The Carpentry Show
Join Robin Clevett as he takes a look at all the latest topics from the world of woodwork including product launches, top tips, and special guests.Robin will also be joined by some of the biggest names from across the industry giving their view on the latest news and developments.The Carpentry Show on Fix Radio is brought to you in partnership with Bosch Professional Power Tools.
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72. Robin Clevett Reflects On The Past Year In The Trade
Monday, December 6th, 2021
Robin talks through his observations and experiences in the trade over the past. What does the year ahead look like? Will demand slow and supply issues ease?
71. Robin Talks To Oli Lee - With Bear Hands
Monday, November 29th, 2021
Robin talks to Oli Lee about the rise in demand for commercially built treehouses and how he balances the demand with enjoyment of the craft. Oli talks about his background in the trade, plans for the business and tools needed for the projects he...
70. Robin Clevett Joined By Former Apprentice Josh
Monday, November 22nd, 2021
Robin Clevett is joined by his former apprentice Josh Richards who now runs his own successful business. Josh talks about his experiences on-site with Robin at the start of his career, tools, van-break-ins and tool theft, teaching the trade and more
69. Robin Clevett Has Marc Firkins On To Share His Story
Monday, November 15th, 2021
Marc Firkins joins Robin Clevett to share his van and tool theft story. He describes the twists and turns that followed in the days following the theft as well as what he plans to do about van/tool theft as a wider issue.
68. Robin Clevett Talks To YouTuber Matt Estlea
Monday, November 8th, 2021
Robin Clevett is joined by Matt Estlea - a woodworking YouTuber with over a quarter of a million subscribers and more than twenty one million video views. Matt & Robin share their experiences on the platform, Matt talks about what the channel has...
67. Robin Clevett Chats With Sean Matthews
Monday, November 1st, 2021
Robin is joined by Sean Matthews who was crowned Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2020. A year on, Robin asks Sean how his business has grown since then and how he prices jobs. They also discuss favourite tools, recent jobs, employees, insurance and tool theft
66. Robin Clevett on Tools, Preventing Tool Theft & More!
Monday, October 25th, 2021
Robin Clevett on how tools have progressed over the decades, how he's tried to combat tool theft, whether it's worth insuring your tools and considering life insurance as a tradesperson
65. Robin Clevett Is Joined By Female Carpenter Astrid Arnold
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
Robin Clevett talks to Astrid Arnold, a female carpenter with decades of experience in the trade and managing director of Touchwood South West. Astrid discusses the lack of female tradespeople in carpentry and joinery, the work she does spreading the...
64. Robin Clevett Is Joined By FMB's UK Apprentice Of The Year
Monday, October 11th, 2021
Luke Emery has recently been crowned the UK's Apprentice of the Year by the Federation of Master Builders. He discusses how he joined the trade, his favourite tools, where he works and asks Robin some questions as well
63. Robin Clevett Talks With Connor Crook From Diamondback Tool Belts
Monday, October 4th, 2021
Robin Clevett is joined by owner of Diamondback Tool Belts Connor Crook. Connor discusses taking over the company, using social media to promote the business as well as take feedback from tradespeople to improve their products.
62. Robin Clevett Talks To Rob From The Green Oak Carpentry Company
Monday, September 27th, 2021
Robin Clevett is joined by Rob from The Green Oak Carpentry Company. Rob talks about sourcing sustainable timber, their work construction sustainable structures, winning three golds at the Wood Awards & finding skilled carpenters to join the business
61. Robin Clevett Talks To Independent Builders Merchant Owner Dick Lane
Monday, September 20th, 2021
Robin talks to Dick Lane about the supply issues affecting the building trade this year, What have been the factors that caused these supply issues, How independent builders merchants have managed supply issues and when things might return to normal
60. Robin Clevett Chats To Andrew Walker (AW Maker)
Monday, August 23rd, 2021
Robin Clevett is joined by furniture maker Andrew Walker to discuss his experience in the trade, Why he loves working for himself, Upcycling timber, supply issues this year and tools
59. Robin Clevett talks to CITB's Steve Radley
Monday, August 16th, 2021
Robin Clevett voices some of his concerns about his end of the market to Steve Radley from CITB, Robin's plans for utilising social media to encourage more young people to become apprentices and grants and schemes available to micro business owners...
58. Robin Clevett Chats With Former Apprentice Carl Downing
Monday, August 9th, 2021
Robin is joined by his previous apprentice Carl to reminisce about their experiences on-site over the years, Carl talks about how health issues have created challenges in his career and some of the work he now does in Norway
57. Robin Clevett's Apprentice Success Stories
Monday, August 2nd, 2021
Robin Clevett reflects on several of his most successful apprentices that have joined him at different times, different ages and have therefore had different experiences on-site. What is the ideal age and circumstance for an apprentice to become a...
56. Robin Clevett's Key Skills Needed To Become A Carpenter
Friday, July 30th, 2021
Robin Clevett discusses the key skills needed to become a Carpenter/Joiner, How to spot these in new apprentices on-site and once you do how to keep those apprentices motivated and interested in the trade
55. Robin Clevett Covers Listener Questions & More
Friday, July 16th, 2021
Robin Clevett talks about his past week, pet peeves when it comes to dealing with building merchants and covers a recent batch of questions sent into the show
54. An Emotional Interview With War Hero Davie Birrell
Friday, July 9th, 2021
Robin Clevett is joined by carpenter/joiner David Birrell from Scotland. David lost both his legs while serving in Afghanistan. He discusses the tough journey through rehabilitation and how joining the trade has helped him manage his PTSD
53. Robin Clevett Learning His Trade
Friday, July 2nd, 2021
Robin goes into more detail about how he got into the trade, some of the challenges involved and covers recent messages sent into the show
52. Tim From The Restoration Couple
Friday, June 25th, 2021
Tim from The Restoration Couple joins Robin to discuss YouTube, the content on his channel, challenging projects and plans for the future
51. Robin Clevett On Working Abroad, Setting Up A Business & More
Friday, June 18th, 2021
Robin Clevett gives an overview of what to be conscious of when setting up your business from scratch and also discusses working abroad and answers more messages recently sent into the show
50. Robin Clevett On Timber Supply Issues, Sanders & More!
Friday, June 11th, 2021
Robin returns to discuss the current timber supply shortages and what robin thinks will happen next. Also, how to cover costs, manage profit margins & keep clients happy with rising costs. Air vs. Electric Sanders and more.
49. David Byrne - DSPB Joinery - Part 2
Thursday, May 27th, 2021
David Byrne returns to talk tools and social media - Robin has some advice and insight into price conditioning your clients.
48. David Byrne - DSPB Joinery
Friday, May 21st, 2021
Robin Clevett is joined by David Byrne from Cheshire to discuss recent MDF supply shortages, The Wood Butchers Raffle & more.
47. Chris Keel - CJK Joinery
Friday, May 14th, 2021
Robin is joined by Chris Keel - Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2020 - to discuss his path to winning that accolade, favourite tools and experiences learning his trade.
46. Robin on Jigsaws, Mitre Saws, Messages Into The Show & More
Friday, April 30th, 2021
Robin covers a variety of topics from saws to drunken Amazon purchases and much more.
45. An Exclusive From Robin Clevett
Friday, April 23rd, 2021
Robin has an exclusive announcement to share with you, discusses the possibility of having a licensing system in carpentry and joinery and more.
44. Lee Dunne - Site Carpentry Lecturer At Andover College
Friday, April 16th, 2021
Robin Clevett is joined by Lee Dunne - a site carpentry lecturer at Andover College. Lee gives some insight into what the new T Levels involve, the challenges of teaching during the pandemic, why you should consider teaching the trade and Robin gets...
43. Listener Reaction To Pay Topic & More Questions Into The Show
Thursday, April 1st, 2021
Robin Clevett is back to cover some questions and messages sent into the show after voicing his opinions on what he thinks the pay scale should be in carpentry & joinery.