Episode 6 – Mike Rapp of Mad Raven Woodworks

“I started building stuff in my dad’s garage on weekends and one thing led to another and now I have a whole wood shop.” – Mike Rapp


Mike Rapp (@madravenwoodworks) is a self taught woodworker who has gathered quite a good following on Instagram and YouTube in a short time. He has also launched some really cool unique perspectives on woodworking (anyone everyone his raps or “shop news Tuesday?!”) as well as created an awesome competition called “Woodshop Wars”. He is a fun guy who is still smack dab in the middle of figuring out which direction he is going which is PRECISELY why I think many of you are going to like this conversation.  Mike isn’t going to pass down age-old wisdom, but he is going to give you an honest testimony of a fellow side-hustler, trying to figure it out.  If you are trying to figure out your future and direction, you are going to enjoy Mike’s honest approach, which is hard to find these days.

Topics include:

  • How Mike started woodworking
  • The direction many young creatives struggle with (content creation or product sales)
  • Getting over your fear of doing what you love
  • Honesty in social media

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Various Mentions


Have you listened to Episode 5?  I talked with John Malecki of Metal and Wood.

As always, please let me know in the comments what you liked, how I can continue tweaking this new Podcast.  I’d also love any guest recommendations you might have!