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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Robin Clevett chats to Sammy Smith about van conversions, tools & social media
Monday, June 27th, 2022
Robin Clevett is joined by Carpenter Sammy Smith. Sam is a tool aficionado and his social media content has seen him build a following of almost 15 thousand followers on Instagram and almost 45 thousand followers on TikTok. Robin talks to Sam about...
Robin Clevett discusses the lack of labour on-site and how we've gotten to this point
Monday, June 20th, 2022
Robin Clevett talks about the lack of labour available on-site and how we've gotten to this point. Robin takes a look at some employment stats that are very damning to the construction industry and how we can repair the situation we've found ourselves...
Robin Clevett catches up with Chris Keel
Monday, June 13th, 2022
Robin Clevett catches up with Chris Keel from Scotland. One year ago Chris joined Robin to talk about winning Screwfix's Trade Apprentice Award. A year down the line Chris has become TikTok famous and is rapidly developing his business. Robin talks to...
Robin Clevett is joined again by John Revell
Monday, June 6th, 2022
John Revell returns to talk about his experiences fitting and making front doors during lockdown, his opinions and observations on the younger chippies joining the trade and Robin & John talk tools as well
Robin Clevett chats with Carpenter & Radio Personality John Revell
Monday, May 30th, 2022
Robin Clevett is joined by John Revell. John talks about his early on-site experiences, earning just £14 a week and how he came to be a big name in radio in the 1990s. John also talks about his passion for Carpentry and some of the projects he works...
Robin Clevett and Geoff Rhodes discuss The Institute of Carpenters
Monday, May 23rd, 2022
Geoff Rhodes brings to a close his series of appearances on the show with a chat about the heritage and aims of the Institute of Carpenters. Geoff talks about all of the goals that are essential to growing and improving the carpentry & joinery...
89. Robin Clevett & Geoff Rhodes - Sustainability & Innovation
Monday, May 16th, 2022
Robin Clevett is joined by Institute of Carpenters President Geoff Rhodes about sustainability and innovation. Robin asks Geoff what his observations are with regards to sustainability in carpentry and what it means for you
88. Robin Clevett & Geoff Rhodes - Everything That Matters To Carpenters & Joiners
Monday, May 9th, 2022
Robin Clevett is joined again by The Institute of Carpenters President Geoff Rhodes to talk about the issues that matter to Carpenters & Joiners across the UK
Robin Clevett & Geoff Rhodes - MDF & The Institute of Carpentry
Monday, April 25th, 2022
Robin Clevett is joined by Geoff Rhodes, The President of The Institute of Carpenters. Geoff talks about his career in the trade that spans nearly 50 years, he talks through being an integral part of the introduction of MDF in the UK and some of the...
86. Robin Clevett On How To Win Work
Monday, April 11th, 2022
Robin has grown and developed over his decades in the trade. One aspect of Robin's business that continues to evolve is how he sources and wins work. Robin talks about this evolution, what he's spotted in the market worth targeting now and the...
85. Robin Clevett Talks To FMB CEO Brian Berry
Monday, April 4th, 2022
Robin talks to FMB CEO Brian Berry about their calls to bring a licensing system into the UK construction industry. Robin wants to know why FMB are backing this, how it might be regulated, what the penalties are for rule breakers and what the...
84. Robin Clevett - Decline In Standards Throughout Construction
Monday, March 28th, 2022
Robin Clevett is joined again by his right hand man Ed to talk about the continued decline in standards throughout the construction industry. Robin ponders what part education has played in this and what can be done to remedy the slide in standards
Robin Clevett - Site Life
Monday, March 21st, 2022
Robin Clevett is joined by his right hand man Ed to talk about life on-site. What some of the do's and don'ts are, how to avoid conflict and the different personalities you come across and how to handle them
82. Robin Talks To Trades Business Coach - Wayne Bettess
Monday, March 14th, 2022
Wayne Bettess, Trades Business Coach & founder of Off The Tools Academy joins Robin to give some practical tips and advice on business management. Robin asks about taking a sole trader vs. limited company route, how to manage admin, the hiring...
81. Robin Clevett On The Stress Of Building Work
Monday, March 7th, 2022
Robin talks about everything in building work that causes stress. Trying to get work done, keeping customers happy, how to run a small business, pricing work, weather, being organised as well as reliable and competitive
80. Robin Clevett Joined By Harris - Sangster & Co
Monday, February 28th, 2022
Robin is joined by Harris Sangster. Harris is 27 years old and runs Sangster & Company Limited with his brother Nick who is a quantity surveyor. Robin talks to Harris about the hiring and sourcing process of joiners in his business, how working with...
79. Robin Clevett's Five Tips For Self Employed Tradespeople
Monday, February 21st, 2022
Robin Clevett has five tips for self employed tradespeople from his own experiences and lessons that he's learnt along the way
78. Robin Clevett With Derek - Derek Barrett Design Ltd
Monday, February 14th, 2022
Derek Barrett joins Robin Clevett to talk about his route into through trade through a university education. Derek talks about some of the modules taught, whether he would go the same route again and the journey to getting his business - Derek Barrett...
77. Robin Clevett With Alastair Johnson - Freebird Interiors
Monday, February 7th, 2022
Robin asks Alastair Johnson about the implementation of SketchUp, a 3D design software in his business, Freebird Interiors. Alastair talks about how he can showcase designs to customers and how it helps instruct those working alongside him. Alastair...
76. Robin Clevett Interviewed By Fan - Terry From Moo's Carpentry
Monday, January 31st, 2022
Robin Clevett turns the tables on himself on this week's show and gets fan - Terry from Moo's Carpentry on the show to ask him some questions about his career, techniques, tools and more.
75. Robin Clevett Talks To Dan Brown About U-Scribe Jig
Monday, January 24th, 2022
Robin Clevett is joined by fellow inventor, Dan Brown to discuss his journey (with co-creator Scott) to success with U-Scribe Jig. Dan talks about how he and Scott got their initial idea off the ground, the learning process involved of pairing supply...
74. Robin Clevett - Joined By John Jones (jonesinteriors_sw)
Monday, January 17th, 2022
Robin Clevett is joined by John Jones to discuss building an audience on Instagram and getting started on TikTok. John also talks tools, moving to a bigger workshop, working as a one man band and asks Robin a question as well
73. Robin Clevett Talks To Dan From DTS Carpentry
Monday, January 10th, 2022
Robin Clevett returns for his first show of 2022. He's joined by Dan from DTS Carpentry. Dan is a third generation tradesperson with his own business. Dan made the switch from site joinery to bespoke & interior carpentry. He talks about the reasons...
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