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|44 days ago||
Marketing furniture? - 17 replies
Ok, I have a few extra pieces made from spair parts left over from commisioned customers. I am trying to figure out however, how to get those pieces out into the market, and sold. Most of the local furniture stores are selling distressed furniture, which, well mine is definately not. I would rather make a good looking piece and let it get dis...
|48 days ago||
Cashier's checks? - 28 replies
Would you except a cashier’s check for an item you had listed on craigslist? I have a stool that I have posted on craigslist for sale, I made 3 instead of 2, which is a comon practice in making chairs and stools, in case a part gets messed up in the process, as back tracking to make one part could take several hours, well the parts for ...
|339 days ago||
The Kiss Rule - 36 replies
Ok, I see a lot of this, so I have to comment. In the woodworking business world we have a general rule of thumb. The K.I.S.S. rule. Keep It SimpleStupid. A lot of you hobbyists are mixing multiple finishes, and doing a lot of unneccessary things to obtain finishes that are much easier with conventional products readily available just a...
|364 days ago||
spam site profiles - 6 replies
I’m just going to go out on a limb here, but I’m pretty sure any new profile that has the words buy, online, pharmacy, or any pharmacutical is probably not here to learn or post about woodworking, there has been quite a rash of these in the past few days. I learned a buddy of mine from my area joined the site and went to look for hi...
|427 days ago||
Where to find - 14 replies
Where would one find a brushable white lacquer? Most of the sources I’d normally consult appear to be dead endsand I have a customer that wants cabinets refinished, the doors and drawers I will spray with white lacquer, but ummm I can’t spray inside their house so… I need a brushable lacquer….
|520 days ago||
Books of your Dreams - 6 replies
SO what books are you guys working on right now? I’m working on book about tuning and using antique tools at the moment. And while I’m not reading it at this very second I got curious as to which books if any you guys are reading. Since most of my friends would be bored to death with the books I’m reading, talking about them...
|563 days ago||
Reproduction guys - 5 replies
A couple of tips from a guy that refurbishes furniture from time to time…. 1. Plywood is ok, but not for structural parts, or exposed edges. The veneers will peel at exposed edges, which is pretty tough to fix. Plywood will also bow under a load causing hinged doors with weight on them to not keep aligned properly. You can use plyw...
|645 days ago||
Mixed Lumber project - 5 replies
So I’m looking at building a piece for a customer with mixed lumber types, and for some reason I’m wondering if the density of the wood is going to be a major concern for wood movement or not. Basically it’s going to be an island, but while inspired by a design from a decorative furniture company, I will be improving the basi...
|873 days ago||
Mortising chisels? - 11 replies
Ok I have tons of chisels, but what I don’t have are mortising chisels. In the past I would not have needed mortising chisels because though I have done it, it wasn’t a staple in what I do, but as it is now, it’s becoming more common, and well the bench chisels just don’t perform the same way. SO does anyone know where ...
|945 days ago||
Comradery - 0 replies
In this day and age, my area’s woodworking population seems to be decimated, at least in the profesional area.Long time woodworkers who I’ve known have moved on to other vocations, cabinet shops are opperating below capacity, custom furniture makers? The only ones I know of are now working for others, in other lines of work. Things...
|950 days ago||
sharpening curved edges? - 1 reply
There’s a million references and sites for sharpening flage blades. Easy information to come by, and I’m fairly decent at it, even without a leather strop. My question is if anyone knows a good source of information on sharpening the rounded blades? I know where to find slip stones and all, but without proper knowlledge on how t...