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Blog series by Rogue updated 1318 days ago 4 parts 5274 reads 7 comments total

Part 1: Lets Make Some Plans

2000 days ago by Rogue | 4 comments »

Wow, thanks for all the response on my last post! I love it when woodworkers get passionate and lets face it no one can show passion like a woodworker. I got a lot of great insite from you guys. I also wanted to qualify a few things. I love to draw!! Thats what sent me to art school in the first place. Life drawing is still one of my faverite pass times. The human body is one of the most intriguing forms to consider in all the world. I have taken drawing and painting classes since I was a k...

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Part 2: Learning

1803 days ago by Rogue | 1 comment »

Most all of the projects that come through the shop are things that people didn’t know that thay could have done. In addition most of my projects, the ones that are a big enough deal to post on LJ’s, are things that I’ve never done before. Mind you it is harder to convince a custormer to commition a piece when all they have is your word that you can do it well without having a reference of the exact project that they want made. This line always closes the deal though “...

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Part 3: Keep It Simple

1404 days ago by Rogue | 2 comments »

I was reading my email the other day and got a Rockler add promoting there line of gigs. As I went to work that day I just couldn’t find a place in my processes for these expensive and specialty gigs. Now I am not speaking out about Rockler. They are a business, and as a businessman I would try to convince the woodworking world at large that a joint not cut on a piece of white melomine with blue anodized hardware is a joint improperly cut. I however figured out why there is no room in m...

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Part 4: Why Wood?

1318 days ago by Rogue | 0 comments »

I like wood because you can put stuff in it. I don’t mean you can make a box and fill it with things. That’s not the kind of stuff I’m talking about. I mean the sort of stuff that makes us willing to change the worst baby diaper or ride your bike 50 miles a day out in the cold to train for a race. The stuff that makes you satisfied and at peace when you come home after a hard day’s work. Even though your body aches, your heart is well and warm. It’s more th...

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