Hey everyone, Many of us LJ’s make a little bit of money on the side with our woodworking. Some of us even do it full time. I have been woodworking for about 8 months full/part time to hold me over til I start a job in January. Most of my...
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I am a young woodworker in Fort Worth, TX. I started daydreaming about woodworking about 3 years ago and have just recently started acquiring enough tools to do some real damage. I am currently between jobs, doing mostly commission furniture work for income. Things are going well thus far, and I am actually able to bring in a little more than I thought I would. Once I start back up a "real job", this will be a hobby again. I love woodworking from start to finish, well except the actual finishing...
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Pricing Projects I see the topic of pricing work come up over and over again, so I thought I would share my thoughts on the matter. By no means am I a guru of pricing or anything, but I have come up with a decent system that seems to work for m...
Why I Buy Used Power Tools Alright, below is my spiel on why I buy used tools. Just like the rest of my posts, I am not claiming this to be gospel truth, but this is my thought process when it comes to making large power tool purchases. Hopeful...
How I approach Craigslist So, if you have hung around LJ’s enough, you have all probably gotten used to seeing craigslist forums and hearing craigslist references. I am a pretty devout craigslist user and have come to realize what an interestin...
Old Hand Planes vs. New Hand Planes Many people ask questions on forums about choosing old hand planes and refurbishing them or just buying new ones that are almost ready to go out of the box. I have done both, but I am still no master when it ...