser sitting on the curb a block away.

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Carved Wood Sign for My Cousin’s Wedding

My cousin just got married! Yay for them.

I hadn’t carved a sign since Christmas so I decided that I would make them a plaque with their names and anniversary.

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Making a Wahoo Board Game

“Can you make a Wahoo board for my parents?”  Probably, but what’s a Wahoo Board? 

That was the question and my answer to my latest commissioned piece.  Wahoo (also called Aggravation) is defined as follows from Wikipedea:

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