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Scott Enloe Interview - The Business of Woodworking

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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 08-16-2014 03:04 AM 1518 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In this video, Scott Enloe, a woodwright from Great Falls, Montana, gives some insight into his business and shares with us some good advice on the business of woodworking.

You can see Scott’s gallery of work at www.ScottsBoatWorks.com. He does some pretty nice work building everything from fine furniture to strip canoes that have been featured in Playboy Magazine. Bet I got your attention now, don’t I?

Strip Canoe…Playboy…it’s just too funny but true:)

OK, let’s stay focused here.

Scott has achieved a high level of craftsmanship in his work and is recognized by the Montana Circle of American Masters.

When you check out Scott's site be sure to drop him a line and say “Thanks” for taking the time to share with us about his woodworking business and giving insightful advice. I had never met Scott until I introduced myself at SummerFair and asked for an interview. He is a really great guy, and shared freely simply because I asked.

So let’s get on with it! I hope you enjoy the video and find it helpful.

Other videos in this series:

Ep. 34 How I Sell My Woodworking

Ep. 35 Brad Bernhart Interview

Your friend in the shop-

Todd A. Clippinger

Share the Love – Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com



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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 08-16-2014 03:41 AM

Beautiful… :)

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 08-16-2014 03:47 AM

You are welcome sir;)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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palaswood

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#3 posted 08-16-2014 07:07 AM

Yeah this was gold. I got a lot out of it. Thanks for puttin in the time for these, I really enjoy watching.

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA, http://instagram.com/palas_woodcraft#

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#4 posted 08-16-2014 08:35 AM

Another great installation, Todd!

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 08-16-2014 10:44 AM

Sound advice…thanks for posting.

-- Rome wasn't built in a day..... it just looks that way!

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eddie

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#6 posted 08-16-2014 01:06 PM

thanks Todd,another great interview ,very informative ,going to look and see if i can get the back issue of playboy and get that article , :)

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 08-16-2014 01:45 PM

Scott is a great guy and really believes in supporting others with the knowledge to keep the craft alive.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#8 posted 08-17-2014 12:15 AM

Todd, another outstanding interview. Scott made a very good point when he talked about keeping your overhead low. Excellent advice.

I visited Scott’s site and sent him an email thanking him for the words of wisdom.

I always enjoy your videos, Todd.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#9 posted 08-17-2014 12:58 AM

Steve – I am glad you enjoy my videos and I appreciate that you sent Scott a note. I can tell by the feedback from Scott and Brad they are really impressed with the positive feedback that they have received, I know it shows them that their time and advice was helpful and appreciated. That makes it worth their while.

I have talked to a lot of woodworking artists over the years, and some guys are not so generous with sharing anything about their business. So it is kind of a big deal that these guys were so open to a total stranger.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#10 posted 08-17-2014 01:06 AM

Another great interview!

-- Dean

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#11 posted 08-17-2014 01:07 AM

Thanks Dean! The next one is really a good one too. I can hardly wait to get it done and out.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#12 posted 08-23-2014 03:28 PM

Nice videos. This is beginningwoodworker.

-- Woodworking with Limited Tools

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