EC motivated me to become a carpenter apprentice 👍🏻
I just love your vdo. I would never have tried what you do with out you. I love all tricks tips on wood work and blacksmith. And most of all safety tips. God is smiling on you.
I initially signed up for the Essential Blacksmith Academy. My teenage son was not doing very well mentally during the pandemic. Having this academy and giving he and I something to do together as father and son possibly saved his life. While completing many of the lessons in the blacksmithing Academy, his mental health changed, he was able to stop counseling, and he is now enrolled in our local community college in their first Aviation Maintenance Technician program this year. I just retired after 36 years as a paramedic / firefighter and fire officer. My work life isn't over and I have made the leap to obtaining my GC license and open a small project contracting and handyman business. because of the quality content of Scott and Nate's videos (along with the support of the Wadsworth clan), I am using the Essential Craftsman Academy to round out my continuing education in the building and crafting arts. Thank you all for what you do!
The academy is fantastic, I love being able to bounce and talk through ideas in the shop talk. I have been able to gather ideas for projects I am working on and receive feedback on projects I am going to undertake from people more familiar with the work.
I have only had time to attend one of your meetings on zoom. Everyone is so much more advanced than I was. I’m just grateful that Scott is willing to share his tremendous expertise with so many. I have been very busy with new projects and so I have not attended for quite some time. over a year. If you don’t mind, I would really like to be kept on your email list.
My favorite part of the Academy is Scott's teaching style. His mastery of the skills he demonstrates and real world ability to look at construction through the eyes of the craftsmen, including the humor and hard facts of how and when precision is needed as well as knowing when you don't have to be precise brings the lessons home for me. His ability to talk about about the nitty gritty details makes learning flow so well without being overcomplicated. He always knows when to put emphasis on what NOT to do also!
I have no doubt this is a wonderful institution, but I never seem to have time to meet up with anything. I love Nate and Scott's presentation manner and also the fact that they value honest, hard manual labour.
Watching the videos are both very informative and inspiring at the same time. Especially the spec house build. Too busy to participate tonight. Working on bathroom remodel. The marine plywood came stamped Roseburg makes me think there is a tie.
I've been watching EC for a couple years now and have yet to not enjoy every video I've seen. Both Scott and Nate have a wealth of knowledge and the ability to share it in an interesting format. I've only sat in on one zoom meeting but I'll watch again tonight. If you're not exploring everything they offer, you're definitely missing out!
I really love the resources that they have on the site, and I like having the ability of the round table discussion that they have every other Thursday evening.
Essential Craftsman Academy is a top-notch resource for learning and for bouncing ideas off others. There is an enormous wealth of knowledge! There are both hobbyists and professionals (I'm a hobbyist). My angle is primarily metalworking (welding and blacksmithing), but I also really enjoy hearing and learning about other areas too. Highly recommended!
Èxpert guidance in the realm of building and the use of tools. Honed my skill at tool use. Yes, since I've been exposed to Scott I have a great deall more confidence in using my building skillß!
Blacksmithing. Haven't done anything yet, but recently purchased the list of metals you suggested for the blacksmith course. Bought a 100 year-old Sears and Roebuck coal forge and 60 lbs. of coal a few months ago and a small anvil last month - almost there. Scott, your ability to teach well is a rare gift. Keep teaching the trades. Many of us appreciate all that you do. Thank you!
I've learned quite a bit from the essential blacksmithing coarse, I enjoy the shop talks it's more than worth the money.
Essential Craftsmen are pioneers! They're the type of people to make you feel like, you and dad tinkering around in the garage... without all the emotional baggage. He has a way (to me at least) of explaining things so I get. No big words, no fancy technical terms. Just simple plain English. I have subscribed to the blacksmithing course. It's amazing! No complaints, no issues, just straight talk, no Chaser.
Myself enjoying a life time in construction, what I find in Essential Craftsman videos is honesty and integrity coming from someone who is the real deal. Not from someone trying to be something they never were or doing something for the first time trying to come across like an expert. Scott touches on subjects that are real issues for guys who have spent years out in the field and succeeds in breaking them down enough for new guys in the field to understand. There are a lot of guys out there that are great at what they do, but are terrible teachers and or mentors and Scott bridges that gap exceptionally well.
It’s encouraged me to do things that I haven’t done before. It’s help push me out of my “business as usual” zone and motivated me to try something I haven’t done before.
I've been watching the Essential Craftsman for many years. When the Academy opened up I joined and have really appreciated the twice a month Zoom meetings where projects are shared, advise is sought and received, and challenging projects are presented. It's all done in a straight forward no nonsense approach. It's definitely been worth the membership fee.
I am encouraged to push through and complete the blacksmithing course I started. I'm so glad it is available to me through the EC Academy.
Scott and Nate are two of the most down-to-earth and humble guys I've ever met. Scott has an amazing ability to teach in a clear, easy-to-understand style, and I have learned so much from them and the content available on the Essential Craftsman (EC) site. The semi-monthly EC zoom calls have been so fun to attend. I always come away from them having learned some new technique, tip, or concept that I can use. The ability to directly interact with Scott, Nate, and the other member of the EC family is worth its weight in gold. I'll absolutely renew my membership next year.