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Midnight-Maker Meets the Samurai Carpenter!

Hey folks. Even though I haven't posted a bunch of my heirloom quality furniture here, fine woodworking is where my heart is. Last summer, I reached out to Jessie DeGeest, better known as the Samurai Carpenter and he unbelievably and graciously invited me out to his summer getaway for a meet and greet and a quick interview.

For those of you that may not be familiar with the Samurai Carpenter or his body of work, he's a young "carpenter" who brings old world craftsmanship to his trade. I'm not sure quite how he does it, but he adds traditional Japanese joinery and his own flair to even the most mundane projects as you can see from his many videos.

When I interviewed him, he was just embarking on taking his YouTube career seriously. Since then, he

has bought a new house/shop (my dream too) and has cranked out a steady stream of high quality videos covering some very cool projects. His website has also take several steps forward with woodworking plans, both free and paid and he's even selling t-shirts with his cool logo.

I will apologize in advance for the poor quality of this video. It should in no way reflect on Jessie's body of work. I was trying out some new video editing software and in the glare at his beach-front hideaway, I selected the wrong resolution to record in. With that being said, I'd like to thank the Samurai Carpenter for his generosity of spirit for sitting down with me. His message is important. Enjoy!

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