TGWP Episode 079: Chad Stanton

Have you ever heard of “The Big Chopperoo?” If you haven’t you’re missing out. Chad Stanton aka The Big Chopperoo and his cohort Safety Dan have had a video series on YouTube for a number of years. Most of the time a little corny, but always informative and insightful.

You see, Chad was looking for a new way to share and teach his passion for woodworking. He knew that humor was always a good way to get a point across. Many years later, Chad has changed a few things including the way he teaches. His knowledge has definitely grown along the way as has his portfolio. Chad has taught many classes and written a number of articles for some of the nations top woodworking magazines.

Chad has several new shows on YouTube and is currently putting the finishing touches on a workshop that will also dub as a school for those that want to further their woodworking knowledge.

Be sure to visit Chad’s website so you can keep up with upcoming class schedules. Also visit Chad on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

You can also find Chad and Safety Dan on

*Comment on THIS blog post for a chance to win a cop of Chad’ new book! * And the winner is Joshua Luther!! Thanks for commenting everyone! 

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  1. I loved Chad’s positivity and energy. I especially liked his tip about resizing cabinets so the bigger refrigerators fit. I’m definitely gonna look into that

  2. I love Chad’s comments about dealing with customers on top of the importance of the history in woodworking. Retaining the “how we used to do it” is so important.

  3. Haha Chad talk like he’s very old love it! That just lets me know he’s been around the block a few times. Chad sounds like he kind of guy I would love to be around passionate tradesmen are few and far between.

  4. First time listener to the podcast, I am a faithful viewer of Chad’s and accepted his invitation to listen to the podcast, I am glad I did! Great show and I subscribed to the podcast. thanks

  5. Long time listener, first time commenter. Really interested in the book and would love to win a copy, but I’m going to want to check it out either way. I’m just getting started and would live some easy projects to build up my skills. Keep up the great work Donny!

  6. New woodworker here. Thanks for the interesting conversation. I listened to it whole milling up some cherry in the garage today.
    Thanks for sharing your passion with us.

  7. This is an amazing podcast because I learn so much more about Chad, thanks again Donny you asked all the right questions and you’re such a great moderator! For those of us that may not win the book make sure and share the name, but of course add us to the drawing!

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