My good friend Andrew Ehlers is a really interesting guy, and is someone I wanted to have on the show right from the start. I’m so glad I did. It was fun to discuss his projects both current and former, including the cherrywood dining room table we built together, and the stand-up paddle board he’s taken on as a pandemic project. The first was an adventure in making things straight and flat, and the second is an ongoing adventure in bending things. Good stuff.
But we also got to touch on the fact that he has had some of the most interesting jobs of anyone I know. To give you some idea of how interesting our conversation was, one of them was commanding the the USS Cole…and we didn’t even get around to talking about it! Well, I’ll just have to have him back on. Looking forward to it already.
This episode is also available on YouTube. View it there for a transcript and subtitles.
Links and Notes
- Hofstadter’s Law
- North American lumber sizing (“quarter system”)
- Through tenon joinery
- Tru Oil
- The Tim Ewald episode
- Jarvis Boards
- Vienna Hardwoods
- Andrew’s small Lie Nielsen plane
- Professional’s Playbook podcast
- Q Section from James Bond
- Spaceship One
- The Conception Fire
- The NTSB investigation, for which Andrew was an investigator
- El Faro cargo ship sinking
- NTSB Report on the Caribbean Fantasy incident
- Marine Evacuation System
- Gilligan’s Island
- The Love Boat